πŸ–¨ Printer Toner Refill Clinic

Iffy Books 319 N. 11th St. #3E, Philadelphia, PA

Replacing laser printer toner cartridges is expensive and wasteful. Fortunately, there's a better way! You can refill an empty cartridge with (cheap) toner powder and reuse it dozens of times. Stop by Iffy Books from noon to 8 p.m. and learn how to refill a laser toner cartridge. You'll use a soldering iron to cut […]

⚑️ Breadboard Night

Iffy Books 319 N. 11th St. #3E, Philadelphia, PA

Tuesday, May 24 is Breadboard Night at Iffy Books! We’ll have plenty of breadboards, electronic components, and example circuits for y’all to play with. No curriculum or goal, just a chance to hang out and tinker. Stop by 5–8 PM. This event is free! (Donations accepted but not required.) If you build a circuit you […]

πŸŒΎπŸ’Ύ Permacomputing Meetup + Slide Rule Demo

Iffy Books 319 N. 11th St. #3E, Philadelphia, PA

The Iffy Books Permacomputing Meetup is on the last Thursday of every month. Hope to see you there! This month we’re running a demo on how to use a slide rule, an analog tool that lets you do precise multiplication and division operations. Iffy Books 319 N. 11th St. #3E Philly, PA photo credit: s58y

βœ’οΈ Hands-on workshop: Design a flyer with Scribus

Iffy Books 319 N. 11th St. #3E, Philadelphia, PA

At this workshop you'll learn to design a flyer with Scribus, a free desktop publishing tool similar to Ad*be InD*sign. Scribus runs on Windows, macOS, and Linux. Register for Design a flyer with Scribus Date: May 28, 2022, 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Address: 319 N. 11th St. #3E, Philly, PA Suggested donation: $10 (waived […]

πŸ”“ Intro to Lock Picking

Iffy Books 319 N. 11th St. #3E, Philadelphia, PA

Stop by and learn to pick a lock! We'll have to plenty of locks and tools to practice with.

πŸ’» Philly 2600 Meetup

Iffy Books 319 N. 11th St. #3E, Philadelphia, PA

The next Philly 2600 meetup is Friday, June 3 at Iffy Books. Trash Panda Village will be open too! Iffy Books 319 N. 11th St. #3E Philly, PA

πŸŽ₯ TPB AFK: The Pirate Bay Away from Keyboard

Iffy Books 319 N. 11th St. #3E, Philadelphia, PA

We're hosting a free screening of the film TPB AFK (2013), which tells the story of three of The Pirate Bay's founders and the legal battles they faced in the late 2000s and early 2010s. Hope to see you there!

Bleeding Control Basics

Presented by Philadelphia SRA, Bleeding Control Basics will go over first aid as it applies to severe bleeding. We will cover scene safety, injury assessment, basic bleeding control, and tourniquet application. This class doesn’t provide any kind of certification, and is just meant to provide essential information to as many people as possible. Registration:

Anti-Copyright Meetup

Iffy Books 319 N. 11th St. #3E, Philadelphia, PA

We’re hosting an anti-copyright meetup on Sunday, June 12 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. All are welcome! Iffy Books 319 N. 11th St. #3E Philly, PA

πŸŽ₯ Crass: There is No Authority But Yourself

Iffy Books 319 N. 11th St. #3E, Philadelphia, PA

On June 16 we're hosting a free screening of the documentary Crass: There is No Authority But Yourself (2006), directed by Alexander Oey. Hope to see you there! From Wikipedia: > There is No Authority But Yourself is a Dutch film directed by Alexander Oey documenting the history of anarchist punk band Crass. The film […]

πŸ”Š Audio Visualization Lab

Iffy Books 319 N. 11th St. #3E, Philadelphia, PA

What's the difference between a waveform and a spectrogram? What do these blobs and squiggles in my audio editor mean? What are the limitations of audio visualization? If you're curious about questions like these, this is the event for you! Details and registration info coming soon.

πŸ“š Reading Group: The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin

Iffy Books 319 N. 11th St. #3E, Philadelphia, PA

Ursula K Le Guin's The Dispossessed is a thought experiment in anarchist practice, a meditation on individual relationships as a model for political action, a treatise on the philosophy and physics of time, a climate change novel, and so full of other things that it didn't have room for the communal pickle barrels.* Join us […]

πŸŒΎπŸ’Ύ Permacomputing Meetup

Iffy Books 319 N. 11th St. #3E, Philadelphia, PA

The Iffy Books Permacomputing Meetup is on the last Thursday of every month. Hope to see you there!

🎨 Art History Teach-In

To give a 5-minute presentation on an artist/movement that people should know about, send an email to iffybooks@iffybooks.net. Details and registration coming soon!