Activities and Events

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Artist of the Month: Cindy Silva


Cindy Silva is a Long Island born painter who stylizes her figurative work with a fanciful twist. Using her beautiful daughter as her muse, Cindy’s acrylic on canvas paintings evoke feelings of love and beauty in the world around us all. Her goal is for her work to inspire happiness and optimism through the colors, techniques and moods in her paintings. With a BFA from the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC, Cindy worked as a product designer in the toy industry for 18 years, playing a large role in developing many popular children’s product lines. Cindy continues to bring a playful vision to her art by combining realistic subjects and adding color and whimsy. Since 2010 Cindy has lived with her lovely family in Parkland. Life in Florida has provided Cindy with a renewed perspective on her abilities to reflect upon and whimsically capture moments that are meaningful. Her work will be on display at the Parkland Library October 1st through 31st.


Silva art

Peaceful Pieces Jigsaw Puzzle Meetup (adults)


Tuesday, October 24th, 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 and teens)


Wednesday, October 25th, 6:30 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.

Art Class: Leaf Paintings with Lori Arbel (adults)


Thursday, October 26th, 10:30 a.m. to noon


Join Lori Arbel, founder of Venture with Art, as she shares tools for infusing creativity into your daily life. You'll experience the freedom and release of creating from your intuition while using a variety of art materials on leaves. No art experience needed. Enjoy the process of art making! Supplies included. Registration required. Register here.

Potluck Social & Recipe Exchange (adults)


Saturday, October 28th, 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. 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: Sleepwalk with Me (adults)


Saturday, October 28th, 2 p.m.


When an aspiring stand-up fails to express his true feelings about his girlfriend and his stalled career, his anxiety comes out in increasingly funny and dangerous sleepwalking incidents. Winner of a 2012 Audience Award at Sundance, this sincere and hilarious film from comedian Mike Birbiglia is based on his off-Broadway show and bestselling book. It's also the first movie from Ira Glass and co-produced by This American Life, and features Lauren Ambrose (Six Feet Under), Carol Kane (Taxi), James Rebhorn (Meet the Parents), Cristin Milioti (star of Broadway's Once), plus comedians Marc Maron, Kristen Schaal, Wyatt Cenac, Jessi Klein, Henry Phillips and David Wain. Registration required. Register here.

Arts, Books and Culture Discussion Group


Monday, October 30th, 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.

TED Talk Screening & Discussion


Wednesday, November 1st, 6:30 p.m.


“Do Schools Kill Creativity?” is the topic of this 20-minute TED Talk by Sir Ken Robinson. We’ll watch a video presentation of his enlightening, humorous talk, then the group will react and discuss. Registration required. Register here. 
 

Used Book Fair


Thursday, November 2nd through Saturday, November 4th


Sponsored by the Parkland Friends of the Library during the library’s operating hours these three days, the fair features used books. 


All Booked Up Book Discussion Group: Thank You for Your Service by David Finkel


Saturday, November 4th, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.


To write The Good Soldiers, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Finkel went to the front lines of Baghdad and embedded with the men of the 2-16 Infantry Battalion during the infamous "surge," a grueling 15-month tour that changed them all forever. In Thank You for Your Service, Finkel has done something even more extraordinary. Once again, he has embedded with some of the men of the 2-16, but this time he has done it at home, here in the States, after their deployments have ended. He is with them in their most intimate, painful, and hopeful moments as they try to recover, and in doing so, he creates an indelible, essential portrait of what life after war is like, not just for these soldiers, but for their wives, widows, children, and friends, and for the professionals who are truly trying, and to a great degree failing, to undo the damage that has been done. When we ask young men and women to go to war, what are we asking of them? And when they return, what are we thanking them for? Registration not required. 

Knit ‘N’ Knowledge


Monday, November 6th, 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.


Healthy Lifestyle: Update on ADHD & Autism Spectrum Disorders


Wednesday, November 8th, 6:30 p.m.


Mark A. Epstein, M.D., Medical Director of the Dan Marino Center at Nicklaus Children's Hospital, will discuss the diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorders and ADHD – stressing what we know, what we think we know, and what we don't know regarding these disorders. Registration required. Register here.

Adult Coloring Book Art


Tuesday, November 14th, 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. 

“Complicit” Film Screening & Filmmaker Talk Back


Thursday, November 16th, 6 p.m.


Join us for this very special screening of the documentary “Complicit,” featuring the untold story of why President Roosevelt and the State Department refused safe haven to Jewish refugees fleeing the Nazis on the S.S. St. Louis. Following the screening, there will be a discussion with the filmmaker. Registration required. Register here.

Afternoon Board Games (adults)


Saturday, November 18th, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.


Yahtzee, Scrabble, checkers, chess, backgammon 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.

Peaceful Pieces Jigsaw Puzzle Meetup (adults)


Monday, November 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.

Arts, Books and Culture Discussion Group

Monday, November 27th, 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: Collage Trinket Boxes


Tuesday, November 28th, 11 a.m.


The gift-giving season is almost upon us, so come to the library to get crafty by making a collage on a wooden trinket box that’s perfect for storing jewelry, recipe cards, or any other little treasures. Registration is required. Register here. 


Authors Celebrate Jewish Book Month


Wednesday, November 29th, 6:30 p.m.


Local authors from the National League of American Pen Women will celebrate Jewish Book Month: Carol White (Conversion); Meryl Davids Landau (Enlightened Parenting: A Mom Reflects on Living Spiritually with Kids); Alexandra Goodwin (Exchange at the Border); and Sheila Firestone (Myriam and the Women of the Desert, a musical, with a CD of music "Ancient Blue Threads"). Registration is required.
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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.