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Pomades, Butters and Balms

Mon, February 26, 2018 5:00 P.M.
Eastwick Library

In Jacqueline Woodson’s featured books, having one’s hair done by a family member or neighbor shapes sensory-rich memories. Join Nyambi Naturals, learn how to make hair and body products that fit diverse needs, and take away samples and DIY recipes. 

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Bella Vista Book Club

Mon, February 26, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Charles Santore Library

This month's book is the One Book One Philadelphia selection, Another Brooklyn, by Jacqueline Woodson. Join the Conversation!

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Bella Vista Book Club

Mon, February 26, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Charles Santore Library

Join this friendly group to discuss a new book each month.  This month’s selection is The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion.

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Falls Book Group

Mon, February 26, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Falls of Schuylkill Library

For our February selection we will be discussing Another Brooklyn, by Jacqueline Woodson.  

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Genre, Inspiration, and Process: A Conversation with Jacqueline Woodson

Tue, February 27, 2018 9:30 A.M.
Community College of Philadelphia, Center for Business & Industry, Room C2-28, Corner of 18th and Callowhill Streets, 215-751-8346

Jacqueline Woodson's Another Brooklyn is a novel that reads like prose poetry, while Brown Girl Dreaming is a memoir in verse. Discover how she melds genres in her works. Large groups should RSVP to kmcquain@ccp.edu for this free event. 

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Sidewalk Chalk Art with Maureen Peters

Tue, February 27, 2018 4:30 P.M.
Bushrod Library

With colored chalk and your imagination, create letters, vines, flowers and doodles in sketchbooks, or, if the weather cooperates, outside on the sidewalk! This workshop is for children of all ages.

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Live at the Writers House

Tue, February 27, 2018 7:00 P.M.
Kelly Writers House, 3805 Locust Walk

Exploring themes raised in Another Brooklyn , LGTBQ+ writers will share their work for a recording of the WXPN/Kelly Writers House collaboration series. For more information, please visit writing.upenn.edu.     

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Havertown Community Event with Jacqueline Woodson

Tue, February 27, 2018 7:00 P.M.
Haverford Middle School, 1701 Darby Rd., Havertown, PA

The Haverford Township Free Library will host Jacqueline Woodson for a reading and discussion of Another Brooklyn , the 2018 One Book, One Philadelphia selection.  RSVP for this free event is encouraged: www.haverfordlibrary.org/event/onebook 

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Make a Friendship Bracelet

Wed, February 28, 2018 4:30 P.M.
Tacony Library

Popular in the U.S. in the 1970s and into the next decade, the fun of making this simple macramé craft has never gone out of style. Make your own for someone special! 

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Fences

Wed, February 28, 2018 5:00 P.M.
Wynnefield Library

Join us for a screening of Fences. This film, based on the play by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright August Wilson, examines a working-class African American family.

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Follow Along the Great Migration

Wed, February 28, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Oak Lane Library

Learn about the Great Migration through an interactive program in which participants move through different spaces in the library, each representing a city and each offering a unique activity and facts about different points in history. Refreshments will be provided.  This program runs…

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Poetry Is Not a Luxury: A Book Club

Wed, February 28, 2018 7:00 P.M.
Big Blue Marble Bookstore, 551 Carpenter Ln.

Read a selection of poems about the Great Migration—including works by Terrance Hayes, Tyehimba Jess, Crystal Williams, Elizabeth Alexander, and Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon—all written in response to The Migration Series by artist Jacob Lawrence. For more information please…

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Dance to the Music

Thu, March 1, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Wyoming Library

Try your hand—or rather—feet, at some dance steps of the 1960s and ‘70s, and see their influence on how you and your friends dance today!

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Changing Death: A Panel Discussion on Culture and Acceptance

Sat, March 3, 2018 1:00 P.M.
Laurel Hill Cemetery, 3822 Ridge Avenue, 215-228-8200

Explore how social practices, family roles, and attitudes toward death have changed over time, from the funeral rites of the Victorian era to the current “death-positivity” movement. An expert panel will discuss culture, rites, fear, and acceptance, featuring Evi Numen , death doula,…

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Movie Screening | Fences

Sat, March 3, 2018 1:00 P.M.
Falls of Schuylkill Library

A working-class African-American father tries to raise his family while coming to terms with the events of his life. 2017. Rated PG-13. 2 hours and 19 minutes.  

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Film Screening: Fences

Sat, March 3, 2018 2:00 P.M.
Ramonita G. de Rodriguez Library

Join us for Saturday matinee screenings and discussions of Fences (2014) 2 hours, 19 minutes, Rated PG-13. A working-class African-American father tries to raise his family while coming to terms with the events of his life.  

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Family Reading Group

Mon, March 5, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Overbrook Park Library

Families will come together to read selected passages of Another Brooklyn, Brown Girl Dreaming, This Is the Rope, and other thematically linked books, with prompts designed to spark multigenerational conversation.

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Make a Friendship Bracelet

Mon, March 5, 2018 4:30 P.M.
Torresdale Library

Popular in the U.S. in the 1970s and into the next decade, the fun of making this simple macramé craft has never gone out of style. Make your own for someone special! 

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Southern Foodways Panel with the Historical Society of Pennsylvania and the Free Library’s Culinary Literacy Center

Mon, March 5, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Culinary Literacy Center at Parkway Central Library

In Jacqueline Woodson’s books, cooking traces the roots and routes of families and memories. Join pre-eminent scholars Dr. Jessica Harris and Michael Twitty for a discussion facilitated by local chef and food writer Valerie Erwin. They will explore the food traditions that inspire…

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Film Screening | Pariah

Mon, March 5, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Oak Lane Library

A highly-acclaimed indie film, telling the story of a Brooklyn teenager who juggles conflicting identities and risks friendship, heartbreak, and family in a desperate search for sexual expression. 2011.Rated R. 1 hour, 26 minutes,  

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