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Community Care with Blew Kind: Poetry Workshop with Tea & Talks

Sat, March 9, 2019 1:00 P.M.
Culinary Literacy Center at Parkway Central Library

Blew Kind is the founder and owner of Franny Lou's Porch, a coffee and tea shop in Kensington that is dedicated to providing space for people to connect, rest, and mobilize. She is a lover of the African diaspora, poetry, teaching, dance, and sustainable business. Blew is committed to…

Adult Young Adult Senior Community Events Discussion and Participation Workshops and Enrichment Culinary Literacy

Rabble-Rousing Film Festival

Sat, March 9, 2019 1:30 P.M.
Lovett Memorial Library

Let's get together and see how some of the controversial movies from the past hold up.  What have we learned, how far have we come, how far do we still have to go, and how do we get where we want to be?  Watch a movie with us and we'll discuss it afterwards.  What a great…

Adult Young Adult Senior Film Screening Discussion and Participation Movies & Television

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 Come learn about the history of these “outdated” resources, and how they can be…

Adult Young Adult Senior Family Programs Speakers and Lectures Workshops and Enrichment Philadelphia Special Collections Maps Print and Picture Collection Changing City Hands-On History

Map-Making Workshop

Sat, March 9, 2019 2:00 P.M.
Joseph E. Coleman Northwest Regional 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

Family Tree Workshop

Sat, March 9, 2019 2:00 P.M.
Torresdale Library

Working together, children will use finger-painting and adults will learn to construct a family tree that can be added to for years to come.

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

Urban Medicine Cabinet

Sat, March 9, 2019 2:00 P.M.
South Philadelphia Library

Make and take home first aid ointment, herbal steam, and headache lozenges, while learning about the beneficial properties of specific herbs and flowers, and using a variety of apothecary tools and seasonally fresh grown ingredients from Nyambi Naturals Farm.

Adult Young Adult Health Programs One Book, One Philadelphia Health

Teen Book Club

Sat, March 9, 2019 2:00 P.M.
Logan Library

Do you love to read?  Do you like to talk about what you are reading?   We'll choose a different young adult book to read each month, form different genres, styles and authors.  Participants will help select the books.  Snacks will be provided.  Stop by and see…

Young Adult Discussion and Participation Book Clubs

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…

Young Adult School Age Preschool Toddler Senior Baby Family Programs Live Performances Sundays on Stage African American Children Family Music dance

Blues in Hip Hop for Teens

Mon, March 11, 2019 4:00 P.M.
McPherson Square Library

Listen to samples of early blues, soul, and contemporary hip hop to find common threads and learn to create your own blues-inspired song.

Young Adult School Age Family Programs One Book, One Philadelphia Music One Book, One Philadelphia

Pop-Up Cooking Classes with the Mobile Cooking Teachers

Mon, March 11, 2019 5:30 P.M.
Fishtown Community Library

Stop by once a month for Ree & Kei’s Pop-up Mobile Cooking classes. Bringing the fun back into the kitchen! Lessons include: knife skills, team building, cooking and baking principles, food safety, healthy choices, and how to cook with less sugar and salt.  You will enjoy a…

Adult Young Adult Health Programs Culinary Literacy Cooking & Nutrition Health

Film Screening: Down in the Delta (1998)

Mon, March 11, 2019 6:00 P.M.
Oak Lane Library

In this film directed by Maya Angelou, a single mother from a tough Chicago neighborhood spends a summer at her family's home in rural Mississippi. (Rated PG-13)

Adult Young Adult School Age Film Screening One Book, One Philadelphia One Book, One Philadelphia

Sisters in Freedom

Mon, March 11, 2019 6:00 P.M.
Blanche A. Nixon/Cobbs Creek Library

Sisters in Freedom tells the remarkable story of daring Philadelphia women, both white and black, who fought to end slavery. Like all History Making Productions documentaries, the film features compelling reenactments, expert interviews, state-of-the art animations, and rich variety of…

Adult Young Adult Senior Discussion and Participation Film Screening History Women's History Month

Houseplant workshop

Mon, March 11, 2019 6:30 P.M.
Fumo Family Library

A workshop for the novice and houseplant veteran alike, covering topics such as lighting, the benefits of houseplants, and everything in between. There will also be tips for an incredibly easy and fun DIY project. Bring questions and plants, if you like! This program is brought to you by The…

Adult Young Adult Workshops and Enrichment Environment & Nature

Road Trip Workshop

Tue, March 12, 2019 5:00 P.M.
Bushrod Library

Dreamers of all ages are invited to discuss where we’ve been, where we want to go, and map out future road trips in the form of a collage.

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

Get on the Bus!

Wed, March 13, 2019 3:30 P.M.
Greater Olney Library

Children will read Last Stop on Market Street , discuss their own bus experiences, and create 3D paper buses to drive along a large map of Philadelphia bus routes.  

Young Adult School Age Toddler Arts and Crafts Programs Family Programs One Book, One Philadelphia Art Family Literature One Book, One Philadelphia

Yoga

Wed, March 13, 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

Sattriya Dance Company

Wed, March 13, 2019 6:30 P.M.
Bustleton Library

Philadelphia-based Sattriya Dance Company was established in 2009 by sisters-in-law Madhusmita Bora and Prerona Bhuyan with a mission to promote Sattriya, a 600-year-old dance from the Vaishnavite monasteries of Assam. Sattriya is a living art form, preserved and practiced by celibate monks,…

Adult Young Adult School Age Senior Family Programs Live Performances Family dance

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.    

Adult Young Adult School Age One Book Author and Featured Events Live Performances One Book, One Philadelphia One Book, One Philadelphia

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…

Adult Young Adult School Age Other Great Programs African American Art Digital Collections Education Family Free Library of Philadelphia Programs & Services Health & Fitness Philadelphia History Rare Books, Manuscripts, & Digital Collections Special Collections Teens History printmaking architecture Changing City

Break into Baking for Teens

Thu, March 14, 2019 3:30 P.M.
Joseph E. Coleman Northwest Regional Library

Find out what it takes to start your own baking business.  Ms. O (Founder and CEO of Aunt Orphia's Pound Cake Company) will tell the story of her pound cake company. We'll decorate a dollop!  Using a slice of pound cake and a dollop of icing (provided), we'll decorate…

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