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POC Inventors: George Crum, Inventor of the Potato Chip (With Potato Chip Tasting)

Wed, January 31, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library

Learn about potato chip inventor George Crum. Participate in a potato chip tasting and vote for your favorite chip. 

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Black History Month Essay Contest

Wed, January 31, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library

Students in grades 5 through 8 are invited to participate in our Black History Month Essay Contest! Students may submit an essay on the following topics: Black Inventions and Inventors, The Underground Railroad, or Religion in Ancient Egypt. Essays should be 2-4 pages double spaced. Please…

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Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise

Thu, February 1, 2018 11:00 A.M.
Senior Services at Parkway Central Library

Central Senior Services kicks off its celebration of Black History with a showing of the critically acclaimed “Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise” – a documentary film that celebrates the life of the legendary Dr. Maya Angelou by weaving her words with rare and intimate archival…

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Black History Month Challenge

Thu, February 1, 2018 12:00 P.M.
Haverford Library

Participants will use their visual skills and historical knowledge to identify images of famous African American individuals from Philadelphia. The first participant to correctly identify all the images displayed will take home a special gift. Contest runs from February 1 to February 28.  

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Black History Month Essay Contest

Thu, February 1, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library

Students in grades 5 through 8 are invited to participate in our Black History Month Essay Contest! Students may submit an essay on the following topics: Black Inventions and Inventors, The Underground Railroad, or Religion in Ancient Egypt. Essays should be 2-4 pages double spaced. Please…

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Teen Poetry Slam

Fri, February 2, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Rare Book Department at Parkway Central Library

To celebrare Black History Month, Philly Slam League and Teen Central are throwing a poetry slam in the Dietrich Gallery of the Rare Book Department’s Dietrich Gallery. Join us and share your talent!   Poetry Slam Friday February 2, 2018 | 4:00 P.M.

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Octavius V. Catto: A Legacy for the 21st Century

Sat, February 3, 2018 1:00 P.M.
Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library

Interactive workshop for the whole family featuring hands-on activities, examination of primary sources, and a screening of History Making Productions' Octavius V. Catto: A Legacy for the 21st Century followed by a discussion led by local Catto experts. Octavius V. Catto was a 19th…

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Black History Month Bingo

Mon, February 5, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Blanche A. Nixon/Cobbs Creek Library

Children will learn about famous American Americans and historical events while having fun playing bingo. 

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Walter Dean Myers Poetry Collage

Mon, February 5, 2018 4:30 P.M.
Eastwick Library

Learn about African American writer Walter Dean Myers. Listen to selections from his poetry book Brown Angels: An Album in Pictures, a heartwarming celebration of African-American childhood in words and pictures. Then write your own Brown Angels inspired poem and make a collage! 

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Monday Poets | Yolanda Wisher & Lamont Dixon

Mon, February 5, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Literature Department at Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

Room 108, 1st Floor, 6:30-8:30 p.m.   Yolanda Wisher is the Poet Laureate of Philadelphia. The author of Monk Eats an Afro , Wisher performs a unique blend of poetry and song with her band The Afroeaters. She is currently working on her second book of poems, a recording of original songs,…

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Octavius V. Catto: A Legacy for the 21st Century

Tue, February 6, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Charles L. Durham Library

Interactive workshop for the whole family featuring hands-on activities, examination of primary sources, and a screening of History Making Productions' Octavius V. Catto: A Legacy for the 21st Century followed by a discussion led by local Catto experts. Octavius V. Catto was a 19th…

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Black History Month Essay Contest

Tue, February 6, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library

Students in grades 5 through 8 are invited to participate in our Black History Month Essay Contest! Students may submit an essay on the following topics: Black Inventions and Inventors, The Underground Railroad, or Religion in Ancient Egypt. Essays should be 2-4 pages double spaced. Please…

School Age Black History Month African American Children

Black Lives on the Front Line: A review of Blacks in the Military

Wed, February 7, 2018 11:00 A.M.
Senior Services at Parkway Central Library

Central Senior Services continues its celebration of Black History with an appreciation of African American veterans as John Hemphill leads a discussion of Black Lives on the Front Line: A review of Blacks in the Military ǁ Military History Club

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Black History Month Quiz Game

Thu, February 8, 2018 4:30 P.M.
Haddington Library

As part of our LEAP After School Program, children and teens will have the opportunity to answer questions about Black History.

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Black History Month Film Screening: Disney’s Ruby Bridges

Sat, February 10, 2018 3:00 P.M.
Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library

Join us for a screening of the film Ruby Bridges, based on the true story of one of the first African-American children to attend a previously segregated all white school.

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Black History Month Essay Contest

Sat, February 10, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library

Students in grades 5 through 8 are invited to participate in our Black History Month Essay Contest! Students may submit an essay on the following topics: Black Inventions and Inventors, The Underground Railroad, or Religion in Ancient Egypt. Essays should be 2-4 pages double spaced. Please…

School Age Black History Month African American Children

Black History Month Scavenger Hunt

Mon, February 12, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Blanche A. Nixon/Cobbs Creek Library

During a scavenger hunt through the library children will learn information about well-known African American authors and illustrators.

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Black History Month: Teen Movie Event

Mon, February 12, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Blanche A. Nixon/Cobbs Creek Library

Join us for a screening of Remember the Titans (2000)

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Octavius V. Catto: A Legacy for the 21st Century

Tue, February 13, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Wadsworth Library

Interactive workshop for school-aged students featuring hands-on activities, examination of primary sources, and a screening of History Making Productions' Octavius V. Catto: A Legacy for the 21st Century followed by a discussion led by local Catto experts. Octavius V. Catto…

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