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Authors Up Close: Marquis Bey

Mon, February 25, 2019 6:30 P.M.
Falls of Schuylkill Library

Cost: FREE

Marquis Bay will discuss his new book " Them Goon Rules:  Essays on Radical Black Feminism" (due out February 2019), which reads like a critical memoir and queries the function and implications of politicizing Blackness, Black feminism, and queerness. " Them Goon Rules"…

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Mysterious Traveler All Stars - Winter 2019 Concert

Mon, February 25, 2019 7:00 P.M.
Music Department at Parkway Central Library

The  Mysterious Travelers  are back! After their magnificent  One Book - Report performance in July 2018, the Mysterious Traveler All Stars take the stage once again at the Montgomery Auditorium at the  Parkway Central Library . The new concert features a…

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Making An African Head Dress

Tue, February 26, 2019 4:00 P.M.
Widener Library

Participants will use cardboard, felt, tape, glue, and markers to make African influenced head dresses.      

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Book Discussion: Men We Reaped and Sing, Unburied, Sing

Tue, February 26, 2019 4:30 P.M.
David Cohen Ogontz Library

Sit down at your local library to discuss the connections between Jesmyn Ward’s memoir Men We Reaped and her novel, Sing, Unburied, Sing .   Reading the book beforehand is not required to join! Free books will be given out on a first-come basis.  

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Black History Month Film Series

Wed, February 27, 2019 2:00 P.M.
Wynnefield Library

Explore the lives of notable Pan-African figures and historical, cultural, and fictional tales that highlight the challenges and victories of communities of African descent. 

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Sisters in Freedom : Screening and Panel Discussion

Wed, February 27, 2019 6:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Sisters in Freedom is a new documentary from History Making Productions that tells the story of the brave black and white women who banded together to fight slavery before abolition. The filmmakers will bring the movie, discussion, and some historymaking lessons to Philadelphia’s…

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Gone but not forgotten: A celebration of four Grammy-award winning African American singers who left us in 2018

Thu, February 28, 2019 11:00 A.M.
Senior Services at Parkway Central Library

Facilitated by local DJ, producer, and music journalist John Morrison , we conclude this year’s celebration of Black History Month with a Listening Party and discussion of the artistry and impact of Dennis Edwards of The Temptations, Yvonne Staples of the Staple Singers, Aretha Franklin…

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Book Discussion: Sing, Unburied, Sing

Thu, February 28, 2019 2:00 P.M.
Logan Library

Sit down at your local library to discuss this year’s One Book, One Philadelphia selection, a novel about family and time.   Reading the book beforehand is not required to join! Free books will be given out on a first-come basis.  

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Book Discussion: Sing, Unburied, Sing

Thu, February 28, 2019 2:00 P.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

Sit down at your local library to discuss this year’s One Book, One Philadelphia selection, a novel about family and time.   Reading the book beforehand is not required to join! Free books will be given out on a first-come basis.  

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Honoring Sculptor Kara Walker

Thu, February 28, 2019 4:00 P.M.
Widener Library

School-age participants will make various sculptures using glue, hair conditioner, and shaving cream.      

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Black History Month Quizzo

Thu, February 28, 2019 4:30 P.M.
Haddington Library

Join us for Black History Month Quizzo. Snacks and prizes provided!

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Book Discussion: Sing, Unburied, Sing

Thu, February 28, 2019 5:00 P.M.
Bushrod Library

Sit down at your local library to discuss this year’s One Book, One Philadelphia selection, a novel about family and time.   Reading the book beforehand is not required to join! Free books will be given out on a first-come basis.  

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Book Discussion: Sing, Unburied, Sing

Sat, March 2, 2019 3:00 P.M.
Kingsessing Library

Sit down at your local library to discuss this year’s One Book, One Philadelphia selection, a novel about family and time.   Reading the book beforehand is not required to join! Free books will be given out on a first-come basis.  

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Brittney Cooper | Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower with Rebecca Traister | Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women’s Anger

Tue, March 5, 2019 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

In converation with Rebecca Traister , author of Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women’s Anger Examining the intersections of race, gender, and politics in a popular monthly Cosmo column, Brittney Cooper is also a professor of women’s and gender studies and Africana studies…

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Book Discussion: Ghost Boys

Wed, March 6, 2019 4:00 P.M.
Wynnefield Library

Sit down at your local library to discuss social injustice and its role in Jewell Parker Rhodes’ novel, Ghost Boys .   Reading the book beforehand is not required to join! Free books will be given out on a first-come basis.  

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Book Discussion: Sing, Unburied, Sing

Wed, March 6, 2019 4:30 P.M.
Nicetown-Tioga Library

Sit down at your local library to discuss this year’s One Book, One Philadelphia selection, a novel about family and time.   Reading the book beforehand is not required to join! Free books will be given out on a first-come basis.  

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