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Talking about Race in the One Book Selections

Sat, February 2, 2019 1:00 P.M.
Logan Library

The characters in the One Book, One Philadelphia featured selection,  Sing, Unburied, Sing, and youth companion title, Ghost Boys , experience the impacts of racial violence and systemic injustice. Both books also address the importance of community healing and can be used as catalysts for…

Adult Young Adult Community Events Discussion and Participation Workshops and Enrichment Black History Month One Book, One Philadelphia One Book, One Philadelphia

Film Screening: O' Brother, Where Art Thou?

Mon, February 4, 2019 4:30 P.M.
Ramonita G. de Rodriguez Library

Loosely based on Homer's Odyssey, this is the story of three escapees froma prison farm in Mississippi and their adventure as they travel home in hopes of recovering something buried. (Rated PG-13)

Adult Young Adult School Age Film Screening One Book, One Philadelphia One Book, One Philadelphia

Monument Lab Live: "There's Spirit in Everything”

Mon, February 4, 2019 6:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Join Professors Salamishah Tillet (Rutgers University-Newark) and Grace Sanders Johnson (University of Pennsylvania) in a public conversation with Paul Farber (Monument Lab) for a live recording of the Monument Lab Podcast from Parkway Central Library. Together, they will discuss haunts of…

Adult Black History Month Community Events Discussion and Participation Live Performances One Book, One Philadelphia One Book, One Philadelphia

Book Discussion: Sing, Unburied, Sing

Mon, February 4, 2019 6:30 P.M.
Whitman 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.  

Adult Discussion and Participation Black History Month One Book, One Philadelphia Literature One Book, One Philadelphia

First Monday Writers Group

Mon, February 4, 2019 6:30 P.M.
Oak Lane Library

Are you a writer who needs some motivation and encouragement? We can provide this, as well as technical skills and information that can direct you towards completing tasks for publication and discovery.  A great support group no matter what stage of the process you are in,…

Adult Senior Workshops and Enrichment Art Literature

Road Trip Workshop

Tue, February 5, 2019 4:30 P.M.
Thomas F. Donatucci, Sr. Library

Dreamers of all ages are invited to discuss where we’ve been, where we want to go, and map out future road trips in the form of a collage.

Adult Young Adult School Age Arts and Crafts Programs Family Programs One Book, One Philadelphia Art Family One Book, One Philadelphia

First Listen: Writing Workshop at the Dornsife Center

Tue, February 5, 2019 4:30 P.M.
Drexel Writer’s Room, Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships, 3509 Spring Garden St.

In Sing, Unburied, Sing , stories are connected through a song without words. In this writing workshop for all experience levels, we’ll use deep-listening activities to write our own untold stories and connect to others and to the shared world around us. Click to to RSVP for this free…

Adult Workshops and Enrichment Community Events One Book, One Philadelphia One Book, One Philadelphia

Edible Alphabet - Learning English Through Cooking!

Wed, February 6, 2019 11:00 A.M.
Culinary Literacy Center at Parkway Central Library

Adults are invited to this FREE English class.  Each week we read, write, and speak in English--and cook a meal together! Wednesdays 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m  January 30, February 6, February 13, February 20, February 27, March 6 Attendance is preferred at all six…

Adult New Americans Culinary Literacy Cooking & Nutrition New Americans ESL ESL - English as a Second Language

Book Discussion: Sing, Unburied, Sing

Wed, February 6, 2019 6:30 P.M.
Oak Lane 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.  

Adult Discussion and Participation Black History Month One Book, One Philadelphia Literature One Book, One Philadelphia

Unbury Their Songs: Finding Your African American Ancestors

Wed, February 6, 2019 6:30 P.M.
Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 1300 Locust St.

Join the Historical Society of Pennsylvania for a presentation and discussion on conducting genealogical research for your African American ancestors. In this genealogical presentation, hear both personal stories of the journey to discovering family history and methods and resources through…

Adult Community Events Discussion and Participation Workshops and Enrichment One Book, One Philadelphia One Book, One Philadelphia

Family Academy Courses & Training | Promoting Positive Behavior

Thu, February 7, 2019 4:00 P.M.
Whitman Library

Learn where you live!  We have a series of courses throughout the school year where you can learn about great subjects to help you and your children excel.  The courses are free, a meal is provided, childcare is available (if you pre-register), and language interpretation is available…

Adult Discussion and Participation Education Family

Urban Medicine Cabinet

Thu, February 7, 2019 4:00 P.M.
Queen Memorial Library

Make and take home first aid ointment, herbal steam, and headache lozenges, while learning about the beneficial properties of specific herbs and flowers, and using a variety of apothecary tools and seasonally fresh grown ingredients from Nyambi Naturals Farm.

Adult Young Adult Health Programs One Book, One Philadelphia Health

Watercolors Workshop: Sing, Unburied, Sing

Thu, February 7, 2019 6:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Learn basic techniques in watercolor, collage, and newspaper transfer, and combine them to create an original work and contribute to a collaborative group piece. Adults of any skill level are invited to participate; space is limited. Click to register for this free workshop, led by 2018 Art…

Adult Workshops and Enrichment Arts and Crafts Programs One Book, One Philadelphia One Book, One Philadelphia

Film Screening: O' Brother, Where Art Thou?

Thu, February 7, 2019 6:00 P.M.
Lawncrest Library

Loosely based on Homer's Odyssey, this is the story of three escapees froma prison farm in Mississippi and their adventure as they travel home in hopes of recovering something buried. (Rated PG-13)

Adult Young Adult School Age Film Screening One Book, One Philadelphia One Book, One Philadelphia

Fruitvale Station: Screening and 'On Justice' Series Discussion

Thu, February 7, 2019 7:00 P.M.
Bryn Mawr Film Institute, 824 W. Lancaster Ave.

On New Year’s Day, 2009, 22-year-old Oscar Grant was killed by police while restrained in an Oakland subway. Based on true events, this debut feature from director Ryan Coogler ( Black Panther ) follows Grant (Michael B. Jordan) through the last day of his life, sketching a moving…

Adult Film Screening Speakers and Lectures One Book, One Philadelphia One Book, One Philadelphia

Adult Book Club

Fri, February 8, 2019 10:30 A.M.
Joseph E. Coleman Northwest Regional Library

Do love reading and talking about what you are reading?  Join us on the 2nd Friday of the month for our book club - we'll be meeting from 10:30 a.m. until noon. This month's selection is Becoming Ms. Burton: from prison to recovery, to leading the fight for incarcerated women.…

Adult Senior Discussion and Participation Literature Book Clubs

Understanding Amulets: Workshop and Book Discussion at the Art Dept. Collective

Sat, February 9, 2019 11:00 A.M.
The Art Dept. Collective, 1638 E. Berks St.

In Sing, Unburied, Sing , Pop gives his grandson Jojo a gris-gris bag for protection while traveling. Diving into the many meanings and uses of amulets, we'll explore the relationship between handmade talismans and the natural world and make amulets of our own with Philadelphia-foraged…

Adult Young Adult Discussion and Participation Arts and Crafts Programs Workshops and Enrichment One Book, One Philadelphia One Book, One Philadelphia

Film Screening: O' Brother, Where Art Thou?

Sat, February 9, 2019 1:00 P.M.
Katharine Drexel Library

Loosely based on Homer's Odyssey, this is the story of three escapees froma prison farm in Mississippi and their adventure as they travel home in hopes of recovering something buried. (Rated PG-13)

Adult Young Adult School Age Film Screening One Book, One Philadelphia One Book, One Philadelphia

Monday Poets| Vernita Hall

Mon, February 11, 2019 6:30 A.M.
Literature Department at Parkway Central Library

VERNITA HALL is the author of Where William Walked (Willow Books), winner of the Willow Books Grand Prize for Poetry, and of the Robert Creeley Prize from Marsh Hawk Press. Her book   The Hitchhiking Robot Learns About Philadelphians was published by Moonstone Press as the winner of the…

Adult Young Adult Senior Black History Month Speakers and Lectures Monday Poets Reading Series African American Poetry

Book Discussion: Sing, Unburied, Sing

Mon, February 11, 2019 10:00 A.M.
Haverford 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.  

Adult Discussion and Participation Black History Month One Book, One Philadelphia Literature One Book, One Philadelphia
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