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I know that the storm and cold may have you down for the count but it’s time to go out into the world again, Philadelphia. Leave your Netflix queue alone for an hour and head out to your local Free Library branch.
To get started, let us agree to ditch the bunny slippers and check out this week’s events highlights. MONDAY 2/11
African Folktales and Crafts
I’m a sucker for arts and crafts–especially when they come with storytelling. Mama Carla Wiley will be hosting this children’s craft and African folktale session.
Location: Eastwick Branch (2851 Island Avenue, 19153-2314 | 215-685-4170 )
Storigami with Origami Mommy
It’s origami time!
Location: Charles Santore Branch (932 South 7th Street, 19147-2932 | 215-686-1766)
Literary Speed Dating- For 40’s and 50’s
Finally, a way to meet literate singles. This is a free singles event but due to limited space, interested parties must pre-register by emailing Aurora at email@example.com.
Location: Central Library (1901 Vine Street, 19103 | 215-686-5322)
Kings & Queens Chess Club
Maybe it’s all this Game of Thrones I’ve been reading, but I feel like chess geeks are the token wise folks of the Geek community. And with winter upon us, you might as well learn to play the game.
Location: Lillian Marrero Branch (601 West Lehigh Avenue, 19133-2228 | 215-685-9794)
Japanese Classical Dance
Fujima Nikshiki-no (Helen E. Moss) will lead this dance class for male and female style Japanese dancing so that you can finally learn how to properly open a fan amongst the throngs of admiring guests at your next get together.
Location: Katharine Drexel Branch (11099 Knights Road, 19154-3516 | 215-685-9383)
Artwell’s Heartspeak Program
Intended for your favorite artistically-inclined youths, the ArtWell’s Heartspeak Workshop teaches teens and children how to express themselves via poetry and illustration. Mentors will include both a professional poet and a comic illustrator.
Location: Charles L. Durham Branch (3320 Haverford Avenue, 19104-2021| 215-685-7436)
Unknown Japan Film Series
Cinedelphia and the Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia are teaming up to screen popular Japanese films never to be released in the US. (English Subtitles)
Location: Philadelphia Mausoleum of Contemporary Art (531 N. 12th St and the Bellevue, 200 S. Broad St, 7th Floor)
Knit and Sip
Knitting and tea: Resistance is futile.
Location: South Philadelphia Branch (1700 South Broad Street, 19145-2392 | 215-685-1866)
Time: 6:30p.m. to 7:30p.m.
Bantaba: The Circle of Celebration
Seventh Principle performance troupe will be mashing up traditional African culture with modern African-American dance as part of the Central Library’s Sundays on Stage.
Location: Central Library
To all you card-carryin’ members, we salute you!