February 24, 2017, 7:00 PM @ Amphitheater
February 25, 2017, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Library
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 discussing his book Dean Dixon: Negro at Home, Maestro Abroad, which brings to light a literal treasure trove of unpublished primary sources to tell the compelling story of this great American conductor.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 for over two decades and is in demand as a guest conductor, clinician, and adjudicator. Refreshments will be served. Registration required.
February 25, 2017, 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM @ Library
Actress, dancer, singer. Here was a woman with talent, beauty and ambition. Dorothy Dandridge owed it to herself to make it to the top. And make it, she would. An acclaimed stage performer, Dorothy struggled with the challenge of her color in Hollywood. She beat out many more famous rivals for the role of “Carmen Jones” and became the first black woman ever nominated for a Best Actress Academy Award. Here was a woman who wouldn't wait in the wings. Halle Berry stars. Registration required. To register visit www.cityofparkland.org/library or call (954)757-4207.
February 27, 2017, 9:00 AM @ City Hall Conference Room
February 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.
February 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.
February 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.
February 28, 2017, 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM @ Library
Are you crazy about Minecraft and just can’t stop building? The Parkland Library’s Minecraft Club is right for you. Children will get the chance to build, explore, share, and learn the basics of Minecraft. Participants must bring their own device with Minecraft already downloaded. Parkland Library card required to register. To register visit www.cityofparkland.org/library or call (954)757-4207.
February 28, 2017, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
This is the final class in the Microsoft Excel series at the City of Parkland. This class will go into greater extensive detail on creating and formatting Pivot Tables, conducting analysis on your Excel worksheet, explain the variables in conditional formatting, and investigating Macros. The class will leave allotted time for any Excel issues students may have. Successful attendees of this course will receive a Certificate of Completion to show their advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel.