Teen Spot

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

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.

Winter Break Festival

Thursday, January 3rd, 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Chase away the post-holiday doldrums by spending a fun-filled afternoon at the Parkland Library! There will be something for everyone. Participate in a scavenger hunt, make a craft, stop by the treat table for a sweet surprise, and enjoy live music by Senior Moments…the Unforgettable Band. Registration not required. For more information, call (954)757-4207.

The Road to Spiritual Abundance with speaker Arlyn Halpern

Tuesday, January 8th, 6:15 p.m.

Author, therapist and dancer Arlyn Halpern shares her route from emotional impoverishment to spiritual abundance. With vivid imagery and skillfully woven memories she takes her readers on a journey through Israel, Sweden and India, then back to the states where she embarks on in-depth Buddhist study and practice with a Tibetan Buddhist Master, where "the teachings become a knowing rather than an intellectual exercise.” Her lifelong passion for dance and search for spiritual truth carries her, and us, on the universal path to greater wisdom, self-acceptance, and compassion. Arlyn Hope Halpern is a psychotherapist in private practice. She holds a Master's in Dance and previously was a dance instructor at Naropa Institute in Boulder Colorado. She began the study of Buddhism under the tutelage of Chogyam Trungpa, Rinpoche in the early 1970s. She resides outside of Boston with her husband. Registration required. Register here.

Art Reception in Memory of Gina Montalto

Wednesday, January 9th, 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Gina Rose Montalto (4/22/03 – 2/14/18) was an artistic, athletic, intelligent, kind person whose life was taken in the tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. A Parkland resident who enjoyed attending the library’s programs and who relaxed when reading, Gina would find it fitting to see her art displayed at the Parkland Library. She loved her family – dad Tony, mom Jennifer and brother Anthony – being with her friends and enjoying food. Gina was always one to give compliments, help others, and share good times, and now those who loved her are fulfilling her dream of having something she created put on display for public viewing. This is why the wonderful Gina Rose Montalto has been chosen as Artist of the Month and will be celebrated at this art reception at the Parkland Library.

Exploring Resilience Using The Five Gifts and SoulCollage® (adults & teens)

Tuesday, January 29th, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

In these unstable times, who among us is not searching for a sense of inner safety and calm? This inspirational workshop will offer ways to support yourself and others with grace, compassion and strength. As author of “The Five Gifts: Discovering Hope, Healing, and Strength When Disaster Strikes” Dr. Laurie Nadel knows what it is like to have her life turned upside down. She lost her home to Hurricane Sandy and was directly impacted by the World Trade Center attacks of September 11th, 2001. In her search for reliable ways to release the painful emotions brought about by these difficult experiences, Dr. Laurie discovered SoulCollage®, a creative hands-on process that bypasses the rational mind and let us tap into our own creativity and intuition. To prepare for the workshop, please bring images from your own collection, magazines, and online sources. Registration required. 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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