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Criminal Justice Reform: a Conversation and Panel Discussion with District Attorney Larry Krasner and Chief Public Defender Keir Bradford-Grey and Community Advocates

Mon, February 11, 2019 6:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Set in Mississippi during the Jim Crow era and present day, Sing, Unburied, Sing explores the history of the state’s penitentiary, Parchman Farm, and contextualizes the development of mass incarceration in America. At this event focusing on Philadelphia's criminal justice…

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Introduction to Corporate Giving

Tue, February 12, 2019 10:00 A.M.
Regional Foundation Center at Parkway Central Library

Is your organization ready to seek corporate support? Corporate grantmakers are different from traditional foundations in many ways. This class provides a basic overview of: The different types of corporate giving What motivates corporations to give How to find potential corporate partners Prior…

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Play Group

Tue, February 12, 2019 11:30 A.M.
Children's Department at Parkway Central Library

Creative Play for children ages 2-5 and their caregivers. Tuesdays at 11:30 a.m., after Storytime. Socialize with other families, make new friends, and develop early literacy skills through play. 

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Black History Month @ the Oscars

Tue, February 12, 2019 6:00 P.M.
Literature Department at Parkway Central Library

History was made at the 2002 Academy Awards as Halle Berry became the first African American female to win the Oscar Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture.  Please join us in celebrating this historic moment as we screen Monster's Ball . Parkway Central Library 1901 Vine Street…

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Galactic Philadelphia Speculative Fiction Reading Series | Charles E. Gannon and John Schoffstall

Tue, February 12, 2019 7:00 P.M.
Philbrick Hall at Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

Room 405/406/407 Dr. Charles E. Gannon ‘s Caine Riordan/Terran Republic hard sf novels have all been national best-sellers, and include 3 finalists for the Nebula, 2 for the Dragon Award, and a Compton Crook winner. The fifth, Marque of Caine, is forthcoming in July 2019. His epic fantasy…

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Victor LaValle with Justina Ireland, Sam J. Miller, and Alice Sola Kim | A People's Future of the United States: Twenty-five Visionary Stories

Tue, February 12, 2019 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

Amidst a climate of division, tumult, and fear, what will the United States look like tomorrow? In A People’s Future of the United States , 25 diverse writers synthesize hopeful, cynical, prescient visions of a country shaped by struggle and strife. Coeditor Victor LaValle ’s …

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Workplace Wednesday: Resume Review

Wed, February 13, 2019 10:00 A.M.
Workplace at Parkway Central Library

Stop by the Workplace between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. to have your resume reviewed by a hiring manager with over two decades of experience hiring, firing, and managing employees.  No registration is required! You will be seen on a first-come first-served basis. Wednesday, February 13…

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Expert Office Hours: Fundraising

Wed, February 13, 2019 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 one-on-one 45-minute management consulting sessions to assist you with a project or goal…

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Howard Schultz | From the Ground Up: My Journey to Reimagine the Promise of America

Wed, February 13, 2019 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $48/$33 Schultz—couple + book/single + book
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Couples Ticket The former chairman and CEO of Starbucks, Howard Schultz led the java giant from eleven cafes in the Seattle area to more than 28,000 locations worldwide and ranked fifth on Fortune’s 2018 list of “World’s Most Admired Companies.” He is the author of…

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A Free Tour of Philadelphia: The Changing City Exhibition

Thu, February 14, 2019 3:00 P.M.
Rare Book Department at Parkway Central Library

Come and learn about our city’s exciting, dynamic, and often forgotten history with a guided tour of Philadelphia: The Changing City exhibition. The tour will be led by an exhibition curator in the Dietrich Gallery in the Rare Book Department , which is located on the third floor of the…

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Bus Trip: Gala Black Poetry Reading at Princeton University

Thu, February 14, 2019 4:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Join the Free Library of Philadelphia on a trip to Princeton University for a gala reading by some of the best known voices in African American poetry. Meet at Parkway Central Library and ride with us on a chartered bus. Aong the way, learn about contemporary black poets and the writers featured…

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Valentine’s Day Open Mic Poetry Readings

Thu, February 14, 2019 6:30 P.M.
Literature Department at Parkway Central Library

“The course of true love never did run smooth.”   From Shakespeare, Lord Byron, Pablo Neruda, Langston Hughes, and more, we’re celebrating the greatest love poets from around the world on the most romantic day of the year! The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre, in…

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Bernard-Henri Lévy | The Empire and the Five Kings: America’s Abdication and the Fate of the World

Thu, February 14, 2019 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $15.00
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In conversation with Carlin Romano , Critic-at-Large, The Chronicle of Higher Education , former literary critic The Philadelphia Inquirer and author of America the Philosophical . “Perhaps the most prominent intellectual in France today” ( The Boston Globe ), Bernard-Henri…

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Changing City Community Day: One Book Circle

Sat, February 16, 2019 1:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Pop-up performances and hands-on activities will take place all afternoon throughout the library in celebration of the Free Library's exhibition Philadelphia: The Changing City , which explores the city’s historical transformation. In this drop-in book circle, we’ll visit the…

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Philadelphia: The Changing City Events Day

Sat, February 16, 2019 1:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

From 1:00-5:00, join your neighbors for an afternoon of programs for adults, as well as children, themed around the Rare Book Department’s fascinating special exhibition,  Philadelphia: The Changing City. Images of the city drawn from 300 years of prints, photographs, documents, and…

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Hands-on History at The Free Library, Parkway Central

Sat, February 16, 2019 2:00 P.M.
Rare Book Department at Parkway Central Library

A son of formerly enslaved people, Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872–1906) was one of the first African American authors to become world-famous for his writings. During his short life, Dunbar authored books including poetry and novels. Some of Dunbar’s books were illustrated with…

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Pepper Pot Soup Changing the City

Sat, February 16, 2019 4:30 P.M.
Culinary Literacy Center at Parkway Central Library

Food has the ability to shape a city’s culture, as much as a city’s culture can change it’s food. Philadelphia’s own pepper pot soup has its own folklore tales and legend dating back to the Revolutionary War. No matter how stirring the war tale may be, the real origin…

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Introduction to Prospect Research

Tue, February 19, 2019 10:00 A.M.
Regional Foundation Center at Parkway Central Library

Prospect research plays a strategic role in fundraising. This workshop will outline the basics of prospect research that can help your organization uncover funding opportunities within your donor base. During this interactive workshop you will learn: how to identify individual prospects and…

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Play Group

Tue, February 19, 2019 11:30 A.M.
Children's Department at Parkway Central Library

Creative Play for children ages 2-5 and their caregivers. Tuesdays at 11:30 a.m., after Storytime. Socialize with other families, make new friends, and develop early literacy skills through play. 

Preschool Toddler Family Programs Children Family

Pete Buttigieg | Shortest Way Home: One Mayor’s Challenge and a Model for America’s Future

Tue, February 19, 2019 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $15.00
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In conversation with Tamala Edwards , anchor, 6ABC Action News morning edition The multifaceted, 36-year-old progressive mayor of South Bend, Indiana, Pete Buttigieg is a Rhodes Scholar and Harvard graduate. Nearly a decade ago he left a successful career in business to return to his…

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