Past Events

Thursday, May 5, 2022 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

As shown in Quiara Alegria Hudes’ memoir, My Broken Language–the 2022 One Book, One Philadelphia selection–our languages serve as a bridge between us and the rest of the world. This act of bridging grows even more relevant for multilingual speakers and those with experiences of being ni de aquí, ni de allá--neither from here, nor there. In this online, 90-minute monologue-writing workshop, we’ll tell our stories in ways that validate our use of hybrid language as a form of self-expression.

Thursday, May 5, 2022 - 3:30pm - 5:30pm

Our neighborhoods hold the personalities, histories, and stories of the people who live in them. In these visual art and storytelling workshops, children of all ages and caregivers will be invited to explore and celebrate what makes our Philadelphia communities unique and strong!

Thursday, May 5, 2022 - 11:00am - 1:00pm

Children and their caregivers are invite to join Haddington Library for a read-aloud of the One Book, One Philadelphia 2022 children’s selection, Alma and How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez-Neal. The storytime will take place on the steps outside of Haddington Library, and a limited supply of free copies of the book will be available for participants to take home.

Wednesday, May 4, 2022 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

This two story historic property, originally a late 19th century firehouse stable is now home to John Wind Jewelry and the Dina Wind Art Foundation. Join John Wind, President of the Dina Wind Art Foundation, and project designer Barbara Eberlein from Eberlein Design Consultants, on a tour of the studio and learn about how the space was carefully preserved and adapted for events, exhibitions and art, providing an integral resource for the art community.

Wednesday, May 4, 2022 - 4:30pm

What is something you want to protect? What makes you feel protected? Cultures around the world use wrapping and binding techniques with thread to create symbols of protection. In this workshop for children and their caregivers, we will read the One Book, One Philadelphia children’s selection, Alma and How She Got Her Name, and create our own personal protective amulets inspired by the book.

Wednesday, May 4, 2022 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Who are you? Tell the world in a zine, a classic DIY magazine meant to be shared! Using this year’s One Book, One Philadelphia selection as inspiration, teens are invited to explore aspects of their own identities as they learn to make a classic 8-page minizine.

Wednesday, May 4, 2022 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

In this workshop for children of all ages and caregivers, we'll read the One Book, One Philadelphia 2022 children's book, Alma and How She Got Her Name, and celebrate the stories and meanings of our own names with a collage activity. The workshop will be facilitated by artist Anthony Folks and is part of One Book, One Philadelphia.

Wednesday, May 4, 2022 - 3:30pm - 5:30pm

In this dynamic online workshop for teens and young adults, we'll look at passages from Never Look Back--the One Book, One Philadelphia teen companion selection--as well as Greek myths and stories from other diverse cultures. They'll serve as inspirations as we pen our own legendary poetry or prose. This event will also take place on May 17th at 3:30 PM, Whitman Library.

Wednesday, May 4, 2022 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Join us for an online panel discussion on issues of mental health, trauma, and resilience in the Middle East.

Tuesday, May 3, 2022 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Join award-winning playwright and Co-Artistic Director of Power Street Theatre, Erlina Ortiz, for a playful and healing writing journey.

Tuesday, May 3, 2022 - 4:30pm - 6:30pm

In this virtual workshop for younger children and their caregivers, we'll create our own instruments using recycled materials, write our own songs, and learn about instruments that are culturally significant in Puerto Rico.

Tuesday, May 3, 2022 - 9:00am - 3:00pm

Participants will be taught basic book repair techniques, and in the process learn about the book’s components and traditional hand bookbinding methods. They will dissect a book and reassemble it. Participants will deconstruct the book by detaching the covers and spine; removing the sewing; and disassembling the text. They will then reconstruct their book by performing page repair; resewing the text; and rehinging the covers and spine.

Monday, May 2, 2022 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

On May 2, 1972, John E. Fryer, M.D., a Philadelphia-based psychiatrist, participated on the Homosexuality Panel at the American Psychiatric Association (APA) Annual Meeting. Wearing a mask, using a voice modulator and appearing under the pseudonym Dr. Henry Anonymous, John Fryer challenged the APA’s classification of homosexuality as a mental illness. He began his testimony by declaring himself a psychiatrist and a homosexual. Were he not disguised, his license would have been revoked and his career destroyed.

Monday, May 2, 2022 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Utilizing the One Book, One Philadelphia young adult selection, Never Look Back, in this free online session we will explore our experiences of trauma and loss, and introduce strategies and activities to care for ourselves and our students and young people in this time of personal and collective grief.

Sunday, May 1, 2022 - 6:30pm - 10:00pm

Celebrate the re-opening of the Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History this May. This year's event will honor Wolf Blitzer, American journalist, television news anchor, and author.

Sunday, May 1, 2022 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Explore the exterior of the most magnificent example of French Second Empire architecture in the U.S., Philadelphia City Hall, the largest municipal building in the country and the tallest masonry bearing wall structure in the world. Its monumental design celebrates Philadelphia’s industrial reputation as “The Workshop of the World” and its location provides this city with a strong “sense of center.”

Sunday, May 1, 2022 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm

The 2022 Philadelphia Children's Festival features two enthralling performances and a FREE outdoor concert. Plus, enjoy the outdoor PLAYground with hands-on activities, roving performers and more.

Sunday, May 1, 2022 - Tuesday, May 31, 2022
Saturday, April 30, 2022 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Join the American Swedish Historical Museum (ASHM) for this fundraising dinner to celebrate our 2022 Outstanding Achievement Award Honorees, 6abc Meteorologist Adam Joseph, and Flyers forward Oskar Lindblom.

Saturday, April 30, 2022 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Enjoy a fun afternoon with games, arts and crafts, prizes, and more.