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Teen Tuesdays: Crafts

Tue, October 9, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Nicetown-Tioga Library

What will be making this week?  

Young Adult Arts and Crafts Programs arts & crafts

Anatomy Eats, Part One

Tue, October 9, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Culinary Literacy Center at Parkway Central Library

This class is the first in a series that explores physiological systems of the body by way of cuisine and anatomy. Taste a heart, eat a brain, and dine on blood as prepared by chef Ari Miller as physician Jonathan Reisman explains the intricate workings of those very same organs. Anatomy Eats…

Adult Young Adult Senior Community Events Culinary Literacy Cooking & Nutrition

African American Museum in Philadelphia

Tue, October 9, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library

Join representatives from the African American Museum in Philadelphia to learn more about the volunteer docent program as well as the new exhibit, Audacious Freedom: African Americans in Philadelphia 1776-1876. Questions? Contact AAMP’s Education Coordinator at (215) 274-0380 ext. 249

Adult Young Adult Senior Discussion and Participation Workshops and Enrichment Other Great Programs African American Philadelphia History

EXHIBITION COMING SOON: Philadelphia -The Changing City

Wed, October 10, 2018 9:00 A.M.
Rare Book Department at Parkway Central Library

October 10, 2018 – April 13, 2019 An exhibition in the Rare Book Department  From river to skyline and stoop to stoop, Philadelphia has been re-formed and re-shaped throughout its history. Its transformation from bustling port to workshop of the world to World Heritage City and hub…

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

Wed, October 10, 2018 11:00 A.M.
Senior Services at Parkway Central Library

Who Was John Milton? University of Delaware Professor Kristin Poole illuminates the life and work of John Milton. The first lecture in the series of four! Room 108

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Drag Queen Storytime!

Wed, October 10, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Lovett Memorial Library

What could be more fabulous than having some favorite stories read by an actual Queen?  A Drag Queen, in this case. This program celebrates LGBT History Month and is for all ages.

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Craft & Chat

Wed, October 10, 2018 5:30 P.M.
Ramonita G. de Rodriguez Library

Do you crochet, knit, cross-stitch, or do other kinds of handwork? Are you learning a new kind of craft? Please join our weekly Craft & Chat at the Rodriguez Library! Bring ongoing projects or start a new one. Limited supplies of certain materials are available.   For more information,…

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Online Safety

Wed, October 10, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Torresdale Library

Students will learn best practices for increasing their safety and privacy online. S ign-up is not required, but space is limited.

Adult Young Adult Senior Computer Classes Hot Spots Computers

Shakespeare in the World Lecture Series: Shakespeare’s Monsters

Wed, October 10, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Literature Department at Parkway Central Library

Lecture will be held in the Literature Department, 2nd floor. The word “monster” in English originally referred to an animal or human child born with a birth defect; the word came directly from the Latin "monstrum," which indicated a violation of natural order, an omen, or…

Adult Young Adult Senior Speakers and Lectures Literature Shakespeare in the World

Let's Speak English! For International Adults

Wed, October 10, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Senior Services at Parkway Central Library

Join our weekly conversation hour. Topics may involve small talk, holidays and customs, and common slang.  Practice speaking in a casual environment-no exams!  Meet other international adults.  The program is free.  Regristration is required.  Call the Senior…

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Yoga

Wed, October 10, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Fishtown Community Library

Wipe away the stress of the week and get your body and mind ready for a relaxing weekend. Decompress, unwind, and relax and start your weekend off the right way. Brittany from Roots2Rise will be our instructor.      

Adult Young Adult Health Programs Body, Mind & Spirit Yoga

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

Wed, October 10, 2018 7:00 P.M.
Lovett Memorial 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…

Adult Young Adult School Age Speakers and Lectures African American Literature Philadelphia Philadelphia History Politics Midterms Matter

Benj Pasek, Justin Paul, and Val Emmich | Dear Evan Hansen: The Novel

Wed, October 10, 2018 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $20.00
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EVENT COMPLETELY SOLD OUT Join us for an exciting evening of conversation and live musical performances from the Tony, Oscar® & Golden Globe-winning team behind the musical, “Dear Evan Hansen.” Benj Pasek, Justin Paul, and Val Emmich will present  Dear Evan Hansen:…

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Online Safety

Thu, October 11, 2018 10:30 A.M.
Torresdale Library

Students will learn best practices for increasing their safety and privacy online. S ign-up is not required, but space is limited.

Adult Young Adult Senior Computer Classes Hot Spots Computers

Who's your granddaddy?

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

  Who's your granddaddy? A Genealogy Club for hobbyists and amateur genealogists looking to trace their roots, share their stories, find support for their interests, grow their research skills, and learn from the experts    Carol M. Sheaffer and Nancy C. Nelson of the…

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Teen Reading Lounge: An Interactive Book Club for Teenagers

Thu, October 11, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

Attention teens in grades 7-12! Are you looking for a community service opportunity this year? Are you passionate about your world and your future? Then, please join us for the Fall Session of Teen Reading Lounge (TRL). We will explore the topic of women’s rights through a series of…

Young Adult Discussion and Participation Teen Reading Lounge

What is Judaism?

Thu, October 11, 2018 7:00 P.M.
Education Philosophy and Religion Department at Parkway Central Library

Are Judaism and Jews a people, a nation, a religion, a culture, a way of life, or something else? Rabbi Joel Kessler will attempt to demystify one of the world's oldest and most misunderstood religions.  Please join us as Rabbi Kessler discusses the laws that constitute the core of…

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Friday Gaming

Fri, October 12, 2018 3:30 P.M.
Cecil B. Moore Library

Enjoy a selection of board games, card games, and Wii games after school every Friday. Intended for school-age children through teens. Day care groups must call to schedule a separate appointment.

Young Adult School Age Family Programs Children Family Games and Gaming Board Games and Role-Playing

John Cena and Elbow Grease

Fri, October 12, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Children's Literature Research Collection at Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

Wrestler, actor, and humanitarian John Cena will visit the Free Library to discuss and read from his new picture book, Elbow Grease .  This exciting debut guides readers to understanding the importance of perseverance and believing in yourself.  The event includes a moderated…

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