Activities and Events
June Artist of the Month: Lauren Sapourn
Lauren Sopourn is a lifelong South Florida resident who has been photographing professionally for over four years. She is a senior at Florida Atlantic University getting a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a focus in photography. She currently works as a freelance photographer for the Miami Dolphins and has worked there for three years, where she has developed and refined her practice. Her artistic practice involves using immense shallow depth of field in portraiture to capture raw emotion. Lauren's photography chronicles the world as it is and as she designs it through constructed moments. The images are designed, framed, and edited to allow the viewer a glance into the intimate life she creates. The portraiture she captures is meant to remain vague enough that it allows each viewer the opportunity to engage with the artwork and the emotion found within her subjects.
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.
Knit N Knowledge
Monday, Monday, June 6th 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.
Coloring and Card Making
Tuesday, Tuesday, June 7th 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. Parkland Library card required to register.
Parkland Library’s “Oceans of Possibilities” Summer Reading Club
(children, teens and adults)
June 10 – August 13
Sponsored by Parkland Friends of the Library
Every person age 2 years through adult will receive a small gift for coming in and registering for the “Oceans of Possibilities” Summer Reading Club. Keep a log of books you read to earn prizes all summer. The more books you read, the more prizes you get! Keep reading all summer and earn prizes along the way. Must have a Parkland Library card to register.
Adult Summer Reading Kickoff:
They Saw the Possibilities: Flagler and Mizner with Dr. Margery Marcus
Saturday, June 11th at 10:30 a.m.
Sponsored by the Parkland Friends of the Library.
Join Dr. Margery Marcus as she explores the lives of these two men who saw the possibilities inherent in our landscape and climate. Their life stories encompass genius, passion, betrayal, and bankruptcy. Flagler envisioned great hotels along the coastline, while Mizner provided mansions for the super wealthy. Dr. Marcus is a presenter at FAU’s Lifelong Learning Society and at Nova Southeastern University's Lifelong Learning Institute. Attendees are encouraged to register for “Oceans of Possibilities” Summer Reading Club. Anyone who joins will get a prize and reading log. The more books you read this summer, the more prizes you get! Parkland Library card required to register.
Parkland Friends of the Library Used Book Fair
Saturday, June 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.
Keep Calm and BINGO On
(adults and Teens)
Tuesday, June 14th 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.
Job Searching Techniques and Tips (Ages 16 – Adults)
Tuesday, June 21st 2:00 p.m. via Zoom
Job searching in this interactive role-playing workshop, you will learn job search tips most common job-hunting mistakes, ways to conduct a job search, telephone interview tips, internet job sites, and how to network especially in a pandemic. Parkland Library Card required to register. To register visit www.cityofparkland.org/library or call (954)757-4214.
Crafternoon: Fourth of July Table Centerpiece (Teens and Adults)
Wednesday, June 22nd at 4:00 p.m.
In this class we will be using pool noodles to create a beautiful and festive creation. All supplies will be provided. Come and join the fun. This project is sure to have family and friends asking where you bought such a unique piece. Parkland Library Card required to register.
Sahaja Meditation (adults and teens)
Saturday, June 25th 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 (adults)
“Cats”, Saturday, June 25th at 2 p.m.
A tribe of cats called the Jellicles must decide yearly which one will ascend to the Heaviside Layer and come back to a new Jellicle life. This movie is adapted from the 1981 Andrew Lloys Weber’s Broadway Musical. Parkland Library Card required to register.
Arts, Books, and Conversation Group
Monday, June 27th 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.
Interview Skills Workshop (Ages 16 – Adults)
Tuesday, June 28th 2:00 p.m. via Zoom
In this interactive role-playing workshop, you will learn how to prepare for an in-person interview, and a telephone interview. Participants will be asked the 15 most important interview questions and will learn how to answer them.
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.
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.