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Civil Rights Work—from Little Rock to Prince Edward County—and the American Friends Service Committee

Wed, October 4, 2017 6:30 P.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

Author Gregory Barnes will read from his book A Centennial History of the American Friends Service Committee and sign copies of the book, which will be available for purchase. Philadelphia's own American Friends Service Committee is celebrating its 100th anniversary as a model human rights…

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Mervyn King | Brexit and the Future of the Global Economy

Wed, October 4, 2017 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $15.00
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The governor of the Bank of England and Chairman of its Monetary Policy Committee from 2003 to 2013, Lord Mervyn King steered the U.K.’s central banking institution through the financial crisis of 2008 and the ensuing recession. Currently a professor at NYU and the London School of…

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Resume Open Lab

Thu, October 5, 2017 11:00 A.M.
Frankford Library

Need help with your resume? Come to our resume open lab with extended laptop time.

Adult Young Adult Computer Classes Computers Jobs & Job Seekers

Edible Alphabet: English as a Second Language

Thu, October 5, 2017 12:00 P.M.
Whitman Library

Learn English at the Whitman Library with Edible Alphabet, a FREE class that teaches English through cooking.  This class runs on Thursdays, from 12:00 - 3:00 p,m.  Edible Alphabet is a comprehensive program that seeks to fulfill the need in Philadelphia for…

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Jeffrey Eugenides | Fresh Complaint: Stories

Thu, October 5, 2017 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $15.00
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“Lyrical and portentous” ( The New York Times ), Jeffrey Eugenides is the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel  Middlesex; The Virgin Suicides , which was adapted into a feature film by Sofia Coppola; and The Marriage Plot , a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist…

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Job Fair

Fri, October 6, 2017 10:00 A.M.
Paschalville Library

The Free Library is excited to announce a series of Job Fairs for 2017, made possible by the generous support of Citizens Bank. Join us at Paschalville Library on Friday, October 6th from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. to meet with employers recruiting for customer service, sales, administration,…

Adult Career Workshops Jobs & Job Seekers Job Fairs

Join the Philadelphia Police Department!

Fri, October 6, 2017 10:30 A.M.
Northeast Regional Library

Learning about the hiring process; information about educational, physical, age, testing, and scoring requirements will be provided. Free, no registration required.

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First Friday Genealogy

Fri, October 6, 2017 12:00 P.M.
Independence Library

Monthly brown bag discussion group with occasional speakers meets every first Friday  from 12:00 to 2 p.m.  Open to the public and anyone with an interest in genealogy or family history. Brought to you by The National Archives of Philadelphia, The Free Library, and the Genealogical…

Adult Discussion and Participation Genealogy General Research

Spliced - Jon McGoran Book Launch

Fri, October 6, 2017 6:00 P.M.
Philbrick Hall at Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

Join author Jon McGoran for the launch of his latest book, the near-future science fiction thriller Spliced, which Kirkus calls, “Timely, thrilling, and more than a little scary.” McGoran’s other books include the acclaimed ecological thrillers Drift, Deadout, and Dust Up,…

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Paint a Cityscape

Sat, October 7, 2017 2:00 P.M.
Northeast Regional Library

Join us for an easy and fun art workshop for adults where you learn how to paint a city scene using acrylics and will produce a complete painting in just two hours!  Our teacher, Bonnie Bacich, is a professional art teacher and storyteller who has offered numerous programs with the Free…

Adult Arts and Crafts Programs Art arts & crafts

Cookbook Club: My Two Souths

Sat, October 7, 2017 2:00 P.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

Do you enjoy cooking and sharing meals with friends? Join us one Saturday a month as we explore a new cookbook. We’ll each choose a recipe from the featured cookbook to make and bring for sharing with the group. Registration is limited; please stop by the Reference Desk, call 215-685-6621,…

Adult Family Programs Cooking & Nutrition

Sundays on Stage: Keepers of the Culture

Sun, October 8, 2017 2:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

The rich legacy of the African Oral Tradition has been preserved in the stories told among the African American communities that survived and thrive in Philadelphia.  Come hear this rich tapestry of tales told by members of Keepers of the Culture . This series is made possible by funding…

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English Conversation Group

Mon, October 9, 2017 5:30 P.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

Please join us for a free conversation hour as you build your confidence in speaking English. Topics may involve small talk, holidays and customs, and common slang. Participants will get to practice speaking in a casual environment and meet other international adults. This program will be held…

Adult New Americans New Americans ESL

Internet and Computer Basics II

Tue, October 10, 2017 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" before signing up for this session. Space is limited; pre-registration is required.

Adult Computer Classes Hot Spots Computers

Internet and Computer Basics I

Tue, October 10, 2017 10:30 A.M.
Bustleton Library

Learn how to effectively and safely search the Internet.  Some basic computer skills are helpful.  Space is limited; pre-registration is required.

Adult Computer Classes Hot Spots Computers

Read & Rap - A Senior Book Discussion Club

Tue, October 10, 2017 1:00 P.M.
Fumo Family Library

A Senior Book Discussion Club in conjunction with Marconi Older Adult Program. For more information, please contact Stella White at  215-717-1970. The book selected for this month is Me before You by JoJo Moyes .

Adult Family Programs Book Clubs

E.J. Dionne, Jr. and Norman J. Ornstein | One Nation After Trump: A Guide for the Perplexed, the Disillusioned, the Desperate, and the Not-Yet Deported

Tue, October 10, 2017 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $15.00
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In conversation with Dick Polman , "Writer in Residence" at the University of Pennsylvania, and national political columnist at WHYY's Newsworks.org E.J. Dionne Jr. is a syndicated columnist who appears twice weekly in  The Washington Post  and nearly 100 other…

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Media Minutes with the People's Media Collection

Wed, October 11, 2017 12:00 P.M.
Northeast Regional Library

Trainers from the People's Media Collection will walk participants through how to film, edit, and share videos using tablets and smartphones. Some skills you'll walk away with include: framing shots, interviewing people, basic film editing, adding effects to videos and sharing your…

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Media Minutes with the People's Media Collection

Wed, October 11, 2017 3:00 P.M.
Northeast Regional Library

Trainers from the People's Media Collection will walk participants through how to film, edit, and share videos using tablets and smartphones. Some skills you'll walk away with include: framing shots, interviewing people, basic film editing, adding effects to videos and sharing your…

Adult Young Adult Senior Workshops and Enrichment Digital Media

Author Talk: Sharon McConnell-Sidorick

Wed, October 11, 2017 6:30 P.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

Author Sharon McConnell-Sidorick will discuss her book Silk Stockings and Socialism: Philadelphia's Radical Hosiery Workers from the Jazz Age to the New Deal. Sharon McConnell-Sidorick is an historian, author, and activist who grew up in the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia.  She…

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