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Sundays on Stage: Titans of Song: A Musical Tribute to Paul Robeson and Marian Anderson

Sun, February 24, 2019 2:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Hear their dramatic stories - and glorious music - in this unique multimedia tribute created and performed by the musical group Follow the Drinking Gourd, which is composed of singers Ivan Woods and Beverly Owens and pianist Diane Goldsmith. Montgomery Auditorium Parkway Central Library 1901…

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Mysterious Traveler All Stars - Winter 2019 Concert

Mon, February 25, 2019 7:00 P.M.
Music Department at Parkway Central Library

The  Mysterious Travelers  are back! After their magnificent  One Book - Report performance in July 2018, the Mysterious Traveler All Stars take the stage once again at the Montgomery Auditorium at the  Parkway Central Library . The new concert features a…

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Yolanda Wisher’s Rent Party at The Rosenbach: Oak & Ivy

Wed, February 27, 2019 6:00 P.M.
The Rosenbach | 2008 Delancey Place, Philadelphia, PA 19103

For tickets:  https://rosenbach.org/events/yolanda-wishers-rent-party-2018-02-27/ About Yolanda Wisher’s Rent Party at The Rosenbach Yolanda Wisher’s Rent Party at The Rosenbach invokes the tradition of the rent party dating back to the Harlem Renaissance, when communal…

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PreK Music & Movement

Thu, February 28, 2019 12:30 A.M.
South Philadelphia Library

Join us for Music & Movement with Mr. Ray! This is a time to sing, dance, and share stories. Free and no registration required. Groups please call the children's librarian for an appointment at 215-685-1866.    

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Music & Movement with Mr. Ray

Thu, February 28, 2019 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

Gone but not forgotten: A celebration of four Grammy-award winning African American singers who left us in 2018

Thu, February 28, 2019 11:00 A.M.
Senior Services at Parkway Central Library

Facilitated by local DJ, producer, and music journalist John Morrison , we conclude this year’s celebration of Black History Month with a Listening Party and discussion of the artistry and impact of Dennis Edwards of The Temptations, Yvonne Staples of the Staple Singers, Aretha Franklin…

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Guitar Lessons for Children

Thu, February 28, 2019 4:00 P.M.
Walnut Street West

Interested in learning to play the guitar? Looking for tips, or even just a place to practice? We welcome the Penn Music Department, as they will be helping teach students and other young people how to play the guitar. For more information, please ask at the reference desk on the second floor.…

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Rock n' Roll Sing-Along for Toddlers

Fri, March 1, 2019 10:30 A.M.
Roxborough Library

In this program, toddlers can rock out and add their own twist to classic children’s songs with shakers and other fun sound-makers.

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Percussion and Drum Workshops

Sat, March 2, 2019 2:00 P.M.
Music Department at Parkway Central Library

The Free Library’s Music Department presents a new series of FREE workshops. The series will kick off with a visit from the  Sistahs Laying Down Hands  ensemble, led by Karen Smith (also of Weez the Peeples Collective), an all-woman percussive poetry, storytelling,…

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ENAensemble presents the Serial Opera Project

Tue, March 5, 2019 7:00 P.M.
Music Department at Parkway Central Library

ENAensemble’s new Serial Opera project is a multi-month performance of a new chamber opera. Each month, the next scene will be premiered, along with solo and chamber music performances by ENAensemble’s players. The opera, with a premise by the award-winning author and librettist…

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Rock n' Roll Sing-Along for Toddlers

Sat, March 9, 2019 2:00 P.M.
Northeast Regional Library

In this program, toddlers can rock out and add their own twist to classic children’s songs with shakers and other fun sound-makers.

Preschool Toddler Family Programs One Book, One Philadelphia Family Music One Book, One Philadelphia

Sundays on Stage: The Brave Little Tailor

Sun, March 10, 2019 2:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

With expressive masks, life-size puppets, original music and imaginative scenic effects, Enchantment Theatre Company brings this beloved story to life in its uniquely magical way! 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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ANNA Crusis: Singing Out Proudly!

Sun, March 10, 2019 3:00 P.M.
Music Department at Parkway Central Library

Part of the Music Department's Women's History Month Concert Series Celebrate International Women's Day through song with Anna Crusis Women's Choir!  Founded in 1975, the group acts as agents of social change by empowering and uplifting audiences with inspirational…

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Blues in Hip Hop for Teens

Mon, March 11, 2019 4:00 P.M.
McPherson Square Library

Listen to samples of early blues, soul, and contemporary hip hop to find common threads and learn to create your own blues-inspired song.

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Rock n' Roll Sing-Along for Toddlers

Thu, March 14, 2019 10:30 A.M.
Tacony Library

In this program, toddlers can rock out and add their own twist to classic children’s songs with shakers and other fun sound-makers.

Preschool Toddler Family Programs One Book, One Philadelphia Family Music One Book, One Philadelphia

Percussion and Drum Workshops

Sat, March 16, 2019 2:00 P.M.
Music Department at Parkway Central Library

The Free Library’s Music Department presents a new series of FREE workshops. The series will kick off with a visit from the  Sistahs Laying Down Hands  ensemble, led by Karen Smith (also of Weez the Peeples Collective), an all-woman percussive poetry, storytelling,…

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Monthly Music Workshops for Our Youngest Friends

Thu, March 21, 2019 11:00 A.M.
Tacony Library

Monthly Music Workshops for our Youngest Friends Join us once a month for these hands-on interactive music workshops for children ages 7 and younger Listen-Learn-Play Mobile Music Education allows children the opportunity to explore instruments and sounds from around the world Thursdays at…

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PreK Music & Movement

Thu, March 28, 2019 12:30 A.M.
South Philadelphia Library

Join us for Music & Movement with Mr. Ray! This is a time to sing, dance, and share stories. Free and no registration required. Groups please call the children's librarian for an appointment at 215-685-1866.    

Preschool Family Programs Children Music

Music & Movement with Mr. Ray

Thu, March 28, 2019 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

Electric Dance!

Fri, March 29, 2019 4:00 P.M.
Children's Department at Parkway Central Library

Let's explore the thrilling excitement of dance! Join us for a read-aloud story & dane workshop. Ages 2-12. Children age 6 & under must be accompanied by a caregiver. 

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