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BAE Cafe: Breastfeeding Awareness & Empowerment

Sat, February 16, 2019 11:00 A.M.
Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library

Meet up with other breastfeeding parents! Receive the latest breastfeeding information from a breastfeeding expert FREE Breastfeeding supplies Snacks SEPTA tokens provided Babies welcome For more information: Contact: Dr. Meg Kawan kawanmb@email.chop.edu or Jabina Coleman, LSW, IBCLC…

Adult Health Programs

GED Class for Adults

Sat, February 16, 2019 11:00 A.M.
Northeast Regional Library

TutorMe Adult Education will be holding on-going GED classes at Northeast Regional Library for students 16 and up every Saturday 10am-12pm and Sunday 1pm to 3pm.  TutorMe Adult Education offers a GED experience that goes beyond the average GED classroom to help you get closer to your…

Adult Young Adult Workshops and Enrichment Education GED

The Wagner Free Institute of Science Presents: Environmental Geology: Humans and the Earth

Sat, February 16, 2019 12:00 P.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

This course will introduce environmental geology—the study of the interaction between humans and their geological environments. It will focus on topics in geology that are most relevant to the human experience, including geological impacts on human health, economics and culture, as well as…

Adult Workshops and Enrichment

Cookbook Club

Sat, February 16, 2019 12:30 P.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

Do you enjoy cooking and eating with friends? Join us one Saturday a month as we explore a new cookbook. We’ll each choose a recipe from the featured cookbook, prepare it at home, and bring it to the library, where we will share a meal together. Registration is required and space is…

Adult Health Programs Culinary Literacy Cooking & Nutrition Health

Changing City Community Day: One Book Circle

Sat, February 16, 2019 1:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Pop-up performances and hands-on activities will take place all afternoon throughout the library in celebration of the Free Library's exhibition Philadelphia: The Changing City , which explores the city’s historical transformation. In this drop-in book circle, we’ll visit the…

Adult Discussion and Participation One Book, One Philadelphia One Book, One Philadelphia Changing City

Philadelphia: The Changing City Events Day

Sat, February 16, 2019 1:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

From 1:00-5:00, join your neighbors for an afternoon of programs for adults, as well as children, themed around the Rare Book Department’s fascinating special exhibition,  Philadelphia: The Changing City. Images of the city drawn from 300 years of prints, photographs, documents, and…

Adult Young Adult School Age Preschool Toddler Community Events Black History Month Discussion and Participation Family Programs Live Performances Speakers and Lectures Other Great Programs One Book Author and Featured Events African American Philadelphia Philadelphia History Changing City

GED Class for Adults

Sat, February 16, 2019 1:00 P.M.
Northeast Regional Library

TutorMe Adult Education will be holding on-going GED classes at Northeast Regional Library for students 16 and up every Saturday 10am-12pm and Sunday 1pm to 3pm.  TutorMe Adult Education offers a GED experience that goes beyond the average GED classroom to help you get closer to your…

Adult Young Adult Workshops and Enrichment Education GED

Amulets Workshop

Sat, February 16, 2019 2:00 P.M.
Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library

Learn how to create an amulet for power and protection-- like the gris-gris bag Jojo’s grandfather makes for him.

Adult Young Adult School Age Arts and Crafts Programs Family Programs One Book, One Philadelphia One Book, One Philadelphia arts & crafts

Hands-on History at The Free Library, Parkway Central

Sat, February 16, 2019 2:00 P.M.
Rare Book Department at Parkway Central Library

A son of formerly enslaved people, Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872–1906) was one of the first African American authors to become world-famous for his writings. During his short life, Dunbar authored books including poetry and novels. Some of Dunbar’s books were illustrated with…

Adult Young Adult Senior Family Programs Speakers and Lectures Workshops and Enrichment Black History Month Community Events Philadelphia Rosenbach Museum & Library Special Collections Hands-On History

Portable Studio: Our Stories

Sat, February 16, 2019 2:00 P.M.
South Philadelphia Library

Portable Studio Artists Jess Conda and Bethlehem Roberson are professional Philadelphia artists who use theater and music to inspire and explore the boundless ways we all can tell stories, real or imagined, and from different perspectives. In the Wilma Theater’s Portable Studio, you will:…

Adult Young Adult Other Great Programs Discussion and Participation Children

Rain Check Workshop

Sat, February 16, 2019 2:00 P.M.
Logan Library

Come to this workshop to learn how you can get a free rain barrel from Philadelphia Water! Reduced pricing for downspout planters, rain gardens, depaving, and permeable pavers will also be offered. PWD’s Rain Check program gives Philadelphia residents an opportunity to reduce pollution…

Adult Senior Other Great Programs Environment & Nature House & Home

Senior Cinema – Glory

Sat, February 16, 2019 2:00 P.M.
Senior Services at Parkway Central Library

Central Senior Services joins the Free Library's Community Fair and continues in celebration of Black History with a screening of the critically acclaimed "Glory".  Nominated for five Academy Awards, the now almost three decades old Glory still delivers unparalleled…

Adult Young Adult Senior Black History Month Community Events Film Screening Central Senior Services Calendar African American Movies & Television Changing City

Black Citymakers and Philadelphia Urban Renewal

Sat, February 16, 2019 2:00 P.M.
Social Science and History Department at Parkway Central Library

During the mid-twentieth century, Philadelphia was in a state of significant flux, perhaps most notably in the city’s plans for urban renewal. This reading group discussion will center on two chapters from Marcus Anthony Hunter’s Black Citymakers: How the Philadelphia Negro Changed…

Adult Young Adult Black History Month Discussion and Participation Philadelphia History History Changing City

Open Computer Lab

Sat, February 16, 2019 2:30 P.M.
Northeast Regional Library

Work on a special project and get one-on-one assistance. Lab is open for 2 hours. This class is offered on a first come, first served basis and space is limited. Register in the lab, by signing the clipboard.

Adult Senior Computer Classes Other Great Programs Hot Spots Computers

Hands-on History at The Free Library: Better Philadelphia

Sat, February 16, 2019 4:00 P.M.
Art Department at Parkway Central Library

The Better Philadelphia exhibition of 1947 symbolized a key moment in Philadelphia’s history of planned change. Designed by planners and architects, the exhibition introduced visitors to the field of professional urban planning, and its longstanding tradition in Philadelphia. The…

Adult Young Adult School Age Community Events Black History Month Discussion and Participation African American Philadelphia Philadelphia History General Research architecture Changing City

Pepper Pot Soup Changing the City

Sat, February 16, 2019 4:30 P.M.
Culinary Literacy Center at Parkway Central Library

Food has the ability to shape a city’s culture, as much as a city’s culture can change it’s food. Philadelphia’s own pepper pot soup has its own folklore tales and legend dating back to the Revolutionary War. No matter how stirring the war tale may be, the real origin…

Adult Young Adult Senior Community Events Culinary Literacy African American Cooking & Nutrition Philadelphia History

ESL Class

Sun, February 17, 2019 1:00 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

GED Class for Adults

Sun, February 17, 2019 1:00 P.M.
Northeast Regional Library

TutorMe Adult Education will be holding on-going GED classes at Northeast Regional Library for students 16 and up every Saturday 10am-12pm and Sunday 1pm to 3pm.  TutorMe Adult Education offers a GED experience that goes beyond the average GED classroom to help you get closer to your…

Adult Young Adult Workshops and Enrichment Education GED

Communal Read-Aloud: A Wreath for Emmett Till

Sun, February 17, 2019 2:00 P.M.
Big Blue Marble Bookstore, 551 Carpenter Ln.

Jerome, the main character in Ghost Boys , is guided by the ghost of Emmett Till. Join Big Blue Marble Bookstore for this read-aloud and discussion of Marilyn Nelson’s profound and chilling book-length poem,  A Wreath for Emmett Till , a powerful elegy for the boy whose brutal killing…

Adult Young Adult Discussion and Participation Community Events One Book, One Philadelphia One Book, One Philadelphia

Poets of Fireside and Hearthside: Whittier and Dunbar

Sun, February 17, 2019 2:00 P.M.
The Rosenbach | 2008 Delancey Place, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Poets of Fireside and Hearthside: Reading Together about Race in America, with John Greenleaf Whittier and Paul Laurence Dunbar On February 17, 1866, the Quaker poet John Greenleaf Whittier published a poem titled “Snow-Bound: A Winter Idyl,” a charming tale of winter in New England.…

Adult Other Great Programs African American Poetry Rosenbach Museum & Library
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