April 6, 2017, 6:00 PM - April 13, 2017, 6:30 PM @ City Hall Commission Chambers
April 8, 2017, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Library
A debut novel about a wealthy but fractured Chinese immigrant family that had it all, only to lose every last cent – and about the road trip they take across America that binds them back together. Charles Wang built a cosmetics empire and made a fortune, but he's just been ruined by the financial crisis. Now all Charles wants is to go to China and attempt to reclaim his family's ancestral lands – and his pride. But first, the family embarks on a cross-country road trip from their foreclosed Bel-Air home to the upstate New York hideout of the eldest daughter, disgraced art world it-girl Saina. Outrageously funny and full of charm, The Wangs vs. the World is an entirely fresh look at what it means to belong in America – and how going from glorious riches to (still name-brand) rags brings one family together in a way money never could. Registration is not required. For more information visit www.cityofparkland.org/library or call (954) 757-4207.
April 8, 2017, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Library
Cory Evan Laub is an illustrator and writer living in Florida. A specialist in the fields of cartoon art, comic book design, fiction writing, and journalism, Cory holds a B.A. in English from University of Florida, and trained for two years at the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art in New Jersey. During his college years Cory held an internship with Marvel Comics, and he regularly appears in Artist Alley at comic book conventions, most notably MegaCon in Orlando. In 2007 he produced his first comic book, a war story titled Rough Draft. In addition to his fulltime job as a high school English teacher, Cory runs the Comic Book Design course at the Coral Springs Museum of Art and holds cartooning classes at several library, camp, and aftercare programs. Cory works in both black & white and color, and utilizes a large array of media, from pencil to brush and ink, ballpoint pen, digital graphics, and paint. His work will be on display at the Parkland Library April 1st-30th.
April 8, 2017, 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ Amphitheater
Grab your lawn chairs and blankets for an evening of music, food, and great company! The City of Parkland along with Northwest Medical Center will welcome to the stage Paisley Cruz followed by Big City Dogs. Come hungry because there will also be a wide variety of food trucks to eat from. No tents, pets or alcoholic beverages are allowed within the park.