Activities and Events for Kids

All events are free, but require registration.

 

Parkland Library card required to register.

Register online or call 954.757.4200

Pete the Cat with books

The Selfish Giant’s Garden Marionette Puppet Show  
Monday, December 12th at 3:30 p.m.
age 3 and older

Bits ‘N Pieces Puppet Theatre brings an abridged version of Oscar Wilde’s original fairytale to life with marionette puppets. This is a story of giant who lived in a castle with a beautiful garden full of peach trees and how he learned to share. Parkland Library card required to register. 

All events are in person unless otherwise noted.

Click here to register for classes.

Zumbini (newborn to 4 years)
Monday, December 5th at 11:00 a.m.

This class combines music, dance, and educational tools for 45 minutes of parent-child bonding and fun. Tap your toes, sing-along and get lost in the only program to combine early-childhood development with the magical joy of Zumba® Fitness. Parkland Library card required to register. 

STEM Class: Coding with The Coder School
Monday, December 5th 3:30 p.m. (grades 2-4) and 4:30 p.m. (grades 5-8)

Want to learn how to code? This fun and educational class will show your child how exciting technology can be. We will have the Coder School, owned by Aditi and Rajiv Ralhan teaching each class how to learn new coding languages and helping each child learn to build their own apps and websites. Parkland Library card required to register. 

Chess Club (age 8 and up)
Tuesday, December 6th at 4:30 p.m.

Come to the library for a friendly game of chess. All levels welcome. Parkland Library Chess Club is for children ages 8 and up. Registration is required for each game date. Parkland Library card required to register. 

Mr. Roy’s Family Music (newborn to age 4)
Wednesday, December 7th at 10 a.m. OR 11 a.m.

Parents or caregivers can join us with children newborn to 4 years old to dance and sing familiar melodies, play instruments, and take advantage of this fun, interactive 30-minute class. The benefits of music-making are well documented, especially its impact on brain development in children. Don’t miss this chance to make learning music fun. Presented by Roy and Caryl Fantel of Fantel Music. Parkland Library card required to register. Note: There are two sessions of this class this morning. Limit one session per family. Parkland Library card required to register. 

Foil Art (age 7 and up)
Thursday, December 8th at 3:30 p.m.

Artist Anne Fallick Warren will teach this easy and beautiful tin foil art project! This amazing aluminum foil craft uses a simple technique to make stunning projects for all ages. Parkland Library Card required to register. 

Family Holiday BINGO (Ages 4 and Up)
Saturday, December 10th at 2:00 p.m.

Want to have some fun? Try your luck at winning some fun prizes! Come join us and be ready to shout BINGO!! In addition to traditional bingo, our bingo cards will be child themed and fun!! Parkland Library card required to register. 

The Selfish Giant’s Garden Marionette Puppet Show (age 3 and up) 
Monday, December 12th at 3:30 p.m.

Bits ‘N Pieces Puppet Theatre brings an abridged version of Oscar Wilde’s original fairytale to life with marionette puppets. This is a story of giant who lived in a castle with a beautiful garden full of peach trees and how he learned to share. Parkland Library card required to register. 

Cartooning with Cory (Ages 7 and up)
Tuesday, December 13th at 5:30 p.m.

Local cartoonist Cory Laub will teach children to draw some of their favorite superheroes and cartoon characters while entertaining them with fun facts about animation and comic book trivia. It's a great time, and children will have a ton of fun while learning to draw! Parkland Library card required to register. 

Kids’ Music Circle (age 9 mos. to 4 years) 
Friday, December 16th at 10:00 a.m. OR 11:00 a.m.

Providing fully participatory, engaging, and fun musical experiences for children in a group setting, inspiring creativity, love of music, and connection to one another and the world around them. This is accomplished by incorporating joyful singing, rhythm making, and creative movement led by experienced song leader Noam Brown using live guitar. Parkland Library card required to register. 

Tiny Tots Social Time (newborn to 4 years)
Wednesday, December 21st at 10:30 a.m.

Children enjoy free-play time with age-appropriate toys, puzzles and books while the adults get to socialize, too. Parkland Library card required to register. 

Bricks and Books (age 5 and up) 
Wednesday December 28th at 11:00 a.m.

Children age 5 and up, bring your imagination and Lego building skills to the library!  Build with a buddy or work on your own. Parkland Library card required to register. 

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