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Book Arts Workshop: Accordion Books

Sat, October 13, 2018 10:00 A.M.
Art Department at Parkway Central Library

The accordion book is a folded paper structure that can be read page by page or stretched out to be displayed all at once. During this workshop, we will construct an accordion style book with its own belly band for safe keeping. For the more advanced, there will be an option to add sewn in pages…

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Saturday Crafternoons

Sat, October 13, 2018 2:00 P.M.
Fox Chase Library

Calling crafters of all experience levels: come craft with us at the library! Join us for some basic instruction, idea sharing, coordinated projects, and good company. No experience necessary. Intended for adults and young adults. 

Adult Young Adult Senior Arts and Crafts Programs arts & crafts

Ray Didinger | The Eagles Encyclopedia: Champions Edition with Mark Leibovich | Big Game: The NFL in Dangerous Times

Sat, October 13, 2018 2:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

Fly Eagles fly! Five-time Pennsylvania Sportswriter of the Year Ray Didinger updated his and late co-writer Robert S. Lyons’s bestselling The Eagles Encyclopedia —“the definitive book for any Eagles fan” ( Philadelphia Daily News )—to reflect the quintessential…

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Philadelphia Reads W.E.B. Du Bois

Sun, October 14, 2018 2:00 P.M.
Social Science and History Department at Parkway Central Library

Discover the power of W.E.B. Du Bois’ ideas and their significance in our time.  This reading group focuses on the “The Souls of Black Folk,” his seminal study of African-American civilization at the turn of the 20th Century.  Led by Du Bois scholar and activist, Dr.…

Adult Young Adult Senior Discussion and Participation African American Philadelphia History Social Science

Anime & Manga Discussion Group for Kids & Teens

Mon, October 15, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Ramonita G. de Rodriguez Library

Children ages 11 and up and teens are invited to explore Japanese animation, comics and pop culture! Get to know different anime and manga series and try your hand at fan activities. For more information, contact Sara Palmer, Children's Librarian, at 215-686-1768 or palmers@freelibrary.org.

Young Adult School Age Discussion and Participation Film Screening Children Movies & Television Anime & Manga

Meatless Monday

Mon, October 15, 2018 4:00 P.M.
South Philadelphia Library

Join Chef Char Nolan for an all-ages vegan cooking class. All levels of experience welcome.

Young Adult Health Programs Culinary Literacy Cooking & Nutrition Health

This Is What Democracy Sings Like

Mon, October 15, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Falls of Schuylkill Library

Join Singing City as they bring a choral message of love, and sing songs inspired by democratic traditions of activism, community engagement, and social justice. They will also perform classical pieces, and will invite the community to join in singing.  This event is part of "This…

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Navigating the Justice System: Court Basics 101

Mon, October 15, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Fumo Family Library

This course will illuminate the organization and procedures of the Pennsylvania Judicial System with the goal of bringing Pennsylvanians awareness of and confidence in their courts. We will discuss the different subject matters of each court, knowing your way around the courtroom, how judges are…

Adult Young Adult Workshops and Enrichment Law Social Justice

MONDAY POETS | Katie Ford & Paul Lisicky

Mon, October 15, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Literature Department at Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

KATIE FORD’ S latest book of poetry is If You Have to Go , published by Graywolf Press.  Her three previous collections are Blood Lyrics , Colosseum , and Deposition . The recipient of a Lannan Literary Fellowship and the Larry Levis Reading Prize, she teaches at the University of…

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Choosing a High School

Tue, October 16, 2018 4:00 P.M.
McPherson Square Library

Parents, need help with choosing a high school for your child? McPherson Square Library would like to help.  Come and hear about the admission process.  Learn about the different high school choices.  Open to all parents and children in 7th and 8th grade.  Snacks provided.

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Bending the Binary: Celebrating National Coming Out Month

Tue, October 16, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Nicetown-Tioga Library

Explore the fluidity of gender expression from masculinity to feminity, and everything in between and outside of the gender norm.  Activities will include story sharing, fingernail painting, make up, tying ties, walking in heels and other forms of gender expression. This is a family…

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Craft & Chat

Wed, October 17, 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,…

Adult Young Adult Arts and Crafts Programs Crafts & Hobbies Crochet Knitting

Please Eat the Daisies

Wed, October 17, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Fox Chase Library

Want to wow your guests at your next gathering? Learn how to make these creative and fun edible Vegetable and Fruit Centerpieces!      * Melon Carousel      * Squash terrine      * Tomato roses      * Zucchini and…

Adult Young Adult Senior Workshops and Enrichment Cooking & Nutrition Crafts & Hobbies

Fiber Craft Group

Wed, October 17, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Blanche A. Nixon/Cobbs Creek Library

Bring your latest project and enjoy an evening of crafting and conversation with fellow artists. Assistance with knitting and crochet projects usually available. All skill levels welcome. 

Adult Young Adult Senior Arts and Crafts Programs Crochet Knitting

Let's Speak English! For International Adults

Wed, October 17, 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 17, 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

Teen Reading Lounge: An Interactive Book Club for Teenagers

Thu, October 18, 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

Log Off & Chill

Thu, October 18, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Lovett Memorial Library

Tweens and teens are encouraged to join us for some fun activites.  Together we will explore communicating with one another in a safe environment, talk about our real feelings and learn how to de-escalate our anger. We will be joined by Lynette Medley M.Ed. - Founder/CEO - No More…

Young Adult School Age Workshops and Enrichment

Yoga for adults!

Thu, October 18, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Thomas F. Donatucci, Sr. 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. Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. except the second Thursday of every month. Please bring a mat.     

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