Activities and Events

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Artist of the Month: Jeremiah Jenner


Artist’s Reception

Wednesday, March 15th, 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.


Jeremiah Jenner is a highly regarded photographer and photography instructor whose limited editions have drawn praise from the media as well as the serious art collector. National collectors of his images include the Holiday Inn Corporation, Starbucks, PBS, Cornell Museum of American Art and Culture, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
His work will be on display at the Parkland Library
 March 3rd-31st.
 

Jeremiah Jenner

Top 5 Skincare Ingredients with Pam 


Tuesday, March 21st, 6:30 p.m.


Esthetician and ingredient nerd Pam Goodchild will talk about her top five skincare ingredients, what they do and how you can best add them to your skin wellness routine to bring out your healthiest, most beautiful skin. Goodchild, owner of Simply Beautiful skin care studio, is a Facial Specialist trained in Advanced Esthetics at the Concentric Healing Institute in Boulder, Colorado and board certified as an esthetician in Colorado and Florida. Registration required. Register Here

Arts, Books and Culture Discussion Group

 

Monday, March 27th, 10:30 to 11:30 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 have you been reading or watching? Share your thoughts, listen to others, and get your culture fix as we chat. Registration required. Register Here

Peaceful Pieces Jigsaw Puzzle Meetup (adults)


Tuesday, March 28th, 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 required. Register here.

It’s Greek to Me: Timely Tales from Greek Mythology and Art (adults and teens)


Thursday, March 30th, 6:30 p.m.


The antics of the gods and goddesses of ancient Greece have intrigued and delighted both children and adults for literally thousands of years. Their stories are part of our western culture, inspiring writers from William Shakespeare to Rick Riordan (his Percy Jackson series has given new life to Perseus in the 21st century). Today it is still fun for us to imagine the great Zeus and his brothers and sisters sitting atop Mt. Olympus meting out rewards and punishments to the mortals below. Join Dr. Margery Marcus as she discusses the origins of Greek mythology and colorfully recounts many of its famous tales, while sharing the masterpieces of art based on the great stories. Registration required. Register Here


Knit ‘N’ Knowledge


Monday, April 3rd, 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.

Italian Film Night with Antonio


Monday, April 3rd, 7 p.m.


Enjoy an Italian-language film with English subtitles under the guidance of Antonio Del Bene of Byron Tree USA. Registration not required. 

Evening Jazz with Palm Beach Quartet


Wednesday, April 5th, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.


Enjoy an evening filled with sophisticated, high-quality renditions of the American Songbook, easy-listening Jazz, well-known Latin compositions, R&B and ‘60s/’70s pop songs played by these South Florida Premier Musicians. Registration required. Register here.

7 Ways to Stop Arthritis


Thursday, April 6th, 6:30 p.m.


In this informative health talk, Dr. Josh Kirby, Board Certified Chiropractic Physician, will discuss how to identify, prevent and treat arthritis. Registration required. Register here.

All Booked Up Book Discussion Group: The Wangs vs. the World by Jade Chang


Saturday, April 8th, 10:30 a.m.


A hilarious debut novel about a wealthy but fractured Chinese immigrant family that had it all, only to lose every last cent – and about the road trip they take across America that binds them back together. Charles Wang built a cosmetics empire and made a fortune, but he's just been ruined by the financial crisis. Now all Charles wants is to go to China and attempt to reclaim his family's ancestral lands – and his pride. Charles pulls Andrew, his aspiring comedian son, and Grace, his style-obsessed daughter, out of schools he can no longer afford. Together with their stepmother, Barbra, they embark on a cross-country road trip from their foreclosed Bel-Air home to the upstate New York hideout of the eldest daughter, disgraced art world it-girl Saina. Outrageously funny and full of charm, The Wangs vs. the World is an entirely fresh look at what it means to belong in America – and how going from glorious riches to (still name-brand) rags brings one family together in a way money never could. Registration is not required.

Adult Coloring Book Art


Tuesday, April 18th, 10:30 a.m. to noon


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. Registration required. Register here.

Author Panel and Poetry Workshop


Wednesday, April 19th, 6 p.m.


Members of the National League of American Pen Women will share the joys of poetry to mark National Poetry Month. Alexandra Goodwin (“Whispers of the Soul”), Vera Ripp Hirschhorn (“Teens are Heroes, Too! Challenges, Choices & Character”), Marlene Klotz (“Poetically Yours”), Joni Sack (“Take My Word for It”), and Carol White (presenting a talk on poetry) will share work and then lead an interactive poetry workshop entitled: “Springtime: A Time for Rebirth and Renewal.” Registration required. Register here.

Used Book Fair


Thursday, April 20th, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.


Located in the Library Lobby, the fair is sponsored by the Parkland Friends of the Library.

Adult/Teen Art Class: Poetry Bookmaking


Saturday, April 22nd, 10:30 a.m.


Enjoy the process of bookmaking to celebrate National Poetry Month! Lori Arbel founder of Venture with Art will share the tools for infusing creativity into your daily life with poetry and bookmaking. Through play, simple practices and mixed media approaches, you'll experience the freedom and release of creating. No art experience needed. Supplies included. Registration required. Register here.

Afternoon Film & Discussion: Sunshine Superman


Saturday, April 22nd, 2 p.m.


A heart-racing documentary portrait of Carl Boenish, the father of the BASE-jumping movement, whose early passion for skydiving led him to ever more spectacular –and dangerous– feats of foot-launched human flight. Experience his jaw-dropping journey in life and love, to the pinnacle of his achievements when he and wife Jean broke the BASE-jumping Guinness World Record in 1984 on the Norwegian 'Troll Wall' mountain range. Incredibly, within days, triumph was followed by disaster. Told through a stunning mix of Carl's 16mm archive footage, well-crafted re-enactments and state-of-the-art aerial photography, Sunshine Superman will leave you breathless and inspired. Registration required. Register here.

Arts, Books and Culture Discussion Group


Monday, April 24th, 10:30 to 11:30 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 have you been reading or watching? Share your thoughts, listen to others, and get your culture fix as we chat. Registration required. Register here.


Peaceful Pieces Jigsaw Puzzle Meetup (adults)


Tuesday, April 25th, 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 required. Register here.

A Night of Shared Poetry (adults and teens)


Wednesday, April 26th, 6:30 p.m.


To celebrate National Poetry Month, enjoy an evening of shared poetry! Bring a poem (or two) either of your own creation or from a poet you enjoy reading. Volunteer to read or just come out to listen and support those sharing. Refreshments will be served. Registration required. 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.