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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!

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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…

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Film Screening | Tell Them we are Rising

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

Join us to learn about the Historically Black Colleges & Universities.  For teens and school-age kids.

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Marie Maynard Daly Chemistry Fun!

Wed, February 21, 2018 4:30 P.M.
Eastwick Library

Learn about African American chemist and scientist Marie Maynard Daly. Learn some chemistry and have fun conducting various chemistry activities! 

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Mental Health, Trauma, and the African American Community: A Panel Discussion

Wed, February 21, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library

Join in a conversation about mental health issues in the African American community, including the impacts of traumatic experiences, disparity in access to mental health care, and the stigma around mental illnesses.  The panel, moderated by Jaynay Johnson, Co-founder of the Black Brain…

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Black History Month Program | Dick Gregory

Wed, February 21, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Torresdale Library

Celebrate Black History Month at the library with a presentation of photographs and a talk on the life of Dick Gregory.   Mr. Gregory was a pioneering comedian, civil rights activist., social critic and writer who passed away on August 19, 2017.    This special program will be…

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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…

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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.  

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Film Screening | Tell Them we are Rising

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

Join us to learn about the Historically Black Colleges & Universities.  For teens and school-age kids.

Young Adult School Age Black History Month Film Screening African American Education

I, Too, Sing American – African American Writers Then & Now

Thu, February 22, 2018 4:40 P.M.
Haddington Library

Our LEAP After School Leader will introduce children and teens to African American writers and poets of the past and present, with a discussion of their work.

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Brittney Cooper | EVENT CANCELLED

Thu, February 22, 2018 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

The event with Brittney Cooper has been cancelled. We will post a new date if we are able to reschedule.

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Black History Month Essay Contest Celebration

Sat, February 24, 2018 1:00 P.M.
Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library

The Walnut Hill Community Association and Friends of Blackwell Regional Library invite neighbors to celebrate and award contest winners and participants.

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Hidden Figures

Sat, February 24, 2018 1:30 P.M.
Lovett Memorial Library

Celebrate Black History Month and watch “Hidden Figures” with us.   This the incredible untold story of Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson - brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind one of the greatest…

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Octavius V. Catto: A Legacy for the 21st Century

Sat, February 24, 2018 2:00 P.M.
Oak Lane Library

Interactive workshop for the whole family featuring hands-on activities, examination of primary sources, and a screening of History Making Productions' Octavius V. Catto: A Legacy for the 21st Century followed by a discussion led by local Catto experts. Octavius V. Catto was a 19th…

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Follow Along the Great Migration

Sat, February 24, 2018 2:00 P.M.
Northeast Regional Library

Learn about the Great Migration through an interactive program in which participants move through different spaces in your library, each representing a city and each offering a unique activity and facts about different points in history. 

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Film Screening: Akeelah and the Bee

Sat, February 24, 2018 2:00 P.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

In honor of Black History Month, please join us for a free screening of the family-friendly film Akeelah and the Bee. This program will be held in the meeting room on the library’s lower level and we regret there is no elevator.

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Black History Month Film Screening: The Watsons Go to Birmingham

Sat, February 24, 2018 3:00 P.M.
Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library

Join us for a screening of the film adaptation of The Watsons Go to Birmingham – 1963, the story of an African-American family’s road trip from Flint, Michigan to Birmingham, Alabama in 1963 and the tragic events that take place. Based on the book by Christopher Paul Curtis.

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Octavius V. Catto: A Legacy for the 21st Century

Mon, February 26, 2018 5:00 P.M.
Haverford Library

Interactive workshop for the whole family featuring hands-on activities, examination of primary sources, and a screening of History Making Productions' Octavius V. Catto: A Legacy for the 21st Century followed by a discussion led by local Catto experts. Octavius V. Catto was a 19th…

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Pomades, Butters and Balms

Mon, February 26, 2018 5:00 P.M.
Eastwick Library

In Jacqueline Woodson’s featured books, having one’s hair done by a family member or neighbor shapes sensory-rich memories. Join Nyambi Naturals, learn how to make hair and body products that fit diverse needs, and take away samples and DIY recipes. 

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Family Cooking for Black History Month

Tue, February 27, 2018 4:30 P.M.
South Philadelphia Library

Join Chef Chris Paul for a hands-on cooking program for Black History Month. Create healthy and nutritious versions of common Soul Food recipes. This program is geared towards school-aged children and their families. 

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