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Through this Lens: African American Photographers

Now through Fri, March 15, 2019 10:00 A.M.
Art Department at Parkway Central Library

This exhibition of books and other materials from the collections of the Art Department offers a look at the camera work of African American artists from the earliest days of photography to today. In addition to photographers like Augustus Washington, Gordon Parks and Lorna Simpson, this…

Adult Young Adult Senior Exhibitions Black History Month African American Art Biography & Autobiography Philadelphia History Photography History

CareerLink Workshop

Fri, March 15, 2019 1:00 P.M.
Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library

Build Your Job Skills, Find a Career! Sign up with a certified PA CareerLink Navigator to develop your resume, search for jobs, learn about job skills training, and connect directly with PA CareerLink resources. Please speak to a staff member to sign-up or call 215.686.7502 for more information.

Adult Young Adult Senior Career Workshops Jobs & Job Seekers

Movement Theater Workshop

Fri, March 15, 2019 3:15 P.M.
Whitman Library

Inspired by the theme for International Women’s Day 2019: Balance for the Better, this workshop for teens and young adults will explore ideas about women heroes, traditions, and attributes using our bodies, voices, and memories.  Activities may include a physical warm-up, personal…

Young Adult Other Great Programs Performing Arts

Friday Games and Puzzles

Fri, March 15, 2019 3:30 P.M.
Cecil B. Moore Library

Enjoy a selection of games, puzzles, and Wii games after school every Friday. Ages 7 and up. Programs subject to change. Day care groups and schools must call ahead to schedule an appointment.

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

Map-Making Workshop

Fri, March 15, 2019 3:30 P.M.
Kingsessing Library

What would you do without GPS? Explore old and new maps, and different forms of navigation, as we create our own maps to our favorite places.

Adult Young Adult School Age Arts and Crafts Programs Family Programs One Book, One Philadelphia Maps

Hand Salve Making

Sat, March 16, 2019 12:00 P.M.
Fumo Family Library

In this one-hour workshop you will learn how to make your own moisturizing salve at home using all natural ingredients like shea butter and beeswax as well as easy to grow at home herbs! You will leave with a salve sample made in the group as a class and the knowledge to make your own salves!…

Adult Young Adult Other Great Programs Environment & Nature

DIY with Abigail

Sat, March 16, 2019 1:00 P.M.
Fumo Family Library

We’ll make something new that you can take home with you every time we meet, such as bouncy balls and some fun crafts that the group suggests! For kids in grades K-12.   

Young Adult School Age Arts and Crafts Programs arts & crafts

LGBTQ Teen Cafe

Sat, March 16, 2019 1:30 P.M.
Tacony Library

LGBTQ Teen Café 1:30-4:00 Air hockey!  Crafts!  Gaming!  Jigsaw puzzles!  Snacks! Learn something new, meet new friends, or come to just chill. Refreshments provided by Sawtown Tavern

Young Adult Other Great Programs LGBTQ Free Library of Pride

LEAP: Women's History Month

Mon, March 18, 2019 4:00 P.M.
Holmesburg Library

Sisters of Freedom: The Daring Battle to End Slavery tells the story of the brave women, both black and white, who banded together to fight slavery decades before the Emancipation Proclamation. Like all History Making Productions films, this hour-long documentary includes a vibrant mix of…

Young Adult School Age LEAP Other Great Programs Children Women's History Month

Movie Matinee

Mon, March 18, 2019 4:00 P.M.
Blanche A. Nixon/Cobbs Creek Library

Enjoy an after school movie at the library.

Young Adult School Age Preschool Film Screening Children Teens

Moonstone Poetry Presents: New Voices: Philadelphia’s Emerging Poets

Mon, March 18, 2019 6:00 P.M.
South Philadelphia Library

A voice for everyone, listen, share, and connect with other writers. Join us for readings by emerging poets under the age of 25. An open reading follows the featured poets.  

Adult Young Adult Discussion and Participation Poetry

Crafternoon

Tue, March 19, 2019 4:00 P.M.
Cecil B. Moore Library

Join is for a short story and craft activity suitable for all skill levels. Ages 7 and up. Programs subject to change. Daycare groups and schools must call ahead to schedule an appointment.   

Young Adult School Age Arts and Crafts Programs Crafts & Hobbies arts & crafts

Kids Can Cook

Tue, March 19, 2019 4:00 P.M.
Queen Memorial Library

Healthy Cooking class for school-aged children, taught by serv-safe certified cooking instructor Keisha Prosser. Learn about food safety, prepare a full meal, and then help eat what you’ve created! For additional information, please call the librarian at 215-685-1899.  

Young Adult School Age Discussion and Participation Culinary Literacy Cooking & Nutrition Health

Teens Cook!

Tue, March 19, 2019 4:00 P.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

Teens in grades 7-12, please join us for a series of free, fun-filled programs! We’ll learn simple techniques for cooking healthy and delicious meals. Registration is required; please email hoopese@freelibrary.org, call 215-685-6621, or stop by the Reference Desk to sign up. This program…

Young Adult Health Programs Culinary Literacy Cooking & Nutrition Health

Teen Advisory Board

Tue, March 19, 2019 4:00 P.M.
Whitman Library

Young friends from 12-19 years old are invited to join our new Teen Advisory Board. These monthly meet ups will be a great way to make a difference in your community, plan events, recommend books, and earn community service credit. Snacks provided, no registration required.

Young Adult Other Great Programs Teens

Lankenau Live Healthy Series: Coping with Caregiver Stress

Wed, March 20, 2019 2:30 P.M.
Wynnefield Library

Educators from Lankenau Medical Center will lead a workshop on health and wellness.

Young Adult School Age Health Programs Health & Fitness

Mindful Breathing Workshop

Wed, March 20, 2019 4:00 P.M.
Cecil B. Moore Library

This three-part workshop will help older kids and teens learn skills and exercises to manage the wide range of emotions we experience throughout each day. Space is limited; please contact the Children’s Librarian at hoskinsonk@freelibrary.org to register.

Young Adult School Age Health Programs LEAP Health and Wellness Body, Mind & Spirit Children Family Teens Health

Shakespeare in the World Lecture Series: Shakespeare and the Law

Wed, March 20, 2019 6:00 P.M.
Literature Department at Parkway Central Library

Lecture will be held in Room 405. It's often said that people "bargain in the shadow of the law." But they also write in that same legal shadow. Shakespeare's plays are enriched by the legal culture in which they were created, but they question that culture as…

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

Democracy and Truth: a Short Philadelphia History

Wed, March 20, 2019 6:30 P.M.
Literature Department at Parkway Central Library

What is democracy?  It's a word often debated; a word we often overhear; a word with many subtleties and connotations; a word held dear by many throughout the world.  Join University of Pennsylvania's Walter H. Annenberg Professor of History Dr. Sophia Rosenfeld as she presents…

Adult Young Adult Discussion and Participation Other Great Programs Speakers and Lectures Free Library of Philadelphia Free Library of Philadelphia Programs & Services Philadelphia Philadelphia History Social Science History

Yoga

Wed, March 20, 2019 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
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