Activities and Events

All events are free, but most require registration.

Register online or call at 954.757.4214 for more information.

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Artist of the Month: Donna Sallee and Rohan Kelley

For Donna Sallee, color and patterns of the outdoors are her passion; nature is her art.  Known for her elaborate and realistic murals and paintings.  This award-winning artist works primarily in oil, acrylic and pastels.  Her works have been featured in papers and magazines globally. She graduated from Paier College of Art in Connecticut. Donna’s studio is in Lauderdale by the Sea. You can see more of her work at Piper Gallery in Lighthouse Point.

Rohan Kelley was born and raised in FT. Lauderdale. He graduated from Duke and U of F law school.  For more than 50 years he has practiced his profession as a trust and estates lawyer, trial lawyer, prolific legal author and lecturer. He still works full time at his day job but now also avidly pursues nature photography as his avocation. Mr. Kelley (digitally) develops, prints, mounts and frames his own photographs. More of his photography can be seen at his website,

Eight years ago Rohan and Donna, merged their lives and their interest in nature and art.  He photographs, she paints, and together, they enjoy life.  This is their first joint exhibit.

Sahaja Meditation (adults & teens)

Saturday, November 20th 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. 


Afternoon Film and Discussion: The Giver


Saturday, November 20 at 2 p.m. (adults)

In a seemingly perfect community, without war, pain, suffering, differences or choice, a young boy is chosen to learn from an elderly man about the true pain and pleasure of the "real" world. This film is an adaptation of the author Lois Lowry, who wrote the novel The Giver.

Arts, Books & Culture Discussion Group (adults)

Tuesday, November 30th, 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. 

Adult Coloring Book Art

Thursday, December 2nd at 10:30 a.m.

Greeting cards are a great way to express your creativity. Coloring books, magazines and art books are also a great source of design inspiration. This is an easy and fun project. Materials are provided and feel free to bring your own supplies as well. Bring a friend to enjoy this monthly workshop. 

Peaceful Pieces Jigsaw Puzzle Meetup (adults)

Tuesday, December 7th at 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 is not required. 


he Royals’ Family Feud: William, Harry and More with Dr. Margery Marcus (adults)

Wednesday, December 8th at 6 p.m. 

Family feuding is nothing new to the English Royals. From Mary Tudor who imprisoned her half-sister Elizabeth through George V to Harry, brothers (and sisters) have battled for years. Now the younger Windsor play out their relationship in the press. 

Parkland Friends of the Library Used Book Fair 

Saturday, December 11th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Used books for adults and children plus DVDs will be available for purchase at highly discounted prices. For more information, call the Parkland Library at 954-757-4200.

Parkland Library Book Club: The Sundown Motel by Simone St. James

Saturday, December 11th at 10:30 a.m. 

Upstate New York, 1982. Viv Delaney wants to move to New York City, and to help pay for it she takes a job as the night clerk at the Sun Down Motel in Fell, New York. But something isnʼt right at the motel, something haunting and scary. Upstate New York, 2017. Carly Kirk has never been able to let go of the story of her aunt Viv, who mysteriously disappeared from the Sun Down before she was born. She decides to move to Fell and visit the motel, where she quickly learns that nothing has changed since 1982. And she soon finds herself ensnared in the same mysteries that claimed her aunt.

Crafternoon:  Fabric Covered picture frame. (teens & adults)

Monday, December 13th at 4 p.m. 

Why not give a gift made with love. This month we will transform an ordinary picture frame into a work of art. You do not have to be crafty for this DIY Project…join the fun and be prepared to WOW yourself with your talents!

Cook, Laugh, Eat with Chef Alice

Tuesday, December 14th at 11 a.m.

Chef Alice’s classes are hands-on, and designed to teach and inspire. No matter the class topic, expect attentive, patient instruction peppered with laughter. Classes are focused on teaching proper knife skills and culinary techniques, like grilling, roasting, baking and poaching, making sauces and the perfect vinaigrette. Chef Alice Colin has been offering hands-on cooking classes and cooking demonstrations in a variety of exciting global cuisines since 2005. 

Keep Calm and BINGO On

Wednesday, December 15th 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!! 

Film Viewing and Discussion: Meet Me in St. Louis (adults)

Saturday, December 18th at 2 p.m. 

This movie is a classic MGM romantic musical comedy that focuses on four sisters (one of whom is the nonpareil Judy Garland) on the cusp of the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair. The film spotlights the sisters' education in the ways of the world, which includes, but isn't limited to, learning about life and love, courtesy of the prototypical boy next door. In the end love conquers all. 

Arts, Books & Conversation Group (adults)

Monday, December 20th 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. 

Open Play Game Room (adults)

Fridays from 12:30 to 4 p.m.

Bring a board/card game or use one of the library’s for a social afternoon. Meet your friends for Mah Jong, dominoes, canasta and more. Registration not required. 

Writer’s Café

Fridays at 10:30 a.m


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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.