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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No Child’s Play Exhibit 
January 3 through January 29, 2022

This exhibit opens a window into the world of children during the Holocaust. It does not focus on history, statistics or descriptions of physical violence. Instead, images of the toys, games, artwork, diaries and poems displayed here highlight some of the personal stories of the children, to provide a glimpse into their lives during the Holocaust. This exhibit tells the story of the struggle of these children to hold on to life. It describes their attempts to maintain their childhood and youth by creating for themselves a different reality from that which surrounded them. This exhibit was displayed at the United Nations in 2006. This exhibit is curated by Yad Vashem and on loan from The American Society for Yad Vashem. Sponsored by City of Parkland and Parkland Friends of the Library. For more information on Traveling Exhibits available from the American Society for Yad Vashem, please visit https://www.yadvashemusa.org/traveling-exhibits/


Coloring and Card Making


Tuesday, January 4th 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 Friends of the Library Used Book Fair 


Saturday, January 8th 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 Last Checkmate by Gabriella Saab


Saturday, January 8th at 10:30 a.m.


A young Polish resistance worker, imprisoned in Auschwitz as a political prisoner, plays chess in exchange for her life, and in doing so fights to bring the man who destroyed her family to justice. Parkland Library card required to register. 

No Child’s Play Exhibit Grand Opening Event


Tuesday, January 11th at 5 p.m.


Enjoy a musical performance by the Holocaust Survivor Band at 5:00 p.m. Then, beginning at 6:00 p.m., Marlene W. Yahalom, PhD., Director of Education for the American Society for Yad Vashem, will be the opening speaker for the No Child’s Play Exhibit. The No Child’s Play exhibit opens a window into the world of children during the Holocaust. It does not focus on history, statistics, or descriptions of physical violence. Instead, images of the toys, games, artwork, diaries, and poems displayed here highlight some of the personal stories of the children, to provide a glimpse into their lives during the Holocaust. This exhibit is curated by Yad Vashem and on loan from The American Society for Yad Vashem. Sponsored by City of Parkland, Parkland Friends of the Library and Jewish Federation of Broward. Parkland Library card required to register. To register visit www.cityofparkland.org/library or call (954)757-4207.

Keep Calm and BINGO On


Wednesday, January 12th at 4 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. 

Sweet Tension of Reinvention (Post COVID)


Wednesday, January 13th at 6:00 P.M.


Lots of things changed during the challenging COVID times. We can complain about what we had to give up, but some could also be used for good. Take charge and decide what to keep and what you no longer want in your life. Vera Czerny, a Tony Robbins certified Strategic Intervention and Relationship Coach will teach a step-by-step plan to create your best life going forward. Parkland Library card required to register. 

Resilience Talk with Dr. Halle Solomon and Sarah Lerner (teens and adults)


Wednesday, January 19th at 6 p.m.


Resilience is the ability to recover following difficult times and something we all have innately inside of us. When we go through a hard time, how we move forward is by our resilience, persistence, and grit. Resilience is what allows us to move forward while never forgetting what happened to us. This conversation will focus on resilience and grit amongst a community impacted by tragedy. Dr. Halle Solomon is the Assistant Program Director at Eagles’ Haven. Dr. Solomon’s role at Eagles’ Haven is to help and support the families and community members impacted following the tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Feburary 14th, 2018. Dr. Solomon received her Ph.D in Marriage and Family Therapy and wrote her dissertation about her work at Eagles’ Haven. Sarah Lerner advises Aerie yearbook at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. She was named the 2014 Sun-Sentinel High School Journalism Adviser of the year, 2019 Gold Key recipient and 2020 Special Recognition Adviser from CSPA, as well as executive board member for Florida Scholastic Press Association. She has been teaching for 20 years, with the last eight at MSD. Lerner is also the editor and contributing writer for “Parkland Speaks,” published by Random House. Parkland Library card required to register. 

Rock Painting with Dr. Halle Solomon, (adults and teens) 


Thursday, January 20th at 4 p.m. 


Wellness activities have been proven to reduce stress and increase positive affect after experiencing trauma. At Eagles’ Haven, we offer an array of wellness classes, including rock painting, which assists with developing unique designs while promoting relaxation, community connection, and creativity. Rocks painted are donated to memorial gardens in the community.
Dr. Halle Solomon is the Assistant Program Director at Eagles’ Haven. Parkland Library card required to register.

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.