It’s Greek to Me:
Timely Tales from Greek Mythology and Art
Thursday, March 30th, 6:30 p.m.
The antics of the gods and goddesses of ancient Greece have intrigued and delighted both children and adults for literally thousands of years. Their stories are part of our western culture, inspiring writers from William Shakespeare to Rick Riordan (his Percy Jackson series has given new life to Perseus in the 21st century). Today it is still fun for us to imagine the great Zeus and his brothers and sisters sitting atop Mt. Olympus meting out rewards and punishments to the mortals below. Join Dr. Margery Marcus as she discusses the origins of Greek mythology and colorfully recounts many of its famous tales, while sharing the masterpieces of art based on the great stories. Registration required. Register here.
Tuesday, April 4th 6:00 p.m.
"Astronomy, Incorporated" is a class program conducted by the Honors Astronomy classes of Stoneman Douglas High School. In this program, students work in small groups to create both digital and physical 'products'. "SPACE NIGHT at PARKLAND LIBRARY" is an opportunity for those students to display their creations. Student artwork and astrophotography will be posted throughout the library and their short films will be played in the conference room. Telescopes will be set up on the sidewalks outside of the building as well and operated by the Astronomy Club. Finally, we will have a Space Trivia Contest in the conference room during the 2nd half of the event. Register here.
Author Panel and Poetry Workshop
Wednesday, April 19th, 6 p.m.
Members of the National League of American Pen Women will share the joys of poetry to mark National Poetry Month. Alexandra Goodwin (“Whispers of the Soul”), Vera Ripp Hirschhorn (“Teens are Heroes, Too! Challenges, Choices & Character”), Marlene Klotz (“Poetically Yours”), Joni Sack (“Take My Word for It”), and Carol White (presenting a talk on poetry) will share work and then lead an interactive poetry workshop entitled: “Springtime: A Time for Rebirth and Renewal.” Registration required. Register here.
Adult/Teen Art Class: Poetry Bookmaking
Saturday, April 22nd, 10:30 a.m.
Enjoy the process of bookmaking to celebrate National Poetry Month! Lori Arbel founder of Venture with Art will share the tools for infusing creativity into your daily life with poetry and bookmaking. Through play, simple practices and mixed media approaches, you'll experience the freedom and release of creating. No art experience needed. Supplies included. Registration required. Register here.
A Night of Shared Poetry (adults and teens)
Wednesday, April 26th, 6:30 p.m.
To celebrate National Poetry Month, enjoy an evening of shared poetry! Bring a poem (or two) either of your own creation or from a poet you enjoy reading. Volunteer to read or just come out to listen and support those sharing. Refreshments will be served. Registration required. Register here.
Smart Start Tutoring
varied Saturdays, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
This program provides free tutoring for elementary, middle and high school students provided by high school students. For information and to register, www.smartstartfl.com