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Introduction to Prospect Research

Tue, February 19, 2019 10:00 A.M.
Regional Foundation Center at Parkway Central Library

Prospect research plays a strategic role in fundraising. This workshop will outline the basics of prospect research that can help your organization uncover funding opportunities within your donor base. During this interactive workshop you will learn: how to identify individual prospects and…

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

Story to Stage: Playwriting Classes

Tue, February 19, 2019 3:30 P.M.
Lovett Memorial Library

Are you interested in creative writing or theatre?  What about learning how to write and perform an original play for an audience? If you answered yes, then Story to Stage is the place for you!  Over the course of ten weeks, a professional theatre artist from Young Playwrights will…

Young Adult Discussion and Participation Other Great Programs Performing Arts

Kids Can Cook

Tue, February 19, 2019 4:00 P.M.
Queen Memorial Library

Healthy Cooking class for school-aged children, taught by serv-safe certified cooking instructor Keisha Prosser. Learn about food safety, prepare a full meal, and then help eat what you’ve created! For additional information, please call the librarian at 215-685-1899.  

Young Adult School Age Discussion and Participation Culinary Literacy Cooking & Nutrition Health

Book Discussion: Ghost Boys

Tue, February 19, 2019 4:00 P.M.
Nicetown-Tioga Library

Sit down at your local library to discuss social injustice and its role in Jewell Parker Rhodes’ novel, Ghost Boys .   Reading the book beforehand is not required to join! Free books will be given out on a first-come basis.  

Young Adult School Age Discussion and Participation Black History Month One Book, One Philadelphia Literature One Book, One Philadelphia Teens

Quaker Philadelphia with Bartram's Garden

Tue, February 19, 2019 4:00 P.M.
Kingsessing Library

Who were the Quakers who helped shape our garden and our city? How does their culture impact us today? We’ll tackle place-based history and the art of urban planning, working together as a class to construct a full-fledged city of our own. Presented by educators from Bartram's Garden

School Age Discussion and Participation Workshops and Enrichment Children Philadelphia

Woke & Well-read Book Club: Sing, Unburied, Sing

Tue, February 19, 2019 7:00 P.M.
Big Blue Marble Bookstore, 551 Carpenter Lane

All are welcome at the Woke & Well-Read book club, which meets twice a month to discuss books that explore life through African American eyes. PLEASE NOTE: Two discussions of Sing, Unburied, Sing will take place; once on February 19 and once on February 20 (both at 7:00 p.m.)   Sing,…

Adult Young Adult Discussion and Participation One Book, One Philadelphia One Book, One Philadelphia

Marriage Patterns of Black Women

Wed, February 20, 2019 11:00 A.M.
Senior Services at Parkway Central Library

African American women have long stood at the intersection of the gender-race cultural wars. They often feel compelled to break ranks with women, particularly white feminists, in order to support Black men. But, for various and sundry reasons, they don’t necessarily feel like that support…

Adult Senior Black History Month Discussion and Participation Speakers and Lectures Central Senior Services Calendar African American Social Science

Drexel University Intercultural Book Circle: Sing, Unburied, Sing

Wed, February 20, 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…

Adult Young Adult Community Events Discussion and Participation One Book, One Philadelphia One Book, One Philadelphia

Family Academy Courses & Training | Parenting Basics

Wed, February 20, 2019 4:00 P.M.
Queen Memorial Library

Learn where you live!  We have a series of courses throughout the school year where you can learn about great subjects to help you and your children excel.  The courses are free, a meal is provided, childcare is available (if you pre-register), and language interpretation is available…

Adult Discussion and Participation Education Family

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

Wed, February 20, 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.…

Adult Community Events Discussion and Participation One Book, One Philadelphia One Book, One Philadelphia

How to Save Energy In Your Home

Wed, February 20, 2019 6:30 P.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

Please join us for a panel discussion on how to save energy in your home and reduce your energy bills. The discussion will include resources for a home energy assessment, financial programs to improve the energy performance of homes, and guidance on shopping for low cost electricity.…

Adult Discussion and Participation Environment & Nature

Africa Storytime Expedition

Thu, February 21, 2019 11:00 A.M.
Blanche A. Nixon/Cobbs Creek Library

Children and their families are invited for a special storytime featuring Anansi the Spider: A Tale from the Ashanti by Gerald McDermott, and an up-close look at touchable artifacts from the Penn Museum.  

Adult Young Adult School Age Senior Black History Month Discussion and Participation Storytimes African American Children Family

Let's Speak English | For International Adults

Thu, February 21, 2019 3:00 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

Teen Reading Lounge

Thu, February 21, 2019 4:00 P.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

Attention teens in grades 7-12! Are you looking for a community service opportunity this year? Are you passionate about your world and your future? Then, please join us for the Winter Session of Teen Reading Lounge (TRL). We will explore the topics of racism and police…

Young Adult Discussion and Participation Teens Teen Reading Lounge

Prison Labor Tour and Book Discussion

Sat, February 23, 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,…

Adult Community Events Discussion and Participation Speakers and Lectures One Book, One Philadelphia One Book, One Philadelphia

Arthritis Support Group

Sat, February 23, 2019 1:00 P.M.
Lovett Memorial Library

Would you like to meet with others to discuss how to live more comfortably with arthritis?  We are forming a support group - join us!

Adult Senior Health Programs Discussion and Participation Health

Portable Studio: Our Stories

Sat, February 23, 2019 2:00 P.M.
South Philadelphia Library

Portable Studio Artists Jess Conda and Bethlehem Roberson are professional Philadelphia artists who use theater and music to inspire and explore the boundless ways we all can tell stories, real or imagined, and from different perspectives. In the Wilma Theater’s Portable Studio, you will:…

Adult Young Adult Other Great Programs Discussion and Participation Children

Book Discussion: Sing, Unburied, Sing

Sat, February 23, 2019 2:30 P.M.
Lillian Marrero Library

Sit down at your local library to discuss this year’s One Book, One Philadelphia selection, a novel about family and time.   Reading the book beforehand is not required to join! Free books will be given out on a first-come basis.  

Adult Discussion and Participation Black History Month One Book, One Philadelphia Literature One Book, One Philadelphia

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,…

Adult Community Events Discussion and Participation Speakers and Lectures One Book, One Philadelphia One Book, One Philadelphia
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