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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…

Young Adult Career Workshops Other Great Programs Cooking & Nutrition Business & Entrepreneurs

Chess Club

Thu, March 14, 2019 4:00 P.M.
South Philadelphia Library

Learn to play chess or improve your game! Students of all ages, and all levels welcome.  Register with Prashant at GhoksheP@freelibrary.org.  

Young Adult School Age Other Great Programs Chess

Teen Talk

Thu, March 14, 2019 4:30 P.M.
Greater Olney Library

Join your friends to discuss current events, school, politics, friendship-whatever you want. Let your voice be heard! Ages 12 and up.

Young Adult Discussion and Participation Other Great Programs Teens

Lankenau Live Healthy Series: Choose to be Fit

Thu, March 14, 2019 4:30 P.M.
Haddington Library

Educators from Lankenau Medical Center will lead a workshop on health and wellness.

Young Adult School Age Health Programs Health & Fitness

Creative Crochet with Ms. Traci

Thu, March 14, 2019 5:30 P.M.
Paschalville Library

Join Ms. Traci for Creative Crochet! Beginners are welcome!

Young Adult School Age Arts and Crafts Programs Art Crafts & Hobbies Crochet Knitting

Through this Lens: African American Photographers

Now through Fri, March 15, 2019 10:00 A.M.
Art Department at Parkway Central Library

This exhibition of books and other materials from the collections of the Art Department offers a look at the camera work of African American artists from the earliest days of photography to today. In addition to photographers like Augustus Washington, Gordon Parks and Lorna Simpson, this…

Adult Young Adult Senior Exhibitions Black History Month African American Art Biography & Autobiography Philadelphia History Photography History

CareerLink Workshop

Fri, March 15, 2019 1:00 P.M.
Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library

Build Your Job Skills, Find a Career! Sign up with a certified PA CareerLink Navigator to develop your resume, search for jobs, learn about job skills training, and connect directly with PA CareerLink resources. Please speak to a staff member to sign-up or call 215.686.7502 for more information.

Adult Young Adult Senior Career Workshops Jobs & Job Seekers

Movement Theater Workshop

Fri, March 15, 2019 3:15 P.M.
Whitman Library

Inspired by the theme for International Women’s Day 2019: Balance for the Better, this workshop for teens and young adults will explore ideas about women heroes, traditions, and attributes using our bodies, voices, and memories.  Activities may include a physical warm-up, personal…

Young Adult Other Great Programs Performing Arts

Map-Making Workshop

Fri, March 15, 2019 3:30 P.M.
Kingsessing 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

Friday Games and Puzzles

Fri, March 15, 2019 3:30 P.M.
Cecil B. Moore Library

Enjoy a selection of games, puzzles, and Wii games after school every Friday. Ages 7 and up. Programs subject to change. Day care groups and schools must call ahead to schedule an appointment.

Young Adult School Age Family Programs Games and Gaming Board Games and Role-Playing

Hand Salve Making

Sat, March 16, 2019 12:00 P.M.
Fumo Family Library

In this one-hour workshop you will learn how to make your own moisturizing salve at home using all natural ingredients like shea butter and beeswax as well as easy to grow at home herbs! You will leave with a salve sample made in the group as a class and the knowledge to make your own salves!…

Adult Young Adult Other Great Programs Environment & Nature

DIY with Abigail

Sat, March 16, 2019 1:00 P.M.
Fumo Family Library

We’ll make something new that you can take home with you every time we meet, such as bouncy balls and some fun crafts that the group suggests! For kids in grades K-12.   

Young Adult School Age Arts and Crafts Programs arts & crafts
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