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The Mandel Public Library offers career courses and a novel writing workshop

Photo by Violete Stoimenova

The Mandel Public Library in downtown West Palm Beach is offering the following events this week, all of which are free. For more information, visit

“CareerSource Job Help” pairs attendees with experts to learn about employment, resume building and the search for the right career path. The event is Aug. 3 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. To schedule an appointment, contact Emmye Jean Baptiste at 561-340-1060, ext. 2319, or Walk-ins are welcome only if time permits.

“Artist Spotlight: Cricut Creations” is a course on using Cricut cutting machines and is taught by Nickie Hennevelt, an artist and Cricut expert. The event is Aug. 3 from 6 to 8 p.m. in Studio 411 on the second floor. To register, visit, or call 561-868-7701.

“Resume Help & Career Tips” is a discussion with career coach Kathy Shabotynskyj, who offers help with resumes, interviewing and career moves. To request an appointment, visit, or call 561-868-7707. Appointments Aug. 4 and 18 take place at 1, 2, 3 and 4 p.m. in the Life Support Lab on the second floor.

“NaNoWriMo Prep Workshop” is an immersive workshop hosted by Florida Atlantic University students and faculty in honor of National Novel Writing Month. The workshop prepares writers for NaNoWrimo, an annual challenge for budding authors to write a novel during November. The session offers writing-related giveaways. Registration is not required. The workshop occurs Aug. 6 from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Hibiscus Room on the third floor.

“The Florida Highwaymen” discusses the history of black Florida artists in the 1960s and ’70s who portrayed Florida landscapes and wildlife. Michelle Hearn, senior curator for the Museum of Florida History, leads the class. This event, which does not require registration, takes place Aug. 6 from 2:30 to 4 p.m. in the auditorium on the third floor.


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