Film Screenings

A variety of films relating to this year's One Book, One Philadelphia themes.

215 Drumming Community

Learn the histories and purposes of a variety of drum and percussion instruments from different musical traditions.

Philly Then, Now Tomorrow: Collage Workshops

Philadelphia is complex and changing rapidly: consider your role in imagining our home through collage.

Community Flag Making Workshops

Join us as we look at flags and banners that show how people choose to represent themselves, reflect on what is meaningful about ourselves and where we live, and design and create our very own flags or emblems.

Taino Cultural Workshops

Learn about the history, experiences, and futures of Indigenous Caribbean communities.

Community Healing Circles

With an open mind and open heart, step out of the ordinary and join a healing circle inspired by passages from Tommy Orange's novel, There There.

Drop-in Media Labs

Share creative space and technology and participate in a guided multi-media story-making process.

Urban Medicine Cabinets

Make and take home your own tinctures, salves, and syrups using native wild plants.


Read-alouds and activities related to the One Book children's selection, When We Were Alone.

Motown Workshops

Participants of all ages are invited to celebrate the legacy of Motown at these workshops.

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