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One Book One Philadelphia – 2024 Selection

One Book, One Philadelphia is a signature project of the Free Library of Philadelphia that promotes literacy, library usage, and civic dialogue by encouraging the entire greater Philadelphia area to come together through reading and discussing a single book.

This year’s selection is True Biz, a novel by Sara Nović. Focusing on themes of belonging, autonomy, and the importance of self-expression, True Biz shows the rich history and culture of Deaf communities.

The alternate books, You’re Welcome, Universe for middle school readers, and the children’s book, Can Bears Ski?, also explore deafness and Deaf culture.

From April 8 though May 22, dozens of free-to-the-public events, discussions, and creative workshops will center on these titles. Click here to sign up for the One Book, One Philadelphia newsletter for latest news, upcoming events, and more!

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Every Tuesday, 2 to 4 PM, Main Room of Falls Library

Craving for a crafts group to meet up with? Want to connect, socially, with other creatives working on portable crafts projects? Looking to share your crafts project or project ideas with other creatives? Stop by the Library – bring a portable craft project (knitting, crocheting, hand-sewing, embroidery, jewelry, etc) that you are working on. Don’t know how, but want to learn to hand-craft from others who are passionate about their projects? Stop in and watch and learn some basics


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The Friends of the Falls of Schuylkill Library is an all-volunteer community member organization promoting the Falls of Schuylkill Library’s services and supporting the preservation of the Library, an original Andrew Carnegie funded library.
• The Friends value our library for its history, its central location, and its content which is free to everyone.
• We value the Library as a community meeting place; it is the heart of East Falls.
• We value literacy and library programs that work toward it.
• We value meeting the needs of a diverse community by encouraging and funding library programs open to anyone, whether a library card holder or not.
• We value cooperation with other East Falls organizations in supporting a vibrant community.

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