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Book Release Event | Matthew Ross Smith

Sat, January 12, 2019 1:00 P.M.
Falls of Schuylkill Library

Have kids who love sports?  Don't miss this special event.  Local author Matthew Ross Smith will be signing copies of his book Lizzie Legend , and answering questions about writing and basketball.  All ages welcome! From Kirkus Reviews:  The narrative, broken into four…

Adult Young Adult Preschool Discussion and Participation Other Great Programs Sports & Recreation children's literature

Teen Book Club

Sat, January 12, 2019 2:00 P.M.
Logan Library

Do you love to read?  Do you like to talk about what you are reading?   We'll choose a different young adult book to read each month, form different genres, styles and authors.  Participants will help select the books.  Snacks will be provided.  Stop by and see…

Young Adult Discussion and Participation Book Clubs

Sundays on Stage: Bantaba: The Circle of Celebration

Sun, January 13, 2019 2:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

The Seventh Principle brings together traditional African and modern African-American dance while teaching about the respective cultures on opposite sides of the Atlantic. Montgomery Auditorium Parkway Central Library 1901 Vine Street   Free Admission!   Seating is on a first-come,…

Adult Young Adult School Age Preschool Toddler Senior Baby Family Programs Live Performances Sundays on Stage Children Family Music Hearing Loop

Philadelphia Reads W.E.B. Du Bois

Sun, January 13, 2019 2:00 P.M.
Social Science and History Department at Parkway Central Library

Discover the power of W.E.B. Du Bois’ ideas and their significance in our time.  This reading group focuses on the “The Souls of Black Folk,” his seminal study of African-American civilization at the turn of the 20th Century.  Led by Du Bois scholar and activist, Dr.…

Adult Young Adult Senior Discussion and Participation African American Philadelphia History Social Science

Know Your Courts! Landlord/Tenant Court

Wed, January 16, 2019 6:00 P.M.
Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library

Going to Housing Court can be an overwhelming experience both for landlords and tenants. This presentation will help build knowledge and confidence by guiding you through the process. It will cover how a case gets to court, courtroom etiquette, what happens in the courtroom, and the physical…

Adult Young Adult Senior Discussion and Participation

LGBTQ Teen Cafe

Sat, January 19, 2019 1:30 P.M.
Tacony Library

LGBTQ Teen Café 1:30-4:00 Air hockey!  Crafts!  Gaming!  Jigsaw puzzles!  Snacks! Learn something new, meet new friends, or come to just chill. Refreshments provided by Sawtown Tavern

Young Adult Other Great Programs LGBTQ Free Library of Pride

Kids Can Cook

Tue, January 22, 2019 4:00 P.M.
Queen Memorial Library

Healthy Cooking class for school-aged children, taught by serv-safe certified cooking instructor Keisha Prosser. Learn about food safety, prepare a full meal, and then help eat what you’ve created! For additional information, please call the librarian at 215-685-1899.  

Young Adult School Age Discussion and Participation Culinary Literacy Cooking & Nutrition Health

Anatomy Eats, Part Three: The Musculoskeletal System

Tue, January 22, 2019 6:00 P.M.
Culinary Literacy Center at Parkway Central Library

This class is the third in a series that explores physiological systems of the body by way of cuisine and anatomy. The third class will feature the musculoskeletal system. We will get the chance to taste diaphragm, tendon, and aspic, as prepared by chef Ari Miller, while physician Jonathan…

Adult Young Adult Senior Community Events Culinary Literacy Cooking & Nutrition

Teen Forensics

Wed, January 23, 2019 6:00 P.M.
Wynnefield Library

Helpful tips about pursuing a creer in the forensic science field, preparing for college, and how to find STEM programs.  For young people between the ages of 12 and 18   Presented by The Association of Women in Forensic Science

Young Adult Other Great Programs Teens STEM

Shakespeare in the World Lecture Series: Shakespeare and Love

Wed, January 23, 2019 6:00 P.M.
Literature Department at Parkway Central Library

Lecture will be held in Room 405. “What is love?” Feste sings in Twelfth Night. It is a question that Shakespeare keeps coming back to in his plays and poems. Where does love come from? How does one fall in love? Why do we become so crazy in love? What are the different kinds of…

Adult Young Adult Senior Speakers and Lectures Literature Shakespeare in the World

Sundays on Stage: Lion Dance Plus

Sun, January 27, 2019 2:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Performed by Dance China New York, Lion Dance introduces students to beloved Chinese folk art pieces, including excerpts from Beijing Opera featuring the popular Monkey King character, as well as the Chinese ribbon dance. Montgomery Auditorium Parkway Central Library 1901 Vine Street   Free…

Adult Young Adult School Age Preschool Toddler Senior Baby Family Programs Live Performances Sundays on Stage Children Family Music Hearing Loop

Philadelphia Reads W.E.B. Du Bois

Sun, January 27, 2019 2:00 P.M.
Social Science and History Department at Parkway Central Library

Discover the power of W.E.B. Du Bois’ ideas and their significance in our time.  This reading group focuses on the “The Souls of Black Folk,” his seminal study of African-American civilization at the turn of the 20th Century.  Led by Du Bois scholar and activist, Dr.…

Adult Young Adult Senior Discussion and Participation African American Philadelphia History Social Science

Teen Tuesday Movie NIght

Tue, January 29, 2019 3:30 P.M.
Teen Center at Parkway Central Library

The last Teen Tuesday of every month we'll be hosting a movie day! Join us in Room 108 for snacks, a great movie, and crafts. Ages 12-18 welcome

Young Adult Community Events

Kids Can Cook

Tue, February 5, 2019 4:00 P.M.
Queen Memorial Library

Healthy Cooking class for school-aged children, taught by serv-safe certified cooking instructor Keisha Prosser. Learn about food safety, prepare a full meal, and then help eat what you’ve created! For additional information, please call the librarian at 215-685-1899.  

Young Adult School Age Discussion and Participation Culinary Literacy Cooking & Nutrition Health

Super Science + Tech Tuesdays

Tue, February 5, 2019 6:30 P.M.
Logan Library

Join us on an exploration into the worlds of Astronomy, Chemistry, Energy, Music, Physics, Robotics, and the Universe in general! Each week we'll conduct a different experiment and collaborate on a differnent creation.  What will it be today? Program is for all aged scientists and…

Young Adult School Age Family Programs Science Technology STEM

Teen Book Club

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

Do you love to read?  Do you like to talk about what you are reading?   We'll choose a different young adult book to read each month, form different genres, styles and authors.  Participants will help select the books.  Snacks will be provided.  Stop by and see…

Young Adult Discussion and Participation Book Clubs

Monday Poets| Vernita Hall

Mon, February 11, 2019 6:30 A.M.
Literature Department at Parkway Central Library

VERNITA HALL is the author of Where William Walked (Willow Books), winner of the Willow Books Grand Prize for Poetry, and of the Robert Creeley Prize from Marsh Hawk Press. Her book   The Hitchhiking Robot Learns About Philadelphians was published by Moonstone Press as the winner of the…

Adult Young Adult Senior Black History Month Speakers and Lectures Monday Poets Reading Series African American Poetry

Storytelling for Adults

Tue, February 12, 2019 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…

Adult Young Adult Discussion and Participation

Know Your Courts! Orphans Court

Wed, February 13, 2019 6:00 P.M.
Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library

Although the name may be misleading, Orphans’ Court deals with Guardianship, Wills and disputes relating to Estates, Trusts, and Charities.  In this presentation, we will navigate the process of dealing with a relative’s estate and Will after death, the process and many…

Adult Young Adult Senior Discussion and Participation

Valentine’s Day Open Mic Poetry Readings

Thu, February 14, 2019 6:30 P.M.
Literature Department at Parkway Central Library

“The course of true love never did run smooth.”   From Shakespeare, Lord Byron, Pablo Neruda, Langston Hughes, and more, we’re celebrating the greatest love poets from around the world on the most romantic day of the year! The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre, in…

Adult Young Adult Senior Discussion and Participation Live Performances Speakers and Lectures Workshops and Enrichment Other Great Programs Literature Poetry Shakespeare in the World
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