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Navigating the Special Education System

Mon, June 25, 2018 12:00 P.M.
Walnut Street West

A free workshop for families of children with special education needs. Adrienne Arkontaky and Joseph Sulpizio from the Cuddy Law Firm will provide an overview of special education law, the individualized education program (IEP), IEP meeting tips, and a family’s legal rights. Space is…

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Navigating the Special Education System

Mon, June 25, 2018 5:00 P.M.
Walnut Street West

A free workshop for families of children with special education needs. Adrienne Arkontaky and Joseph Sulpizio from the Cuddy Law Firm will provide an overview of special education law, the individualized education program (IEP), IEP meeting tips, and a family’s legal rights. Space is…

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Author Talk: David S. Traub

Tue, July 10, 2018 2:00 P.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

Discovering Philadelphia: Places Little Known carries on the mission launched by David Traub with his first book of photographs, Searching for Philadelphia. Once again, Traub introduces his readers to his “secret city”: a network of unique buildings, streets and places in the city…

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Quest Film Screening Event

Wed, July 11, 2018 7:00 P.M.
Social Science and History Department at Parkway Central Library

This intimate, critically acclaimed documentary captures eight years in the life of an African-American family living in North Philadelphia.  Christopher "Quest" Rainey, and his wife, Christine'a "Ma Quest" raise a family while nurturing a community of…

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The Grid & the River: Philadelphia's Green Places, 1682-1876

Mon, July 16, 2018 7:00 P.M.
Social Science and History Department at Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

Please join us as distinguished author and scholar, Dr. Elizabeth Milroy , discusses her latest work, "The Grid and the River: Philadelphia's Green Places" which was released in 2016 to wide critical acclaim.  It was there that Dr. Milroy provided a fresh…

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Saturday Stroll

Sat, July 21, 2018 10:00 A.M.
Kingsessing Library

Calling all Nature Explorers! Join us for a Saturday Stroll from Kingsessing Library to Bartram's Garden. Explore nature themes along the walk. Enjoy FREE Boating at Bartram's Garden from 11 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Children younger than 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

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Saturday Stroll

Sat, August 18, 2018 10:00 A.M.
Kingsessing Library

Calling all Nature Explorers! Join us for a Saturday Stroll from Kingsessing Library to Bartram's Garden. Explore nature themes along the walk. Enjoy FREE Boating at Bartram's Garden from 11 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Children younger than 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

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Secrets of the Schuylkill Boat Ride, Free Library of Philadelphia

Thu, August 23, 2018 6:45 P.M.
Rare Book Department at Parkway Central Library

Join the Free Library for a fun-filled riverboat tour that highlights the past, present and future of the Schuylkill River. Discover the sights, sounds, and nearly 300 years of history of the “hidden river”. This adventure is inspired by the Library’s exhibition, In Our Nature:…

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The Publisher is Ambitious: William Bartram's Travels

Now through Thu, September 6, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Rare Book Department at Parkway Central Library

William Bartram’s Travels was an unprecedented mix of literary genres—part travel book, part scientific record and description — a romantic narrative, an ethnography of Southern native peoples, and an exposition by Bartram on natural and theological philosophy. When the…

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Saturday Stroll

Sat, September 15, 2018 10:00 A.M.
Kingsessing Library

Calling all Nature Explorers! Join us for a Saturday Stroll from Kingsessing Library to Bartram's Garden. Explore nature themes along the walk. Enjoy FREE Boating at Bartram's Garden from 11 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Children younger than 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

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Tripod : People, Places, Portraits

Now through Sat, September 15, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Art Department at Parkway Central Library

Drexel University , Canon Solutions America , and Canon USA have collaborated to introduce an innovative year-long project series with Writers Room and Mighty Writers called Tripod . During the 2017-2018 school year, six groups of three writers--drawn from the community, Drexel, and local high…

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Author Talk: James Wolfinger

Wed, September 26, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

Author James Wolfinger will present his book Running the Rails: Capital and Labor in the Philadelphia Transit Industry and sign copies of the book, which will be available for purchase. Running the Rails tells the history of Philadelphia’s sprawling public transportation system, including…

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