Teen Writers Roundtable (middle & high school)
Wednesday, December 20th, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Share any form of writing and give and get feedback from peers, who are guided by a qualified adult facilitator. Bring your poetry, stories, or whatever writing you’d like to discuss with the group. We’ll start with a fun creative-writing warm-up. Snacks will be served. Parkland Library card required to register.
All-Ages Rock Painting
Tuesday, January 2nd, 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
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. Parkland Library card required to register. Register here.
ary 3rd, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Chase away the post-holiday doldrums by spending a fun-filled afternoon at the Parkland Library! There will be something for everyone. Participate in a scavenger hunt, stroll through a Storywalk, stop by the treat table for a sweet surprise, and enjoy live music by Senior Moments…the Unforgettable Band. Registration not required.
“100 Years Ago: Then and Now” with speaker Dr. Margery Marcus (adults & teens)
Tuesday, January 16th, 6:30 p.m.
Western Europe under terror attack. America reluctantly drawn into conflict abroad. Contentious politics at home and headaches from Mexico. Women fighting for gender equality and new technologies making life better. Today’s world? No, 100 years ago! Join Dr. Margery Marcus as she examines the remarkable parallels in history, politics, and daily life between 100 years ago and today. Registration required. Register here
Teen Writers Roundtable (middle school & high school)
Wednesday, January 17th, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Share any form of writing and give and get feedback from peers, who are guided by a qualified adult facilitator. Bring your poetry, stories, or whatever writing you’d like to discuss with the group. We’ll start with a fun creative-writing warm-up. Snacks will be served. Parkland Library card required to register. Register here
Artist of the Month: Josh Riemer
Artist’s Reception Saturday, January 20th 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Josh Riemer is a high school student with a passion for photography and videography. He has been a photographer for about four years and loves hearing the click of the shutter and capturing an image. He is interested in a variety of subject matter. His work will be on display at the Parkland Library January 2nd through 31st.
A Night of Shared Stories (adults & teens)
Wednesday, January 24th, 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
TED Talk Video Screening & Discussion
Wednesday, January 31st, 6 p.m.
“Looks Aren't Everything: Believe Me, I'm a Model” is the topic of this TED Talk by Cameron Russell. Russell admits she won "a genetic lottery": she's tall, pretty and an underwear model. But don't judge her by her looks. In this fearless talk, she takes a wry look at the industry that had her looking highly seductive at barely 16-years-old. We’ll watch a video presentation of this entertaining and thought-provoking talk and then discuss as a group. 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, visit http://www.smartstartfl.com