Activities and Events

All events are free, but most require registration. Register online or call (954) 757-4200.

                

Artist of the Month
Kuntal Choksi



Born and raised in India, a land of Art, Culture, Yoga and Spirituality, Kuntal is a self-taught artist who believes "art is a journey of soul, which never ends" and "every child is an artist.” Kuntal enjoys painting landscapes, flowers, birds, animals and ethnic Indian art and works with acrylic, oil paints, pastels and mixed media on canvas. His color scheme is by and large pure, vivid, vibrant and bold. Kuntal also creates digital artwork on iPad and laptop. Apart from painting, Kuntal loves paper quilling and playing Bollywood Indian music on Keyboards. He lives in Parkland with his wife and two young children who are equally interested in art and music. His art will be on display in the Parkland Library October 1st through 31st. Meet the artist at his art reception on Saturday, October  15th from 12:00 p.m. to 1: p.m.






Knit ‘N’ Knowledge


Monday, October 3rd, 10:30 a.m

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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.

Italianissimo


Monday, October 3rd, 17th, 24th, 31st, 7 p.m.


This is a class for individuals who would like to learn to speak Italian and for those who like to improve their Italian speaking skills and is led by Antonio Del Bene of Byron Tree USA. The classes will be held weekly at the Parkland Library.

Coffee Bar and Used Book Fair


Saturday, October 8th, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Located in the Library Lobby, the fair is sponsored by the Parkland Friends of the Library.

All Booked Up Book Discussion Group: The Rent Collector by Camron Wright


Saturday, October 8th, 10:30 a.m.


This fictional story, based on actual accounts, follows a Cambodian family that lives at – and makes their living from – Stung Meanchey, the largest municipal waste dump in all of Cambodia. As her husband scavenges the dump for things to sell, Sang Ly tries to find a way to heal her ailing son. When she discovers that the bad-tempered rent collector can read, Sang Ly begs the woman to teach her. The unlikely relationship is the beginning of a life-changing quest. It is a story of hope, determination, and the strength of family. It is the journey of one woman to save her son and another woman’s chance at redemption. It demonstrates that even in a dump in Cambodia – perhaps especially in a dump in Cambodia – everyone deserves a second chance. Registration is not required.

Developing a Healthy Lifestyle: Nutrition and Diets


Thursday, October 13th, 6:30 p.m.


Part of the Parkland Library’s Healthy Lifestyle series, this class will be led by Renee Brunetti LD/N and will offer nutrition tips and facts about diets. Renee Brunetti has a Bachelor’s degree in Dietetics and is a Certified Personal Trainer with the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) with over 20 years of experience as a fitness instructor and over 10 years of experience as a dietitian. Registration is required. Register here.

Author Sally Ling: Al Capone’s Miami


Saturday, October 15th, 10:30 a.m.


While many folks know about Al Capone’s time in Chicago, few know he owned a home on Miami Beach, ran his illegal businesses from there, purchased land in Deerfield Beach where he ran a speakeasy and little “fish” business, or spent his last years at his estate in Miami Beach after being released from Alcatraz. Author Sally J. Ling, Florida’s History Detective, will share a fascinating look at an American gangster and his time in South Florida. Q & A and book signing to follow. Registration required. Register here.


Afternoon Film and Discussion: Creature from the Black Lagoon


Saturday, October 15th, 2 p.m.


Universal Pictures introduced audiences to yet another movie monster in 1954 with this superbly crafted classic film. The story involves the members of a fossil-hunting expedition down a dark tributary of the mist-shrouded Amazon, where they enter the domain of a prehistoric, amphibious "Gill Man" – possibly the last of a species of fanged, clawed humanoids who may have evolved entirely underwater. Director Jack Arnold makes excellent use of the tropical location, employing heavy mists and eerie jungle noises to create an atmosphere of nearly constant menace. The film's most effective element is certainly the monster itself, with his pulsating gills and fearsome webbed talons. Registration required. Register here.

Nature Photography Tips (adults and teens)


Wednesday, October 19th, 6:15 p.m.


Photographer Jodi Turchin will share samples of her work while giving pointers for taking great nature shots. She will discuss camera equipment, photo composition, places to print quality photos, and locations for finding nature and wildlife settings locally. Registration required. Register Here

Autumn Craft Class (adults)


Friday, October 21st, 2 p.m.


Come and capture the essence of the fall season by creating a beautiful leaf bowl with Art Paper Scissors at the Parkland Library. No crafting experience needed. Registration required. Register Here

Arts, Books and Culture Discussion Group


Monday, October 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

Decision 2016: What’s on Your Ballot? Hosted by the League of Women Voters 


Wednesday, October 26th, 6:30 p.m.


Democracy is not a spectator sport, and the League of Women Voters wants to help you become an informed voter. This nonpartisan political organization encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. Refreshments will be served. Registration required. Register Here

Adult Coloring Book Art


Tuesday, November 1st, 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.

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.