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Prison Labor Tour and Book Discussion

Sun, February 24, 2019 11:00 A.M.
Eastern State Penitentiary, 2027 Fairmount Avenue

In the early 20th-century Jim Crow South, Parchman Farm—the Mississippi State Penitentiary—was created as a model for inmate labor, which impacted the economy of the state of Mississippi. Here in Philadelphia,  Eastern State Penitentiary  also served as a model prison,…

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PDPH Overdose Awareness & Reversal Training

Mon, February 25, 2019 6:30 P.M.
Fumo Family Library

With Philadelphia, and the nation, in the grips of an opioid overdose crisis, the Philadelphia Department of Public Health is now offering FREE training on overdose awareness and overdose reversal using naloxone, or Narcan. Trainings will be held at the Free Library of Philadelphia. Drug abuse…

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Friends of Whitman Library Meeting

Mon, February 25, 2019 6:30 P.M.
Whitman Library

Curious about getting involved with your library? The Friends of the Whitman Library will be holding their monthly meeting. This meeting is free and open to the public, new friends are welcome. Topics to be discussed are library advocacy, our letter writing campaign, future programming and…

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“LIVE at the Writers House” featuring One Book, One Philadelphia

Mon, February 25, 2019 7:00 P.M.
Kelly Writers House, 3805 Locust Walk

To explore the themes raised in Jesmyn Ward's novel, Sing, Unburied, Sing , a group of writers and a musical guest will share original work for a recording of the WXPN/Kelly Writers House collaboration "LIVE at the Writers House." For more information on this free event, email…

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Mysterious Traveler All Stars - Winter 2019 Concert

Mon, February 25, 2019 7:00 P.M.
Music Department at Parkway Central Library

The  Mysterious Travelers  are back! After their magnificent  One Book - Report performance in July 2018, the Mysterious Traveler All Stars take the stage once again at the Montgomery Auditorium at the  Parkway Central Library . The new concert features a…

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GWHS Tech Squad Help

Tue, February 26, 2019 11:10 A.M.
Bustleton Library

Do you need help with your email, social media accounts (facebook, instagram, twitter, snapchat), smartphone, tablet, laptop, or the internet? Come and see our community partners from GWHS! Students will be here to help on their lunch period for approximately 30 minutes on selected…

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PDPH Overdose Awareness & Reversal Training

Wed, February 27, 2019 5:00 P.M.
Queen Memorial Library

With Philadelphia, and the nation, in the grips of an opioid overdose crisis, the Philadelphia Department of Public Health is now offering FREE training on overdose awareness and overdose reversal using naloxone, or Narcan. Trainings will be held at the Free Library of Philadelphia. Drug abuse…

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GWHS Tech Squad Help

Thu, February 28, 2019 11:10 A.M.
Bustleton Library

Do you need help with your email, social media accounts (facebook, instagram, twitter, snapchat), smartphone, tablet, laptop, or the internet? Come and see our community partners from GWHS! Students will be here to help on their lunch period for approximately 30 minutes on selected…

Adult Senior Workshops and Enrichment Community Events Computer Classes Computers Databases & Electronic Resources Digital Collections ebooks Technology Digital Media Seniors Digital Magazines

(Non)Fiction: A Discussion of Jesmyn Ward’s Memoir and Novel

Thu, February 28, 2019 6:30 P.M.
Shakespeare & Co.,1632 Walnut Street

Join this public discussion of Jesmyn Ward’s novel, Sing, Unburied, Sing , and its connections to her memoir, Men We Reaped . Afterward, watch a demonstration of Shakespeare + Co.'s Espresso Book Machine, a state-of-the-art printer that enables you to publish your own memoir or novel.…

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Prison Labor Tour and Book Discussion

Sat, March 2, 2019 11:00 A.M.
Eastern State Penitentiary, 2027 Fairmount Avenue

In the early 20th-century Jim Crow South, Parchman Farm—the Mississippi State Penitentiary—was created as a model for inmate labor, which impacted the economy of the state of Mississippi. Here in Philadelphia,  Eastern State Penitentiary  also served as a model prison,…

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Friends of the South Philadelphia Library Members Meeting

Sat, March 2, 2019 1:30 P.M.
South Philadelphia Library

Support your local branch with the Friends of the South Philadelphia Library! At this meeting we'll discuss ways to grow our membership, how we want to raise and spend funds, and get everyone up to speed on current library programming. This meeting is free and open to the public. Learn more…

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Prison Labor Tour and Book Discussion

Sun, March 3, 2019 11:00 A.M.
Eastern State Penitentiary, 2027 Fairmount Avenue

In the early 20th-century Jim Crow South, Parchman Farm—the Mississippi State Penitentiary—was created as a model for inmate labor, which impacted the economy of the state of Mississippi. Here in Philadelphia,  Eastern State Penitentiary  also served as a model prison,…

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PDPH Overdose Awareness & Reversal Training

Mon, March 4, 2019 6:00 P.M.
Whitman Library

With Philadelphia, and the nation, in the grips of an opioid overdose crisis, the Philadelphia Department of Public Health is now offering FREE training on overdose awareness and overdose reversal using naloxone, or Narcan. Trainings will be held at the Free Library of Philadelphia. Drug abuse…

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Drexel University Intercultural Book Circle: Sing, Unburied, Sing

Tue, March 5, 2019 12:00 P.M.
Drexel University’s James E. Marks Intercultural Center, 3225 Arch Street

This public book circle encourages openness, respect, and humility while engaging in dialogue around cultural topics and identity issues raised through literature. Lunch will be provided and a number of free books will be available on a first-come basis. To register for this free event, email…

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Holy Family University Book Discussion: Sing, Unburied, Sing

Wed, March 6, 2019 12:45 P.M.
Holy Family University Philadelphia Campus Library, 9801 Frankford Ave.

This student book club, open to the public, will discuss heritage, the future, multigenerational families, and other themes in Jesmyn Ward's novel.   

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Re-Claiming Our Legacy: Black Masculinity in Art & Media

Wed, March 6, 2019 5:00 P.M.
Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library

How can art be used as a tool for social justice, especially in response to narratives in mainstream news media? How do artists work with their communities in the creative process, and what stories can and should be documented?  Inspired by the lives of the men in Jesmyn Ward’s novel…

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Camden County College Book Discussion: Sing, Unburied, Sing

Thu, March 7, 2019 3:30 P.M.
600 Cooper Street, Room CTC 200

Everyone is welcome to join a conversation about Sing, Unburied, Sing ,  the 2019 One Book, One Philadelphi a featured selection. For more information, email Lis Bass at LBass@camdencc.edu.   

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First Listen: Writing Workshop at Why Not Prosper

Sat, March 9, 2019 10:00 A.M.
Why Not Prosper, 717 E Chelten Ave.

In the 2019 One Book, One Philadelphia featured novel,  Sing, Unburied, Sing , stories are connected through a song without words. In this public writing workshop, we’ll use deep-listening activities to write untold stories and hear the perspectives of others. Connect with women in…

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Community Care with Blew Kind: Poetry Workshop with Tea & Talks

Sat, March 9, 2019 1:00 P.M.
Culinary Literacy Center at Parkway Central Library

Blew Kind is the founder and owner of Franny Lou's Porch, a coffee and tea shop in Kensington that is dedicated to providing space for people to connect, rest, and mobilize. She is a lover of the African diaspora, poetry, teaching, dance, and sustainable business. Blew is committed to…

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Transform: Papermaking Workshop

Sun, March 10, 2019 2:00 P.M.
The People's Paper Co-op, Village of Arts & Humanities Community Storefront, 2558 Germantown Avenue

Join the People's Paper Co-op to make your old stories new in this writing and papermaking workshop. After handwriting and ripping up stories that we want to transform, we’ll turn torn paper into pulp then back into new sheets of paper, adding seeds so the new narratives we create can…

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