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WURD Radio's Summer of Freedom Tour Returns to the Free Library!

Thu, August 16, 2018 10:00 A.M.
Wynnefield Library

Join WURD host Stephanie Renee from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for a LIVE radio broadcast from your neighborhood library!

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WURD Radio's Summer of Freedom Tour Returns to the Free Library!

Fri, August 17, 2018 10:00 A.M.
Overbrook Park Library

Join WURD host Stephanie Renee from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for a LIVE radio broadcast from your neighborhood library!

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Discover Art at Your Neighborhood Library with Virtual Reality!

Mon, August 20, 2018 5:30 P.M.
South Philadelphia Library

Discover Art in this 2-Part Program! Visit South Philadelphia Library to look at the Barnes’ collections of art from around the world with Virtual Reality (VR) headsets. Sign up to attend one of two offered sessions. Light snacks will be provided! Session attendees and their guests…

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Discover Art at Your Neighborhood Library with Virtual Reality!

Wed, August 22, 2018 5:30 P.M.
South Philadelphia Library

Discover Art in this 2-Part Program! Visit South Philadelphia Library to look at the Barnes’ collections of art from around the world with Virtual Reality (VR) headsets. Sign up to attend one of two offered sessions. Light snacks will be provided! Session attendees and their guests…

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In the Kitchen with Brûlée Catering

Wed, August 22, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Culinary Literacy Center at Parkway Central Library

Join James Rodebaugh, Brûlée Catering’s Executive Pastry Chef, as he teaches us his favorite candymaking techniques for Marshmallows and Salted Cashew Brittle. Chef Rodebaugh will walk participants through the culinary processes of aeration -- resulting in the…

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Philadelphia Honey Festival at Bartram’s Garden

Sun, September 9, 2018 10:00 A.M.
Bartram’s Garden | 5400 Lindbergh Blvd. Philadelphia, 19143

Join the Free Library of Philadelphia Book Bike at Bartram's Garden for the Philadelphia Honey Festival. “Bartram’s Garden is proud to host the Philadelphia Honey Festival and spread awareness about how much we rely on honey bees. Honey Fest is a fun family event, and it also…

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Friends Book Sale

Tue, September 11, 2018 1:00 P.M.
Tacony Library

Friends Book Sale   Tuesday from 1 to 3 p.m.

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Friends Book Sale

Tue, September 11, 2018 1:00 P.M.
Tacony Library

Friends Book Sale   Tuesday from 1 to 3 p.m.

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Kill Move Paradise

Wed, September 12, 2018 2:00 P.M.
The Wilma Theater 265 S. Broad Street

Curated in collaboration with the Wilma’s Literary Department, the Free Library’s Book Bike will be rolling INTO The Wilma Theater stocked with books related to the Wilma’s 2018/19 season . The first show, Kill Move Paradise, is an expressionistic buzz saw through the…

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A Taste of Syria: Molokheya with Ossama Herkal

Mon, September 17, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Culinary Literacy Center at Parkway Central Library

As part of Welcoming Week, join the Free Library's Culinary Literacy Center and Swarthmore College's Friends, Peace, and Sanctuary as we learn more about how to prepare Molokheya. Molokheya, a popular vegetable found in cuisine throughout the Middle East and North Africa,…

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Public Environmental Meeting

Wed, September 19, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Fishtown Community Library

Shaun Sykes of Aquaterra Technologies, Inc. will present findings of an environmental investigation at the site of 512 E. Girard Avenue.  

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Park(ing) Day

Fri, September 21, 2018 10:00 A.M.
South Philadelphia Library

Come visit our temporary public park! Sign up for a library card at the Free Library’s Book Bike, get a mini-recipe tutorial from Chef Char Nolan, and check out our cookbook selections. Our “parklet” will be located in a parking space in front of the library on the 1700…

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Friends Book Sale

Sat, September 29, 2018 1:00 P.M.
Tacony Library

Friends Book Sale   from 1 to 3 p.m.

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What is Judaism?

Thu, October 11, 2018 7:00 P.M.
Education Philosophy and Religion Department at Parkway Central Library

Are Judaism and Jews a people, a nation, a religion, a culture, a way of life, or something else? Rabbi Joel Kessler will attempt to demystify one of the world's oldest and most misunderstood religions.  Please join us as Rabbi Kessler discusses the laws that constitute the core of…

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Choosing a High School

Tue, October 16, 2018 4:00 P.M.
McPherson Square Library

Parents, need help with choosing a high school for your child? McPherson Square Library would like to help.  Come and hear about the admission process.  Learn about the different high school choices.  Open to all parents and children in 7th and 8th grade.  Snacks provided.

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Business Startup Basics

Thu, October 18, 2018 2:00 P.M.
Northeast Regional Library

Business Startup Basics Presented by Rob Goza Lead Economic Development Specialist with the U.S. Small Business Administration “Is Starting a Business For You?” This workshop will lay the groundwork to help entrepreneurs launch a business idea and understand the steps to building a…

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Nonprofit Job Fair

Wed, October 24, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Regional Foundation Center at Parkway Central Library

The Free Library is excited to announce a series of Job Fairs for 2018, made possible by the generous support of Citizens Charitible Foundation. Join us at Parkway Central Library on Thursday, October 26th from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. to meet with nonprofit employers and other local support…

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Mr. Burns

Wed, October 31, 2018 2:00 P.M.
The Wilma Theater 265 S. Broad Street

Curated in collaboration with the Wilma’s Literary Department, the Free Library’s Book Bike will be rolling INTO The Wilma Theater stocked with books related to the Wilma’s 2018/19 season - this time for Mr. Burn, A Post-Electric Play. Facing an uncertain future, survivors…

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3 Poets read 21 Poems

Wed, November 7, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Fumo Family Library

Linda Pizzi, Maria Famà and Albert Tacconelli read from their newest work, 21 poems. Linsa Pizzi is a poet, writer, rock music critic, crafter, and Assistant Dean and Instructor at Arcadia University, Maria Famà is a poet, writer, and teacher, and the author of seven books of…

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Logan Library Turns 100!

Sat, November 10, 2018 1:00 P.M.
Logan Library

Come celebrate 100 years in the Logan community with us! Enjoy a fashion show, a rap group, authors Trapeta Mayson and M.K. Asante, and much, much mor. This is an all-ages event and light refreshments will be served.

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