✏️ The Writing Room at Iffy Books

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

Want to get some writing done? Come co-work with other writers from 5–8 p.m. at Iffy Books. Writers and projects of any type are welcome. The session will be organized into three 40-minute units of silent writing with 10-minute breaks and accountability check-ins in-between. BYO coffee, water, computer chargers, notepads, etc. See you there!

Philly 2600 Meetup

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

The next Philly 2600 meetup is Friday, October 7th at Iffy Books, starting around 6:00 p.m. See you then! The Philly 2600 meeting is a monthly gathering of local hackers, phreaks, nerds, geeks, activists, tinkerers, developers, infosec professionals, and other interesting people. Philly 2600 has been meeting since the early ’90s, and was one of […]

📦 “How I Moved House by Bicycle” with Nelson Chu Pavlosky

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

On Saturday, October 8th at 2 p.m. EDT, Nelson Chu Pavlosky will give a presentation on how he moved from one house to another entirely by bike. It was a 12-mile trip uphill, from South Philly to the Mt. Airy neighborhood. Hope to see you there! We’ll be running a video stream via Jitsi Meet. […]

✏️ The Writing Room at Iffy Books

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

Want to get some writing done? Come co-work with other writers from 5–8 p.m. at Iffy Books. Writers and projects of any type are welcome. The session will be organized into three 40-minute units of silent writing with 10-minute breaks and accountability check-ins in-between. BYO coffee, water, computer chargers, notepads, etc. See you there!

VisiData Workshop with Dave Slinger

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

At this workshop you'll learn about VisiData, a lightweight command-line tool that can help you explore just about any kind of dataset, from spreadsheets to databases. Led by Dave Slinger. VisiData is an interactive multitool for tabular data. It combines the clarity of a spreadsheet, the efficiency of the terminal, and the power of Python, […]

‘Choose Your Own Adventure: Inventing a Form to Fit Your Content’ with Tenacity Plys

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

Found-document fiction can be dismissed as a gimmick, but Tenacity Plys’s new novella Family Curse - Field Notebooks (1880-2020) proves that when the form fits the content, that’s when the magic happens. Ten will give a reading, then discuss how xe crafted the form to fit the content while developing the story. Plus, xe’ll give […]

💾🌾 Permacomputing Meetup

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

Our next permacomputing meetup is on Sunday, October 16th at 1:00 PM EDT. You can join us in person at Iffy Books (319 N. 11th St. #3E, PHL) or via Jitsi audio stream. ➡️ Jitsi Stream Link

🦜 Reading Group: Multispecies Cities

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

On Wednesday, October 19th, we'll discuss our first collection of short stories, Multispecies Cities, which gathers work from writers across Asia and the Pacific to imagine futures that emphasize the importance of interspecies justice. Register:

☀️ Solar Circuit Bending Workshop

The Rail Park 1300 Noble Street, Philadelphia, PA

On Sunday, October 23rd at 2:00 p.m. we'll meet outdoors at The Rail Park to build tiny musical instruments that run on solar power. Each participant will receive a free kit with a breadboard, solar panel, and all the required components. Supported by the Engaged Humanities Studio (EHS) program at Swarthmore College. Register:

✏️ The Writing Room at Iffy Books

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

Want to get some writing done? Come co-work with other writers from 5–8 p.m. at Iffy Books. Writers and projects of any type are welcome. The session will be organized into three 40-minute units of silent writing with 10-minute breaks and accountability check-ins in-between. BYO coffee, water, computer chargers, notepads, etc. See you there!

Fundraise Like Hell: A Benefit for Project SAFE with Kim Kelly

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

What can sex workers' labor organizing teach the contemporary labor movement? Join Kim Kelly (author of Fight Like Hell: The Untold History of American Labor) for a reading and a panel of Project SAFE participants for a discussion about the intersections of sex workers' labor struggles and the broader labor movement in the United States. […]

🪡 Hands-On Darning Workshop

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

On Sunday, November 13th at 1:00 p.m. we'll host a low-key darning workshop. Total beginners welcome! More details coming soon.

Bleeding Control Basics

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

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. This workshop […]