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Free ‘Fandom’ frenzy in West Palm Beach (updated)

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.

  • Wednesday, May 31, noon-1 p.m.: Kowai Yo! Demons, Monsters, & Spirits in Japan, in the auditorium. Free for teens; no registration required.
  • Sunday, June 4 & 18: 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Waterdeep: Dragon Heist – A Dungeons & Dragons Campaign, in the Hibiscus Room; for adults, seating is limited. NOTE: This is a brand-new Dungeons & Dragons 5th edition campaign! Dungeon Master Dr. Isabella Norton will weave a party of adventurers through the streets of Waterdeep for a Dragon Heist of epic proportions. Registration required. For more information or to register, call 56-868-7701.

Previous events

  • 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.

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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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Tuesday, February 27, 2024

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Loggerhead Marinelife Center: Fish Feeding Talks

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Public Walking Tour, Manatee Lagoon, WPB

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Wednesday, February 28, 2024

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Public Walking Tour, Manatee Lagoon, WPB

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Thursday, February 29, 2024

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Live music: Clematis by Night, West Palm Beach

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Free Twilight concert: Rock of ABBA, Delray Beach

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Saturday, March 2, 2024

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Free film: Sea Turtles of the Palm Beaches

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Public Walking Tour, Manatee Lagoon, WPB

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1:30 pm to 12:00 am | FREE | Loggerhead Marinelife Center, Juno Beach

Public Walking Tour, Manatee Lagoon, WPB

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Public Walking Tour, Manatee Lagoon, WPB

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5:00 pm to 8:30 pm | FREE | Sunset Cove Amphitheater, Boca Raton

Wednesday, March 6, 2024

Free admission, Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, Boca Raton

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Outdoor Marine Aquarium Feeding, daily, Boca Raton

12:30 pm to 12:50 pm | FREE | Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, Boca Raton

Loggerhead Marinelife Center: Fish Feeding Talks

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