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A Celebration of Stories in the African-American Tradition

Tue, February 20, 2018 4:00 P.M.
West Oak Lane Library

Join storyteller Audrey Roll and follow a journey in stories, from Africa to America.  All ages are welcome!

Young Adult School Age Preschool Toddler Senior Black History Month Family Programs African American Family

Social Justice Roundtable

Tue, February 20, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Logan Library

Are you interested in important issues in your community, your city, and even the world? Do you want to be a part of builidng conversations around issues of social justice? Check out our newly formed Social Justice Roundtable. All ages are welcome. Bring your enthusiasm!  

Young Adult School Age Senior Discussion and Participation Social Justice

Yoga for Adults

Tue, February 20, 2018 7:00 P.M.
Northeast Regional Library

An inclusive yoga class for people of all skill levels and abilities.  Wear something comfortable and come to the library for wellness, stretching, and relaxation.

Adult Young Adult Senior Health Programs Workshops and Enrichment Yoga

Heroes of Harlem: Zora Neale Hurston & James Weldon Johnson

Wed, February 21, 2018 11:00 A.M.
Senior Services at Parkway Central Library

Temple University Professor Roland Williams, Jr . provides a compelling second look at the lives and work of two of the most remarkable writers that the Harlem Renaissance produced.  Hurston , an anthropologist and folklorist as well as a novelist, produced a timeless classic, Their Eyes…

Adult Young Adult Senior Black History Month Discussion and Participation Other Great Programs Speakers and Lectures Central Senior Services Calendar African American Art Seniors

Celebrate Chinese New Year and Welcome the Year of the Dog

Wed, February 21, 2018 12:30 P.M.
Independence Library

Join us as we celebrate the Chinese New Year and usher in the Year of the Dog. Students from Holy Redeemer Elementary School will perform exquisite traditional Chinese folk dances. The students will perform the traditional Lion Dance with drummers to chase away evil spirits and also usher a year…

Adult School Age Preschool Toddler Senior Family Programs Other Great Programs New Americans Bilingual Programs

ESL Class - Intermediate

Wed, February 21, 2018 12:30 P.M.
Charles Santore Library

This 2 hour long class runs twice a week on Wednesdays and Fridays in February.  Class will return to meeting on Wednesday only in March and April.  This class is free and registration is not required, however, regular attendance is recommended. Questions?  Call the librarian at…

Adult Young Adult Senior New Americans New Americans ESL

P.E.A.C.H. | People Eating and Cooking Healthy

Wed, February 21, 2018 2:00 P.M.
Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library

P.E.A.C.H. (People Eating and Cooking Healthy), empower adults and youth with the tools and knowledge needed to make healthier eating choices and lead more physically active lifestyles. Through cooking, eating together, sharing recipes and ideas for healthier eating and being physically active,…

Adult Young Adult Senior Health Programs Cooking & Nutrition Health & Fitness

Celebrate Chinese New Year and Welcome the Year of the Dog

Wed, February 21, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Join us as we celebrate the Chinese New Year and usher in the Year of the Dog. Students from Holy Redeemer Elementary School will perform exquisite traditional Chinese folk dances. The students will perform the traditional Lion Dance with drummers to chase away evil spirits and also usher a year…

Adult School Age Preschool Toddler Senior Family Programs New Americans Bilingual Programs

In Conversation with the Rosenbach: Kermit Roosevelt on Federalist Paper No. 46

Wed, February 21, 2018 6:00 P.M.
The Rosenbach

Federalist Paper No. 46 and the Relationship Between the States and the Nation Kermit Roosevelt will focus on Federalist Paper No. 46 as a means of addressing the failure of the authors of The Federalist Papers (and the drafters of the Constitution) to foresee…

Adult Young Adult Senior Other Great Programs Speakers and Lectures Government Information Politics Rosenbach Museum & Library History

Conversational ESL

Wed, February 21, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Walnut Street West

Join our new Conversation Group at the Walnut Street West Library to practice your English language skills in a relaxed and informal setting. 

Adult Young Adult Senior New Americans New Americans ESL

Fiber Craft Group

Wed, February 21, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Blanche A. Nixon/Cobbs Creek Library

Fiber artists and those wanting to learn are invited to join us. Bring your latest project and enjoy an evening of crafting and conversation with fellow artists. Assistance with knitting and crochet projects usually available. All skill levels welcome. 

Adult Young Adult Senior Arts and Crafts Programs Crochet Knitting

Family Reading Group: Another Brooklyn

Wed, February 21, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Falls of Schuylkill Library

To spark multigenerational conversations, we'll hear selected passages from the featured book - Another Brooklyn, companion books and other stories.  Be prepared to share your thoughts with the group.  This is a multi-age program. 

Adult Young Adult School Age Senior Discussion and Participation One Book, One Philadelphia African American One Book, One Philadelphia

Volunteer Orientation

Thu, February 22, 2018 4:00 A.M.
Lovett Memorial Library

Do you love the Lovett library?  Have you ever wondered about getting involved in what happens at your library?  Do you want to give back to our Mt. Airy Community? If you answered yes to any of these questions, join us for a volunteer orientation at our 21st Century library. …

Adult Young Adult Senior Discussion and Participation Free Library of Philadelphia

Around the Table

Thu, February 22, 2018 3:30 P.M.
Kingsessing Library

Taking inspiration from the traditions of family reunions celebrated in This Is the Rope, participants will make reusable placemats and hear stories from Mama Carla Wiley. Wiley is a storyteller, educator and artist who weaves together multigenerational memories with activities for children that…

Adult Young Adult School Age Preschool Senior Black History Month Culinary Literacy

Going Forth - Jazz

Thu, February 22, 2018 3:30 P.M.
Nicetown-Tioga Library

Mr. Fred Simmons will talk about the jazz form of music from the 1960s to today.  The program will also include music by contemporary composers and his own original compositions.  Mr. Simmons is a pianist, educator and instructor.  

Adult Young Adult School Age Senior Black History Month Speakers and Lectures African American Music

Dance to the Music!

Thu, February 22, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Oak Lane Library

Try your hand—or rather—feet, at some dance steps of the 1960s and ‘70s, and see their influence on how you and your friends dance today!  Please arrive a little early as space may be limited.  

Adult Young Adult School Age Senior Other Great Programs One Book, One Philadelphia One Book, One Philadelphia dance

Look Your Best for Less!

Thu, February 22, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Logan Library

Join us for a night of fashion! Get pointers for shopping for the best, while spending less. Learn accessory placement and how to make your outfits pop. Get help presenting yourself in a fashionable, yet professional way. Topics include date night, business attire, casual/everyday wear, and…

Adult Senior Discussion and Participation

CityLife Clinic: Adult Nutrition Workshop

Fri, February 23, 2018 10:30 A.M.
Walnut Street West

This workshop, led by a registered dietitian, is being offered by the Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative's Adult and Senior Nutrition Program in conjunction with CityLife Clinics. The Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative (AUNI) is a program of the Netter Center for Community Partnerships at…

Adult Senior Health Programs Culinary Literacy Cooking & Nutrition Education Health

Music & Dance for All Ages

Fri, February 23, 2018 10:30 A.M.
Roxborough Library

Merge Dance Studio will be here to engage us with musi, dancing and stories for all ages.

Adult Preschool Toddler Senior Other Great Programs Music dance
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