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T’ai Chi

Thu, February 21, 2019 2:00 P.M.
Fumo Family Library

Based on Chinese soft-style martial arts, modern T’ai Chi is best known as a gentle slow-motion exercise that improves balance, leg strength, relaxation, deep breathing, calmness, focus and alertness. Please wear comfortable clothing. Registration is required. To register, please call…

Adult Other Great Programs Health and Wellness Body, Mind & Spirit Health & Fitness

E-Gadget Helpdesk

Thu, February 21, 2019 3:00 P.M.
Northeast Regional Library

Do you have a new gadget  - iPad, iPod, tablet, smart phone, etc? Come learn how to use it to download books, & magazines, stream music & movies for free from our website.  You will need to have an active library card and pin number to make use of this service.…

Adult Senior Other Great Programs Computer Classes Computers Databases & Electronic Resources ebooks

Let's Speak English | For International Adults

Thu, February 21, 2019 3:00 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

Mobile CPR Project

Thu, February 21, 2019 3:30 P.M.
McPherson Square Library

Join The Mobile CPR Project for a hands on CPR class.  Learning CPR can keep you and your family safe. Most of the time when someone experiences a cardiac arrest, it is in their home. If your family member experiences a cardiac arrest the best thing you can do is perform CPR, it can save…

Adult Young Adult Health Programs Health

Family Tree Workshop

Thu, February 21, 2019 4:00 P.M.
Lawncrest Library

Working together, children will use finger-painting and adults will learn to construct a family tree that can be added to for years to come.

Adult Young Adult School Age Preschool Family Programs Arts and Crafts Programs One Book, One Philadelphia Art Family One Book, One Philadelphia

A Day in History

Thu, February 21, 2019 5:00 P.M.
Logan Library

Join us for some African American poetry and songs with Michele Kumarroy who is an international performer.  This is a family program.

Adult Young Adult School Age Preschool Senior Black History Month Family Programs African American Poetry

How We Teach Our Children Black History

Thu, February 21, 2019 5:30 P.M.
Kingsessing Library

How do we discuss Black History with the children in our lives? Educators from Paul Robeson House and Museum will lead a community conversation on this topic, and will model activities for sharing Black History all year long. Pizza and snacks will be provided.

Adult Black History Month African American Education

Seed Swap

Thu, February 21, 2019 6:00 P.M.
Culinary Literacy Center at Parkway Central Library

Calling all gardeners, seed keepers, and heirloom enthusiasts! Join the Culinary Literacy Center and the Philadelphia Seed Exchange at Parkway Central Library on February 21. Hear from farmers from Mill Creek Farm (West Philly), Sankofa Community Farm at Bartram's Garden (Southwest Philly),…

Adult Young Adult Senior Community Events Culinary Literacy Cooking & Nutrition Science & Wellness

Course: Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson

Thu, February 21, 2019 6:00 P.M.
The Rosenbach | 2008 Delancey Place, Philadelphia, PA 19103

To register: About the Course Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson are universally regarded by scholars and readers alike as the greatest poets of the nineteenth-century United States. Their lives spanned roughly the same period…

Adult Other Great Programs Literature Poetry Rosenbach Museum & Library

Hands-On Tour: Founding Fathers

Thu, February 21, 2019 6:30 P.M.
The Rosenbach | 2008 Delancey Place, Philadelphia, PA 19103

From George Washington’s earliest known letter (he was just 17!) to a meticulously folded page containing a scientific observation made by Thomas Jefferson while he was walking outside on a misty day, this tour offers an intimate view of the Founding Fathers’ writings to family,…

Adult Other Great Programs Rare Books, Manuscripts, & Digital Collections Rosenbach Museum & Library History

Yoga for adults!

Thu, February 21, 2019 6:30 P.M.
Thomas F. Donatucci, Sr. Library

Wipe away the stress of the week and get your body and mind ready for a relaxing weekend. Decompress, unwind, and relax and start your weekend off the right way. Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. except the second Thursday of every month. Please bring a mat.     

Adult Young Adult Health Programs Body, Mind & Spirit Yoga

Steve Luxenberg | Separate: The Story of Plessy v. Ferguson, and America’s Journey from Slavery to Segregation

Thu, February 21, 2019 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

A 30-year writer and senior editor at The Washington Post , Steve Luxenberg has overseen reportage that has won a host of awards, including two Pulitzer Prizes for explanatory journalism. He is the author of Annie’s Ghosts: A Journey in a Family Secret , the tale of his eponymous aunt who…

Adult Author Events Speakers and Lectures Author Events - Free Series African American Author Events Law Philadelphia History General Research Hearing Loop

Drop-In Computer Help with Maryam

Fri, February 22, 2019 10:00 A.M.
Charles Santore Library

Do you need some one-on-one help using your computer, tablet or smart phone? Maryam is here 2 days a week to help beginning mid-January to May from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Adult Young Adult Senior Computer Classes Computers Technology

Open Computer Lab

Fri, February 22, 2019 10:00 A.M.
Northeast Regional Library

Work on a special project and get one-on-one assistance. Lab is open for 2 hours. This class is offered on a first come, first served basis and space is limited. Register in the lab, by signing the clipboard.

Adult Computer Classes Other Great Programs Hot Spots Computers

CityLife Clinic: Adult Nutrition Workshop

Fri, February 22, 2019 10:30 A.M.
Walnut Street West

This workshop, led by a registered dietitian, is being offered by the Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative's Adult and Senior Nutrition Program in conjunction with CityLife Clinics. The Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative (AUNI) is a program of the Netter Center for Community Partnerships at…

Adult Senior Health Programs Culinary Literacy Cooking & Nutrition Education Health

Music & Dance for All Ages

Fri, February 22, 2019 10:30 A.M.
Roxborough Library

Jeannette's School of Dance will be here to engage us with music and dancing for all ages.  

Adult Preschool Toddler Senior Other Great Programs Music dance

Laptops for Tax Time

Fri, February 22, 2019 11:00 A.M.
Tacony Library

Laptops for Tax Time Need computer access and a space to spread out and file your taxes?  We’ve got that! Reserve one of private study rooms for 3 hours.  Bring your own laptop and use our free Wifi Or use one our laptops while you’re here!  Call to reserve your…

Adult Senior Other Great Programs Computers

GWHS Tech Squad Help

Fri, February 22, 2019 11:10 A.M.
Bustleton Library

Do you need help with your email, social media accounts (facebook, instagram, twitter, snapchat), smartphone, tablet, laptop, or the internet? Come and see our community partners from GWHS! Students will be here to help on their lunch period for approximately 30 minutes on selected…

Adult Senior Workshops and Enrichment Community Events Computer Classes Computers Databases & Electronic Resources Digital Collections ebooks Technology Digital Media Seniors Digital Magazines

CareerLink Workshop

Fri, February 22, 2019 1:00 P.M.
Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional 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 Senior Career Workshops Jobs & Job Seekers

Black History Month Friday Film Matinees | Mavis!

Fri, February 22, 2019 1:00 P.M.
Whitman Library

Enjoy popcorn and films celebrating Black History Month each Friday!  Her family group, the Staple Singers, inspired millions and helped propel the civil rights movement with their music. After 60 years of performing, legendary singer Mavis Staples' message of love and equality is…

Adult Black History Month Film Screening African American
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