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Philadelphia Reads W.E.B. Du Bois

Sun, April 22, 2018 2:00 P.M.
Social Science and History Department at Parkway Central Library

Discover the power of W.E.B. Du Bois’s ideas and their significance in our time.  This reading group focuses on the “The Souls of Black Folk,” his seminal study of African-American civilization at the turn of the 20th Century.  Led by Du Bois scholar and activist, Dr.…

Adult Young Adult Senior Discussion and Participation African American Philadelphia History Social Science

The Annual Maurice English Poetry Reading: Paul Muldoon

Mon, April 23, 2018 5:30 P.M.
The Rosenbach

The Maurice English Poetry Reading, established by Helen Drutt English and Deirdre Elena English to honor the memory of the late poet Maurice English, presents each year a distinguished poet for readings in Philadelphia and New York. Previously held at Storm King Art Center in New York,…

Adult Discussion and Participation Other Great Programs Speakers and Lectures Fiction Rare Books, Manuscripts, & Digital Collections Rosenbach Museum & Library Special Collections

Queer Poetry: A Panel Discussion

Mon, April 23, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Independence Library

Is there a queer aesthetic? Is queer identity a liberation or a liability? Is gay passé? Does labelling a poem “queer” limit access for “mainstream” readers? The participating poets,  Marion Bell, Kai Davis, Montgomery Maxton, and Stephen Potter, will begin by…

Adult Discussion and Participation LGBTQ Poetry

Project Planning for Nonprofit Organizations

Tue, April 24, 2018 10:00 A.M.
Regional Foundation Center at Parkway Central Library

Do you have a project to make happen? This workshop uses the example of planning a large Shakespearean production to help you understand how to handle the myriad details. You’ll learn how to organize, budget, and calendarize a project, and how to track all of these strands. We’ll use…

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

Kids Can Cook!

Tue, April 24, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Queen Memorial Library

Mobile Cooking Teacher Keisha Prosser will guide us through constructing a simple, delicious family meal - from start to finish.  Learn about healthy cooking and food safety, and taste what you helped create!  This program is for school-age children. Ms. Prosser is ServSafe certified.

School Age Discussion and Participation Cooking & Nutrition

Snake Party!

Tue, April 24, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Joseph E. Coleman Northwest Regional Library

Snake expert Scott Prior will bring some of his favorite live snakes so we can get up-close-and-personal with these fascinating creatures.  You will learn about their behaviors and habitats, and have your questions answered.  If you are brave enough, you can pet one!

Adult Young Adult School Age Preschool Senior Discussion and Participation Animals and Nature

Mystery Book Club

Tue, April 24, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Andorra Library

Love a good mystery?  Enjoy talking about books?  Join us for a Mystery Book Club.  We will be meeting on the last Tuesday of the month, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Stop by to see what we are reading next.

Adult Senior Discussion and Participation Book Clubs

Book Discussion Group

Wed, April 25, 2018 1:00 P.M.
Northeast Regional Library

Join us for a book discussion. This month we'll discuss Yann Martel's "The Life of Pi".  This program includes an audio lecture from The Skeptic's Guide to Great Books and a film screening. To register and borrow a copy of the book, please see Mr. Kessler in the…

Adult Discussion and Participation Literature Book Clubs

DNA & Genealogy

Wed, April 25, 2018 2:00 P.M.
Lovett Memorial Library

Learn about DNA and how it relates to genealogy with Northwest Village Network and Natline Thornton.

Adult Senior Discussion and Participation Genealogy

Geekscape

Wed, April 25, 2018 3:30 P.M.
Teen Center at Parkway Central Library

Hang out in the Teen Center and geek out about all your favorite fandoms!

Young Adult Discussion and Participation Comics & Graphic Novels Games and Gaming Movies & Television Teens

Scenes from The Importance of Being Earnest, performed by Hedgerow Theatre Company

Wed, April 25, 2018 6:00 P.M.
The Rosenbach

Hedgerow Theatre is gearing up to do the clever comedy The Importance of Being Earnest by the irreverent Oscar Wilde. As a sneak peek, we are bringing a scene with a few of our core company actors to the Rosenbach museum. Our Barrymore award-winning director, Dan Hodge, will also be in…

Adult Young Adult Discussion and Participation Other Great Programs Speakers and Lectures Fiction Rare Books, Manuscripts, & Digital Collections Rosenbach Museum & Library Special Collections

Youth Council

Thu, April 26, 2018 4:30 P.M.
Lovett Memorial Library

Have a say in what happens here at the library.  Learn leadership skills, make new friends and impact your community.  Snacks will be provided.  For ages 12 to 18.  Bring a friend!  Questions? Contact Mr. Fred, or Ms. Erin at the library.

Young Adult Discussion and Participation

Book Club for Adults

Fri, April 27, 2018 3:00 P.M.
Torresdale Library

Join other adults who are interested in reading and discussing popular books.  Enjoy some friendly conversation and light refreshments!  For further information, please contact Mike at 215-685-0494.   Sponsored by Friends of Torresdale Library

Adult Discussion and Participation Book Clubs

Book Discussion Group

Sat, April 28, 2018 11:00 A.M.
Northeast Regional Library

Join us for a book discussion. This month we'll discuss Yann Martel's "The Life of Pi".  This program includes an audio lecture from The Skeptic's Guide to Great Books and a film screening. To register and borrow a copy of the book, please see Mr. Kessler in the Humanities Department, or…

Adult Discussion and Participation Literature Book Clubs

Mocha Moms (and Kids)

Sat, April 28, 2018 11:00 A.M.
Lovett Memorial Library

Moms of color will meet monthly to chat.  Join us from 11:00 am to 1:00 p.m. Mocha Moms is a national organization, and this is the local chapter.

Adult School Age Toddler Discussion and Participation African American

Cooking with Keisha

Sat, April 28, 2018 1:00 P.M.
Queen Memorial Library

Mobile Cooking Teacher Keisha Prosser will guide us through constructing a simple, delicious family meal - from start to finish.  Learn about healthy cooking and food safety, and taste what you helped create!  This program is for adults. Ms. Prosser is ServSafe certified.

Adult Discussion and Participation Cooking & Nutrition

Community Meeting with 12th District Community Officers

Mon, April 30, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Paschalville Library

Join us for our monthly Police Service Area (PAS) community meeting. This is an opportunity for the community to interact with the police and an opportunity for the police to interact with the community. We are taking a collaborative approach to problems in the community, exchanging…

Adult Young Adult Senior Discussion and Participation

Introduction to Finding Grants

Tue, May 1, 2018 10:00 A.M.
Regional Foundation Center at Parkway Central Library

Discover what funders are looking for in nonprofits seeking grants. During this interactive workshop you will learn: who funds nonprofits, what funders want to know about organizations they are interested in funding, how to identify potential funders and make the first approach. Advance…

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

Social Justice Read Aloud

Tue, May 1, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Cecil B. Moore Library

Practice your reading skills and explore the library’s books with Miss Kayla. We will feature books and stories that showcase and reflect current social issues. All readers are welcome to listen, read aloud, and participate in group discussions. This program is intended for children ages 8…

School Age Discussion and Participation Social Justice

Chat-n-Chew Book Club

Tue, May 1, 2018 6:00 P.M.
West Oak Lane Library

Do you love to read?  Do you like to talk?  If you do, please consider joining the West Oak Lane Library's book group. We will meet approximately every five weeks and have books scheduled up through September.  Stop in the library and see what we will be reading. This evening…

Adult Senior Discussion and Participation Book Clubs
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