There's always something for the global citizen to do in the Philadelphia region!  
Take in a world music concert or attend an ethnic festival.  
Participate in a conference or symposium on an international topic at one of the region's 
distinguished colleges and universities or research institutes.  
Attend a public reception for visitors from another country or a talk by a senior foreign policy official

  Credit: Photo by M. Kennedy for Visit Philadelphia™

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Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 12:26pm - Monday, February 16, 2015 - 4:00pm

When a red-haired, horse-lifting, freckle-faced, nine-year-old girl jumped exuberantly from the pages of Pippi Longstocking (Pippi Långstrump) in 1945, she quickly made her way into the hearts of children and adults throughout Sweden. Pippi’s creator, Swedish author Astrid Lindgren (1907-2002), once said that she wrote for her own inner child, which perhaps speaks to Pippi’s success.

Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 9:00am - Sunday, April 26, 2015 - 5:00pm

Vitra—Design, Architecture, Communication: A European Project with American Roots

Monday, December 8, 2014 - 10:00am - Saturday, February 21, 2015 - 1:10pm


  • All levels of French (101 to 401: A1 to C2)
  • Students meet once a week for 10 weeks
  • No more than 10 students per class 
  • Evening classes & morning classes


Friday, January 9, 2015 - 10:00am - Friday, February 27, 2015 - 5:00pm

The Marple Public Library is pleased to announce noted photographer Rick Prieur as our Guest Artist for January and February.
All are welcome to view this exhibit of selected and unique images that highlights the creativity and contributions of this artist. The images now on exhibit repeatedly remind us that the camera is able to capture more detail and information than traditional media, such as painting and sculpture.

Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 6:00pm - Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 6:00pm


(Act 48 Credit Available for Educators)

Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 4:00am - Sunday, March 1, 2015 - 5:30am

Mixed media gilded paintings and classical painting brings to life through the lenses.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015 - 11:00am - 8:00pm

Technology seems to be expanding at an exponential rate, with each passing year, month, and even day bringing about the latest and greatest technological innovations of the time.

But is it all good, is it all bad, or is it something in between?

Tuesday, February 3, 2015 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Scott Randolph, the director and producer of the award-winning film “The Battle of the Crooked Billet,” discusses this little-known Bucks County battle.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm

The Center for the Study of Force and Diplomacy at Temple University is proud to present Dr. Michael S. Neiberg, “Neutral in Thought? Rethinking American Reactions to the European War, 1914-1917” as the first speaker in our Spring 2015 Colloquia series.

Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 7:00am - 9:30am

Economic forecasts in recent years have ranged from dire to lackluster. With the job market rebounding, low gas prices fueling increased consumer spending and an outstanding stock market performance in 2014, has the forecast improved?

Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

At CDI's First Thursday prime networking events, attendees can expect to meet interesting and lively people from around the world! This is guaranteed to be a friendly evening of citizen diplomacy that will create lasting and positive impressions of the U.S., Philadelphia and of attendees.

Saturday, February 7, 2015 - 11:00am - 1:00pm

 Treat yourself to a rich semla, a cream and almond paste filled Swedish pastry, along with a cup of hot coffee and a Swedish film. Semlor are often eaten before the start of lent, the Swedish version of “Fat Tuesday.” Event tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Ticket price includes one semla, additional semlor are $6 each. Register by phone or online by February 2nd.

Saturday, February 7, 2015 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Introducing "All Around This World" - interactive cultural workshops for families and their curious kids, the first Saturday of each month at 2pm!

Saturday, February 7, 2015 - 6:00pm - Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 10:00pm

Christofer Macatsoris, Conductor

David Gately, Stage Director 

Puccini's romantic depiction of love and loss among starving young artists in 19th century Paris is among the world's most beloved operas. The memorable score contains some of the most familiar melodies in opera, performed by AVA’s remarkable Resident Artists.

Sunday, February 8, 2015 - 10:00am - 10:45am

Hear the story of a giggly lady who chases a rolling rice dumpling and is captured by a fearsome oni (troll), then make an oni mask, fierce or silly. This story and craft project will be fun for you and your child.

All winter programs are conducted at Shofuso’s Sakura Pavilion, two brick buildings 75 yards from Shofuso’s gate, behind the greenhouses.

Sunday, February 8, 2015 - 11:00am - 12:30pm

Brighten up your winter with a manga lantern! In this workshop, kids will design a manga character from their imagination using the principles of manga drawing. The character will be transferred to shrinkable plastic and placed into a mason jar environment.

$20 per nonmember child / $18 per member child

Ages 8-14

All winter programs are conducted at Shofuso’s Sakura Pavilion, two brick buildings 75 yards from Shofuso’s gate, behind the greenhouses.

Sunday, February 8, 2015 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Try something new this Valentine’s Day with our Tea Sweets for Beginners Workshop! In this workshop, guests will make daifuku mochi (a Japanese confection usually served with green tea), sip champagne, and if the weather cooperates, visit the Japanese House and Garden. This program is $30 per adult ($25 for members), and includes champagne, tea, and the ingredients to make daifuku mochi. Winter programming is conducted indoors at our Sakura Pavilion, about 75 yards from the Japanese House and Garden.

Sunday, February 8, 2015 - 3:00pm - 4:30pm

The Delaware County Symphony (DCS)will present the third of its Chamber Concert Series on Sunday February 8, 2015 at 3 p.m. in the Life Center at Neumann University, Aston, Pa.

Monday, February 9, 2015 - 8:30am - 10:00am

 Special Guest: Christina Baker Kline, Author of Orphan Train

The United States has historically faced the challenge of responding to the needs of children without parents to provide for their care. The Orphan Train provides a historical context for today’s social, moral and legal crisis created by large numbers of unaccompanied migrant children arriving at our borders.