Activities and Events
Artist of the Month: Ylisa Young
Exhibit Dates: July 1 – July 31, 2021
Ylisa Young is a contemporary abstract painter who has exhibited her works in multiple galleries and public spaces in South Florida. From an early age, she was encouraged by her artist parents to pursue her passions. As it turned out, she pursued a medical career as an occupational therapist and hand specialist. Her profession did lend itself to some creative endeavors. One of her specialties is designing orthotics for her clients who have hand and wrist mobility issues. Throughout this time, she continued with her passion for the arts, taking weekend workshops, art classes and getting mentored by a leading abstract artist from Santa Fe, New Mexico. For the last eight years, she has aggressively pursued her love of mixed media and abstraction. Young’s art is a direct reflection of her love of creating. She is a mixed media abstract artist utilizing and combining everything from spray paint to acrylics to photography and even encaustics (pigmented wax) in her artwork. Ylisa's paintings are currently on display at the Day Space in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. You can visit her work at www.camistudios.com.
Knit ‘n’ Knowledge
Monday, August 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 not required.
Adult Coloring Book Art
Tuesday, August 3rd, 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.
Best Book Brunch (adults)
Saturday, August 14th at 10:30 a.m.
This fun get-together will be the culmination of the “Tales and Tails” Adult Summer Reading Club. Share your favorite book, and bring your completed reading log in order to be entered in the Grand Prize drawing. Brunch will be served. Parkland Library card required to register. Register here.
Book Folding Craft (age 12 to adult)
Monday, August, 16th, 2:00 p.m.
Have a fun time making this novel but easy project: an artsy sculpture made by folding the pages of a book! No experience necessary. All materials will be provided. Parkland Library card required to register. Register here.
Peaceful Pieces Jigsaw Puzzle Meetup (adults)
Tuesday, August 17th at 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. Registration is not required. Register here.
Afternoon Film & Discussion: Green Book
Saturday, August 21st at 2:00 p.m.
Dr. Don Shirley is a world-class African-American pianist, who is about to embark on a concert tour in the Deep South in 1962. In need of a driver and protection, Shirley recruits Tony Lip, a tough-talking bouncer from an Italian-American neighborhood in the Bronx. Despite their differences, the two men soon develop an unexpected bond while confronting racism and danger in an era of segregation. Parkland Library card required to register. Register here.
Sahaja Meditation (adults & teens)
Saturday, August 21st, 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. Registration required. Register here.
Keep Calm and BINGO On (Adults & Teens)
Wednesday, August 25th at 4:00p.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. Register here.
Arts, Books & Culture Discussion Group (adults),
Monday, August 31st, 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.
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.