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E-Gadget Helpdesk

Thu, March 28, 2019 3:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

One-on-one assistance with learning more about how to use your own portable e-device: laptops, phones, tablets and more. Located 1st Floor Home Page Café 3:00 - 5:00 PM

Adult Computer Classes Computers Databases & Electronic Resources Digital Collections ebooks

Thursday Crafternoon!

Thu, March 28, 2019 4:00 P.M.
Children's Department at Parkway Central Library

Join us for a short storytime and craft activity with Ms. Mary!  Children's Story Hour Room. Free. All materials are provided. Ages 12 and under. Children ages 6 & under must be accompanied by a caregiver.   Part of the Margaret S. Halloran Family Literacy…

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Art of the Pictorial Map

Thu, March 28, 2019 6:00 P.M.
Art Department at Parkway Central Library

Join Free Library of Philadelphia's  Map Collection  curator Megan MacCall for an exploration of the colorful art of pictorial maps! A popular trend during the 20th century, pictorial maps are creative and colorful, often imbibed with humor and historical narrative. The…

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Cecile Richards | Make Trouble: Stand Up, Speak Out, and Find the Courage to Lead—My Life Story

Thu, March 28, 2019 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $41/$26 couple + book/single + book
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Couples Ticket In conversation with Tamala Edwards , anchor, 6ABC Action News morning edition A “heroine of the resistance” ( Vogue ), Cecile Richards was the president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America and the Planned Parenthood Action Fund from 2006 to 2018. The daughter…

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Through this Lens: African American Photographers

Now through Fri, March 29, 2019 10:00 A.M.
Art Department at Parkway Central Library

This exhibition of books and other materials from the collections of the Art Department offers a look at the camera work of African American artists from the earliest days of photography to today. In addition to photographers like Augustus Washington, Gordon Parks and Lorna Simpson, this…

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Homeschool Book Club

Fri, March 29, 2019 1:00 P.M.
Children's Department at Parkway Central Library

Bring a book to talk about and share, followed by time for socializing & collaborative, creative play with other homeschool children/families. 

School Age Family Programs Discussion and Participation Children Family Book Clubs

Electric Dance!

Fri, March 29, 2019 4:00 P.M.
Children's Department at Parkway Central Library

Let's explore the thrilling excitement of dance! Join us for a read-aloud story & dane workshop. Ages 2-12. Children age 6 & under must be accompanied by a caregiver. 

School Age Preschool Toddler Family Programs Workshops and Enrichment Children Music dance

Financial Wellness Day 2019

Sat, March 30, 2019 9:00 A.M.
Social Science and History Department at Parkway Central Library

Join us for a day of free tax preparation and take the opportunity to learn about money saving resources that can support financial planning. No appointments necessary. For tax filing assistance, be sure to bring the following documents for you, your spouse, and your dependents: Current…

Adult Community Events Government Information Law Personal Finance & Investing

Meet the Author: Rachel Dougherty

Sat, March 30, 2019 3:30 P.M.
Children's Department at Parkway Central Library

Children & families, celebrate Women's History Month with us! Join us for a reading of Secret Engineer: How Emily Roebling Built The Brooklyn Bridge  with author and illustrator Rachel Dougherty in the Story Hour Room. Each child will receive a FREE copy of the book Secret…

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#5WomenArtists: Women in Children's Literature

Now through Sun, March 31, 2019 1:28 P.M.
Children's Literature Research Collection at Parkway Central Library

This March, the Free Library’s Special Collections Division is celebrating Women’s History Month by answering a challenge asked by the National Museum of Women in the Arts : “ Can you name five women artists? ” We can! Can you? Let us help you by presenting examples of…

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#5WomenArtists: Women in Cartography

Now through Sun, March 31, 2019 5:00 P.M.
Map Collection at Parkway Central Library

This March, the Free Library’s Special Collections Division is celebrating Women’s History Month by answering a challenge asked by the  National Museum of Women in the Arts : “Can you name five women artists?” We can! Can you? Let us help you by presenting examples…

Adult Young Adult School Age Senior Exhibitions Special Collections Maps Women's History Month

#5WomenArtists: Women in the Print and Picture Collection

Now through Sun, March 31, 2019 5:00 P.M.
Print and Picture Collection at Parkway Central Library

This March, the Free Library’s Special Collections Division is celebrating Women’s History Month by answering a challenge asked by the  National Museum of Women in the Arts : “Can you name five women artists?” We can! Can you? Let us help you by presenting examples…

Adult Young Adult School Age Senior Exhibitions Art Photography Special Collections Maps Women's History Month Print and Picture Collection

Baby & Toddler Storytime

Mon, April 1, 2019 11:00 A.M.
Children's Department at Parkway Central Library

Books, songs, rhymes and bounces for children (birth to 23 months) and their caregivers!. Mondays at 11 a.m. (with an encore on Wednesdays at 11:00 a.m.)  Parkway Central Library Children's Department Ground Floor, 1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103 215.686.5369 ***Programs are…

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Monday Poets | Open Mic

Mon, April 1, 2019 6:30 P.M.
Literature Department at Parkway Central Library

MONDAY POETS at the Free Library of Philadelphia in 2018-2019 includes two open mic programs. One was held in January, and one will be held  on April 1st. It will be dedicated to hearing from poets who may or may not have published their work, but either way…

Adult Young Adult Senior Live Performances Monday Poets Reading Series Performing Arts Poetry

Amy Hempel | POSTPONED UNTIL AUGUST 6, 2019

Mon, April 1, 2019 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

“Among the strongest voices in American fiction” ( Los Angeles Times ), writer’s writer Amy Hempel is the author of the acclaimed short story collections Reasons to Live , At the Gates of the Animal Kingdom , Tumble Home , and The Dog of the Marriage . Her articles, essays, and…

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Kids Yoga

Tue, April 2, 2019 4:00 P.M.
Children's Department at Parkway Central Library

Kids yoga with instructor Danielle Pramick. FREE! Mats are available, or bring your own.  This class will give kids a safe environment to play, explore and experience the wonderful benefits of yoga including grounding, self-expression, balance and flexibility. Class is centered…

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Galactic Philadelphia Speculative Fiction Reading Series | Sarah Beth Durst and Paul Levinson

Tue, April 2, 2019 7:00 P.M.
Philbrick Hall at Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

Room 405/406/407 Sarah Beth Durst is the award-winning author of eighteen fantasy books for adults, teens, and kids, including The Queens of Renthia series, Drink Slay Love, and The Stone Girl’s Story. She won an ALA Alex Award and a Mythopoeic Fantasy Award, and has been a finalist for…

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ENAensemble presents the Serial Opera Project

Tue, April 2, 2019 7:00 P.M.
Music Department at Parkway Central Library

ENAensemble’s new Serial Opera project is a multi-month performance of a new chamber opera. Each month, the next scene will be premiered, along with solo and chamber music performances by ENAensemble’s players. The opera, with a premise by the award-winning author and librettist…

Adult Live Performances Music Performing Arts

Barry Lopez | Horizon

Tue, April 2, 2019 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

Barry Lopez won the National Book Award for Arctic Dreams , a “rich, abundant, vigorously composed” ( Boston Globe ) meditation on his travels in the barren but beautiful far North. His other work includes Of Wolves and Men , Crow and Weasel , and Resistance . Texas Tech…

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Baby & Toddler Storytime (Encore)

Wed, April 3, 2019 11:00 A.M.
Children's Department at Parkway Central Library

Books, songs, rhymes and bounces for children (birth to 23 months) and their caregivers!. Wednesdays at 11 a.m. (a repeat of Monday's Storytime program)  Parkway Central Library Children's Department Ground Floor, 1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103 215.686.5369 ***Programs are…

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