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World Builders Writing Club

Sat, October 20, 2018 9:00 A.M.
Parkway Central Library

Bring your writing and be inspired by feedback and by new and exciting tips and tools. The Writing Club focuses on projects in the genre of science fiction, fantasy, paranormal and other stories with a supernatural element, but memoirs and urban fiction are welcome.  Readings of 5-10…

Adult Other Great Programs

The Picture Book Masterclass: A Six-Month Intensive Workshop (Part III)

Sat, October 20, 2018 9:30 A.M.
Children's Literature Research Collection at Parkway Central Library

“The Picture Book Masterclass” is an intensive mentoring program for intermediate to advanced illustrators who wish to develop their manuscript into a submission-ready dummy in six months. This Workshop series is divided into three full-day sessions.  The faculty for the…

Adult Senior Career Workshops Workshops and Enrichment Art Education Book Arts

Computer Basics Workshop

Sat, October 20, 2018 10:00 A.M.
Northeast Regional Library

A hands-on, introductory class designed for individuals with no previous computer skills. This class is offered on a first come, first served basis. We encourage attendees to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the class to get a registration ticket at the reference desk, in the Magazines…

Adult Computer Classes Computers

Rise and Thrive Art Collective

Sat, October 20, 2018 11:00 A.M.
Walnut Street West

The Rise & Thrive Art Collective (formerly known as Sanctuary Poets) is a 13-member artist collective in Philly exploring the intersections of craft and migration in poetry. 

Adult Other Great Programs Art

Tangled Deed/Title Transfer, Property Rights, Tax Issue and Estate Planning Workshop

Sat, October 20, 2018 11:00 A.M.
Charles Santore Library

If you have questions regarding any of the above listed issues, representatives from the City of Philadelphia Revenue Bureau, Water Department, Department of Deeds and Records, Philadelphia Corporation for Aging and estate planning attorney will be on hand to assist.  Open to all. …

Adult Senior Workshops and Enrichment Seniors

Book and Bake Sale

Sat, October 20, 2018 11:00 A.M.
Joseph E. Coleman Northwest Regional Library

Support our library by attending our seasonal book and bake sale Saturday, October 20th! We will have various books (new and used) for sale at low prices from multiple genres (i.e., Nonfiction, Fiction, Children, Religion/Spirituality, Mystery and Suspense, Romance, etc), along with baked goods…

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Spanish for Beginners

Sat, October 20, 2018 12:00 P.M.
Walnut Street West

Interested in learning Spanish? Come join our free ongoing Spanish Language workshop, led by workstudy students from the University of Pennsylvania.

Adult Young Adult School Age Workshops and Enrichment Language Study

This Is What Democracy Moves Like

Sat, October 20, 2018 1:00 P.M.
Logan Library

Learn elements of African and Carribean dance which originated from moves of activism or expressions of solidarity--some of which we still see in today's hip hop, during a free workshop. Also, hear from a civic engagement group about the issues at stake during the upcoming election.…

Adult Young Adult Community Events Workshops and Enrichment Midterms Matter

Chinese Brush Painting- RESCHEDULED

Sat, October 20, 2018 1:30 P.M.
Northeast Regional Library

Learn the art of brush and ink painting - - a unique art form with a long history. This special three hour workshop will include a brief introduction to the basic concepts and history of Chinese art followed by a demonstration of the Brush and Ink technique. Following the demonstration,…

Adult Young Adult Arts and Crafts Programs Art arts & crafts

The Quizarding World of Harry Potter

Sat, October 20, 2018 2:00 P.M.
South Philadelphia Library

Do you think you’re the brightest witch or wizard of your generation? Join host and drag queen Brittany Lynn who will test your knowledge of Harry Potter trivia and lore at this magical afternoon full of fun, laughs and prizes!

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Saturday Crafternoons

Sat, October 20, 2018 2:00 P.M.
Fox Chase Library

Calling crafters of all experience levels: come craft with us at the library! Join us for some basic instruction, idea sharing, coordinated projects, and good company. No experience necessary. Intended for adults and young adults. 

Adult Young Adult Senior Arts and Crafts Programs arts & crafts

Mural Dedication: Legacy by Wale Oyejide

Sat, October 20, 2018 2:00 P.M.
Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library

Blackwell Library and Mural Arts invite you to the Mural Dedication Day of Legacy by Wale Oyejide. Please call 215-685-7429 to RSVP or ask questions,  

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Eat Smart, Live Strong: Good Nutrition for Adults

Sat, October 20, 2018 2:00 P.M.
Walnut Street West

Stephanie Dumpson, BSN, RN, will give a presentation on healthy cooking for adults.

Adult Senior Health Programs Health & Fitness

Bending the Binary: Celebrating National Coming Out Month

Sat, October 20, 2018 2:30 P.M.
Logan Library

Explore the fluidity of gender expression from masculinity to feminity, and everything in between and outside of the gender norm.  Activities will include story sharing, fingernail painting, make up, tying ties, walking in heels and other forms of gender expression. This is a family…

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Philly Loves Romance

Sun, October 21, 2018 2:00 P.M.
Philbrick Hall at Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

Room 108 Join Philly Loves Romance for an afternoon of author talks, discussion, and romance. Wendy Gold As the Classy Badass of Romance, Wendy Gold pours passion onto every page of her books. She writes the three “S”s: Smart, Sassy, and Sexy and her sensual stories leave readers…

Adult Author Events Romance

Poetry in the Pit

Sun, October 21, 2018 2:00 P.M.
Joseph E. Coleman Northwest Regional Library

Join us for our annual showcase of local and well-known poets and spoken word artists, who will be sharing their rhymes!  Event is hosted by Trapeta B. Mayson. If you are inspired, you can share the stage at the open mic (sign up day of).  Event runs from 2:00 to 4:00…

Adult Young Adult School Age Senior Live Performances Performing Arts Poetry

Julián Castro | An Unlikely Journey: Waking Up From My American Dream

Mon, October 22, 2018 12:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $15
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In conversation with award-winning broadcaster and journalist Tracey Matisak Former San Antonio mayor and Secretary of Housing and Urban Development during President Obama’s second term, Julián Castro burst onto the national political stage as the keynote speaker at the 2012…

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Job Lab

Mon, October 22, 2018 12:00 P.M.
Nicetown-Tioga Library

Are you looking for a job and finding that everyone requires online applications?  We can help you! Space may be limited; first come, first served.  From 12:00 p.m. to 2::00 p.m.

Adult Senior Other Great Programs Jobs & Job Seekers

Mindfulness Meditation | Chair Yoga

Mon, October 22, 2018 12:30 P.M.
Fumo Family Library

Ground your mind and body with Mindfulness Meditation and Chair Yoga. Spend a peaceful half-hour with a guided meditation. Chair yoga is a twist on traditional yoga, making it accessible for any age. This program is for adults. Newcomers please attend the 12:30 p.m. class. Our 2:00 p.m. Chair…

Adult Family Programs Health and Wellness Body, Mind & Spirit Yoga

Beginner/Intermediate English Language Class

Mon, October 22, 2018 12:30 P.M.
South Philadelphia Library

A weekly class for English learners at the Beginner and Intermediate levels. Register with the librarian at 215-685-1866.

Adult New Americans New Americans ESL
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