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Blues in Hip Hop for Teens

Thu, February 21, 2019 4:00 P.M.
Fox Chase Library

Listen to samples of early blues, soul, and contemporary hip hop to find common threads and learn to create your own blues-inspired song.

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

Prison Labor Tour and Book Discussion

Sat, February 23, 2019 11:00 A.M.
Eastern State Penitentiary, 2027 Fairmount Avenue

In the early 20th-century Jim Crow South, Parchman Farm—the Mississippi State Penitentiary—was created as a model for inmate labor, which impacted the economy of the state of Mississippi. Here in Philadelphia,  Eastern State Penitentiary  also served as a model prison,…

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Food, Ritual, and Community: For Teens

Sat, February 23, 2019 2:00 P.M.
Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library

Explore how food can play an important part in both community-building and resistance. Using vivid passages from Ghost Boys as inspiration, join Philadelphia-based culinary artists in cooking as a vehicle for change-making. In a small group setting, participants will make and taste foods that…

Young Adult School Age Family Programs One Book, One Philadelphia Cooking & Nutrition Family One Book, One Philadelphia

Book Discussion: Sing, Unburied, Sing

Sat, February 23, 2019 2:30 P.M.
Lillian Marrero 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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Prison Labor Tour and Book Discussion

Sun, February 24, 2019 11:00 A.M.
Eastern State Penitentiary, 2027 Fairmount Avenue

In the early 20th-century Jim Crow South, Parchman Farm—the Mississippi State Penitentiary—was created as a model for inmate labor, which impacted the economy of the state of Mississippi. Here in Philadelphia,  Eastern State Penitentiary  also served as a model prison,…

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Film Screening: O' Brother, Where Art Thou?

Mon, February 25, 2019 6:00 P.M.
Oak Lane Library

Loosely based on Homer's Odyssey, this is the story of three escapees froma prison farm in Mississippi and their adventure as they travel home in hopes of recovering something buried. (Rated PG-13)

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“LIVE at the Writers House” featuring One Book, One Philadelphia

Mon, February 25, 2019 7:00 P.M.
Kelly Writers House, 3805 Locust Walk

To explore the themes raised in Jesmyn Ward's novel, Sing, Unburied, Sing , a group of writers and a musical guest will share original work for a recording of the WXPN/Kelly Writers House collaboration "LIVE at the Writers House." For more information on this free event, email…

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One Book, One Philadelphia

Tue, February 26, 2019 4:00 P.M.
South Philadelphia Library

A special program inspired by Matt de la Peña and Christian Robinson’s Last Stop on Market Street, 2019’s One Book, One Philadelphia for Very Young Readers. Families and children grades K-6 are welcome.    

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Urban Medicine Cabinet

Tue, February 26, 2019 4:00 P.M.
Nicetown-Tioga 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.

Adult Young Adult Health Programs One Book, One Philadelphia Health

Book Discussion: Men We Reaped and Sing, Unburied, Sing

Tue, February 26, 2019 4:30 P.M.
David Cohen Ogontz Library

Sit down at your local library to discuss the connections between Jesmyn Ward’s memoir Men We Reaped and her novel, Sing, Unburied, Sing .   Reading the book beforehand is not required to join! Free books will be given out on a first-come basis.  

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Get on the Bus!

Wed, February 27, 2019 4:30 P.M.
Lillian Marrero Library

Children will read Last Stop on Market Street , discuss their own bus experiences, and create 3D paper buses to drive along a large map of Philadelphia bus routes.  

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Self-Care Workshop

Wed, February 27, 2019 6:00 P.M.
Bustleton Library

Join personal chef and community food educator Shayla Dorsey as she leads participants through hands-on activities to combat stress on a budget.  

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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…

Adult Young Adult Workshops and Enrichment One Book, One Philadelphia

Get on the Bus!

Thu, February 28, 2019 10:30 A.M.
Lovett Memorial Library

Children will read Last Stop on Market Street , discuss their own bus experiences, and create 3D paper buses to drive along a large map of Philadelphia bus routes.  

Young Adult School Age Toddler Arts and Crafts Programs Family Programs One Book, One Philadelphia Art Family Literature One Book, One Philadelphia

Book Discussion: Sing, Unburied, Sing

Thu, February 28, 2019 2:00 P.M.
Logan 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.  

Adult Discussion and Participation Black History Month One Book, One Philadelphia Literature One Book, One Philadelphia

Book Discussion: Sing, Unburied, Sing

Thu, February 28, 2019 2:00 P.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

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.  

Adult Discussion and Participation Black History Month One Book, One Philadelphia Literature One Book, One Philadelphia

Book Discussion: Sing, Unburied, Sing

Thu, February 28, 2019 5:00 P.M.
Bushrod 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.  

Adult Discussion and Participation Black History Month One Book, One Philadelphia Literature One Book, One Philadelphia

Rock n' Roll Sing-Along for Toddlers

Fri, March 1, 2019 10:30 A.M.
Roxborough Library

In this program, toddlers can rock out and add their own twist to classic children’s songs with shakers and other fun sound-makers.

Preschool Toddler Family Programs One Book, One Philadelphia Family Music One Book, One Philadelphia

Prison Labor Tour and Book Discussion

Sat, March 2, 2019 11:00 A.M.
Eastern State Penitentiary, 2027 Fairmount Avenue

In the early 20th-century Jim Crow South, Parchman Farm—the Mississippi State Penitentiary—was created as a model for inmate labor, which impacted the economy of the state of Mississippi. Here in Philadelphia,  Eastern State Penitentiary  also served as a model prison,…

Adult Community Events Discussion and Participation Speakers and Lectures One Book, One Philadelphia One Book, One Philadelphia

Book Discussion: Sing, Unburied, Sing

Sat, March 2, 2019 3:00 P.M.
Kingsessing 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.  

Adult Discussion and Participation Black History Month One Book, One Philadelphia Literature One Book, One Philadelphia
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