Friday, January 16, 10:30am.
Shabbat Storytime with jkidphilly & Germantown Jewish Center.
Kids' event: More details below.
Thursday, January 22, 7:00pm.
Big Blue Young Adult Book Discussion with Jen Sheffield.
An open discussion group for adults who read YA and teens who like to talk about books. We meet the fourth Thursdays of the month at 7:00pm. January's book: Seraphina by Rachel Hartman.
Friday, January 23, 7:15pm.
Poetry Aloud & Alive. Featured reader TBA.
Everyone's favorite neighborhood poetry gathering. Hosted by local poet Mike Cohen, with a featured reader and an open reading to follow. For more information, please contact the Mad Poets Society.
Tuesday, January 27, 7:00pm.
Women of the World Book Club with Maleka Fruean.
We are a book club that reads international and multicultural women writers, both fiction and non-fiction. We meet the last Tuesdays of the month at 7:00pm. January's book: Dust by Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor.
Wednesday, January 28, 7:15pm.
Life Stories Book Group with Minter Krotzer.
The Life Stories Book Group is designed for writers but all are welcome. We will read and discuss mostly memoirs, both contemporary and classic, focusing on the writing and structure as well as content and narrative. We will meet the last Wednesdays of the month. January's book: Little Failure by Gary Shteynygart.
Tuesday, February 3, 7:00pm.
Monthly Writers' Group for Caregivers with Kathy Roberson (poet, social worker, caregiver).
Each month, participants will share what they've written in response to a suggested prompt. The group gives members an opportunity to tell their own stories, in their own words, and support one another as both writers and caregivers. Newcomers are always welcome to come join the conversation, even if they haven't written anything! We meet the first Tuesday of the month.
Please see our Classes page for information on writing workshops and other classes.
Big Blue Marble Story Time with Sarah Rose
Come sing songs and read some of the best new and classic kids' books!
Fridays at 10:30am: 12/12, 1/16, 2/13, 3/6 (Purim Themed -- come in COSTUME!), 4/17, 5/15
Shabbat Storytimes with jkidphilly & Germantown Jewish Center.
Babies, toddlers, and young children and their grown-ups (parents, grandparents, nannies, etc.) are invited to join us for a special storytime, focusing on the joy of Shabbat. We'll read stories, sing songs for Shabbat, and make an easy activity to take home. Juice & challah to enjoy! Led by jkidphilly Center City Director Gabby Kaplan-Mayer and GJC Education Director Rabbi Alanna Sklover.
Questions? Contact Gabby at 215-320-0376.
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Philadelphia, PA 19119
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WOMEN OF THE WORLD BOOK CLUB
Final Tuesday, 7:15pm.
BIG BLUE YOUNG ADULT BOOK DISCUSSION
Fourth Thursday, 7:00pm.
LIFE STORIES BOOK GROUP
Final Wednesday, 7:15pm.
READ THE MOVIE BOOK CLUB
Second Wednesday, 7:00pm.
Coming Soon! MYSTERY BOOK CLUB
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Other Monthly Events
New! WRITERS' GROUP FOR CAREGIVERS
First Tuesday, 7:00pm.
POETRY ALOUD AND ALIVE
Fourth Friday, 7:30pm.
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New! SHABBAT WARMUP STORY TIME
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