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Artist of the Month: Josh Riemer


Artist’s Reception Saturday, January 20th
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


Josh Riemer is a high school student with a passion for photography and videography.  He has been a photographer for about four years and loves hearing the click of the shutter and capturing an image. He is interested in a variety of subject matter. His work will be on display at the Parkland Library January 2nd through 31st.


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Afternoon Board Games (adults)

 

Friday, January 19th, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.


Yahtzee, Scrabble, checkers, dominoes, and more are all on the table for this fun and social afternoon. We’ll provide the games; you just need to bring your game face! Refreshments will be served. Registration required. Register here

Potluck Social & Recipe Exchange (adults)


Saturday, January 20th, 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. The suggested theme for this month is “international.” 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: Eddie the Eagle (adults)


Saturday, January 20th, 2 p.m.


Inspired by true events, it is a feel-good story about Michael 'Eddie' Edwards, an unlikely but courageous British ski-jumper who never stopped believing in himself, even as an entire nation was counting him out. With the help of a rebellious and charismatic coach, Eddie takes on the establishment and wins the hearts of sports fans around the world by making an improbable and historic showing at the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics. Registration required. Register here

Peaceful Pieces Jigsaw Puzzle Meetup (adults)


Tuesday, January 23rd, 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

A Night of Shared Stories (adults & teens)


Wednesday, January 24th, 6 p.m.


Bring an excerpt of a story either of your own creation or from an author you enjoy reading. Volunteer to read for five minutes, or just come out to listen and support those sharing. Refreshments will be served. Registration required. Register here

Arts, Books and Culture Discussion Group


Monday, January 29th, 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’s trending in pop culture? Share your thoughts, listen to others, and get your culture fix as we chat. Registration required. Register here

Adult Craft: Book Folding


Tuesday, January 30th, 10:30 a.m.


Cultivate your crafty side with this fun and easy project that will result in an artsy sculpture made by folding the pages of a book. No experience necessary. All materials will be provided. Registration required. Register here

TED Talk Video Screening & Discussion


Wednesday, January 31st, 6 p.m.


“Looks Aren't Everything: Believe Me, I'm a Model” is the topic of this TED Talk by Cameron Russell. Russell admits she won "a genetic lottery": she's tall, pretty and an underwear model. But don't judge her by her looks. In this fearless talk, she takes a wry look at the industry that had her looking highly seductive at barely 16-years-old. We’ll watch a video presentation of this entertaining and thought-provoking talk and then discuss as a group. Register here

All Booked Up Book Discussion Group: In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez


Saturday, February 3rd, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.


It is November 25, 1960, and three beautiful sisters have been found near their wrecked Jeep at the bottom of a 150-foot cliff on the north coast of the Dominican Republic. The official state newspaper reports their deaths as accidental. It does not mention that a fourth sister lives. Nor does it explain that the sisters were among the leading opponents of Gen. Rafael Leonidas Trujillo’s dictatorship. It doesn’t have to. Everybody knows of Las Mariposas – “The Butterflies.” In this extraordinary novel, this year’s Big Read selection, the voices of all four sisters – Minerva, Patria, María Teresa, and the survivor, Dedé – speak across the decades to tell their own stories, from hair ribbons and secret crushes to gunrunning and prison torture, and to describe the everyday horrors of life under Trujillo’s rule. Through the art and magic of Julia Alvarez’s imagination, the martyred Butterflies live again in this novel of courage and love, and the human cost of political oppression. An initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest, the NEA Big Read broadens our understanding of our world, our communities, and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book. Registration not required.

Knit ‘n’ Knowledge


Monday, February 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. Registration is not required.

Adult Coloring Book Art


Tuesday, February 6th, 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. 

Black History Month Movie Night: Southside with You


Wednesday, February 7th, 6 p.m.


In honor of Black History Month, the Parkland Library will be screening Southside with You, the touching and inspirational true love story of the romantic first date between President Barack Obama and the First Lady. Enjoy a light dinner of sandwiches and cookies while viewing this film, starring Tika Sumpter and Vanessa Bell Calloway. Executive producer John Legend. Registration required. Register here. 

Used Book Fair


Thursday, February 8th through Saturday, February 10th 


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

Adult Craft: Paper Marbling


Friday, February 9th, 2 p.m.


Create your own swirling design for stationery or just a colorful work of art in this easy-to-do ink-and-paper art class. No experience necessary. Supplies included. Registration required. Register here.

Mardi Gras Jazz with the Dixie Ramblers


Tuesday, February 13th, 6:15 p.m.


Catch the spirit of Mardi Gras with live music from this six-piece Dixieland band – the Dixie Ramblers! Registration required. Register here.

Afternoon Board Games (adults)


Friday, February 16th, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.


Yahtzee, Scrabble, checkers, dominoes, and more are all on the table for this fun and social afternoon. We’ll provide the games; you just need to bring your game face! Registration required. Register here. 

Peaceful Pieces Jigsaw Puzzle Meetup (adults)


Tuesday, February 20th, 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.

Healthy Lifestyle: The Prostate – Myth vs. Reality


Wednesday, February 21st, 6:30 p.m.


Board certified urologists Azeem Sachedina, M.D. and Nasheer Sachedina M.D. will discuss issues regarding diagnosis and state-of-the-art treatment of prostate enlargement, as well as prostate cancer. The scope of their practice includes advanced urologic techniques, including robotic surgery and minimally invasive urologic surgery. Registration required. Register here.

Parkland Friends of the Library Trash-to-Treasure Communitywide Yard Sale


Sunday, February 25th, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Come out and see what little treasures you can find at this yard sale located in the library’s parking lot. Or, become a vendor by purchasing space for only $25! For more information email kathykestler@hotmail.com or visit www.parklandfriends.org. 

Arts, Books and Culture Discussion Group


Monday, February 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’s trending in pop culture? Share your thoughts, listen to others, and get your culture fix as we chat. Registration required. Register here. 

Aging with Style


Tuesday, February 27th, 6:30 p.m.


Come hear from an Ivy League educated attorney with over 20 years of experience about the latest updates on how to protect your assets from probate and how to age with style. Lisa I. Glassman, Esq. is a proud Parkland resident since 2004 and will be discussing wills, revocable trusts, powers of attorney, health care surrogate documents and more. Registration required. Register here.

You’ve Been Hacked! (adults & teens)


Wednesday, February 28th, 6:15 p.m.


Kevin Quinn, a Parkland resident and cybersecurity expert who has worked with the NSA, NATO, and Fortune 500 enterprises to secure global systems and data, will give you a deeper understanding of why your data is not safe, who is using it, and how you can help reduce the personal impact. He will give an overview of the schemes leveraged to obtain your information, new policies that will directly impact your digital security and freedom, and give a broad view of emerging technologies that will “change the game.” Join us for a topic relevant to our time and leave empowered to better balance your release of privacy for convenience. Help steer the discussion by submitting questions ahead of time to parklandcyber@gmail.com. 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.