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I am Not Your Negro: James Baldwin and Race in America (2016)

Sat, January 19, 2019 2:00 P.M.
Kingsessing Library

This Oscar-nominated documentary narrated by Samuel L. Jackson explores the continued peril America faces from institutionalized racism. In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next project, Remember This House. The book was to be a revolutionary, personal…

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Film Screening: I am Not Your Negro: James Baldwin and Race in America (2016)

Sat, January 19, 2019 2:00 P.M.
Kingsessing Library

This Ocar-nominated documentary narrated by Samuel L. Jackson explores the continued peril America faces from institutionalized racism. In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next project, Remember This House . The book was to be a revolutionary, personal…

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Magical Realism Print Salon

Sat, January 19, 2019 3:00 P.M.
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Perelman Building, Abigail Rebecca Cohen Study Room of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs, 2525 Pennsylvania Ave.

Explore the many connections to be found between images from the Prints, Drawings, and Photographs collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art and Jesmyn Ward's novel,  Sing, Unburied, Sing . Works selected by curatorial fellows Sam Ewing, Clare Kobasa, and Jillian Kruse will prompt an…

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Otherworldly Mixed Media Workshops

Sun, January 20, 2019 12:00 P.M.
Paradigm Gallery + Studio, 746 S. 4th St.

Play with the puzzle pieces of dreams! This introductory mixed media workshop will teach participants how to use and layer simple techniques, such as double exposure and collage, to combine mythological worlds into one. Click to register for this free event, or call 267-266-0073 for more…

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Martin Luther King, Jr., Day of Service: Ghost Boys Reading and Art Parlor

Mon, January 21, 2019 11:00 A.M.
Lucien E. Blackwell Community Center, corner of 47th and Aspen Sts.

As part of activities that will take place throughout the day with the People’s Emergency Center in celebration of King’s life and legacy, join this read-aloud of Jewell Parker Rhodes’ powerful Young Adult book, Ghost Boys , and an art activity based on messages of nonviolence…

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Beginner/Intermediate English Language Class

Mon, January 21, 2019 12:30 P.M.
South Philadelphia Library

A weekly class for English learners at the Beginner and Intermediate levels. Register with the librarian at 215-685-1866.

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Overdose Awareness and Reversal Training

Mon, January 21, 2019 2:00 P.M.
Fumo Family Library

Learn how to identify the signs of drug overdose and administer the life-saving treatment, Narcan, in this workshop with the Philadelphia Department of Public Health.

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Music and Movement Storytime

Tue, January 22, 2019 10:00 A.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

Dance, wiggle and sing along in our fun storytime for young independent movers. Siblings are always welcome at our programs. Preschools and other groups, please call to schedule alternate visits. Please contact Liz Heideman at 215-685-6621 for further information. These programs are supported by…

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Toddler Storytime

Tue, January 22, 2019 10:00 A.M.
Fumo Family Library

Join us for stories, songs, and activities, with time to socialize and play with the library's toys after storytime! These programs are intended for children three years old and younger, accompanied by a caregiver.  Daycares, please call for separate appointments.  For more…

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Preschool Storytime

Tue, January 22, 2019 10:30 A.M.
Richmond Library

Miss Meghan invites children ages 1 to 4 and their caregivers to join her for stories, songs, and activities. Siblings are always welcome. Daycares should call for separate appointments. For more information, please contact Miss Meghan at 215-685-9992.

Preschool Family Programs Storytimes Children

Winter Storytime

Tue, January 22, 2019 10:30 A.M.
Lovett Memorial Library

Join Ms. Dana for stories, songs and silliness.  Recommended for ages 2 and up, and their parents and caregivers.

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Preschool Playtime

Tue, January 22, 2019 11:00 A.M.
Richmond Library

Come play, learn, and get to know others in our preschool area. Recommended for children ages 4 and under and their caregivers.

Preschool Family Programs Children Wooden Block Party

Music and Movement Storytime

Tue, January 22, 2019 11:00 A.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

Dance, wiggle and sing along in our fun storytime for young independent movers. Siblings are always welcome at our programs. Preschools and other groups, please call to schedule alternate visits. Please contact Liz Heideman at 215-685-6621 for further information. These programs are supported by…

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Kids Can Cook

Tue, January 22, 2019 4:00 P.M.
Queen Memorial Library

Healthy Cooking class for school-aged children, taught by serv-safe certified cooking instructor Keisha Prosser. Learn about food safety, prepare a full meal, and then help eat what you’ve created! For additional information, please call the librarian at 215-685-1899.  

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Urban Medicine Cabinet

Tue, January 22, 2019 4:00 P.M.
Lillian Marrero Library

Make and take home first aid ointment, herbal steam, and headache lozenges, while learning about the beneficial properties of specific herbs and flowers, and using a variety of apothecary tools and seasonally fresh grown ingredients from Nyambi Naturals Farm.

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Anatomy Eats, Part Three: The Musculoskeletal System

Tue, January 22, 2019 6:00 P.M.
Culinary Literacy Center at Parkway Central Library

This class is the third in a series that explores physiological systems of the body by way of cuisine and anatomy. The third class will feature the musculoskeletal system. We will get the chance to taste diaphragm, tendon, and aspic, as prepared by chef Ari Miller, while physician Jonathan…

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Book Discussion: Sing, Unburied, Sing

Tue, January 22, 2019 6:30 P.M.
West Oak Lane Library

Sit down at your local library to discuss this year’s One Book, One Philadelphia selection, a novel about family and time.   Reading the book beforehand is not required to join! Free books will be given out on a first-come basis.  

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Open Climb

Wed, January 23, 2019 10:30 A.M.
Cecil B. Moore Library

Come take advantage of our new play space, featuring a climbing wall! Our redesign and educational toys encourage imaginative play that boosts children’s learning and development. This program is intended for families with children ages 3-5. Closed-toe shoes required. Use of wall…

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First Listen: Writing Workshop at Philadelphia FIGHT

Wed, January 23, 2019 1:30 P.M.
Philadelphia FIGHT, 1233 Locust St.

In Sing, Unburied, Sing , stories are connected through a song without words. In this writing workshop for all experience levels, we’ll use deep-listening activities to write our own untold stories and connect to others and to the shared world around us. Click to to RSVP for this free…

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Map-Making Workshop

Wed, January 23, 2019 4:00 P.M.
Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library

What would you do without GPS? Explore old and new maps, and different forms of navigation, as we create our own maps to our favorite places.

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