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.
Tue, February 27, 20189:30 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for this free event.
Tue, February 27, 20187:00 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.
Tue, February 27, 20187:00 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
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…
Wed, February 28, 20187:00 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…
Sat, March 3, 20181:00 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,…
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.
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.
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…
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,