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“Diary Of A Beatlemaniac” Author Event

Wed, April 3, 2019 7:00 P.M.
Music Department at Parkway Central Library

Please join us on April 3 in Room 407 at Parkway Central to hear author Patricia Gallo-Stenman speak about her book “ Diary Of A Beatlemaniac : A Fab Insider’s Look at the Beatles Era. with a foreword by Larry Kane The book is a cultural exploration not only of who Beatlemaniacs were…

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Valerie Jarrett | Finding My Voice: My Journey to the West Wing and the Path Forward

Wed, April 3, 2019 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $50/$35 couple + book/single + book
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AUDITORIUM SOLD OUT. IN-HOUSE SIMULCAST TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE. Couples Ticket “The ultimate Obama insider” ( New York Times ), Valerie Jarrett was the longest serving advisor in the 44th President’s administration. Born in Iran and raised in 1960s Chicago, Jarrett originally…

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Michael Dobbs | The Unwanted: America, Auschwitz, and a Village Caught In Between

Thu, April 4, 2019 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

A longtime foreign correspondent for The Washington Post , Michael Dobbs reported on some of the most important events of our time. His many books include Down with Big Brother: The Fall of the Soviet Empire , Saboteurs: The Nazi Raid on America , and One Minute to Midnight: Kennedy, Khrushchev,…

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Storytime Yoga

Sat, April 6, 2019 10:30 A.M.
Children's Department at Parkway Central Library

Yoga instructor Beth Heed from Oak and Acorn Wellness will host a class filled with stories, yoga and fun for 2- to 5-year-olds and their caregivers. Move, play and explore your body in creative ways as we read stories!  No prior yoga experience is necessary.  Free! Wear something…

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Chess Club

Sat, April 6, 2019 1:00 P.M.
Children's Department at Parkway Central Library

Learn to play or improve your game! Chess Club meets every Satruday, 1:00 p.m. -2:00 p.m. in the Story Hour Room. School-age children. No experience necessary. All materials provided. Chess coaches are here to help. Brought to you by LEAP (Free Library of Philadelphia Literacy Enrichment…

School Age LEAP Workshops and Enrichment Children Chess

Sundays on Stage: Puppet Theatre Inside and Out

Sun, April 7, 2019 2:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Spark imaginations and encourage creative risks with this wonderful introduction to the puppet world, including an expert presentation of Aesop’s Fables with Steve Abrams. Montgomery Auditorium Parkway Central Library 1901 Vine Street   Free Admission!   Seating is on a…

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Baby & Toddler Storytime

Mon, April 8, 2019 11:00 A.M.
Children's Department at Parkway Central Library

Books, songs, rhymes and bounces for children (birth to 23 months) and their caregivers!. Mondays at 11 a.m. (with an encore on Wednesdays at 11:00 a.m.)  Parkway Central Library Children's Department Ground Floor, 1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103 215.686.5369 ***Programs are…

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Robert A. Caro | Working: Researching, Interviewing, Writing

Mon, April 8, 2019 12:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $15.00
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In conversation with Dick Polman , "Writer in Residence" at the University of Pennsylvania, national political columnist at WHYY News and contributor to The Atlantic Standing at “the summit of American historical writing” ( Washington Post ), Robert Caro is the author of…

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Sound Meditation for Children with Luna Maye

Mon, April 8, 2019 4:00 P.M.
Children's Department at Parkway Central Library

Luna has introduced a new dimension of sound meditation to the community. Her vocal-immersion sound meditation practice helps new and seasoned peace-seekers release tension, improve focus, embrace the power of mindfulness and increase creativity, energy and connectedness to self and the world…

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Zero-Proof Cocktails with Olga Sorzano

Mon, April 8, 2019 6:00 P.M.
Culinary Literacy Center at Parkway Central Library

Mocktails are so 2018! Welcome to the new era of refreshing sophisticated zero proof cocktails that will leave you feeling like you are not missing out at the party!  This fun educational class will teach you how to bring kombucha to a whole another level by using seasonal…

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African American Interest Book Discussion

Mon, April 8, 2019 6:00 P.M.
Philbrick Hall at Parkway Central Library

The African American Interest Book Discussion Group is celebrating 5 years! Our next discussion will be held on April 8, 2019 in Room 405 from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm. We will discuss Pool Hustlers: The Legend of English Dan with the author, Ramel Self. Light refreshment will be served.…

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Dave Barry | Lessons from Lucy: The Simple Joys of an Old, Happy Dog

Mon, April 8, 2019 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $15.00
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A 30-year writer at the Miami Herald whose column was syndicated in more than 500 newspapers, humorist Dave Barry won the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary in 1988. His more than 30 New York Times bestselling books include I’ll Mature When I’m Dead , Insane City , You Can Date When…

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Richard Blanco | How to Love a Country: Poems

Tue, April 9, 2019 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $15.00
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Richard Blanco made history four times at Barack Obama’s second presidential inauguration: He was the first immigrant, the first Latino, the youngest person, and the first openly gay person to be the U.S. inaugural poet. Exploring heritage and identity, his poetry collections include City…

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Workplace Wednesday: Resume Review

Wed, April 10, 2019 10:00 A.M.
Workplace at Parkway Central Library

Stop by the Workplace between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. to have your resume reviewed by a hiring manager with over two decades of experience hiring, firing, and managing employees.  No registration is required! You will be seen on a first-come first-served basis. Wednesday, April 10 |…

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Baby & Toddler Storytime (Encore)

Wed, April 10, 2019 11:00 A.M.
Children's Department at Parkway Central Library

Books, songs, rhymes and bounces for children (birth to 23 months) and their caregivers!. Wednesdays at 11 a.m. (a repeat of Monday's Storytime program)  Parkway Central Library Children's Department Ground Floor, 1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103 215.686.5369 ***Programs are…

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Expert Office Hours: Grant Writing

Wed, April 10, 2019 11:30 A.M.
Regional Foundation Center at Parkway Central Library

The Regional Foundation Center is pleased to offer Expert Office Hours with Volunteer Executive Consultants (VEC) from  RSVP . On the second Wednesday of each month, VECs will be available for 45-minute management one-on-one consulting sessions to assist you with a project or goal…

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UPenn Faculty Teach-in 2019: What We Know About Race-For Sure

Wed, April 10, 2019 6:00 P.M.
Education Philosophy and Religion Department at Parkway Central Library

Join us in the Skyline Room at Parkway Central Library to hear three distinguished Penn professors explore how research on race teaches us about how knowledge is acquired and shared. The conversation will be moderated by WHYY's award winning journalist, Tracey Matisak, who brings to…

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Kwame Onwuachi | Notes from a Young Black Chef: A Memoir

Wed, April 10, 2019 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

A former Top Chef star, the executive chef at Washington D.C.’s popular Kith and Kin, and a Forbes and Zagat’s 30 Under 30 honoree, Kwame Onwuachi  is one of America’s most acclaimed young culinary personalities. Raised in the Bronx and Nigeria, he started a catering…

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Ancient Wisdom & Modern Heartbreak: How Rome Helped Shape the U.S.

Thu, April 11, 2019 11:00 A.M.
Senior Services at Parkway Central Library

Explore the Roman world with distinguished professors from Princeton University and the University of Pennsylvania, who will weave together the connections between this ancient empire and our democratic republic today. Part 1: An Introduction to the Roman World University of Pennsylvania…

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A Free Tour of Philadelphia: The Changing City Exhibition

Thu, April 11, 2019 3:00 P.M.
Rare Book Department at Parkway Central Library

Come and learn about our city’s exciting, dynamic, and often forgotten history with a guided tour of Philadelphia: The Changing City exhibition. The tour will be led by an exhibition curator in the Dietrich Gallery in the Rare Book Department , which is located on the third floor of the…

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