You’ve Been Hacked! (adults & teens)
Wednesday, May 9th, 6:15 p.m.
Kevin Quinn, a Parkland resident and cybersecurity expert who has worked with the NSA, NATO, and Fortune 500 enterprises to secure global systems and data, will give you a deeper understanding of why your data is not safe, who is using it, and how you can help reduce the personal impact. He will give an overview of the schemes leveraged to obtain your information, new policies that will directly impact your digital security and freedom, and give a broad view of emerging technologies that will “change the game.” Join us for a topic relevant to our time and leave empowered to better balance your release of privacy for convenience. Help steer the discussion by submitting questions ahead of time to email@example.com. Registration required.
“Our Years as Settlers in Israel”: The Post WWII Story of a Family of Five (adults & teens)
Wednesday, April 18th, 6:30 p.m.
To mark Israel Independence Day, the Parkland Library hosts speaker Eric Lipetz, whose family fled from Belgium to the Philippines to the United States and then eventually settled in Israel in 1978. This remarkable story travels in time and place from Mr. Lipetz’s grandfather’s ashes in Auschwitz to his father’s dream of settling in Israel. Registration required. Register here.
TED Talk Video Screening & Discussion: “Inside the Mind of a Master Procrastinator” (adults & teens)
Wednesday, May 2nd, 6 p.m.
Blogger Tim Urban knows that procrastination doesn't make sense, but he's never been able to shake his habit of waiting until the last minute to get things done. In this hilarious and insightful talk, Urban takes us on a journey through YouTube binges, Wikipedia rabbit holes and bouts of staring out the window – and encourages us to think harder about what we're really procrastinating on, before we run out of time. We’ll watch a video presentation of this entertaining talk and then discuss as a group. Registration required. Register here.
Memorial Day Ceremony
Wednesday, May 23rd, 6:30 to 7 p.m.
Parkland Library will mark this coming day of observance with a presentation of colors by Westglades Middle School JROTC, and a performance of taps and The Star-Spangled Banner by an ensemble from Westglades Band. Harpist Darlene Weingarten, a member of the South Florida Chapter of the American Harp Society, will then provide beautiful background music as attendees write notes or create coloring pages to add to a memorial message board, if they wish.
Smart Start Tutoring
varied Saturdays, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
This program provides free tutoring for elementary, middle and high school students provided by high school students. For information and to register, visit http://www.smartstartfl.com