Teen Spot

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. 

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. 

Sahaja Meditation (adults & teens)

Saturday, January 22nd at 10:30 a.

Sahaja meditation is a simple, time-honored meditation that 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. Parkland Library card required to register. 

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