Mandel Public Library Free Community Events
Puerto Rico: Su Historia y Su Cultura: October 2
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with he Puerto Rican Cultural Society, who will be highlighting Puerto Rican culture and history in music and dance from 2-4 p.m. Everyone is welcome; no registration is required. Refreshments will be served. Click Here for more information.
Latin Dance Lessons (Kids Edition): October 2
Learn how to dance salsa and merengue from an instructor with Rhythms Dance Studios from 2-3 p.m.! Kids K-5 will learn the basics of these Latin dances, best known in Caribbean countries like Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the Dominican Republic. Two sessions will be provided; in-person signup is required. Click Here for more information.
Spanish Conversation Group: October 5
Practice your Spanish speaking skills from 2-3 p.m. at Salento Coffee Shop with this informal conversation group. No registration is required. Click Here for more information.
Salsa Dance Lessons: October 5, 12, 19, 26
Learn how to dance salsa in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month! An instructor from DanceCrush Studio will teach the basic steps on Wednesday evenings from 7-8 p.m. throughout the month of October. No partner is necessary and no registration is required. Click Here for more information.
¡Fiesta! Kidspace Party Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month – Oct. 9
Join Ms. Claudia in celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with dance, crafts, and tasty new treats from 2-3 p.m.! Available for kids in grades K-12. Space is limited and in-person registration begins at 1:30 p.m. Click Here for more information.
“What’s Your Story?” Record to Remember – Oct. 12
Learn how to use the library’s audio equipment to record your story and share your culture during Hispanic Heritage Month from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.! Available for kids ages 15 and up; registration is required. Click Here for more information.
Friday with the Friends Book Club – Oct. 14
Calling all book lovers! Join the Friends of the Mandel Library for a lively discussion of Angie Cruz’s “Dominicana,” the story of a 15-year-old girl who must marry a twice her age who will take her to New York City from the Dominican countryside. The event is from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. No registration is required. Click Here for more information.
Hispanic Heritage Month Book Club (Grades K-3): – Oct. 15
Kids in grades K-3 are invited to read and discuss the book “A Song of Frutas” by Margarita Engle from 2-2:45 p.m. The book club will be followed by an age-appropriate craft. Registration is required. Click Here for more information.
Hispanic Heritage Month Book Club (Grades 4-6): Oct. 15
Kids in grades 4-6 are invited to read and discuss the book “First Rule of Punk” by Celia Perez from 3-3:45 p.m. Registration is required. Click Here for more information.
Acrylic Painting Class: October 19
Learn how to create a work of art from artist Juan Bernal using acrylic paint. The library will be providing all supplies. The class is from 6-8 p.m. limited to eight people; to secure your spot, please call (561) 868-7701. Click Here for more information.