Activities and Events
Artists of the Month: Dream Makers
"1940s – Youth of our Mothers and Timeless Beauty of Today” is a collection of mixed media artworks by the Dream Makers, a group of five women with different life stories brought together by art: Ana Graziano, Diane Cantamessa, Malgorzata Kawashima, Pilar Flores and Lily Mazurek.
Their work will be on display
at the Parkland Library May 1st through May 31st.
Memorial Day Ceremony
Wednesday, May 24th, 6:30 to 7 p.m.
The Parkland Library will mark this coming day of observance by presenting a slideshow of inspirational photographs accompanied by poetic narration. Harpist Darlene Weingarten, a member of the South Florida Chapter of the American Harp Society, will provide beautiful background music during the presentation. Registration not required.
“Setting S.T.A.R. Goals” with speaker Josh Shohat
Saturday, June 3rd, 11 a.m.
Ready to get motivated? Joshua Shohat is the President of Positive Momentum Inc. and a founding member of the Les Brown Maximum Achievement Team based in Fort Lauderdale. He is known for developing strategic results-driven plans to help individuals achieve their goals and live a life of fulfillment. He is a passionate speaker and believes that it is never too late to get started! "You have something special; you have greatness within you." ~Les Brown. Registration required. Register here.
Knit ‘N’ Knowledge
Monday, June 5th, 10:30 a.m.
Do you enjoy knitting? Bring your own projects, tips, techniques and ideas to share with fellow knitters at the Parkland Library.
Adult Summer Reading Kickoff with speaker Dr. Margery Marcus
Saturday, June 10th, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Distinguished educator Dr. Margery Marcus will kick off the summer with this fascinating talk about the concept of world building in literature, architecture and more. Tea and refreshments will be served. “Build a Better World” is the theme of Parkland Library’s 2017 Adult Summer Reading Club. Register for “Build a Better World” and receive a prize. Keep reading all summer and earn prizes along the way. Sponsored by Parkland Friends of the Library. Registration required. Register here.
Adult Coloring Book Art
Tuesday, June 13th, 10:30 a.m. to noon
Decompress and let your mind wander while enjoying this latest creative trend: coloring books for adults. We’ll add some soothing background music and light snacks to create a little “me time” in your day. We will provide the supplies or you may bring your own. Registration required. Register here.
Afternoon Film & Discussion: Jackie
Saturday, June 24th, 2 p.m.
Jackie is a portrait of one of the most important and tragic moments in American history, seen through the eyes of the iconic First Lady, then Jacqueline Kennedy (played by Natalie Portman). Jackie places us in her world during the days immediately following her husband's assassination. Known for her extraordinary dignity and poise, here we see a portrait of the First Lady as she fights to establish her husband's legacy and the world of "Camelot" that she created and loved so well. Registration required. Register here.
Arts, Books and Culture Discussion Group
Monday, June 26th, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Similar to a current events group, but focused on entertainment and culture, this lively discussion will cover topics like: What’s on the bestseller list? What’s big at the box office? What have you been reading or watching? Share your thoughts, listen to others, and get your culture fix as we chat. Registration required. Register here.
Peaceful Pieces Jigsaw Puzzle Meetup (adults)
Tuesday, June 27th, 10:30 a.m.
Put it all together with new and old friends during this relaxing morning of jigsaw puzzles. Enjoy snacks, listen to music, and get that sense of completion. Registration required. Register here.
Fridays at 10 a.m.
Whether you are hoping to be published or just want to share your memories with family members, you will find advice and support with this group of authors. This group meets every Friday at 10 a.m. Registration is not required.