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Computer Lab - Teen Book Club Kickoff Event

Wed, January 16, 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! Learn how to participate in our Teen Book Club for February/March 2019, create your own Facebook group, and more! Located in the LMB Computer Lab,…

School Age LEAP Family Programs Education Fiction Free Library of Philadelphia Literacy Literature Makers & Makerspaces One Book, One Philadelphia Teens

Read to a Therapy Dog: Linus the Beagle is All Ears

Thu, January 17, 2019 4:30 P.M.
Eastwick Library

In Sing, Unburied, Sing , Jojo has a strong relationship with animals and is able to communicate with them. Children are invited to connect with Linus the beagle by reading aloud Last Stop on Market Street and other selections.

Young Adult School Age Family Programs One Book, One Philadelphia Family Literature Animals and Nature

Poe Party with the Raven Society

Thu, January 17, 2019 6:00 P.M.
Rare Book Department at Parkway Central Library

Celebrate Edgar Allan Poe's 210th birthday with the Raven Society! Join us for a night of merriment, inspired by the literary genius of Poe, in Parkway Central Library's Rare Book Department. Enjoy light bites, drinks, and good company.  This event is a Raven Society exclusive…

Adult Other Great Programs Foundation Events Nonprofit Literature Rare Books, Manuscripts, & Digital Collections Special Collections Raven Society

Ha Jin | The Banished Immortal: A Life of Li Bai (Li Po)

Thu, January 17, 2019 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $15.00
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In conversation with Carlin Romano , Critic-at-Large, The Chronicle of Higher Education , former literary critic The Philadelphia Inquirer and author of America the Philosophical . Celebrated internationally for a prolific, “achingly beautiful” ( Los Angeles Times Book Review ) body…

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Book Discussion: Sing, Unburied, Sing

Tue, January 22, 2019 6:30 P.M.
West Oak Lane Library

Sit down at your local library to discuss this year’s One Book, One Philadelphia selection, a novel about family and time.   Reading the book beforehand is not required to join! Free books will be given out on a first-come basis.  

Adult Discussion and Participation Black History Month One Book, One Philadelphia Literature One Book, One Philadelphia

Dani Shapiro | Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love

Tue, January 22, 2019 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

In conversation with Beth Kephart , the award-winning author of nineteen books, including Going Over , Handling the Truth: On the Writing of Memoir , and Flow: The Life and Times of Philadelphia’s Schuylkill River . Delivering “an eviscerating, raw honesty” ( New York Times…

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Shakespeare in the World Lecture Series: Shakespeare and Love

Wed, January 23, 2019 6:00 P.M.
Literature Department at Parkway Central Library

Lecture will be held in Room 405. “What is love?” Feste sings in Twelfth Night. It is a question that Shakespeare keeps coming back to in his plays and poems. Where does love come from? How does one fall in love? Why do we become so crazy in love? What are the different kinds of…

Adult Young Adult Senior Speakers and Lectures Literature Shakespeare in the World

Book Discussion: Sing, Unburied, Sing

Wed, January 23, 2019 6:30 P.M.
Fumo Family Library

Sit down at your local library to discuss this year’s One Book, One Philadelphia selection, a novel about family and time.   Reading the book beforehand is not required to join! Free books will be given out on a first-come basis.  

Adult Discussion and Participation Black History Month One Book, One Philadelphia Literature One Book, One Philadelphia

Get on the Bus!

Thu, January 24, 2019 4:00 P.M.
Whitman Library

Children will read Last Stop on Market Street , discuss their own bus experiences, and create 3D paper buses to drive along a large map of Philadelphia bus routes.  

Young Adult School Age Toddler Arts and Crafts Programs Family Programs One Book, One Philadelphia Art Family Literature One Book, One Philadelphia

Get on the Bus!

Sat, January 26, 2019 2:00 P.M.
Charles Santore Library

Children will read Last Stop on Market Street , discuss their own bus experiences, and create 3D paper buses to drive along a large map of Philadelphia bus routes.  

Young Adult School Age Toddler Arts and Crafts Programs Family Programs One Book, One Philadelphia Art Family Literature One Book, One Philadelphia

Book To Movie Night-Ready Player One

Mon, January 28, 2019 6:00 P.M.
Literature Department at Parkway Central Library

Our first film series for 2019 asks the question: what was better, the book or the movie? Ready Player One  will be the first movie of this four-part series. The movie will begin promptly at 6:00 pm.  Please register at Eventbrite: https://book2movie.eventbrite.com Parkway Central…

Adult Film Screening Literature Movies & Television

Book Discussion: Sing, Unburied, Sing

Mon, January 28, 2019 6:30 P.M.
Charles Santore Library

Sit down at your local library to discuss this year’s One Book, One Philadelphia selection, a novel about family and time.   Reading the book beforehand is not required to join! Free books will be given out on a first-come basis.  

Adult Discussion and Participation Black History Month One Book, One Philadelphia Literature One Book, One Philadelphia

Book Discussion: Sing, Unburied, Sing

Tue, January 29, 2019 6:00 P.M.
Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library

Sit down at your local library to discuss this year’s One Book, One Philadelphia selection, a novel about family and time.   Reading the book beforehand is not required to join! Free books will be given out on a first-come basis.  

Adult Discussion and Participation Black History Month One Book, One Philadelphia Literature One Book, One Philadelphia

Bridgett M. Davis | The World According to Fannie Davis: My Mother's Life in the Detroit Numbers

Tue, January 29, 2019 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

Bridgett M. Davis is the author of Into the Go-Slow , the acclaimed story of a young woman traveling from Detroit to Nigeria as she mourns the death of her sister, and Shifting Through Neutral , a finalist for the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award. She is a professor of journalism and the writing…

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Computer Lab - Teen Book Club Giveaway!

Wed, January 30, 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! Receive your own copy of the book and discuss themes and ideas with your fellow readers! Limited copies available, Ages 12-17. Snacks provided.

School Age LEAP Family Programs Education Fiction Free Library of Philadelphia Literacy Literature Makers & Makerspaces One Book, One Philadelphia Teens

Book Discussion: Men We Reaped and Sing, Unburied, Sing

Wed, January 30, 2019 6:30 P.M.
Lovett Memorial Library

Sit down at your local library to discuss the connections between Jesmyn Ward’s memoir Men We Reaped and her novel, Sing, Unburied, Sing .   Reading the book beforehand is not required to join! Free books will be given out on a first-come basis.  

Adult Discussion and Participation Black History Month One Book, One Philadelphia Literature One Book, One Philadelphia

Read to a Therapy Dog: Linus the Beagle is All Ears

Thu, January 31, 2019 4:30 P.M.
West Oak Lane Library

In Sing, Unburied, Sing , Jojo has a strong relationship with animals and is able to communicate with them. Children are invited to connect with Linus the beagle by reading aloud Last Stop on Market Street and other selections.

Young Adult School Age Family Programs One Book, One Philadelphia Family Literature One Book, One Philadelphia Animals and Nature

First Monday Writers Group

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

Are you a writer who needs some motivation and encouragement? We can provide this, as well as technical skills and information that can direct you towards completing tasks for publication and discovery.  A great support group no matter what stage of the process you are in,…

Adult Senior Workshops and Enrichment Art Literature

Book Discussion: Sing, Unburied, Sing

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

Sit down at your local library to discuss this year’s One Book, One Philadelphia selection, a novel about family and time.   Reading the book beforehand is not required to join! Free books will be given out on a first-come basis.  

Adult Discussion and Participation Black History Month One Book, One Philadelphia Literature One Book, One Philadelphia

Book Discussion: Ghost Boys

Tue, February 5, 2019 4:00 P.M.
Ramonita G. de Rodriguez Library

Sit down at your local library to discuss social injustice and its role in Jewell Parker Rhodes’ novel, Ghost Boys .   Reading the book beforehand is not required to join! Free books will be given out on a first-come basis.  

Young Adult School Age Discussion and Participation Black History Month One Book, One Philadelphia Literature One Book, One Philadelphia Teens
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