Parkland Library’s “Build a Better World”
Summer Reading Club
June 9 – August 12
Every person age 2 years through adult will receive a small gift for coming in and registering for the library’s “Build a Better World” Summer Reading Club. Keep a log of books you read to earn prizes all summer. The more books you read the more prizes you get! Keep reading all summer and earn prizes along the way. Children and teens must have a Parkland Library card to register. Sponsored by Parkland Friends of the Library.
Teen Rock Painting (middle & high school kids)
Thursday, July 6th, 4 p.m.
Be part of the new movement trending across the nation: spreading happiness and smiles through a small act of kindness. How? Paint river rocks and hide them for others to find. We will provide the supplies, along with snacks and music. You bring the inspiration! You’ll leave with your new creation, and then you can decide later where you want to hide it. Parkland Library card required to register. Register here.
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.
Teen Writers Roundtable (middle school & high school kids)
Wednesday, July 19th, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Share any form of writing and give and get feedback from peers, who are guided by a qualified adult facilitator. Bring your poetry, stories, or whatever writing you’d like to discuss with the group. We’ll start with a fun creative-writing warm-up. Refreshments will be served. Parkland Library card required to register. Register here.