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WPB Library Foundation Hosts Food For Thought Pre-Party Reception

WEST PALM BEACH, FLA. (Oct. 18, 2022) – The West Palm Beach Library Foundation hosted an exclusive Food For Thought Pre-Party reception at the Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach on October 8, 2022. The event was hosted by Pioneer Linens, to thank our generous sponsors for their continued support.


During the evening the Library Foundation’s guests had a ‘behind the scenes’ look at all four levels of the Mandel Public Library. Stops included the Children’s Library, Studio 411, the Teen and Elementary Homework Centers, and highlighted the new Technology and Innovation Center on the second floor. The Center is equipped with several leading technologies: virtual reality; media digitization; drawing and animation; music and podcasting; and 3D design & printing, empowering the creativity and collaboration with the community.


The event was catered by Laura Ashley Catering and Events with themed hors d’oeuvres and beverages for each floor of the library. The second floor was Italian themed with two passed appetizers: Manchego & Portabella Mushroom Risotto Cake and Chicken Parmesan on a Stick. The third floor was Asian themed with two passed appetizers: Mini Poke Bowl with Avocado and Pickled Cucumbers and Vegetable Spring Rolls. The fourth floor had a Floridian theme with five passed appetizers, Brie and Prosciutto with Orange Marmalade on Crostini, Orange Ginger Glazed Shrimp Lollipops, Snapper Ceviche, Mini Cheddar Cheeseburgers, & Bacon Jam and Avocado Toast.


Food For Thought is the WPB Library Foundation’s annual social gathering and fundraiser. The elegant dinner brings together our sponsors, local luminaries, and members of the community to support the Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach’s free, high-quality programs, services, and resources. For more information and to sponsor this year’s Food for Thought Gala please contact us at 561-868-7717 or visit

About the West Palm Beach Library Foundation 

The West Palm Beach Library Foundation raises funds for the Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach to provide free quality programs, services, and resources that enrich and strengthen its diverse community. The Foundation hopes to create an inspired community where children excel, and adults thrive. Gifts to the Foundation support popular library programs including afterschool homework centers, summer learning programs, reading programs, teen college prep, job readiness, and adult programs in art, technology, education, culture, and entertainment.

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