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Chinese Brush Painting with Derek Wang

Sat, December 16, 2017 10:00 A.M.
Parkway Central Library

Chinese Painting, or "GuoHua", is a unique art form with a long history. The earliest existing artwork can be traced to 200 AD, and used on the same mediums and tools that are in use today. The key elements in Chinese painting is line art with brush, and ink art, with unique effect on…

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Stories Alive: Family Story Hour for Incarcerated Parents and Their Children

Sat, December 16, 2017 10:00 A.M.
Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library

Stories Alive gives incarcerated parents the opportunity to read and connect with their children during a live videoconference call. Families who participate will get books to take home and keep! Stories Alive is available to children and caregivers with family members at the Curran-Fromhold and…

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Grand Reopening!

Sat, December 16, 2017 11:00 A.M.
Lovett Memorial Library

You're invited to the GRAND REOPENING CELEBRATION of Lovett Memorial Library! Please join us on Saturday, December 16 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The event is rain, snow, or shine. Mayor Jim Kenney and other special guests will give remarks at 11:00 a.m. There will be face painting, fun…

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Crochet and Knitting Club

Sat, December 16, 2017 1:00 P.M.
Wynnefield Library

Join Sisters Interacting through Stitches , as they create items which are donated to local, national, and international organizations.  Club members are willing to teach the art of crocheting and knitting to interested adults and teens. All skill levels welcome.

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Miniature Wearable Book Workshop

Sat, December 16, 2017 2:00 P.M.
Oak Lane Library

A miniature book is a book smaller than 3 inches in any direction that has been worn and carried in pockets for hundreds of years. In this workshop participants will sew two miniature blank case bindings that we will then made into a pair of earrings or two pendants with cords.…

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Christmas Concert

Sat, December 16, 2017 3:30 P.M.
Walnut Street West

Christmas Songs performed on saxophone.

Adult Young Adult School Age Preschool Toddler Senior Family Programs Live Performances Music

Sundays on Stage: Samba to Salsa's A Journey Through Latin Percussion

Sun, December 17, 2017 2:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Samba to Salsa celebrates the traditions of Latin and Brazilian percussiontaking you on a journey through the origins, history and classic rhythms of samba, salsa, and more. This series is made possible by funding from the Philadelphia City Institute Board of Managers. Montgomery Auditorium…

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An Afternoon with Monette Sudler

Sun, December 17, 2017 3:00 P.M.
Joseph E. Coleman Northwest Regional Library

Experience a special gift from guitar legend Monette Sudler and her Quartet.   Affectionately known as the "First Lady of Guitar", Ms. Sudler, who lives in Germantown, will perform a free concert of original compositions, contemporary jazz and seasonal favorites.  A…

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Computer Help

Mon, December 18, 2017 12:00 P.M.
Wynnefield Library

Make an appointment for one-on-one computer help with a Digital Resource Specialist. To request an appointment, email WadeW@freelibrary.org or WyldeR@freelibrary.org. Available every Monday! Or attend a class!  Class sessions are held Mondays at 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.…

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Spinning Yarns

Mon, December 18, 2017 6:30 P.M.
Fumo Family Library

Bring your latest project and enjoy a relaxing, low-key evening of crafting at the library.  All fiber arts are welcome.  This program is intended for adults. Mondays at 6:30 p.m.     

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The Falls Book Group

Mon, December 18, 2017 6:30 P.M.
Falls of Schuylkill Library

At our December monthly meeting we will discuss Arlie Hochschild's Strangers on Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right.

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Family Storytime with Ms. Karen

Mon, December 18, 2017 6:30 P.M.
Oak Lane Library

Wear your pajamas and bring a plush friend for cozy stories complete with milk and cookies.

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Youth Choir Performance

Mon, December 18, 2017 6:30 P.M.
Lovett Memorial Library

Students from Settlement Music School will perform a program that includes holiday favorites. The program is free and open to the public.

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Advanced Readers: A Senior Book Club

Tue, December 19, 2017 1:00 P.M.
KleinLife Senior Center * 10100 Jamison Avnue * Philadelphia, PA 19116

Join Lisa-Jane Erwin of the Free Library of Philadelphia for a discussion of this month’s Advanced Readers selection: Sweet Salt Air , Tuesday December 19th, 2017 On Quinnipeague, hearts open under the summer stars and secrets float in the "Sweet Salt Air." Charlotte and Nicole…

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Free Pop-up Classical Concert Featuring Katherine Skovira & Anna Urrey

Tue, December 19, 2017 5:30 P.M.
Music Department at Parkway Central Library

Join vocalist Katherine Skovira and flutist Anna Urrey for a free program of music focusing on composers who use otherworldly modes to evoke alien landscapes in space and time and who transform the familiar into fragmented lines and ideas. This  free  concert will unite…

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Social Justice Roundtable

Tue, December 19, 2017 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 Justic Roundtable.  All ages are welcome, bring your enthusiasm.…

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Yoga for Adults

Tue, December 19, 2017 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.

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Winter Holidays Party!

Wed, December 20, 2017 4:30 P.M.
Roxborough Library

Games!  Crafts!  Music! Fun for all ages! Join us from 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.  

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Holiday Party

Wed, December 20, 2017 5:00 P.M.
Haverford Library

Everyone is welcome to join us for music, food, crafts, cookie decorating and face painting! All children and the first 50 seniors to arrive will receive a holiday gift.

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Holiday Movie - How the Grinch Stole Christmas (animated)

Thu, December 21, 2017 4:00 P.M.
Haverford Library

Join us to celebrate the season by watching Dr. Seuss's animated How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Popcorn and hot chocolate will be served. 

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