Teen Summer Reading Kickoff
“Rock Concert” Sculpture Craft
(middle and high school)
Wednesday, June 13th, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Take the popular rock painting trend up a level with this creative craft! Participants will create a rock sculpture “rock concert” with paint and glue under the guidance of local artist Christine Landis. Participants are encouraged to register for the “Libraries Rock” 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! (middle school and high school kids only) Parkland Library card required to register. Register here
Memorial Day Ceremony
Wednesday, May 23rd, 6:30 to 7 p.m.
Parkland Library will mark this coming day of observance with a presentation of colors by Westglades Middle School JROTC, and a performance of taps and The Star-Spangled Banner by an ensemble from Westglades Band. Harpist Darlene Weingarten, a member of the South Florida Chapter of the American Harp Society, will then provide beautiful background music as attendees write notes or create coloring pages to add to a memorial message board, if they wish.
Parkland Library’s “Libraries Rock” Summer Reading Club
(children, teens and adults)
June 7 – August 11
Sponsored by Parkland Friends of the Library and Parkland/Coral Springs Business Group
Every person age 2 years through adult will receive a small gift for coming in and registering for the “Libraries Rock” 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. Children and teens must have a Parkland Library card to register.
Art Class: Fundamentals of Drawing (adults & teens)
Tuesday, June 12th, 10:30 a.m. to noon
The focus of this drawing class will be on sketching basic shapes and using a variety of lines and shading techniques. This class will be led by instructor Malgorzata Kawashima. Supplies included. No experience necessary. Registration required. Register here
All-Ages Rock Painting
Monday, June 18th, 3 to 4:30 p.m.
Be part of the movement trending across the nation: spreading happiness and smiles through a small act of kindness. How? Paint river rocks and hide them for others to find. We will provide the supplies. You bring the inspiration! You’ll leave with your new creation, and then you can decide later where you want to hide it. Parkland Library card required to register. Register here
Creative Writing Workshop for Teens (middle and high school)
Tuesday, June 19th, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Instructor Jodi Turchin will lead the way in this fun creative-writing get-together. There will be hands-on activities such as drafting ideas for a novel and using settings to develop characters – along with tips on how to find an agent, get published, and become part of local writing groups. Parkland Library card required to register. Register here
TED Talk Video Screening & Discussion: “My Wish: Use Art to Turn the World Inside Out” (adults & teens)
Wednesday, June 20th, 6 p.m.
Beloved French street artist JR depicts social injustices through giant, involved works portraying the faces of the impoverished and displaced. JR uses his camera to show the world its true face, by pasting photos of the human face across massive canvases. He hopes to inspire others to take up his cause and join him in showing oppressors the people they negatively impact or sometimes even outright exploit. We’ll watch a video presentation of this talk and then discuss as a group. Registration required. Register here.
Summer Mural Painting
Thursday, June 21st, 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
It’s the first day of summer! What better way to celebrate than to add your creative mark on a giant mural that will be displayed at the library all season long? This all-ages family fun painting event will get you in the spirit of summer fun. Drop in anytime during these hours to participate. Parkland Library required to register. Register here
Afternoon Film & Discussion: Step: A Real Life Story (adults & high school teens)
Saturday, June 23rd, 2 p.m.
Set against the backdrop of Baltimore’s inner city, Step chronicles the senior year of a girls’ high school step dance team. Empowered by their teachers, coaches, families, and each other, they strive to win a championship and go to college. Registration required. Register here.
Teen Craft: Book Folding (middle and high school)
Tuesday, June 26th 4:00 p.m.
Cultivate your crafty side with this fun and easy project that will result in an artsy sculpture made by folding the pages of a book. No experience necessary. All materials will be provided. Parkland Library card required to register. Register here
Smart Start Tutoring
varied Saturdays during the school year, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
This program provides free tutoring for elementary, middle and high school students provided by high school students. For information and to register, visit http://www.smartstartfl.com