Activities and Events

All events are free, but most require registration.

Register online or call at 954.757.4214 for more information.


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Artist of the Month: David Haley

Haley is a self-taught artist and is a retired healthcare executive who resides in Parkland, Florida.  His art style has wide appeal and ranges from abstract to realism. His paintings are found hanging in private collections across the United States and he does commission work under the name of David Haley Fine Art.

His works have been displayed at the Walter Reed Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, at the South Bend Indiana Museum of Art Warner Gallery, at galleries in the Chicago area, and in professional art shows.  His works are also found at Saatchi Art.  He is the recipient of a number of awards, including being featured as “Artist of the Week”.  He received “Honorable Mention” in international juried artist competitions at “Artorful” and in the 2021 portrait painting competition conducted by the “Art Show International Gallery”.  A number of art web sites, including “Artistic Philanthropy Magazine”, have featured his work as banner images on their web sites.  His art reception will be on Saturday, September 3rd from 11 to 12:00 p.m. in the Main LIbrary meeting room.



Arts, Books, and Conversation Group


Monday, September 26th at 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. 

Knit N Knowledge


Monday, October 3rd at 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. 

Adult Paper Crafting, Stamping and Card Making


Tuesday, October 4th at 10:30 a.m.


Make the perfect greeting card for every occasion with versatile stamping and paper punch techniques and add some embellishments for that extra special design inspiration. The possibilities are endless! The goal of this class is to be as easy as possible while having fun with new friends. All materials will be provided. Feel free to bring a friend and enjoy this monthly workshop. Parkland Library card required to register. Parkland library card is required to register. To register visit www.cityofparkland.org/library  or call (954)757-4214.

Keep Calm and Bingo On (adults and teens)


Wednesday, October 5th at 5:00 p.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. Parkland Library card is required to register.

Parkland Friends of the Library Used Book Fair 


Saturday, October 8th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Used books for adults and children plus DVDs will be available for purchase at highly discounted prices. For more information, call the Parkland Library at 954-757-4200.

Parkland Library Book Club: The World Played Chess by Robert Dugoni 


Saturday, October 8th at 10:30 a.m.


In 1979, Vincent Bianco has just graduated high school. His only desire: collect a little beer money and enjoy his final summer before college. He lands a job as a laborer on a construction crew. Working alongside two Vietnam vets, one suffering from PTSD, Vincent gets the education of a lifetime. Now forty years later, with his own son leaving for college, the lessons of that summer—Vincent’s last taste of innocence and first taste of real life—dramatically unfold in a novel about breaking away, shaping a life, and seeking one’s own destiny. Parkland Library Card required to register. 

Indian Classical Dance Performance 


Saturday, October 8th at 2:30 p.m.


The students of Narthana Dance School Inc. will share Indian culture through a Bharatanatyam dance presentation. This dance form is presumably the oldest classical dance heritage of India and is regarded as the mother of many other Indian classical dance forms. Parkland Library Card required to register. 

Crafternoon: DIY Fall Cork Pumpkin Decoration (adults)


Tuesday, October 11th at 11:00 a.m.


Join us as we create an easy DIY Fall decoration. We will take corks and create a gorgeous table decoration for your home or to give as a gift. Parkland Library Card required to register. 

Cook, Laugh and Eat with Chef Alice (adults and teens)


Wednesday, October 12th at 5:30 p.m.


As we celebrate cultures from around the world, join Chef Alice as she will be preparing culinary delights from the Philippines and China. Parkland library card required to register. 

An Evening with Psychic Medium Jeff Wands (adults and teens)


Wednesday, October 19th   at 6:00 p.m.


It is our pleasure to have Psychic Jeff back at our library. While watching TV at the tender age of 6, Jeffrey’s great grandmother, Mary, appeared in front of him and spoke. What made this incident unusual is that Mary had been dead for over 23 years. Jeffrey Wands has hosted his own radio show in New York for many years. Currently, his show, Psychic Sundays, can be heard on WALK 97.5 FM. Jeffrey has come to understand that everyone has some psychic ability within them. Jeffrey has several published books and e-Books which we have in our library collection. Parkland Library card required to register. 

Sahaja Meditation (adults and teens)


Saturday, October 22nd at 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. Parkland Library Card required to register. 

Afternoon Film and Discussion: “Father Stu” (adults)


Saturday, October 22nd at 2:00 p.m.


When an injury ends his amateur boxing career, Stuart Long moves to Los Angeles to find money and fame. While scraping by as a supermarket clerk, he meets Carmen, a Sunday school teacher who seems immune to his bad-boy charm. Determined to win her over, the longtime agnostic starts going to church to impress her. However, a motorcycle accident leaves him wondering if he can use his second chance to help others, leading to the surprising realization that he's meant to be a Catholic priest. Parkland Library Card required to register. 

Arts, Books, and Conversation Group


Monday, October 24th at 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. 

Writer’s Café


Fridays at 10:30 a.m

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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. 



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