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James McBride | Five-Carat Soul

Wed, October 11, 2017 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

“Absorbing and darkly funny” ( San Francisco Chronicle ), James McBride is the author of the National Book Award winner  The Good Lord Bird , in which a young boy born into slavery joins abolitionist John Brown’s doomed mission. His nonfiction books include the  New…

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Resume Open Lab

Thu, October 12, 2017 11:00 A.M.
Frankford Library

Need help with your resume? Come to our resume open lab with extended laptop time.

Adult Young Adult Computer Classes Computers Jobs & Job Seekers

Van Jones | Beyond the Messy Truth: How We Came Apart, How We Come Together

Thu, October 12, 2017 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $15.00, $32 optional single ticket + book
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A CNN political contributor and host of a popular recurring primetime special bearing his name, Van Jones was a green-jobs advisor to the Obama administration, overseeing billions in environmental recovery spending. His two bestselling books are The Green Collar Economy and Rebuild the Dream .…

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Creating Sustainable Funding For Your Nonprofit

Fri, October 13, 2017 10:00 A.M.
Regional Foundation Center at Parkway Central Library

In this highly engaging overview of the Benevon Model, you will learn how to implement this systematic process for engaging and developing relationships with mission-focused individual donors. Learn to implement mission-focused, permission-based fundraising, how to make your organization…

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Understand Your Credit Report

Sat, October 14, 2017 10:00 A.M.
Northeast Regional Library

Join us and learn how to improve your credit score! Your personal credit is your reputation and your credit score impacts everything in your life – homeownership, insurance rates, and even employment. Learn why a credit report and credit score is important Understand what hurts and helps…

Adult Young Adult Discussion and Participation Personal Finance & Investing

Edible Alphabet: Learning English Through Cooking

Mon, October 16, 2017 11:00 A.M.
Parkway Central Library

Adults are invited to this  FREE English as a Second Languag (ESL) class where students learn English through cooking.  This class is a part of a six-week series in the Culinary Literacy Center. Questions? Call 215-686-5323 or email kitchen@freelibrary.org.  

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Mindfulness Meditation | Chair Yoga

Mon, October 16, 2017 1:30 P.M.
Fumo Family Library

Ground your mind and body with Mindfulness Meditation and Chair Yoga. Spend a peaceful half-hour with a guided meditation. Chair yoga is a twist on traditional yoga, making it accessible for any age. This program is for adults.

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English Conversation Group

Mon, October 16, 2017 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…

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Anime, Manga & Gaming Meetup for Adults and Older Teens

Mon, October 16, 2017 5:30 P.M.
Ramonita G. de Rodriguez Library

Adults and teens 16 and up are invited to meet up for ongoing screenings, conversation and gaming sessions! Bring your love for different series and get to know new titles. For more information, contact Sara Palmer, Librarian, at 215-686-1768 or palmers@freelibrary.org.

Adult Young Adult Discussion and Participation Film Screening Movies & Television Anime & Manga

Laptop Lounge

Mon, October 16, 2017 5:30 P.M.
Frankford Library

Brush up on your computer skills using our in-house laptops with our Digital Resource Specialist.  Space may be limited.

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Seed Saving Workshop

Mon, October 16, 2017 6:00 P.M.
Fumo Family Library

Save money on seeds for next spring!  Get tips and hints how to save your own flower, herb and veggie seeds.  This workshop is offered in partnership with Urbanseed.

Adult Senior Workshops and Enrichment House & Home

Cutting the Cord (on Cable TV)

Mon, October 16, 2017 6:30 P.M.
Bustleton Library

Discover TV and movies beyond cable.  Learn about different services and devices that can help you finally cut the cord with cable TV.  It is suggested that you bring along your library card and PIN.  Space may be limited; first come, first served.

Adult Computer Classes Hot Spots Computers

The School-to-Prison Pipeline

Mon, October 16, 2017 7:00 P.M.
Education Philosophy and Religion Department at Parkway Central Library

The School-to-Prison Pipeline is the set of policies and practices that have the result of pushing students out of schools and into adverse life outcomes such as employment insecurity, impoverishment, and incarceration. Deborah Gordon Klehr, the Executive Director of the Education Law Center-PA,…

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Microsoft Word 101

Tue, October 17, 2017 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

Going Beyond The Headlines: What You Should Know About Russia

Tue, October 17, 2017 11:00 A.M.
Senior Services at Parkway Central Library

We're hosting experts from the University of Pennsylvania to help you to understand three nations vital to the future of the United States. In the second of the series, Dr. Benjamin Nathans , Associate Professor of History, University of Pennsylvania will discuss contemporary developments in…

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Storytelling Workshop Series

Tue, October 17, 2017 6:30 P.M.
Northeast Regional Library

Join Storyteller Denise McCormack and adults and teens from the community for a fun and interactive workshop series on the art and benefits of storytelling. In this workshop we will learn the ins and outs of preparing and telling a personal tale. For more information and to sign-up e-mail or…

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Amy Tan | Where the Past Begins: A Writer’s Memoir

Tue, October 17, 2017 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $38/$33 couple + book/single + book
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Auditorium ticket includes a book. Couple ticket includes one book and admission for two people. “Powerful” and “full of magic” ( Los Angeles Times ), Amy Tan is the author of the beloved novels  The Joy Luck Club , a finalist for the National Book Award and the…

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Media Minutes with the People's Media Collection

Wed, October 18, 2017 12:00 P.M.
Northeast Regional Library

Trainers from the People's Media Collection will walk participants through how to film, edit, and share videos using tablets and smartphones. Some skills you'll walk away with include: framing shots, interviewing people, basic film editing, adding effects to videos and sharing your…

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Media Minutes with the People's Media Collection

Wed, October 18, 2017 3:00 P.M.
Northeast Regional Library

Trainers from the People's Media Collection will walk participants through how to film, edit, and share videos using tablets and smartphones. Some skills you'll walk away with include: framing shots, interviewing people, basic film editing, adding effects to videos and sharing your…

Adult Young Adult Senior Workshops and Enrichment Digital Media

James Forman Jr. | Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America

Wed, October 18, 2017 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

Yale Law School professor James Forman Jr. has spent decades teaching, writing, and working on the ground in criminal procedure and policy, juvenile justice, and education law and policy. A former law clerk for Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, public defender in Washington, D.C., and…

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