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Typing Tutorial

Tue, March 6, 2018 10:30 A.M.
Kensington Library

Want to know the basics of touch typing? Learn, then practice your skills with in this seven-week series of online interactive exercises.  Sign Up! Call 215-685-9996 or visit Kensington Library’s front desk before January 16, 2017. It’s free to participate, and no computer…

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Cooking Country Captain with Michael Twitty

Tue, March 6, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Culinary Literacy Center at Parkway Central Library

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…

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Another Brooklyn with the Library Company of Philadelphia

Tue, March 6, 2018 6:00 P.M.
The Library Company of Philadelphia, 1314 Locust St.

A discussion of Jacqueline Woodson's novel accompanies an exploration of original materials from the Library Company's African American history collections, relating to communities from the later 19th through early 20th centuries. For more information please…

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Urban Stars: Night Skies in the Bloom Observatory

Tue, March 6, 2018 7:00 P.M.
The Franklin Institute, 222 N. 20th St.

The skies above Brooklyn and Philadelphia may be brightly lit, but that doesn’t mean stars can’t be found. Learn to locate deep-sky planets and stars that can be spotted anywhere in an evening of guided gazing. Franklin Institute Chief Astronomer Derrick Pitts will lead activities…

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Walter Mosley | Down the River Unto the Sea

Tue, March 6, 2018 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

Walter Mosley is best known for the Easy Rawlins mystery series featuring the hard-boiled detective and World War II vet living in L.A.’s Watts neighborhood. His diverse body of work includes science fiction, story collections, a graphic novel, plays, erotica, a young adult novel, and…

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ESL Class

Wed, March 7, 2018 1:30 P.M.
Independence Library

Free weekly ESL class for English language learners every Wednesday from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. All are welcome! Please email instructor Nad Rosenberg for more information at twnad@techw.com.

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P.E.A.C.H. | People Eating and Cooking Healthy

Wed, March 7, 2018 2:00 P.M.
Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library

P.E.A.C.H. (People Eating and Cooking Healthy), empower adults and youth with the tools and knowledge needed to make healthier eating choices and lead more physically active lifestyles. Through cooking, eating together, sharing recipes and ideas for healthier eating and being physically active,…

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Monthly Family Health Fairs

Wed, March 7, 2018 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…

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Monthly Mobile CPR Project

Wed, March 7, 2018 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…

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Craft & Chat

Wed, March 7, 2018 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,…

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Wednesday Jazz Concert Series | Greg Farnese

Wed, March 7, 2018 6:00 P.M.
South Philadelphia Library

Please join us for a Jazz Concert presented by JOTSS-Jazz and Other Soulful Sounds. Free admission.

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Family Reading Group: Another Brooklyn

Wed, March 7, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Fumo Family Library

“Another Brooklyn joins the tradition of studying female friendships and the families we create when our own isn’t enough, like that of Toni Morrison’s Sula, Tayari Jones’ Silver Sparrow and Zami: A New Spelling of My Name by Audre Lorde.…

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Do the Hustle!

Wed, March 7, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Tacony Library

Learn—or dust off—some 1960s and ‘70s dance moves, including the Hustle, the Shimmy, the Jerk, and the Bus Stop. 

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Firefly Jars

Wed, March 7, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Katharine Drexel Library

Brown Girl Dreaming recalls the joy of catching fireflies in a jar. Using craft supplies, create your own beautiful, miniature glow jars that light up the dark.  

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Author Talk: Elizabeth LaBan

Wed, March 7, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

From Elizabeth LaBan, the author of the highly acclaimed debut novel, The Restaurant Critic’s Wife, comes NOT PERFECT (Lake Union Publishing; on-sale February 1, 2018; Hardcover + Trade Paperback), a witty and heartfelt look at the burden of perfection and redemptive power of…

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English Language Circle

Wed, March 7, 2018 6:30 P.M.
South Philadelphia Library

Join us for a free weekly conversation hour.  Build your confidence in speaking English while meeting other international adults, in a casual learning environment.

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Poetics and Artistry: A Fleisher Art Memorial Workshop

Wed, March 7, 2018 7:00 P.M.
Fleisher Art Memorial, 719 Catharine St.

Join Fleisher Art Memorial and visual and spoken-word artist Bernard Collins Jr. for a participatory night of art-making and poetry, drawing inspiration from Another Brooklyn. For more information please visit fleisher.org.   

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Another Brooklyn Nerd Nite

Wed, March 7, 2018 7:30 P.M.
Frankford Hall, 1210 Frankford Ave.

Join Nerd Nite Philadelphia for an intellectual inquiry into urban and brain-science themes in Another Brooklyn . After a lightning-round book talk and trivia, three speakers will present brief, lively talks, with time for questions and answers, around the topics of memory, public health, and…

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Sarah McBride | Tomorrow Will Be Different: Love, Loss, and the Fight for Trans Equality

Wed, March 7, 2018 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

Sarah McBride made history in 2016 as the first openly transgender American to address a major party convention. Also one of the first transgender people to work at the White House, she helped influence the Obama administration’s stances on trans issues, served as an aide to Delaware…

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Resume Open Lab

Thu, March 8, 2018 11:00 A.M.
Frankford Library

Need help with your resume? Come to our resume open lab with extended laptop time.

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