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Big Kids (age 2-5) Story Time

Tue, March 19, 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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Play Group

Tue, March 19, 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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Kids Yoga

Tue, March 19, 2019 4:00 P.M.
Children's Department at Parkway Central Library

Kids yoga with instructor Danielle Pramick. FREE! Mats are available, or bring your own.  This class will give kids a safe environment to play, explore and experience the wonderful benefits of yoga including grounding, self-expression, balance and flexibility. Class is centered…

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Carolyn Forché | What You Have Heard Is True: A Memoir of Witness and Resistance

Tue, March 19, 2019 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $15.00
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In conversation with Beth Kephart, the award-winning author of twenty-four books, including Going Over , Handling the Truth: On the Writing of Memoir , and Flow: The Life and Times of Philadelphia’s Schuylkill River . “An unflinching witness and eloquent mourner” ( The New…

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Baby & Toddler Storytime (Encore)

Wed, March 20, 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 20, 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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Shakespeare in the World Lecture Series: Shakespeare and the Law

Wed, March 20, 2019 6:00 P.M.
Literature Department at Parkway Central Library

Lecture will be held in Room 405. It's often said that people "bargain in the shadow of the law." But they also write in that same legal shadow. Shakespeare's plays are enriched by the legal culture in which they were created, but they question that culture as…

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Democracy and Truth: a Short Philadelphia History

Wed, March 20, 2019 6:30 P.M.
Literature Department at Parkway Central Library

What is democracy?  It's a word often debated; a word we often overhear; a word with many subtleties and connotations; a word held dear by many throughout the world.  Join University of Pennsylvania's Walter H. Annenberg Professor of History Dr. Sophia Rosenfeld as she presents…

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Lunch & Learn: Canva for Social Media

Thu, March 21, 2019 12:00 P.M.
Business Resource and Innovation Center at Parkway Central Library

Social media posts that include images can help increase your engagement by 650%! Learn how to use Canva, a free design tool, to up your visual content game. Some computers will be available for hands-on practice but we strongly encourage you to bring your own (fully-charged) laptop, tablet, or…

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E-Gadget Helpdesk

Thu, March 21, 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

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LEGO Club

Thu, March 21, 2019 4:00 P.M.
Children's Department at Parkway Central Library

Calling all young engineers! Join us for an afternoon of building and collaborative, creative play with LEGO bricks. Build a kit or make a creation of your own design! Children ages 6-12. 4:00-5:00 p.m. Part of the Margaret S. Halloran Family Literacy Programming Series

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Cheese: A Taste of Cross-Cultural History

Thu, March 21, 2019 6:00 P.M.
Culinary Literacy Center at Parkway Central Library

At the intersection of food and culture, an emphasis on authenticity often shapes how culinary staples such as cheese are prepared and enjoyed – even with centuries of globalization to inform and complicate these narratives. In this class, we start with a seemingly quintessential cheese…

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The Future of Transportation in Philadelphia: Perspectives from Industry Leaders

Thu, March 21, 2019 7:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

How we move throughout the city and beyond is changing. How and when goods are delivered to us is changing, too. Could new transportation technology and services deliver solutions to long-standing problems? Could congestion, unproductive commute times, and dangerous crashes be a thing of the…

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Adam Rutherford | Humanimal: How Homo sapiens Became Nature’s Most Paradoxical Creature A New Evolutionary History

Thu, March 21, 2019 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

“A heady amalgam of science, history, a little bit of anthropology and plenty of nuanced, captivating storytelling” ( The New York Times Book Review ), Adam Rutherford’s A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived delves into the ages-spanning story of our species through the…

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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

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