Art on the Spot
Monday, June 12th 2:00-4:30 p.m. (All Ages)
Join the fun as you will be our Summer Resident Artists. Come and decorate your own piece of art using a variety of mediums, embellishments, glue and glitter if you like. Your masterpiece will be hung in the library’s art gallery for all to look at and enjoy. All supplies will be provided. Parkland Library Card required to register.
Teen Summer Kick Off: Alcohol Ink Art
Thursday, June 15th at 3:00 p.m.
(middle school & high school kids)
Enter the colorful & magical world of Alcohol Inks! In this beginner workshop, you will learn a variety of techniques and tips with the guidance of Artist Angela Rush. You will learn how to manipulate this fun and exciting medium by experimenting with various application techniques. This fun class will mark the start of Parkland Library’s “All Together Now” Summer Reading Club. Teens can register for the club and earn prizes all summer. Sponsored by the Parkland Friends of the Library. Parkland Library Card required to register.
Meet the Author of YA Fantasy Series The Etrunia Saga (age 10 and older)
Wednesday, June 21st at 3:00 p.m.
Take a journey through the portal into the mysterious world of Etrunia where good and evil are in a struggle for power. Follow Makka, Brian, and Rose to the treacherous tower of Nideon as they desperately try to save the people and the land of Etrunia.
Author Ing-Marie Stenglein was born and grew up in Sweden, the land of Vikings, Fairytales and Trolls. She always had a huge passion for reading, especially fantasy novels such as The Chronicles of Narnia, The Hobbit, and Lord of the Rings.
Ing-Marie wanted to create an epic fantasy novel where the main characters were regular American kids with a storyline that would begin in Florida. As a result, The Etrunia Saga was born. Parkland Library Card required to register.
Encouragement Card Party (age 13 and older)
Thursday, June 22nd at 3:00 p.m.
Color a happy message or make a cheerful card for someone in need. Inspiring My Generation's Encouragement Card Program is designed to spread love, support, and encouragement to individuals of all ages hospitalized in psych wards. In the past year, we have donated over 4,000 cards. The goal is for the individual receiving the card to find some comfort and motivation through their recovery and to know that they are not alone. Every encouragement card is a sign of hope for someone who feels hopeless and a touch of love for someone who feels unworthy. Parkland Library card required to register.
Sahaja Meditation (adults and teens)
Saturday, June 24th 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.
Crafternoon: Mosquito Candles (teens 13 and older)
Tuesday, June 27th at 3:30 p.m.
Citronella candles – Made from beeswax and placed in a vessel that is made of cement - which are nice for placing outdoors. We will also make a roll on for the bug bite itch using essential oils and natural carrier oils. Parkland Library Card required to register.