Activities and Events

All events are free, but require registration.

Register online or call at 954.757.4214 for more information.
Parkland Library card required to register.

Susan McKenna art painting of a red flower

Artist of the Month: Susan Mckenna

Originally from the New York area. A poet and short story writer, Susan was surprised to find she enjoyed the shift from verbal to visual expression while teaching her children to draw. With an emphasis on color and a fauvist/impressionistic approach influenced by the Society of Six, Susan had found her voice and way to express herself. Susan is a full-time Floridian, and enjoys painting on the beach in Boca Raton, Deerfield Beach and Delray Beach or working on commissions in her BRIC studio. Susan invites art lovers to visit her studio at the Boca Raton Innovation Campus (BRIC) where Zero Empty Spaces hosts 18 working artists. She loves the challenge of painting commissions for patrons, working together to create a painting with special meaning. Regardless of the subject matter Susan’s goal remains the same: create and share colorful work that is strong, bright and free. Her art will be on display from September 1 through September 30, 2023.

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Keep Calm and Bingo On (adults and teens) 
Wednesday, September 13th at 5 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. 

Chef Alice: Sensational Sides (adults)
Monday, September 18th at 11:30 a.m.

Join us as Chef Alice prepares the following delicious side dishes that will be sure to wow your family, friends and guests. Chef Alice will be demonstrating the following: Celery, Date and Walnut Salad with Shaved Parmesan, Garlic Mashed Yukon Gold Potatoes and Skillet Charred Green Beans with Toasted Panko (this recipe will have a few add-on options, making it a very versatile dish.). Parkland Library Card required to register. 

Sunflower Art Class (adults)
Wednesday, September 20th at 1:00 p.m. 

Learn how to Paint a sunflower with acrylic paint on canvas.  No painting experience needed. You will be able to pick from two different sunflower paintings. Artist Deanna Aliano will be leading this fun and easy art class. Parkland Library Card required to register. 

Mahjong for Beginners (adults)
Thursdays beginning September 21st at 10:30 a.m. through October 19th

Mahjong is a popular four-player game that originated in China and is played with a set tiles based on Chinese characters and symbols. In five classes you will learn the basics of this challenging game. The instructor Cheryl Dunne is a Mahjong aficionado and will share both her knowledge and love of the game with you. Bring your enthusiasm; the rest will be provided. Parkland Library card required to register. 

Sahaja Meditation (adults and teens)
Saturday, September 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. 

Afternoon Film and Discussion: It Could Happen to You (Adults/Teens) 
Saturday, September 23rd at 2:00 p.m.

Charlie Lang (Nicolas Cage) is a simple, kindhearted New York City cop. When he realizes he has no money to tip waitress Yvonne Biasi (Bridget Fonda), Lang offers her half the winnings of his lottery ticket. Amazingly, the ticket happens to be a winner, in the sum of $4 million. True to his word, Lang proceeds to share the prize money with Biasi, which infuriates his greedy wife, Muriel (Rosie Perez). Not content with the arrangement, Muriel begins scheming to take all the money. Parkland Library Card required to register. 

Arts, Books, and Conversation Group (Adults)
Monday, September 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 Book Talk with Evan Nierman: The Cancel Culture Curse 
Wednesday, September 27 at 6:00 p.m.

In The Cancel Culture Curse: From Rage to Redemption in a World Gone Mad, a new book from global crisis manager Evan Nierman and his colleague Mark Sachs expose the harmful practice of cancel culture and provide practical resources for you or those you know to protect yourselves from cancel culture. If you think that cancel culture affects only large corporations or A-list celebrities then think again. In fact, it is the average person who is most at risk. Every single human being that walks the planet makes mistakes and is therefore in danger of being struck down by cancel culture. Sponsored by the Parkland Friends of the Library. Parkland Library card required to register. 

Writer’s Café
Fridays at 10:30 a.m to Noon
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.