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All kinds of fun things to do at West Oak Lane Library!
Please join Art Matthews in a discussion of his book, Historical Commemoration of the Black in Blue. The book is a collection of photos and articles that commemorate some of the accomplishments of African Americans in law enforcement; primarily in the Philadelphia Police Department. Mr. Matthews has researched the ten-year campaign (from 1871 to 1881) by the African American citizens of the historic 7th Ward, to hire African Americans as police officers. Copies of the book will be available. Thursday, May 17, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Learn more about the Free Library's Culinary Literacy Center!
Nom, nom, nom, nom. Wet Walter the Pleco loves zucchini. Keep this in mind summer gardeners!
Not just books and databases at the Free Library of Philadelphia
PHILADELPHIA SECOND ALARMERS APRIL 2018 RUNS April 3 Box 5471 Granite & Summerdal Ave April 3 Engine 2 Ladder 3 & Medic 31 Station Rededication of FF Eric Casiano Plaque April 3 Box 2488 Rising Sun Ave & Tabor Rd April 4 Box 6961 Millbrook & Greenmount Rd Recalled by Battalion 13 April 4 Box 7622 59th & Race St Recalled by Battalion 11 April 4 Box 7766 24th & Ridge Ave April 4 Box 2386 Frankford & Clearfield St April 5 20th & Market St VILANOVA NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP PARADE April 5 Box 4125 15th & Pike St April 5 Engine 38 station…Fire Museum Presentation by Retired Chief Marchisello April 6 Box 799 41st & Powelton Ave April 7 Box 1812 2nd & Cumberland St April 7 Box 926 LImeklin Pike & Upsal St April 8 Box 1376 50th & Market St All Hands with Special Calls. April 8 Box 2277 54th & Walnut St ALL HANDS April 9 Box 817 23rd & Huntington St ALL HANDS April 9 Box 546 5th & Pike St FIRE FATALITY April 11 Box 7187 Broad & Callowhill St HIGH RISE BOX & MIRA April 11 Box 4224 55th & Media St April 12 Box 165 17th & Allegheny Ave April 12 Box 1693 Broad & Butler St April 12 Box 4691 49th & Warrington Ave April 14 Box 19 Orthodox & Stiles St April 14 Box 4468 16th & Hunting Park Ave April 14 Box 7114 Leiper & Foulkrod St April 16 Box 4256 Richmond & Ash St ALL HANDS April 17 Box 829 Trenton Ave & Clearfield St ALL HANDS April 17 Box 6355 Philadelphia International Airport SW 737 Blown Engine 1 Fatality April 17 Box 1566 E St & Allegheny Ave April 18 Box 2257 Chelten Ave & Limekiln Pike ALL HANDS & SPECIAL CALLS April 19 Box 4428 Pennypack St & Marigold Place April 19 Box 4153 56th & Chester Ave April 20 Box 7743 18th & Dauphin St April 21 Box 2443 26th & Tasker St DOUBLE FIRE FATALITY April 21 Engine 24 1st Annual Alumni Luncheon April 21 Box 2479 57th & Cedar Ave April 22 Box 1289 52nd & Columbia Ave April 22 Box 384 Richmond & Tioga St Recalled by Battalion 10 April 23 Box 1953 20th & Federal St Gas Explosion April 23 Box 5531 Valley Green Rd & Germantown Ave Large Brush Fire April 24 Box 6649 Pickering Ave & Roumfort Rd April 24 Box 427 Wissachicken Ave & Allens Lane Large Brush Fire April 26 Box 1494 Leiper St & Adams Ave ALL HANDS April 26 2300 Fuller St Barricaded Person April 27 Box 2818 52nd & Locust St Recalled by Battalion 7 April 27 3300 Cottman Ave- St. Matthews RC. Funeral for Ret. Captain Romano April 28 1900 Washington Ave South Division PPD Memorial Bike Ride April 29 Box 5279 Roosevelt Blvd & Welsh Rd April 30 Box 4139 9th & Luzerne St April 30 Box 778 Broad & Huntington St April 30 Box 7757 24th & Jefferson St
Toddler storytime this morning featured "My Cousin Momo", the Pennsylvania One Book Every Young Child title for 2018. We followed the story with a craft that gave the children an opportunity to explore creating and positive self-expression.
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Star Party Friday evening April 20, 2018 was awesome. We had two astronomers bring their professional telescopes. We saw the moon’s surface in great detail. We also saw Venus and the Big Dipper. Thank you to astronomers Jerry, Mike and Robbin. To all who attended it was a night to remember. I heard one of our young attendees say he never liked science before until now.