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Craft | Make a Friendship Bracelet

Mon, March 12, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Fumo Family Library

Popular in the U.S. in the 1970s and into the next decade, the fun of making this simple macramé craft has never gone out of style. Make your own for someone special! 

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Intentional Neighborhoods: A Gentrification Discussion

Mon, March 12, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Ramonita G. de Rodriguez Library

We commonly hear the word “gentrification,” but how does it affect the Kensington, Northern Liberties, Girard, Poplar, and other adjoining neighborhoods? Ramonita G. de Rodriguez Library invites long-term neighborhood residents and newcomers alike to talk about shaping their…

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Pomades, Butters and Balms

Tue, March 13, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Lillian Marrero Library

In Jacqueline Woodson’s featured books, having one’s hair done by a family member or neighbor shapes sensory-rich memories. Join Nyambi Naturals, learn how to make hair and body products that fit diverse needs, and take away samples and DIY recipes. 

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Around the Table

Tue, March 13, 2018 4:30 P.M.
South Philadelphia Library

Taking inspiration from the traditions of family reunions celebrated in This Is the Rope, participants will make reusable placemats and hear stories from Mama Carla Wiley. Wiley is a storyteller, educator and artist who weaves together multigenerational memories with activities for children that…

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Dance to the Music

Tue, March 13, 2018 4:30 P.M.
Bushrod Library

Try your hand—or rather—feet, at some dance steps of the 1960s and ‘70s, and see their influence on how you and your friends dance today!

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Muslim Community Panel

Tue, March 13, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Walnut Street West

In Another Brooklyn , narrator August’s father leads the family into Islamic faith and practices. A panel of leaders in Philadelphia’s Muslim community will discuss what it was like to grow up in Islam, as well as public perceptions of the religion and how to navigate being Muslim…

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Questions of Community with Jacqueline Woodson

Tue, March 13, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library

Cost: FREE

Hear Jacqueline Woodson read and join her in a conversation about neighborhoods--how they both shape and influence one's identity, and how she illustrates this in her work. Click here to RSVP for this free event. 

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Family Reading Group: Another Brooklyn

Wed, March 14, 2018 12:00 P.M.
Independence Library

“Another Brooklyn joins the tradition of studying female friendships and the families we create when our own isn’t enough, like that of Toni Morrison’s Sula, Tayari Jones’ Silver Sparrow and Zami: A New Spelling of My Name by Audre Lorde.…

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Make Some Noise! A Sing-Along for Toddlers

Wed, March 14, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Bustleton Library

Music plays a big role for the children in Jacqueline Woodson’s books. Sing classic children’s songs and add your own twist with shakers and other fun sound-makers.

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One Book, One Philadelphia Finale with Jacqueline Woodson

Wed, March 14, 2018 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

The One Book  Finale will feature an interview with Jacqueline Woodson and Tamala Edwards, 6ABC Action News Co-Anchor.  The program will also feature a celebration of the poetry and music found in Another Brooklyn, with performances of   original works--inspired by the novel--from…

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Another Brooklyn Book Chat at the National Liberty Museum

Thu, March 15, 2018 6:00 P.M.
The National Liberty Museum, 321 Chestnut St.

Through the lens of civic engagement, a lively book chat around Another Brooklyn will tie into America’s heritage of freedom and finding one’s own voice in our country’s story. Interact with the museum’s contemporary collection of glass art that evokes the fragility of…

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Death, Writing, Race, and Freedom: A Keynote Address by Edwidge Danticat

Fri, March 16, 2018 5:30 P.M.
University of Pennsylvania, Perry World House, 3803 Locust Walk

Previous One Book, One Philadelphia featured author Edwidge Danticat explores, in a critical memoir, the universality of loss in the wake of her mother’s death. Danticat will reflect on how the themes of loss, death, and afterlife have influenced her own work as well as shaped broader…

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