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 1:00 p.m.

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


Monday, October 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.

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.

Social Skills: Don’t Leave Home Without Them (teens and parents)

Wednesday, November 2nd, 6:15 p.m.

Learn about the social skills it takes to make a great first impression and be able to connect with others. Social skills are not really taught in schools, but they are the key to success! Find out the social skills you need to make it in school and in the workplace. If your child is lacking confidence, shy or just needs to tune up social skills for interviews, this is the workshop for you! Experienced academic and life coach Kathy Matchunis will present an interactive workshop where you will learn techniques for meeting and greeting people, conflict resolution, anger/frustration management, starting and maintaining a conversation, and interviewing skills. She will also have raffle prizes. Parkland Library Card required to register. Register here.

Who’s the Boss Dog-Training Talk

Thursday, November 3rd, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Get your pooch ready for the holidays! Certified dog trainer Beth Glickman will share an overview of her training philosophy that helps owners communicate their expectations to their dogs in a positive, reinforcing manner, building an even better bond between human and pet. She will focus this session on the unique challenges holiday activities may present for dogs. Note: This is a humans-only session. Registration required. Register here.

All Booked Up Book Discussion Group: The True Story of Hansel and Gretel by Louise Murphy

Saturday, November 5th, 10:30 a.m.

In the last months of the Nazi occupation of Poland, two children are left by their father and stepmother to find safety in a dense forest. Because their real names will reveal their Jewishness, they are renamed "Hansel" and "Gretel." They wander in the woods until they are taken in by Magda, an eccentric and stubborn old woman called "witch" by the villagers. Magda is determined to save them, even as a German officer arrives with his own plans for the children. Combining classic themes of fairy tales and war literature, Louise Murphy’s haunting novel of journey and survival, of redemption and memory, powerfully depicts how war is experienced by families and especially by children. Registration is not required.

Knit ‘N’ Knowledge

Monday, November 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. Registration not required.

Developing a Healthy Lifestyle: Exercise and Fitness

Thursday, November 10th, 6:30 p.m.

Part of the Parkland Library’s Healthy Lifestyle series, this class will be led by certified Personal Training Specialist Edyie Harris and Dr. Ellie Nelson-Wernick, Licensed Psychologist, whose primary clinical areas of interest are pain and stress management, treatment of stress-related medical disorders, and facilitating positive health behavior change. Registration required. Register here.

Coffee Bar and Used Book Fair

Saturday, November 12th, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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


Monday, November 14th, 21st, 28th, 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. Registration not required.

An Insider’s View of the Local Theater Season with speaker Bill Hirschman

Tuesday, November 15th, 6:30 p.m.

Theater critic Bill Hirschman will give a rundown of the latest shows for the busy upcoming season and share his top picks. Hirschman, founder, editor and chief critic for Florida Theater On Stage (, has been involved in theater as an actor, director, producer and playwright most of his life. Find out why he thinks South Florida theater is so exciting and get his tips for the best places to go to enjoy it. Registration required. Register here.

Story Slam (adults and teens)

Wednesday, November 16th, 6:30 p.m.

Amateur storytellers (and the people who love them) will share and enjoy short, first-person narratives related to a theme. For this meeting, the theme will be “Family.” Interpret this theme however you like, then bring your original poem or story of no longer than eight minutes and volunteer to read or just come out to listen and support those sharing. Refreshments will be served. Registration required. Register here.

Adult Art: Fabric Painting

Friday, November 18th, 2 p.m.

Bring anything made of fabric and get ready to personalize it! Sneakers, hats, tote bags, jeans or anything else you can think of will all work for this paint-anything social afternoon. We’ll provide the paints and snacks; you just need to bring your item to decorate. Registration required. Registration required. Register here.

Pen Women Author Showcase

Saturday, November 19th, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

This showcase introduces four local writers from the National League of American PEN Women who will present their books: Alexandra Goodwin with her novel Exchange at the Border, a thrilling account of an illegal border crossing; Carol White with Sitting Pretty, her story collection and bonus novella; Janet S. Kleinman with Goodbye Russia, Hello America, her novel dealing with immigration and families; and Marlene Klotz with Shared Memories, a compilation of vignettes as told to her at an assisted living facility. Registration required. Register here.

Afternoon Film and Discussion: River of Victory

Saturday, November 19th, 2 p.m.

River of Victory, the documentary that inspired the book The Rent Collector, explores the complex love-hate relationship between Sang Ly, a young Cambodian mother, and the Stung Mean Chey landfill where she lives. While the dump provides her with a source of income, it's killing her son. Sang Ly leaves the dump in search of a Cambodian healer from her homeland. Her experiences in the countryside cause her to reevaluate her relationships, not only with those she loves, but also with the dump she has come to abhor. Registration required. Register here.

Arts, Books and Culture Discussion Group

Monday, November 28th, 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.

College Financial Planning

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

Bill Curtis of Community Outreach For Financial Education (COFFE) will explain how families can make college more affordable and how to select schools that will give students the best opportunity to earn a college degree. The path for each family is different, so taking the time to really understand needs and goals helps determine the most comfortable way for each family to pay the college bill. Parkland Library card required to register. Register here.

Holocaust Survivor Band

Wednesday, November 30th, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The Holocaust Survivor Band consists of Holocaust survivors and their children who perform traditional historic pre- and post-war Yiddish, Hebrew, Russian, Polish, English and international music. Founder and drummer Saul Dreier survived three concentration camps and was in Schindler’s factory. Co-founder and musical director Reuwen Ruby Sosnowicz survived the Warsaw Ghetto and was a lost child. Reuwen’s daughter Chanarose Sosnowicz is the lead vocalist and percussionist, and Jeffrey Black, on rhythm guitar, is a second generation Holocaust survivor from Great Britain. The band’s mission is to send a message through music that hatred and genocide are unacceptable. They also strive to see a world where all people across every nation can live in peace. 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.