July 8, 2017, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Library
The Mothers is a surprising story about young love, a big secret in a small community - and the things that ultimately haunt us most. Set within a contemporary black community in Southern California, Brit Bennett's mesmerizing first novel begins by telling the story of the last season of high school life for Nadia Turner, a rebellious, grief-stricken, seventeen-year-old beauty. Mourning her own mother's recent suicide, she takes up with the local pastor's son. Luke Sheppard is twenty-one, a former football star whose injury has reduced him to waiting tables at a diner. They are young; it's not serious. But the pregnancy that results from this teen romance - and the subsequent cover-up - will have an impact that goes far beyond their youth. Registration is not required. For more information visit www.cityofparkland.org/library or call 954-757-4207.
July 8, 2017, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Library
Teens will be paired up with young budding authors to guide them through the story creation process. Each child will write and illustrate a mini story to take home. This group meets once a month, and a different genre will be explored each month. Parkland Library card required to register. To register visit www.cityofparkland.org/library or call 954-757-4207.
July 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 Tyra Juliette followed by Face2Face. 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.