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Around the Table

Wed, March 7, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Cecil B. Moore 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…

School Age Arts and Crafts Programs Family Programs One Book, One Philadelphia Cooking & Nutrition One Book, One Philadelphia arts & crafts

Around the Table

Wed, March 7, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Cecil B. Moore 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…

School Age Arts and Crafts Programs Family Programs Culinary Literacy Cooking & Nutrition One Book, One Philadelphia arts & crafts

St. Patrick's Day Crafts

Wed, March 7, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Roxborough Library

Join us for a fun hour of crafts celebrating St. Patrick's Day. For school-age kids.

School Age Arts and Crafts Programs arts & crafts

Children’s BINGO

Wed, March 7, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Greater Olney Library

Come play BINGO at the library! Program is for school age children, ages 7 and up. 

School Age Family Programs Children Games and Gaming

Creative Composition Books

Wed, March 7, 2018 4:30 P.M.
Thomas F. Donatucci, Sr. Library

A simple marbled composition book sparked a life devoted to writing for Jacqueline Woodson. With some colorful scrapbook paper and notions like sequins, buttons, and cloth, create a composition book that expresses you.

Young Adult School Age Family Programs One Book, One Philadelphia One Book, One Philadelphia

Become a Magician

Wed, March 7, 2018 4:30 P.M.
Tacony Library

Join magician Jim MacElroy for this series of fun lessons on how to do real magic tricks! For kids in grades 6-8 Class size is limited.  Please sign up in advance.

Young Adult School Age Family Programs Other Great Programs

Monthly Mobile CPR Project

Wed, March 7, 2018 5:00 P.M.
South Philadelphia Library

Learning CPR can help keep you and your family safe. The Mobile CPR Project will offer FREE hands-only CPR training on the first Wednesday of each month at 5pm. This class will train you how to recognize a cardiac arrest and how to administer CPR. This 45-minute session is NOT a certification…

Adult Family Programs Health

Book Discussion: Brown Girl Dreaming

Wed, March 7, 2018 5:00 P.M.
Wynnefield Library

Jacqueline Woodson, one of today's finest writers, tells the moving story of her childhood in mesmerizing verse. 

Young Adult Other Great Programs One Book, One Philadelphia One Book, One Philadelphia Teens

PAWS for Reading—Read with Sophie!

Wed, March 7, 2018 5:30 P.M.
Ramonita G. de Rodriguez Library

We are delighted to host Library PAWS for Reading, a series of programs of PAWS for People that gives children a chance to read aloud to a well-trained therapy animal in order to improve their reading and communication skills. Since pets don't correct mistakes, the pressure to…

School Age Family Programs Children Family PAWS Read to a Dog

Craft & Chat

Wed, March 7, 2018 5:30 P.M.
Ramonita G. de Rodriguez Library

Do you crochet, knit, cross-stitch, or do other kinds of handwork? Are you learning a new kind of craft? Please join our weekly Craft & Chat at the Rodriguez Library! Bring ongoing projects or start a new one. Limited supplies of certain materials are available.   For more information,…

Adult Young Adult Arts and Crafts Programs Crafts & Hobbies Crochet Knitting

Family Reading Group: Another Brooklyn

Wed, March 7, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Fumo Family 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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Wednesday Jazz Concert Series | Greg Farnese

Wed, March 7, 2018 6:00 P.M.
South Philadelphia Library

Please join us for a Jazz Concert presented by JOTSS-Jazz and Other Soulful Sounds. Free admission.

Adult Young Adult Other Great Programs Music

Author Talk: Elizabeth LaBan

Wed, March 7, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

From Elizabeth LaBan, the author of the highly acclaimed debut novel, The Restaurant Critic’s Wife, comes NOT PERFECT (Lake Union Publishing; on-sale February 1, 2018; Hardcover + Trade Paperback), a witty and heartfelt look at the burden of perfection and redemptive power of…

Adult Discussion and Participation Author Events - Free Series Self-Help

English Language Circle

Wed, March 7, 2018 6:30 P.M.
South Philadelphia Library

Join us for a free weekly conversation hour.  Build your confidence in speaking English while meeting other international adults, in a casual learning environment.

Adult New Americans New Americans ESL

Do the Hustle!

Wed, March 7, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Tacony Library

Learn—or dust off—some 1960s and ‘70s dance moves, including the Hustle, the Shimmy, the Jerk, and the Bus Stop. 

Adult Other Great Programs One Book, One Philadelphia One Book, One Philadelphia dance

Firefly Jars

Wed, March 7, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Katharine Drexel Library

Brown Girl Dreaming recalls the joy of catching fireflies in a jar. Using craft supplies, create your own beautiful, miniature glow jars that light up the dark.  

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Poetics and Artistry: A Fleisher Art Memorial Workshop

Wed, March 7, 2018 7:00 P.M.
Fleisher Art Memorial, 719 Catharine St.

Join Fleisher Art Memorial and visual and spoken-word artist Bernard Collins Jr. for a participatory night of art-making and poetry, drawing inspiration from Another Brooklyn. For more information please visit fleisher.org.   

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Sarah McBride | Tomorrow Will Be Different: Love, Loss, and the Fight for Trans Equality

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

Cost: FREE

Sarah McBride made history in 2016 as the first openly transgender American to address a major party convention. Also one of the first transgender people to work at the White House, she helped influence the Obama administration’s stances on trans issues, served as an aide to Delaware…

Adult Author Events Speakers and Lectures Author Events - Free Series Author Events Biography & Autobiography LGBTQ Hearing Loop Social Justice

Another Brooklyn Nerd Nite

Wed, March 7, 2018 7:30 P.M.
Frankford Hall, 1210 Frankford Ave.

Join Nerd Nite Philadelphia for an intellectual inquiry into urban and brain-science themes in Another Brooklyn . After a lightning-round book talk and trivia, three speakers will present brief, lively talks, with time for questions and answers, around the topics of memory, public health, and…

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Preschool Open House

Thu, March 8, 2018 10:00 A.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

Groups and families with children ages 3-5 are invited to our Thursday morning Open Houses. Kids will get a chance to: Read and enjoy books Play with each other in our interactive play space Register for library cards Borrow books and other library materials Attend storytime at 10:15 and 11:15…

Preschool Family Programs Children
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