Activities and Events

All events are free, but most require registration.
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Artist of the Month: Beatriz Alvarez 


Beatriz Alvarez’s passion for photography and travel has taken her through the five continents. As she travels, her camera hangs across her shoulder as an extension of her body and soul while she registers different cultures, scenery and remote and diverse realities that she wants to show to the rest of the world. Born and educated in Colombia, Beatriz at first had her own advertising agency but then in 1991 studied at the Art Institute of Colorado which greatly influenced her future work. What she enjoys most is photojournalism, travel and urban photography, but she has expanded to work in several digital and artistic techniques.
Her work will be on display July 1st through 31st.
Alvarez Faroles Shensheng China 2011

Used Book Fair and Furniture Sale


Thursday, July 20th through Saturday, July 22nd


Sponsored by the Parkland Friends of the library during the library’s operating hours these three days, the fair features used books and some of the library’s used furniture. For more information call 954-757-4203.

Pet Food Myths and the Effect on your Pet's Health


Thursday, July 20th, 10:30 a.m.


Pet lovers will find out about healthy, natural diets that can alleviate many common ailments such as skin allergies and sensitive stomach problems for their beloved furry friends during this talk by Adrian Archie of petNmind pet health store. Note: This is a humans-only event, but participants will receive taste samples to bring home for their pets to try. Registration required. Register here.

Potluck Social and Recipe Exchange


Saturday, July 22nd, 12:30 p.m.


Enjoy the neighborly feeling of a friendly potluck social. Bring a dish of your choice (homemade or store bought) and, if you’d like, a copy of the recipe. For those who want, we’ll make copies of the recipes for everyone to share and take home. Then just relax, socialize and eat! Registration required. Register here.

Afternoon Film & Discussion: A Street Cat Named Bob


Saturday, July 22nd, 2 p.m.


Based on the international bestselling book, this film is the true, feel-good story of how James Bowen, a busker and recovering drug addict, had his life transformed when he met a stray ginger cat. Registration required. Register here.


Arts, Books and Culture Discussion Group


Monday, July 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, July 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.

“Black Mirror” Screening & Discussion


Wednesday, July 26th, 6 p.m.


Watch a thought-provoking episode of this Netflix hit series that raises questions about how far technology will go in impacting our lives. Discussion to follow. Registration required. Register here.

Adult Craft: Rock Painting


Thursday, August 3rd, 10:30 a.m.


Be part of the new movement trending across the nation: spreading happiness and smiles through a small act of kindness. How? Paint river rocks and hide them for others to find. We will provide the supplies, along with snacks and music. You bring the inspiration! You’ll leave with your new creation, and then you can decide later where you want to hide it. Registration required. Register here.

Knit ‘N’ Knowledge


Monday, August 7th, 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.

End-of-Summer Luau


Tuesday, August 8th, 6 p.m.


Celebrate the end of summer with a big aloha and a frozen treat! This all-ages event will be filled with music, activities, crafts, books, and more. The Yellow Birds Ukulele Group will play traditional Hawaiian music and familiar favorites. A Parkland Library card is required to register. Register here.

Art Class: Drawing Household Objects (adults & teens)


Wednesday, August 9th, 10:30 a.m. to noon


In this drawing class, students will sketch common household items like espresso makers, teacups and utensils. Special attention will be given to the patterns created by the light, and to the expressive use of line and texture. No art experience necessary. Join art instructor Malgorzata Kawashima for this creative morning. Registration required. Register here.

Used Book Fair


Thursday, August 10th through Saturday, August 12th


Sponsored by the Parkland Friends of the Library during the library’s operating hours these three days, the fair features used books and some of the library’s used furniture. For more information call 954-757-4203.

Best Book Brunch


Saturday, August 12th, 10:30 a.m. to noon


This fun get-together will be the culmination of the “Build a Better World” Adult Summer Reading Club. Come share your favorite book of the summer, and bring your completed reading log in order to be entered in the Grand Prize drawing. Brunch will be served. Registration required. Register here.

Adult Coloring Book Art


Tuesday, August 15th, 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.

Afternoon Film & Discussion: Hello, My Name is Doris


Saturday, August 19th, 2 p.m.


After a lifetime of being overlooked and ignored, Doris (Sally Field) finds her world turned upside down by a handsome new coworker (Max Greenfield) and a self-help guru that inspires her to take a chance on love. Hello, My Name Is Doris is a witty and compassionate late-life coming-of-age story that will make you cheer and want to say, "I'm Possible!" Registration required. Register here.

Arts, Books and Culture Discussion Group


Monday, August 21st, 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, August 22nd, 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.

“The Art of the Mystery: What Evil Lurks?” with speaker Dr. Margery Marcus


Tuesday, August 29th, 6:30 p.m.


Distinguished educator Dr. Margery Marcus will give an overview of the history of detective fiction and take a look at why readers love mysteries. She will touch on all different types of mysteries and give lots of recommendations for book lovers. 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.