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Seed Swap

Sat, March 17, 2018 11:00 A.M.
Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library

Calling all gardeners, seed keepers, and heirloom enthusiasts! Join the Culinary Literacy Center and the Philadelphia Seed Exchange on Saturday, March 17th at 11 a.m. at the Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library. The program will start out with a brief presentation by farmers…

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Running & Hiking in Newfoundland

Mon, March 19, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Falls of Schuylkill Library

Looking for a unique place for your next running or hiking adventure?  How do seaside cliffs, whales, icebergs, small fishing villages, and Vikings sound?  Come learn about Newfoundland and hear what the island has to offer from local Philadelphian Dan Flickenger, who recently spent a…

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Anna Badkhen | Fisherman’s Blues: A West African Community at Sea with Min Jin Lee | Pachinko

Thu, March 22, 2018 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

With an artist’s eye and a ground-level view of people in extremis across the world, writer  Anna Badkhen offers “rich and lucid prose [that] illustrates her journey as vividly as might a series of photographs” ( Christian Science Monitor ). Her immersive investigations of…

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Lorrie Moore | See What Can Be Done: Essays, Criticism, and Commentary

Tue, April 10, 2018 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $15.00
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In conversation with Jayne Anne Phillips , author of Black Tickets, Lark & Termite, Machine Dreams, and director of Rutgers University-Newark’s MFA Creative Writing Program “Fluid, cracked, mordant, colloquial” ( The New York Times Book Review ),  Lorrie Moore’s…

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Richard Powers | The Overstory with William T. Vollmann | No Immediate Danger: Volume One of Carbon Ideologies

Thu, April 12, 2018 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

A “genuine artist … who can render the intricate dazzle of it all and at the same time plumb its philosophical implications” ( Esquire ), Richard Powers explores a remarkable range of subject matters in his novels. Among them are The Echo Maker , a story of the precarious…

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Rain Check Workshop

Tue, April 17, 2018 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. Philadelphia Water (PWD) believes that everyone can make a difference in transforming Philadelphia…

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Art & Nature for Teens!

Wed, April 25, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Andorra Library

Calling all teen artists and teen nature enthusiasts. We'll take it outside into the Wissahickon Valley Park for a 4-week program.  Activities will include painting, writing, hiking, birding, botany, and more.  No experience in any of these is necessary.  Space is limited -…

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Art & Nature for Teens!

Wed, May 2, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Andorra Library

Calling all teen artists and teen nature enthusiasts. We'll take it outside into the Wissahickon Valley Park for a 4-week program.  Activities will include painting, writing, hiking, birding, botany, and more.  No experience in any of these is necessary.  Space is limited -…

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Alan Stern and David Grinspoon | Chasing New Horizons: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto

Wed, May 2, 2018 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

The principal investigator of the New Horizons mission to Pluto, a planetary scientist, and an aerospace executive and consultant, Dr. Alan Stern has participated in a mind-blowing 29 space missions and has served in the loftiest strata of contemporary American space exploration. The chair of…

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Art & Nature for Teens!

Wed, May 9, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Andorra Library

Calling all teen artists and teen nature enthusiasts. We'll take it outside into the Wissahickon Valley Park for a 4-week program.  Activities will include painting, writing, hiking, birding, botany, and more.  No experience in any of these is necessary.  Space is limited -…

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Art & Nature for Teens!

Wed, May 16, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Andorra Library

Calling all teen artists and teen nature enthusiasts. We'll take it outside into the Wissahickon Valley Park for a 4-week program.  Activities will include painting, writing, hiking, birding, botany, and more.  No experience in any of these is necessary.  Space is limited -…

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