March 23, 2017, 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM @ Library
Come to the Parkland Library to practice your reading skills by reading to Ruby, a therapy dog who is almost as big as Clifford! This program encourages children to read by providing a non-judgmental listener and furry friend who won’t mind if you make a mistake. Bring a book from home or choose one at the library. Each child will have the opportunity to read for about 5 minutes. Parkland Library Card required to register. To register visit www.cityofparkland.org/library or call (954)757-4207.
March 27, 2017, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Library
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. To register visit www.cityofparkland.org/library or call (954)757-4207.
March 27, 2017, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ Library
Would your child benefit from a Reading Buddy? When younger students read with older students, literacy skills are picked up in an enjoyable manner. The Parkland Juniorettes, high school girls dedicated to making a difference, have partnered with the Parkland Library to help younger students with reading. Building partnerships between our high-achieving high school students and elementary-age children is an excellent way to reinforce lifelong reading success. (Note: On the Mondays that school is closed, Reading Buddies will not meet.) Registration is not required; just meet at the desk in the center of the library. For more information visit www.cityofparkland.org/library or call (954) 757-4207.
March 27, 2017, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ City Hall Commission Chambers
Coastal Community Church
March 28, 2017, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM @ Library
Put it all together with new and old friends during this relaxing morning of jigsaw puzzles. Enjoy snacks, listen to music, and get that sense of completion. Registration required. To register visit www.cityofparkland.org/library or call (954)757-4207.
March 29, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Library
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. Registration required. To register visit www.cityofparkland.org/library or call (954)757-4207.
March 30, 2017, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Library
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. To register visit www.cityofparkland.org/library or call (954)757-4207.