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Free Library of Philadelphia, Greater Olney Branch

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5501 N 5th St
Philadelphia, PA 19120 United States

December 2016

LEGO Club

December 16, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free Library of Philadelphia, Greater Olney Branch, 5501 N 5th St
Philadelphia, PA 19120 United States
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Come show your creative side by building with LEGOs.  We'll have the bricks, you bring your imagination.  For students ages 7 to 12 years old.  Space may be limited - first come, first served.

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Crafty Monday

December 19, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free Library of Philadelphia, Greater Olney Branch, 5501 N 5th St
Philadelphia, PA 19120 United States

Crafty Mondays!  Come and show off your creative side (or, just have fun)!  We'll provide the supplies, you bring your imagination. For school-age kids.

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Children’s BINGO

December 21, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free Library of Philadelphia, Greater Olney Branch, 5501 N 5th St
Philadelphia, PA 19120 United States

Come play BINGO with us. There will be prizes! The event is for school-age kids.      

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January 2017

LEGO Club

January 13, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free Library of Philadelphia, Greater Olney Branch, 5501 N 5th St
Philadelphia, PA 19120 United States
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Come show your creative side by building with LEGOs.  We'll have the bricks, you bring your imagination.  For students ages 7 to 12 years old.  Space may be limited - first come, first served.

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Holiday Crafts – Lunar New Year

January 29, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free Library of Philadelphia, Greater Olney Branch, 5501 N 5th St
Philadelphia, PA 19120 United States
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Celebrate the Lunar New Year with a fun craft, and some stories.

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February 2017

African Dance Workshop

February 1, 2017 @ 6:30 am - 8:00 am
Free Library of Philadelphia, Greater Olney Branch, 5501 N 5th St
Philadelphia, PA 19120 United States
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In celebration of Black History Month, join us for an interactive and educational class, led by an instructor.

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Crafty Mondays

February 6, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free Library of Philadelphia, Greater Olney Branch, 5501 N 5th St
Philadelphia, PA 19120 United States
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Come and show off your creative side! We'll provide the supplies, you bring your imagination.

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African Dance Workshop

February 8, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Free Library of Philadelphia, Greater Olney Branch, 5501 N 5th St
Philadelphia, PA 19120 United States
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In celebration of Black History Month, join us for an interactive and educational class, led by an instructor.

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Intermediate ESL Class – Open House

February 9, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Free Library of Philadelphia, Greater Olney Branch, 5501 N 5th St
Philadelphia, PA 19120 United States
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Register for our ESL class (intermediate level) and meet the instructor.

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BINGO for Kids

February 22, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free Library of Philadelphia, Greater Olney Branch, 5501 N 5th St
Philadelphia, PA 19120 United States
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Play BINGO with us.  Of course there will be prizes!

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Holiday Crafts at the Library – Mardi Gras

February 28, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free Library of Philadelphia, Greater Olney Branch, 5501 N 5th St
Philadelphia, PA 19120 United States
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Let the good times roll!  Crafts for school-aged kids.

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April 2019

Adult Book Talk & Craft

April 8, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Free Library of Philadelphia, Greater Olney Branch, 5501 N 5th St
Philadelphia, PA 19120 United States
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Talk about your favorite books while you knit, crochet, color, draw, or whatever craft you enjoy! Bring a project you're working on or try something new! Some supplies available.

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Teen Talk

April 11, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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One event on May 9, 2019 at 4:30 pm

Free Library of Philadelphia, Greater Olney Branch, 5501 N 5th St
Philadelphia, PA 19120 United States
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Teens (12 & up) come together to discuss whatever they're thinking about in a safe space. Bring your friends and make some new ones!

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LEGO Club

April 12, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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One event on May 10, 2019 at 3:30 pm

Free Library of Philadelphia, Greater Olney Branch, 5501 N 5th St
Philadelphia, PA 19120 United States
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Bring your imagination; and the fun friends at the Olney Library will supply the LEGOs.

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Family Bingo

April 22, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on May 20, 2019 at 6:00 pm

Free Library of Philadelphia, Greater Olney Branch, 5501 N 5th St
Philadelphia, PA 19120 United States
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For children and their caregivers, come on out to play a friendly game of bingo!

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May 2019

Teen Health Series

May 1, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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One event on May 15, 2019 at 5:00 pm

Free Library of Philadelphia, Greater Olney Branch, 5501 N 5th St
Philadelphia, PA 19120 United States
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Our library is partnering with the Immunodeficiency Center at Einstein to offer a free three-week young adult health series. Teens can learn to keep healthy and informed. A Certificate of Completion will be provided at the series end.

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Adult Health Series

May 1, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on May 8, 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on May 15, 2019 at 6:00 pm

Free Library of Philadelphia, Greater Olney Branch, 5501 N 5th St
Philadelphia, PA 19120 United States
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Our library is partnering with the Immunodeficiency Center at Einstein to offer a free three-week adult health series. Learn to keep healthy and informed. A Certificate of Completion will be provided at the series end. Register with Mr. Rose at 215.456.3587

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Teen Health Series

May 8, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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One event on May 15, 2019 at 5:00 pm

Free Library of Philadelphia, Greater Olney Branch, 5501 N 5th St
Philadelphia, PA 19120 United States
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Our library is partnering with the Immunodeficiency Center at Einstein to offer a free three-week young adult health series. Teens can learn to keep healthy and informed. A Certificate of Completion will be provided at the series end.

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Adult Health Series

May 8, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on May 8, 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on May 15, 2019 at 6:00 pm

Free Library of Philadelphia, Greater Olney Branch, 5501 N 5th St
Philadelphia, PA 19120 United States
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Our library is partnering with the Immunodeficiency Center at Einstein to offer a free three-week adult health series. Learn to keep healthy and informed. A Certificate of Completion will be provided at the series end. Register with Mr. Rose at 215.456.3587

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Teen Talk

May 9, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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One event on May 9, 2019 at 4:30 pm

Free Library of Philadelphia, Greater Olney Branch, 5501 N 5th St
Philadelphia, PA 19120 United States
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Teens (12 & up) come together to discuss whatever they're thinking about in a safe space. Bring your friends and make some new ones!

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LEGO Club

May 10, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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One event on April 16, 2019 at 3:30 pm

One event on May 10, 2019 at 3:30 pm

Free Library of Philadelphia, Greater Olney Branch, 5501 N 5th St
Philadelphia, PA 19120 United States
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Bring your imagination; and the fun friends at the Olney Library will supply the LEGOs.

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Adult Book Talk & Craft

May 13, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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One event on May 13, 2019 at 6:00 pm

Free Library of Philadelphia, Greater Olney Branch, 5501 N 5th St
Philadelphia, PA 19120 United States
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Talk about your favorite books while you knit, crochet, color, draw, or whatever craft you enjoy! Bring a project you're working on or try something new! Some supplies available.

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Teen Health Series

May 15, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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One event on May 8, 2019 at 5:00 pm

One event on May 15, 2019 at 5:00 pm

Free Library of Philadelphia, Greater Olney Branch, 5501 N 5th St
Philadelphia, PA 19120 United States
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Our library is partnering with the Immunodeficiency Center at Einstein to offer a free three-week young adult health series. Teens can learn to keep healthy and informed. A Certificate of Completion will be provided at the series end.

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Adult Health Series

May 15, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on May 8, 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on May 15, 2019 at 6:00 pm

Free Library of Philadelphia, Greater Olney Branch, 5501 N 5th St
Philadelphia, PA 19120 United States
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Our library is partnering with the Immunodeficiency Center at Einstein to offer a free three-week adult health series. Learn to keep healthy and informed. A Certificate of Completion will be provided at the series end. Register with Mr. Rose at 215.456.3587

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Family Bingo

May 20, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on May 20, 2019 at 6:00 pm

Free Library of Philadelphia, Greater Olney Branch, 5501 N 5th St
Philadelphia, PA 19120 United States
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For children and their caregivers, come on out to play a friendly game of bingo!

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September 2019

Naloxone Giveaway

September 18, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free Library of Philadelphia, Greater Olney Branch, 5501 N 5th St
Philadelphia, PA 19120 United States
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Health Department staff will be at branches of the Free Library to answer questions about Philadelphia's opioid epidemic, provide drug overdose training, and distribute Narcan.

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Free Library Story Booth Recording Session

September 18, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free Library of Philadelphia, Greater Olney Branch, 5501 N 5th St
Philadelphia, PA 19120 United States
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Do you have stories to share? The Free Library Story Booth is coming to our library and is open for drop-in sessions. Step inside the booth for a casual interview, and have your voice recorded to be part of the neighborhood libraries oral history archive. The audio of your story will be posted online at StoryCorps and the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. Consent forms are necessary for all participants; children under the age of 18 should…

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October 2019

Free Bop & Chacha

October 12, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until December 7, 2019

Free Library of Philadelphia, Greater Olney Branch, 5501 N 5th St
Philadelphia, PA 19120 United States
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We're so excited to share that the Let's Dance Bop & Cha Cha with Just Melissa will continue this Fall on Saturday Morning in October and November at Free Library of Philadelphia, Greater Olney Branch Learn the classic dance steps of your history for FREE! Classes start Saturday October 12th . Grab your comfortable shoes and bring your children, friends, grand children, siblings or partners. No partner required. See you then!

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Free Bop & Chacha

October 19, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until December 7, 2019

Free Library of Philadelphia, Greater Olney Branch, 5501 N 5th St
Philadelphia, PA 19120 United States
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We're so excited to share that the Let's Dance Bop & Cha Cha with Just Melissa will continue this Fall on Saturday Morning in October and November at Free Library of Philadelphia, Greater Olney Branch Learn the classic dance steps of your history for FREE! Classes start Saturday October 12th . Grab your comfortable shoes and bring your children, friends, grand children, siblings or partners. No partner required. See you then!

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Free Bop & Chacha

October 26, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until December 7, 2019

Free Library of Philadelphia, Greater Olney Branch, 5501 N 5th St
Philadelphia, PA 19120 United States
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We're so excited to share that the Let's Dance Bop & Cha Cha with Just Melissa will continue this Fall on Saturday Morning in October and November at Free Library of Philadelphia, Greater Olney Branch Learn the classic dance steps of your history for FREE! Classes start Saturday October 12th . Grab your comfortable shoes and bring your children, friends, grand children, siblings or partners. No partner required. See you then!

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November 2019

Free Bop & Chacha

November 2, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until December 7, 2019

Free Library of Philadelphia, Greater Olney Branch, 5501 N 5th St
Philadelphia, PA 19120 United States
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We're so excited to share that the Let's Dance Bop & Cha Cha with Just Melissa will continue this Fall on Saturday Morning in October and November at Free Library of Philadelphia, Greater Olney Branch Learn the classic dance steps of your history for FREE! Classes start Saturday October 12th . Grab your comfortable shoes and bring your children, friends, grand children, siblings or partners. No partner required. See you then!

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Free Bop & Chacha

November 9, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until December 7, 2019

Free Library of Philadelphia, Greater Olney Branch, 5501 N 5th St
Philadelphia, PA 19120 United States
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We're so excited to share that the Let's Dance Bop & Cha Cha with Just Melissa will continue this Fall on Saturday Morning in October and November at Free Library of Philadelphia, Greater Olney Branch Learn the classic dance steps of your history for FREE! Classes start Saturday October 12th . Grab your comfortable shoes and bring your children, friends, grand children, siblings or partners. No partner required. See you then!

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Free Bop & Chacha

November 16, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until December 7, 2019

Free Library of Philadelphia, Greater Olney Branch, 5501 N 5th St
Philadelphia, PA 19120 United States
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We're so excited to share that the Let's Dance Bop & Cha Cha with Just Melissa will continue this Fall on Saturday Morning in October and November at Free Library of Philadelphia, Greater Olney Branch Learn the classic dance steps of your history for FREE! Classes start Saturday October 12th . Grab your comfortable shoes and bring your children, friends, grand children, siblings or partners. No partner required. See you then!

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Free Bop & Chacha

November 23, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until December 7, 2019

Free Library of Philadelphia, Greater Olney Branch, 5501 N 5th St
Philadelphia, PA 19120 United States
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We're so excited to share that the Let's Dance Bop & Cha Cha with Just Melissa will continue this Fall on Saturday Morning in October and November at Free Library of Philadelphia, Greater Olney Branch Learn the classic dance steps of your history for FREE! Classes start Saturday October 12th . Grab your comfortable shoes and bring your children, friends, grand children, siblings or partners. No partner required. See you then!

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Free Bop & Chacha

November 30, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until December 7, 2019

Free Library of Philadelphia, Greater Olney Branch, 5501 N 5th St
Philadelphia, PA 19120 United States
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We're so excited to share that the Let's Dance Bop & Cha Cha with Just Melissa will continue this Fall on Saturday Morning in October and November at Free Library of Philadelphia, Greater Olney Branch Learn the classic dance steps of your history for FREE! Classes start Saturday October 12th . Grab your comfortable shoes and bring your children, friends, grand children, siblings or partners. No partner required. See you then!

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December 2019

Free Bop & Chacha

December 7, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until December 7, 2019

Free Library of Philadelphia, Greater Olney Branch, 5501 N 5th St
Philadelphia, PA 19120 United States
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We're so excited to share that the Let's Dance Bop & Cha Cha with Just Melissa will continue this Fall on Saturday Morning in October and November at Free Library of Philadelphia, Greater Olney Branch Learn the classic dance steps of your history for FREE! Classes start Saturday October 12th . Grab your comfortable shoes and bring your children, friends, grand children, siblings or partners. No partner required. See you then!

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February 2020

Teen Book Discussion: If I Ever Get Out of Here @ Greater Olney Library

February 11, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Free Library of Philadelphia, Greater Olney Branch, 5501 N 5th St
Philadelphia, PA 19120 United States
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Readers aged 10 to 14 are invited to join this free discussion of the 2020 One Book, One Philadelphia companion selection, If I Ever Get Out of Here by Eric Gansworth. Limited copies of the novel will be available on-site for participants to take home.

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215 Drumming Community @ Greater Olney Library

February 19, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Free Library of Philadelphia, Greater Olney Branch, 5501 N 5th St
Philadelphia, PA 19120 United States
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“He’d have the whole world on a drum if he could" (There There). All ages are invited to learn or brush up on the basic techniques of playing percussion instruments in a group setting. We'll learn the histories and purposes of a variety of drum and percussion instruments from different musical traditions. This workshop is led by Ali Richardson and is inspired by the 2020 One Book, One Philadelphia selection, There There, by Tommy Orange.

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Reading Captain Meeting

February 19, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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Free Library of Philadelphia, Greater Olney Branch, 5501 N 5th St
Philadelphia, PA 19120 United States
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Reading is everywhere! Want to help children develop a love of reading but want some guidance? Meet with other Reading Captains once per month to -- Understand the importance of literacy; build and support a literacy community; learn about information, messages, and resources; and support each other with ideas! Please call the branch to register -- 215.685.2846 or RSVP on Facebook Learn more about the Read by 4th program at readby4th.org

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March 2020

Act Out Loud with Mighty Writers @ Greater Olney Library

March 4, 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:30 pm on Wednesday, happening 3 times

Free Library of Philadelphia, Greater Olney Branch, 5501 N 5th St
Philadelphia, PA 19120 United States
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Join Mighty Writers at the Greater Olney Library for the “Act Out Loud” workshop!  Learn about improvisational acting, play acting games each day, and perform too! Have some laughs while learning how to think on your feet as an improv actor. The final writing projects will be a monologue, dialog, or one-act play.   March 4th, 11th, and 18th @ 4:30 pm Greater Olney Library 5501 N. 5th Street  

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Lights, Camera, Action: Storytelling and Video Production with TechGirlz @ Greater Olney Library

March 7, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free Library of Philadelphia, Greater Olney Branch, 5501 N 5th St
Philadelphia, PA 19120 United States
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Join TechGirlz for a free, hands-on workshop on video production and storytelling! For girls grades 6 through 8. Video is a powerful way to communicate stories through individual videos or a series of video shorts that can be used in many ways such as news stories, teach a skill, crowdfunding videos, calling people to action on an important issue, serving as a public service announcement, or simply to tell a story. Storytelling is the basis of this impactful media. In…

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Act Out Loud with Mighty Writers @ Greater Olney Library

March 11, 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:30 pm on Wednesday, happening 3 times

Free Library of Philadelphia, Greater Olney Branch, 5501 N 5th St
Philadelphia, PA 19120 United States
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Join Mighty Writers at the Greater Olney Library for the “Act Out Loud” workshop!  Learn about improvisational acting, play acting games each day, and perform too! Have some laughs while learning how to think on your feet as an improv actor. The final writing projects will be a monologue, dialog, or one-act play.   March 4th, 11th, and 18th @ 4:30 pm Greater Olney Library 5501 N. 5th Street  

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Act Out Loud with Mighty Writers @ Greater Olney Library

March 18, 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:30 pm on Wednesday, happening 3 times

Free Library of Philadelphia, Greater Olney Branch, 5501 N 5th St
Philadelphia, PA 19120 United States
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Join Mighty Writers at the Greater Olney Library for the “Act Out Loud” workshop!  Learn about improvisational acting, play acting games each day, and perform too! Have some laughs while learning how to think on your feet as an improv actor. The final writing projects will be a monologue, dialog, or one-act play.   March 4th, 11th, and 18th @ 4:30 pm Greater Olney Library 5501 N. 5th Street  

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Census Action Day @ Greater Olney Library

March 28, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Free Library of Philadelphia, Greater Olney Branch, 5501 N 5th St
Philadelphia, PA 19120 United States

The 2020 Census is fast approaching, and EVERYONE counts! A complete and accurate census count is vital for the Olney neighborhood, as it will affect funding, congressional representation, and so much more. The Census Action Day will be held at the Greater Olney Library, where there will be a neighborhood resource fair provided by local community organizations including N5SRP, as well as family-friendly programming presented by the Philadelphia Zoo on Wheels. Representatives from the Census Bureau will also be in…

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April 2020

Hoarding Disorder – Impacts on the Individual & Community with JFCS @ Greater Olney Library

April 18, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Free Library of Philadelphia, Greater Olney Branch, 5501 N 5th St
Philadelphia, PA 19120 United States
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Join Jewish Family and Children's Service of Greater Philadelphia to learn about the complex individual and community impact of hoarding disorder. Topics will focus on what is Hoarding Disorder, community and individual impacts, resources, current trends and research, assessment tools including developing a "common language," and how to access information on Hoarding Disorder and Mental Health.

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