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Food, Ritual, and Community: For Teens

Sat, February 23, 2019 2:00 P.M.
Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library

Explore how food can play an important part in both community-building and resistance. Using vivid passages from Ghost Boys as inspiration, join Philadelphia-based culinary artists in cooking as a vehicle for change-making. In a small group setting, participants will make and taste foods that…

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Book Discussion: Sing, Unburied, Sing

Sat, February 23, 2019 2:30 P.M.
Lillian Marrero 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

Prison Labor Tour and Book Discussion

Sun, February 24, 2019 11:00 A.M.
Eastern State Penitentiary, 2027 Fairmount Avenue

In the early 20th-century Jim Crow South, Parchman Farm—the Mississippi State Penitentiary—was created as a model for inmate labor, which impacted the economy of the state of Mississippi. Here in Philadelphia,  Eastern State Penitentiary  also served as a model prison,…

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Film Screening: O' Brother, Where Art Thou?

Mon, February 25, 2019 6:00 P.M.
Oak Lane Library

Loosely based on Homer's Odyssey, this is the story of three escapees froma prison farm in Mississippi and their adventure as they travel home in hopes of recovering something buried. (Rated PG-13)

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“LIVE at the Writers House” featuring One Book, One Philadelphia

Mon, February 25, 2019 7:00 P.M.
Kelly Writers House, 3805 Locust Walk

To explore the themes raised in Jesmyn Ward's novel, Sing, Unburied, Sing , a group of writers and a musical guest will share original work for a recording of the WXPN/Kelly Writers House collaboration "LIVE at the Writers House." For more information on this free event, email…

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One Book, One Philadelphia

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

A special program inspired by Matt de la Peña and Christian Robinson’s Last Stop on Market Street, 2019’s One Book, One Philadelphia for Very Young Readers. Families and children grades K-6 are welcome.    

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

Tue, February 26, 2019 4:30 P.M.
David Cohen Ogontz 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

Wed, February 27, 2019 4:00 P.M.
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

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. 

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

Get on the Bus!

Wed, February 27, 2019 4:30 P.M.
Lillian Marrero 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

Self-Care Workshop

Wed, February 27, 2019 6:00 P.M.
Bustleton Library

Join personal chef and community food educator Shayla Dorsey as she leads participants through hands-on activities to combat stress on a budget.  

Adult Young Adult Health Programs Workshops and Enrichment One Book, One Philadelphia One Book, One Philadelphia Self-Help

Woke & Well-read Book Club: Sing, Unburied, Sing

Wed, February 27, 2019 7:00 P.M.
Big Blue Marble Bookstore, 551 Carpenter Lane

All are welcome at the Woke & Well-Read book club, which meets twice a month to discuss books that explore life through African American eyes. PLEASE NOTE: Two discussions of Sing, Unburied, Sing will take place; once on February 19 and once on February 27 (both at 7:00 p.m.)  …

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Get on the Bus!

Thu, February 28, 2019 10:30 A.M.
Lovett Memorial 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 Discussion: Sing, Unburied, Sing

Thu, February 28, 2019 2:00 P.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

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

Thu, February 28, 2019 2:00 P.M.
Logan 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

Thu, February 28, 2019 5:00 P.M.
Bushrod 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

(Non)Fiction: A Discussion of Jesmyn Ward’s Memoir and Novel

Thu, February 28, 2019 6:30 P.M.
Shakespeare & Co.,1632 Walnut Street

Join this public discussion of Jesmyn Ward’s novel, Sing, Unburied, Sing , and its connections to her memoir, Men We Reaped . Afterward, watch a demonstration of Shakespeare + Co.'s Espresso Book Machine, a state-of-the-art printer that enables you to publish your own memoir or novel.…

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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.

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

Monument City

Sat, March 2, 2019 10:30 A.M.
Falls of Schuylkill Library

Check out  Last Stop on Market Street , talk about landmarks in our neighborhood, and create your own dedication to a landmark around you.  This self-guided program will be available from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m, in the children's area.  

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Prison Labor Tour and Book Discussion

Sat, March 2, 2019 11:00 A.M.
Eastern State Penitentiary, 2027 Fairmount Avenue

In the early 20th-century Jim Crow South, Parchman Farm—the Mississippi State Penitentiary—was created as a model for inmate labor, which impacted the economy of the state of Mississippi. Here in Philadelphia,  Eastern State Penitentiary  also served as a model prison,…

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