Parkland Library’s “Universe of Stories” Summer Reading Club
June 5 – August 10
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 “Universe of Stories” 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. Register in person.
Memorial Day Tribute Display
Monday, May 20th through Tuesday, May 28th
In honor of Memorial Day, the Parkland Library will host a remembrance wall of cards. Stop by during the library’s operating hours anytime from May 20th through May 25th to color a card or write a message and have it posted on the wall. The display will stay up through May 28th, the day after Memorial Day. Registration is not required. All materials will be provided. Registration is not required.
Young Adult Summer Reading Kickoff Event: Lantern Craft (middle school & high school)
Tuesday, June 11th, 3:30 p.m.
Sponsored by Parkland Friends of the Library
Light up the universe this summer with a creative craft that turns and an ordinary mason jar into a colorful lantern! We’ll use tissue paper, glitter and paint for this project that will add a glow to any room. Participants are encouraged to register for “A Universe of Stories” 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. Register here.
Sahaja Meditation (adults & teens)
Saturday, June 15th, 10:30 a.m.
This simple, time-honored meditation 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. Registration required. Register here.
Summer Mural Painting
Tuesday, June 20th, 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Summer is here! What better way to celebrate than to add your creative mark on a giant paper 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. Drop in anytime during these hours to participate. Parkland Library required to register. Register here.
How to Improve 200 Points on Your SAT! (middle school &high school age)
Saturday, June 22nd, 10:30 a.m. to noon
High school and middle school students will receive valuable information in this class run by Marty Feldman. He will give guidance about when to start training and for how long each time, what dates are best to sit for the SAT, how many times to take it, which problems to focus on, and more. Marty Feldman received a Bachelor's degree in 1982 from the University of California at Berkeley and a law degree from Georgetown University in 1985. In 1988 he left the fulltime practice of law to found Marty Feldman SAT Prep. He uses a semi-private tutoring method whereby the students are taught strategies as they complete timed test sections of real PSATs, SATs & ACT. Parkland Library card required to register. Register here.
Book Folding Craft (age 10 to adult)
Tuesday, June 25th, 1:30 p.m.
Have a fun time making this novel but easy project: 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.
Cultivating Creative Emotional Intelligence (adults & teens)
Wednesday, June 26th, 3:30 p.m.
Speaker Andres Diaz will discuss the program he created that saved his life through understanding the creative power of feelings. He is the author of "My Worst Days are the Best!" and is a father, former sergeant of U.S. Marines, founder of Creative Emotional Intelligence, and a music producer who has produced for Grammy Award-winning artists. He guides people toward emotional self-creation as a way to overcome depression, PTSD, anxiety, suicide ideation, and survivor's guilt, which is something he dealt with after losing eight of his friends in the war when he was a U.S. Marine. Creative Emotional Intelligence can be a resource for healthy emotional development by teaching people the basics of how they can implement it in their own lives to develop meaning in the aftermath of chaos. Registration required. Register here.