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Know Your Courts! Court Basics 101

Tue, October 23, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library

Learn about the organization and procedures of the PA Judicial System. Topics: the different subject matters of each court, knowing your way around the courtroom, how judges are selected and how you can be an informed citizen.   Presented by Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts

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This Is What Democracy Reads Like: A Conversation with Wilson Goode

Tue, October 23, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Paschalville Library

Join a conversation with the Honorable W. Wilson Goode, former mayor of Philadelphia, about his new book  Black Voters Mattered: A Philadelphia Story . Dr. Goode will talk about how essential voting and elections are to our communities. Learn the history of an era of…

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Please Eat the Daisies

Tue, October 23, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Bushrod Library

Want to wow your guests at your next gathering? Learn how to make these creative and fun edible Vegetable and Fruit Centerpieces!      * Melon Carousel      * Squash terrine      * Tomato roses      * Zucchini and…

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Michael Solomonov and Steve Cook | Israeli Soul: Easy, Essential, Delicious

Tue, October 23, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

In conversation with Sam Sifton Acclaimed for “cooking that bursts with freshly ground spices and complex flavors” ( New York Times ), Michael Solomonov brought Middle Eastern, North African, Mediterranean, and Eastern European influences to bear in his Philadelphia flagship…

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Storytime Under the Stars

Tue, October 23, 2018 7:00 P.M.
Northeast Regional Library

Families can enjoy stories, songs, and fingerplays in the library’s garden. Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult.

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English as a Second Language Class

Wed, October 24, 2018 10:00 A.M.
Paschalville Library

The Paschalville Community Group provides English as a Second Language Classes for students of all levels. Registration for new students is held on Tuesday at 12:30 p.m.

Adult New Americans ESL

Open Climb

Wed, October 24, 2018 10:30 A.M.
Cecil B. Moore Library

Come take advantage of our new play space, featuring a miniature rockwall! Our redesign encourages 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 subject to staff…

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Wed, October 24, 2018 10:30 A.M.
Kingsessing Library

Join us on Wednesday mornings at 10:30 for storytime! Children aged 3-5 and their grownups are welcome – no sign up required. Just drop on by!

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Preschool Storytime

Wed, October 24, 2018 11:00 A.M.
Thomas F. Donatucci, Sr. Library

Join Miss Jackie for stories, songs, finger plays and movement activities every Wednesday morning at the library! On pleasant days, we will have storytime outside in the library’s garden, so please bring a blanket to sit on. *Groups, please call to schedule a separate appointment…

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Community Story Time

Wed, October 24, 2018 11:00 A.M.
Cecil B. Moore Library

Join us for our family & community story time! Children ages 0-5, their siblings, and their caregivers are invited for stories, songs, and movement. Day care groups and preschools must call ahead.

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Baby & Toddler Story Time Encore

Wed, October 24, 2018 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!. Encore Wednesday at 11 a.m.  Parkway Central Library Children's Department Ground Floor, 1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103 215.686.5369 ***Programs are subject to change*** Find us on…

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Achieving Immortality Series – Four Great Poets and the Cultures that Shaped Them

Wed, October 24, 2018 11:00 A.M.
Senior Services at Parkway Central Library

Who Was William Blake? Swarthmore College Professor Betsy Bolton explores the world of William Blake. The second lecture in the series of four! Montgomery Auditorium

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Open Computer Lab

Wed, October 24, 2018 12:00 P.M.
Northeast Regional Library

Work on a special project and get one-on-one assistance. Lab is open for 2 hours. This class is offered on a first come, first served basis and space is limited. Register in the lab, by signing the clipboard.

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Choosing a Medicare Plan

Wed, October 24, 2018 12:30 P.M.
Independence Library

Join us for an educational seminar by Benefits Consultant Dan Yody.  Understand  your options when enrolling with Medicare, retiring, or reviewing your benefits each year.

Adult Discussion and Participation

ESL Class - Intermediate

Wed, October 24, 2018 12:30 P.M.
Charles Santore Library

This 2 hour long class runs twice a week on Wednesdays.  This class is free and registration is not required, however, regular attendance is recommended. Questions?  Call the librarian at 215-686-1766.

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Intermediate ESL Class

Wed, October 24, 2018 12:30 P.M.
Walnut Street West

PEDAL@GSE ESL Classes are FREE for adults (17 years+); Registration is preferred. REGISTER IN PERSON AT THE LIBRARY. Classes sponsored by the Penn GSE Educational Linguistics Division.

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Wed, October 24, 2018 3:00 P.M.
Walnut Street West

Young children and families are invited to join us for stories, songs, and activities!

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Let's Speak English | For International Adults

Wed, October 24, 2018 3:00 P.M.
Ramonita G. de Rodriguez Library

Join us for a weekly conversation hour and build your confidence in speaking English. Topics may include: small talk, holidays, customs, and common slang. You can practice speaking English in a casual and relaxed environment without examinations. You will be able to make friends with other…

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Wed, October 24, 2018 3:30 P.M.
Teen Center at Parkway Central Library

GEEK OUT! Hang out in the Teen Center and geek out about all your favorite fandoms! Play Dungeons and Dragons, Yugi-oh, Magic the Gathering, board games, and more. Work on a cosplay or a decorate a deck box. try a game you've never played before. Ages 12-18 welcome.

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A Halloween Haunted House

Wed, October 24, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Fumo Family Library

The year is 1818. Something has gone terribly wrong in the lab of  Dr. Frankenstein. You will be a witness to this dreadful development.  Come celebrate one of the most gruesome ghost stories of all time and behold the frightful union of the monster and his bride. Crafts, games,…

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