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Rain Check Workshop

Sat, February 16, 2019 2:00 P.M.
Logan Library

Come to this workshop to learn how you can get a free rain barrel from Philadelphia Water! Reduced pricing for downspout planters, rain gardens, depaving, and permeable pavers will also be offered. PWD’s Rain Check program gives Philadelphia residents an opportunity to reduce pollution…

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Rain Check Workshop

Tue, February 19, 2019 6:00 P.M.
Andorra Library

Come to this workshop to learn how you can get a free rain barrel from Philadelphia Water! Reduced pricing for downspout planters, rain gardens, depaving, and permeable pavers will also be offered. PWD’s Rain Check program gives Philadelphia residents an opportunity to reduce pollution…

Adult Senior Other Great Programs Environment & Nature House & Home

How to Save Energy In Your Home

Wed, February 20, 2019 6:30 P.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

Please join us for a panel discussion on how to save energy in your home and reduce your energy bills. The discussion will include resources for a home energy assessment, financial programs to improve the energy performance of homes, and guidance on shopping for low cost electricity.…

Adult Discussion and Participation Environment & Nature

Eyewitness Nature! with Bartram’s Garden

Thu, February 21, 2019 4:00 P.M.
Queen Memorial Library

Get up close and personal with nature in these educational workshops led by Bartram’s Garden staff. For school aged children up to 13 years old. For additional information, please call the librarian at 215-685-1899.    

School Age Other Great Programs Environment & Nature

Recycling Realities

Mon, March 4, 2019 6:30 P.M.
Falls of Schuylkill Library

This 8-week course will survey current recycling technologies and policies, with an emphasis on the recovery of value from municipal solid wastes.  In addition to addressing the recycling of glass, paper products, food wastes, and traditional common metals, special attention will be paid to…

Adult Senior Speakers and Lectures Discussion and Participation Environment & Nature Science

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

Recycling Realities

Mon, March 11, 2019 6:30 P.M.
Falls of Schuylkill Library

This 8-week course will survey current recycling technologies and policies, with an emphasis on the recovery of value from municipal solid wastes.  In addition to addressing the recycling of glass, paper products, food wastes, and traditional common metals, special attention will be paid to…

Adult Senior Speakers and Lectures Discussion and Participation Environment & Nature Science

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!…

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Recycling Realities

Mon, March 18, 2019 6:30 P.M.
Falls of Schuylkill Library

This 8-week course will survey current recycling technologies and policies, with an emphasis on the recovery of value from municipal solid wastes.  In addition to addressing the recycling of glass, paper products, food wastes, and traditional common metals, special attention will be paid to…

Adult Senior Speakers and Lectures Discussion and Participation Environment & Nature Science

Eyewitness Nature! with Bartram’s Garden

Thu, March 21, 2019 4:00 P.M.
Queen Memorial Library

Get up close and personal with nature in these educational workshops led by Bartram’s Garden staff. For school aged children up to 13 years old. For additional information, please call the librarian at 215-685-1899.    

School Age Other Great Programs Environment & Nature

Recycling Realities

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

This 8-week course will survey current recycling technologies and policies, with an emphasis on the recovery of value from municipal solid wastes.  In addition to addressing the recycling of glass, paper products, food wastes, and traditional common metals, special attention will be paid to…

Adult Senior Speakers and Lectures Discussion and Participation Environment & Nature Science

Macramé Plant Hanger Workshop

Sat, March 30, 2019 12:00 P.M.
Fumo Family Library

Join Urbanstead for a Macramé Plant Hanger workshop. Learn to make your own natural plant hangers in this beginner class. No prior experience is needed. In this one and a half hour workshop, you will learn: How to begin a Macramé piece, including an overview of necessary materials.…

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Recycling Realities

Mon, April 1, 2019 6:30 P.M.
Falls of Schuylkill Library

This 8-week course will survey current recycling technologies and policies, with an emphasis on the recovery of value from municipal solid wastes.  In addition to addressing the recycling of glass, paper products, food wastes, and traditional common metals, special attention will be paid to…

Adult Senior Speakers and Lectures Discussion and Participation Environment & Nature Science

Barry Lopez | Horizon

Tue, April 2, 2019 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

Barry Lopez won the National Book Award for Arctic Dreams , a “rich, abundant, vigorously composed” ( Boston Globe ) meditation on his travels in the barren but beautiful far North. His other work includes Of Wolves and Men , Crow and Weasel , and Resistance . Texas Tech…

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Recycling Realities

Mon, April 8, 2019 6:30 P.M.
Falls of Schuylkill Library

This 8-week course will survey current recycling technologies and policies, with an emphasis on the recovery of value from municipal solid wastes.  In addition to addressing the recycling of glass, paper products, food wastes, and traditional common metals, special attention will be paid to…

Adult Senior Speakers and Lectures Discussion and Participation Environment & Nature Science

Make and Take: Herbal Incense Cones & Smudges

Mon, April 15, 2019 6:00 P.M.
Whitman Library

Transform your herbs into incense for your home! In this hands on workshop, participants will learn how to make incense from all natural ingredients and oils. Participants will take home their own incense from this workshop. This program is presented by Urbanstead.

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Bill McKibben | Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out?

Tue, April 16, 2019 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $15.00
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“The world’s best green journalist” ( Time ), Bill McKibben gave one of the earliest cautions about global warming with his 1989 book The End of Nature . His many other bestselling books about the environment include Deep Economy , Eaarth , and Oil and Honey ; as well as a…

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Living Safely with Lead

Wed, April 17, 2019 6:30 P.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

Lead is ubiquitous, found in soil and dust, paint, drinking water from lead plumbing, and consumer products. Learn to identify and live safely with lead poisoning hazards in your home and community. This workshop is a program of the Philadelphia Lead Hazard Awareness Project (LHAP), and will be…

Adult Discussion and Participation Environment & Nature

Grow Your Own Microgreens and Sprouts!

Sat, April 27, 2019 3:00 P.M.
South Philadelphia Library

Urbanstead will be hosting a workshop where you will learn how to grow microgreens in your own home! Utilizing spaces as small as a windowsill, you’ll be provided the tools to have your own tiny garden of these nutritious snacks that you can add to your salads, sandwiches, or smoothies.

Adult Young Adult Other Great Programs Environment & Nature Family

Pandora's Garden: Nature Storytime

Fri, May 10, 2019 10:30 A.M.
Lovett Memorial Library

Hear nature-based songs and stories that inspire us to play outside.  A scavenger hunt will take us outside onto the grounds of the library where we will explore and play with natural materials.  For children ages 8 months to 5 years old, accompanied by an adult care-giver. This…

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