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Love Stories: adapted and retold by Denise McCormack

Wed, October 3, 2018 7:00 P.M.
Lovett Memorial Library

Join Master Storyteller Denise McCormack for an evening of carefully crafted tales and explore the human condition through the power of story. Each vignette highlights the dynamic nature of relationships and reflects the emotional turmoil that is interwoven in the choices and circumstances…

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Sundays on Stage: Keepers of the Culture

Sun, October 28, 2018 2:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

The rich legacy of the African Oral Tradition has been preserved in the stories told among the African American communities that survived and thrive in Philadelphia.  Come hear this rich tapestry of tales told by members of Keepers of the Culture. Montgomery Auditorium Doors open at 1:30…

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Murder Mystery Luncheon Theatre

Sat, November 3, 2018 1:00 P.M.
Tacony Library

It’s Murder at the Library!! Murder Mystery Luncheon Theatre Join us as Mr. Malcolm takes us through an afternoon of murder and mystery Enjoy lunch from Fink’s Hoagies For ages 15 and older Limited to 30 guests.  Please sign up in advance

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Sundays on Stage: Yogapalooza! with Bari Koral

Sun, November 4, 2018 2:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Learn yoga with a dancing bear, pop like popcorn, “sleep” like a pony in the barn, fly like rocket ships, run with a gingerbread  man, relax in the garden and much more as we dance, stretch, sing and play to Bari’s award winning songs. Montgomery Auditorium Doors open at…

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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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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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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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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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