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Chess Club

Sat, April 20, 2019 1:00 P.M.
Children's Department at Parkway Central Library

Learn to play or improve your game! Chess Club meets every Satruday, 1:00 p.m. -2:00 p.m. in the Story Hour Room. School-age children. No experience necessary. All materials provided. Chess coaches are here to help. Brought to you by LEAP (Free Library of Philadelphia Literacy Enrichment…

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Baby & Toddler Storytime

Mon, April 22, 2019 11:00 A.M.
Children's Department at Parkway Central Library

Books, songs, rhymes and bounces for children (birth to 23 months) and their caregivers!. Mondays at 11 a.m. (with an encore on Wednesdays at 11:00 a.m.)  Parkway Central Library Children's Department Ground Floor, 1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103 215.686.5369 ***Programs are…

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Sound Meditation for Children with Luna Maye

Mon, April 22, 2019 4:00 P.M.
Children's Department at Parkway Central Library

Luna has introduced a new dimension of sound meditation to the community. Her vocal-immersion sound meditation practice helps new and seasoned peace-seekers release tension, improve focus, embrace the power of mindfulness and increase creativity, energy and connectedness to self and the world…

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Janny Scott | The Beneficiary: Fortune, Misfortune, and the Story of My Father

Mon, April 22, 2019 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

Janny Scott, a 15-year reporter for The New York Times , was part of a team that won the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for national reporting. She is also the author of the “meticulous” ( Washington Post ) biography A Singular Woman: The Untold Story of Barack Obama's Mother . She is the…

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Being a Better Board Member: Nonprofit Governance Training

Tue, April 23, 2019 5:30 P.M.
Regional Foundation Center at Parkway Central Library

What are your obligations and proper roles when serving as a member of the governing Board of a charitable entity? How can you best assist with strategic decision-making and support the CEO in taking calculated risks? How do Boards of different sizes work together well to effect necessary…

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Literary Dishes with Chef Valerie Erwin

Tue, April 23, 2019 6:00 P.M.
Literature Department at Parkway Central Library

Our favorite meals that we eat and the books that we read stay with us years after we've eaten the last bite or turned the last page. Does the taste or aroma of your favorite plate of food evoke childhood memories? Can you remember scenes from your favorite childhood books? Have…

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Literary Dishes with Chef Valerie Erwin

Tue, April 23, 2019 6:00 P.M.
Culinary Literacy Center at Parkway Central Library

Our favorite meals that we eat and the books that we read stay with us years after we've eaten the last bite or turned the last page. Does the taste or aroma of your favorite plate of food evoke childhood memories? Can you remember scenes from your favorite childhood books? Have…

Adult Young Adult Senior Community Events Discussion and Participation Workshops and Enrichment Culinary Literacy

Julia Alvarez | In the Time of the Butterflies: 25th Anniversary Edition

Tue, April 23, 2019 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

In conversation with Concepción de León , the digital staff writer for the Books desk at The New York Times . She also writes "El Espace," a news and culture column for Latino . A “one-woman cultural collision” ( Los Angeles Times Book Review ), poet,…

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Good Talk! Accelerating Board Diversity

Wed, April 24, 2019 9:00 A.M.
Regional Foundation Center at Parkway Central Library

Studies show that diverse boards are more successful, and many nonprofit leaders recognize the need to bring a variety of voices into the conversation. So why are so many boards still struggling to diversify their ranks? Change is needed, and it's needed now. We've gathered an…

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Baby & Toddler Storytime (Encore)

Wed, April 24, 2019 11:00 A.M.
Children's Department at Parkway Central Library

Books, songs, rhymes and bounces for children (birth to 23 months) and their caregivers!. Wednesdays at 11 a.m. (a repeat of Monday's Storytime program)  Parkway Central Library Children's Department Ground Floor, 1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103 215.686.5369 ***Programs are…

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I Voted, Now What?

Wed, April 24, 2019 7:00 P.M.
Education Philosophy and Religion Department at Parkway Central Library

Kendra Cochran, POWER’s Voter Engagement Coordinator, will educate and empower voters to make great decisions, and keep their elected officials accountable. She will highlight the voting process from registration to the voting poll and how the census is related.   POWER is…

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Mark Bowden | The Last Stone: A Masterpiece of Criminal Interrogation

Wed, April 24, 2019 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

“One of the most intense, visceral” ( Philadelphia Inquirer ) writers of our time, Mark Bowden is a national correspondent for The Atlantic and Vanity Fair and is the author of numerous New York Times bestselling books of investigative journalism, including Black Hawk Down . His…

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Ancient Wisdom & Modern Heartbreak: How Rome Helped Shape the U.S.

Thu, April 25, 2019 11:00 A.M.
Senior Services at Parkway Central Library

Explore the Roman world with distinguished professors from Princeton University and the University of Pennsylvania, who will weave together the connections between this ancient empire and our democratic republic today. Part 2: The Daily Life of Ordinary Romans One can know Rome through the…

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Teen Job Fair

Thu, April 25, 2019 3:00 P.M.
Teen Center at Parkway Central Library

Date: Thursday, April 25th 2019 Time: 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. Where: Skyline Room Join us at Parkway Central Library for volunteer, job training, education, and employment opportunities for teens and upcoming high school graduates! We’re raffling off a $50 Barnes and Noble gift card, so you…

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Melinda Gates | The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World

Thu, April 25, 2019 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $47/$32 couple + book/single + book; $30/$24 simulcast—couple + book/single + book
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AUDITORIUM SOLD OUT; SIMULCAST SEATS AVAILABLE Couples Ticket Ranked by  Forbes  as the third most powerful woman in the world, Melinda Gates has been on a 20-year mission to solve some of the world’s most pressing problems. Through her work as co-chair of the Bill & Melinda…

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Book Arts Workshop: Storage books

Sat, April 27, 2019 9:00 A.M.
Art Department at Parkway Central Library

In this workshop you will construct a simple storage book made of folded card stock in which windows have been cut, held together with a spine. What is stored need not be flat, although it is easier to work with pieces that are less than about 1/16 inch thick. We will be making a model and then,…

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Chess Club

Sat, April 27, 2019 1:00 P.M.
Children's Department at Parkway Central Library

Learn to play or improve your game! Chess Club meets every Satruday, 1:00 p.m. -2:00 p.m. in the Story Hour Room. School-age children. No experience necessary. All materials provided. Chess coaches are here to help. Brought to you by LEAP (Free Library of Philadelphia Literacy Enrichment…

School Age LEAP Workshops and Enrichment Children Chess

Sundays on Stage: Soul Steps

Sun, April 28, 2019 2:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Enjoy the engaging, high-energy step choreography which started among African-American fraternities and sororities as a means of unity and self-expression, and has deep roots in the migrant labor culture of South African gold mines. Montgomery Auditorium Parkway Central Library 1901 Vine Street…

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Baby & Toddler Storytime

Mon, April 29, 2019 11:00 A.M.
Children's Department at Parkway Central Library

Books, songs, rhymes and bounces for children (birth to 23 months) and their caregivers!. Mondays at 11 a.m. (with an encore on Wednesdays at 11:00 a.m.)  Parkway Central Library Children's Department Ground Floor, 1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103 215.686.5369 ***Programs are…

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Tyler Kepner | K: A History of Baseball in 10 Pitches

Mon, April 29, 2019 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

In K: A History of Baseball in Ten Pitches , Tyler Kepner traces the colorful stories and fascinating folklore behind the ten major pitches. Each chapter highlights a different pitch, from the blazing fastball to the fluttering knuckleball to the slippery spitball. Infusing every page with…

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