Teen Spot

All events are free, but require registration. Register online or call (954) 757-4207
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It’s Greek to Me:
Timely Tales from Greek Mythology and Art


Thursday, March 30th, 6:30 p.m.


The antics of the gods and goddesses of ancient Greece have intrigued and delighted both children and adults for literally thousands of years. Their stories are part of our western culture, inspiring writers from William Shakespeare to Rick Riordan (his Percy Jackson series has given new life to Perseus in the 21st century). Today it is still fun for us to imagine the great Zeus and his brothers and sisters sitting atop Mt. Olympus meting out rewards and punishments to the mortals below. Join Dr. Margery Marcus as she discusses the origins of Greek mythology and colorfully recounts many of its famous tales, while sharing the masterpieces of art based on the great stories. Registration required. Register here.  




Teen Writers Roundtable (middle school and high school kids)


Wednesday, February 22nd, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.


This group meets monthly to share all forms of writing and give and get feedback from peers, who are guided by a qualified adult facilitator. Bring your poetry, stories, writing homework or whatever writing you’d like to discuss with the group. Each meeting starts with a fun creative writing warm-up. Refreshments will be served. Register here.

Author Rufus Jones, Jr. presents Dean Dixon: Negro at Home, Maestro Abroad


Saturday, February 25th, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.


In honor of Black History Month, the Parkland Library hosts conductor and scholar Rufus Jones, Jr. discussing his book Dean Dixon: Negro at Home, Maestro Abroad, which brings to light a literal treasure trove of unpublished primary sources to tell the compelling story of this great American conductor. A testament to Dixon’s resolve, this first-ever full-length biography of this American musical hero chronicles Dixon’s musical upbringing, beginnings as a conductor, painful decision to leave his own country, rise to fame in Europe and his triumphant stand 21 years later when he returned to the United States to serve as a model for aspiring Black classical musicians. Rufus Jones, Jr. is an orchestral conductor, published author, and educator. His research has focused on African American classical musicians. Dr. Jones has conducted orchestras of all levels for over two decades and is in demand as a guest conductor, clinician, and adjudicator. Refreshments will be served. Registration required. Register here.

Photography Course with Jeremiah Jenner (adults and teens)


Wednesdays, March 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th, 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 private workshops at his studio in downtown Fort Lauderdale. The four sessions will be: Color and Composition – the Basics; Architectural Photography; Abstraction; and a Photography Scavenger Hunt. Parkland Library card required to register. Register Here

It’s Greek to Me: Timely Tales from Greek Mythology and Art (adults and teens)


Thursday, March 30th, 6:30 p.m.


The antics of the gods and goddesses of ancient Greece have intrigued and delighted both children and adults for literally thousands of years. Their stories are part of our western culture, inspiring writers from William Shakespeare to Rick Riordan (his Percy Jackson series has given new life to Perseus in the 21st century). Today it is still fun for us to imagine the great Zeus and his brothers and sisters sitting atop Mt. Olympus meting out rewards and punishments to the mortals below. Join Dr. Margery Marcus as she discusses the origins of Greek mythology and colorfully recounts many of its famous tales, while sharing the masterpieces of art based on the great stories. Registration required. Register Here

Smart Start Tutoring


varied Saturdays, 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, www.smartstartfl.com