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Ready to Change the World: Mural Arts Teen Workshop

Tue, February 20, 2018 4:00 P.M.
McPherson Square Library

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…

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Artifacts Tell the Story: A Special Archaeological Adventures Storytime

Wed, February 21, 2018 11:00 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…

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Expressive Prints

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

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.

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Pomades, Butters and Balms

Wed, February 21, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Paschalville 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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Tune in, Rock Out!

Wed, February 21, 2018 4:30 P.M.
Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library

Join Ali Richardson and check out music from the sixties, seventies, and today--then compose your own beats and sounds!

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Book Discussion of Another Brooklyn

Wed, February 21, 2018 5:00 P.M.
Frankford Library

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.

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Dance to the Music

Wed, February 21, 2018 5:00 P.M.
Haverford Library

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! 

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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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Family Reading Group: Another Brooklyn

Wed, February 21, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Falls of Schuylkill Library

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. 

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Reviving and Reviewing the “Race Film”: The Watermelon Woman

Wed, February 21, 2018 7:00 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…

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Make Some Noise! A Sing-Along for Toddlers

Thu, February 22, 2018 11:00 A.M.
Katharine Drexel Library

Music plays a big role for the children in Jacqueline Woodson’s books. Sing classic children’s songs and add your own twist with shakers and other fun sound-makers.

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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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Book Discussion: Brown Girl Dreaming

Thu, February 22, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

Jacqueline Woodson, one of today's finest writers, tells the moving story of her childhood in mesmerizing verse. 

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Dance to the Music!

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

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.  

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Philly Then and Now

Thu, February 22, 2018 4:30 P.M.
Haddington Library

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. 

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Stories Come Alive in Clay: Stop-Motion Animation Inspired by This Is the Rope

Sat, February 24, 2018 10:00 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…

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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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Family Reading Group: Another Brooklyn

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

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. 

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Kids Dance to the Music!

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

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.

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