Activities and Events

All events are free, but most require registration.
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Kristin Beck, Crazy Hearts

Artist Exhibit: Kristin Beck

Exhibit through November 30

Influenced by the vibrant culture of her native South Florida, Kristin Beck uses bold colors, recurring patterns, and strong lines that reflect the energy of the subtropics. Her most recurring theme is joy, which leaves its mark on many works. A goal for Beck is to bring a smile to her audience, which allows people to interact with art even when it cannot be touched. At the Artist Talk, Kristin will host a brief walk-through of her work and talk about the inspiration and process behind it. She will also take any questions. Registration is not required.

Work pictured at left: "Crazy Hearts"

All programs are via Zoom unless otherwise noted.

Arts, Books & Culture Discussion Group (adults)

Tuesday, October 27th, 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.

Parkland Library Book Club: The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead

Saturday, November 7th, 10:30 a.m.

When Elwood Curtis, a black boy growing up in 1960s Tallahassee, is unfairly sentenced to a juvenile reformatory called the Nickel Academy, he finds himself trapped in a grotesque chamber of horrors. Elwood's only salvation is his friendship with fellow "delinquent" Turner, which deepens despite Turner's conviction that Elwood is hopelessly naive, that the world is crooked, and that the only way to survive is to scheme and avoid trouble. As life at the Academy becomes more perilous, the tension between Elwood's ideals and Turner's skepticism leads to a decision whose repercussions will echo down the decades. Based on the real story of a reform school that operated for 111 years and impacted thousands of children, The Nickel Boys is a driven narrative that showcases a great American novelist writing at the height of his powers. Parkland Library card required to register. Register here.

Quote-Unquote Discussion Group (adults)

Tuesday, November 10th, 10:30 a.m.

Sometimes you come across a phrase that makes you go “hmm” or “ooh” or “huh!” 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 or just makes you think. Parkland Library card required to register. Register here.