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ENAensemble presents the Serial Opera Project

Tue, March 5, 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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Brittney Cooper | Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower with Rebecca Traister | Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women’s Anger

Tue, March 5, 2019 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

In converation with Rebecca Traister , author of Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women’s Anger Examining the intersections of race, gender, and politics in a popular monthly Cosmo column, Brittney Cooper is also a professor of women’s and gender studies and Africana studies…

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Frankenstein Day One

Wed, March 6, 2019 12:00 P.M.
Literature Department at Parkway Central Library

Frankenstein has been tantalizing readers since its publication in January, 1818. The novel not only raises moral and ethical questions, it challenges scientific thought. The Literature Department of the Free Library of Philadelphia, in partnership with Pure Expression, invites you to journey…

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Disrupting The Patriarchy 2019 with Radha Agrawal

Wed, March 6, 2019 6:30 P.M.
Business Resource and Innovation Center at Parkway Central Library

Cost: $10/$25

In celebration of International Women's Day, join us for the third annual  Disrupting the Patriarchy .   This year's event will feature Radha Agrawal, author of  Belong: Find Your People, Create Community and Live a More Connected Life . We will kick off the…

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Frankenstein Day Two

Thu, March 7, 2019 12:00 P.M.
Literature Department at Parkway Central Library

Frankenstein has been tantalizing readers since its publication in January, 1818. The novel not only raises moral and ethical questions, it challenges scientific thought. The Literature Department of the Free Library of Philadelphia, in partnership with Pure Expression, invites you to journey…

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David Treuer | The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Native America from 1890 to the Present

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

Cost: FREE

An Ojibwe from the Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota and an unromantic chronicler of Native American culture and literature, David Treuer is the author of the novels Prudence , Little , The Hiawatha , and The Translation of Dr. Appeles . He is a professor of literature and creative…

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Book Arts Workshop: Longstitch

Sat, March 9, 2019 10:00 A.M.
Art Department at Parkway Central Library

Registration will open Tuesday, February 19th at 12:00pm Called long-stitch because of the long stitches visible on the spine of the book, this non-adhesive binding technique dates back to the Middle Ages. Participants will be taught the basic sewing technique and will make an…

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Hands-on History at The Free Library, Parkway Central

Sat, March 9, 2019 2:00 P.M.
Rare Book Department at Parkway Central Library

From Blimps to Buildings: Exploring Philadelphia through Historic Photographs and Maps Before the advent of Google Maps and online satellite images, people relied on printed maps and aerial photographs. Come learn about the history of these “outdated” resources, and how they can be…

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Sundays on Stage: The Brave Little Tailor

Sun, March 10, 2019 2:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

With expressive masks, life-size puppets, original music and imaginative scenic effects, Enchantment Theatre Company brings this beloved story to life in its uniquely magical way! Montgomery Auditorium Doors open at 1:30 p.m. Free Admission! Seating is on a first-come, first-seated basis. This…

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Book To Movie Night-Jane Eyre

Mon, March 11, 2019 6:00 P.M.
Literature Department at Parkway Central Library

Our first film series for 2019 asks the question: what was better, the book or the movie? Jane Eyre  will be the second movie of this four-part series. The movie will begin promptly at 6:00 pm.  Please register at Eventbrite: https//moviejeyre.eventbrite.com Parkway Central…

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Thousand Dollar Dinner with Author Becky Diamond and Chef Adam Diltz

Mon, March 11, 2019 6:00 P.M.
Culinary Literacy Center at Parkway Central Library

In the mid-19th century, Philadelphia invited seasoned New York culinarians to an extravagant dinner in response to a cooking challenge. Philadelphia chef James W. Parkinson rose to the challenge and created a seventeen-course meal known as the “Thousand Dollar Dinner.” Sourcing…

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Big Kids (age 2-5) Story Time

Tue, March 12, 2019 11:00 A.M.
Children's Department at Parkway Central Library

Stories, songs, rhymes, music, movement, and lots of fun for children ages 2-5 and their caregivers. Tuesdays at 11:00 a.m. Stay for Play Group on Tuesdays at 11:30 a.m. 

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Play Group

Tue, March 12, 2019 11:30 A.M.
Children's Department at Parkway Central Library

Creative Play for children ages 2-5 and their caregivers. Tuesdays at 11:30 a.m., after Storytime. Socialize with other families, make new friends, and develop early literacy skills through play. 

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Darius James | Negrophobia: An Urban Parable

Tue, March 12, 2019 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

Author and spoken-word artist Darius James’s 1992 masterpiece, the William S. Burroughs meets Thomas Pynchon meets Ishmael Reed fever-dream Negrophobia , is a raunchy, raucous, headlong dive into the many faces of American racism. With other works including That's Blaxploitation: Roots…

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Workplace Wednesday: Resume Review

Wed, March 13, 2019 10:00 A.M.
Workplace at Parkway Central Library

Stop by the Workplace between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. to have your resume reviewed by a hiring manager with over two decades of experience hiring, firing, and managing employees.  No registration is required! You will be seen on a first-come first-served basis. Wednesday,…

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One Book, One Philadelphia Finale Event

Wed, March 13, 2019 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

  Philadelphia author Lorene Cary, the 2003 inaugural One Book, One Philadelphia a uthor, will host an evening of performances to celebrate and conclude the 2019  One Book season. Performances will include poetry, storytelling, and music tied to Sing, Unburied, Sing.    

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A Free Tour of Philadelphia: The Changing City Exhibition

Thu, March 14, 2019 3:00 P.M.
Rare Book Department at Parkway Central Library

Come and learn about our city’s exciting, dynamic, and often forgotten history with a guided tour of Philadelphia: The Changing City exhibition. The tour will be led by an exhibition curator in the Dietrich Gallery in the Rare Book Department , which is located on the third floor of the…

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Frans de Waal | Mama's Last Hug: Animal Emotions and What They Tell Us about Ourselves

Thu, March 14, 2019 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $15.00
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Esteemed primatologist Frans de Waal is the author of The Bonobo and the Atheist , a “tour de force” ( Nature ) exploration of the biological roots of human morality found in primate social emotions, including empathy, reciprocity, and fairness. One of Time ’s 100 Most…

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FREE PERCUSSION WORKSHOPS FEATURING KAREN SMITH

Sat, March 16, 2019 2:00 P.M.
Music Department at Parkway Central Library

This exciting new series of percussion and drum workshops opens with Sistahs Laying Down Hands launching an inaugural performance, and then continues Saturdays over the next three months. Programs start at 2:00 PM , and musicians at any skill level are welcome! Karen Smith is lead percussionist…

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Lidia Bastianich | My American Dream: A Life of Love, Family, and Food

Mon, March 18, 2019 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $41/$26-couple + book/single + book
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Couples Ticket Renowned chef and restaurateur Lidia Bastianich is the owner and co-owner of celebrated Italian restaurants in Manhattan, Pittsburgh, and Kansas City. The author of a baker’s dozen cookbooks, a judge on Masterchef Jr. Italy , and a regular contributor to television cooking…

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