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Literacy Lab

Sat, February 16, 2019 2:00 P.M.
Kingsessing Library

Literacy Lab is a small group literacy instruction program for students in 1st to 3rd grade who struggle to read on grade level. Kingsessing Library will host two sessions of the Literacy lab program on Saturdays from November 17th until May 18th.  Session I – 12:00 to…

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Literacy Lab

Sat, February 16, 2019 2:00 P.M.
Logan Library

Literacy Lab is a small group literacy instruction program for students in 1st to 3rd grade who struggle to read on grade level. Logan Library will host two sessions of the Literacy lab program on Saturdays from November 17th until May 18th.  Session I – 12:00 to 1:30…

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Literacy Lab

Sat, February 16, 2019 2:00 P.M.
Independence Library

Literacy Lab is a small group literacy instruction program for students in 1st to 3rd grade who struggle to read on grade level. Independence Library will host two sessions of the Literacy lab program on Saturdays from November 17th until May 18th.  Session I – 12:00 to…

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Open Computer Lab

Sat, February 16, 2019 2:30 P.M.
Northeast Regional Library

Work on a special project and get one-on-one assistance. Lab is open for 2 hours. This class is offered on a first come, first served basis and space is limited. Register in the lab, by signing the clipboard.

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Mae Among the Stars: Mae Jemison in Outer Space

Sat, February 16, 2019 3:00 P.M.
Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library

Learn about Mae Jemison’s space trip and make outer space slime for a hands on lesson about stars and planets.  

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Hands-on History at The Free Library: Better Philadelphia

Sat, February 16, 2019 4:00 P.M.
Art Department at Parkway Central Library

The Better Philadelphia exhibition of 1947 symbolized a key moment in Philadelphia’s history of planned change. Designed by planners and architects, the exhibition introduced visitors to the field of professional urban planning, and its longstanding tradition in Philadelphia. The…

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Pepper Pot Soup Changing the City

Sat, February 16, 2019 4:30 P.M.
Culinary Literacy Center at Parkway Central Library

Food has the ability to shape a city’s culture, as much as a city’s culture can change it’s food. Philadelphia’s own pepper pot soup has its own folklore tales and legend dating back to the Revolutionary War. No matter how stirring the war tale may be, the real origin…

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ESL Class

Sun, February 17, 2019 1:00 P.M.
South Philadelphia Library

A weekly class for English learners at the Beginner and Intermediate levels. Register with the librarian at 215-685-1866.      

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GED Class for Adults

Sun, February 17, 2019 1:00 P.M.
Northeast Regional Library

TutorMe Adult Education will be holding on-going GED classes at Northeast Regional Library for students 16 and up every Saturday 10am-12pm and Sunday 1pm to 3pm.  TutorMe Adult Education offers a GED experience that goes beyond the average GED classroom to help you get closer to your…

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Literacy Lab

Sun, February 17, 2019 1:15 P.M.
Joseph E. Coleman Northwest Regional Library

Literacy Lab is a small group literacy instruction program for students in 1st to 3rd grade who struggle to read on grade level. Joseph E. Coleman Northwest Regional Library will host two sessions of the Literacy Lab program on Sundays from November 18th until May 19th.  Session I…

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Literacy Lab

Sun, February 17, 2019 1:15 P.M.
Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library

Literacy Lab is a small group literacy instruction program for students in 1st to 3rd grade who struggle to read on grade level. Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library will host two sessions of the Literacy Lab program on Sundays from November 18th until May 19th. …

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Literacy Lab

Sun, February 17, 2019 1:15 P.M.
Northeast Regional Library

Literacy Lab is a small group literacy instruction program for students in 1st to 3rd grade who struggle to read on grade level. Northeast Regional Library will host two sessions of the Literacy lab program on Sundays from January 6th – May 19th. Session I – 1:15 to 2:45…

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Communal Read-Aloud: A Wreath for Emmett Till

Sun, February 17, 2019 2:00 P.M.
Big Blue Marble Bookstore, 551 Carpenter Ln.

Jerome, the main character in Ghost Boys , is guided by the ghost of Emmett Till. Join Big Blue Marble Bookstore for this read-aloud and discussion of Marilyn Nelson’s profound and chilling book-length poem,  A Wreath for Emmett Till , a powerful elegy for the boy whose brutal killing…

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Hail to the Chief! Presidents' Day Program

Sun, February 17, 2019 2:00 P.M.
Northeast Regional Library

What do you know about your favorite President? Join the fun! For school-age children.

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Poets of Fireside and Hearthside: Whittier and Dunbar

Sun, February 17, 2019 2:00 P.M.
The Rosenbach | 2008 Delancey Place, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Poets of Fireside and Hearthside: Reading Together about Race in America, with John Greenleaf Whittier and Paul Laurence Dunbar On February 17, 1866, the Quaker poet John Greenleaf Whittier published a poem titled “Snow-Bound: A Winter Idyl,” a charming tale of winter in New England.…

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Literacy Lab

Sun, February 17, 2019 3:15 P.M.
Joseph E. Coleman Northwest Regional Library

Literacy Lab is a small group literacy instruction program for students in 1st to 3rd grade who struggle to read on grade level. Joseph E. Coleman Northwest Regional Library will host two sessions of the Literacy Lab program on Sundays from November 18th until May 19th.  Session I…

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Literacy Lab

Sun, February 17, 2019 3:15 P.M.
Northeast Regional Library

Literacy Lab is a small group literacy instruction program for students in 1st to 3rd grade who struggle to read on grade level. Northeast Regional Library will host two sessions of the Literacy lab program on Sundays from January 6th – May 19th. Session I – 1:15 to 2:45…

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Literacy Lab

Sun, February 17, 2019 3:15 P.M.
Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library

Literacy Lab is a small group literacy instruction program for students in 1st to 3rd grade who struggle to read on grade level. Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library will host two sessions of the Literacy Lab program on Sundays from November 18th until May 19th. …

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Poetry Workshop: Using Forms to Contain Trauma

Sun, February 17, 2019 4:00 P.M.
Big Blue Marble Bookstore, 551 Carpenter Lane

This workshop will begin by studying poems that utilize form as a “container” for strong or traumatic content. Elliott batTzedek —a poet, activist, and teacher—will then lead participants through writing practice in three different short forms, considering how each form…

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Blue Stoop Happy Hour

Sun, February 17, 2019 5:00 P.M.
W/N W/N Coffee Bar, 931 Spring Garden Street

Join community-driven literary project Blue Stoop at W/N W/N Coffee Bar for a reading by Philadelphia writers whose work relates to themes in Jesmyn Ward's Sing, Unburied, Sing . Beer, tea, and cocktails will be available for purchase. For more information about this free event, email…

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