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Summer Nights Unplugged

Wed, June 27, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Fumo Family Library

Singer and Ukulele player, Ray Verna leads this open mic night.

Adult Other Great Programs Music Summer Reading

Music & Movement with Mr. Ray

Thu, June 28, 2018 10:00 A.M.
Fumo Family Library

Music & Movement is a time for the youngest children to sing, dance, and share stories together. Please join us on the fourth Thursday of every month.   

Preschool Family Programs Children Music

Sundays on Stage: Charlotte Blake Alston

Sun, July 8, 2018 2:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Master storyteller Charlotte Blake Alston will share stories and songs from the African and African American oral traditions. Come ready to clap, sing, and help tell the stories! This series is made possible by funding from the Philadelphia City Institute Board of Managers. Montgomery Auditorium…

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The “One Book” Report : Jacqueline Woodson’s Another Brooklyn in Sound and Song

Mon, July 9, 2018 7:00 P.M.
Music Department at Parkway Central Library

  Reserve your FREE!  ticket here: tinyurl.com/1bookreport The 2018 One Book One Philadelphia selection was Jacqueline Woodson’s  Another Brooklyn . After an exciting season of discussions and programs about her novel, the Free Library of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia…

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From Opera to ABBA

Mon, July 16, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Holmesburg Library

This rocking program will have kids dancing and singing to the music of Sweden. Families will get an introduction to classical opera, traditional folk, ABBA, and even discover the Swedish musicians of today.    

School Age Family Programs Music Summer Reading

Summer Nights Unplugged

Wed, July 18, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Fumo Family Library

Singer and Ukulele player, Ray Verna leads this open mic night.

Adult Other Great Programs Music Summer Reading

Summer Nights Unplugged

Wed, July 25, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Fumo Family Library

Singer and Ukulele player, Ray Verna leads this open mic night.

Adult Other Great Programs Music Summer Reading

Sharon Katz & the Peace Train are rollin’ into

Wed, July 25, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Independence Library

Born in South Africa, Sharon Katz created The Peace Train, a multicultural  band of musicians and singers,  to help Nelson Mandela end Apartheid and encourage people of all races, cultures, ages and political affiliations to peacefully transition to a non-racial democracy. …

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Music & Movement with Mr. Ray

Thu, July 26, 2018 10:00 A.M.
Fumo Family Library

Music & Movement is a time for the youngest children to sing, dance, and share stories.  

Preschool Family Programs Children Music

Summer Nights Unplugged

Wed, August 1, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Fumo Family Library

Singer and Ukulele player, Ray Verna leads this open mic night.

Adult Other Great Programs Music Summer Reading

Sundays on Stage: Traditions of Chinese Acrobatics

Sun, August 5, 2018 2:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

The history of acrobatics in China goes back more than 2000 years! In this mesmerizing one-woman acrobatic performance, Li Liu performs hand balancing, plate spinning, artistic cycling, ribbon dancing, diabolos, and foot juggling. This series is made possible by funding from the Philadelphia…

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Summer Concert Series | The Daniel Bennett Group

Mon, August 6, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

Manhattan-based saxophonist Daniel Bennett has been featured in Boston Globe Magazine, NPR, First Coast Living (NBC), Indianapolis Public Radio, San Francisco Examiner, St. Louis Public Radio and the Village Voice.  The Daniel Bennett Group was recently voted "Best New Jazz Group"…

Adult Other Great Programs Family Music

Sundays on Stage: Villalobos Brothers

Sun, August 12, 2018 2:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Celebrate the richness of Mexican folk music with the intricate harmonies of jazz and classical music. The Villalobos Brothers deliver an intoxicating brew of brilliance, cadence and virtuosity that awaken the senses and mesmerize the listener. This series is made possible by funding from the…

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Summer Concert Series | Phil Goldenberg

Mon, August 13, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

Phil Goldenberg is an award-winning classical guitarist, lauded by critics for his “considerable sense of drama and varied color and dynamic range,” as well as his sense of “pleasing calm, juxtaposed by moments of technical brilliance.” He will be playing virtuosic…

Adult Other Great Programs Family Music

Summer Concert Series | Hidden Treasure Jazz Group

Mon, August 20, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

Hidden Treasure is a band based out of the Philadelphia Suburbs for the last 13 years that provides a compelling blend of high quality Jazz in various styles ranging from Smooth Jazz, Traditional, Fusion, R&B, and Latin Jazz. They have performed at numerous venues, including the Berks County…

Adult Other Great Programs Family Music

Music & Movement with Mr. Ray

Thu, August 23, 2018 10:00 A.M.
Fumo Family Library

Music & Movement is a time for the youngest children to sing, dance, and share stories.  

Preschool Family Programs Children Music

Summer Concert Series | The Dayen Hall Trio

Mon, August 27, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

A surprise jazz ensemble will perform, featuring TNT Tony Jones on Bass, Musa Mohammed on Keys and Dayne Hall on Drums, with special guest vocalists Autumn Woodson and Kojie Austin. Join us for our fourth annual series of musical performances at the library this August. All concerts will be held…

Adult Other Great Programs Family Music

Sundays on Stage: Zydeco A Go Go

Sun, September 9, 2018 2:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Creole Zydeco and Cajun 2-steps combine with funky New Orleans Rhythm & Blues and vintage Louisiana Rock & Roll into a spicy gumbo of irresistible dance music for all ages. Montgomery Auditorium Doors open at 1:30 p.m. Free Admission! Seating is on a first-come, first-seated basis. This…

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Sundays on Stage: The Principles of Hip Hop: Peace, Love, Unity, and Having Fun

Sun, September 23, 2018 2:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Using dance, interactive lecture, and audience participation, the dancers of Hip Hop Fundamentals explore hip hop’s rich cultural history and how underserved inner-city youth changed the world. Montgomery Auditorium Doors open at 1:30 p.m. Free Admission! Seating is on a first-come,…

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Sundays on Stage: Keepers of the Culture

Sun, October 28, 2018 2:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

The rich legacy of the African Oral Tradition has been preserved in the stories told among the African American communities that survived and thrive in Philadelphia.  Come hear this rich tapestry of tales told by members of Keepers of the Culture. Montgomery Auditorium Doors open at 1:30…

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