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Free ‘Fandom’ frenzy in West Palm Beach

Fandom covers a lot of territory, from Korean boy bands, K-Pop and Disney to Dungeon & Dragons or Japanese monsters and mascots; plus graphic novels and comics to anime. And this genre isn’t just for children and teens. Many of these activities are also for adults who enjoy gaming and other fandom pursuits. So, if you’re a fan of pop culture, check out these activities for different age groups at the Mandel Public Library, 411 Clematis St., West Palm Beach. Visit the Library’s online calendar for even more activities.

  • Saturday, May 13, from 2 to 4 p.m.: Design and 3D-print a Dungeons & Dragons miniature in the computer lab, on the 2nd floor. Free for ages 15-adults. For more information or to register, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7760.
  • Sundays, May 14 & May 21 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Waterdeep: Dragon Heist, a Dungeons & Dragons campaign, in the Hibiscus Room, on the 3rd Floor. Gaming for adults; registration required. Space is limited. For more information or to register, call 561-868-7701.
  • Thursday, May 18, from 2 to 4 p.m. “How to Make a Comic,” in the Technology & Innovation Center, on the 2nd Floor. Free for or ages 15 and up with intermediate computer skills; registration required. For more information or to register, visit
     wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7760. Free; for teens and adults.

Image by Catherine from Pixabay

Image by Nguy?n Thành Nghi?p from Pixabay

NOTE: The library will be closed for the Memorial Day holiday on Monday, May 29.

Also read our story about how PBC libraries “seed” knowledge.

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Sunday, May 28, 2023

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Monday, May 29, 2023

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Outdoor Marine Aquarium Feedings

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Tuesday, May 30, 2023

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All Day | FREE | South Florida Museums

Displays & interactive exhibits

9:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | Manatee Lagoon, Palm Beach

Public Walking Tour

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Wednesday, May 31, 2023

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Displays & interactive exhibits

9:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | Manatee Lagoon, Palm Beach

Public Walking Tour

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Thursday, June 1, 2023

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9:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | Manatee Lagoon, Palm Beach

Public Walking Tour

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Friday, June 2, 2023

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Saturday, June 3, 2023

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Outdoor Marine Aquarium Feedings

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Monday, June 5, 2023

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Tuesday, June 6, 2023

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All Day | FREE | South Florida Museums

Displays & interactive exhibits

9:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | Manatee Lagoon, Palm Beach

Public Walking Tour

9:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | Manatee Lagoon, Palm Beach

Outdoor Marine Aquarium Feedings

12:30 pm | FREE | Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, Boca Raton

Sea Turtle Talk

2:00 pm | FREE | Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, Boca Raton

Tasty Tuesdays with Food Trucks

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Fandom: Kowai Yo! Demons, Monsters & Spirits in Japan for teens
When
May 31, 2023 @ 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
What
Fandom: Kowai Yo! Demons, Monsters & Spirits in Japan for teens
Where
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach
Cost
FREE
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