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Book Discussion: Sing, Unburied, Sing

Tue, January 22, 2019 6:30 P.M.
West Oak Lane Library

Sit down at your local library to discuss this year’s One Book, One Philadelphia selection, a novel about family and time.   Reading the book beforehand is not required to join! Free books will be given out on a first-come basis.  

Adult Discussion and Participation Black History Month One Book, One Philadelphia Literature One Book, One Philadelphia

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…

Adult Black History Month Other Great Programs Workshops and Enrichment Education Free Library of Philadelphia Programs & Services

Book Discussion: Sing, Unburied, Sing

Wed, January 23, 2019 6:30 P.M.
Fumo Family Library

Sit down at your local library to discuss this year’s One Book, One Philadelphia selection, a novel about family and time.   Reading the book beforehand is not required to join! Free books will be given out on a first-come basis.  

Adult Discussion and Participation Black History Month One Book, One Philadelphia Literature One Book, One Philadelphia

Book Discussion: Sing, Unburied, Sing

Mon, January 28, 2019 6:30 P.M.
Charles Santore Library

Sit down at your local library to discuss this year’s One Book, One Philadelphia selection, a novel about family and time.   Reading the book beforehand is not required to join! Free books will be given out on a first-come basis.  

Adult Discussion and Participation Black History Month One Book, One Philadelphia Literature One Book, One Philadelphia

Book Discussion: Sing, Unburied, Sing

Tue, January 29, 2019 6:00 P.M.
Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library

Sit down at your local library to discuss this year’s One Book, One Philadelphia selection, a novel about family and time.   Reading the book beforehand is not required to join! Free books will be given out on a first-come basis.  

Adult Discussion and Participation Black History Month One Book, One Philadelphia Literature One Book, One Philadelphia

Bridgett M. Davis | The World According to Fannie Davis: My Mother's Life in the Detroit Numbers

Tue, January 29, 2019 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

Bridgett M. Davis is the author of Into the Go-Slow , the acclaimed story of a young woman traveling from Detroit to Nigeria as she mourns the death of her sister, and Shifting Through Neutral , a finalist for the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award. She is a professor of journalism and the writing…

Adult Author Events Black History Month Speakers and Lectures Author Events - Free Series African American Author Events Biography & Autobiography Literature General Research Hearing Loop

Book Discussion: Men We Reaped and Sing, Unburied, Sing

Wed, January 30, 2019 6:30 P.M.
Lovett Memorial Library

Sit down at your local library to discuss the connections between Jesmyn Ward’s memoir Men We Reaped and her novel, Sing, Unburied, Sing .   Reading the book beforehand is not required to join! Free books will be given out on a first-come basis.  

Adult Discussion and Participation Black History Month One Book, One Philadelphia Literature One Book, One Philadelphia

Talking about Race in the One Book Selections

Sat, February 2, 2019 1:00 P.M.
Logan Library

The characters in the One Book, One Philadelphia featured selection,  Sing, Unburied, Sing, and youth companion title, Ghost Boys , experience the impacts of racial violence and systemic injustice. Both books also address the importance of community healing and can be used as catalysts for…

Adult Young Adult Community Events Discussion and Participation Workshops and Enrichment Black History Month One Book, One Philadelphia One Book, One Philadelphia

Black History Month Cultural Institution Resource and Information Fair

Sat, February 2, 2019 1:00 P.M.
Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library

Know Your City! Know Your Community!  In honor of Black History Month, Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Library, in collaboration with the African American Museum in Philadelphia, is hosting a Cultural Institution Resource and Information Fair.  Representatives from…

Adult Young Adult Senior Black History Month

Monument Lab Live: "There's Spirit in Everything”

Mon, February 4, 2019 6:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Join Professors Salamishah Tillet (Rutgers University-Newark) and Grace Sanders Johnson (University of Pennsylvania) in a public conversation with Paul Farber (Monument Lab) for a live recording of the Monument Lab Podcast from Parkway Central Library. Together, they will discuss haunts of…

Adult Black History Month Community Events Discussion and Participation Live Performances One Book, One Philadelphia One Book, One Philadelphia

Book Discussion: Sing, Unburied, Sing

Mon, February 4, 2019 6:30 P.M.
Whitman Library

Sit down at your local library to discuss this year’s One Book, One Philadelphia selection, a novel about family and time.   Reading the book beforehand is not required to join! Free books will be given out on a first-come basis.  

Adult Discussion and Participation Black History Month One Book, One Philadelphia Literature One Book, One Philadelphia

Bluesey Style Monday Sounds for All

Mon, February 4, 2019 6:30 P.M.
Oak Lane Library

The Mississippi Delta is a celebrated birthplace of the blues. Join Weez the Peoples Collective duo, featuring Ali Richardson and Karen "Magic Fingaz" Smith, and chase the winter blues away.   

Adult Young Adult School Age Preschool Black History Month Family Programs Live Performances One Book, One Philadelphia African American One Book, One Philadelphia

Book Discussion: Ghost Boys

Tue, February 5, 2019 4:00 P.M.
Ramonita G. de Rodriguez Library

Sit down at your local library to discuss social injustice and its role in Jewell Parker Rhodes’ novel, Ghost Boys .   Reading the book beforehand is not required to join! Free books will be given out on a first-come basis.  

Young Adult School Age Discussion and Participation Black History Month One Book, One Philadelphia Literature One Book, One Philadelphia Teens

Feminista Jones | Reclaiming Our Space: How Black Feminists Are Changing the World from the Tweets to the Streets with DaMaris B. Hill | A Bound Woman is a Dangerous Thing

Tue, February 5, 2019 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

Social worker, public speaker, community activist, and blogger Feminista Jones is the author of the novel Push the Button and the poetry collection The Secret of Sugar Water . She was named one of the 100 Most Influential People in Philadelphia ( Philadelphia Magazine )  and one of The Root…

Adult Author Events Black History Month Speakers and Lectures Author Events - Free Series African American Author Events Citizenship Poetry Politics History Hearing Loop

Book Discussion: Ghost Boys

Wed, February 6, 2019 3:30 P.M.
Greater Olney Library

Sit down at your local library to discuss social injustice and its role in Jewell Parker Rhodes’ novel, Ghost Boys .   Reading the book beforehand is not required to join! Free books will be given out on a first-come basis.  

Young Adult School Age Discussion and Participation Black History Month One Book, One Philadelphia Literature One Book, One Philadelphia Teens

African Drumming

Wed, February 6, 2019 4:00 P.M.
West Oak Lane Library

Celebrate Black History Month with us! Mr. Baba Tyrone will present a program of drumming.  We will have a chance to try out some of the drums.

Young Adult School Age Black History Month Live Performances African American Music

Book Discussion: Sing, Unburied, Sing

Wed, February 6, 2019 6:30 P.M.
Oak Lane Library

Sit down at your local library to discuss this year’s One Book, One Philadelphia selection, a novel about family and time.   Reading the book beforehand is not required to join! Free books will be given out on a first-come basis.  

Adult Discussion and Participation Black History Month One Book, One Philadelphia Literature One Book, One Philadelphia

Chris Wilson | The Master Plan: My Journey from Life in Prison to a Life of Purpose

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

Cost: FREE

Convicted of murder at 18 and sentenced to life in prison with no hope of release, Chris Wilson began to improve himself through study, physical fitness, and even started a business. For the next several years he followed the tenets of his “master plan,” and in his mid-thirties he…

Adult Young Adult Author Events Black History Month Speakers and Lectures Author Events - Free Series African American Author Events Biography & Autobiography Business & Entrepreneurs Hearing Loop

A Ballerina's Tale

Sat, February 9, 2019 2:00 P.M.
Lovett Memorial Library

Celebrate Misty Copeland, the first African-American to become principle dancer at the prestigious American Ballet Theatre by watching a documentary film about her with us.  This is a family-friendly event.

Adult Young Adult School Age Senior Black History Month Family Programs Film Screening Art

Book Discussion: Sing, Unburied, Sing

Mon, February 11, 2019 10:00 A.M.
Haverford Library

Sit down at your local library to discuss this year’s One Book, One Philadelphia selection, a novel about family and time.   Reading the book beforehand is not required to join! Free books will be given out on a first-come basis.  

Adult Discussion and Participation Black History Month One Book, One Philadelphia Literature One Book, One Philadelphia
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