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Got home­work? Sorry, kids( and par­ents), but it’s al­most that time again. But there’s help with those al­ge­bra prob­lems, spell­ing words and re­search pa­pers at the Mandel Pub

lic Li­brary, 411 Clema­tis St., West Palm Beach.

The Home­work Cen­ters open Aug. 14, and they are equipped with the lat­est tech­nol­ogy and man­aged by cer­ti­fied teach­ers. To start the year right, there will be a teacher meet and greet and school sup­ply give­away from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 14-16.

El­e­men­tary stu­dents can get home­work as­sis­tance 4-7:30 p.m. Mon­day through Thurs­day, and 2-4 p.m. Sun­day. Home­work help for stu­dents in mid­dle and high school is avail­able 5-8 p.m. Mon­day through Thurs­day.

The staff also pro­vides healthy snacks and en­cour­age­ment to young­sters. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit wp­bc­ityli­ or call 561868-7700. Also at the Mandel Li­brary:

Pop cul­ture: Comic book and pop cul­ture fans can gather to dis­cuss all as­pects of the in­dus­try, in­clud­ing comics, movies, TV shows, games and toys. Adults. 7 p.m. Wed­nes­day.

LinkedIn: Join per­sonal brand­ing and im­age con­sul­tant Pamela Tous­saint to re­view es­sen­tial com­po­nents of a ba­sic LinkedIn pro­file, and share prac­ti­cal tips on how to use your pro­file to build your brand, de­velop pro­fes­sional re­la­tion­ships and jump-start your busi­ness or ca­reer. Adults. Pr­ereg­is­ter. 6 p.m. Aug. 9.

Ac tiv­i­ties sched­uled at other area li­braries:

Clarence E. An­thony Branch

375 SW Sec­ond Ave., South Bay 561-992-8393

Keep calm: Cre­ate your own stress ball. Ages 12 and older. Pr­ereg­is­ter. 4:30 p.m. Aug. 6.

Greenacres Branch

3750 Jog Road, Greenacres 561-641-9100

Just re­lax: Tai chi is easy to learn and can lower blood pres­sure, re­duce anx­i­ety, and im­prove bal­ance and flex­i­bilit y. Wear com­fort­able clothes and sneak­ers or se­curely fas­tened shoes; no

san­dals or flip-flops. Bring wa­ter. Adults. Pr­ereg­is­ter. 6:30 p.m. Tues­day.

Book chat: Dis­cuss “Eleanor Oliphant Is Com­pletely Fine” by Gail Honey­man. Adults. Pr­ereg­is­ter. 1:30 p.m. Aug. 9.

Dance party: Cel­e­brate the end of sum­mer with friends, mu­sic and danc­ing. Ages 5 to 12. Pr­ereg­is­ter. 3:30 p.m. Aug. 10.

Lan­tana Road Branch

4020 Lan­tana Road, Lake Worth 561-304-4500 Cro­chet 101: Learn the ba­sics of cro­chet in this six­class se­ries. Bring a size H hook and size 4 acrylic yarn in a light color. Adults. Pr­ereg­is­ter. Be­gins 2 p.m. Mon­day.

Loula V. York Branch

525 Ba­com Point Road, Pa­ho­kee 561-924-5928 Fam­ily fun: Par­ents and kids can kick back and en­joy mu­sic, a funny story and a cre­ative ac­tiv­ity. Ages 2 to 7. Pr­ereg­is­ter. 11 a.m. Tues­day.

Royal Palm Beach Branch

500 Civic Cen­ter Way, Royal Palm Beach 561-790-6030 Teen part y: End your sum­mer with a karaoke bat­tle and book give­away. Snacks pro­vided. Ages 12 to 17. Pr­ereg­is­ter. 3 p.m. Satur­day.

Art for Adults: This se­ries of classes fea­tures dif­fer­ent tech­niques and medi­ums. Ages 16 and older. Pr­ereg­is­ter. 2 p.m. Tues­day and Aug. 14, 21, 30.

Welling­ton Branch

1951 Royal Fern Drive, Welling­ton 561-790-6070

Crafty kids: Make a “taco” to hold head­phone cords. Ages 5 to 12. Pr­ereg­is­ter. 3 p.m. Fri­day.

Photo col­lages: Cre­ate a unique piece of art­work. Ages 5 to 12. Pr­ereg­is­ter. 2 p.m. Sun­day.

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