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Jane Brox | Silence: A Social History of One of the Least Understood Elements of Our Lives

Thu, January 31, 2019 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

Penning “nonfiction literature of a high and lasting order” ( Chicago Tribune ), Jane Brox is the author of, among other books, Five Thousand Days Like This One , a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award; Brilliant: The Evolution of Artificial Light , named one of…

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Fun Friday

Fri, February 1, 2019 3:00 P.M.
Teen Center at Parkway Central Library

Special projects and programs! Something different every week!

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Dosa Making with Masala Meals

Sat, February 2, 2019 10:00 A.M.
Culinary Literacy Center at Parkway Central Library

Join us for a hands-on, interactive, Indian vegetarian cooking demonstration! Masala Meals will teach you how to make a delicious dosa! Dosa is a classic South Indian meal and a traditional dish served at family brunches! It is a rice and lentil crepe that comes in 30+ varieties! They'll be…

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New Parents’ Wellness and Tasting Session

Sat, February 2, 2019 1:00 P.M.
Culinary Literacy Center at Parkway Central Library

The 2019 One Book, One Philadelphia selection,  Sing, Unburied, Sing , depicts the challenges of motherhood. In this interactive program, new parents and parents-to-be will explore health and wellness during the prenatal and postpartum periods, create nourishing tastings alongside an…

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New Parent Wellness and Tasting Session

Sat, February 2, 2019 1:00 P.M.
Culinary Literacy Center at Parkway Central Library

Drawn from the challenges of motherhood in this year's One Book, One Philadelphia selection, Jesmyn Ward's  Sing, Unburied, Sing , this interactive program for new parents and parents-to-be will explore health and wellness during the prenatal and postpartum periods. Create…

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The Art of Audience

Sun, February 3, 2019 3:00 P.M.
Drinker Collection at Parkway Central Library

In celebration of their 40th anniversary, the always popular Philomusica Chorale will present a choral program in the Grand Lobby of Parkway Central titled  "The Art of Audience." Conductor Gayle Wieand has put together a 40th anniversary celebration that focuses on the…

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Monument Lab Live: "There's Spirit in Everything”

Mon, February 4, 2019 6:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Join Professors Salamishah Tillet (Rutgers University-Newark) and Grace Sanders Johnson (University of Pennsylvania) in a public conversation with Paul Farber (Monument Lab) for a live recording of the Monument Lab Podcast from Parkway Central Library. Together, they will discuss haunts of…

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Introduction to Fundraising Planning

Tue, February 5, 2019 10:00 A.M.
Regional Foundation Center at Parkway Central Library

Does your organization need help directing its fundraising efforts? Planning focuses your organization by setting fundraising priorities and helps give staff and board members a roadmap to success. Start thinking about your organization’s fundraising strategies! This introductory…

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Big Kids (age 2-5) Story Time

Tue, February 5, 2019 11:00 A.M.
Children's Department at Parkway Central Library

Stories, songs, rhymes, music, movement, and lots of fun for children ages 2-5 and their caregivers. Tuesdays at 11:00 a.m. Stay for Play Group on Tuesdays at 11:30 a.m. 

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Teen Tuesday

Tue, February 5, 2019 3:30 P.M.
Teen Center at Parkway Central Library

For more than 10 years, Teen Tuesday has been an afternoon of snacks and socializing. Join us as we play our favorite board and video games, create arts and crafts projects, and enjoy some snacks! Ages 12-18 welcome.

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Feminista Jones | Reclaiming Our Space: How Black Feminists Are Changing the World from the Tweets to the Streets with DaMaris B. Hill | A Bound Woman is a Dangerous Thing

Tue, February 5, 2019 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

Social worker, public speaker, community activist, and blogger Feminista Jones is the author of the novel Push the Button and the poetry collection The Secret of Sugar Water . She was named one of the 100 Most Influential People in Philadelphia ( Philadelphia Magazine )  and one of The Root…

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Edible Alphabet - Learning English Through Cooking!

Wed, February 6, 2019 11:00 A.M.
Culinary Literacy Center at Parkway Central Library

Adults are invited to this FREE English class.  Each week we read, write, and speak in English--and cook a meal together! Wednesdays 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m  January 30, February 6, February 13, February 20, February 27, March 6 Attendance is preferred at all six…

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Geekscape!

Wed, February 6, 2019 3:30 P.M.
Teen Center at Parkway Central Library

GEEK OUT! Hang out in the Teen Center and geek out about all your favorite fandoms! Play Dungeons and Dragons, Yugi-oh, Magic the Gathering, board games, and more. Work on a cosplay or a decorate a deck box. try a game you've never played before. Ages 12-18 welcome.

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Changing Minds to Control an Epidemic

Wed, February 6, 2019 7:00 P.M.
Education Philosophy and Religion Department at Parkway Central Library

Join us on February 6th  at 7pm as Dr. Hannah Lawman shares her experiences working in Sierra Leone in the emergency Ebola epidemic. She will share how ambulances and the response teams that they carried were rejected by many communities and what The Ambulance Project did to change it and…

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Thursday Throwdown!!

Thu, February 7, 2019 3:00 P.M.
Teen Center at Parkway Central Library

Join us for a mix of activities: workshops, games, chilling out, and more. The lineup changes from week to week! Ages 12-18 welcome.

Young Adult Community Events Teens

Chris Wilson | The Master Plan: My Journey from Life in Prison to a Life of Purpose

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

Cost: FREE

Convicted of murder at 18 and sentenced to life in prison with no hope of release, Chris Wilson began to improve himself through study, physical fitness, and even started a business. For the next several years he followed the tenets of his “master plan,” and in his mid-thirties he…

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Fun Friday

Fri, February 8, 2019 3:00 P.M.
Teen Center at Parkway Central Library

Special projects and programs! Something different every week!

Young Adult Community Events Arts and Crafts Programs Teens

Book Arts Workshop: The Nag Hammadi for Paper Lovers

Sat, February 9, 2019 10:00 A.M.
Art Department at Parkway Central Library

Registration opens at 12:00 noon on Tuesday, January 22 In this workshop, students will learn about the 2nd century Egyptian binding, the Nag Hammadi. Students will learn how these books were traditionally constructed and will recreate the binding entirely with paper. Candy Alexandra…

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Hands-on History at The Free Library, Parkway Central

Sat, February 9, 2019 2:00 P.M.
Rare Book Department at Parkway Central Library

In this month's Hands-on History we celebrate Philly Theatre Week, as we explore materials relating to two of the most famous theatrical families in Philadelphia: the Drews and the Barrymores. Among the items explored will be:nineteenth century playbills from the Arch…

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Monday Poets| Vernita Hall

Mon, February 11, 2019 6:30 P.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…

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