If Jacqueline Woodson already has you inspired, come hang out with Mural Arts for activities centered around finding your voice through art-making. This event is organized by the Porch Light program, a collaboration between Mural Arts Philadelphia and the Department of Behavioral Health and…
Wed, February 21, 201811:00 A.M.
University of Pennsylvania Museum, 3260 South St.
Join us for a special Storytime inspired by This Is the Rope, when children can explore how objects can carry stories about the past. A Museum Educator will guide a mini tour of Penn Museum's Africa gallery to explore objects related to the book, with opportunities to touch…
From dashiki designs to paisleys and plaids, 1970s urban culture was full of fun, funky, and fabulous clothes. Explore different types of fabric creation, then create and paint your own fabric swatch. Please arrive a little early as space may be limited.
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.
The Frankford Library will host a conversation about Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson, this year’s selection for One Book, One Philadelphia. Stop by soon to pick up your copy of the book! Quantities will be limited.
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…
To spark multigenerational conversations, we'll hear selected passages from the featured book - Another Brooklyn, companion books and other stories. Be prepared to share your thoughts with the group. This is a multi-age program.
Wed, February 21, 20187:00 P.M.
International House Philadelphia, 3701 Chestnut St.
Southerners new to Philadelphia via the Great Migration in the first half of the 19th century found the city’s few unsegregated movie houses venues for entertainment and community engagement. There, films made by and for African Americans were screened. Co-presented by the Wolf Humanities…
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…
What did Philadelphia look like in your parent’s generation? What about their parents? And how has the city changed? Explore Philadelphia with pictures, maps, and stories of in the past and today, then make a colorful collage.
Sat, February 24, 201810:00 A.M.
The Clay Studio, 139 N. 2nd St.
Families are invited to explore Jacqueline Woodson's children's book, This Is the Rope, through a claymation workshop, learning the basics of stop-motion animation to create their own videos. For more details, including special prices for members, please contact…
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.
To spark multigenerational conversations, we'll hear selected passages from the featured book Another Brooklyn , as well as companion books and other stories. Share your thoughts with the group. All ages welcome.
Try your hand—or rather—feet, at some dance steps of the 1960s and ‘70s, and see their influence on how you and your friends dance today! Please arrive a little early as space may be limited. This program is for school-age dancers.