Activities and Events
Meditation on the Patio (adults & teens)
Friday, April 16th, 10:30 a.m. (IN PERSON)
Join us on the library’s peaceful patio for a session of mindfulness and stress release. Class size will be limited in order to maintain proper physical distancing, and face coverings are required. Parkland Library card required to register. Register here.
Relax & Write (adults)
Wednesday, April 21, 10:30 a.m.
Writers, sort-of writers, and, yes, even non-writers will have fun in this no-pressure creative experience. Parkland Library card required to register. Register here.
Arts, Books & Culture Discussion Group (adults)
Monday, April 26th, 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. Register here.
Author Appearance and Parkland Library Book Club: Everything Inside by Edwidge Danticat
Saturday, May 8th, 10:30 a.m. via Zoom
Meet author Edwidge Danticat live via Zoom at this very special Parkland Library Book Club event as we honor Haitian Heritage Month by discussing her latest book, Everything Inside. Set in locales from Miami and Port-au-Prince to a small, unnamed country in the Caribbean and beyond, this collection contains eight emotionally absorbing stories, rich with hard-won wisdom and humanity. The New York Times Book Review says: “...Danticat's birthplace, Haiti, emerges in an almost mythic fashion.” Edwidge Danticat is the author of several books, including Breath, Eyes, Memory, an Oprah Book Club selection, and Krik? Krak!, a National Book Award finalist. Her memoir, Brother, I'm Dying, was a 2007 finalist for the National Book Award and a 2008 winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for autobiography. She is a 2009 MacArthur fellow, a 2018 Ford Foundation “The Art of Change” fellow, and the winner of the 2018 Neustadt International Prize and the 2019 St. Louis Literary Award. Parkland Library card required to register. Register Here.
Artist of the Month: Sandra Canning
Exhibit: April 1 to April 31, 2021
This is the serendipitous journey of a female photographer unveiling beauty in all her disguises. Canning’s vision when creating an image is based on sharing our "Beautiful Whirled" as she sees it: through the prism of optimism, lit by hope, inspired by awe, and ruled by beauty. Her belief is that when we commune with beauty, we touch the Divine. Most of her fine art images have been captured in Florida. Her subjects include seascapes, landscapes, & architecture.
"The Sunshine State in Black & White" is a body of work that explores a Florida not meant for postcards or tourist brochures. The work challenges the viewer to look beyond the typical depiction of blue skies and beaches to find a symphony of light, form, and shadow that is hidden in plain sight. Many of the images have been captured in Miami, Broward and Palm Beach.
Canning is mostly self-taught. Long exposure is her preferred technique because it provides a photographic record of something that lies somewhere beyond real life – “Photographing the fourth dimension (time) allows me to transport the observer to a world between worlds,” said Canning. She was born in Trinidad, grew up in St. Thomas, USVI and now resides in South Florida.