Activities and Events
July and August Art of the Month: Historic Citrus Label Exhibit
Our library Art Gallery has the absolute pleasure in hosting A Florida Citrus Label Exhibit from the Museum of Florida History in Tallahassee. This exhibit is a collection of citrus labels that represent the thousands used in Florida between the late 1800’s and the 1960’s. The labels in this exhibit are a cross section of one of Florida’s most colorful forms of advertising. The exhibit will hang in our gallery starting July 5th through August 30.
Your Library Card is Your Pass to Adventure: The Real Florida Reader State Park Pass
Now through September 12, 2022
To celebrate this year’s Summer Reading theme, Oceans of Possibilities, the Division of Library and Information Services and Florida State Parks bring you the Real Florida Reader state park pass. Florida has 175 state parks that showcase our state's natural and cultural resources. With the Real Florida Reader Pass, you can continue your learning adventure while enjoying time exploring new places. For an extra challenge, check out a book about Florida’s wildlife and natural resources and see if you can identify any of the flora, fauna or habitats seen at the park. The park pass allows single day-use for good for one vehicle (up to eight people). Parkland Library card holders can check out the Real Florida Reader state park pass for one week. Click here for more information on Florida State Parks Real Florida Reader.
Parkland Library Book Club: Beautiful Day by Elin Hilderbrand
Saturday, July 9th at 10:30 a.m.
The Carmichaels and Grahams have gathered on Nantucket for a wedding. Plans are being made according to the wishes of the bride s late mother, who left behind the notebook: specific instructions for every detail of her youngest daughter s future nuptials. Everything should be falling into place for the beautiful event, but things are far from perfect. In the days leading up to the wedding, love will be questioned, scandals will arise, and hearts will be broken and healed. Parkland Library card required to register.
Knit N Knowledge
Monday, July 11th at 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.
Crafternoon: Take Me to the Beach Door Wreath (adults and teens)
Tuesday, July 12th at 3:00 p.m.
This fun and easy project will find you wanting to put your feet in the sand and smell the salty air. Join us as we will transform a plain wire wreath, clothes pins and some fun embellishment’s into a novelty summer decoration. Parkland library card is required.
Black Holes and Einstein with Mr. Jeter (teens and adults)
Tuesday, July 12th at 6:30 p.m.
We often think of Newton and the apple when we think of gravity, but it was Albert Einstein who first conceived a theory explaining the cause of gravity. Soon after, another German scientist made a startling calculation based on Einstein’s general relativity equations that outlined the physics of what we now call black holes. What is a black hole? What happens to objects falling into them? Is time travel possible? (Yes, it is!) Please join Astronomy teacher Kyle Jeter for a vigorous discussion of these fascinating topics and more… Parkland Library card required to register.
Coloring and Card Making
Monday, July 18th at 10:30 a.m.
Greeting cards are a great way to express your creativity. You can do your own thing; but if you are looking for inspiration then you are in luck! Coloring books, rubber stamps and a variety of embellishments are also a great source of design inspiration. The possibilities are endless! The goal of this project is to be as free and easy as possible. All materials will be provided. Bring a friend to enjoy this monthly workshop. Parkland Library card required to register. Parkland library card is required to register.
Keep Calm and Bingo On (adults and teens)
Wednesday, July 20th at 5:00 p.m.
Are you feeling lucky? Want to have some fun? Try your luck at winning some fun prizes! Come join us and be ready to shout BINGO!! Parkland Library card required to register. Parkland Library card is required to register.
Sahaja Meditation (adults and teens)
Saturday, July 23rd 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. To register visit www.cityofparkland.org/library or call (954)757-4214.
Afternoon Film and Discussion: Life Aquatic
Saturday, July 23rd at 2 p.m.
In this 2004 comedy/drama film, renowned oceanographer Steve Zissou (Bill Murray) has sworn vengeance upon the rare shark that devoured a member of his crew. In addition to his regular team, he is joined on his boat by Ned (Owen Wilson), a man who believes Zissou to be his father, and Jane (Cate Blanchett), a journalist. They travel the sea, all too often running into pirates and, perhaps more traumatically, various figures from Zissou's past, including his estranged wife, Eleanor (Anjelica Huston). Parkland Library card required to register.
Arts, Books, and Conversation Group
Monday, July 25th at 10:30 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’s trending in pop culture? Share your thoughts, listen to others, and get your culture fix as we chat. Parkland Library card required to register.
Author Visit and Talk: Soul of a Swimmer by Carla Albano (teens and adults)
Thursday, July 28th at 4 p.m.
Soul of a Swimmer is the true story of Nicholas Dworet, a champion swimmer from Florida. Through interviews with his family, friends, coaches and teammates, the book fondly describes the lifelong process of nurturing a child who has extraordinary talent and ebullient dreams as he develops into an elite athlete. When he was a senior in high school, Nick found his Olympic dreams within reach. But tragically, his life was cut short in a school shooting. Nick’s story will resonate with the reader forever. Author, Carla Albano is a retired lawyer and business owner. She isa lifelong swimmer who got her start in Southern California in the 1960s and 1970s, where she enjoyed a modest level of success competing in the pool and open-water venues. Parkland Library card required to register.
Fridays at 10:30 a.m.
Enjoy a morning of continuous tales of short stories and poetry, novels in progress and articles. We sip coffee, munch on a bit of cake or other edibles and read what we gave written during the week before our meeting. If you are thinking about writing, have done so in the past or felt the desire to tell your story- join us. This class is facilitated by poet and author Antonia Philips Rabb. Registration not required.