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One Book, One Philadelphia Kickoff Event | Featuring Jesmyn Ward

Wed, January 16, 2019 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

  One Book, One Philadelphia 2019   kicks off with a reading and conversation between Jesmyn Ward, author of the  One Book  featured selection Sing, Unburied, Sing,  and WURD President/CEO Sara Lomax-Reese. Their talk will be followed by a performance of an original work…

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A Conversation with Jesmyn Ward

Thu, January 17, 2019 1:00 P.M.
Community College of Philadelphia, Great Hall, Winnet Student Life Building, 2nd Floor, 17th St. between Spring Garden and Callowhill Sts.

Join Jesmyn Ward for a reading and moderated discussion about incarceration and its effect on families, as well as the writing process required to create an award-winning novel. Doors will open at 12:45 p.m. and a book signing will follow the event.  

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Daughters of the Dust: Screening and Seminar

Thu, January 17, 2019 6:30 P.M.
Bryn Mawr Film Institute, 824 W. Lancaster Ave.

In Julie Dash’s classic film set in 1902, a family in the Gullah community off the coast of South Carolina keeps ancestral rituals and customs of West Africa alive. As the younger generation prepares to make the journey to the mainland, the family faces a crossroads between past and…

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Self-Care Workshop

Sat, January 19, 2019 1:00 P.M.
Overbrook Park Library

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

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Film Screening: I am Not Your Negro: James Baldwin and Race in America (2016)

Sat, January 19, 2019 2:00 P.M.
Kingsessing Library

This Ocar-nominated documentary narrated by Samuel L. Jackson explores the continued peril America faces from institutionalized racism. In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next project, Remember This House . The book was to be a revolutionary, personal…

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Magical Realism Print Salon

Sat, January 19, 2019 3:00 P.M.
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Perelman Building, Abigail Rebecca Cohen Study Room of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs, 2525 Pennsylvania Ave.

Explore the many connections to be found between images from the Prints, Drawings, and Photographs collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art and Jesmyn Ward's novel,  Sing, Unburied, Sing . Works selected by curatorial fellows Sam Ewing, Clare Kobasa, and Jillian Kruse will prompt an…

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Otherworldly Mixed Media Workshops

Sun, January 20, 2019 12:00 P.M.
Paradigm Gallery + Studio, 746 S. 4th St.

Play with the puzzle pieces of dreams! This introductory mixed media workshop will teach participants how to use and layer simple techniques, such as double exposure and collage, to combine mythological worlds into one. Click to register for this free event, or call 267-266-0073 for more…

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Martin Luther King, Jr., Day of Service: Ghost Boys Reading and Art Parlor

Mon, January 21, 2019 11:00 A.M.
Lucien E. Blackwell Community Center, corner of 47th and Aspen Sts.

As part of activities that will take place throughout the day with the People’s Emergency Center in celebration of King’s life and legacy, join this read-aloud of Jewell Parker Rhodes’ powerful Young Adult book, Ghost Boys , and an art activity based on messages of nonviolence…

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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.  

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First Listen: Writing Workshop at Philadelphia FIGHT

Wed, January 23, 2019 1:30 P.M.
Philadelphia FIGHT, 1233 Locust St.

In the 2019  One Book, One Philadelphia  featured novel,  Sing, Unburied, Sing , stories are connected through a song without words. In this public writing workshop, we’ll use deep-listening activities to write untold stories and hear the perspectives of others. Connect with…

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Film Screening: Down in the Delta (1998)

Wed, January 23, 2019 4:30 P.M.
Lillian Marrero Library

In this film directed by Maya Angelou, a single mother from a tough Chicago neighborhood spends a summer at her family's home in rural Mississippi. (Rated PG-13)

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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.  

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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.  

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Killer of Sheep: Screening and Seminar

Thu, January 24, 2019 6:30 P.M.
Bryn Mawr Film Institute, 824 W. Lancaster Ave.

This elegiac film captures the frustrations and false starts of poverty, as well as moments of simple joy and transcendence, while following a family struggling to stay afloat and maintain their closeness in the downtrodden Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles. In conjunction with the 7:15 p.m.…

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Uncle Bobbie’s Friday Night Film: Daughters of the Dust

Fri, January 25, 2019 7:00 P.M.
The People's Education Center, 5445 Germantown Ave.

In Julie Dash’s classic film set in 1902, a family in the Gullah community off the coast of South Carolina keeps ancestral rituals and customs of West Africa alive. As the younger generation prepares to make the journey to the mainland, the family faces a crossroads between past and…

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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.  

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Jefferson Health Humanities Reading Group

Mon, January 28, 2019 12:00 P.M.
Jefferson University, Bluemle Life Sciences Building, 233 S. 10th St., room 101

All are welcome to drop into this reading group, which meets weekly to think critically about health as it is understood through various disciplinary perspectives, social contexts, and value systems. For more information, email megan.voeller@jefferson.edu or call 215-503-9050.   

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Self-Care Workshop

Mon, January 28, 2019 6:00 P.M.
Fishtown Community Library

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

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Creole Cooking Class

Mon, January 28, 2019 6:00 P.M.
Culinary Literacy Center at Parkway Central Library

The novel Sing, Unburied, Sing is set in the heart of Creole Country on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi, east of New Orleans and south of the Delta. Join Chef Kurt Evans for a Creole-inspired cooking class, and dive into the coastal ingredients of this region and the many cultural influences that…

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Amulets Workshop

Mon, January 28, 2019 6:30 P.M.
Oak Lane Library

Learn how to create an amulet for power and protection-- like the gris-gris bag Jojo’s grandfather makes for him.

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