Activities and Events
Artist of the Month: Kuntal Choksi
Born and raised in India, a land of Art, Culture, Yoga and Spirituality, Kuntal is a self-taught artist who believes "art is a journey of soul, which never ends" and "every child is an artist.” Kuntal enjoys painting landscapes, flowers, birds, animals and ethnic Indian art and works with acrylic, oil paints, pastels and mixed media on canvas. His color scheme is by and large pure, vivid, vibrant and bold. Kuntal also creates digital artwork on iPad and laptop. Apart from painting, Kuntal loves paper quilling and playing Bollywood Indian music on Keyboards. His work will be on display October 1st through October 30th.
Adult Coloring Book Art
Tuesday, November 2nd, 10:30 a.m.
Decompress and let your mind wander while enjoying this latest creative trend: coloring books for adults. We’ll add some soothing background music and light snacks to create a little “me time” in your day. We will provide the supplies or you may bring your own.
The Glen Friedman Jazz Quartet,
Wednesday, November 3rd, 6 p.m.
Peaceful Pieces Jigsaw Puzzle Meetup (adults)
Tuesday, November 9th at 10:30 a.m.
Does your family love to watch the TV show Chopped? Come join us for the Family and Friends Edition at the library! Each team will get a mystery bag with surprise ingredients. Each team will have 30 minutes to create, prepare and present a delicious dish. Three surprise judges will be on hand to sample your creativity.
Wednesday, November 10th, 4:30 p.m.
Parkland Library Book Club: Chasing Fireflys by Charles Martin
Saturday, November 13th at 10:30 a.m.
England, 1580: The Black Death creeps across the land, an ever-present threat, infecting the healthy, the sick, the old and the young alike. The end of days is near, but life always goes on. A young Latin tutor—penniless and bullied by a violent father—falls in love with an extraordinary, eccentric young woman. Agnes is a wild creature who walks her family’s land with a falcon on her glove and is known throughout the countryside for her unusual gifts as a healer, understanding plants and potions better than she does people. Once she settles with her husband on Henley Street in Stratford-upon-Avon, she becomes a fiercely protective mother and a steadfast, centrifugal force in the life of her young husband, whose career on the London stage is just taking off when his beloved young son succumbs to sudden fever.
Keep Calm and BINGO On (Adults & Teens)
Tuesday, November 16th at 11:30 a.m.
Crafternoon: Harvest Wreath (Adults and Teens)
Wednesday, November 17, 4:00 p.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.
Sahaja Meditation (adults & teens)
Saturday, November 20th at 10:30 a.m.
Afternoon Film and Discussion: The Giver
Saturday, November 20 at 2 p.m. (adults)
In a seemingly perfect community, without war, pain, suffering, differences or choice, a young boy is chosen to learn from an elderly man about the true pain and pleasure of the "real" world. This film is an adaptation of the author Lois Lowry, who wrote the novel The Giver.
Arts, Books & Culture Discussion Group (adults)
Tuesday, November 30th, 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.
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.