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Ben Macintyre | The Spy and the Traitor: The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War

Thu, October 18, 2018 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

Praised for his “elegant, jaunty, and very British high style” ( New York Times ), Ben Macintyre is the bestselling author of A Spy Among Friends , Agent Zigzag , Operation Mincemeat , and Double Cross , among other books. He has adapted several of these stories into popular…

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Friday Gaming

Fri, October 19, 2018 3:30 P.M.
Cecil B. Moore Library

Enjoy a selection of board games, card games, and Wii games after school every Friday. Intended for school-age children through teens. Day care groups must call to schedule a separate appointment.

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This Is What Democracy Moves Like

Sat, October 20, 2018 1:00 P.M.
Logan Library

Learn elements of African and Carribean dance which originated from moves of activism or expressions of solidarity--some of which we still see in today's hip hop, during a free workshop. Also, hear from a civic engagement group about the issues at stake during the upcoming election.…

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LGBTQ Teen Cafe

Sat, October 20, 2018 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

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The Quizarding World of Harry Potter

Sat, October 20, 2018 2:00 P.M.
Fumo Family Library

What would you get if you added powdered root of asphodel to an infusion of wormwood? Anyone? Potter? Ok, that was a trick question. But if you think you’re the brightest witch or wizard of your generation, then come to “The Quizarding World of Harry Potter.” Your Defense…

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Saturday Crafternoons

Sat, October 20, 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. 

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Bending the Binary: Celebrating National Coming Out Month

Sat, October 20, 2018 2:30 P.M.
Logan 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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Teen Halloween Horrors Craft

Mon, October 22, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Blanche A. Nixon/Cobbs Creek Library

Get into the Halloween spirit with a creepy craft, snacks, and more!

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Mitch Albom | The Next Person You Meet in Heaven: The Sequel to The Five People You Meet in Heaven

Mon, October 22, 2018 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $45/$30—couple + book/single + book
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Tickets on sale September 7, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. Couples Ticket “A writer with soul” (Los Angeles Times) who captures the delicacies of the human condition, author, journalist, screenwriter, and nationally syndicated columnist Mitch Albom is best known for the phenomenon that is …

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Teen Tuesdays: Community Service

Tue, October 23, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Nicetown-Tioga Library

Do you need community service volunteer hours for school? Are you interested in doing something positive in the neighborhood? Come volunteer your time and help make your library, neighborhood, and world a better place!

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This Is What Democracy Reads Like: A Conversation with Wilson Goode

Tue, October 23, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Paschalville Library

Join a conversation with the Honorable W. Wilson Goode, former mayor of Philadelphia, about his new book  Black Voters Mattered: A Philadelphia Story . Dr. Goode will talk about how essential voting and elections are to our communities. Learn the history of an era of…

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Please Eat the Daisies

Tue, October 23, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Bushrod 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…

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Achieving Immortality Series – Four Great Poets and the Cultures that Shaped Them

Wed, October 24, 2018 11:00 A.M.
Senior Services at Parkway Central Library

Who Was William Blake? Swarthmore College Professor Betsy Bolton explores the world of William Blake. The second lecture in the series of four! 4th Floor Culinary Classroom

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A Halloween Haunted House

Wed, October 24, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Fumo Family Library

The year is 1818. Something has gone terribly wrong in the lab of  Dr. Frankenstein. You will be a witness to this dreadful development.  Come celebrate one of the most gruesome ghost stories of all time and behold the frightful union of the monster and his bride. Crafts, games,…

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Craft & Chat

Wed, October 24, 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,…

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Haunted Library!

Wed, October 24, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Torresdale Library

Are you brave enough for the Ghouls to lead you through the Haunted Meeting Room? ! Start Halloween with a "scary" visit in our Haunted Library!  Not recommended for kids under 9, the Haunted Meeting Room will feature strobe and black lights, as well as scary…

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Yoga

Wed, October 24, 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.      

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Let's Speak English! For International Adults

Wed, October 24, 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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This Is What Democracy Reads Like: A Conversation with Wilson Goode

Wed, October 24, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Joseph E. Coleman Northwest Regional Library

Join a conversation with the Honorable W. Wilson Goode, former mayor of Philadelphia, about his new book  Black Voters Mattered: A Philadelphia Story . Dr. Goode will talk about how essential voting and elections are to our communities. Learn the history of an era of…

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Teen Reading Lounge: An Interactive Book Club for Teenagers

Thu, October 25, 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…

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