Upcoming Events

Eight inspired weeks of discussions, films, performances, and creative activities for all ages. Please review the full 2021 One Book, One Philadelphia Calendar of Events.

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Our Names and Their Meanings: Collage Workshop

Wed, May 25, 2022 4:00 P.M.
Holmesburg Library

In this workshop for children of all ages and caregivers, we'll read the One Book, One Philadelphia 2022 children's book, Alma and How She Got Her Name,  and celebrate the stories and meanings of our own names with a collage activity.  Sign up for this free event here.…

Teen Book Discussion: Never Look Back

Wed, May 25, 2022 4:00 P.M.
Nicetown-Tioga Library

Join the Nicetown Library for an interactive discussion of the One Book, One Philadelphia 2022 YA selection, Never Look Back, a modern retelling of an ancient story of love and loss, by Lilliam Rivera. The discussion will invite participants to share their own experiences, and reading…

Gardening Stories Workshop

Wed, May 25, 2022 4:30 P.M.
Oak Lane Library

This hands-on workshop for children and caregivers celebrates culturally relevant plants in the Latine diaspora, as well as plants that are native to Philadelphia. Focusing on how they connect us and help to tell the stories of who we are, we’ll learn to identify different plants and their…

Book Discussion: My Broken Language

Wed, May 25, 2022 6:00 P.M.
Chestnut Hill Library

Join Chestnut Hill Library for an interactive discussion of the  One Book, One Philadelphia  2022 featured selection,  My Broken Language , Quiara Alegría Hudes’ musical memoir of coming of age in 1980s and 90s Philadelphia.  The discussion will invite…

All the Things We Remember: Honoring Trans & Queer Storytelling

Wed, May 25, 2022 6:30 P.M.
Scribe Video Center | 3908 Lancaster Ave | Philadelphia

Why is the art of community storytelling and remembrance important to social justice movements? One answer is that we exist in a climate that is hell-bent on silencing our voices and disappearing our histories. Inspired by the One Book, One Philadelphia 2022 selection,  My Broken…

"My Neighborhood" Art Workshop

Thu, May 26, 2022 4:00 P.M.
Falls of Schuylkill Library

Our neighborhoods hold the personalities, histories, and stories of the people who live in them. In these visual art and storytelling workshops, children of all ages and caregivers will be invited to explore and celebrate what makes our Philadelphia communities unique and strong! Art activities…

Collage and Storytime: Alma and How She Got Her Name

Thu, May 26, 2022 4:00 P.M.
Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library

Children and their caregivers are invite to join the Lucien Blackwell Library at Malcom X Park for a read-aloud of the  One Book, One Philadelphia  2022 children’s selection, Alma and How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez-Neal. A limited supply of free copies of the book…

Storytime: Alma and How She Got Her Name

Thu, May 26, 2022 4:00 P.M.
Bushrod Library

Children and their caregivers are invite to join the Bushrod Library for a read-aloud of the  One Book, One Philadelphia  2022 children’s selection, Alma and How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez-Neal. A limited supply of free copies of the book will be available for…

Zine Workshop for Teens

Thu, May 26, 2022 4:00 P.M.
Queen Memorial Library

Who are you? Tell the world in a zine, a classic DIY magazine meant to be shared!  Using this year’s  One Book, One Philadelphia selection  as inspiration, teens are invited to explore aspects of their own identities as they learn to make a classic 8-page minizine. All…

Storytime: Alma and How She Got Her Name

Tue, May 31, 2022 11:00 A.M.
Thomas F. Donatucci, Sr. Library

Children and their caregivers are invite to join the Thomas F Donatucci Library for a read-aloud of the  One Book, One Philadelphia  2022 children’s selection, Alma and How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez-Neal. A limited supply of free copies of the book will be available…

Zine Workshop for Teens

Tue, May 31, 2022 4:00 P.M.
Widener Library

Who are you? Tell the world in a zine, a classic DIY magazine meant to be shared!  Using this year’s  One Book, One Philadelphia selection  as inspiration, teens are invited to explore aspects of their own identities as they learn to make a classic 8-page minizine. All…

Indigenous Caribbean Heritage Workshop

Tue, May 31, 2022 7:00 P.M.
Online

In  My Broken Language --the One Book, One Philadelphia 2022 featured book --Quiara Alegría Hudes explores her own indigenous heritage and some of the history of indigenous peoples in Puerto Rico. This online presentation and discussion will provide an introduction to Caribbean…

Gardening Stories Workshop

Wed, June 1, 2022 4:00 P.M.
Richmond Library

This hands-on workshop for children and caregivers celebrates culturally relevant plants in the Latine diaspora, as well as plants that are native to Philadelphia. Focusing on how they connect us and help to tell the stories of who we are, we’ll learn to identify different plants and their…

Our Names and Their Meanings: Collage Workshop

Wed, June 1, 2022 4:00 P.M.
Chestnut Hill Library

In this workshop for children of all ages and caregivers, we'll read the One Book, One Philadelphia 2022 children's book, Alma and How She Got Her Name,  and celebrate the stories and meanings of our own names with a collage activity.  Sign up for this free event here.…

Zine Workshop for Teens

Thu, June 2, 2022 3:00 P.M.
Bustleton Library

Who are you? Tell the world in a zine, a classic DIY magazine meant to be shared!  Using this year’s  One Book, One Philadelphia selection  as inspiration, teens are invited to explore aspects of their own identities as they learn to make a classic 8-page minizine. All…

"My Neighborhood" Art Workshop

Thu, June 2, 2022 4:00 P.M.
Charles Santore Library

Our neighborhoods hold the personalities, histories, and stories of the people who live in them. In these visual art and storytelling workshops, children of all ages and caregivers will be invited to explore and celebrate what makes our Philadelphia communities unique and strong! Art activities…

Cooking Class: Arroz con Gandules (rice with pigeon peas)

Thu, June 2, 2022 4:30 P.M.
Joseph E. Coleman Northwest Regional Library

Does your family have a recipe for rice, beans, or both? This workshop includes quick cooking demos and tips, tastings, and conversations that focus on rice and beans recipes from Puerto Rico, ranging from staple and comfort foods to celebratory dishes. As we learn about these dishes and eat,…

One Book & PHLAFF 2022 Mixer: Happy Hour, Treats and Shorts

Thu, June 2, 2022 6:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

The One Book, One Philadelphia 2022 selection,  My Broken Language --Quiara Alegría Hudes' memoir of coming of age in 1980s and 90s Philadelphia--is a testament to the power of story-keeping and building a community archive of Philly's Latinx voices.  Join us for a…

Elders in the Garden: Roots, Routes, and Nurturing Community Futures

Sun, June 5, 2022 2:00 P.M.
The Paul Robeson House & Museum | 4951 Walnut Street, Philadelphia

In this outdoor event centered around the new installation of a storied garden at the Paul Robeson House & Museum, join our intergenerational gathering and ceremony honoring the narratives, wisdom, and sacred intention that sustains the "wild and delicate beauty" of neighborhood…

Our Names and Their Meanings: Collage Workshop

Tue, June 7, 2022 4:00 P.M.
Haddington Library

In this workshop for children of all ages and caregivers, we'll read the One Book, One Philadelphia 2022 children's book, Alma and How She Got Her Name,  and celebrate the stories and meanings of our own names with a collage activity.  Sign up for this free event here. …

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