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Patchwork Storytelling Guild Tellabration 2018

Sun, November 18, 2018 2:00 P.M.
Children's Department at Parkway Central Library

Join the Patchwork Storytelling Guild for Tellabration 2018, Good As Gold Stories from Around the World, a celebration of story for all ages, child through adult. This year's event honors Patchwork founder and retired Regional Librarian Barbara Baumgartner and offers a selection of stories…

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Live at the Library!

Sat, December 1, 2018 1:00 P.M.
Music Department at Parkway Central Library

Live at the Library! hosted by Beyond the Bars and the Free Library of Philadelphia Join us for the first in a new series featuring local, activist-led discussion followed by an intimate free concert! Saturday December 1's premier session features guest speaker Jondhi Harrel of TCRC ( The…

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Holiday Concert with Sam and Greg

Sun, December 2, 2018 1:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Start your holiday season in a musical way with local duo Sam and Greg in concert. This concert is free and open to the public.  Please register at Eventbrite: https://holconsg.eventbrite.com Parkway Central Library-Room 108 1901 Vine Street Philadelphia, PA 19103 215-686-5402

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Sundays on Stage: The Nutcracker

Sun, December 2, 2018 2:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Presented by Pages to Pirouettes, bring the whole family to hear the story of Marie and the Nutcracker Prince and their journey to the Land of the Sweets,  then see it come to life to the enchanting music of Tchaikovsky. This Sundays on Stage tradition closes with a ballet lesson for the…

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Sundays on Stage: Eda Ne Kakati (From the Past to the Present)

Sun, December 9, 2018 2:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Ssuuna is a dancer, drummer, singer, songwriter, and reggae artist from Uganda with a wide range of performance experience. In this interactive show, you will learn a song in Luganda, the language of Uganda! Montgomery Auditorium Doors open at 1:30 p.m. Free Admission! Seating is on a…

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December Holidays! A Musical Greeting Card

Sun, December 9, 2018 3:00 P.M.
Music Department at Parkway Central Library

The Free Library of Philadelphia in partnership with the Philadelphia Women’s Music Project, Gayle Wieand, Conductor, present: December Holidays! A Musical Greeting Card -from us to you-a selection of holiday songs from several traditions: a musical celebration for all ages. …

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The Poets of the First World War - A Reading

Mon, December 10, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Literature Department at Parkway Central Library

Join us for a commemoration of the centennial of the armistice that ended the Great War.  A selection of local poets will present some of the most powerful poems of the "War to End All Wars". Parkway Central Library Literature Department December 10, 2018 6:00 pm. Lobby For…

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Play on, Philly! Plays in the Music Department!

Thu, December 13, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Music Department at Parkway Central Library

Join us on Thursday, December 13th from 4pm-5pm for a pop-up concert in the Music Department ! Students at Play on, Philly!  will perform in small ensembles to showcase their talents! Play On, Philly! (POP) provides high-quality music education to students, who would typically lack access,…

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Monday Poets| Open Mic

Mon, January 7, 2019 6:30 P.M.
Literature Department at Parkway Central Library

MONDAY POETS at the Free Library of Philadelphia in 2018-2019 includes two open mic programs, one in January of 2019 and one in April. These will be dedicated to hearing from poets who may or may not have published their work, but either way want others to hear it. The…

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Sundays on Stage: Bantaba: The Circle of Celebration

Sun, January 13, 2019 2:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

The Seventh Principle brings together traditional African and modern African-American dance while teaching about the respective cultures on opposite sides of the Atlantic. Montgomery Auditorium Parkway Central Library 1901 Vine Street   Free Admission!   Seating is on a first-come,…

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T.S. Eliot’s Four Quartets, performed by John Farrell

Thu, January 17, 2019 6:00 P.M.
The Rosenbach | 2008 Delancey Place, Philadelphia, PA 19103

An unquestioned masterpiece of 20th-century literature, T.S. Eliot’s  Four Quartets  is a complex, deeply moving meditation on time, memory, and human striving toward the divine. Eliot completed  Four Quartets  in 1941, as Britain slid into the abyss of World War II,…

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Sundays on Stage: Lion Dance Plus

Sun, January 27, 2019 2:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Performed by Dance China New York, Lion Dance introduces students to beloved Chinese folk art pieces, including excerpts from Beijing Opera featuring the popular Monkey King character, as well as the Chinese ribbon dance. Montgomery Auditorium Parkway Central Library 1901 Vine Street   Free…

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Monument Lab Live: "There's Spirit in Everything”

Mon, February 4, 2019 6:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Join Professors Salamishah Tillet (Rutgers University-Newark) and Grace Sanders Johnson (University of Pennsylvania) in a public conversation with Paul Farber (Monument Lab) for a live recording of the Monument Lab Podcast from Parkway Central Library. Together, they will discuss haunts of…

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Philadelphia Stories Issue Launch and Art Opening: Journeys

Now through Wed, February 13, 2019 5:30 P.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

The winter 2019 issue of Philadelphia Stories explores “journeys,” complementing this theme in in the One Book featured selection Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward. Writers will read their work, including poetry, essays, and fiction, in an event featuring original artwork from…

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Valentine’s Day Open Mic Poetry Readings

Thu, February 14, 2019 6:30 P.M.
Literature Department at Parkway Central Library

“The course of true love never did run smooth.”   From Shakespeare, Lord Byron, Pablo Neruda, Langston Hughes, and more, we’re celebrating the greatest love poets from around the world on the most romantic day of the year! The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre, in…

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Sundays on Stage: Titans of Song: A Musical Tribute to Paul Robeson and Marian Anderson

Sun, February 24, 2019 2:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Hear their dramatic stories - and glorious music - in this unique multimedia tribute created and performed by the musical group Follow the Drinking Gourd, which is composed of singers Ivan Woods and Beverly Owens and pianist Diane Goldsmith. Montgomery Auditorium Parkway Central Library 1901…

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Sundays on Stage: The Brave Little Tailor

Sun, March 10, 2019 2:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

With expressive masks, life-size puppets, original music and imaginative scenic effects, Enchantment Theatre Company brings this beloved story to life in its uniquely magical way! Montgomery Auditorium Doors open at 1:30 p.m. Free Admission! Seating is on a first-come, first-seated basis. This…

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Sundays on Stage: Puppet Theatre Inside and Out

Sun, April 7, 2019 2:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Spark imaginations and encourage creative risks with this wonderful introduction to the puppet world, including an expert presentation of Aesop’s Fables with Steve Abrams. Montgomery Auditorium Parkway Central Library 1901 Vine Street   Free Admission!   Seating is on a…

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Sundays on Stage: Soul Steps

Sun, April 28, 2019 2:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Enjoy the engaging, high-energy step choreography which started among African-American fraternities and sororities as a means of unity and self-expression, and has deep roots in the migrant labor culture of South African gold mines. Montgomery Auditorium Parkway Central Library 1901 Vine Street…

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Sundays on Stage: Colors of India

Sun, May 5, 2019 2:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Join the four dancers of AATMA Performing Arts on an epic journey charting the exciting evolution of Indian dance. This dynamic performance focuses on the explosive rhythms found in Indian classical and folk dance, which eventually gave rise to the globally recognized Bollywood dance and music…

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