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Suite Talk I: Prelude

Sat, February 23, 2019 3:00 P.M.
Music Department at Parkway Central Library

Free talk and performance. February 23rd, 3pm-4pm, Music Department How to listen like Bach . We will examine how historically informed listening can deepen our experience of a piece in the concert hall. Excerpts by Gabrieli, Bach, and others will reveal the rich 350-year history of the cello.…

Adult Young Adult School Age Workshops and Enrichment Speakers and Lectures Live Performances Free Library of Philadelphia Music Performing Arts

Black History Month @ the Oscars: Training Day

Mon, February 25, 2019 6:00 P.M.
Literature Department at Parkway Central Library

History was made at the 2002 Academy Awards as Halle Berry became the first African American female to win the Oscar Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture. In addition, Denzel Washington won the Aacademy Award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture. Please join us in celebrating this historic…

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Big Kids (age 2-5) Story Time

Tue, February 26, 2019 11:00 A.M.
Children's Department at Parkway Central Library

Stories, songs, rhymes, music, movement, and lots of fun for children ages 2-5 and their caregivers. Tuesdays at 11:00 a.m. Stay for Play Group on Tuesdays at 11:30 a.m. 

Preschool Toddler Family Programs Storytimes Children Family Free Library of Philadelphia Literacy

Crotchet project

Tue, February 26, 2019 3:30 P.M.
Ramonita G. de Rodriguez Library

Come learn to crotchet with us!  Elba, one of Teen Leadership Assistants, will be leading this program.  

School Age Family Programs LEAP Children Crafts & Hobbies Education Family Free Library of Philadelphia Makers & Makerspaces Teens Crochet arts & crafts

Making An African Head Dress

Tue, February 26, 2019 4:00 P.M.
Widener Library

Participants will use cardboard, felt, tape, glue, and markers to make African influenced head dresses.      

School Age LEAP Family Programs Black History Month African American Children Education Family Free Library of Philadelphia Makers & Makerspaces Teens arts & crafts

Teen Resume Workshop

Wed, February 27, 2019 3:30 P.M.
McPherson Square Library

Hey Teens, it is cold outside, but deadlines for summer jobs will be fast approaching.  Make sure that you are ready.  Starting today, come to McPherson Square and get help making a resume.  

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Teen Book Club

Wed, February 27, 2019 4:00 P.M.
Lillian Marrero Library

In February/March 2019, we'll be reading Ghost Boys by author Jewell Parker Rhodes with Lillian Marrero's Teen Book club! Come share and discuss your thoughts on our February book Ghost Boys with your fellow teens! Ages 12-17. 

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Minecraft community

Thu, February 28, 2019 3:00 P.M.
Kensington Library

Come join our Minecraft community at the Kensington library!  We host a Minecraft session in the computer lab every Thursday from 3-5:30 p.m., where we build everything from farms and villages to swank modern homes. We have our own Minecraft Realm, a persistent server which allows us all to…

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Honoring Sculptor Kara Walker

Thu, February 28, 2019 4:00 P.M.
Widener Library

School-age participants will make various sculptures using glue, hair conditioner, and shaving cream.      

School Age LEAP Family Programs Black History Month African American Children Education Family Free Library of Philadelphia Makers & Makerspaces Teens arts & crafts

Big Kids (age 2-5) Story Time

Tue, March 5, 2019 11:00 A.M.
Children's Department at Parkway Central Library

Stories, songs, rhymes, music, movement, and lots of fun for children ages 2-5 and their caregivers. Tuesdays at 11:00 a.m. Stay for Play Group on Tuesdays at 11:30 a.m. 

Preschool Toddler Family Programs Storytimes Children Family Free Library of Philadelphia Literacy

Frankenstein: An Interactive Experience

Wed, March 6, 2019 12:00 P.M.
Literature Department at Parkway Central Library

A unique experience retelling the story of Frankenstein and exploring his world through a series of extraordinary objects. Frankenstein is an intimate audio and hands-on experience that takes you on a journey through the life and memories of Dr. Frankenstein and allows you to explore his…

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Frankenstein: An Interactive Experience

Thu, March 7, 2019 12:00 P.M.
Literature Department at Parkway Central Library

A unique experience retelling the story of Frankenstein and exploring his world through a series of extraordinary objects. Frankenstein is an intimate audio and hands-on experience that takes you on a journey through the life and memories of Dr. Frankenstein and allows you to explore his…

Adult Young Adult Live Performances Workshops and Enrichment Other Great Programs Free Library of Philadelphia Free Library of Philadelphia Programs & Services Literature Humanities

Big Kids (age 2-5) Story Time

Tue, March 12, 2019 11:00 A.M.
Children's Department at Parkway Central Library

Stories, songs, rhymes, music, movement, and lots of fun for children ages 2-5 and their caregivers. Tuesdays at 11:00 a.m. Stay for Play Group on Tuesdays at 11:30 a.m. 

Preschool Toddler Family Programs Storytimes Children Family Free Library of Philadelphia Literacy

Big Kids (age 2-5) Story Time

Tue, March 19, 2019 11:00 A.M.
Children's Department at Parkway Central Library

Stories, songs, rhymes, music, movement, and lots of fun for children ages 2-5 and their caregivers. Tuesdays at 11:00 a.m. Stay for Play Group on Tuesdays at 11:30 a.m. 

Preschool Toddler Family Programs Storytimes Children Family Free Library of Philadelphia Literacy

Democracy and Truth: a Short Philadelphia History

Wed, March 20, 2019 6:30 P.M.
Literature Department at Parkway Central Library

What is democracy?  It's a word often debated; a word we often overhear; a word with many subtleties and connotations; a word held dear by many throughout the world.  Join University of Pennsylvania's Walter H. Annenberg Professor of History Dr. Sophia Rosenfeld as she presents…

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Big Kids (age 2-5) Story Time

Tue, March 26, 2019 11:00 A.M.
Children's Department at Parkway Central Library

Stories, songs, rhymes, music, movement, and lots of fun for children ages 2-5 and their caregivers. Tuesdays at 11:00 a.m. Stay for Play Group on Tuesdays at 11:30 a.m. 

Preschool Toddler Family Programs Storytimes Children Family Free Library of Philadelphia Literacy

Suite Talk II: Dance

Sun, May 19, 2019 3:00 P.M.
Music Department at Parkway Central Library

Free talk and performance. May 19th, 3pm-4:30pm, Music Department How to dance like Bach. We will discuss Bach’s dance suites in detail, how the form evolved through time, and how it influenced the featured commissions. This is part 2 in a series:  SUITE TALK Hosted by…

Adult Young Adult School Age Workshops and Enrichment Speakers and Lectures Live Performances Free Library of Philadelphia Music Performing Arts

Suite Talk III: Resonance

Sun, June 16, 2019 1:30 P.M.
Music Department at Parkway Central Library

Free talk and performance. June 16th, 1:30pm workshop, 3pm recital, Main Lobby How to follow in Bach’s footsteps. We will dive into the world of contemporary cello music , hearing the many ways composers today are pushing the boundaries of the instrument. The culminating recital will begin…

Adult Young Adult School Age Workshops and Enrichment Speakers and Lectures Live Performances Free Library of Philadelphia Music Performing Arts
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