Activities and Events

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Landis Lighthouse

Artist of the Month: Christine Landis
M. Christine Landis is a self-taught artist and muralist who works in many different media, predominantly paint in all its incarnations, and she admits a particular love of watercolors. She had the good fortune to study watercolor painting under David F. Lenker, of Dauphin County, Pa., and more recently with Henriette Arnold in Dania Beach. Her technique has been developed with high attention to detail, and typically incorporates lots of layering. More recently she has begun moving towards a more painterly approach. In her work Christine strives to present the beauty she sees in the world around her, and the communion each of us have with our domain and its other inhabitants. Her goal is to capture a sense of peace, contentment and rightness in her paintings, and she hopes that is what people take from her art. Christine is a member of the National League of American Pen Women – Ft. Lauderdale Chapter, the Gold Coast Watercolor Society, and the Delray Art League. Her work will be on display at the Parkland Library March 2nd through 30th.

Arts, Books and Culture Discussion Group

Monday, March 26th, 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’s trending in pop culture? Share your thoughts, listen to others, and get your culture fix as we chat. Registration required. Register here.

Adult Craft: Paper Marbling

Tuesday, April 3rd, 10:30 a.m.

Create your own swirling design for stationery or just a colorful work of art in this easy-to-do ink-and-paper art class. No experience necessary. Supplies included. Registration required. Register here.

A Night of Shared Stories (adults & teens)

Wednesday, April 4th, 6 p.m.

Bring an excerpt of a story either of your own creation or from an author you enjoy reading. Volunteer to read for five minutes, or just come out to listen and support those sharing. Refreshments will be served. Registration required. Register here.

All Booked Up Book Discussion Group: Dinner at the Center of the Earth by Nathan Englander

Saturday, April 7th, 10:30 a.m.

A prisoner in a secret cell. The guard who has watched over him a dozen years. An American waitress in Paris. A young Palestinian man in Berlin who strikes up an odd friendship with a wealthy Canadian businessman. And The General, Israel's most controversial leader, who lies dying in a hospital, the only man who knows of the prisoner's existence. Nathan Englander has woven a powerful, intensely suspenseful portrait of a nation riven by insoluble conflict, even as the lives of its citizens become fatefully and inextricably entwined – a political thriller of the highest order that interrogates the division between Israelis and Palestinians, and dramatizes the immense moral ambiguities. Registration not required.

Knit ‘n’ Knowledge

Monday, April 9th, 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 not required. 

Adult Coloring Book Art

Tuesday, April 10th, 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.

The G-Clef Music Academy Jazz Quartet

Wednesday, April 11th, 6:15 p.m.

Join us for jazz at the library. Registration required. Register here.

Used Book Fair

Thursday, April 12th through Saturday, April 14th

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

Adult Art Class: Using Maps in Art with Lori Arbel

Friday, April 13th, 1:30 p.m.

Join Lori Arbel, founder of Venture with Art, as she shares tools for infusing creativity into your daily life. You'll experience the freedom and release of creating from your intuition while using a variety of art materials, including maps! No art experience needed. Enjoy the process of art making! Supplies included. Registration required. Register here.

Adult Craft: Book Folding

Tuesday, April 17th, 10:30 a.m.

Cultivate your crafty side with this fun and easy project that will result in an artsy sculpture made by folding the pages of a book. No experience necessary. All materials will be provided. Registration required. Register here.

“Our Years as Settlers in Israel”: The Post WWII Story of a Family of Five 

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. 

Afternoon Board Games (adults)

Friday, April 20th, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Yahtzee, Scrabble, checkers, dominoes, and more are all on the table for this fun and social afternoon. We’ll provide the games; you just need to bring your game face! Registration required. Register here.

Peaceful Pieces Jigsaw Puzzle Meetup (adults)

Tuesday, April 24th, 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.

Home Staging Secrets: The Power that Sells Real Estate

Tuesday, April 24th, 6:30 p.m.

See before-and-after photos of what staging can do for a home as presented by expert psychological stager and certified color expert Carol B. Clark, owner of Love at First Sight Staging. Learn about the five staging secrets, the psychology of color, and staging vs. decorating. Why stage? Come find out at this informative talk. Carol Clark is president-elect of the Broward Chapter of the Real Estate Staging Association and co-author of Amazon best-seller, Home Staging: The Power that Sells Real Estate. She specializes in staging occupied homes. Registration required. Register here. 

Potluck Social & Recipe Exchange (adults)

Saturday, April 28th, 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: The Hundred-Foot Journey (adults)

Saturday, April 28th, 2 p.m.

When the chilly chef proprietress of a Michelin-starred French restaurant in southern France (Helen Mirren) gets wind of a culinary immigrant opening an Indian restaurant just 100 feet from her own, her icy protests escalate to all-out war between the two establishments. It's a celebration of triumph over exile as these two worlds collide and one young man tries to find the comfort of home in every pot – wherever he may be. This uplifting story bursts with flavor, passion and heart. Registration required. Register here.

Arts, Books and Culture Discussion Group

Monday, April 30th, 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’s trending in pop culture? Share your thoughts, listen to others, and get your culture fix as we chat. 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.