Activities and Events
All programs are via Zoom unless otherwise noted.
Quote-Unquote Discussion Group (adults)
Tuesday, April 6th, 10:30 a.m.
Sometimes you come across a phrase that makes you think. Jot it down, circle it, print it out, or just remember it and share it with this fun discussion group. Bring a favorite quote from a book or a saying that inspires you. Parkland Library card required to register. Register here.
National Library Week: April 5-10, 2021
“Food for Fines” to benefit Food for the Poor in Coconut Creek
Eliminate your overdue fines and do a good deed all at once! The Parkland Library is pleased to announce that the Food for Fines program is returning for National Library Week. For each unexpired, non-perishable food item you bring to the library, $1 of overdue fines will be waived from your account up to the amount of $25. (Note: This fine reduction program only applies to overdue fines. Fees related to damaged or lost items are not included.) The library will then donate all collected items to Food for the Poor.
An Autism Trailblazer’s Success Story: Speaker Haley Moss
Tuesday, April 13th, 6 p.m.
Parklander Haley Moss made international headlines last year when she became the first documented, openly autistic attorney admitted to the Florida Bar. She earned Bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Criminology from the University of Florida and then her Juris Doctor from University of Miami School of Law. She’s also an author and illustrator, and her writing about autism, neurodiversity and disability has appeared in The Washington Post, ABA Journal, HuffPost, Teen Vogue and more. These are just some of her many accomplishments. She’ll talk about these experiences and more. Come hear her story and prepared to be inspired. Parkland Library card required to register.
Parkland Library Book Club:
The Cold Millions by Jess Walter
Saturday, April 10th, 10:30 a.m.
Featuring an unforgettable cast of cops and tramps, suffragists and socialists, madams and murderers, The Cold Millions is an intimate story of brotherhood, love, sacrifice, and betrayal set against the panoramic backdrop of early 20th-century America. The Dolans live by their wits, jumping freight trains and lining up for day work at crooked job agencies. While 16-year-old Rye yearns for a steady job and a home, his older brother, Gig, dreams of a better world, fighting alongside other union men for fair pay and decent treatment. Enter Ursula the Great, a vaudeville singer who performs with a live cougar and introduces the brothers to a far more dangerous creature: a mining magnate determined to keep his wealth and his hold on Ursula. Parkland Library card required to register. Register here.
Meditation on the Patio (adults & teens)
Friday, April 16th, 10:30 a.m. (IN PERSON)
Join us on the library’s peaceful patio for a session of mindfulness and stress release. Class size will be limited in order to maintain proper physical distancing, and face coverings are required. Parkland Library card required to register. Register here.
Relax & Write (adults)
Wednesday, April 21, 10:30 a.m.
Writers, sort-of writers, and, yes, even non-writers will have fun in this no-pressure creative experience. Parkland Library card required to register. Register here.
Arts, Books & Culture Discussion Group (adults)
Monday, April 26th, 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. Register here.
Artist of the Month: Sandra Canning
Exhibit: April 1 to April 31, 2021
This is the serendipitous journey of a female photographer unveiling beauty in all her disguises. Canning’s vision when creating an image is based on sharing our "Beautiful Whirled" as she sees it: through the prism of optimism, lit by hope, inspired by awe, and ruled by beauty. Her belief is that when we commune with beauty, we touch the Divine. Most of her fine art images have been captured in Florida. Her subjects include seascapes, landscapes, & architecture.
"The Sunshine State in Black & White" is a body of work that explores a Florida not meant for postcards or tourist brochures. The work challenges the viewer to look beyond the typical depiction of blue skies and beaches to find a symphony of light, form, and shadow that is hidden in plain sight. Many of the images have been captured in Miami, Broward and Palm Beach.
Canning is mostly self-taught. Long exposure is her preferred technique because it provides a photographic record of something that lies somewhere beyond real life – “Photographing the fourth dimension (time) allows me to transport the observer to a world between worlds,” said Canning. She was born in Trinidad, grew up in St. Thomas, USVI and now resides in South Florida.