Activities and Events

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Artist of the Month: Nessie Yara


Nessie Yara is an emerging contemporary figurative artist. She was formally educated in visual arts at Florida International University and the University of Puerto Rico. Using acrylics, Nessie paints about motherhood, childhood, family, and the little things in between. Her brush serves her to illustrate permanence on transitory moments in life, and her artwork reminds us of the unique footprints relationships leave in our lives. Born in San Juan Puerto Rico and a Florida resident for the past 27 years, Nessie uses a color palette highly influenced by the distinctive saturation of blues and greens found in Florida and in the tropics. Bright colors and ocean inspired themes are an inherent part of her work. Her artwork is displayed in South Florida, Ohio, and Puerto Rico.
 Her work will be on display at the Parkland Library June 1st through 30th.   

Nessie Yara

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.
 

Knit ‘N’ Knowledge


Monday, July 3rd, 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. Registration is not required.

All Booked Up Book Discussion Group: The Mothers by Brit Bennett


Saturday, July 8th, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.


The Mothers is a surprising story about young love, a big secret in a small community - and the things that ultimately haunt us most. Set within a contemporary black community in Southern California, Brit Bennett's mesmerizing first novel begins by telling the story of the last season of high school life for Nadia Turner, a rebellious, grief-stricken, seventeen-year-old beauty. Mourning her own mother's recent suicide, she takes up with the local pastor's son. Luke Sheppard is twenty-one, a former football star whose injury has reduced him to waiting tables at a diner. They are young; it's not serious. But the pregnancy that results from this teen romance - and the subsequent cover-up - will have an impact that goes far beyond their youth. Registration is not required.

Sand Art Pictures (adults & teens)


Tuesday, July 11th, 10:30 a.m.


Here’s the perfect art project to brighten up your day, and no art experience is required! Create a colorful sand art picture through this fun and easy process. Registration required. Register here.

Career Talk: “How to Thrive in Sports Media” with speaker James Walker (teens & adults)


Wednesday, July 12th, 6 p.m.


Veteran ESPN NFL reporter James Walker shares his knowledge on sports media and how to thrive in today's competitive marketplace at the highest levels. Walker will discuss the importance of being an "overall talent" with various tools, such as writing, television, radio and social media. He provides an inside look at what top sports media companies, like ESPN, are looking for in prospective employees. Walker has 16 years of experience as a sports writer, including the past nine years at ESPN. This is a must visit for anyone interested in sports media. Registration required. Register here.

Adult Coloring Book Art


Tuesday, July 18th, 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.

Used Book Fair and Furniture Sale


Thursday, July 20th through Saturday, July 22nd


Sponsored by the Parkland Friends of the library during the library’s operating hours these three days, the fair features used books and some of the library’s used furniture. For more information call 954-757-4203.

Pet Food Myths and the Effect on your Pet's Health


Thursday, July 20th, 10:30 a.m.


Pet lovers will find out about healthy, natural diets that can alleviate many common ailments such as skin allergies and sensitive stomach problems for their beloved furry friends during this talk by Adrian Archie of petNmind pet health store. Note: This is a humans-only event, but participants will receive taste samples to bring home for their pets to try. Registration required. Register here.

Potluck Social and Recipe Exchange


Saturday, July 22nd, 12:30 p.m.


Enjoy the neighborly feeling of a friendly potluck social. Bring a dish of your choice (homemade or store bought) and, if you’d like, a copy of the recipe. For those who want, we’ll make copies of the recipes for everyone to share and take home. Then just relax, socialize and eat! Registration required. Register here.

Afternoon Film & Discussion: A Street Cat Named Bob


Saturday, July 22nd, 2 p.m.


Based on the international bestselling book, this film is the true, feel-good story of how James Bowen, a busker and recovering drug addict, had his life transformed when he met a stray ginger cat. Registration required. Register here.


Arts, Books and Culture Discussion Group


Monday, July 24th, 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, July 25th, 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.

“Black Mirror” Screening & Discussion


Wednesday, July 26th, 6 p.m.


Watch a thought-provoking episode of this Netflix hit series that raises questions about how far technology will go in impacting our lives. Discussion to follow. Registration required. Register here.

Writers' Cafe


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.