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Business Plan Toolkit

Wed, February 20, 2019 6:00 P.M.
Business Resource and Innovation Center at Parkway Central Library

Learn to use free library resources to research your business plan professionally! Get an introduction to business plans and industry codes Start researching the competition Target your audience by learning to find and use demographic information Gain executive perspective by learning…

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The Secret Cinema presents: Philadelphia - The Changing City

Wed, February 20, 2019 6:00 P.M.
Art Department at Parkway Central Library

The Free Library of Philadelphia is thrilled to partner with Philadelphia's beloved film screening series, The Secret Cinema , now in its 27th year.  As usual, The Secret Cinema will present selections from their collection shown on 16mm film onto a big screen. This…

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Lunch & Learn: Trademark Your Logo

Thu, February 21, 2019 12:00 P.M.
Business Resource and Innovation Center at Parkway Central Library

Learn how to trademark your logo at the BRIC, a  Patent and Trademark Resource Center . Some computers will be available for hands-on practice but we strongly encourage you to bring your own (fully-charged) laptop, tablet, or mobile device. A Free Library library card is required…

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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…

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Donut Making for Families with Federal Donuts chef Matt Fein #2

Sat, February 23, 2019 2:00 P.M.
Culinary Literacy Center at Parkway Central Library

Due to popular demand, we are offering a second class! Caregivers with children ages 5 to 12 are invited to participate in our sweetest family cooking class yet! We will be learning how to make donuts from scratch with Philadelphia’s own Federal Donuts chef Matt Fein. Together, we’ll…

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Sundays on Stage: Titans of Song: A Musical Tribute to Paul Robeson and Marian Anderson

Sun, February 24, 2019 2:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Hear their dramatic stories - and glorious music - in this unique multimedia tribute created and performed by the musical group Follow the Drinking Gourd, which is composed of singers Ivan Woods and Beverly Owens and pianist Diane Goldsmith. Montgomery Auditorium Parkway Central Library 1901…

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Philly Loves Romance | Terri Brisbin and Rayna Vause

Sun, February 24, 2019 2:00 P.M.
Philbrick Hall at Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

Fourth Floor - Room 405 Award-winning, USA Today best-selling author Terri Brisbin has sold more than 3 million copies of her historical and paranormal romance novels and novellas in more than 25 countries and 20 languages around the world. Terri’s previous, current or…

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Neil Simon: Celebrated Playwright

Now through Sun, February 24, 2019 5:00 P.M.
Literature Department at Parkway Central Library

Enjoy the quotes, laughs, insights, and accomplishments of America’s most celebrated Broadway playwright Neil Simon (1927-2018) in this retrospective featuring reproductions of Playbills, posters, original letters, tickets, and more from the theater memorabilia collection of Eric…

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Black History Month @ the Oscars

Mon, February 25, 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. In addition, Denzel Washington won the Aacademy Award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture. Please join us in celebrating this historic…

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Get Your Pitch On! Nonprofit Edition

Tue, February 26, 2019 10:00 A.M.
Business Resource and Innovation Center at Parkway Central Library

Pitching isn't just for entrepreneurs and venture capitalists! Nonprofits need to have their elevator pitch ready to go in order to effectively advocate for their organization and mission. This interactive workshop will include pitching best practices, dos and don'ts,…

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Big Kids (age 2-5) Story Time

Tue, February 26, 2019 11:00 A.M.
Children's Department at Parkway Central Library

Stories, songs, rhymes, music, movement, and lots of fun for children ages 2-5 and their caregivers. Tuesdays at 11:00 a.m. Stay for Play Group on Tuesdays at 11:30 a.m. 

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Play Group

Tue, February 26, 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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Sigrid Nunez | The Friend: A Novel with Keith Gessen | A Terrible Country: A Novel

Tue, February 26, 2019 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

Sigrid Nunez won the 2018 National Book Award for The Friend , “a penetrating, moving meditation on loss, comfort, memory” (NPR) in which a woman is forced to adopt her deceased best friend’s Great Dane. The recipient of a Berlin Prize, the Rome Prize in Literature, and a…

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Time Travel Workshop

Wed, February 27, 2019 6:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Dive more deeply into ideas about the past, the future, and the relationship between them in  Sing, Unburied, Sing . Through the lens of Afrofuturism, a cultural movement that combines elements of science fiction to re-examine historical events, use everyday creative writing tools…

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A Free Tour of Philadelphia: The Changing City Exhibition

Thu, February 28, 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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Don Winslow | The Border

Thu, February 28, 2019 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

The author of numerous international bestselling crime novels, Don Winslow is the recipient of dozens of awards and spots on myriad best-books-of-the-year lists. These books include The Winter of Frankie Machine , The Force , and Savages , for which he wrote the screenplay for the Oliver…

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FREE PERCUSSION WORKSHOPS FEATURING KAREN SMITH

Sat, March 2, 2019 2:00 P.M.
Music Department at Parkway Central Library

This exciting new series of percussion and drum workshops opens with Sistahs Laying Down Hands launching an inaugural performance, and then continues Saturdays over the next three months. Programs start at 2:00 PM , and musicians at any skill level are welcome! Karen Smith is lead percussionist…

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Monday Poets| Fran Baird & Nausheen Eusuf

Mon, March 4, 2019 6:30 P.M.
Literature Department at Parkway Central Library

FRAN BAIRD studied with David Ignatow in the 1980s and more recently at the Antioch Writers’ Workshop with Cathy Smith Bowers, John Drury and Jamey Dunham. He was nominated for a Pushcart prize in 2009 for his poem “Neshaminy,” published in the Schuylkill Valley Journal . He…

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Big Kids (age 2-5) Story Time

Tue, March 5, 2019 11:00 A.M.
Children's Department at Parkway Central Library

Stories, songs, rhymes, music, movement, and lots of fun for children ages 2-5 and their caregivers. Tuesdays at 11:00 a.m. Stay for Play Group on Tuesdays at 11:30 a.m. 

Preschool Toddler Family Programs Storytimes Children Family Free Library of Philadelphia Literacy

Play Group

Tue, March 5, 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
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