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Gregory Pardlo | Air Traffic: A Memoir of Ambition and Manhood in America with Kevin Young | Brown: Poems

Tue, April 24, 2018 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $15.00
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“Intensely personal … funny and poignant” ( New York Times) , Gregory Pardlo’s poetry collection Digest won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize. An out-of-nowhere coup for the relatively unknown Columbia University MFA student and teacher, it was also nominated for an NAACP Image…

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Jen Sincero | You Are a Badass at Making Money

Thu, April 26, 2018 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $15.00
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Jen Sincero is the no. 1 New York Times bestselling author of You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life , a sass-filled self-help book for people who want better lives but don’t want to get caught reading a self-help book. She is a success coach…

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A Taste of African Heritage

Fri, April 27, 2018 1:00 P.M.
Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library

Our six-week cooking program, A Taste of African Heritage, celebrates the healthy food traditions of the African diaspora. The program introduces participants to the rich cultural history of African heritage foods while providing them the tools they need to adopt this traditional way of eating…

Adult Health Programs Workshops and Enrichment Culinary Literacy African American Health & Fitness Health

Mocha Moms (and Kids)

Sat, April 28, 2018 11:00 A.M.
Lovett Memorial Library

Moms of color will meet monthly to chat.  Join us from 11:00 am to 1:00 p.m. Mocha Moms is a national organization, and this is the local chapter.

Adult School Age Toddler Discussion and Participation African American

The Libraries Are Appreciated

Now through Tue, May 1, 2018 9:00 P.M.
Art Department at Parkway Central Library

This exhibition takes its name from a 1943 painting by Jacob Lawrence that honors the library’s active role in providing free education for all. In celebration of Black History Month, the selection focuses on the work of African American artists. A wide range of resources accessible…

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A Taste of African Heritage

Fri, May 4, 2018 1:00 P.M.
Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library

Our six-week cooking program, A Taste of African Heritage, celebrates the healthy food traditions of the African diaspora. The program introduces participants to the rich cultural history of African heritage foods while providing them the tools they need to adopt this traditional way of eating…

Adult Health Programs Workshops and Enrichment Culinary Literacy African American Health & Fitness Health

African American Museum in Philadelphia

Tue, May 8, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library

Join representatives from the African American Museum in Philadelphia to learn more about the volunteer docent program as well as the new exhibit, Audacious Freedom: African Americans in Philadelphia 1776-1876. Questions? Contact AAMP’s Education Coordinator at (215) 274-0380 ext. 249

Adult Young Adult Senior Discussion and Participation Workshops and Enrichment Other Great Programs African American Philadelphia History

Jesmyn Ward | Sing, Unburied, Sing

Wed, May 9, 2018 12:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

In Conversation with Kalela Williams, Director of Neighborhood Enrichment Programming A “hypnotic” novelist whose ease with vernacular puts her “in fellowship with such forebears as Zora Neale Hurston and William Faulkner” ( The New Yorker ), Jesmyn Ward won the 2011…

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A Taste of African Heritage

Fri, May 11, 2018 1:00 P.M.
Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library

Our six-week cooking program, A Taste of African Heritage, celebrates the healthy food traditions of the African diaspora. The program introduces participants to the rich cultural history of African heritage foods while providing them the tools they need to adopt this traditional way of eating…

Adult Health Programs Workshops and Enrichment Culinary Literacy African American Health & Fitness Health

Meet Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow, author of Mommy's Khimar

Sat, May 12, 2018 1:00 P.M.
Children's Department at Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

Get ready for Ramadan with The Free Library!  Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow will introduce her new picture book, about a little Muslim American girl who plays dress-up with her mother's head scarves.  Saturday, May 12, 1 p.m., in the Story Hour Room.  Free. Parkway Central Library…

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An Entrepreneurship Extravaganza

Sat, May 12, 2018 1:00 P.M.
Joseph E. Coleman Northwest Regional Library

Cost: FREE

Local author Yani, whose new book is Hoop Dreams Deflated, will discuss self-publishing and brand building.  Following the talk we will have a chance to ask questions.  This program will run from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

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Philadelphia Reads W.E.B. Du Bois

Sun, May 13, 2018 2:00 P.M.
Social Science and History Department at Parkway Central Library

Discover the power of W.E.B. Du Bois’s 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

Nell Irvin Painter | Old in Art School: A Memoir of Starting Over

Tue, May 22, 2018 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

Celebrated historian Nell Irvin Painter’s many books include Sojourner Truth, Creating Black Americans , and, most recently, The History of White People , a national bestseller examining the dangerous socially constructed notion of whiteness. The Edwards Professor of American History,…

Adult Author Events Speakers and Lectures Author Events - Free Series African American Art Author Events Biography & Autobiography Literature

Mocha Moms (and Kids)

Sat, May 26, 2018 11:00 A.M.
Lovett Memorial Library

Moms of color will meet monthly to chat.  Join us from 11:00 am to 1:00 p.m. Mocha Moms is a national organization, and this is the local chapter.

Adult School Age Toddler Discussion and Participation African American

Philadelphia Reads W.E.B. Du Bois

Sun, May 27, 2018 2:00 P.M.
Social Science and History Department at Parkway Central Library

Discover the power of W.E.B. Du Bois’s 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

Philadelphia Reads W.E.B. Du Bois

Sun, June 10, 2018 2:00 P.M.
Social Science and History Department at Parkway Central Library

Discover the power of W.E.B. Du Bois’s 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 Museum in Philadelphia

Tue, June 12, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library

Join representatives from the African American Museum in Philadelphia to learn more about the volunteer docent program as well as the new exhibit, Audacious Freedom: African Americans in Philadelphia 1776-1876. Questions? Contact AAMP’s Education Coordinator at (215) 274-0380 ext. 249

Adult Young Adult Senior Discussion and Participation Workshops and Enrichment Other Great Programs African American Philadelphia History

Philadelphia Reads W.E.B. Du Bois

Sun, June 24, 2018 2:00 P.M.
Social Science and History Department at Parkway Central Library

Discover the power of W.E.B. Du Bois’s 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

Chat-n-Chew Book Club

Tue, July 31, 2018 6:00 P.M.
West Oak Lane Library

Do you love to read?  Do you like to talk?  If you do, please consider joining the West Oak Lane Library's book group. We will meet approximately every five weeks and have books scheduled up through September.  Stop in the library and see what we will be reading. This evening…

Adult Senior Discussion and Participation African American Book Clubs

Chat-n-Chew Book Club

Tue, September 11, 2018 6:00 P.M.
West Oak Lane Library

Do you love to read?  Do you like to talk?  If you do, please consider joining the West Oak Lane Library's book group. We will meet approximately every five weeks and have books scheduled up through September.  Stop in the library and see what we will be reading. This evening…

Adult Senior Discussion and Participation African American Book Clubs
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