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One Book, One Philadelphia Kickoff Event | Featuring Jesmyn Ward

Wed, January 16, 2019 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

  One Book, One Philadelphia 2019   kicks off with a reading and conversation between Jesmyn Ward, author of the  One Book  featured selection Sing, Unburied, Sing,  and WURD President/CEO Sara Lomax-Reese. Their talk will be followed by a performance of an original work…

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Lunch & Learn: Pitch Yourself!

Thu, January 17, 2019 12:00 P.M.
Business Resource and Innovation Center at Parkway Central Library

Having trouble selling your business idea to investors? Trying to perfect your nonprofit’s call to action? Nervous about an upcoming interview? Learn what makes a good pitch and how to captivate audiences. We’ll save time for you to practice your pitch with a partner or in…

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Thursday Throwdown!!

Thu, January 17, 2019 3:00 P.M.
Teen Center at Parkway Central Library

Join us for a mix of activities: workshops, games, chilling out, and more. The lineup changes from week to week! Ages 12-18 welcome.

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Thursday Crafternoon!

Thu, January 17, 2019 4:00 P.M.
Children's Department at Parkway Central Library

Join us for a short storytime and craft activity!  4 p.m. in the Story Hour Room.  Free.   Parkway Central Library Children's Department Ground Floor, 1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103 215.686.5369 ***Programs are subject to change*** Find us on…

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Salad Dressing with Cooking Alchemy

Thu, January 17, 2019 6:00 P.M.
Culinary Literacy Center at Parkway Central Library

Want to step up your salad game? Or add another flavorful dip to your arsenal of crudités? Join Elizabette of Cooking Alchemy as she leads this class on what to have in your pantry to make delicious whole food, plant-based dressings and dips from heart-healthy seeds and nuts, cleansing…

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Poe Party with the Raven Society

Thu, January 17, 2019 6:00 P.M.
Rare Book Department at Parkway Central Library

Celebrate Edgar Allan Poe's 210th birthday with the Raven Society! Join us for a night of merriment, inspired by the literary genius of Poe, in Parkway Central Library's Rare Book Department. Enjoy light bites, drinks, and good company.  This event is a Raven Society exclusive…

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Ha Jin | The Banished Immortal: A Life of Li Bai (Li Po)

Thu, January 17, 2019 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $15.00
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In conversation with Carlin Romano , Critic-at-Large, The Chronicle of Higher Education , former literary critic The Philadelphia Inquirer and author of America the Philosophical . Celebrated internationally for a prolific, “achingly beautiful” ( Los Angeles Times Book Review ) body…

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Fun Friday

Fri, January 18, 2019 3:00 P.M.
Teen Center at Parkway Central Library

Special projects and programs! Something different every week!

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LEAP Chess Club

Sat, January 19, 2019 1:00 P.M.
Children's Department at Parkway Central Library

1pm-2pm in the Story Hour Room, intended for school age children. No experience necessary.   Parkway Central Library Children's Department Ground Floor, 1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103 215.686.5369 ***Programs are subject to change*** Find us on…

School Age LEAP Games and Gaming Chess Board Games and Role-Playing

Intermediate Grant Writing

Tue, January 22, 2019 10:00 A.M.
Regional Foundation Center at Parkway Central Library

Intermediate Grant Writing is a working session that will provide the opportunity for grant writers to receive extensive feedback on their proposals from peers and professionals in the nonprofit field. We will review aspects of a good grant proposal, practice writing an actual grant, and…

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Big Kids (age 2-5) Story Time

Tue, January 22, 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, January 22, 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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Teen Tuesday

Tue, January 22, 2019 3:30 P.M.
Teen Center at Parkway Central Library

For more than 10 years, Teen Tuesday has been an afternoon of snacks and socializing. Join us as we play our favorite board and video games, create arts and crafts projects, and enjoy some snacks! This program will be located in Room 108. Ages 12-18 welcome.

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Kids Yoga

Tue, January 22, 2019 4:00 P.M.
Children's Department at Parkway Central Library

Children are invited to practice yoga with us through exciting activities like yoga stories, yoga songs, yoga games, yoga adventures, hands-on mindfulness activities, guided meditation, and more. Have fun, build strength and learn relaxation techniques at this hour-long yoga class for…

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Anatomy Eats, Part Three: The Musculoskeletal System

Tue, January 22, 2019 6:00 P.M.
Culinary Literacy Center at Parkway Central Library

This class is the third in a series that explores physiological systems of the body by way of cuisine and anatomy. The third class will feature the musculoskeletal system. We will get the chance to taste diaphragm, tendon, and aspic, as prepared by chef Ari Miller, while physician Jonathan…

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Dani Shapiro | Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love

Tue, January 22, 2019 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

In conversation with Beth Kephart , the award-winning author of nineteen books, including Going Over , Handling the Truth: On the Writing of Memoir , and Flow: The Life and Times of Philadelphia’s Schuylkill River . Delivering “an eviscerating, raw honesty” ( New York Times…

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Baby & Toddler Story Time Encore

Wed, January 23, 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!. Encore Wednesday at 11 a.m.  Parkway Central Library Children's Department Ground Floor, 1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103 215.686.5369 ***Programs are subject to change*** Find us on…

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Geekscape!

Wed, January 23, 2019 3:30 P.M.
Teen Center at Parkway Central Library

GEEK OUT! Hang out in the Teen Center and geek out about all your favorite fandoms! Play Dungeons and Dragons, Yugi-oh, Magic the Gathering, board games, and more. Work on a cosplay or a decorate a deck box. try a game you've never played before. Ages 12-18 welcome.

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Teacher Café

Wed, January 23, 2019 4:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Philadelphia educators are invited to an interactive program highlighting Free Library resources and activities to strengthen and support classroom plans for Black History Month. To register, visit tinyurl.com/y7ceurwy Can’t make it this time, but still interested in teacher events…

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Shakespeare in the World Lecture Series: Shakespeare and Love

Wed, January 23, 2019 6:00 P.M.
Literature Department at Parkway Central Library

Lecture will be held in Room 405. “What is love?” Feste sings in Twelfth Night. It is a question that Shakespeare keeps coming back to in his plays and poems. Where does love come from? How does one fall in love? Why do we become so crazy in love? What are the different kinds of…

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