Teen Spot

All events are free, but require registration. Register online or call (954) 757-4207
summer reading

Parkland Library’s “Build a Better World”
Summer Reading Club


June 9 – August 12

 
Every person age 2 years through adult will receive a small gift for coming in and registering for the library’s “Build a Better World” Summer Reading Club. Keep a log of books you read to earn prizes all summer. The more books you read the more prizes you get! Keep reading all summer and earn prizes along the way. Children and teens must have a Parkland Library card to register. Sponsored by Parkland Friends of the Library. 



“Build a Better World” Teen End-of-Summer Laser Tag Bash (middle & high school)


Friday, August 4th, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.


Close out the end of summer at the Parkland Library after dark as the inside of the library gets turned into a Laser Tag battlefield. You and your friends are invited to take part in this fun, interactive after-hours program. Refreshments will be provided for all participants. Parkland Library card required to register. Register here.

SAT Test Simulation


Saturday, August 5th, 8:30 a.m. 


The Parkland Library SAT Simulation is for Parkland high school students and is conducted by Score at the Top. The test will be fully proctored and will take approximately four hours to complete. Students will get to experience what it means to take a real test under actual test conditions. In addition, they will learn about endurance and the importance of peak performance. At the end of the session, the test will be collected to be scored. Each parent/student will be then contacted by Score at the Top the following week with the results. Parkland Library card required to register. Register here.

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.

Teen Writers Roundtable (middle school & high school kids)


Wednesday, August 16th, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.


Share any form of writing and give and get feedback from peers, who are guided by a qualified adult facilitator. Bring your poetry, stories, or whatever writing you’d like to discuss with the group. We’ll start with a fun creative-writing warm-up. Refreshments will be served. Parkland Library card required to register. Register here.

ACT Test Simulation


Saturday, August 19th, 8:30 a.m. 


The Parkland Library ACT Simulation is for Parkland high school students and is conducted by Score at the Top. The test will be fully proctored and will take approximately four hours to complete. Students will get to experience what it means to take a real test under actual test conditions. In addition, they will learn about endurance and the importance of peak performance. At the end of the session, the test will be collected to be scored. Each parent/student will be then contacted by Score at the Top the following week with the results. Parkland Library card required to register. 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.