Tagged Disabilites and Accessibility

Courageous Kids: Wilma Exhibit

In partnership with Philadelphia Doll Museum Forward , we now have on display Wilma alongside related library materials and activities. Wilma was made to honor four brave Black girls named Ruby Bridges, Leona Tate, Gail Etienne…

BE/LONGING Exhibition Opening

Gather in Parkway Central Library's main lobby for BE/LONGING. The opening includes light refreshments. BE/LONGING is a polyphonic exhibition on the longing, belonging, and connection that library spaces in Philadelphia can inspire.…

All Our Stripes: A Group for Caregivers of Neurodiverse Children

It’s very easy to feel isolated when you’re raising a neurodiverse child (autistic, ADHD, dyslexic, etc.), especially after a new diagnosis, but you don’t have to feel that way. Many others are taking a similar…

Dasha Kiper | Travelers to Unimaginable Lands: Stories of Dementia, the Caregivers, and the Human Brain

In conversation with Dr. Jason Karlawish In partnership with the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society The clinical consulting director of support groups at The CaringKind (formerly The Alzheimer's Association),  Dasha Kiper  has an MA in…

Chloé Cooper Jones | Easy Beauty: A Memoir

In conversation with Isaac Fitzgerald Freelance journalist Chloé Cooper Jones was a 2020 Pulitzer Prize finalist in feature writing for “Fearing for His Life,” a profile of the man who filmed NYPD officers killing Eric Garner. Also a…

Temple Grandin with Debra Moore | Navigating Autism: 9 Mindsets For Helping Kids on the Spectrum

Dr. Temple Grandin  is a philosophical leader and activist for both the animal welfare and autism advocacy efforts. She is a  TIME Magazine Top 100 Hero, the author of more than 60 scientific papers, a sought-after public speaker, and…

Emily Rapp Black | Frida Kahlo and My Left Leg

In conversation with Katie Ford, author of If You Have to Go and three previous collections of poems. Ford is the recipient of a Lannan Literary Fellowship and she teaches at the University of California, Riverside. Bestselling…