Public Spaces Summer Workshop Series

In partnership with Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, the Free Library of Philadelphia, Philadelphia Parks Alliance, and the Knight Foundation, the Fairmount Park Conservancy is offering the Public Spaces Summer Workshop Series designed for community members and public space advocates and volunteers.

JULY WORKSHOPS
Social Media 101
Wednesday, July 10 | 1 – 3PM
Lillian Marrero Library | 601 West Lehigh Avenue
Ready to jump into the Social Media Age? Come learn about the big 3 of social media including: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. This will be an interactive hands on workshops that will include creating your very on account.

We Walk Meetup
Thursday, July 11 | 6:30PM
West Fairmount Park | 41st Street & Parkside Avenue
Come check out WeWalk PHL! This walking group series has taken off in parks all over Philadelphia. Come see what it is all about!

Intro to Genealogy
Monday, July 15 | 5:30 – 6:30PM
Eastwick Library | 2851 Island Avenue
Learn about introductory library and online resources to help you trace your family history.

Meeting with City Council
Tuesday, July 16 | 5:30 – 6:30PM
Kingsessing Library | 1201 South 51st Street
Have a message for your City Council? In this workshop we’ll learn how to set up, plan and have an effective meeting with your city council person.

Understanding the Civil Service Process
Tuesday, July 23 | 6 – 7PM
Parkway Central Library, Heim Center | 1901 Vine Street
This is an introductory training where we will learn about the city’s hiring process –do’s, don’ts, why’s and why-not’s. Come join us to understand how Philadelphia gets to work!

Active Reading Workshop
Thursday, July 25 | 5 – 6PM
Lovielee’s Stars of Tomorrow | 1359 71st Avenue
This training will share strategies with parents and caregivers for reading with their children at least 15 minutes a day. At least 2 books per family will be given to build their child’s library.

Grant Seeking Best Practices
Thursday, July 25 | 10AM – 12PM
Parkway Central Library, Business Resource + Innovation Center |
1901 Vine Street
This interactive workshop will cover best practices for searching for grants, applying for grants, and writing a successful grant proposal. It will also introduce participants to resources available at the Free Library of Philadelphia’s nonprofit resource center, the Regional Foundation Center. This workshop is presented by Caitlin Seifritz, Nonprofit Services Supervisor, at the Regional Foundation Center.

Social Media 101
Saturday, July 27 | 10:30AM – 12:30PM
Joseph Coleman Regional Library | 68 West Chelten Avenue
Ready to jump into the Social Media Age? Come learn about the big 3 of social media including: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. This will be an interactive hands on workshops that will include creating your very on account.

City Government 101
Monday, July 29 | 5 – 6PM
Lillian Marrero Library | 601 West Lehigh Avenue
How does Philly City government work? Together we’ll discuss our city goverment and strategize how we can build people power to make change happen!

Introduction to Drawing Using Digital Resources
Wednesday, July 31 | 6 – 7:30PM
Blanche Nixon/Cobbs Creek Library | 5800 Cobbs Creek Parkway
Take a introductory drawing class with a skilled instructor via online courses that are free with your library card.

Community Healing Circle
Wednesday, July 31 | 6 – 8PM
Parkway Central Library, Heim Center | 1901 Vine Street
With an open mind and open heart, step out of your ordinary and join a healing circle. Together, we will explore ways of reaching, communicating and strengthening the bonds that make us all Philadelphians and well, humans!

AUGUST WORKSHOPS
Park Friends Network 101
Thursday, August 1 | 6 – 7:30PM
Discovery Center, East Fairmount Park | 3401 Reservoir Drive
Interested in becoming a friends group for your local unstaffed park? Join us to learn about our amazing Park Friends Network, a group of over 130 friends groups across Philadelphia, and the resources available to support your work!

What is Community Organizing?
Thursday, August 1 | 11AM – 12PM
Richmond Library | 2987 Almond Street
Defining, explaining and discussing what Community Organizing is and means to you and neighbors.

Understanding the Civil Service Process
Tuesday, August 6 | 5:30 – 6:30PM
Kingsessing Library | 1201 South 51st Street
This is an introductory training where we will learn about the city’s hiring process –do’s, don’ts, why’s and why-not’s. Come join us to understand how Philadelphia gets to work!

Empower All Voices:
Meeting Facilitation that Builds Community
Wednesday, August 7 | 4 – 6PM
Falls of Schuykill Library | 3501 Midvale Avenue
Have you ever been to a meeting for a community group where you felt like your voice, your ideas, or your time, was not valued? At this training we will explore various facilitation tools to use in your groups’ meetings that can build community, strengthen trust, allow for productive decision making.

The Joy of Working with Teens
Wednesday, August 7 | 10:30AM – 12:30PM
Nicetown Library | 3720 North Broad Street
Feeling frustrated with the Teens in you program or space? Come learn strategies for working with Teens and creating interactive programming that they will love. This will be an interactive workshop utilizing popular education to strengthen your work with Teens

Working with the Media
Saturday, August 10 | 11AM – 12PM
Parkway Central Library, Heim Center | 1901 Vine Street
How to get newspaper and television media coverage of your events to build community power!

Google Basics: Intro to Google Drive Products
Wednesday, August 14 | 3 – 5PM
South Philadelphia Library | 1700 South Broad Street
Learn how to use your existing Gmail Account – or create a new account – to access free resources for editing documents, creating surveys, analyzing data, and more! Join us to learn the basics of Google Drive!

GivePulse 101 COMPUTER LAB WORKSHOP:
Recruiting & Managing Volunteers
Thursday, August 22 | 6 – 8PM
Kingsessing Recreation Center | 4901 Kingsessing Ave
GivePulse is a web-based volunteer management system that can help your group recruit and manage volunteers. This workshop will cover the basics of setting up an account for your group, creating events, and promoting and recruiting volunteers.

Empower All Voices:
Meeting Facilitation that Builds Community
Wednesday, August 28 | 3 – 5PM
Wadsworth Library | 1500 Wadsworth Avenue
Have you ever been to a meeting for a community group where you felt like your voice, your ideas, or your time, was not valued? At this training we will explore various facilitation tools to use in your groups’ meetings that can build community, strengthen trust, allow for productive decision making.

Let’s all be FRIENDS: Libraries and Parks Come Together
Wednesday, August 28 | 5:30 – 7:30PM
Mifflin Square Park | 500 Wolf Street
Join the Friends of Whitman Library, Friends of Mifflin Square Park, and SEAMAAC in the park for a casual roundtable discussion on bringing community together through collaboration.

SEPTEMBER WORKSHOPS
Tree Tenders Basics
Wednesday, September 11 | 6 – 7:30PM
Dickinson Square Park | 1600 E. Moyamensing Ave
Special session of the Tree Tenders workshop for Park Friends on the basics of planting and maintaining landscape and sidewalk trees