Activities and Events
Artist of the Month: Lori Arbel
Lori Arbel is an artist, creative life coach, and lightworker guiding young adults through personal journeys of self-discovery and, often, the discovery of their own talents. Her passion is to create mixed-media art and photography – and to help others bring out their own inner artists.
Knit N Knowledge
Monday, May 2nd at 10:30 a.m.
Do you enjoy knitting? Bring your own projects, tips, techniques and ideas to share with fellow knitters at the Parkland Library.
Coloring and Card Making
Tuesday, May 3rd at 10:30 a.m.
Greeting cards are a great way to express your creativity. Coloring books, magazines and art books are also a great source of design inspiration. This is an easy and fun project. Materials are provided and feel free to bring your own supplies as well. Bring a friend to enjoy this monthly workshop. Parkland Library card required to register.
Mixed Media Art Class (Adults and Teens)
Wednesday, May 11th at 4 p.m.
Using marks and a reduced, neutral palette, delve into thought patterns to question how we make our mark on the world while embracing emotional introspection for content; creative expression as dialogue. Black pen and ink lines along with geometric shapes express visual patterns, as energetic and meditative renderings. The imperfections of the handmade paper and pop of gold illustrate metaphor, transforming sometimes negative energy into something beautiful. Parkland library card is required to register.
Parkland Library Book Club
Saturday, May 14th at 10:30 a.m.
Biography of Choice – Please read any biography you like and share a short synopsis with us. Tell us why you chose this person, and an interesting fact that we hadn’t known about them before. Parkland Library card required to register.
Cooking with Chef Alice: A Taste of Thailand
Tuesday, May 17th at 11 a.m.
Join us as Chef Alice will be taking us to Thailand. Her menu includes Green Mango Salad, Vegan Pineapple Fried Rice, and Fruit Macerated in Ginger Syrup with Toasted Coconut and Mint. Parkland Library card required to register.
Keep Calm and Bingo On
Wednesday, May 18th at 5:00 p.m.
Are you feeling lucky? Want to have some fun? Try your luck at winning some fun prizes! Come join us and be ready to shout BINGO!! Parkland Library card required to register.
Sahaja Meditation (adults and teens)
Saturday, May 21st at 10:30 a.m.
Sahaja meditation is a simple, time-honored meditation that reduces stress and increases wellness. It brings better focus and helps people become more centered and better balanced. Anyone can do it, and no equipment is necessary as this is done sitting comfortably in a chair. Apurva Puranik, a Sahaja Yoga Meditation practitioner since 2005, will lead this session. Parkland Library card required to register.
Afternoon Film and Discussion: The Pianist (adults)
Saturday, May 21st at 1:30 p.m.
In this adaptation of the autobiography "The Pianist: The Extraordinary True Story of One Man's Survival in Warsaw, 1939-1945," Wladyslaw Szpilman (Adrien Brody), a Polish Jewish radio station pianist, sees Warsaw change gradually as World War II begins. Szpilman is forced into the Warsaw Ghetto, but is later separated from his family during Operation Reinhard. From this time until the concentration camp prisoners are released, Szpilman hides in various locations among the ruins of Warsaw.
Parkland Library Card required to register.
Arts, Books & Conversation Group (adults)
Monday, May 23rd at 10:30 a.m.
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’s trending in pop culture? Share your thoughts, listen to others, and get your culture fix as we chat. Parkland Library card required to register.
Open Play Game Room (adults)
Fridays from 12:30 to 4 p.m.
Bring a board/card game or use one of the library’s for a social afternoon. Meet your friends for Mah Jong, dominoes, canasta and more. Registration not required.
Fridays at 10:30 a.m.
Enjoy a morning of continuous tales of short stories and poetry, novels in progress and articles. We sip coffee, munch on a bit of cake or other edibles and read what we gave written during the week before our meeting. If you are thinking about writing, have done so in the past or felt the desire to tell your story- join us. This class is facilitated by poet and author Antonia Philips Rabb. Registration not required.