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Pen Calligraphy Workshops by Chinatown Calligraphy Club

Fri, August 10, 2018 3:00 P.M.
Independence Library

During the summer, pen calligraphy workshops will be offered for those  who want to learn the basics of writing Chinese characters.  No paint brushes/ink are allowed since we will be meeting on the main floor of the library at the tables in front of the Information Desk. We have…

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Making a Medley: Family Cooking from Haiqal's Garden

Sat, August 11, 2018 1:00 P.M.
Culinary Literacy Center at Parkway Central Library

Local farmers, Hani White and Syarif Syaifulloh, will work with fresh herbs and vegetables from their South Philly harvests. Together, participants will make gado gado, a delicious and nutrient-dense salad from Indonesia that features late summer crops. This family-friendly class welcomes…

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Free solo cello performance: Suites by Johann Sebastian Bach

Sun, August 12, 2018 2:00 P.M.
Music Department at Parkway Central Library

Join us in the lobby and Parkway Central for a solo performance by  Steven Kramer , local cellist. Free! He will be performing excerpts from the unaccompanied suites by Johann Sebastion Bach.  

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Sundays on Stage: Villalobos Brothers

Sun, August 12, 2018 2:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Celebrate the richness of Mexican folk music with the intricate harmonies of jazz and classical music. The Villalobos Brothers deliver an intoxicating brew of brilliance, cadence and virtuosity that awaken the senses and mesmerize the listener. This series is made possible by funding from the…

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Movie Madness

Mon, August 13, 2018 2:00 P.M.
Overbrook Park Library

Join us on Monday afternoons in the summer for a feature film.

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How I Spent My Summer @ the Movies

Mon, August 13, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Oak Lane Library

Join us for a sports-themed movie the Meeting Room. Stop by and see what this week's selection will be.  Refreshments will be served.  For adults and teens.

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WURD Radio's Summer of Freedom Tour Returns to the Free Library!

Tue, August 14, 2018 10:00 A.M.
Widener Library

Join WURD host Stephanie Renee from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for a LIVE radio broadcast from your neighborhood library!

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Volunteer with AARP

Tue, August 14, 2018 2:00 P.M.
Northeast Regional Library

Meet representatives from AARP Experience Corps and learn about volunteer opportunities to assist children with reading. Interested? Contact Lavonne at 267-592-4459 or email lnichols@aarp.org

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Teen Writing Club

Tue, August 14, 2018 3:00 P.M.
Teen Center at Parkway Central Library

Practice your creative writing skills and find your voice! We'll have warm-up activities, take-home prompts, writing samples to talk about together, the opportunity to get constructive criticism from your peers, and snacks.   This program will be located in the Teen Center in Philbrick…

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Storytelling for Adults

Tue, August 14, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Northeast Regional Library

This monthly meet-up for adults and teens will be an opportunity to listen to stories and tell your own, real or made-up.  Featured storytellers will go first and then everyone is invited to sign up to take the stage for up to 10 minutes.  To RSVP or for more information, contact…

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Volunteer with AARP

Wed, August 15, 2018 2:00 P.M.
Northeast Regional Library

Meet representatives from AARP Experience Corps and learn about volunteer opportunities to assist children with reading. Interested? Contact Lavonne at 267-592-4459 or email lnichols@aarp.org

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Craft & Chat

Wed, August 15, 2018 5:30 P.M.
Ramonita G. de Rodriguez Library

Do you crochet, knit, cross-stitch, or do other kinds of handwork? Are you learning a new kind of craft? Please join our weekly Craft & Chat at the Rodriguez Library! Bring ongoing projects or start a new one. Limited supplies of certain materials are available.   For more information,…

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Philadelphia Poets Annual Award Presentation and Reading

Wed, August 15, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Fumo Family Library

Philadelphia Poets proudly announces its annual award presentation and reading. The winners of the 12th Annual Amy award, whose poems appeared in the 2016 issue of Philadelphia Poets, are: Saul Zachary, for “Bedlam in Heaven” Hanoch Guy, for “Donkey’s Dung” Amy…

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WURD Radio's Summer of Freedom Tour Returns to the Free Library!

Thu, August 16, 2018 10:00 A.M.
Wynnefield Library

Join WURD host Stephanie Renee from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for a LIVE radio broadcast from your neighborhood library!

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Volunteer with AARP

Thu, August 16, 2018 10:30 A.M.
Northeast Regional Library

Meet representatives from AARP Experience Corps and learn about volunteer opportunities to assist children with reading. Interested? Contact Lavonne at 267-592-4459 or email lnichols@aarp.org

Adult Young Adult Other Great Programs

Old Skool Game Day

Thu, August 16, 2018 2:00 P.M.
Queen Memorial Library

Chess, Checkers, Cards, Scrabble, and more! Relax and enjoy a variety of board and card games.

Young Adult Other Great Programs Summer Reading

Thursday Afternoon Movies

Thu, August 16, 2018 3:00 P.M.
Walnut Street West

Beat the heat and come enjoy a family-friendly movie with us!

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Knitting for All Ages!

Thu, August 16, 2018 3:00 P.M.
Roxborough Library

Bring your needs, yarn and a project to work on (if you have one).  Knitters of all skill levels, and ages are welcome. We'll be here from 3:00 until about 5:45 p.m.

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Traveling Treasures

Thu, August 16, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Whitman Library

What is a book? Explore books from around the world, and how they have changed over 5,000 years of human history, from cuneiform to computer tablets! Traveling Treasures is a hands-on traveling special collection of rare literary artifacts, which participants can touch and feel. The chosen…

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Stenton Star Gazing

Thu, August 16, 2018 7:00 P.M.
Logan Library

We'll meet at the library and then walk over to the  Stenton House , where we'll be met by Derek Pitts , Chief Astronomer at the Franklin Institute!  Together we will view stars and planets through a high powered telescope.  Refreshments will be provided.  Program may…

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