The Ghost of Bellamy Bridge: Terrifying Tales
from Florida and Beyond (adults & teens)
Tuesday, October 30th, 6:15 p.m.
Halloween just wouldn't be the same without a session of spooky stories. Come prepared to be pleasantly scared by characters like the tragic Ghost of Bellamy Bridge from Marianna or Key West's creepy Robert the Doll and Carl von Cosel. But never fear: You'll also get a much-deserved laugh from an interactive crowd-pleaser about a monster with yellow eyes. Not for the faint of heart, this program is a must for anyone who wants to tell their own spine-tinglers! Caren S. Neile, Ph.D., is a performance storyteller who has taught storytelling studies at Florida Atlantic University since 2001. The former chair of the National Storytelling Network, she has performed in six countries and 10 states. Her most recent book is Florida Lore (History Press). Registration required. Parkland Library card required to register.
How to Use the Library – Tips and Tricks
Monday, October 15th and 22nd, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
In these classes for all ages, participants will learn their way through all the aspects of library use. The first class will focus on how to use the physical library with details on how to find items, how items are arranged and how to be an effective searcher. The second class will focus on the virtual library with instruction on how to use electronic resources as well as which electronic resources to use. Registration required. Register here.
Parkland Cares Children’s Book Event: Wings by Caren Bock,
Thursday, November 15th, 4 p.m.
Meet author Caren Bock as she reads from her book Wings: Soar Through the Journey, which helps families learn how to communicate feelings associated with loss. Parkland Cares’ goal is to raise money and award grants in South Florida to non-profit organizations that provide mental health services and trauma counseling to those impacted by the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The author will sign books which will be available for purchase to benefit Parkland Cares. Register here
Sahaja Meditation (adults & teens)
Saturday, November 17th, 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. Apurva Puranik, a Sahaja Yoga Meditation practitioner since 2005, will lead this session. Register here
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
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