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Dance to the Music

Mon, March 5, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Walnut Street West

Try your hand—or rather—feet, at some dance steps of the 1960s and ‘70s, and see their influence on how you and your friends dance today! 

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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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Around the Table

Wed, March 7, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Cecil B. Moore Library

Taking inspiration from the traditions of family reunions celebrated in This Is the Rope, participants will make reusable placemats and hear stories from Mama Carla Wiley. Wiley is a storyteller, educator and artist who weaves together multigenerational memories with activities for children that…

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Creative Composition Books

Wed, March 7, 2018 4:30 P.M.
Thomas F. Donatucci, Sr. Library

A simple marbled composition book sparked a life devoted to writing for Jacqueline Woodson. With some colorful scrapbook paper and notions like sequins, buttons, and cloth, create a composition book that expresses you.

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Book Discussion: Brown Girl Dreaming

Wed, March 7, 2018 5:00 P.M.
Wynnefield Library

Jacqueline Woodson, one of today's finest writers, tells the moving story of her childhood in mesmerizing verse. 

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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 1970s 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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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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Book Discussion

Thu, March 8, 2018 3:30 P.M.
Camden County College; Camden City Campus Bookstore Starbucks, 601 Cooper St., Camden, NJ..

Join Camden County College for a discussion of Another Brooklyn . This event is open to the public. For more information, please call 856-968-1385. 

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Make Some Noise! A Sing-Along for Toddlers

Fri, March 9, 2018 10:00 A.M.
Holmesburg Library

Music plays a big role for the children in Jacqueline Woodson’s books. Sing classic children’s songs and add your own twist with shakers and other fun sound-makers.

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Movie Screening | Crooklyn (1994)

Fri, March 9, 2018 12:00 P.M.
Fumo Family Library

Spike Lee's vibrant semi-autobiographical portrait of a school teacher, her stubborn jazz musician husband and their five kids living in Brooklyn in 1973. Rated PG-13.

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Drexel University Jazztet: An Evening of Music in Exploration of Another Brooklyn

Fri, March 9, 2018 7:00 P.M.
Drexel University, MacAlister Hall Sky View Room, 3210 Chestnut St.

Another Brooklyn ’s narrator, August, reflects,“If we had had jazz, would we have survived differently? If we had known our story was a blues with a refrain running through it, would we have lifted our heads, said to each other, This is memory…?” Ethnomusicologist and…

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Art, Ritual, and Memory Salon

Sat, March 10, 2018 1:00 P.M.
Philadelphia Museum of Art; Perelman Building; Abigail Rebecca Cohen Study Room of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs; 2525 Pennsylvania Ave.

Evocative images from the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Prints, Drawings, and Photographs collection will prompt a discussion with two of the museum’s curatorial fellows,  Eileen Owens and Tyler Shine, connecting to themes in Another Brooklyn . This free salon will take place in…

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Pomades, Butters and Balms

Sat, March 10, 2018 1:00 P.M.
Queen Memorial Library

In Jacqueline Woodson’s featured books, having one’s hair done by a family member or neighbor shapes sensory-rich memories. Join Nyambi Naturals, learn how to make hair and body products that fit diverse needs, and take away samples and DIY recipes. 

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Film Screening: Crooklyn

Sat, March 10, 2018 1:00 P.M.
Lawncrest Library

Join us for Saturday matinee screening and discussions of Crooklyn (1994) 1 hour, 55 minutes, Rated PG-13. Spike Lee's vibrant semi-autobiographical portrait of a school teacher, her stubborn jazz musician husband and their five kids living in Brooklyn in 1973.  

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Philly Then and Now

Sat, March 10, 2018 2:00 P.M.
McPherson Square Library

What did Philadelphia look like in your parent’s generation? What about their parents? And how has the city changed? Explore Philadelphia with pictures, maps, and stories of in the past and today, then make a colorful collage. 

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