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Book Discussion Group | The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes

Thu, August 31, 2017 2:00 P.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

Please join us to discuss The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes.  Our book discussion group will meet on the last Thursday of every month, at 2:00 p.m. in the meeting room.  "This intense novel follows Tony Webster, a middle-aged man, as he contends with a past he never thought…

Adult Other Great Programs Fiction Book Clubs

E-Gadget Help Desk

Thu, August 31, 2017 3:30 P.M.
Katharine Drexel Library

Need help with your phone, tablet, E-Reader, or laptop? Want to download E-books to read at home? Bring your device to our new E-Gadget Helpdesk! No appointment necessary. Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:30 to 6:00 p.m.

Adult Young Adult Computer Classes Computers

CareerLink Workshop

Fri, September 1, 2017 11:00 A.M.
Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library

Build Your Job Skills, Find a Career! Sign up with a certified PA CareerLink Navigator to develop your resume, search for jobs, learn about job skills training, and connect directly with PA CareerLink resources. Please speak to a staff member to sign-up or call 215.686.7502 for more information.

Adult Young Adult Career Workshops Jobs & Job Seekers

First Friday Genealogy

Fri, September 1, 2017 12:00 P.M.
Independence Library

Monthly brown bag discussion group with occasional speakers meets every first Friday  from 12:00 to 2 p.m.  Open to the public and anyone with an interest in genealogy or family history. Brought to you by The National Archives of Philadelphia, The Free Library, and the Genealogical…

Adult Discussion and Participation Genealogy General Research

Becoming the Detective: The Making of a Genre

Now through Fri, September 1, 2017 5:00 P.M.
Rare Book Department at Parkway Central Library

Born in 1841, from the mind of Edgar Allan Poe, the detective story has long captured readers’ imaginations. Becoming the Detective: The Making of a Genre explores the story’s development and its readers’ integral role. Although savants like Sherlock Holmes…

Adult Young Adult School Age Senior Exhibitions We the Detectives

Clever Criminals and Daring Detectives

Now through Fri, September 1, 2017 5:00 P.M.
The Rosenbach

Since the early days of printing, readers have thrilled to true crime tales of highwaymen, murderers, and the last words of executed criminals. These narratives provided a mix of lurid details, moral uplift, and reassurance of the workings of justice. While true crime attracted readers through…

Adult Young Adult School Age Senior Exhibitions We the Detectives

GUMSHOE Mobile Experience

Now through Fri, September 1, 2017 5:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

You can also experience the  GUMSHOE  immersive adventure outside live performance times using your mobile phone. Got 45–60 minutes? Start in the lobby of Parkway Central Library with your mobile phone and text the keyword  FULLSHOE  to the number 215-GUMTHAT…

Adult Young Adult School Age Senior Exhibitions We the Detectives

Stories Alive: Family Story Hour for Incarcerated Parents and Their Children

Sat, September 2, 2017 10:00 A.M.
Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library

Stories Alive gives incarcerated parents the opportunity to read and connect with their children during a live videoconference call. Families who participate will get books to take home and keep! Stories Alive is available to children and caregivers with family members at the Curran-Fromhold and…

Adult Young Adult School Age Preschool Toddler Senior Family Programs Storytimes Children Family Literacy Social Justice

Internet and Computer Basics I

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

Learn how to effectively and safely search the Internet.  Some basic computer skills are helpful.  Space is limited; pre-registration is required.

Adult Computer Classes Hot Spots Computers

English as a Second Language Class

Tue, September 5, 2017 12:30 P.M.
Paschalville Library

The Paschalville Community Group provides English as a Second Language Classes for students of all levels. Registration for new students is held on Tuesday at 12:30 p.m.

Adult New Americans ESL

English as a Second Language Class

Wed, September 6, 2017 10:00 A.M.
Paschalville Library

The Paschalville Community Group provides English as a Second Language Classes for students of all levels. Registration for new students is held on Tuesday at 12:30 p.m.

Adult New Americans ESL

Job Fair: Food and Hospitality

Wed, September 6, 2017 10:00 A.M.
Workplace at Parkway Central Library

The Free Library is excited to announce a series of Job Fairs for 2017, made possible by the generous support of Citizens Bank. Join us at Parkway Central Library on Wednesday, September 6 from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. to meet with employers recruiting for food and hospitality jobs. Wear your best…

Adult Career Workshops Jobs & Job Seekers Job Fairs

Going Beyond The Headlines: What You Should Know About Turkey

Wed, September 6, 2017 11:00 A.M.
Senior Services at Parkway Central Library

We're hosting experts from the University of Pennsylvania to help you to understand three nations vital to the future of the United States. In the first of the series James Ryan , PhD Candidate at the University of Pennsylvania will discuss contemporary developments in Turkey. Conference…

Adult Young Adult Senior Speakers and Lectures Newspapers, Magazines, & Journals Politics Social Science

Media Minutes with the People's Media Collection

Wed, September 6, 2017 12:00 P.M.
Northeast Regional Library

Trainers from the People's Media Collection will walk participants through how to film, edit, and share videos using tablets and smartphones. Some skills you'll walk away with include: framing shots, interviewing people, basic film editing, adding effects to videos and sharing your…

Adult Young Adult Senior Workshops and Enrichment Digital Media

Live, Eat, Breathe, Sleep, Be Healthy

Wed, September 6, 2017 12:00 P.M.
Haverford Library

Stop by the library and have  a member of the Lankenau Medical Center staff check your blood pressure. Knowing your numbers can help you take the right steps to protect your heart.

Adult Young Adult Senior Health Programs Culinary Literacy Health & Fitness

Media Minutes with the People's Media Collection

Wed, September 6, 2017 3:00 P.M.
Northeast Regional Library

Trainers from the People's Media Collection will walk participants through how to film, edit, and share videos using tablets and smartphones. Some skills you'll walk away with include: framing shots, interviewing people, basic film editing, adding effects to videos and sharing your…

Adult Young Adult Senior Workshops and Enrichment Digital Media

English Conversation Circle

Wed, September 6, 2017 6:00 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.

Adult New Americans New Americans ESL

Winter Squash: A World of Flavors

Wed, September 6, 2017 6:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Winter squash are a great source of Vitamins A & C, potassium and fiber, especially soluble fiber that helps regulate blood sugar and cholesterol levels. Herbs and spices can transform winter squash favorites such as butternut squash into simple and delicious vegetable dishes. In this class,…

Adult Young Adult Senior Workshops and Enrichment Health Programs Culinary Literacy Cooking & Nutrition

Oak Lane Bibliophiles Book Discussion

Wed, September 6, 2017 6:00 P.M.
Oak Lane Library

Join us as we discuss Another Brooklyn, by Jacqueline Woodson. Branch staff can assist you to obtain copies of the books, from the Free Library system. Are you interested in leading the discussion?  Do you have questions?  Contact Ms. Ahrens, the branch manager. From 6 - 6:30 p.m,…

Adult Discussion and Participation Humanities

Sit and Stitch

Wed, September 6, 2017 6:00 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
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