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Storytelling for Adults

Tue, January 8, 2019 6:30 P.M.
Northeast Regional Library

This monthly meet-up for adults and teens will be an opportunity to listen to stories and tell your own, real or made-up.  Featured storytellers will go first and then everyone is invited to sign up to take the stage for up to 10 minutes.  To RSVP or for more information, contact…

Adult Young Adult Discussion and Participation

Concert | The Eric McGarry Quartet

Wed, January 9, 2019 6:30 P.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

Eric McGarry (guitarist/composer), will be performing a program consisting of his original compositions . While being rooted in the jazz tradition, Eric’s writing contains a modern approach. His music strives to be authentic of himself, while creating a genuine connection with the…

Adult Other Great Programs Music

Adult Book Club

Fri, January 11, 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 The Sisterhood of Blackberry Corner , by Andrea Smith.  Bonnie has coped with…

Adult Senior Discussion and Participation Literature Book Clubs

MLK Day of Service Event: Crochet and Knitting Club

Sat, January 12, 2019 10:30 A.M.
Wynnefield Library

Join 'Sisters Interacting Through Stitches', as they create items which are donated to local, national, and international organizations.  

Adult Young Adult Senior Arts and Crafts Programs Crafts & Hobbies arts & crafts

Book Release Event | Matthew Ross Smith

Sat, January 12, 2019 1:00 P.M.
Falls of Schuylkill Library

Have kids who love sports?  Don't miss this special event.  Local author Matthew Ross Smith will be signing copies of his book Lizzie Legend , and answering questions about writing and basketball.  All ages welcome! From Kirkus Reviews:  The narrative, broken into four…

Adult Young Adult Preschool Discussion and Participation Other Great Programs Sports & Recreation children's literature

Cookbook Club

Sat, January 12, 2019 2:00 P.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

Do you enjoy cooking and eating with friends? Join us one Saturday a month as we explore a new cookbook. We’ll each choose a recipe from the featured cookbook, prepare it at home, and bring it to the library, where we will share a meal together. Registration is required and space is…

Adult Health Programs Culinary Literacy Cooking & Nutrition Health

Sundays on Stage: Bantaba: The Circle of Celebration

Sun, January 13, 2019 2:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

The Seventh Principle brings together traditional African and modern African-American dance while teaching about the respective cultures on opposite sides of the Atlantic. Montgomery Auditorium Parkway Central Library 1901 Vine Street   Free Admission!   Seating is on a first-come,…

Adult Young Adult School Age Preschool Toddler Senior Baby Family Programs Live Performances Sundays on Stage Children Family Music Hearing Loop

Philadelphia Reads W.E.B. Du Bois

Sun, January 13, 2019 2:00 P.M.
Social Science and History Department at Parkway Central Library

Discover the power of W.E.B. Du Bois’ ideas and their significance in our time.  This reading group focuses on the “The Souls of Black Folk,” his seminal study of African-American civilization at the turn of the 20th Century.  Led by Du Bois scholar and activist, Dr.…

Adult Young Adult Senior Discussion and Participation African American Philadelphia History Social Science

Intelligent by Design Nonfiction Book Group | The Water Will Come: Rising Seas, Sinking Cities, and the Remaking of the Civilized World by Jeff Goodell

Mon, January 14, 2019 6:00 P.M.
Independence Library

Do you enjoy reading? We read critically acclaimed nonfiction old and new. All readers welcome. For additional information, please call 215- 685-1633. Deeply reported, very well-written and compulsively readable. This journalist known for focusing on energy and environmental issues narrates…

Adult Other Great Programs Book Clubs

Know Your Courts! Landlord/Tenant Court

Wed, January 16, 2019 6:00 P.M.
Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library

Going to Housing Court can be an overwhelming experience both for landlords and tenants. This presentation will help build knowledge and confidence by guiding you through the process. It will cover how a case gets to court, courtroom etiquette, what happens in the courtroom, and the physical…

Adult Young Adult Senior Discussion and Participation

Author Talk: Bill Double

Wed, January 16, 2019 6:30 P.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

Author Bill Double will present his book Charles E. Hires and the Drink That Wowed a Nation, which is an effervescent biography of Charles Elmer Hires, the Philadelphia pharmacist who introduced root beer to the American public. Books will be available for purchase. Bill Double is a…

Adult Speakers and Lectures Philadelphia

Anatomy Eats, Part Three: The Musculoskeletal System

Tue, January 22, 2019 6:00 P.M.
Culinary Literacy Center at Parkway Central Library

This class is the third in a series that explores physiological systems of the body by way of cuisine and anatomy. The third class will feature the musculoskeletal system. We will get the chance to taste diaphragm, tendon, and aspic, as prepared by chef Ari Miller, while physician Jonathan…

Adult Young Adult Senior Community Events Culinary Literacy Cooking & Nutrition

Shakespeare in the World Lecture Series: Shakespeare and Love

Wed, January 23, 2019 6:00 P.M.
Literature Department at Parkway Central Library

Lecture will be held in Room 405. “What is love?” Feste sings in Twelfth Night. It is a question that Shakespeare keeps coming back to in his plays and poems. Where does love come from? How does one fall in love? Why do we become so crazy in love? What are the different kinds of…

Adult Young Adult Senior Speakers and Lectures Literature Shakespeare in the World

CIVIL WAR MEDICINE: WHAT WENT RIGHT

Wed, January 23, 2019 6:30 P.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

The American Civil War marked the violent birth of modern medicine. One million casualties would change the face of health care forever. Carole Adrienne Murphy is the Writer/Producer of a four-part documentary series, "Civil War Medicine", now in production. She is a native of Center…

Adult Discussion and Participation History

Philadelphia Reads W.E.B. Du Bois

Sun, January 27, 2019 2:00 P.M.
Social Science and History Department at Parkway Central Library

Discover the power of W.E.B. Du Bois’ ideas and their significance in our time.  This reading group focuses on the “The Souls of Black Folk,” his seminal study of African-American civilization at the turn of the 20th Century.  Led by Du Bois scholar and activist, Dr.…

Adult Young Adult Senior Discussion and Participation African American Philadelphia History Social Science

Sundays on Stage: Lion Dance Plus

Sun, January 27, 2019 2:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Performed by Dance China New York, Lion Dance introduces students to beloved Chinese folk art pieces, including excerpts from Beijing Opera featuring the popular Monkey King character, as well as the Chinese ribbon dance. Montgomery Auditorium Parkway Central Library 1901 Vine Street   Free…

Adult Young Adult School Age Preschool Toddler Senior Baby Family Programs Live Performances Sundays on Stage Children Family Music Hearing Loop

Author Talk: Kenneth Finkel

Wed, January 30, 2019 6:30 P.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

Author Kenneth Finkel will present his book Insight Philadelphia: Historical Essays Illustrated. Each of the nearly 100 essays in Insight Philadelphia tells a succinct, compelling, and little-known tale of the city’s past. Lavishly illustrated with archival images, these stories bring to…

Adult Speakers and Lectures Philadelphia Philadelphia History

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

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

Intelligent by Design Nonfiction Book Group | I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes within Us and the Grander View of Life by Ed Yong

Mon, February 11, 2019 6:00 P.M.
Independence Library

Do you enjoy reading? We read critically acclaimed nonfiction old and new. All readers welcome. For additional information, please call 215- 685-1633. In the spirit of Sir David Attenborough, Yong weaves revelatory insights and cutting-edge reporting into an elegant, illuminating,…

Adult Other Great Programs Book Clubs
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