Sundays on the Parkway Offers Something for Everyone

By Michelle S. Thu, July 29, 2010

Late summer Sundays, when time seems to run like molasses and the air is thick with stagnant heat—it’s not always the most inspiring time of year, is it? But the Free Library is looking to change all that and inject a little fun into these lazy, hazy days. Did we mention we have air conditioning?

Beginning August 1 through September 12, Parkway Central Library will host storytellers, musicians, magicians, and more as part of Sundays on the Parkway—a new series of free, interactive programs designed for both children and adults. All programs will begin at 2:00 p.m. Check out our awesome line-up!

August 1: Daaimah S. Poole and Victoria Wells | African-American Authors
Daaimah S. Poole was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA. She graduated from Temple University with a B.A. in journalism in 2003. Her latest novel is What’s His Is Mine. Victoria Wells resides in the Philadelphia area with her husband of twenty years and her three children. She is an adult nurse practitioner, and Key to My Heart is her latest novel.

August 8: Magic by Poly | Sundays on Stage
Howard Polykoff presents a fun-filled magic show that features a dazzling display of illusions, comedy, live animals, music, audience participation, and small gifts for the children.

August 15: How to Select Wine | The Wine School
Whether you enjoy sharing a bottle of wine at a party with friends or you prefer a quiet glass with dinner, The Wine School will share the secrets for pairing and selecting the perfect wine for every occasion.

August 22: Beer Making Demo | Yards Brewing Company
Tom Kehoe, founder and master brewer of Yards Brewing Company, will discuss the art and technique of making beer as well as the history of beer brewing.

August 29: Classical and Jazz Music | Charlie X Band
Music lovers are invited to enjoy an afternoon of jazz and classical tunes performed by Charlie X Band, whose new CD is titled, Axe of God.

September 12: Truth-A-Story | Progeny’s Legacy Jamaa
Progeny’s Legacy Jamaa, an eclectic group of storytellers, spins tales and shares proverbs from Africa and the African Diaspora.
 


Comments

The African quilt code is another name for the "Underground Railroad Quilt Code," a method of using icons placed on quilts as signposts for travelers on this pathway. There has a varying degree of of belief in this concept among historians. Some have presented this as a myth being propagated by creative writers. A recently published book written in 2009 entitled "The Content of Their Character, the History of an Antique Quilt and the African American Family That made it" may provide some assistance. It reveals a readily translatable code on a quilt made in 1887 by former escaped slaves. The history of these slaves is well documented as far back as 1830. The author has kept the quilt in excellent condition and loans it out to museums for review of this code on site. This recent work now puts the quilt code in a frame of reference will perhaps make it more worthy of acceptance.
shanebond - USA Wed, August 04, 2010
The African quilt code is another name for the "Underground Railroad Quilt Code," a method of using icons placed on quilts as signposts for travelers on this pathway. There has a varying degree of of belief in this concept among historians. Some have presented this as a myth being propagated by creative writers. A recently published book written in 2009 entitled "The Content of Their Character, the History of an Antique Quilt and the African American Family That made it" may provide some assistance. It reveals a readily translatable code on a quilt made in 1887 by former escaped slaves. The history of these slaves is well documented as far back as 1830. The author has kept the quilt in excellent condition and loans it out to museums for review of this code on site. This recent work now puts the quilt code in a frame of reference will perhaps make it more worthy of acceptance.
shanebond - USA Wed, August 04, 2010
is it free to say something even though it's un relevant too?
Matildo - Philippines Sat, September 04, 2010
wow this is so awesome! would love to pay a visit there
Kevin - Phil Fri, September 10, 2010

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