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Author Talk: Thom Nickels

Mon, April 30, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

Author Thom Nickels will discuss his book Philadelphia Mansions: Stories and Characters behind the Walls. Philadelphia's grand mansions and architectural treasures reflect its iconic status in American history, for each Greek Revival home and Corinthian column tells a compelling story of the…

Adult Speakers and Lectures Fiction Philadelphia Philadelphia History

Framing Philly's Social Impact Scene: Where Business, Nonprofit, & Philly Meet

Wed, May 2, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Business Resource and Innovation Center at Parkway Central Library

Whether nonprofit, for profit, or somewhere in between, Philly’s social entrepreneurs are engaging with technology to make the City of Brotherly Love a better place. Join experts from some of the area’s top social impact organizations to learn how they are using technology to…

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Words at Play - Play Party (Art All Around Us)

Sat, May 5, 2018 11:00 A.M.
Cecil B. Moore Library

Join the Philadelphia Museum of Art to discover art around us, plus stories, rhymes and creating your own masterpiece. FREE fun for families and children ages birth - 5 years. Siblings welcome. Healthy snacks will be provided. For more information call Youth Services and Program:…

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Philadelphia's Centaur Book Shop and Press, 1921-1942: a talk by Lynne Farrington

Thu, May 10, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Art Department at Parkway Central Library

"Up on my back and I will take you thither" Bookshops have long been a determining factor in the availability of texts. The early twentieth century saw the emergence of bookshops specializing in contemporary avant-garde literature with an international scope. These bookshops played a…

Adult Senior Speakers and Lectures Art Literature Philadelphia Philadelphia History History

Mary Morris | Gateway to the Moon with Nathaniel Popkin | Everything is Borrowed

Thu, May 10, 2018 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

“A marvelous storyteller” ( Chicago Tribune ), Mary Morris explores some of her favorite themes—away versus home, childhood memories, and the Midwest—in such works of fiction as A Mother’s Love, House Arrest , and The Jazz Palace . The winner of the Rome Prize and…

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Words at Play - Play Party (Art All Around Us)

Sat, May 12, 2018 11:00 A.M.
Cecil B. Moore Library

Join the Philadelphia Museum of Art to discover art around us, plus stories, rhymes and creating your own masterpiece. FREE fun for families and children ages birth - 5 years. Siblings welcome. Healthy snacks will be provided. For more information call Youth Services and Program:…

Preschool Toddler Family Programs Words at Play Vocabulary Initiative Art Children Family Free Library of Philadelphia Programs & Services Literacy Philadelphia arts & crafts

Author Talk: David Brownlee

Wed, May 16, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

New Tales from the Parkway in sync with the celebration of the centennial of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, David Brownlee has prepared a new edition of his Building the City Beautiful: The Benjamin Franklin Parkway and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. He'll share some of his new research…

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Kevin Powers | A Shout in the Ruins with Elise Juska | If We Had Known

Wed, May 16, 2018 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

Kevin Powers won the 2013 PEN/Hemingway Award  and the Guardian First Book Award for The Yellow Birds , “the first great Iraq War novel” ( Rolling Stone ), a work drawn from his experiences as a U.S. Army machine-gunner in Mosul and Tal Afar. After being honorably discharged, he…

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School Board Community Listening Tour

Fri, May 18, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Joseph E. Coleman Northwest Regional Library

In July 2018, a new Philadelphia Board of Education wil assume governance over the School District of Philadelphia - replacing the School Reform Commission.  Mayor Kenney announced the new Board member appointees on April 4.  These appointees will participate in a Listening Tour across…

Adult Young Adult Community Events Education Philadelphia

Saturday Stroll

Sat, May 19, 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, June 16, 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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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…

Adult Other Great Programs Education Philadelphia

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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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.

Adult Young Adult School Age Preschool Toddler Senior Family Programs Environment & Nature Philadelphia Animals and Nature

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.

Adult Young Adult School Age Preschool Toddler Senior Family Programs Environment & Nature Philadelphia Animals and Nature

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.

Adult Young Adult School Age Preschool Toddler Senior Family Programs Environment & Nature Philadelphia Animals and Nature
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