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Community Meeting with 12th District Community Officers

Mon, April 30, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Paschalville Library

Join us for our monthly Police Service Area (PAS) community meeting. This is an opportunity for the community to interact with the police and an opportunity for the police to interact with the community. We are taking a collaborative approach to problems in the community, exchanging…

Adult Young Adult Senior Discussion and Participation

Author Talk: Thom Nickels

Mon, April 30, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

Author Thom Nickels will discuss his book Philadelphia Mansions: Stories and Characters behind the Walls. Philadelphia's grand mansions and architectural treasures reflect its iconic status in American history, for each Greek Revival home and Corinthian column tells a compelling story of the…

Adult Speakers and Lectures Fiction Philadelphia Philadelphia History

Spinning Yarns

Mon, April 30, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Fumo Family Library

For those who knit and crochet, bring your latest project and enjoy a relaxing, low-key evening of crafting at the library.  All fiber arts are welcome. This program is intended for adults.    

Adult Senior Arts and Crafts Programs arts & crafts


Mon, April 30, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Charles Santore Library

Monday night yoga for all levels with certified instructor. Adults and teens of all skill levels are welcome to participate.  Please, bring your own mat.  New participants will be asked to sign a waiver. 

Adult Young Adult Health Programs Body, Mind & Spirit Yoga

ESL Conversation Group

Mon, April 30, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Charles Santore Library

This group is a great way to practice speaking everyday English. ALL are welcome.

Adult New Americans New Americans ESL

Mysterious Travelers Featuring Rob Martino

Mon, April 30, 2018 7:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Arts on 1/8/87  Featuring Rob Martino Co-starring the collection & expertise of the librarians in the  Newspapers and Microfilm Center Rob Martino is Philadelphia based drummer, composer, and educator. Rob has studied with some world-class musicians, including Ralph…

Adult Live Performances Mysterious Travelers Free Library of Philadelphia Music Hearing Loop

John Sandford | Twisted Prey: A Lucas Davenport Novel

Mon, April 30, 2018 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

John Sanford is the nom de plume of Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist John Camp, a respected Midwestern newspaperman with a decades-long career. He is the author of the  no. 1 New York Times -bestselling Prey series of books, featuring maverick Minnesota detective Lucas Davenport. His other…

Adult Author Events Speakers and Lectures Author Events - Free Series Author Events Fiction

Exhibition - Page & Panels: A Brief Glimpse at Graphic Novels

Tue, May 1, 2018 8:45 A.M.
Children's Literature Research Collection at Parkway Central Library

The world of graphic novels is all-encompassing.  Comic strips, wordless novels, and comic books have all influenced modern graphic novelists as they continue to expand the medium.  Today, stories of racial inequality, gender expression, and climate change share shelf space with…

Adult Young Adult School Age Senior Other Great Programs Art Children Comics & Graphic Novels Education Literacy Literature Rare Books, Manuscripts, & Digital Collections Special Collections Teens History children's literature

ESL Class

Tue, May 1, 2018 10:00 A.M.
Whitman Library

English Language Class is provided by the Center for Literacy. To register, please call 215-474-1235 ext. 229 and ask for English Test Days, or speak to a librarian for more details.

Adult New Americans Language Study ESL

Introduction to Finding Grants

Tue, May 1, 2018 10:00 A.M.
Regional Foundation Center at Parkway Central Library

Discover what funders are looking for in nonprofits seeking grants. During this interactive workshop you will learn: who funds nonprofits, what funders want to know about organizations they are interested in funding, how to identify potential funders and make the first approach. Advance…

Adult Discussion and Participation Other Great Programs Workshops and Enrichment RFC Program Calendar Fundraising Nonprofit

Urban League Career Development | Rediscover yourself, Find your future, Make New Choices!

Tue, May 1, 2018 10:00 A.M.
The Urban League of Philadelphia

This FREE Career Development course will include the following topics: Identifying your gifts or talents Job or education placement assistance Creating an impactful resume Strengthening interviewing skills Assertiveness training Assistance with job placement, creating a resume, and strengthening…

Adult Career Workshops

Internet and Computer Basics III-Websearching

Tue, May 1, 2018 10:30 A.M.
Bustleton Library

Learn how to effectively and safely search the Internet.  Some basic computer skills are helpful. Participant should have attended "Internet and Computer Basics I and II" before signing up for this session. Space is limited; pre-registration is required.

Adult Computer Classes Hot Spots Computers

English as a Second Language Class

Tue, May 1, 2018 11:00 A.M.
Paschalville Library

The Paschalville Community Group provides English as a Second Language Classes for students of all levels. Registration for new students is held on Tuesday at 12:30 p.m.

Adult New Americans ESL

Laptop Lab: Email Basics

Tue, May 1, 2018 12:00 P.M.
Frankford Library

Learn to use e-mail and set up your own free account. 

Adult Computer Classes Computers Technology

Tai Chi

Tue, May 1, 2018 12:00 P.M.
Andorra Library

Join us for a healthy and stress relieving break in the middle of your day.  Our instructor, Henry Vuong, has been studying Tai Chi since childhood.  Those with medical conditions should check with their doctor before participating.  This free, 6-week program is…

Adult Senior Health Programs Health & Fitness Tai Chi

Read, Baby, Read: Teeny Tiny Art Club

Tue, May 1, 2018 1:00 P.M.
Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library

Encourage fine motor skills, creativity, and early literacy through art exploration!  Please arrive early, space is limited. Childcares and groups, please call the library to make an appointment. Read, Baby, Read is a series of fun programs for babies, toddlers and their families, using new…

Adult Toddler Baby Family Programs

Spring into Home Cooking

Tue, May 1, 2018 2:00 P.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

Make this season’s vegetables the all-stars at your table this spring. Join chef Chris Paul and nutritionist Leigh-Ann Charles-Paul to learn the how and why of using fresh ingredients grown in and around Philadelphia.  Spring dishes welcome sweetness and crunch using root vegetables…

Adult Health Programs Culinary Literacy Cooking & Nutrition

Chat-n-Chew Book Club

Tue, May 1, 2018 6:00 P.M.
West Oak Lane Library

Do you love to read?  Do you like to talk?  If you do, please consider joining the West Oak Lane Library's book group. We will meet approximately every five weeks and have books scheduled up through September.  Stop in the library and see what we will be reading. This evening…

Adult Senior Discussion and Participation Book Clubs

Curtis Sittenfeld | You Think It, I’ll Say It: Stories

Tue, May 1, 2018 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

In conversation with Jennifer Weiner , author of numerous bestselling books including her recent memoir  Hungry Heart: Adventures in Life, Love, and Writing and the Little Big Foot series of young adult novels. “Popular but intellectual, accessible but mysterious” (NPR), Curtis…

Adult Author Events Speakers and Lectures Author Events - Free Series Author Events Fiction Literature Hearing Loop

The Libraries Are Appreciated

Now through Tue, May 1, 2018 9:00 P.M.
Art Department at Parkway Central Library

This exhibition takes its name from a 1943 painting by Jacob Lawrence that honors the library’s active role in providing free education for all. In celebration of Black History Month, the selection focuses on the work of African American artists. A wide range of resources accessible…

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