Activities and Events

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

Artist of the Month: Kristin Beck

Exhibit March 1st to 31st

Artist Talk, Saturday, March 14th, 11:30 a.m.

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 Art 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"




Knit ‘n’ Knowledge


Monday, March 2nd, 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. Registration is not required. For more information call 954-757-4207.

Parkland Library Book Club
Haben: The Deaf Blind Woman Who Conquered Harvard Law by Haben Girma


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


Haben grew up spending summers with her family in the enchanting Eritrean city of Asmara. There, she discovered courage as she faced off against a bull she couldn't see, and found in herself an abiding strength as she absorbed her parents' harrowing experiences during Eritrea's thirty-year war with Ethiopia. Their refugee story inspired her to embark on a quest for knowledge, traveling the world in search of the secret to belonging. She explored numerous fascinating places, including Mali, where she helped build a school under the scorching Saharan sun. Her many adventures over the years range from the hair-raising to the hilarious. Haben defines disability as an opportunity for innovation. Haben pioneered her way through obstacles, graduated from Harvard Law, and now uses her talents to advocate for people with disabilities. Registration is not required. For more information call 954-757-4214.

Grand Opening Event


Saturday, March 7th, 3 p.m.


The City of Parkland will celebrate the expansion of the Parkland Library on March 7th at 3 p.m. The City Commission will cut the ribbon to officially open the new facility, which consists of a new Children’s Wing and a renovation of the original library building. The ribbon-cutting is a free event open to the public.

Adult Coloring Book Art


Tuesday, March 10th, 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. Parkland Library card required to register. Register here.

Open Play Game Room (adults)


Fridays, March 13th, 20th, 27th, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.


Meet friends for Mah Jong, dominoes, Canasta, Scrabble or chess on Fridays at the library. The Parkland Library has games for you to check out with your Parkland Library card and use in our comfortable multi-purpose room. For more information call 954-757-4214.

Sahaja Meditation (adults & teens)


Saturday, March 14th, 10:30 a.m.


This simple, time-honored meditation 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. Register here.

Artist of the Month: Kristin Beck


Exhibit March 1st to 31st 
Artist Talk, Saturday, March 14th, 11:30 a.m.


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 Art 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. For more information call 954-757-4214.

Irish Step Dance Performance


Tuesday, March 17th, 11 a.m.


Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! Start your day off right with this performance by the Drake School of Irish Dance, whose dancers enjoy competing both locally and internationally, and performing throughout Broward County. Made popular by such shows as Riverdance and Lord of the Dance, Irish step dance is a fun dance form open to all. Come and see what the fuss is about. You don’t have to be Irish to enjoy this unique dance form. Parkland Library card required to register. Register here.

Peaceful Pieces Jigsaw Puzzle Meetup (adults)


Tuesday, March 24th, 10:30 a.m. 


Put it all together with new and old friends during this relaxing morning of jigsaw puzzles. Enjoy snacks, listen to music, and get that sense of completion. Parkland Library card required to register. Register here.

Afternoon Film & Discussion: Judy


Saturday, March 28th, 2 p.m.


Winter 1968 and showbiz legend Judy Garland (played by Renée Zellweger) arrives in Swinging London to perform a five-week sold-out run at The Talk of the Town. It is 30 years since she shot to global stardom in The Wizard of Oz, but if her voice has weakened, its dramatic intensity has only grown. As she prepares for the show, battles with management, charms musicians and reminisces with friends and adoring fans, her wit and warmth shine through. Even her dreams of love seem undimmed as she embarks on a whirlwind romance with Mickey Deans, her soon-to-be fifth husband. Featuring some of her best-known songs, the film celebrates the voice, the capacity for love, and the sheer pizzazz of "the world's greatest entertainer." Parkland Library card required to register. Register here.

Arts, Books and Culture Discussion Group


Monday, March 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. Parkland Library card required to register. Register here.

Writers' Cafe

 

Fridays at 10 a.m.


Whether you are hoping to be published or just want to share your memories with family members, you will find advice and support with this group of authors. This group meets every Friday at 10 a.m. Registration is not required.