Activities and Events

All events are free, but most require registration.

Register online or call Michele at 954-757-4207 or Rhonda at 954-757-4214.


Denise Thompson art

Artist Exhibit: Denise Thompson

Exhibit through January 30th

Denise Thompson is a local Parkland artist, originally from England. She sees art as a form of self-expression that enables her to hyper-focus on her surroundings as a sensory being. She is inspired by untamed spaces. Recently she has been exploring her connection to Place and the history of South Florida. Her latest work has taken her into the Everglades and 10,000 Islands on the west coast of Florida. There she has been inspired by the natural landscape and raw energy she found waiting beyond the walls. She discovered an intimacy with her surroundings that has added a quality of storytelling and visualization to her work. Despite the remote locations she portrays, her work creates a familiarity within the wild spaces that surround us. She works in various media, primarily photography, printmaking, ceramics, and painting. Denise has a Master’s degree in Education, and is completing her MFA in Art Practice at the School of Visual Arts in NYC.

Work pictured at left: "Ancestors"



All programs are via Zoom unless otherwise noted.



Arts, Books & Culture Discussion Group (adults)


Monday, January 25th, 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.

Parkland Library Book Club: The Book of Lost Friends by Lisa Wingate


Saturday, February 6th, 10:30 a.m.


From bestselling author Lisa Wingate comes a new historical novel: the dramatic story of three young women searching for family amid the destruction of the post–Civil War South, and of a modern-day teacher who learns of their story and its vital connection to her students’ lives. Wingate brings to life startling stories from actual “Lost Friends” advertisements that appeared in Southern newspapers after the Civil War, as newly freed slaves desperately searched for loved ones who had been sold away. Parkland Library card required to register. Register here.

Quote-Unquote Discussion Group (adults)


Tuesday, February 9th, 10:30 a.m.


Sometimes you come across a phrase that makes you think. Jot it down, circle it, print it out, or just remember it and share it with this fun discussion group. Bring a favorite quote from a book or a saying that inspires you. Parkland Library card required to register. Register here.

Simple Origami (age 7 to adult)


Tuesday, February 9th, 3:30 p.m.


Either stop by the library to pick up origami paper or use your own for this fun and simple paper folding class via Zoom. Parkland Library card required to register. Register here.

Meditation on the Patio (adults & teens)


Friday, February 12th, 10:30 a.m.


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, February 17th, 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, February 22nd, 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.