Photography Course with Jeremiah Jenner
(adults & teens)
Tuesdays, September 12th, 19th, 26th,
& October 3rd, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Bring your camera and get ready for fun while learning! This 4-week fine art photography course will be taught by certified photography instructor Jeremiah Jenner, who also instructs at Art Center South Florida as well as at private workshops at his studio in downtown Fort Lauderdale. The four sessions will cover color and composition, architectural photography, abstraction and more. Parkland Library card required to register.
All-Ages Rock Painting
Thursday, August 17th, 10:30 a.m. to noon
Be part of the new movement trending across the nation: spreading happiness and smiles through a small act of kindness. How? Paint river rocks and hide them for others to find. We will provide the supplies. You bring the inspiration! You’ll leave with your new creation, and then you can decide later where you want to hide it. Registration required. Register here.
ACT Test Simulation
Saturday, August 19th, 8:30 a.m.
The Parkland Library ACT Simulation is for Parkland high school students and is conducted by Score at the Top. The test will be fully proctored and will take approximately four hours to complete. Students will get to experience what it means to take a real test under actual test conditions. In addition, they will learn about endurance and the importance of peak performance. At the end of the session, the test will be collected to be scored. Each parent/student will be then contacted by Score at the Top the following week with the results. Parkland Library card required to register. Register here.
“The Art of the Mystery: What Evil Lurks?” with speaker Dr. Margery Marcus
Tuesday, August 29th, 6:30 p.m.
Distinguished educator Dr. Margery Marcus will give an overview of the history of detective fiction and take a look at why readers love mysteries. She will touch on all different types of mysteries and give lots of recommendations for book lovers. Registration required.
An Introduction to the Art of Storytelling: A Performance/Lecture by Caren S. Neile (adults & teens)
Saturday, September 16th, 10:30 a.m.
Think storytelling is just for kids? Think again! The ability to tell, understand, and experience life through the sharing of story is one of the most important aspects of our human identity. This lively and entertaining program lead by Caren S. Neile, Ph.D., a performance storyteller and affiliate professor at Florida Atlantic University, will explain how storytelling affects the brain, why it is used in a wide variety of fields, how to jumpstart your own storytelling abilities and more. Plus, you'll hear some terrific stories, old and new. You’ll even find out how to tell your story on public radio! Registration required. Register here
Smart Start Tutoring
varied Saturdays beginning September 9th, 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