Activities and Events

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Artist of the Month: Anne Fallick Warren
Artist’s Reception, Saturday, April 7th  11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Anne Fallick Warren attended the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan and specialized in illustration and design and was a retail Art Director for Hills Department Stores, Zayres Stores, and Burdines. She paints using mostly acrylic and mixed media, corrugated cardboard, music sheets and other items.  In addition to abstract and portrait art, Anne has a series of paintings titled “Lost Identity”. These paintings represent people in the world who feel that their lives don’t matter and who’ve been told they have no self-worth.  Their faces are lost in trees, and different backgrounds. She is a presenting artist, commissioned charcoal portrait artist, teacher, and an art therapist for Alzheimer’s patients. Her work will be on display at the Parkland Library April 2nd through 30th.

Potluck Social & Recipe Exchange (adults)

Saturday, April 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: The Hundred-Foot Journey (adults)

Saturday, April 28th, 2 p.m.

When the chilly chef proprietress of a Michelin-starred French restaurant in southern France (Helen Mirren) gets wind of a culinary immigrant opening an Indian restaurant just 100 feet from her own, her icy protests escalate to all-out war between the two establishments. It's a celebration of triumph over exile as these two worlds collide and one young man tries to find the comfort of home in every pot – wherever he may be. This uplifting story bursts with flavor, passion and heart. Registration required. Register here.

Arts, Books and Culture Discussion Group

Monday, April 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 Video Screening & Discussion: “Inside the Mind of a Master Procrastinator”

Wednesday, May 2nd, 6 p.m.

Blogger Tim Urban knows that procrastination doesn't make sense, but he's never been able to shake his habit of waiting until the last minute to get things done. In this hilarious and insightful talk, Urban takes us on a journey through YouTube binges, Wikipedia rabbit holes and bouts of staring out the window – and encourages us to think harder about what we're really procrastinating on, before we run out of time. We’ll watch a video presentation of this entertaining talk and then discuss as a group. Registration required. Register here

Knit ‘n’ Knowledge

Monday, May 7th, 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.

Adult Coloring Book Art

Tuesday, May 8th, 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

You’ve Been Hacked! (adults & teens)

Wednesday, May 9th, 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 Register here

Used Book Fair

Thursday, May 10th through Saturday, May 12th

Sponsored by the Parkland Friends of the Library during the library’s operating hours these three days, the fair features used books. For more information, call 954-757-4203.

All Booked Up Book Discussion Group

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng, Saturday, May 12th, 10:30 a.m.

From the bestselling author of Everything I Never Told You, a riveting novel that traces the intertwined fates of the picture-perfect Richardson family and the enigmatic mother and daughter who upend their lives. In Shaker Heights, a placid, progressive suburb of Cleveland, everything is planned – from the layout of the winding roads, to the colors of the houses, to the successful lives its residents will go on to lead. And no one embodies this spirit more than Elena Richardson, whose guiding principle is playing by the rules. Enter Mia Warren – an enigmatic artist and single mother – who arrives in this idyllic bubble with her teenaged daughter Pearl, and rents a house from the Richardsons. Soon Mia and Pearl become more than tenants: all four Richardson children are drawn to the mother-daughter pair. But Mia carries with her a mysterious past and a disregard for the status quo that threatens to upend this carefully ordered community. Registration not required.

Peaceful Pieces Jigsaw Puzzle Meetup (adults)

Tuesday, May 15th, 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

Afternoon Board Games (adults)

Friday, May 18th, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Yahtzee, Scrabble, checkers, dominoes, 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! Registration required. Register here

Afternoon Film & Discussion: A Dog’s Purpose (adults)

Saturday, May 19th, 2 p.m.

Based on the beloved bestselling novel by W. Bruce Cameron, A Dog's Purpose shares the soulful and surprising story of one devoted dog (voiced by Josh Gad) who finds the meaning of his own existence through the lives of the humans he teaches to laugh and love. Registration required. Register here

Arts, Books and Culture Discussion Group

Monday, May 21st, 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

Memorial Day Ceremony

Wednesday, May 23rd, 6:30 to 7 p.m.

Parkland Library will mark this coming day of observance with a presentation of colors by Westglades Middle School JROTC, and a performance of taps and The Star-Spangled Banner by an ensemble from Westglades Band. Harpist Darlene Weingarten, a member of the South Florida Chapter of the American Harp Society, will then provide beautiful background music as attendees write notes or create coloring pages to add to a memorial message board, if they wish. 

Aging with Style (adults)

Wednesday, May 30th, 6:30 p.m.

Come hear from an Ivy League educated attorney with over 20 years of experience about the latest updates on how to protect your assets from probate and how to age with style. Lisa I. Glassman, Esq. is a proud Parkland resident since 2004 and will be discussing wills, revocable trusts, powers of attorney, health care surrogate documents and more. 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.