49th Annual Gem, Mineral, Jewelry, Bead & Fossil Show Will Offer Delights For All Ages

The 49th annual Gem, Mineral, Jewelry, Bead & Fossil Show is a mouthful, but there really is a lot to see and do at this two-day indoor event!  On November 21st and 22nd, the South Florida Fairgrounds Expo Center will be transformed into the largest culturally stimulating event ALL AGES can enjoy. Over 80 dealers will offer gems, jewelry, loose beads, specimen collections, geodes,rocks, tools, fossils and more than we can list!  The Rickie Report highlights the Show here and reminds you that the Society holds monthly meetings.  We’re giving you a discount coupon plus some sneak peeks!

 

 

 

 

 

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GEM AND MINERAL SOCIETY

 

The Gem and Mineral Society offers many types of educational and cultural experiences.

  • We operate a full lapidary shop open to our members.
  • Classes in lapidary
  • Classes in jewelry making for adults
  • Classes in jewelry making for children.

 

Our monthly meetings are held at the West Palm Beach Garden Club in Dreher Park on the 3rd Thursday of each month and feature guest speakers or demonstrations that are educational as well as entertaining. Visit our web site for more information, photos from past shows, membership forms and $1 discount coupons for the show. Membership applications are available at the show or on our web site: www.gemandmineralsociety.org.

 

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Raffle item (Photo Courtesy of GMS)

 

 

Our show is run totally by our member volunteers, who are eager to share their enthusiasm and knowledge with everyone! Proceeds from the show provide the operating budget for the Society for the following year.

 

 

 

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Fine Jewelry (Photo Courtesy of GMS)

 

 

Seeing actual fossils, touching gem stones and finding the rocks where they are found is an exciting experience!

 

 

 

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Fossils (Photo Courtesy of GMS)

 

 

Sluicing at the Mine and Junior Rockhound Activities 

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Jewelry makers will find loose beads, strands, pearls, gemstones, glass, wood, semi-precious stones and findings.

 

 

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Photo Courtesy of GMS

 

For more information about this Show or the activities of the Gem and Mineral Society of The Palm Beaches, please visit: www.gemandmineralsociety.org

 

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Real Mail Fridays, Book Arts 101 Among Offerings From Jaffe Center for Book Arts

Remember receiving real letters in the mail?  Maybe you wrote to a pen pal overseas, or a thank you note for a gift.  The Jaffe Center for Book Arts at Florida Atlantic University’s Wimberly Library in Boca Raton, Florida  is the place to capture or recapture this art!  “Real Mail Fridays” takes place the first Friday of every month.  The Rickie Report shares the details about this and Book Arts 101.

 

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We’re already sick of summer. So are lots of other people, apparently, because folks are already registering for our October introductory immersion (and no wonder, it’s always our most popular… which is why we offer it twice).

 

BOOK ARTS 101: Hist Whist
Instructor John Cutrone

Your choice of two sessions:
Saturday October 25, 2014 or Sunday October 26, 2014
1 to 4:30 PM
Tuition schedule: Self-determined (your tuition is a gift to the JCBA Education Fund).

 

 

This Book Arts 101 workshop begins with the All Hallow’s Eve magic of “Hist Whist” by poet e.e. cummings. We tune into that Halloween spirit by turning our eye toward the spookier items in the Jaffe Collection followed by a visit to our haunted print shop as we work our spell to transmogrify you into a book artist, at least for an afternoon. Is anything what it seems? Who knows.

 

 

 

We’ll begin with a screening of a 20-minute video about JCBA and the amazing collection of artists’ books that is at its core. We’ll follow this with an in-depth viewing of some of the artists’ books in the collection––books that will entertain, inspire, and astound. We’ll honor the season and Halloween by finding some particularly spooky and autumnal books from the collection, and you can expect a local ghost story or two, as well, from the instructor’s cache of Convivio Dispatches from Lake Worth.
After a necessary break for coffee and cookies, we’ll move on to the JCBA Letterpress Studio, where each participant will print a sheet of paper from type set by hand out of JCBA’s collection of historic wood type. These sheets will be the covers for the books we’ll make, a brief history of the book arts that we’ll bind by hand in the Single Signature Pamphlet stitch, a simple bookbinding technique that you can use again and again in your own book projects. You’ll go home with a book you made yourself––one that you can read as sleep calls later that night, as you reflect on the new outlook on books (and maybe even life) that you’ve found earlier that evening at JCBA. “For there is great joy in knowing how to do things.” All levels.

 

 

To register:
http://www.library.fau.edu/depts/spc/JaffeCenter/workshops/book_arts_101_histwhist.php>
Should that link not work for you, go to www.jaffecollection.org and click WORKSHOPS.

 

 

BOOK ARTS 101: Still Summer
Instructor John Cutrone
Saturday September 13, 2014
1 to 4:30 PM
Tuition schedule: Self-determined (your tuition is a gift to the JCBA Education Fund).

 

This Book Arts 101 workshop is full but we are ready to start a waiting list in case we get cancelations. The theme of this one is “Still Summer” because here in Florida, summer takes all its sweet time leaving, and in these parts, September is no different from July or August. This workshop is designed to turn you into a book artist for a day, while we celebrate that summerness and even conjure some thoughts to show summer the door.

To add your name to that waiting list:
http://www.library.fau.edu/depts/spc/JaffeCenter/workshops/book_arts_101_stillsummer.php
Should that link not work for you, go to www.jaffecollection.org and click WORKSHOPS.
REAL MAIL FRIDAYS
Every First Friday of the Month
3 to 6 PM (come when you can, leave when you must)
JCBA’s Book Arts Gallery
Donation: $10

http://www.library.fau.edu/depts/spc/JaffeCenter/events/real_mail_fridays.php

 

Our next letterwriting social is next week on Friday September 5th, beginning at 3 in the afternoon and ending at 6. You supply 10 bucks, we supply everything you need to write great letters: papers (commercial papers, handmade papers), pens (all kinds of them, from ballpoint pens to dipping pens), rubber stamps and other mark-making supplies, cookies, coffee, tea, cocoa, postage stamps, good music and good company.

Visitors park in metered parking in the library lot. Parking is typically pretty easy on Friday afternoons!

For more information please contact:

John Cutrone, Director
JCBA: Jaffe Center for Book Arts
Florida Atlantic University Wimberly Library
777 Glades Road
Boca Raton, Florida 33431

www.jaffecollection.org
www.facebook.com/jaffecenterforbookarts

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For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact The Rickie Report at:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach Offers Learning, Fun, Resources for Everyone

The Rickie Report is proud to share the details of only SOME of the MANY programs, activities and resources of the Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach. So many children rely on the breakfast and lunch meals provided at their schools.  What happens during the summer when they cannot get to the school?   Stop by the Mandel Public Library to see. Good friends, Janet and Bob Nakushian, introduced us to this “community learning center” par excellence.  We share their Challenge as well as some varied programs available to everyone.  The Rickie Report hopes you will share this article with others.  We’re happy to share some GOOD news!  Spread the word!

 

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Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach

        411 Clematis Street

        West Palm Beach, FL

 561-868-7701

  www.mycitylibrary.org

 

 

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Dog Tales ( from the Dog’s Owner)

 

Molly and I love being involved in the Dog Tales Program.  We have seen very shy children come out of their shells when reading to her.  Many of the children are repeat customers.  They love reading to Molly and they love choosing the books that they get to take home as part of the program.  You would think that we are giving them gold.  I love that we are encouraging them to read at home and to build their own small libraries. This is such a worthwhile program and we are proud to be a part of it.     ~  Kerry, volunteer and owner of Molly, a mixed breed rescue dog

 

 

 

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What does the Library Mean to You?

 

“The library is a valuable service for my entire family.  We attend children’s programs, check-out free movies and books and attend the yoga classes.  The best value in the community!”

 

 

 

“The children’s programs; summer academy, Dog Tales, story time,puppet show, movies, and homework help have been extremely helpful for my child who is struggling with learning to read.  The eBooks are a benefit I enjoy and use heavily during my long morning TriRail commute.  The library is a relaxing oasis in a busy world.”

 

 

$25,000 Nakushian Youth Services Challenge

 

Janet and Bob Nakushian created the NAKUSHIAN YOUTH SERVICES CHALLENGE with a gift of $25,000. They made this “challenge gift” to encourage others who care about the Library to provide support for the greatly needed and valued youth programs and services. From May through September, the Foundation is asking YOU to help meet their challenge. Your donation, along with the generosity of the Nakushians, will support youth programs at the Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach. 

 

We have raised $10,550 so far
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Be Able To Count On YOU to raise $25,000 or more?
To donate, go online to www.WPBLF.org/challenge
Make your check payable to WPBLF 411 Clematis Street West Palm Beach, FL 33401
or call the West Palm Beach Library Foundation at 561.822.9972.
Donors who support this challenge will be listed on the Library Foundation’s website

 

 

This Library is Not Just For Children !

 

 

Zumba Gold @ your City Library 

 

Description:  Join us for this easy to follow program that lets you move to the beat at your own speed. It’s an invigorating, dance-fitness class that feels fresh, and most of all, exhilarating! Zumba Gold classes provide modified, low-impact moves for active older adults. These free classes will be held in the library’s Auditorium. No registration required. For more information please call the library at 561-868-7701. 
Date:  Wednesday – July 2 2014 
Time:  2:00 PM – 3:00 PM 
Location:  3rd Floor – Auditorium 
Program Type:  Adults 
Public Note: No registration required. 

 

 

“Without the resources you provide to the community most people would be less productive…most can’t afford some of the services plus you are in a convenient location.” ~Library Patron

 

 

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News of the Week with Palm Beach Post Columnist Frank Cerabino

Description:  Join The Palm Beach Post news columnist Frank Cerabino in a discussion of the news that is sometimes funny, often unpredictable, and always thought-provoking. He will provide an insider’s look at world, national, state and local news and offer his unique perspective. FREE! Auditorium. No registration needed. Mondays June 23 to August 18, except for July 21 and Mondays October 20 to December 15, 2014. From 6:30 pm to 7:45 pm. 
Date:  Monday – July 7 2014 
Time:  6:30 PM – 7:45 PM 
Location:  3rd Floor – Auditorium 
Program Type:  Adults 
Public Note: FREE. Keep current with today’s news – and enjoy it! 

 

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“The library evens the playing field.  I see children here that without the library would have few options for internet, books and wholesome entertainment.  Giving the kids something positive to do will keep them out of trouble and create a better community in the long run.” ~Library Patron

 

Give Today, Help Children for a Lifetime!  

Your Donation of… 

 

$10 will buy 3 gift books for children in the “Let’s Read” or “Summer Reading” programs.

$20 will buy 1 hardcover children’s library edition book for the Library’s permanent collection.

$50 will buy 10 snacks for children attending the Homework Centers.

$75 will buy 2 weeks of supplies for the Homework Centers such as poster boards, markers, construction paper, and folders.

$100 will buy 5 hardcover children’s library edition book for the Library’s permanent collection.

 

 To donate online please go to www.WPBLF.org/challenge, make your check payable to WPBLF 411 Clematis Street West Palm Beach, FL 33401 or call the West Palm Beach Library Foundation at 561.822.9972.

 

 

The West Palm Beach Library Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, obtains resources through individual donations,  naming opportunities, events, and grants.  

 

Funds raised do not offset taxpayer support. Our taxpayer identification number is #65-1068311.

 

A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION (CH15454) AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL FREE 800-435-7352 WITHIN THE STATE.
REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.


Photographs of our Library patrons courtesy of Mark Haworth Photography.

 

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact The Rickie Report at:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291 

 

 

 

Spring Exhibit and Special Book Signings at Artists of Palm Beach County

The Artists of Palm Beach County invite you to a Book Signing at Art on Park Gallery, Friday, May 30th.  This is your chance to meet three authors/illustrators and enjoy the Spring Exhibit.  The Rickie Report knows people of all ages will enjoy this event, as you encounter Daphne the Duck, Katelyn and Gracie the Ghost, A Cookbook of Poetry, and A Book of Poetry and Haiku.  This is a terrific occasion to bring children!

 

 

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Meet the Authors and Illustrators

Friday, May 30th

6 -8 pm

Art on Park Gallery

800 Park Avenue       Lake Park,FL

 

 

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On Friday May 30, 2014 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. the Artists of Palm Beach County (APBC) will host a book signing at the Art on Park Gallery, 800 Park Avenue in Lake Park. Make sure to get there early and feel free to bring kids as the authors will read excerpts from their books. In addition to the book sale and meeting the authors, everyone is invited to view and purchase the gallery’s art as well as to enjoy drinks and refreshments at this free event.
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“The Story of Daphne The Duck” by Maxine E. Schreiber

Maxine Schreiber, the current featured artist in the gallery’s Spring Exhibit, initiated the event to launch her children’s picture book The Story of DAPHNE the Duck.  If you think Muscovy ducks are ugly or a nuisance, this true story, which she wrote and illustrated, may change your mind.  It’s currently available on Amazon.
"Cook These Poems" by John Vincent Palozzi

“Cook These Poems” by John Vincent Palozzi

John Vincent Palozzi, APBC Vice President and the gallery manager has published a number of books.  “My favorite among them is Cook these Poems: 20 Vegetarian Recipes Disguised as Poetry,” Schreiber states.  “He’s a fabulous artist and a poet, and he also helped me publish my book.”   All nine of John’s books are available in Amazon paperback and Kindle editions.
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Linda Taylor Newton’s “The Adventures of Katelyn, Gracie the Ghost and the Magic Horse

The two invited other APBC published authors to join them for the book signing event. Linda Taylor Newton will be there with The Adventures of Katelyn, Gracie the Ghost and the Magic Horse, her first book in the Amazing Discoveries series. It’s a story of two worlds woven together with the threads of family and friendship, one world of realism, the other of fantasy.
"Mumbo Jumbo" Illustrated by Marilyn 'Bobbin' Salisbury

“Mumbo Jumbo” Illustrated by Marilyn ‘Bobbin’ Salisbury

Marilyn “Bobbin” Salisbury will also be on hand with Mumbo Jumbo: Poetry and Haiku.  Deborah Desser-Herchan wrote this children’s book with Bobbin’s illustrations.  Both the writer and illustrator will be happy to sign books.

Regular gallery hours are Monday through Saturday from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.  For directions or other gallery information, call 561-345-2842 or go towww.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.com.

 

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact The Rickie Report at:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

What Adjective Best Describes This Gem in the Cultural Crown of Palm Beach County?

The Rickie Report is pleased to share a gem in the cultural crown of Palm Beach County, FL.  Even if you already know about the Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, we guarantee there is much more there to explore.  For those who have not stepped into this new-world class library, we urge you to read this and forthcoming articles.  This is NOT your grandparents’ or even your parents’ library!  What adjective best describes this gem?  We believe you’ll need more than one.  Read more here.

 

 

 

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“Reading Together” by Judith Peck. Gift to the City of West Palm Beach from Anne Sobel, Originally Commissioned for The Teaneck, NJ Centennial

 

411 Clematis Street   West Palm Beach, Fl

www.mycitylibrary.org

Almost 2,000 people come to the library each day

 

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The Numbers: 

  •  97,555 card holders

 

  • 12,643 are children with their own cards but obviously many parents check out books for their children

 

  • 200 preschools/day cares/public schools have library cards so they can check out books for their children in their care.

 

  • 25% of card holders are not West Palm Beach City residents

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The staff of The Rickie Report has taken a few behind-the-scenes tours of this facility and is amazed each time as we observe the patrons, staff and volunteers of this remarkable institution.   This is the first of many articles where we will explore and share the opportunities here.  Your first step?  Stop by and open an account – it is FREE!

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(What’s In It For Me)

 

  • 157,796 books –checked out on a given day: 12,984

 

  • 976 ebooks: checked out on a given day: 435

 

  • 106,792 music CDs: checked out on a given day: 819

 

  • 38,531 DVDs and BLU-RAYS: checked out on a given day: 8,138

 

  • The Library’s collection also contains 4,506 foreign language materials (3,076 Spanish language books are included in that number)

 

  • 219 foreign films (various languages)

 

  • The Library Collection is comprised of 2,528 large print books

 

 

 

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 140 computers

 

A recent survey showed that 63% come to this library to use computers.

 

50% of Palm Beach County Residents do not have access to the internet from their home.

 

Free WIFI is available throughout the building with ability to print from their laptop.

 

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Park, 1900

In 1895, The Reading Room was the City’s first library on Banyan Street.  In 1912, the Free Reading Room was brought via barge from the Palm Beach Yacht Club to West Palm Beach and established as the first library.

 

 

1923 Spanish Style Memorial Library

1923 Spanish Style Memorial Library

Building an artistic Spanish-style Memorial Library near the Women’s Club contained Reading Rooms, Reference Rooms and a Museum.  In 1924 the Memorial Library was dedicated to the men and women who served in WWI.

 

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1924 Memorial Library

Architect Norman Robson designed a New City Library in 1962, which opened with much flourish and some controversy over its modern exterior.  As the needs of the people increased, the interiors of the Library were refurbished.

 

In 2009, the Library  moved to its current location at City Center.  In 2012, the Mandel Foundation awarded a $5 million grant to transform the West Palm Beach Public Library into a world-class institution and encourage support for public libraries.

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“This is a state-of-the-art library”, says James Sugarman, of the WPBL Foundation.  It is truly a community service center. And an inclusive place for people of all ages to relax, learn, increase a skill-set or even learn to master the Tango!

 

The scope and breadth of what this Library has to offer is complex.  It is free and open to everyone and is maintained by the City of West Palm Beach.  The Rickie Report sees opportunities not only on every floor of this building, but some too numerous to mention in specific departments alone.

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CALL TO ACTION:

Visit the website and you will be amazed at the offerings.  Imagine a buffet filled with the items you expect, but presented in an innovative manner.  Feast on the various items you’ve wanted to try but never took the time.  And dig into what the Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach has to offer!

 

If you are interested in taking part in a behind-the scenes tour, please contact  Rebecca Weiss  Development Manager  rweiss@mycitylibrary.org   or call 561-868-7704

 

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Do you prefer a week day

Do you prefer an evening

Do you prefer a weekend

 

 For more information:

Foundation for the Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach

411 Clematis Street  – 3rd Floor

561-822-9972

www.wpblibraryfound.org

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact The Rickie Report at:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291