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A Free Tour of Philadelphia: The Changing City Exhibition

Tue, December 11, 2018 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…

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It's LIT for Little Brown Girls

Wed, December 12, 2018 5:30 P.M.
Oak Lane Library

Join us for an interactive book club for young girls of color.  We'll focus on books with characters that look like us!  For girls, ages 7 to 11.

School Age Discussion and Participation African American Book Clubs

A Free Tour of Philadelphia: The Changing City Exhibition

Tue, December 18, 2018 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

It's LIT for Little Brown Girls

Wed, December 19, 2018 5:30 P.M.
Oak Lane Library

Join us for an interactive book club for young girls of color.  We'll focus on books with characters that look like us!  For girls, ages 7 to 11.

School Age Discussion and Participation African American Book Clubs

A Free Tour of Philadelphia: The Changing City Exhibition

Thu, December 20, 2018 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

Kwanzaa Celebration at the Library

Thu, December 27, 2018 11:00 A.M.
Lovett Memorial Library

Celebrate Kwanzaa at the library!  Mama Carla will share stories of Kwanzaa.  For all ages.

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Kwanzaa Celebration at the Library

Thu, December 27, 2018 5:30 P.M.
Logan Library

Join us for a Kwanzaa program that includes an explanation of the cultural holiday, a Kwanzaa story, lighting the candles, and trying out a recipe.  We'll also watch "Black Candle:  A Kwanzaa Celebration", a film by M. K. Asante and narrated by Maya Angelou.

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Philadelphia Reads W.E.B. Du Bois

Sun, January 13, 2019 2:00 P.M.
Social Science and History Department at Parkway Central Library

Discover the power of W.E.B. Du Bois’ ideas and their significance in our time.  This reading group focuses on the “The Souls of Black Folk,” his seminal study of African-American civilization at the turn of the 20th Century.  Led by Du Bois scholar and activist, Dr.…

Adult Young Adult Senior Discussion and Participation African American Philadelphia History Social Science

African American Interest Book Discussion

Mon, January 14, 2019 6:00 P.M.
Philbrick Hall at Parkway Central Library

The African American Interest Book Discussion Group will hold its next meeting on January 14, 2019 in Room 405 from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. We will discuss the One Book One Philadelphia selection Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesamyn Ward. Light refreshments will be…

Adult Discussion and Participation One Book, One Philadelphia African American Book Clubs

Philadelphia Reads W.E.B. Du Bois

Sun, January 27, 2019 2:00 P.M.
Social Science and History Department at Parkway Central Library

Discover the power of W.E.B. Du Bois’ ideas and their significance in our time.  This reading group focuses on the “The Souls of Black Folk,” his seminal study of African-American civilization at the turn of the 20th Century.  Led by Du Bois scholar and activist, Dr.…

Adult Young Adult Senior Discussion and Participation African American Philadelphia History Social Science

Bluesy Style Sounds for All

Mon, February 4, 2019 6:30 P.M.
Oak Lane Library

Mississippi, particularly the Delta, lays claim to being the land where the Blues began.  Join Weez the Peeples Collective Duo, featuring Ali Richardson on vocals, guitar, and more, along with Artistic Director and lead percussionist, Karen "Magic Fingaz" Smith as we chase the…

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Monday Poets| Vernita Hall

Mon, February 11, 2019 6:30 A.M.
Literature Department at Parkway Central Library

VERNITA HALL is the author of Where William Walked (Willow Books), winner of the Willow Books Grand Prize for Poetry, and of the Robert Creeley Prize from Marsh Hawk Press. Her book   The Hitchhiking Robot Learns About Philadelphians was published by Moonstone Press as the winner of the…

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Book Talk with Marquis Bey

Mon, February 25, 2019 6:30 P.M.
Falls of Schuylkill Library

Marquis Bay will discuss his new book " Them Goon Rules:  Essays on Radical Black Feminism" (due out February 2019), which reads like a critical memoir and queries the function and implications of politicizing Blackness, Black feminism, and queerness. " Them Goon Rules"…

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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…

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