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Story to Stage: Playwriting Classes

Tue, February 19, 2019 3:30 P.M.
Lovett Memorial Library

Are you interested in creative writing or theatre?  What about learning how to write and perform an original play for an audience? If you answered yes, then Story to Stage is the place for you!  Over the course of ten weeks, a professional theatre artist from Young Playwrights will…

Young Adult Discussion and Participation Other Great Programs Performing Arts

Guitar Lessons for Children

Thu, February 21, 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.…

School Age Other Great Programs Music Performing Arts

Suite Talk I: Prelude

Sat, February 23, 2019 3:00 P.M.
Music Department at Parkway Central Library

Free talk and performance. February 23rd, 3pm-4pm, Music Department How to listen like Bach . We will examine how historically informed listening can deepen our experience of a piece in the concert hall. Excerpts by Gabrieli, Bach, and others will reveal the rich 350-year history of the cello.…

Adult Young Adult School Age Workshops and Enrichment Speakers and Lectures Live Performances Free Library of Philadelphia Music Performing Arts

Black History Month Open Mic Night

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

The Wynnefield community is invited to share spoken word creative expressions on topics themed around the African American experience. 

Adult Young Adult Senior Black History Month African American Performing Arts

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.…

School Age Other Great Programs Music Performing Arts

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…

Adult Live Performances Music Performing Arts

Darius James | Negrophobia: An Urban Parable

Tue, March 12, 2019 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

In conversation with Gene Seymour, contributor to The Nation and former film critic and jazz columnist for Newsday . He has written for Bookforum , CNN.com, and The Washington Post . Author and spoken-word artist Darius James’s 1992 masterpiece, the William S. Burroughs meets Thomas…

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Movement Theater Workshop

Fri, March 15, 2019 3:15 P.M.
Whitman Library

Inspired by the theme for International Women’s Day 2019: Balance for the Better, this workshop for teens and young adults will explore ideas about women heroes, traditions, and attributes using our bodies, voices, and memories.  Activities may include a physical warm-up, personal…

Young Adult Other Great Programs Performing Arts

Talent Show for Kids

Wed, March 20, 2019 4:00 P.M.
Logan Library

Do you play an instrument, sing, dance, or something else you'd like to show off?  Join our afterschool crowd to perform, or cheer your friends on. Performers - please sign up with the LEAP staff.  For all school-age stars.

School Age LEAP Live Performances Performing Arts

ENAensemble presents the Serial Opera Project

Tue, April 2, 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…

Adult Live Performances Music Performing Arts

ENAensemble presents the Serial Opera Project

Tue, May 7, 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…

Adult Live Performances Music Performing Arts

Suite Talk II: Dance

Sun, May 19, 2019 3:00 P.M.
Music Department at Parkway Central Library

Free talk and performance. May 19th, 3pm-4:30pm, Music Department How to dance like Bach. We will discuss Bach’s dance suites in detail, how the form evolved through time, and how it influenced the featured commissions. This is part 2 in a series:  SUITE TALK Hosted by…

Adult Young Adult School Age Workshops and Enrichment Speakers and Lectures Live Performances Free Library of Philadelphia Music Performing Arts

ENAensemble presents the Serial Opera Project

Tue, June 4, 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…

Adult Live Performances Music Performing Arts

Suite Talk III: Resonance

Sun, June 16, 2019 1:30 P.M.
Music Department at Parkway Central Library

Free talk and performance. June 16th, 1:30pm workshop, 3pm recital, Main Lobby How to follow in Bach’s footsteps. We will dive into the world of contemporary cello music , hearing the many ways composers today are pushing the boundaries of the instrument. The culminating recital will begin…

Adult Young Adult School Age Workshops and Enrichment Speakers and Lectures Live Performances Free Library of Philadelphia Music Performing Arts

ENAensemble presents the Serial Opera Project

Tue, July 2, 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…

Adult Live Performances Music Performing Arts
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