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CANCELLED - A Taste of African Heritage Cooking Class

Thu, April 2, 2020 3:30 P.M.
Widener Library

Learn traditional African dishes that will connect you with your cultural roots.  All participants will receive the Taste of African Heritage cookbook to bring the recipes home! For more information, visit philasd.org/nutrition

Adult Senior Health Programs Other Great Programs Culinary Literacy Health Cooking and Nutrition

CANCELLED - English Conversation Hour

Thu, April 2, 2020 6:00 P.M.
Thomas F. Donatucci, Sr. Library

Please join us for a free conversation hour as you build your confidence in speaking English. Topics may involve small talk, holidays and customs, and common slang. You can practice speaking English in a casual and relaxed environment without examinations.   You will be able to make…

Adult Senior New Americans Discussion and Participation English Language Learners

CANCELLED - Portuguese Conversation Group

Thu, April 2, 2020 6:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Languages and Learning Center 2M (Education, Philosophy, and Religion Department - Floor 2) Stop by to practice conversing in Portuguese, pick up new vocabulary, and connect with other Portuguese learners. This group is designed for intermediate and advanced Portuguese speakers.  This group…

Adult Senior Discussion and Participation Language Study Languages and Learning Center

CANCELLED - LinkedIn for Your Business or Job Search

Fri, April 3, 2020 10:00 A.M.
Northeast Regional Library

Learn how to use LinkedIn to Increase your sales or to improve the results of your Job Search! Free! No registration required! Presented by PowerUp, Community College of Philadelphia

Adult Senior Business Business and Entrepreneurs

CANCELLED - Edible Alphabet - Learning English Through Cooking!

Fri, April 3, 2020 10:30 A.M.
Parkway Central Library

Adults are invited to this FREE English class.  Each week we read, write, and speak in English--and cook a meal together! 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m Wednesday (Cooking Curriculum) in the Culinary Literacy Center - 4th Floor Fridays (Library Curriculum) in the Languages and…

Adult Senior New Americans Culinary Literacy English Language Learners Languages and Learning Center

CANCELLED - Philly Slam League

Fri, April 3, 2020 4:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

The Free Library auditorium hosts the Philly Slam League, a weekly poetry slam competition for teen poets. All are welcome to attend the performances. If your school doesn’t have a team, join ours! The Free Library House Team practices Mondays 3:30-5:30 in the Teen Center.  …

Adult Young Adult Senior Live Performances Performing Arts Poetry Teens Social Justice

CANCELLED - Pathway Forward: GED Preparation and ABE Classes

Sat, April 4, 2020 10:00 A.M.
Parkway Central Library

Join Pathway Forward and the Free Library of Philadelphia's Languages and Learning Center for FREE GED. and Adult Basic Education classes on Saturdays and Sundays. Free Classes on Saturdays 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m. English/Social Studies GED Prep 10:00 am – 12:00 p.m.…

Adult Young Adult Senior Discussion and Participation Education Free Library of Philadelphia Free Library of Philadelphia Programs & Services Jobs & Job Seekers Literacy Mathematics Science Test Preparation GED Languages and Learning Center

CANCELLED - Green Thumbs in Your Library

Sat, April 4, 2020 11:00 A.M.
West Oak Lane Library

This spring you'll find more than books at your local library.  Gather your family for a workshop series where you'll learn basic gardening skills, plant-based cooking, and how to make healthy food choices.  You'll learn to grow fruits and vegetables by planting a…

Adult Young Adult School Age Senior Discussion and Participation Health Programs Family Programs Other Great Programs Workshops and Enrichment House & Home Animals and Nature Health

CANCELLED - Friendly Bridge Club

Sat, April 4, 2020 11:00 A.M.
Andorra Library

Please join us to play Contract Bridge, socially.  All levels are welcome - learners, experienced players and teachers.

Adult Young Adult Senior Other Great Programs Games and Gaming

CANCELLED - Census Action Day Senior Fair

Sat, April 4, 2020 1:00 P.M.
Joseph E. Coleman Northwest Regional Library

Seniors count!  And the 2020 Census counts on you.  Visit information tables and find out about services from local and city organizations, and get help with completing the census online.   1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Enjoy live music 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. Learn how to make the most of…

Senior Community Events Philadelphia Seniors

CANCELLED - Free Tree Giveaway!

Sat, April 4, 2020 2:00 P.M.
Logan Library

Would you like to receive a free tree for your yard?  TreePhilly will be on hand with young trees for Philadelphia residents.  There are a limited amount of trees available, and you will need to rsvp in advance, by clicking this link  https://forms.gle/DgLiBuZynq4r51XX9  to…

Adult Senior Community Events House & Home Philadelphia

CANCELLED - Pathway Forward: GED Preparation and ABE Classes

Sun, April 5, 2020 1:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Join Pathway Forward and the Free Library of Philadelphia's Languages and Learning Center for FREE GED. and Adult Basic Education classes on Saturdays and Sundays. Free Classes on Saturdays 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m. English/Social Studies GED Prep 10:00 am – 12:00 p.m.…

Adult Young Adult Senior Discussion and Participation Education Free Library of Philadelphia Free Library of Philadelphia Programs & Services Jobs & Job Seekers Literacy Mathematics Science Test Preparation GED Languages and Learning Center

CANCELLED - Open Sew

Sun, April 5, 2020 1:15 P.M.
South Philadelphia Library

Open sew is a great opportunity to focus on your own sewing project or to just relax and enjoy creating with friends. So, bring your work(s) in progress and hang out with us as we craft together. Whether you need a bit of extra help, just a little bit of fun or great inspiration and the…

Adult Young Adult Senior Arts and Crafts Programs

CANCELLED - Arabic/English Language and Cultural Exchange

Mon, April 6, 2020 10:00 A.M.
Parkway Central Library

Interested in learning Arabic and helping Arabic speakers practice English? Come join our free cultural connections group, where we will explore language, customs, foods, and other aspects of culture.   Mondays, starting October 7, 2019 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Room 138 in the Heim…

Adult Senior Discussion and Participation Language Study Languages and Learning Center

CANCELLED - Edible Alphabet - Learning English Through Cooking!

Mon, April 6, 2020 12:30 P.M.
Independence Library

Adults are invited to this FREE class for English langauge learners. Each week we read, write, and speak in English--and cook a meal together! Mondays 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m March 16, 2020 - April 20, 2020 Attendance is preferred at all 6 classes.  Where: Independence Library…

Adult Senior New Americans Workshops and Enrichment Culinary Literacy Education Language Study English Language Learners

CANCELLED - Writing Help from University of Pennsylvania Faculty

Mon, April 6, 2020 5:00 P.M.
Whitman Library

Struggling with writer’s block? Don’t know where to start? Need a second pair of eyes on a document? Stop in to get free writing help from a University of Pennsylvania faculty member from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on projects like: Resumes Cover letters Filling out forms (*unable to help with…

Adult Young Adult Senior Workshops and Enrichment Career Workshops Other Great Programs

CANCELLED - Spanish Language Learning Circle - Beginner 1

Mon, April 6, 2020 6:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Are you interested in learning Spanish? Have you ever started an online course only to lose motivation a few sessions in and never finish? Do you want to meet new people and explore adult learning opportunities at the library? Here's your chance! Join us as we learn Spanish using…

Adult Young Adult Senior Discussion and Participation Workshops and Enrichment Other Great Programs Language Study Online Learning Languages and Learning Center

CANCELLED - Monday Poets | Nausheen Eusuf & Elizabeth Scanlon

Mon, April 6, 2020 6:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

Nausheen Eusuf holds a PhD in English from Boston University and an MA from the Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins. Her poetry has won a Pushcart Prize, and has appeared in The American Scholar, PN Review, Southwest Review, Salmagundi, World Literature Today, and Best American Poetry 2018 &…

Adult Senior Author Events Live Performances Monday Poets Reading Series Literature Poetry

CANCELLED - Shut-up and Write!

Mon, April 6, 2020 6:30 P.M.
Lovett Memorial Library

Start your week with an hour or two of writing.  We've discovered that it's strikingly helpful to write with other writers.  See if it's true for you. Be it a book, blog, script, essay, dissertation, resume, melody, poem or just plain work stuff, you are invited to write…

Adult Senior Other Great Programs

CANCELLED - Spinning Yarns

Mon, April 6, 2020 6:30 P.M.
Fumo Family Library

For those who knit and crochet, bring your latest project and enjoy a relaxing, low-key evening of crafting at the library every Monday.  All fiber arts are welcome.     

Adult Young Adult Senior Arts and Crafts Programs Crochet Knitting arts & crafts