Teen Writers Roundtable (middle & high school)
Wednesday, February 21st, 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. Snacks will be served. Parkland Library card required to register.
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.
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
TED Talk Video Screening & Discussion (adults & teens)
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. Registration required. Register here
Black History Month Movie Night: Southside with You (adults & teens)
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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, visit http://www.smartstartfl.com