Teen Spot

All events are free, but require registration. Register online or call (954) 757-4207

Jewish Book Month Multimedia Event: A Breed Apart: Reflections of a Young Refugee 

Thursday, November 28th, 6 p.m.

Join us for this fascinating presentation by author Miriam Hoffman and her son, renowned actor Avi Hoffman. Author, scholar, journalist, playwright and survivor Miriam Hoffman’s new book A Breed Apart: Reflections of a Young Refugee, published by Yiddishkayt Press (a division of Yiddishkayt Initiative, Inc.) describes the intellectual and emotional journey of her experience growing up in a post-war displaced person (DP) refugee camp in Ulm, Germany, after World War II. A Breed Apart is an engaging nonfiction tale of war and survival, seen through the eyes of a young Miriam and her father. The memoir chronicles her ability to triumph through a five-year sojourn in a DP camp, leading to her immigration to the Bronx. Hoffman’s personal tale captures the beauty and importance of keeping the Yiddish language and Jewish culture alive during the 20th century, despite countless attempts to destroy it. Register here

Improving Your iPhone Photography (adults & teens) 

Wednesday, December 5th and Thursday, December 6th, 6:15 p.m.

Oh, no! You are at a special place or witnessing an amazing event and your camera is back in your hotel room. Have no fear! Your iPhone camera is always handy and is an exceptional photo device once you know how to use it. This course is designed to help you take great iPhone photographs and process them to share with friends, family, or online. The two-day course will be taught by Alan Spitzer, a physician and a professional photographer, who has had numerous exhibits of his work around the country. Registration required. Register here.

Book Presentation and Talk with MSD teachers Melissa Falkowski and Eric Garner 

Wednesday, December 19th, 6 p.m.

Melissa Falkowski is a journalism teacher at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, and Eric Garner is the broadcasting teacher. After the tragic February day in Parkland, they knew that the voices of their students needed to be heard. We Say #Never Again: Reporting by the Parkland Student Journalists is their story – written by the journalism students and creators of the school newspaper, The Eagle Eye, and the staff at WMSD-TV. Registration required. Register here.

Winter Wonderland Mural Painting

Thursday, December 20th, 3 to 4:30 p.m.

It’s almost winter! What better way to celebrate than to add your creative mark on a big 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 winter fun. Drop in anytime during these hours to participate. Parkland Library card required to register. Register here.

Family Book Folding Craft (age 10 and up)

Thursday, December 27th, 2 p.m.

Kids, teens and adults will have fun family bonding time making these novel but easy projects: artsy sculptures 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

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