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Laptop Lounge

Mon, December 4, 2017 5:30 P.M.
Frankford Library

Brush up on your computer skills using our in-house laptops with our Digital Resource Specialist.  Space may be limited.

Adult Young Adult Computer Classes Computers

English Conversation Group

Mon, December 4, 2017 5:30 P.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

Please join us for a free conversation hour as you build your confidence in speaking English. Topics may involve small talk, holidays and customs, and common slang. Participants will get to practice speaking in a casual environment and meet other international adults. This program will be held…

Adult New Americans New Americans ESL

Good Fiction Book Group

Mon, December 4, 2017 6:00 P.M.
Independence Library

Do you enjoy reading? We read critically acclaimed fiction old and new. All readers welcome.  All meetings are Monday evenings at 6:00 p.m. For additional information, please call 215- 685-1633. For this month, we are reading  Portrait of a Lady by Henry James.

Adult Other Great Programs Book Clubs

Good Fiction Book Group

Mon, December 4, 2017 6:00 P.M.
Independence Library

Do you enjoy reading? We read critically acclaimed fiction old and new. All readers welcome.  All meetings are Monday evenings at 6:00 p.m. For additional information, please call 215- 685-1633. For this month, we are reading  Portrait of a Lady by Henry James.

Adult Other Great Programs Book Clubs

Monday Poets | Andrew Nurkin & Poet TBA

Mon, December 4, 2017 6:30 P.M.
Literature Department at Parkway Central Library

Room 108, 1st Floor, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Andrew Nurkin’s poems have appeared in The Believer, North American Review, Los Angeles Review, Massachusetts Review, FIELD, Iron Horse Literary Review, and elsewhere. He holds his MFA in poetry from Vermont College of Fine Arts and was a 2016 Mid…

Adult Speakers and Lectures Monday Poets Reading Series Author Events Poetry

Spinning Yarns

Mon, December 4, 2017 6:30 P.M.
Fumo Family Library

Bring your latest project and enjoy a relaxing, low-key evening of crafting at the library.  All fiber arts are welcome.  This program is intended for adults. Mondays at 6:30 p.m.     

Adult Senior Arts and Crafts Programs arts & crafts

James Breakwell | Only Dead on the Inside: A Parent's Guide to Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse

Mon, December 4, 2017 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

Following a viral 2016 Buzzfeed article featuring the assorted musings of his four daughters—the oldest is 7 years old—comedy writer James Breakwell’s jokes have appeared in USA Today, US Magazine , and Huffington Post , among other places. In addition to his near-million…

Adult Author Events Speakers and Lectures Author Events - Free Series Author Events Fiction Humor Literature Hearing Loop

Job Readiness Lab

Tue, December 5, 2017 10:00 A.M.
Lillian Marrero Library

Create a resume or bring in your own for critique. Get help with online job searching and applications in our new computer lab.

Adult Career Workshops Computer Classes Jobs & Job Seekers

Internet and Computer Basics II

Tue, December 5, 2017 10:30 A.M.
Bustleton Library

Learn how to effectively and safely search the Internet.  Some basic computer skills are helpful. Participant should have attended "Internet and Computer Basics I" before signing up for this session. Space is limited; pre-registration is required.

Adult Computer Classes Hot Spots Computers

Adult Sit & Chat

Tue, December 5, 2017 12:30 P.M.
Lillian Marrero Library

Please join Ms. Mieka to sit and chat about anything and everything! Ages 18+

Adult Discussion and Participation

Yoga for Adults

Tue, December 5, 2017 7:00 P.M.
Northeast Regional Library

An inclusive yoga class for people of all skill levels and abilities.  Wear something comfortable and come to the library for wellness, stretching, and relaxation.

Adult Young Adult Senior Health Programs Workshops and Enrichment Yoga

Jed Perl | Calder: The Conquest of Time: The Early Years: 1898-1940

Tue, December 5, 2017 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $15.00
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“Few people write about art as beautifully” ( Wall Street Journal ) as Jed Perl, a regular contributor to The New York Review of Books and the former 20-year art critic for The New Republic . A longtime contributing editor at Vogue , he has received fellowships from the Guggenheim…

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Let’s Speak English: Conversation Groups for International Adults

Wed, December 6, 2017 12:00 P.M.
Lillian Marrero Library

These weekly conversation hours will allow adult language learners to build their confidence and skills in conversational English in a relaxed and friendly environment. Conversation topics change week to week and are determined by group interest.

Adult Discussion and Participation New Americans New Americans ESL - English as a Second Language

Monthly Family Health Fairs

Wed, December 6, 2017 4:00 P.M.
South Philadelphia Library

Join us at the South Philadelphia Library for a family-friendly health fair, including snacks and a nutrition lesson with Matthew Whipple, RD. Each month, you’ll have the opportunity to learn about health resources for your family from local organizations, get a lesson in hands-only CPR…

Adult Family Programs Health

Monthly Mobile CPR Project

Wed, December 6, 2017 5:00 P.M.
South Philadelphia Library

Learning CPR can help keep you and your family safe. The Mobile CPR Project will offer FREE hands-only CPR training on the first Wednesday of each month at 5pm. This class will train you how to recognize a cardiac arrest and how to administer CPR. This 45-minute session is NOT a certification…

Adult Family Programs Health

Let’s Speak English! | For International Adults

Wed, December 6, 2017 5:00 P.M.
Independence Library

Join us for a weekly conversation hour and build your confidence in speaking English. Topics may include: small talk, holidays, customs, and common slang. You can practice speaking English in a casual and relaxed environment without examinations. You will be able to make friends with other…

Adult New Americans New Americans ESL

Craft & Chat

Wed, December 6, 2017 5:30 P.M.
Ramonita G. de Rodriguez Library

Do you crochet, knit, cross-stitch, or do other kinds of handwork? Are you learning a new kind of craft? Please join our weekly Craft & Chat at the Rodriguez Library! Bring ongoing projects or start a new one. Limited supplies of certain materials are available.   For more information,…

Adult Young Adult Arts and Crafts Programs Crafts & Hobbies Crochet Knitting

Rain Check Workshop

Wed, December 6, 2017 5:30 P.M.
Ramonita G. de Rodriguez Library

Come to this workshop to learn how you can get a free rain barrel from Philadelphia Water! Reduced pricing for downspout planters, rain gardens, depaving, and permeable pavers will also be offered. Philadelphia Water (PWD) believes that everyone can make a difference in transforming Philadelphia…

Adult Other Great Programs Environment & Nature

Sit and Stitch

Wed, December 6, 2017 6:30 P.M.
South Philadelphia Library

Join a circle of knitters and crocheters for an informal evening of needlecrafts.  Any skill level welcome, though formal instruction will not be guaranteed. All are welcome!

Adult Family Programs Crafts & Hobbies Crochet arts & crafts

Philadelphia: Finding the Hidden City

Wed, December 6, 2017 6:30 P.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

Authors Nathaniel Popkin and Peter Woodall, along with photographer/co-author Joseph E. B. Elliott, will present their book Philadelphia: Finding the Hidden City and sign copies of the book, which will be available for purchase. This program is co-sponsored by Friends in the City (FitC),…

Adult Discussion and Participation Philadelphia History
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