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Let's Speak English | For International Adults

Mon, August 20, 2018 5:30 P.M.
Ramonita G. de Rodriguez Library

Join us for a weekly conversation hour and build your confidence in speaking English. Topics may include: small talk, holidays, customs, and common slang. You can practice speaking English in a casual and relaxed environment without examinations. You will be able to make friends with other…

Adult Discussion and Participation New Americans New Americans ESL - English as a Second Language

Intermediate Grant Writing

Tue, August 21, 2018 10:00 A.M.
Regional Foundation Center at Parkway Central Library

Intermediate Grant Writing is a working session that will provide the opportunity for grant writers to receive extensive feedback on their proposals from peers and professionals in the nonprofit field. We will review aspects of a good grant proposal, practice writing an actual grant, and…

Adult Discussion and Participation Other Great Programs Workshops and Enrichment RFC Program Calendar Fundraising Nonprofit

In the Kitchen with Brûlée Catering

Wed, August 22, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Culinary Literacy Center at Parkway Central Library

Join James Rodebaugh, Brûlée Catering’s Executive Pastry Chef, as he teaches us his favorite candymaking techniques for Marshmallows and Salted Cashew Brittle. Chef Rodebaugh will walk participants through the culinary processes of aeration -- resulting in the…

Adult Senior Workshops and Enrichment Community Events Discussion and Participation Culinary Literacy Cooking & Nutrition

Let's Speak English | For International Adults

Mon, August 27, 2018 5:30 P.M.
Ramonita G. de Rodriguez Library

Join us for a weekly conversation hour and build your confidence in speaking English. Topics may include: small talk, holidays, customs, and common slang. You can practice speaking English in a casual and relaxed environment without examinations. You will be able to make friends with other…

Adult Discussion and Participation New Americans New Americans ESL - English as a Second Language

Anime, Manga & Gaming Meetup for Adults and Older Teens

Mon, August 27, 2018 5:30 P.M.
Ramonita G. de Rodriguez Library

Adults and teens 16 and up are invited to meet up for ongoing screenings, conversation and gaming sessions! Bring your love for different series and get to know new titles. For more information, contact Sara Palmer, Librarian, at 215-686-1768 or palmers@freelibrary.org.

Adult Young Adult Discussion and Participation Film Screening Movies & Television Anime & Manga

Mystery Book Club

Wed, August 29, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Oak Lane Library

Are you interested in discussing murder, mystery and mayhem?  This new summer book club will be led by librarian Deb Ahrens.  Tonight we'll be discussing A Beautiful Blue Death , by Charles Finch.  We'll have 10 free books to give away for this discussion.  First…

Adult Senior Discussion and Participation Summer Reading Humanities Book Clubs

How to Spot Fake News Online

Wed, September 5, 2018 3:30 P.M.
Northeast Regional Library

Take this class and what will happen next will shock you! You won’t believe how informed you will become!  Seriously though, how can you tell reliable news sources online from fake ones?  In this class we will discuss the different types of fake “news” articles, how…

Adult Discussion and Participation Computer Classes Workshops and Enrichment Computers Newspapers, Magazines, & Journals

First Friday Genealogy

Fri, September 7, 2018 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

Anime & Manga Discussion Group for Kids & Teens

Mon, September 10, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Ramonita G. de Rodriguez Library

Children ages 11 and up and teens are invited to explore Japanese animation, comics and pop culture! Get to know different anime and manga series and try your hand at fan activities. For more information, contact Sara Palmer, Children's Librarian, at 215-686-1768 or palmers@freelibrary.org.

Young Adult School Age Discussion and Participation Film Screening Children Movies & Television Anime & Manga

Chat-n-Chew Book Club

Tue, September 11, 2018 6:00 P.M.
West Oak Lane Library

Do you love to read?  Do you like to talk?  If you do, please consider joining the West Oak Lane Library's book group. We will meet approximately every five weeks and have books scheduled up through September.  Stop in the library and see what we will be reading. This evening…

Adult Senior Discussion and Participation African American Book Clubs

Storytelling for Adults

Tue, September 11, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Northeast Regional Library

This monthly meet-up for adults and teens will be an opportunity to listen to stories and tell your own, real or made-up.  Featured storytellers will go first and then everyone is invited to sign up to take the stage for up to 10 minutes.  To RSVP or for more information, contact…

Adult Young Adult Discussion and Participation

The Arborists of Philadelphia's Parks & Recreation

Now through Sat, September 15, 2018 5:00 P.M.
Business Resource and Innovation Center at Parkway Central Library

An Exhibition in the Business Resource and Innovation Center (2nd floor) April 24 - September 15, 2018 Throughout Spring and Summer every corner of the Free Library of Philadelphia will be taking inspiration from In Our Nature: Flora and Fauna of the Americas - an exhibition in our Rare Book…

Adult Young Adult Senior Discussion and Participation Exhibitions Art Environment & Nature Science Animals and Nature

Anime, Manga & Gaming Meetup for Adults and Older Teens

Mon, September 17, 2018 5:30 P.M.
Ramonita G. de Rodriguez Library

Adults and teens 16 and up are invited to meet up for ongoing screenings, conversation and gaming sessions! Bring your love for different series and get to know new titles. For more information, contact Sara Palmer, Librarian, at 215-686-1768 or palmers@freelibrary.org.

Adult Young Adult Discussion and Participation Film Screening Movies & Television Anime & Manga

Local Filmmaker at the Library!

Wed, September 19, 2018 3:00 P.M.
Logan Library

Tony Chennault, a young Philly filmmaker, will share his new documentary with us.  In Transition talks about the importance of overcoming adversity, and how to use sports as a vehicle to lead to other opportunities.  After the screening, Tony will conduct a leadership workshop for…

Young Adult Film Screening Discussion and Participation African American

How to Spot Fake News Online

Wed, September 19, 2018 3:30 P.M.
Northeast Regional Library

Take this class and what will happen next will shock you! You won’t believe how informed you will become!  Seriously though, how can you tell reliable news sources online from fake ones?  In this class we will discuss the different types of fake “news” articles, how…

Adult Discussion and Participation Computer Classes Workshops and Enrichment Computers Newspapers, Magazines, & Journals

Who Was Jack The Ripper?

Mon, September 24, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Fox Chase Library

It has been 130 years since the unidentified serial killer known as Jack the Ripper struck in the impoverished Whitechapel district of London. This program will examine the five canonical murders attributed to “Saucy Jack” and review the lengthy list of suspects – from a member…

Adult Discussion and Participation Speakers and Lectures History

Meet the Author: Barbara Mujica

Mon, September 24, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Walnut Street West

Barbara Mujica is a novelist, short story writer, and essayist. Her novel Frida (Overlook Press, 2001) was an international bestseller. It appeared in eighteen languages and was a Book-of-the-Month Club alternate. Her novel Sister Teresa (Overlook Press, 2007) and was published in Spanish in…

Adult Young Adult Senior Discussion and Participation Speakers and Lectures

Who Was Jack The Ripper?

Tue, September 25, 2018 2:00 P.M.
Fox Chase Library

It has been 130 years since the unidentified serial killer known as Jack the Ripper struck in the impoverished Whitechapel district of London. This program will examine the five canonical murders attributed to “Saucy Jack” and review the lengthy list of suspects – from a member…

Adult Discussion and Participation Speakers and Lectures History

How to Spot Fake News Online

Wed, October 3, 2018 3:30 P.M.
Northeast Regional Library

Take this class and what will happen next will shock you! You won’t believe how informed you will become!  Seriously though, how can you tell reliable news sources online from fake ones?  In this class we will discuss the different types of fake “news” articles, how…

Adult Discussion and Participation Workshops and Enrichment Computer Classes Computers Newspapers, Magazines, & Journals

Teen Reading Lounge: An Interactive Book Club for Teenagers

Thu, October 4, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

Attention teens in grades 7-12! Are you looking for a community service opportunity this year? Are you passionate about your world and your future? Then, please join us for the Fall Session of Teen Reading Lounge (TRL). We will explore the topic of women’s rights through a series of…

Young Adult Discussion and Participation Teen Reading Lounge
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