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5 Powerful Tips for Motivating Youth

Sat, May 5, 2018 1:00 P.M.
Queen Memorial Library

Join author and motivational speaker Kirk Berry as he shares information from his newest book, 5 Powerful Tips for Motivating Youth. These tips equip anyone who plays an active role in a young person's life – coaches, family members, teachers – with the tools to encourage the…

Adult Workshops and Enrichment

Line by Logan | Fashion Show

Sat, May 5, 2018 2:00 P.M.
Logan Library

Are you a fashion-loving kid?  Whether you are new to fashion or already a style-maker, join us! Explore color palettes, fuel you passion for design, and more.  Experience clothing conceptualized and brought to life, on the red carpet, by talented local designers. Starts at 2:00 p.m.

Adult Young Adult School Age Senior Community Events Other Great Programs Art Crafts & Hobbies

Cookbook Club

Sat, May 5, 2018 2:00 P.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

Do you enjoy cooking and sharing meals with friends? Join us one Saturday a month as we explore a new cookbook. We’ll each choose a recipe from the featured cookbook to make and bring for sharing with the group. On May 5, we will be preparing recipes from Taste of Persia by Naomi Duguid.…

Adult Other Great Programs Cooking & Nutrition Health

Unlocking Your Inner Composer Workshop 2, Series 2 with Susie Ibarra: Center City

Sat, May 5, 2018 5:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Unlocking Your Inner Composer is a series of free workshops. Compose your own music and explore the sonic possibilities of saxophones and percussion! The workshops precede Color Theory 2.0,  a free concert by PRISM Quartet and composer/percussionists Susie…

Adult Young Adult Community Events Live Performances Other Great Programs Music Performing Arts

Macbeth presented by The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre

Sun, May 6, 2018 2:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Sunday, May 6, 2018 at Parkway Central Library's Montgomery Auditorium 2:00-4:00 p.m. Tickets: $15 Click here to purchase tickets!   Join us for a 90-minute production of Shakespeare’s Macbeth presented by The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre , in partnership with The Free…

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Meatless Mondays

Mon, May 7, 2018 4:00 P.M.
South Philadelphia Library

Join Chef Char Nolan for an all-ages vegan cooking class! All levels of experience welcome.  

Adult Young Adult Health Programs Culinary Literacy Cooking & Nutrition Health

From the Heart: Healthy Cooking on a Budget

Mon, May 7, 2018 4:30 P.M.
Ramonita G. de Rodriguez Library

Join us to learn how to transform the ordinary fruits and vegetables that are readily available this time of year into a celebration dinner for you and your loved ones. Our menu includes Mixed Greens and Citrus Salad and a Sweet and Satisfying Vegetable Stew, prepared with…

Adult Senior Health Programs Culinary Literacy Cooking & Nutrition

Board Games

Mon, May 7, 2018 5:00 P.M.
Whitman Library

You can play Scrabble, Chess, Monopoly, and other board games.  

Adult Young Adult Other Great Programs Board Games and Role-Playing

English Conversation Group

Mon, May 7, 2018 5:30 P.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

Please join us for a free conversation hour as you build your confidence in speaking English. Topics may involve small talk, holidays and customs, and common slang. Participants will get to practice speaking in a casual environment and meet other international adults. This program will be held…

Adult New Americans New Americans ESL

Rain Check Workshop

Mon, May 7, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Fishtown Community Library

Come to this workshop to learn how you can get a free rain barrel from Philadelphia Water! Reduced pricing for downspout planters, rain gardens, depaving, and permeable pavers will also be offered. PWD’s Rain Check program gives Philadelphia residents an opportunity to reduce pollution…

Adult Other Great Programs Environment & Nature

Cooking for the Family Gathering

Mon, May 7, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Culinary Literacy Center at Parkway Central Library

Feeding our extended families during gatherings and celebrations can be fun! Join chef Donnell Jones-Craven as he shows participants how effortless it can be to make popular dishes such as eggplant parmigiana and hearty chili. Learn more about how to scale up recipes for large groups while…

Adult Health Programs Culinary Literacy Cooking & Nutrition

Nonprofit Nerds Meetup: Tools for Collaboration (BYOL)

Mon, May 7, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Regional Foundation Center at Parkway Central Library

For this edition of BYOL, we want to take audience participation to the next level and make YOU the presenters! Bring your laptop with your favorite online tool that makes your job easier and boosts team productivity. You will have the opportunity to show us how it works in five minutes or less!…

Adult Discussion and Participation Speakers and Lectures Workshops and Enrichment RFC Program Calendar Fundraising Nonprofit Jobs & Job Seekers

A Reading by Finalists of the 30th Annual Lambda Literary Awards

Mon, May 7, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Independence Library

Join finalists of the 30th Annual Lambda Literary Awards for readings of their nominated works. Now in its thirtieth year, the Lambda Literary Awards (the “Lammys”) celebrate achievement in LGBTQ writing for books published in 2017. The finalists were chosen from nearly 1,000…

Adult Discussion and Participation LGBTQ Poetry

Friends of Whitman Library Meeting

Mon, May 7, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Whitman Library

The Friends of the Whitman Library is an independent, non-profit organization whose mission it is to support the Whitman Library. We hold book sales and other events to raise money for programming. Please come and join us to help determine future programming for the Whitman Library. This meeting…

Adult Community Events

Red Hangover: Legacies of 20th Century Communism

Mon, May 7, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Social Science and History Department at Parkway Central Library

In Red Hangover,   Kristen Ghodsee examines the legacies of twentieth-century communism twenty-five years after the Berlin Wall fell. Ghodsee's essays and short stories reflect on the lived experience of postsocialism and how many ordinary men and women across Eastern Europe suffered…

Adult Discussion and Participation Speakers and Lectures Politics History

Introduction to Proposal Writing

Tue, May 8, 2018 10:00 A.M.
Regional Foundation Center at Parkway Central Library

This class will provide you with an overview of how to write a standard project proposal and will include hands-on exercises to help you develop a proposal outline. Advance registration is required as space is limited; please contact the RFC at erefrfc@freelibrary.org . Tuesday, May…

Adult Discussion and Participation Other Great Programs Workshops and Enrichment RFC Program Calendar Fundraising Nonprofit

ESL Class

Tue, May 8, 2018 10:00 A.M.
Whitman Library

English Language Class is provided by the Center for Literacy. To register, please call 215-474-1235 ext. 229 and ask for English Test Days, or speak to a librarian for more details.

Adult New Americans Language Study ESL

Microsoft Word 101

Tue, May 8, 2018 10:30 A.M.
Bustleton Library

We will offer an introduction to Microsoft's popular word processing program - Word 2010.  Some basic computer skills will be helpful.  Space is limited; pre-registration is required.

Adult Computer Classes Hot Spots Computers

English as a Second Language Class

Tue, May 8, 2018 11:00 A.M.
Paschalville Library

The Paschalville Community Group provides English as a Second Language Classes for students of all levels. Registration for new students is held on Tuesday at 12:30 p.m.

Adult New Americans ESL

Laptop Lab: Email Basics

Tue, May 8, 2018 12:00 P.M.
Frankford Library

Learn to use e-mail and set up your own free account. 

Adult Computer Classes Computers Technology
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