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Let Work for Yourself@50+ Help you Get Started

Thu, September 7, 2017 10:00 A.M.
Business Resource and Innovation Center at Parkway Central Library

  Have you ever dreamed about being your own boss? Let Work for Yourself@50+ help you get started.  Work for Yourself@50+  is a program specifically designed to help people 50 and older learn about what it takes to be successfully self-employed in today's…

Adult Business Business & Entrepreneurs

CareerLink Workshop

Thu, September 7, 2017 11:00 A.M.
Blanche A. Nixon/Cobbs Creek Library

Build Your Job Skills, Find a Career! Sign up with a certified PA CareerLink Navigator to develop your resume, search for jobs, learn about job skills training, and connect directly with PA CareerLink resources. Please speak to a staff member to sign-up or call 215.686.7502 for more information.

Adult Young Adult Career Workshops Jobs & Job Seekers

Edible Alphabet: English as a Second Language

Thu, September 7, 2017 12:00 P.M.
Whitman Library

Learn English at the Whitman Library with Edible Alphabet, a FREE class that teaches English through cooking.  This class runs on Thursdays, from 12:00 - 3:00 p,m.  Edible Alphabet is a comprehensive program that seeks to fulfill the need in Philadelphia for…

Adult Young Adult New Americans Culinary Literacy New Americans ESL

CareerLink Workshop

Fri, September 8, 2017 11:00 A.M.
Blanche A. Nixon/Cobbs Creek Library

Build Your Job Skills, Find a Career! Sign up with a certified PA CareerLink Navigator to develop your resume, search for jobs, learn about job skills training, and connect directly with PA CareerLink resources. Please speak to a staff member to sign-up or call 215.686.7502 for more information.

Adult Young Adult Career Workshops Jobs & Job Seekers

Stories Alive: Family Story Hour for Incarcerated Parents and Their Children

Sat, September 9, 2017 10:00 A.M.
Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library

Stories Alive gives incarcerated parents the opportunity to read and connect with their children during a live videoconference call. Families who participate will get books to take home and keep! Stories Alive is available to children and caregivers with family members at the Curran-Fromhold and…

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Live TV Broadcast—People's Media Collection

Sat, September 9, 2017 12:00 P.M.
Northeast Regional Library

The People's Media Collection amplifies the voices of the communities near Northeast Regional Library about the issues that matter most to them. This PhillyCAM project supports libraries as places where residents can access local information in new ways by creating media right in…

Adult Young Adult School Age Discussion and Participation Live Performances Workshops and Enrichment Movies & Television

Sundays on Stage: Hip Hop Fundamentals

Sun, September 10, 2017 2:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Using dance, interactive lecture, and audience participation, the dancers of Hip Hop Fundamentals work to educate, inspire, and entertain children of all ages. This series is made possible by funding from the Philadelphia City Institute Board of Managers. Montgomery Auditorium Parkway Central…

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Mindfulness Meditation | Chair Yoga

Mon, September 11, 2017 1:30 P.M.
Fumo Family Library

Ground your mind and body with Mindfulness Meditation and Chair Yoga. Spend a peaceful half-hour with a guided meditation. Chair yoga is a twist on traditional yoga, making it accessible for any age. This program is for adults.

Adult Family Programs Yoga

English Conversation Group

Mon, September 11, 2017 5:30 P.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

Please join us for a free conversation hour as you build your confidence in speaking English. Topics may involve small talk, holidays and customs, and common slang. Participants will get to practice speaking in a casual environment and meet other international adults. This program will be held…

Adult New Americans New Americans ESL

A Taste of African Heritage

Mon, September 11, 2017 5:30 P.M.
David Cohen Ogontz Library

This 4-week nutrition and hands-on cooking program will teach you about:  traditional herbs and spices, greens, whole grains, fruits, vegetables, tubers, stews and more!   This is supported by Einstein's Nutrition Education Program.  Space is limited and pre-registration is…

Adult Health Programs African American Body, Mind & Spirit Cooking & Nutrition Health

The African American Interest - Book Discussion Group

Mon, September 11, 2017 6:00 P.M.
Philbrick Hall at Parkway Central Library

For the next meeting of the African American Interest - Book Discsussion group, we will discuss The Gravedigger’s Ball by Solomon Jones . Light refreshment served but please RSVP to Lisa Hardy (215-686-5320 | hardyl@freelibrary.org ) by September 7th. Room 405 from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm.

Adult Senior Discussion and Participation African American Book Clubs

Cutting the Cord (on Cable TV)

Mon, September 11, 2017 6:30 P.M.
Bustleton Library

Discover TV and movies beyond cable.  Learn about different services and devices that can help you finally cut the cord with cable TV.  It is suggested that you bring along your library card and PIN.  Space may be limited; first come, first served.

Adult Computer Classes Hot Spots Computers

Edward Snowden in Conversation with Jeremy Scahill | The Surveillance State Then and Now

Mon, September 11, 2017 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $35.00 auditorium; $15 simulcast
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AUDITORIUM SOLD OUT. IN-HOUSE SIMULCAST TICKETS AVAILABLE. Edward Snowden will appear via a live closed-circuit link. In 2013 NSA contractor Edward Snowden shook the pillars of the worldwide intelligence community when he revealed a trove of highly classified information that exposed…

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Introduction to Fundraising Planning

Tue, September 12, 2017 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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Internet and Computer Basics II

Tue, September 12, 2017 10:30 A.M.
Bustleton Library

Learn how to effectively and safely search the Internet.  Some basic computer skills are helpful. Participant should have attended "Internet and Computer Basics I" before signing up for this session. Space is limited; pre-registration is required.

Adult Computer Classes Hot Spots Computers

English as a Second Language Class

Tue, September 12, 2017 12:30 P.M.
Paschalville Library

The Paschalville Community Group provides English as a Second Language Classes for students of all levels. Registration for new students is held on Tuesday at 12:30 p.m.

Adult New Americans ESL

You Can Quit Smoking!

Tue, September 12, 2017 1:00 P.M.
Lawncrest Library

If you are ready to gain control and stop smoking, we are here to help! This 4-week program is offered by the Fox Chase Cancer Center and will help you learn to live smoke-free! Get help understanding addiction, learning about nicotine replacement therapy, coping with urges and stresses and…

Adult Health Programs Health & Fitness

Loudon Wainwright III | Liner Notes: On Parents & Children, Exes and Excess, Death & Decay, & a Few of My Other Favorite Things with Eileen Myles | Afterglow (a dog memoir)

Tue, September 12, 2017 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $15.00
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With a career spanning four decades, 26 studio albums, and untold scores of concerts, Loudon Wainwright III is one of the world’s most loved singer-songwriters. A prolific actor in a variety of television and film roles, he can also boast of being the father of Rufus Wainwright, Martha…

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English as a Second Language Class

Wed, September 13, 2017 10:00 A.M.
Paschalville Library

The Paschalville Community Group provides English as a Second Language Classes for students of all levels. Registration for new students is held on Tuesday at 12:30 p.m.

Adult New Americans ESL

Expert Office Hours: Fundraising

Wed, September 13, 2017 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 consulting sessions to assist you with a project or goal related to…

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