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Social Justice Read Aloud

Tue, February 6, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Cecil B. Moore Library

Practice your reading skills and explore the library’s books with Miss Kayla. We will feature books and stories that showcase and reflect current social issues. All readers are welcome to listen, read aloud, and participate in group discussions. This program is intended for children ages 8…

School Age Discussion and Participation Social Justice

Hip Hop Jazz Musicology with Ali R. Richardson

Tue, February 6, 2018 4:30 P.M.
Fumo Family Library

Learn the social, historical, and musical influences on Hip-hop and how it relates to other genres. We will hear live music and you will be an active musical participant. 

Adult Young Adult Discussion and Participation Music

Black Lives on the Front Line: A review of Blacks in the Military

Wed, February 7, 2018 11:00 A.M.
Senior Services at Parkway Central Library

Central Senior Services continues its celebration of Black History with an appreciation of African American veterans as John Hemphill leads a discussion of Black Lives on the Front Line: A review of Blacks in the Military ǁ Military History Club

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Listening Group: Another Brooklyn

Wed, February 7, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Wynnefield Library

Listen to the audiobook of Another Brooklyn , hearing the the lyrical prose and how the story is interpreted when spoken out loud.     Part 1 | January 31 Part 2 | February 7 Part 3 | February 14  

Adult Young Adult Discussion and Participation One Book, One Philadelphia One Book, One Philadelphia

Passing Strange and Another Brooklyn: A Discussion

Thu, February 8, 2018 7:00 P.M.
Good Karma Café at The Wilma Theater, 265 S. Broad St.

The Wilma Theater’s Passing Strange follows a rebellious young black man as he journeys from gospel-soaked South Central L.A. through psychedelic Amsterdam to militant Berlin and back, in search of something “real.” Through explorations of identity that cross the globe, both…

Adult Live Performances Discussion and Participation One Book, One Philadelphia One Book, One Philadelphia

Sip & Swipe Cafe

Fri, February 9, 2018 10:30 A.M.
Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library

Learn how to access the internet, email and more at Sip & Swipe Cafe®  Sip & Swipe Café® is a free, interactive, hands-on tablet learning session with a coach that guides you step-by-step through the process of gaining access to the internet, email and more. Tablets…

Senior Discussion and Participation Digital Media Seniors

Drexel University Intercultural Book Circle: Another Brooklyn

Wed, February 14, 2018 12:00 P.M.
James E. Marks Intercultural Center, 3225 Arch. St.

Drexel University's Intercultural Book Circle meets quarterly to provide participants with a space to engage in a facilitated dialogue about cultural, intercultural, and identity issues raised through literature. Since its inception, the Winter Quarter selection has been the One Book . The…

Adult Discussion and Participation One Book, One Philadelphia One Book, One Philadelphia

Book Discussion Group for Adults & Older Teens

Wed, February 14, 2018 5:30 P.M.
Ramonita G. de Rodriguez Library

Titles for each month will be chosen by the group. Both teens and adults are welcome.  Contact the library to borrow a copy of each month’s selection. For more information, please call Library Manager Lisa Chianese-Lopez or email her at chianesel@freelibrary.org.

Adult Young Adult Discussion and Participation Book Clubs

Listening Group: Another Brooklyn

Wed, February 14, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Wynnefield Library

Listen to the audiobook of Another Brooklyn , hearing the the lyrical prose and how the story is interpreted when spoken out loud.     Part 1 | January 31 Part 2 | February 7 Part 3 | February 14  

Adult Young Adult Discussion and Participation One Book, One Philadelphia One Book, One Philadelphia

Poet’s Corner

Wed, February 14, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library

Are you a poet who lacks an audience and a forum in which to share your work? Well…Blackwell Regional Library is hosting “ The Poet’s Corner” once a month where Poets can come out and share their work with other Poets and lovers of poetry. 

Adult Senior Discussion and Participation Poetry

Teen Comic Book Club

Thu, February 15, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Blanche A. Nixon/Cobbs Creek Library

For fans of Comics, Graphic Novels, and Manga. Come hang out and discuss your favorite titles, recommend new books, make crafts and more!

Young Adult Discussion and Participation Comics & Graphic Novels Teens Anime & Manga

Black History Month @ the Library! | Poetry Workshop

Sat, February 17, 2018 12:00 P.M.
West Oak Lane Library

First we will enjoy listening to recorded poems by Langston Hughes, Sonia Sanchez, Paul Lawrence Dunbar, and more.  Then we will create a wall hanging inspired by James Weldon Johnson's poem "The Creation", using felt, beads, and other embellishments.  Bring your…

Adult Young Adult School Age Senior Black History Month Arts and Crafts Programs Discussion and Participation African American

Black History Month @ the Library! | Silhouettes

Sat, February 17, 2018 12:00 P.M.
West Oak Lane Library

Silhouettes are backlit pictures of people, objects or scenes, which have been cut from black paper and mounted on a white background.  They became very popular during the mid-18th century.  We'll learn about Moses Williams, and present-day silhouette artist Kara Walker, then…

Adult Young Adult Senior Black History Month Arts and Crafts Programs Discussion and Participation African American

Big Blue Marble Bookstore: Community Read Aloud and "On Sundays, We Write" Workshop

Sun, February 18, 2018 12:00 P.M.
Big Blue Marble Bookstore, 551 Carpenter Ln.

Join for an in-depth look into Jacqueline Woodson’s work and literary influences: at 12:00 PM, take part in a group reading of her lyrical novel, Another Brooklyn . Then, at 4:00 PM, celebrate feminist writer Audre Lorde’s birthday in a creative writing class, open to all levels…

Adult Community Events Discussion and Participation Workshops and Enrichment One Book, One Philadelphia One Book, One Philadelphia

Social Justice Roundtable

Tue, February 20, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Logan Library

Are you interested in important issues in your community, your city, and even the world?   Do you want to be a part of builidng conversations around issues of social justice? Check out our newly formed Social Justic Roundtable.  All ages are welcome, bring your enthusiasm.  

Young Adult School Age Senior Discussion and Participation Social Justice

A Look at the Harlem Renaissance: A post-slavery celebration of freedom and hope

Wed, February 21, 2018 11:00 A.M.
Senior Services at Parkway Central Library

In honor of Black History Month Central Senior Services hosts A Look at the Harlem Renaissance: A post-slavery celebration of freedom and hope. Also known as the “New Negro Movement” the Harlem Renaissance encompasses the “Great Migration” of African Americans from the…

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Look Your Best for Less!

Thu, February 22, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Logan Library

Join us for a night of fashion! Get pointers for shopping for the best, while spending less.  Learn accessory placement and how to make your outfits pop.  Get help presenting yourself in a fashionable, yet professional way.  Some topics include - date night, business attire,…

Adult Senior Discussion and Participation

Book Discussion Group

Sat, February 24, 2018 11:00 A.M.
Northeast Regional Library

Join us for a book discussion. This month we'll discuss John LeCarre's "The Spy Who Came in From the Cold".  This program includes an audio lecture from The Skeptic's Guide to Great Books and a film screening. To register and borrow a copy of the book, please see Mr. Kessler in the…

Adult Discussion and Participation Literature Book Clubs

Social Justice Read Aloud

Tue, February 27, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Cecil B. Moore Library

Practice your reading skills and explore the library’s books with Miss Kayla. We will feature books and stories that showcase and reflect current social issues. All readers are welcome to listen, read aloud, and participate in group discussions. This program is intended for children ages 8…

School Age Discussion and Participation Social Justice

Book Discussion Group

Wed, February 28, 2018 1:00 P.M.
Northeast Regional Library

Join us for a book discussion. This month we'll discuss John LeCarre's "The Spy Who Came in From the Cold".  This program includes an audio lecture from The Skeptic's Guide to Great Books and a film screening. To register and borrow a copy of the book, please see Mr.…

Adult Discussion and Participation Literature Book Clubs
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