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Cartoonapalooza!

Sun, May 27, 2018 1:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

The cartoonists of the National Cartoonists Society are gathering in Philadelphia Memorial Day Weekend for their Reuben Awards Celebration. As part of the festivities, they are going to stage a live drawing event where you can come meet cartoonists from the Inquirer Comics pages and newspapers…

Adult Young Adult Senior Arts and Crafts Programs Author Events Community Events Art Author Events Comics & Graphic Novels comics and graphic novels

Adults Can Learn To Read

Tue, May 29, 2018 11:00 A.M.
Walnut Street West

This ongoing workshop provides one-on-one tutoring for English speaking adults who are struggling with literacy.

Adult Senior Workshops and Enrichment Education Literacy

Healthy Cooking Workshop

Tue, May 29, 2018 1:30 P.M.
Kingsessing Library

Join the Food Trust for a series of free healthy cooking workshops that includes: Low-cost Cooking Ideas Nutrition Tips Food Tastings Giveaways For more information and to register, please contact: Chalise Saunders | csaunders@thefoodtrust.org Funded by USDA's Supplemental Nutrition…

Adult Senior Health Programs Health and Wellness Cooking & Nutrition

Mystery Book Club

Tue, May 29, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Andorra Library

Love a good mystery?  Enjoy talking about books?  Join us for a Mystery Book Club.  We will be meeting on the last Tuesday of the month, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Stop by to see what we are reading next.

Adult Senior Discussion and Participation Book Clubs

Yoga for Adults

Tue, May 29, 2018 7:00 P.M.
Northeast Regional Library

An inclusive yoga class for people of all skill levels and abilities.  Wear something comfortable and come to the library for wellness, stretching, and relaxation.

Adult Young Adult Senior Health Programs Workshops and Enrichment Yoga

Computer Tutoring

Wed, May 30, 2018 12:00 P.M.
Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library

Join us in the Lab for individualized assistance provided by our Digital Resource Specialist.

Adult Young Adult Senior Computer Classes Digital Media

Wesley Stace’s Cabinet of One

Wed, May 30, 2018 6:00 P.M.
The Rosenbach

Wesley Stace’s Cabinet of One riffs on the singer-songwriter’s New York variety show, which features musicians, poets, writers and comedians. Cabinet of One distills the vaudevillian spirit of these monthly showcases into a unique solo performance created…

Adult Young Adult Senior Other Great Programs Music Rosenbach Museum & Library

Fiber Craft Group

Wed, May 30, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Blanche A. Nixon/Cobbs Creek Library

Bring your latest project and enjoy an evening of crafting and conversation with fellow artists. Assistance with knitting and crochet projects usually available. All skill levels welcome. 

Adult Young Adult Senior Arts and Crafts Programs Crochet Knitting

Opening Reception! Tripod : People, Places, Portraits

Wed, May 30, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Drexel University , Canon Solutions America , and Canon USA have collaborated to introduce an innovative year-long project series with Writers Room and Mighty Writers called Tripod . During the 2017-2018 school year, six groups of three writers--drawn from the community, Drexel, and local high…

Adult Young Adult Senior Community Events Live Performances Art Literature Performing Arts Philadelphia Photography Poetry

Chess Club

Wed, May 30, 2018 7:30 P.M.
Lovett Memorial Library

Play chess with us.  For all ages, and skill levels.

Adult Young Adult School Age Senior Other Great Programs Chess

Resume and Job Search Help

Thu, May 31, 2018 11:00 A.M.
Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library

Learn how to create, edit, and update your resume and cover letter. Learn online job searching skills.  

Adult Young Adult Senior Computer Classes Jobs & Job Seekers Technology

Adults Can Learn To Read

Thu, May 31, 2018 11:00 A.M.
Walnut Street West

This ongoing workshop provides one-on-one tutoring for English speaking adults who are struggling with literacy.

Adult Senior Workshops and Enrichment Education Literacy

Exhibition - Page & Panels: A Brief Glimpse at Graphic Novels

Now through Thu, May 31, 2018 7:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

The world of graphic novels is all-encompassing.  Comic strips, wordless novels, and comic books have all influenced modern graphic novelists as they continue to expand the medium.  Today, stories of racial inequality, gender expression, and climate change share shelf space with…

Adult Young Adult School Age Senior Exhibitions Art Children Comics & Graphic Novels Education Literacy Literature Rare Books, Manuscripts, & Digital Collections Special Collections Teens History children's literature

Birding with Books (and Apps!)

Fri, June 1, 2018 7:45 A.M.
Andorra Library

Join us for a 6 week birding program.  We will learn to identify local bird species using our collective knowledge, field guides, and apps.  No experience necessary.  We will meet at the Wissahickon Environmental Center, also known as the Tree House, and hike through the Andorra…

Adult Senior Other Great Programs Environment & Nature Animals and Nature

Exhibition - Pride & Picture Books: Queer Identity in Children's Literature

Fri, June 1, 2018 9:00 A.M.
Parkway Central Library

LGBTQ+ people comprise a minority group that spans all societies and cultures.  In recent years, queer culture has been examined and celebrated across all reading levels in children’s literature.  In honor of Pride Month, the Children’s Literature Research Collection is…

Adult Young Adult School Age Senior Other Great Programs Art Children Education Literacy Literature Rare Books, Manuscripts, & Digital Collections Special Collections Teens History Free Library of Pride children's literature

Sip & Swipe Cafe

Fri, June 1, 2018 10:30 A.M.
Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library

Learn how to access the internet, email and more at Sip & Swipe Cafe®  Sip & Swipe Café® is a free, interactive, hands-on tablet learning session with a coach that guides you step-by-step through the process of gaining access to the internet, email and more. Tablets…

Senior Discussion and Participation Digital Media Seniors

Music & Dance for All Ages

Fri, June 1, 2018 10:30 A.M.
Roxborough Library

Jeannette's School of Dance will be here to engage us with music and dancing for all ages. This program is sponsored by Friends of Roxborough Library.

Adult Preschool Toddler Senior Other Great Programs Music dance

The Friends of Fox Chase Library Annual Book Sale and Craft Show

Sat, June 2, 2018 9:00 A.M.
Fox Chase Library

The Friends of Fox Chase Library’s Annual Book Sale and Craft Show will be held at the Library on Saturday, June 2 from 9-3.   

Adult Senior Community Events

Shakespeare Free Read-Aloud Group: Hamlet part 2

Sat, June 2, 2018 1:00 P.M.
The Rosenbach

Reading Shakespeare plays aloud not only offers a communal way to enjoy these great works but promotes a deeper understanding of Shakespeare’s poetry and wordplay. No acting experience is required to participate—just bring your voice! This event is completely free with advance…

Adult Young Adult School Age Senior Other Great Programs Literature Performing Arts Rosenbach Museum & Library

Author Talk: Art Matthews, In Commemoration of the Black in Blue

Sat, June 2, 2018 1:00 P.M.
Wynnefield Library

Please join Art Matthews in a discussion of his book, In Commemoration of the Black in Blue. The book is a collection of photos and articles that commemorate some of the accomplishments of African Americans in law enforcement; primarily in the Philadelphia Police Department. Mr. Matthews has…

Adult Senior Speakers and Lectures African American Philadelphia