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Let's Speak English | For International Adults

Mon, August 20, 2018 5:30 P.M.
Ramonita G. de Rodriguez Library

Join us for a weekly conversation hour and build your confidence in speaking English. Topics may include: small talk, holidays, customs, and common slang. You can practice speaking English in a casual and relaxed environment without examinations. You will be able to make friends with other…

Adult Discussion and Participation New Americans New Americans ESL - English as a Second Language

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…

Adult Young Adult Arts and Crafts Programs Community Events Discussion and Participation Workshops and Enrichment Art Humanities

Intermediate Grant Writing

Tue, August 21, 2018 10:00 A.M.
Regional Foundation Center at Parkway Central Library

Intermediate Grant Writing is a working session that will provide the opportunity for grant writers to receive extensive feedback on their proposals from peers and professionals in the nonprofit field. We will review aspects of a good grant proposal, practice writing an actual grant, and…

Adult Discussion and Participation Other Great Programs Workshops and Enrichment RFC Program Calendar Fundraising Nonprofit

18TH District Police Community Workshop

Tue, August 21, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library

Join us for our monthly meeting. Our guest speaker will be Desiree Carr from Community Marketing Concepts. Come out and bring a friend for an evening of information sharing.

Adult Young Adult Senior Discussion and Participation

Chat and Chew Focus Group

Tue, August 21, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Logan Library

Would you like to have a say in what happens at your library?  We'd love your feed back on library programs, services and other types of resources you would like to see at the library.  We'll meet from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. and all are welcome.

Adult Young Adult School Age Senior Discussion and Participation Free Library of Philadelphia

Chat and Chew Focus Group

Wed, August 22, 2018 11:00 A.M.
Logan Library

Would you like to have a say in what happens at your library?  We'd love your feed back on library programs, services and other types of resources you would like to see at the library.  We'll meet from 11:00 a.m - 12:30 p.m. and all are welcome.

Adult Young Adult School Age Senior Discussion and Participation Free Library of Philadelphia

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…

Adult Young Adult Arts and Crafts Programs Community Events Discussion and Participation Workshops and Enrichment Art Humanities

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…

Adult Senior Workshops and Enrichment Community Events Discussion and Participation Culinary Literacy Cooking & Nutrition

Opioid Epidemic Awareness

Wed, August 22, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Walnut Street West

Information and discussion about the Opioid crisis in Philadelphia and instructions on the use of Naloxone (Narcon). This program is being presented and sponsored by the Philadelphia Department of Public Health and University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

Adult Discussion and Participation

Anime, Manga & Gaming Meetup for Adults and Older Teens

Mon, August 27, 2018 5:30 P.M.
Ramonita G. de Rodriguez Library

Adults and teens 16 and up are invited to meet up for ongoing screenings, conversation and gaming sessions! Bring your love for different series and get to know new titles. For more information, contact Sara Palmer, Librarian, at 215-686-1768 or palmers@freelibrary.org.

Adult Young Adult Discussion and Participation Film Screening Movies & Television Anime & Manga

Let's Speak English | For International Adults

Mon, August 27, 2018 5:30 P.M.
Ramonita G. de Rodriguez Library

Join us for a weekly conversation hour and build your confidence in speaking English. Topics may include: small talk, holidays, customs, and common slang. You can practice speaking English in a casual and relaxed environment without examinations. You will be able to make friends with other…

Adult Discussion and Participation New Americans New Americans ESL - English as a Second Language

Mystery Book Club

Wed, August 29, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Oak Lane Library

Are you interested in discussing murder, mystery and mayhem?  This new summer book club will be led by librarian Deb Ahrens.  Tonight we'll be discussing A Beautiful Blue Death , by Charles Finch.  We'll have 10 free books to give away for this discussion.  First…

Adult Senior Discussion and Participation Summer Reading Humanities Book Clubs

Navigating the Special Education System

Thu, August 30, 2018 5:00 P.M.
Nicetown-Tioga Library

Are you interested in obtaining better special education services for your children? Joseph Sulpizio, an attorney from the Cuddy Law Firm, will provide information on how to obtain better educational services for children with special needs.  Mr. Sulpizio will share tips on navigating the…

Adult Discussion and Participation Education

How to Spot Fake News Online

Wed, September 5, 2018 3:30 P.M.
Northeast Regional Library

Take this class and what will happen next will shock you! You won’t believe how informed you will become!  Seriously though, how can you tell reliable news sources online from fake ones?  In this class we will discuss the different types of fake “news” articles, how…

Adult Discussion and Participation Computer Classes Workshops and Enrichment Computers Newspapers, Magazines, & Journals

Bibliophiles Reading Group

Wed, September 5, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Oak Lane Library

Join us as we discuss How Dare the Sun Rise:  Memoires of a War Child, by Sandra Uwiringiyimana. Branch staff can assist you to obtain copies of the books, from the Free Library system. Are you interested in leading the discussion?  Do you have questions?  Contact Ms. Ahrens, the…

Adult Discussion and Participation Summer Reading Humanities Book Clubs

Philly Hott Radio live stream “Racism within the Black/Brown Communities”

Thu, September 6, 2018 5:00 P.M.
Haddington Library

Philly Hott Radio will be conducting a live stream radio broadcast entitled “Racism within the Black/Brown Communities” at Haddington Library on Thursday, September 6th at 5pm.  Patrons are invited to join us at the library or tune in on YouTube and Facebook Live.

Adult Discussion and Participation

First Friday Genealogy

Fri, September 7, 2018 12:00 P.M.
Independence Library

Monthly brown bag discussion group with occasional speakers meets every first Friday  from 12:00 to 2 p.m.  Open to the public and anyone with an interest in genealogy or family history. Brought to you by The National Archives of Philadelphia, The Free Library, and the Genealogical…

Adult Discussion and Participation Genealogy General Research

Anime & Manga Discussion Group for Kids & Teens

Mon, September 10, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Ramonita G. de Rodriguez Library

Children ages 11 and up and teens are invited to explore Japanese animation, comics and pop culture! Get to know different anime and manga series and try your hand at fan activities. For more information, contact Sara Palmer, Children's Librarian, at 215-686-1768 or palmers@freelibrary.org.

Young Adult School Age Discussion and Participation Film Screening Children Movies & Television Anime & Manga

African American Interest Book Discussion

Mon, September 10, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Philbrick Hall at Parkway Central Library

The African American Interest Book Discussion Group will hold its next session on September 10, 2018. We will discuss Bad Men and Wicked Women by Eric Jerome Dickey. Light refreshment will be served, but please RSVP by September 6th to Lisa Hardy by email to hardyl@freelibrary.org or at…

Adult Discussion and Participation African American Book Clubs

Introduction to Fundraising Planning

Tue, September 11, 2018 10:00 A.M.
Regional Foundation Center at Parkway Central Library

Does your organization need help directing its fundraising efforts? Planning focuses your organization by setting fundraising priorities and helps give staff and board members a roadmap to success. Start thinking about your organization’s fundraising strategies! This introductory…

Adult Discussion and Participation Other Great Programs Workshops and Enrichment Speakers and Lectures RFC Program Calendar Fundraising Nonprofit
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