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Drum Circle

Fri, May 26, 2017 2:00 P.M.
Wadsworth Library

Do you love music?  Do you have some extra energy to work off?   Come to our drumming program and learn all about different types of percussion instruments and then participate in an actual drum circle!  School-age kids are welcome.  

School Age LEAP Music

Live From the Parklet

Wed, May 31, 2017 6:30 P.M.
Tacony LAB (Library & Arts Building)

Local musicians and Philly-wide favorites will perform for free in the Solar Art Parklet. Every other Wednesday, 6:30-8 p.m. May 31: Boy Wonder (rock/funk/new wave) June 14: The SB Deluxe (gypsy jazz/rock) June 28: Evan Cory Levine ( old time jazz) July 12: Neon and Shy (pop/folk accordian) July…

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Arab Classical and Contemporary Music with Hanna Khoury and Hafez Kotain

Mon, June 5, 2017 7:00 P.M.
Music Department at Parkway Central Library

Join us for an evening of Arab Classical and Contemporary Music with Hanna Khoury and Hafez Kotain of the Al-Bustan Takht Ensemble.  Al-Bustan (Arabic for The Garden) promotes cross-cultural understanding of all ethnic, religious, and socio-economic backgrounds through artistic and…

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An Evening with Bobby Rydell: Meet and greet book signing

Wed, June 7, 2017 6:00 P.M.
Fumo Family Library

Born and raised in South Philadelphia, Teen Idol Singing Sensation Bobby Rydell’s new book “Teen Idol On The Rocks” details Bobby’s public triumphs, private demons and behind the scenes stories. He was known as one of Frank Sinatra’s favorite singers and a movie…

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Summer Concert Series

Wed, June 7, 2017 6:30 P.M.
South Philadelphia Library

Featuring The Narberth Project – New Twists on Jazz Classics Jerry Tanenbaum, Drums Judy Aaron, Tenor Sax Robert Munich, Piano Jon Flora, Bass Sponsored by JOTSS, Jazz and Other Soulful Sounds

Adult Young Adult School Age Family Programs Music

Hear the Artists of 'Songs in the Key of Free'

Sat, June 10, 2017 1:30 P.M.
Music Department at Parkway Central Library

Join Songs in the Key of Free to celebrate the musical talent of men who are incarcerated at the Graterford State Correctional Institute with a free concert livestreamed in the  Music Department at the Free Library of Philadelphia . The musicians you'll hear are all students…

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Preschool Dance Party!

Tue, June 13, 2017 11:00 A.M.
Torresdale Library

Join us for songs, stories, and dancing presented by musician Jessica Carroll. For children ages 2–5, with an accompanying adult. Seating is limited. This program is sponsored by Friends of Torresdale Library.

Preschool Toddler Family Programs Children Music Summer Reading

Hip Hop 101

Tue, June 13, 2017 2:00 P.M.
Falls of Schuylkill Library

Are you a teen who likes old school Hip Hop?  Come and take a journey into sound as we listen to, and discuss, some of the early hits by solo artists, female rappers, duos, and groups from the East and West coasts.   Think you know everything about rap music?  Mr. Drew bets that…

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Live From the Parklet

Wed, June 14, 2017 6:30 P.M.
Tacony LAB (Library & Arts Building)

Local musicians and Philly-wide favorites will perform for free in the Solar Art Parklet. Every other Wednesday, 6:30-8 p.m. May 31: Boy Wonder (rock/funk/new wave) June 14: The SB Deluxe (gypsy jazz/rock) June 28: Evan Cory Levine ( old time jazz) July 12: Neon and Shy (pop/folk accordian) July…

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Hop on Board the Rainbow Train!

Sat, June 17, 2017 10:30 A.M.
Chestnut Hill Library

Join singer/songwriter Chana Rothman and celebrate freedom and diversity in gender expression, and social change, in this fun, creative, family concert.

Adult Young Adult School Age Preschool Toddler Senior Family Programs Music 30 Days of Gay

Traditional Chinese and Western Music

Wed, June 21, 2017 6:30 P.M.
Independence Library

Ms. Qin Qian and Kurt Jung perform traditional Chinese and western music with the erhu (a Chinese two-stringed fiddle) and yangchin (Chinese hammered dulcimer). Children are encouraged to participate!

School Age Preschool Family Programs Children Music Summer Reading

Uke Jam

Mon, June 26, 2017 6:00 P.M.
Fumo Family Library

Bring joy and music to your life! Learn to play the Ukulele. It's easy and fun. Don't have a ukulele? You can borrow one at the Central Library at 19th and Vine Streets. All ages and levels welcome.

Adult Young Adult School Age Family Programs Music Summer Reading

Harvey Sachs | Toscanini: Musician of Conscience

Tue, June 27, 2017 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

Music historian Harvey Sachs’s many books include The Ninth: Beethoven and the World in 1824 , a biography of Arthur Rubenstein, and two collections of essays on musical subjects. He has written for dozens of newspapers, magazines, and literary journals—including The New York Times…

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The “Coracree” Band Trio

Wed, June 28, 2017 6:30 P.M.
Independence Library

The “Coracree”  Band Trio  ushers in July 4th festivities with traditional Americana songs, jigs, reels and waltzes played on mandolin, banjo, fiddle, guitar, concertina  and button accordion. Join a family CONTRA dance!!

Young Adult School Age Preschool Family Programs Children Music Summer Reading

Live From the Parklet

Wed, June 28, 2017 6:30 P.M.
Tacony LAB (Library & Arts Building)

Local musicians and Philly-wide favorites will perform for free in the Solar Art Parklet. Every other Wednesday, 6:30-8 p.m. May 31: Boy Wonder (rock/funk/new wave) June 14: The SB Deluxe (gypsy jazz/rock) June 28: Evan Cory Levine ( old time jazz) July 12: Neon and Shy (pop/folk accordian) July…

Adult Young Adult School Age Preschool Toddler Senior Live Performances Music

Summer Concert Series

Wed, July 12, 2017 6:30 P.M.
South Philadelphia Library

Featuring The Narberth Project - New Twists on Jazz Classics Jerry Tanenbaum, Drums Judy Aaron, Tenor Sax Robert Munich, Piano Jon Flora, Bass Sponsored by JOTSS, Jazz and Other Soulful Sounds

Adult Young Adult School Age Family Programs Music

Live From the Parklet

Wed, July 12, 2017 6:30 P.M.
Tacony LAB (Library & Arts Building)

Local musicians and Philly-wide favorites will perform for free in the Solar Art Parklet. Every other Wednesday, 6:30-8 p.m. May 31: Boy Wonder (rock/funk/new wave) June 14: The SB Deluxe (gypsy jazz/rock) June 28: Evan Cory Levine ( old time jazz) July 12: Neon and Shy (pop/folk accordian) July…

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The Liberian Women’s Chorus for Change

Wed, July 19, 2017 6:30 P.M.
Independence Library

Renowned recording artists, vocalists and dancers from Liberia, Fatu Gayflor, Marie Nyenabo, Zaye Tete, and Tokay Tomah create impassioned, glorious songs and harmonies for women’s rights, social justice, global refugee awareness, and support for local Liberian and other African immigrant…

School Age Preschool Family Programs Children Family Music Summer Reading

Uke Jam

Mon, July 24, 2017 6:00 P.M.
Fumo Family Library

Bring joy and music to your life! Learn to play the Ukulele. It's easy and fun. Don't have a ukulele? You can borrow one at the Central Library at 19th and Vine Streets. All ages and levels welcome.

Adult Young Adult School Age Family Programs Music Summer Reading

Ologundê: Folkloric Music and Dance from Brazil

Wed, July 26, 2017 10:30 A.M.
Children's Department at Parkway Central Library

The Ologundê ensemble performs Axé Puro, a diverse repertoire inspired by the Yoruba and Catholic religions. Watch capoeira (a martial arts dance), the Maculelê (an Afro-Brazilian ring dance), and a warrior dance created in the sugar cane fields of South America by the enslaved.…

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