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Kids Yoga

Tue, April 30, 2019 4:00 P.M.
Children's Department at Parkway Central Library

Kids yoga with instructor Danielle Pramick. FREE! Mats are available, or bring your own.  This class will give kids a safe environment to play, explore and experience the wonderful benefits of yoga including grounding, self-expression, balance and flexibility. Class is centered…

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Edible Alphabet en Español: Learn Spanish Through Cooking at the Library

Tue, April 30, 2019 6:00 P.M.
Culinary Literacy Center at Parkway Central Library

Looking for a chance to brush up on your Spanish language skills? Interested in meeting new people, learning to cook a classic Latin American dish and have a great time? Join us in the Culinary Literacy Center for our first ever Spanish language cooking class! Tuesday, April 30, 2019 6:00 pm -…

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Nicole Weisensee Egan | Chasing Cosby: The Downfall of America’s Dad

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

Cost: FREE

A 14-year veteran crime reporter for the Philadelphia Daily News , Nicole Weisensee Egan was the first journalist to delve into Andrea Constand’s 2005 sexual assault allegations against Bill Cosby. As other news organizations lost interest, she dug deeper, developing sources and…

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Baby & Toddler Storytime (Encore)

Wed, May 1, 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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Legal Advice Live!

Wed, May 1, 2019 12:00 P.M.
Social Science and History Department at Parkway Central Library

Do you have a legal issue and need advice?  Volunteer attorneys from the Young Lawyers Division of the Philadelphia Bar Association will be available to consult with you for free during this workshop. No appointment is necessary. Wednesday, May 1, 2019 | 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Parkway…

Adult Workshops and Enrichment Law

A Voice for Peace, Concord and Harmony: XIII International Poetry Festival in Philadelphia (Room 405)

Wed, May 1, 2019 6:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

A voice for peace, concord and harmony, the XIII International Poetry Festival in Philadelphia will congregate poets from Latin America, Spain and USA in an evening of verse and music. Each poet will read one piece, and at the end of each round a short musical performance will follow. After the…

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Susan Choi | Trust Exercise: A Novel

Thu, May 2, 2019 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

Excavating the hidden corners of the human heart and acclaimed for their “nuance, psychological acuity, and pitch-perfect writing” ( Los Angeles Times ), Susan Choi’s novels include the Asian American Literary Award-winning The Foreign Student ; American Woman , a finalist for…

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Book Arts Workshop: Flag books

Sat, May 4, 2019 10:00 A.M.
Art Department at Parkway Central Library

The flag book is one of the most popular and versatile book art structures. It is a simple construction that offers an energetic way to display images and/or words. Comprised of a simple accordion and “flags” the flag book can be designed in such a way that the flags and be…

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Storytime Yoga

Sat, May 4, 2019 10:30 A.M.
Children's Department at Parkway Central Library

Yoga instructor Beth Heed from Oak and Acorn Wellness will host a class filled with stories, yoga and fun for 2- to 5-year-olds and their caregivers. Move, play and explore your body in creative ways as we read stories!  No prior yoga experience is necessary.  Free! Wear something…

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Philadelphia Chinese Opera Society

Sat, May 4, 2019 1:00 P.M.
Music Department at Parkway Central Library

Saturday May 4th in the Montgomery Auditorium  at Parkway Central. The Philadelphia Chinese Opera Society will give a FREE performance of the traditional art of Chinese Opera. Come to see the traditional art in a different and novel form! PCOS is proud of its contribution to enhancing the…

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Chess Club

Sat, May 4, 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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Sundays on Stage: Colors of India

Sun, May 5, 2019 2:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Join the four dancers of AATMA Performing Arts on an epic journey charting the exciting evolution of Indian dance. This dynamic performance focuses on the explosive rhythms found in Indian classical and folk dance, which eventually gave rise to the globally recognized Bollywood dance and music…

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Sound Meditation for Children with Luna Maye

Mon, May 6, 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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Indian-ish with Priya Krishna

Mon, May 6, 2019 6:00 P.M.
Culinary Literacy Center at Parkway Central Library

Cost: $30 single / $45 couple

Priya Krishna grew up eating a special kind of food. Born and Raised in Dallas, Texas by Indian immigrants, Priya’s mother Ritu cooked meals redolent of her Indian heritage, but infused with American ingredients that made for a specific kind of fusion cuisine that Priya lovingly classifies…

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Monday Poets | “Whitman @ 200: Art and Democracy, featuring Leonard Gontarek and poets from the Poetry in Common Workshop.”

Mon, May 6, 2019 6:30 P.M.
Literature Department at Parkway Central Library

Walt Whitman's poetry spanned 19th century American life, and it is fitting that a bridge that crosses the Delaware river connecting Philadelphia and Camden, where he spent the last eighteen years of his life, is named for him. Although he travelled less in America in his…

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Mysterious Traveler All Stars - Spring 2019 Concert

Mon, May 6, 2019 7:00 P.M.
Music Department at Parkway Central Library

The  Mysterious Travelers  are back! After March's magnificent Winter Concert and the  One Book - Report performance back in July, the Mysterious Traveler All Stars take the stage once again at the Montgomery Auditorium at the  Parkway Central Library…

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Spanish Language Learning Circle - Information Session

Tue, May 7, 2019 6:00 P.M.
Education Philosophy and Religion Department at Parkway Central Library

Are you interested in learning Spanish or brushing up on your existing Spanish language skills? Have you ever started an online course only to lose motivation a few sessions in and never finish? Do you want to meet new people and explore adult learning opportunities at the library? Join us at…

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ENAensemble presents the Serial Opera Project

Tue, May 7, 2019 7:00 P.M.
Music Department at Parkway Central Library

ENAensemble’s new Serial Opera project is a multi-month performance of a new chamber opera. Each month, the next scene will be premiered, along with solo and chamber music performances by ENAensemble’s players. The opera, with a premise by the award-winning author and librettist…

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Lorene Cary | Ladysitting: My Year with Nana at the End of Her Century

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

Cost: FREE

“A powerful storyteller, frankly sensual [and] mortally funny" ( New York Times ), Lorene Cary is the author of the novels Pride , The Price of a Child , If Sons, Then Heirs , and the memoir Black Ice . A senior lecturer in creative writing at the University of Pennsylvania and the…

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Baby & Toddler Storytime (Encore)

Wed, May 8, 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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