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In Our Nature: Flora and Fauna of the Americas

Now through Sat, September 15, 2018 5:00 P.M.
Rare Book Department at Parkway Central Library

An Exhibition in the Rare Book Department's William B. Dietrich Gallery (3rd floor) April 9 - September 15, 2018 The ecology of the Western Hemisphere has been shaped by human intervention. Landscapes and wildlife have been helped, hindered, moved, lost, displaced, and replaced, including a…

Adult Young Adult Senior Exhibitions Art Environment & Nature Literacy Rare Books, Manuscripts, & Digital Collections Science Social Science Special Collections History Animals and Nature Humanities Book Arts

The Arborists of Philadelphia's Parks & Recreation

Now through Sat, September 15, 2018 5:00 P.M.
Business Resource and Innovation Center at Parkway Central Library

An Exhibition in the Business Resource and Innovation Center (2nd floor) April 24 - September 15, 2018 Throughout Spring and Summer every corner of the Free Library of Philadelphia will be taking inspiration from In Our Nature: Flora and Fauna of the Americas - an exhibition in our Rare Book…

Adult Young Adult Senior Discussion and Participation Exhibitions Art Environment & Nature Science Animals and Nature

Intelligent by Design Nonfiction Book Group

Mon, September 17, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Independence Library

Do you enjoy reading? We read critically acclaimed nonfiction old and new. All readers welcome.  All meetings are Monday evenings at 6:00 p.m. For additional information, please call 215- 685-1633. For this month, we are reading  Grant, Ron Chernow. This Pulitzer Prize and National…

Adult Other Great Programs Book Clubs

Community Diabetes Prevention Program | Lose Weight and Help Prevent Diabetes

Wed, September 19, 2018 6:00 P.M.
South Philadelphia Library

Jefferson’s Center for Urban Health has trained Lifestyle Coaches who help you lose weight, become more active, and reduce stress. Overall PREVENT TYPE 2 DIABETES. Year – long program with weekly meetings for the first 6 months, then once or twice a month for the second 6 months.16…

Adult Health Programs Health

Who Was Jack The Ripper?

Mon, September 24, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Fox Chase Library

It has been 130 years since the unidentified serial killer known as Jack the Ripper struck in the impoverished Whitechapel district of London. This program will examine the five canonical murders attributed to “Saucy Jack” and review the lengthy list of suspects – from a member…

Adult Discussion and Participation Speakers and Lectures History

Who Was Jack The Ripper?

Tue, September 25, 2018 2:00 P.M.
Fox Chase Library

It has been 130 years since the unidentified serial killer known as Jack the Ripper struck in the impoverished Whitechapel district of London. This program will examine the five canonical murders attributed to “Saucy Jack” and review the lengthy list of suspects – from a member…

Adult Discussion and Participation Speakers and Lectures History

Community Diabetes Prevention Program | Lose Weight and Help Prevent Diabetes

Wed, September 26, 2018 6:00 P.M.
South Philadelphia Library

Jefferson’s Center for Urban Health has trained Lifestyle Coaches who help you lose weight, become more active, and reduce stress. Overall PREVENT TYPE 2 DIABETES. Year – long program with weekly meetings for the first 6 months, then once or twice a month for the second 6 months.16…

Adult Health Programs Health

Indego Urban Riding Basics

Thu, September 27, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Are you interested in urban bicycling but want some tips for navigating city streets? Or are you a veteran bicyclist who wants to learn how to use Indego Bike share? All are welcomed to join this free class that will give you the knowledge and confidence to start bicycling safely in…

Adult Young Adult Workshops and Enrichment Bicycling

Monthly Family Health Fairs

Wed, October 3, 2018 4:00 P.M.
South Philadelphia Library

Join us at the South Philadelphia Library for a family-friendly health fair, including snacks and a nutrition lesson with Matthew Whipple, RD. Each month, you’ll have the opportunity to learn about health resources for your family from local organizations, get a lesson in hands-only CPR…

Adult Family Programs Health

First Friday Genealogy

Fri, October 5, 2018 12:00 P.M.
Independence Library

Monthly brown bag discussion group with occasional speakers meets every first Friday  from 12:00 to 2 p.m.  Open to the public and anyone with an interest in genealogy or family history. Brought to you by The National Archives of Philadelphia, The Free Library, and the Genealogical…

Adult Discussion and Participation Genealogy General Research

My Art, My Voice

Fri, October 5, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Children's Department at Parkway Central Library

Join artist, Mr. O for a short storytime and freeform art project.  We'll get out the paints, clay, and feathers so you can let your inner artist shine!  This program is for children of all ages and their families. 

School Age Preschool Arts and Crafts Programs

Workplace Wednesday: Resume Review

Wed, October 10, 2018 10:00 A.M.
Workplace at Parkway Central Library

Stop by the Workplace between 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to have your resume reviewed by a hiring manager with over two decades of experience hiring, firing, and managing employees.  No registration is required! You will be seen on a first-come first-served basis. Wednesday, October 10 |…

Adult Career Workshops

The Picture Book Masterclass: A Six-Month Intensive Workshop (Part III)

Sat, October 20, 2018 9:30 A.M.
Children's Literature Research Collection at Parkway Central Library

“The Picture Book Masterclass” is an intensive mentoring program for intermediate to advanced illustrators who wish to develop their manuscript into a submission-ready dummy in six months. This Workshop series is divided into three full-day sessions.  The faculty for the…

Adult Senior Career Workshops Workshops and Enrichment Art Education Book Arts

Who Killed the Lindbergh Baby?

Tue, October 23, 2018 2:00 P.M.
Fox Chase Library

On March 1, 1932, the twenty-month old son of noted aviator Charles Lindbergh was kidnapped from his home near Highlands, New Jersey. On May 12, his decaying body was discovered nearby. Bruno Richard Hauptmann was arrested for the crime, tried, was found guilty, and was executed. Writer H.L.…

Adult Discussion and Participation Speakers and Lectures History

Who Killed the Lindbergh Baby?

Wed, October 24, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Fox Chase Library

On March 1, 1932, the twenty-month old son of noted aviator Charles Lindbergh was kidnapped from his home near Highlands, New Jersey. On May 12, his decaying body was discovered nearby. Bruno Richard Hauptmann was arrested for the crime, tried, was found guilty, and was executed. Writer H.L.…

Adult Discussion and Participation Speakers and Lectures History

Indego Urban Riding Basics

Thu, October 25, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Are you interested in urban bicycling but want some tips for navigating city streets? Or are you a veteran bicyclist who wants to learn how to use Indego Bike share? All are welcomed to join this free class that will give you the knowledge and confidence to start bicycling safely in…

Adult Young Adult Workshops and Enrichment Bicycling

First Friday Genealogy

Fri, November 2, 2018 12:00 P.M.
Independence Library

Monthly brown bag discussion group with occasional speakers meets every first Friday  from 12:00 to 2 p.m.  Open to the public and anyone with an interest in genealogy or family history. Brought to you by The National Archives of Philadelphia, The Free Library, and the Genealogical…

Adult Discussion and Participation Genealogy General Research

My Art, My Voice

Fri, November 2, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Children's Department at Parkway Central Library

Join artist, Mr. O for a short storytime and freeform art project.  We'll get out the paints, clay, and feathers so you can let your inner artist shine!  This program is for children of all ages and their families. 

School Age Preschool Arts and Crafts Programs

Monthly Family Health Fairs

Wed, November 7, 2018 4:00 P.M.
South Philadelphia Library

Join us at the South Philadelphia Library for a family-friendly health fair, including snacks and a nutrition lesson with Matthew Whipple, RD. Each month, you’ll have the opportunity to learn about health resources for your family from local organizations, get a lesson in hands-only CPR…

Adult Family Programs Health

11.11.18 – The Centennial of the End of World War I

Tue, November 13, 2018 2:00 P.M.
Fox Chase Library

November 11 marks the end of “the war to end all wars,” in which nine million combatants and seven million civilians died. This program will emphasize America’s involvement in the war and will examine in detail the last hours leading up to Armistice at the eleventh hour of the…

Adult Discussion and Participation Speakers and Lectures History
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