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Sonia Sotomayor | Turning Pages: My Life Story, Pasando Páginas, and The Beloved World of Sonia Sotomayor

Wed, September 5, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $15.00

Children’s Book Event Buy tickets here on August 22nd at 10:00 a.m. Sonia Sotomayor is the first Hispanic Justice of the United States Supreme Court whose extraordinary determination and drive led her from a Bronx housing project childhood to a post on the most esteemed bench in the United…

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Community Diabetes Prevention Program | Lose Weight and Help Prevent Diabetes

Wed, September 5, 2018 6:00 P.M.
South Philadelphia Library

Jefferson’s Center for Urban Health has trained Lifestyle Coaches who help you lose weight, become more active, and reduce stress. Overall PREVENT TYPE 2 DIABETES. Year – long program with weekly meetings for the first 6 months, then once or twice a month for the second 6 months.16…

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Bubbly Botanicals – making soda from herbs workshop

Wed, September 5, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Fumo Family Library

Learn to make your own simple syrups for sodas using herbs you can grow in your own backyard! This demonstration workshop is presented by Urbanstead. You will be offered samples of multiple sodas for taste testing.

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Birding and Binoculars: An Introduction

Wed, September 5, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Joseph E. Coleman Northwest Regional Library

Learn the basics of birdwatching, and how to use binoculars, during a bird walk. You will be led by the Environmental Education Planner for Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, who is the co-host of the Urban Wildlife Podcast . We will meet at the Joseph E. Coleman library for a 20-minute…

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T’ai Chi

Thu, September 6, 2018 2:00 P.M.
Fumo Family Library

Based on Chinese soft-style martial arts, modern T’ai Chi is best known as a gentle slow-motion exercise that improves balance, leg strength, relaxation, deep breathing, calmness, focus and alertness. Please wear comfortable clothing. Registration is required. To register, please call…

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Philly Hott Radio live stream “Racism within the Black/Brown Communities”

Thu, September 6, 2018 5:00 P.M.
Haddington Library

Philly Hott Radio will be conducting a live stream radio broadcast entitled “Racism within the Black/Brown Communities” at Haddington Library on Thursday, September 6th at 5pm.  Patrons are invited to join us at the library or tune in on YouTube and Facebook Live.

Adult Discussion and Participation

The Publisher is Ambitious: William Bartram's Travels

Thu, September 6, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Rare Book Department at Parkway Central Library

William Bartram’s Travels was an unprecedented mix of literary genres—part travel book, part scientific record and description — a romantic narrative, an ethnography of Southern native peoples, and an exposition by Bartram on natural and theological philosophy. When the…

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Headshots at the BRIC!

Fri, September 7, 2018 11:00 A.M.
Business Resource and Innovation Center at Parkway Central Library

Get a FREE headshot photo taken at the Business Resource & Innovation Center (BRIC)! Headshots are a new service for entrepreneurs, nonprofit professionals, job seekers, and more! Use your photo to enhance your professional portfolio and make your LinkedIn profile stand out among the…

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Edible Alphabet - Learning English Through Cooking! (Aprender ingles a traves de cocinar!)

Fri, September 7, 2018 12:00 P.M.
Lillian Marrero Library

Adults are invited to this FREE English class.  Each week we read, write, and speak in English--and cook a meal together! Los adultos estan invitados a esta clase de ingels GRATIS. Cada semana leemos, escribimos y hablamos en ingles - y cocinamos juntos! Fridays 12:00 p.m. – 3:00…

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First Friday Genealogy

Fri, September 7, 2018 12:00 P.M.
Independence Library

Monthly brown bag discussion group with occasional speakers meets every first Friday  from 12:00 to 2 p.m.  Open to the public and anyone with an interest in genealogy or family history. Brought to you by The National Archives of Philadelphia, The Free Library, and the Genealogical…

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Cookbook Club

Sat, September 8, 2018 2:00 P.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

Do you enjoy cooking and sharing meals with friends? Join us one Saturday a month as we explore a new cookbook. We’ll each choose a recipe from the featured cookbook to make and bring for sharing with the group. On September 8, we will be preparing recipes from Cravings by Chrissy Teigen…

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Philadelphia Honey Festival at Bartram’s Garden

Sun, September 9, 2018 10:00 A.M.
Bartram’s Garden | 5400 Lindbergh Blvd. Philadelphia, 19143

Join the Free Library of Philadelphia Book Bike at Bartram's Garden for the Philadelphia Honey Festival. “Bartram’s Garden is proud to host the Philadelphia Honey Festival and spread awareness about how much we rely on honey bees. Honey Fest is a fun family event, and it also…

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Job Lab

Mon, September 10, 2018 12:00 P.M.
Nicetown-Tioga Library

Are you looking for a job and finding that everyone requires online applications?  We can help you! Space may be limited; first come, first served.  From 12:00 p.m. to 2::00 p.m.

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Mindfulness Meditation | Chair Yoga

Mon, September 10, 2018 12:30 P.M.
Fumo Family Library

Ground your mind and body with Mindfulness Meditation and Chair Yoga. Spend a peaceful half-hour with a guided meditation. Chair yoga is a twist on traditional yoga, making it accessible for any age. This program is for adults. Newcomers please attend the 12:30 p.m. class. Our 2:00 p.m. Chair…

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Mindfulness Meditation | Chair Yoga

Mon, September 10, 2018 1:30 P.M.
Fumo Family Library

Ground your mind and body with Mindfulness Meditation and Chair Yoga. Spend a peaceful half-hour with a guided meditation. Chair yoga is a twist on traditional yoga, making it accessible for any age. This program is for adults. Newcomers please attend the 12:30 p.m. class. Our 2:00 p.m. Chair…

Adult Family Programs Health and Wellness Body, Mind & Spirit Yoga

Meatless Monday Make and Take

Mon, September 10, 2018 4:00 P.M.
South Philadelphia Library

Join Chef Char Nolan for an all-ages vegan cooking class. Bring home a delicious plant-based meal. All levels of experience welcome.

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Medicare 101

Mon, September 10, 2018 5:30 P.M.
Fumo Family Library

Join us for an educational seminar by Dan Yody, Independent Benefit Consultant, to help you understand your options when enrolling with Medicare, retiring, or reviewing your benefits each year. We will answer your questions regarding Medicare Open Enrollment (October 15 – December 7),…

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Tree Stories: An Expanded Book Discussion

Mon, September 10, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Oak Lane Library

Join us to discuss The Man Who Planted Trees: A Story of Lost Groves, the Science of Trees, and a Plan to Save the Planet.  We’ll also hear from the city’s Parks and Recreation’s Tree Philly program to learn we can be stewards of neighborhood and yard trees, view images…

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Overdose Awareness and Reversal Training

Mon, September 10, 2018 6:00 P.M.
South Philadelphia Library

FREE training on how to reverse the effects of an opioid overdose using naloxone presented by the Philadelphia Department of Public Health. To register please go to  overdose.prevention@phila.gov. Walk-ins are welcome!

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African American Interest Book Discussion

Mon, September 10, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Philbrick Hall at Parkway Central Library

The African American Interest Book Discussion Group will hold its next session on September 10, 2018. We will discuss Bad Men and Wicked Women by Eric Jerome Dickey. Light refreshment will be served, but please RSVP by September 6th to Lisa Hardy by email to hardyl@freelibrary.org or at…

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