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Follow Along the Great Migration

Tue, January 23, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Charles L. Durham Library

Learn about the Great Migration through an interactive program in which participants move through different spaces in your library, each representing a city and each offering a unique activity and facts about different points in history. 

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Creative Composition Books

Wed, January 24, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Greater Olney Library

A simple marbled composition book sparked a life devoted to writing for Jacqueline Woodson. With some colorful scrapbook paper and notions like sequins, buttons, and cloth, create a composition book that expresses you.

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Dance to the Music

Wed, January 24, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Ramonita G. de Rodriguez Library

Try your hand—or rather—feet, at some dance steps of the 1960s and ‘70s, and see their influence on how you and your friends dance today!

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Reading Faith Book Discussion | Another Brooklyn

Wed, January 24, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Church of the Holy Trinity, 1904 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA, 215-567-1267, htrit.org

In a three-part series, the Reading Faith book discussions will explore themes in Another Brooklyn through the lenses of race, community, and religion. Participants are invited to share how their faith affects their reading of the novel, and how the book informs their lived faith. January 10…

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Best Day of My Life So Far: Storytelling Session for Older Adults

Thu, January 25, 2018 1:00 P.M.
Philadelphia Senior Center, 509 Broad St., 267-908-6922, bestdayofmylifesofar.org

“This is memory,” the refrain throughout Another Brooklyn , reminds readers stories connect us and shape meaning in our lives. Older adults are invited to gather around a table to write and then read their stories aloud. Best Day of My Life So Far  hosts national Storytelling…

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Tune In, Rock Out!

Thu, January 25, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Whitman Library

In this One Book, One Philadelphia program for tweens and teens, check out the music from the sixties, seventies, and today--then compose your own beats and sounds! 

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Movie Screening | Fences (2014)

Fri, January 26, 2018 12:00 P.M.
Fumo Family Library

A working-class African-American father tries to raise his family while coming to terms with the events of his life.  Rated PG-13.  

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Stories Come Alive in Clay: Sculptures Inspired by This Is the Rope

Sat, January 27, 2018 10:00 A.M.
The Clay Studio, 139 N. 2nd St.

Families are invited to explore Jacqueline Woodson's children's book,  This Is the Rope,  through a hands-on clay project. Pre-registration is required. For more details, including special prices for members, please contact shannon@theclaystudio.org or…

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Mighty Poets Workshop

Sun, January 28, 2018 3:30 P.M.
Mighty Writers South, 1501 Christian St.

Using the memoir-in-poems Brown Girl Dreaming as a guide, young poets are invited to tell their life stories through spoken word over the course of five sessions, and present their works in a culminating Poetry Slam. Click here to register.  Sunday, January 14 Sunday, January 21 Sunday,…

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Philadelphia Stories Winter 2018 Issue Launch

Mon, January 29, 2018 5:30 P.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

The Winter 2018 issue of  Philadelphia Stories , the free literary magazine that features work from local writers and artists, explores music and the ways it affects our lives, complementing the embedded themes of improvisational jazz and pop culture in  Another Brooklyn . Writers will…

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Movie Screening | Crooklyn

Mon, January 29, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Oak Lane Library

Spike Lee's vibrant semi-autobiographical portrait of a school teacher, her stubborn jazz musician husband and their five kids living in Brooklyn in 1973. 1994. Rated PG-13. 1 hour and 55 minutes.

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Bella Vista Book Club

Mon, January 29, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Charles Santore Library

This month's book is the One Book One Philadelphia selection, Another Brooklyn, by Jacqueline Woodson. Join the Conversation!

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Around the Table

Tue, January 30, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Lillian Marrero Library

Taking inspiration from the traditions of family reunions celebrated in This Is the Rope, participants will make reusable placemats and hear stories from Mama Carla Wiley. Wiley is a storyteller, educator and artist who weaves together multigenerational memories with activities for children that…

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Philly Then and Now

Wed, January 31, 2018 3:30 P.M.
Falls of Schuylkill Library

What did Philadelphia look like in your parent’s generation? What about their parents? And how has the city changed? Explore Philadelphia with pictures, maps, and stories of in the past and today, then make a colorful collage. 

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Listening Group: Another Brooklyn

Wed, January 31, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Wynnefield Library

Listen to the audiobook of Another Brooklyn , hearing the the lyrical prose and how the story is interpreted when spoken out loud.     Part 1 | January 31 Part 2 | February 7 Part 3 | February 14  

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Reviving and Reviewing the “Race Film”: Blood of Jesus

Wed, January 31, 2018 7:00 P.M.
International House Philadelphia, 3701 Chestnut St.

Southerners new to Philadelphia via the Great Migration in the first half of the 19th century found the city’s few unsegregated movie houses venues for entertainment and community engagement. There, films made by and for African Americans were screened. Co-presented by the Wolf Humanities…

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Firefly Jars

Thu, February 1, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Lawncrest Library

Brown Girl Dreaming recalls the joy of catching fireflies in a jar. Using craft supplies, create your own beautiful, miniature glow jars that light up the dark.  

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Make Some Noise! A Sing-Along for Toddlers

Fri, February 2, 2018 10:30 A.M.
Lawncrest Library

Music plays a big role for the children in Jacqueline Woodson’s books. Sing classic children’s songs and add your own twist with shakers and other fun sound-makers.

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