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Default December Events at the West Palm Beach Public Library

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West Palm Beach, Florida 33401
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December Events for Adults and Children @ your City Library


Adult Events for December @ your City Library

Pilates
Thursdays, December 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
10:30 to 11:30 AM
Bring your mat and practice Pilates at the library! Auditorium.

Latin Cardio
Thursdays, December 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
6:00 to 7:00 PM
Are you ready to get fit and have some fun at the same time? Join Carl King from Ultima Fitness and exercise to salsa, merengue, cha cha and more! Auditorium.

Yoga
Tuesdays, December 6, 13, 20, 27 5:45 to 6:45 PM
Tuesdays, December 6, 13, 20, 27 7:00 to 8:00 PM
Saturdays, December 3, 10, 17 9:45 to 10:45 AM
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Bring your mat and practice your yoga at the library with Priyanka! Auditorium.

Monday Night Movies
Monday, December 5
6:00 - 8:00 PM
Come join us this Monday night for a free movie! Water for Elephants – PG-13 –
Against all odds, a veterinary student and a beautiful circus performer from a bygone era meet and fall in love
through their shared compassion for a special elephant. But their secret romance incurs the wrath of her dangerously volatile husband. Auditorium.

Spanish Conversation Group for Beginners
Mondays, December 5, 19
6:30 to 8:00 PM
Have you always wanted to learn Spanish? Now is your chance!
This beginner group, led by Oscar Castañeda, gives you an opportunity to practice what
you have learned in a conversational setting. Hibiscus Room.

Waltz @ your City Library
Tuesday, December 6
6:00 to 7:00 PM
Come out and learn how to waltz with an instructor from Fred Astaire Dance Studio. FREE! Pre-function Lobby.

French Conversation Group
Tuesdays, December 6, 20
5:15 to 6:45 PM
Are you interested in learning the French language? Join instructor Natacha as she teaches
you the basics of French grammar in a fun and interactive way! Hibiscus Room.

Meet the Author: Palm Beach Post Columnist Frank Cerabino!
Wednesday, December 7
6:00 PM
Come out and meet author Frank Cerabino! He will be discussing his latest book Writing Like a Taller Person: The Best of Frank –
a collection of 74 columns he’s written for the Post during the past 20 years. Come out and get a signed copy and ask some questions! Auditorium.

Music for a Sunday Afternoon: Tango Music with CHERIE
Sunday, December 11
2:00 PM
International singer CHERIE will entertain us with her passionate tango singing style.
CHERIE will bring Argentina to West Palm Beach as she captures the spirit of tango by singing
all three types of tango music - tango, vals, and milonga. FREE! Auditorium.

Russian Conversation Group
Tuesdays, December 13, 27
5:15 to 6:45 PM
Are you interested in learning Russian? Join instructor Natacha as she teaches you the basics of
Russian in a fun and interactive way! Hibiscus Room.

American Tango @ your City Library
Tuesday, December 13
6:00 to 7:00 PM
Come out and learn how to dance the American Tango with
an instructor from Fred Astaire Dance Studio. FREE! Pre-function Lobby.

Meditation Class
Tuesdays, December 13, 27
6:00 to 7:30 PM
Learning the tools necessary to begin and sustain a meditation practice in the tradition of calm
abiding will be presented: good sitting posture, how to relate to the breath, and what to do when
thoughts come up, and more. Each class will begin with meditation instruction followed by group
reading and discussion about a selected topic. Clematis Room.

Reducing Stress through Meditation
Wednesday, December 14
6:00 PM
Join John Bednarik as he discusses the extraordinary effect of meditation to reduce stress-related
responses, improve concentration, and enhance clarity of thought and mental equilibrium.
He will also present a simple, yet powerful meditation technique that can enrich one’s life personally,
professionally and spiritually. John M. Bednarik, OHST is a Senior Federal Officer at the Long Island Area Office,
Westbury, NY. Mr. Bednarik is certified as an Occupational Safety and Health Technologist and is trained
both in Safety and Industrial Hygiene. He investigates complex industrial accidents and illnesses in the workplace. Auditorium.

Argentine Tango
Wednesday, December 14
6:30 to 7:30 PM
Come out to the library and get started learning the Argentine Tango with
George from Exclusively Argentine Tango at George’s! Pre-function Lobby.

Do You Want to be a Millionaire?
Thursday, December 15
6:00 to 7:00 PM
This class uses the “Who Wants to be a Millionaire” game platform to teach financial literacy.
Come out and have fun and learn something at the same time!
Presented by Joseph Moyel of CredAbility. Hibiscus Room.

Amigos de Nuestra Literatura
Saturday, December 17 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
The Spanish book club meets on the third Saturday of every month.
This month’s novel is El Hombre que Amaba los Perros by Leonardo Padura. Iris Room.

iCinema: independent and international films @ your City Library
Sunday, December 18
2:00 to 3:30 PM
This month’s film is Choking Man. The social anxiety of a morbidly shy Ecuadorian dishwasher working in a
Queens diner provides the psychological engine that powers this intense blend of drama and magical realism. Auditorium.

Get Cultured – French Film @ your City Library!
Monday, December 19
6:30 PM
Join us each month for a free French film presented by Palm Beach Cultural Alliance Francaise!
This month's film is Claude Levi-Strauss par Lui-Meme. This film recounts the extraordinary career path of
Claude Levi-Strauss, the father of structural anthropology, whose theories made an impact on anthropology,
linguistics, mythology, and even pop culture studies. Auditorium.

Foxtrot @ your City Library
Tuesday, December 20
6:00 to 7:00 PM
Come out and learn how to foxtrot with an instructor from Fred Astaire Dance Studio.
FREE! Pre-function Lobby.

Palm Beach Archaeological Society – Ancient Palm Beachers: 3000 Years of the Good Life
Thursday, December 29
7:00 to 8:00 PM
Archaeologist and President of the Palm Beach Archaeological Society, Dorothy Block,
will lecture on the archaeological history of Palm Beach.
Sponsored by the Palm Beach Archaeological Society. FREE! Clematis Room.

Diciembre

Microsoft Publisher para Princicpiantes
Miércoles, el 7 de diciembre
6:00-8:00 PM
Un vistazo a la creación de volantes, menús, tarjetas, y otros proyectos que se
pueden hacer con Publisher 2010. Computer lab.

Microsoft Publisher para Princicpiantes
Miércoles, el 14 de diciembre
6:00-8:00 PM
Un vistazo a la creación de volantes, menús, tarjetas, y otros proyectos que se pueden hacer con Publisher 2010. Computer lab.

Amigos de Nuestra Literatura
Sábado, el 15 de octubre
11:00-12:30 PM
Acompáñanos cada tercer sábado del mes para una charla en español sobre una obra en español.
La obra seleccionada para este mes es El Ruido de las Cosas al Caer de Juan Gabriel Vásquez. Iris Room.
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Children’s Events for December @ your City Library

Holiday Crafts
December 1, 8 and 15
3:00 – 4:00 PM
Join us in KidSpace to create holiday gifts and crafts.
Kids, Grades 2nd – 5th Free! KidSpace


Family Storytimes
December 6, 7, 13 and 14
10:30 AM
Families may join us for fun holiday story times for kids ages Pre-K – 3rd Grade!
Stories, songs and a craft!


Polar Express
Friday, December 9
5:30 PM
The West Palm Beach Library Foundation and the West Palm Beach Public Library
will present the 8th Annual Polar Express Friday, December 9 at 5:30 PM.
Kids hop on the Polar Express and ride to the North Pole! Meet Santa, play reindeer games and more!
Wear your pajamas just like the children on the Polar Express! Parents & kids may help fill Santa’s sack
with a donation of a new toy for a needy child! “All aboard” in the City Center Courtyard
Book Sponsor: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.,
Elf Sponsor: The Merrill G. & Emita E. Hastings Foundation – Lisa Peterfreund
Reindeer Sponsors: Infants and Children, PA - Ron Romear, PA.,
Palm Beach Kennel Club - Patrick Rooney, Jr.
Charlotte Pelton & Associates – Charlotte Pelton,
Sommers, Everhart & Kohler, PA - Barbara Sommers.

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