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Storytime Yoga

Sat, March 23, 2019 10:30 A.M.
Children's Department at Parkway Central Library

Yoga instructor Beth Heed from Oak and Acorn Wellness will host a class filled with stories, yoga and fun for 2- to 5-year-olds and their caregivers. Move, play and explore your body in creative ways as we read stories!  No prior yoga experience is necessary.  Free! Wear something…

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Chess Club

Sat, March 23, 2019 1:00 P.M.
Children's Department at Parkway Central Library

Learn to play or improve your game! Chess Club meets every Satruday, 1:00 p.m. -2:00 p.m. in the Story Hour Room. School-age children. No experience necessary. All materials provided. Chess coaches are here to help. Brought to you by LEAP (Free Library of Philadelphia Literacy Enrichment…

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Philadelphia Women's Slavic Ensemble

Sun, March 24, 2019 2:00 P.M.
Drinker Collection at Parkway Central Library

The Drinker Library of Choral Music is pleased to present, as part of the celebration of Women's History Month, a performance of choral music from the Slavic folk tradition. Formed in West Philadelphia in 2011,  this a cappella choir "loudly sing the wonderful folk music…

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Baby & Toddler Storytime

Mon, March 25, 2019 11:00 A.M.
Children's Department at Parkway Central Library

Books, songs, rhymes and bounces for children (birth to 23 months) and their caregivers!. Mondays at 11 a.m. (with an encore on Wednesdays at 11:00 a.m.)  Parkway Central Library Children's Department Ground Floor, 1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103 215.686.5369 ***Programs are…

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E-Gadget Helpdesk

Mon, March 25, 2019 3:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

One-on-one assistance with learning more about how to use your own portable e-device: laptops, phones, tablets and more. Located 1st Floor Home Page Café 3:00 - 5:00 PM

Adult Computer Classes Computers Databases & Electronic Resources Digital Collections ebooks

Office Hours: Penn Law Intellectual Property Clinic

Mon, March 25, 2019 5:00 P.M.
Business Resource and Innovation Center at Parkway Central Library

Got a question to ask a lawyer?   Entrepreneurs, nonprofit directors, artists and inventors: you can reserve an appointment to attend free consultations with the Penn Law Intellectual Property Clinic .  Student Counselors (together with their…

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The Secret Cinema presents: Philadelphia - The Changing City

Mon, March 25, 2019 6:00 P.M.
Art Department at Parkway Central Library

The Free Library of Philadelphia is thrilled to partner with Philadelphia's beloved film screening series, The Secret Cinema , now in its 27th year.  As usual, The Secret Cinema will present selections from their collection shown on 16mm film onto a big screen. This…

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Big Kids (age 2-5) Story Time

Tue, March 26, 2019 11:00 A.M.
Children's Department at Parkway Central Library

Stories, songs, rhymes, music, movement, and lots of fun for children ages 2-5 and their caregivers. Tuesdays at 11:00 a.m. Stay for Play Group on Tuesdays at 11:30 a.m. 

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Edible Alphabet - Learning English Through Cooking!

Tue, March 26, 2019 11:00 A.M.
Culinary Literacy Center at Parkway Central Library

Adults are invited to this FREE English class.  Each week we read, write, and speak in English--and cook a meal together! Tuesdays and Thursdays 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m  March 26 - May 16 Attendance is preferred at all 16 classes.  Where: Languages and Learning Center (2nd…

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Play Group

Tue, March 26, 2019 11:30 A.M.
Children's Department at Parkway Central Library

Creative Play for children ages 2-5 and their caregivers. Tuesdays at 11:30 a.m., after Storytime. Socialize with other families, make new friends, and develop early literacy skills through play. 

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Vision 2020: Justice For All

Tue, March 26, 2019 6:00 P.M.
Social Science and History Department at Parkway Central Library

Women won the right to vote in 1920. Hear about the fight for the 19th Amendment, voting barriers that many women still face, and programs in 2020 marking 100 years of this women’s equality milestone. Panel #1 : This panel will focus on women’s history, specifically key moments…

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Albert Woodfox | Solitary: Unbroken by Four Decades in Solitary Confinement. My Story of Transformation and Hope

Tue, March 26, 2019 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $15.00
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In conversation with award-winning journalist Tracey Matisak. Falsely accused and convicted of a 1972 robbery in which a white guard was killed, Albert Woodfox served more than four decades in solitary confinement in Louisiana’s notoriously brutal Angola prison. Finding solidarity and…

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Baby & Toddler Storytime (Encore)

Wed, March 27, 2019 11:00 A.M.
Children's Department at Parkway Central Library

Books, songs, rhymes and bounces for children (birth to 23 months) and their caregivers!. Wednesdays at 11 a.m. (a repeat of Monday's Storytime program)  Parkway Central Library Children's Department Ground Floor, 1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103 215.686.5369 ***Programs are…

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Computer Basics

Wed, March 27, 2019 2:00 P.M.
Business Resource and Innovation Center at Parkway Central Library

For users with no previous computer experience: learn to use the mouse, search the internet, and sign up for email.. Please come to the BRIC, 2nd Floor, 2:00 - 3:30 PM to increase your skills on the computer.

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Breaking Barriers: Sustainable Employment for Women

Wed, March 27, 2019 5:30 P.M.
Business Resource and Innovation Center at Parkway Central Library

Breaking Barriers turns the job seeker event upside down! Instead of employers exhibiting their organizations, this event will empower women to break down the business practices that are creating inequities for women job seekers and to speak about their strengths as potential…

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Knife Skills with Chef Clara Park: Soup's On!

Wed, March 27, 2019 6:00 P.M.
Culinary Literacy Center at Parkway Central Library

Join Chef Clara Park in learning and practicing knife skills and techniques, chopping it up in the kitchen! Beginners and more experienced cooks are all welcome! After going through a variety of cuts, Chef Clara will demonstrate how to use the cut vegetables to create two warming and comforting…

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Nathan Englander | Kaddish.com with Thomas Mallon | Landfall

Wed, March 27, 2019 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $15.00
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Nathan Englander is the author of the story collections For the Relief of Unbearable Urges and What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank , a Pulitzer Prize finalist and winner of the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award. In addition to his widely anthologized short…

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Edible Alphabet - Learning English Through Cooking!

Thu, March 28, 2019 11:00 A.M.
Culinary Literacy Center at Parkway Central Library

Adults are invited to this FREE English class.  Each week we read, write, and speak in English--and cook a meal together! Tuesdays and Thursdays 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m  March 26 - May 16 Attendance is preferred at all 16 classes.  Where: Languages and Learning Center (2nd…

Adult New Americans Culinary Literacy Cooking & Nutrition New Americans ESL ESL - English as a Second Language English Language Learners

A Free Tour of Philadelphia: The Changing City Exhibition

Thu, March 28, 2019 3:00 P.M.
Rare Book Department at Parkway Central Library

Come and learn about our city’s exciting, dynamic, and often forgotten history with a guided tour of Philadelphia: The Changing City exhibition. The tour will be led by an exhibition curator in the Dietrich Gallery in the Rare Book Department , which is located on the third floor of the…

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