Teen Spot

All events are free, but require registration. Register online or call (954) 757-4207
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Creative Writing Workshop for Teens


(middle and high school)


Tuesday, June 19th, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.


Instructor Jodi Turchin will lead the way in this fun creative-writing get-together. There will be hands-on activities such as drafting ideas for a novel and using settings to develop characters -- along with tips on how to find an agent, get published and become part of local writing groups. Parkland Library card required to register.
 Register here


Parkland Library’s “Libraries Rock” Summer Reading Club
(children, teens and adults)


June 7 – August 11


Sponsored by Parkland Friends of the Library and Parkland/Coral Springs Business Group
Every person age 2 years through adult will receive a small gift for coming in and registering for the “Libraries Rock” Summer Reading Club. Keep a log of books you read to earn prizes all summer. The more books you read the more prizes you get! Keep reading all summer and earn prizes along the way. Children and teens must have a Parkland Library card to register. 

All-Ages Rock Painting


Monday, June 18th, 3 to 4:30 p.m.


Be part of the 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. Parkland Library card required to register. Register here

Creative Writing Workshop for Teens (middle and high school)


Tuesday, June 19th, 6 to 7:30 p.m.


Instructor Jodi Turchin will lead the way in this fun creative-writing get-together. There will be hands-on activities such as drafting ideas for a novel and using settings to develop characters – along with tips on how to find an agent, get published, and become part of local writing groups. Parkland Library card required to register. Register here

TED Talk Video Screening & Discussion: “My Wish: Use Art to Turn the World Inside Out” (adults & teens)


Wednesday, June 20th, 6 p.m.


Beloved French street artist JR depicts social injustices through giant, involved works portraying the faces of the impoverished and displaced. JR uses his camera to show the world its true face, by pasting photos of the human face across massive canvases. He hopes to inspire others to take up his cause and join him in showing oppressors the people they negatively impact or sometimes even outright exploit. We’ll watch a video presentation of this talk and then discuss as a group. Registration required. Register here.
 


Afternoon Film & Discussion: Step: A Real Life Story (adults & high school teens)


Saturday, June 23rd, 2 p.m.


Set against the backdrop of Baltimore’s inner city, Step chronicles the senior year of a girls’ high school step dance team. Empowered by their teachers, coaches, families, and each other, they strive to win a championship and go to college. Registration required. Register here.

Teen Craft: Book Folding (middle and high school)


Tuesday, June 26th 4:00 p.m.


Cultivate your crafty side with this fun and easy project that will result in an artsy sculpture made by folding the pages of a book. No experience necessary. All materials will be provided. Parkland Library card required to register. Register here

Art Class: Intuitive Collage (adults and teens)


Monday, July 9th 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.


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 including magazines. No art experience needed. Enjoy the process of art making! Supplies included. Registration required. Register here

A Night of Shared Stories (adults & teens)


Wednesday, July 11th, 6 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

SAT Test Simulation


Saturday, July 14th, 8:30 a.m. to noon


The Parkland Library SAT 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

Teen Craft: Paper Marbling


Monday, July 16th, 4 p.m.


Create your own swirling design for stationery or just a colorful work of art in this easy-to-do ink-and-paper art class. No experience necessary. Supplies included. Registration required. Register here

Book Folding Craft (adults and teens)


Monday, July 23rd, 10:30 a.m.


Cultivate your crafty side with this fun and easy project that will result in an artsy sculpture made by folding the pages of a book. No experience necessary. All materials will be provided. Registration required. Register here

Eyes of the World – Astronomy in Chile


Monday, July 23rd 1 p.m.


Join MSDHS Astronomy teacher Kyle Jeter as he discusses Astronomy research in Chile.  Mr. Jeter will share insights and pictures from his recent tour of the amazing observatories dotting the landscape of this beautiful country. Registration required. Register here

Cartooning with Corey (adults and teens) 


Wednesday, July 25th, 6 p.m.


Local cartoonist Cory Laub will teach participants to draw popular cartoon characters while entertaining the group with fun facts about animation and comic book trivia in this special session geared toward teens and adults. Registration required. Register here

Make-It-Mod Mannequin Craft (adults & teens)


Tuesday, July 31st, 2 p.m.


Bring a wooden figure to life! A flexible 12-inch mannequin will rock the style you choose in this crafty session. We’ll provide a mish-mosh of materials like paint, markers, ribbon, fabric scraps, cotton, glitter and more, along with a wooden mannequin with stand to decorate to your own taste. Registration required. Register here

Smart Start Tutoring


varied Saturdays during the school year, 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