🚂 Model Internet Club

Iffy Books 404 S. 20th St., Philadelphia, United States

The Model Internet Club meets again on Saturday, March 9th, 1–5 p.m. Newcomers are welcome. The network is up and running! We now have a DHCP server, a DNS server with custom domain names, and handful of websites running as virtual hosts in Apache. And we now have a wi-fi access point! We’re looking for websites […]

🪴 Herbs for Everyone: How to grow herbs from seed and preserve your harvest

Iffy Books 404 S. 20th St., Philadelphia, United States

Herb farmer Alexis Smith will cover starting seeds and growing seedlings under lights, caring for your plants in the garden, harvest, and how to safely dry and de-stem what the plants yield. She will also introduce you to a few of her favorites, with a focus on herbs that can lift our spirits and ground […]

🎵 Open Cassette Mixtape Sessions

Iffy Books 404 S. 20th St., Philadelphia, United States

Bring a playlist on your phone/computer and we’ll help you record it to an audio cassette tape. We have plenty of tapes! We’ll host two sessions, at 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. This event is free/by donation. Register for 3 p.m. Register for 5 p.m.  

⚡️ Beginner Soldering Workshop

Iffy Books 404 S. 20th St., Philadelphia, United States

On Thursday, March 14th at 6:00 p.m. we’re running a soldering workshop for beginners! Anyone can attend for free, but you’ll need to buy a circuit board with components for $6 to complete the project. Here’s what’s included in the kit: 1 x Weevil-shaped PCB 2 x LEDs 1 x 47k Ohm resistor 1 x miniature photocell […]

🔓 Lock Picking Meetup

Iffy Books 404 S. 20th St., Philadelphia, United States

On Friday, March 15th from 6–8 p.m. we’re hosting a lock picking meetup at Iffy Books. All are welcome! We'll provide plenty of tools and locks. Photo by Dhscommtech 

🌺 Let’s Make Wildflower Seed Balls!

Iffy Books 404 S. 20th St., Philadelphia, United States

Stop by Iffy Books on Saturday, March 16th from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and make your own seed balls with native wildflower seeds. We’ll have plenty of supplies to share!

🪡 Hands-On Darning Workshop

Iffy Books 404 S. 20th St., Philadelphia, United States

On Sunday, March 17th from 1 to 3 p.m. we’re hosting a darning workshop and mending session. Total beginners welcome! Here’s our darning how-to zine. Register:

📚 Philly Socialists Reading Group: ‘Hinterland: America’s New Landscape of Class and Conflict’ by Phil A. Neel (through chapter 3)

Iffy Books 404 S. 20th St., Philadelphia, United States

We’ll continue discussing the book Hinterland: America’s New Landscape of Class and Conflict by Phil A. Neel. Email us at admin@phillysocialists.org for more details. This group is open to anyone committed to collective learning and liberation whether they are a member of Philly Socialists or not. We aim to tackle challenging theoretical texts together. Rather […]

⚙️ Neo-Luddite Reading Group: ‘Race After Technology’ by Ruha Benjamin

Iffy Books 404 S. 20th St., Philadelphia, United States

Our current book for the Neo-Luddite Reading Group is Race After Technology (2019) by Ruha Benjamin. We'll meet Tuesday, February 20th at 6:30 p.m. to discuss the introduction through chapter 2. Meetup link ➡️ Official schedule "Remember to imagine and craft the worlds you cannot live without, just as you dismantle the ones you cannot […]

🩹 Bleeding Control Basics

Iffy Books 404 S. 20th St., Philadelphia, United States

Wednesday, March 20th, 2024 at 6 p.m. Face masks required! Presented by Untitled Medical Collective in association with Philly 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, […]

✏️ The Writing Room

Iffy Books 404 S. 20th St., Philadelphia, United States

Come co-work with other writers in three 40-minute units of silent writing. Writers and projects of any type welcome. 10-minute breaks and accountability check-ins between units. BYO coffee, water, computer chargers, notepads, etc.

🌺 Let’s Make Wildflower Seed Balls!

Iffy Books 404 S. 20th St., Philadelphia, United States

Stop by Iffy Books on Saturday, March 23rd from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and make your own seed balls with native wildflower seeds. We’ll have plenty of supplies to share!

💾🌾 Iffy Books Permacomputing Meetup

Iffy Books 404 S. 20th St., Philadelphia, United States

Our next permacomputing meetup is on Sunday, March 24th at 1:00 PM EDT. You can join us in person at Iffy Books (404 S. 20th St., PHL) or via Jitsi Meet. ➡️ Meetup Link From Permacomputing.net: Permacomputing is a more sustainable approach to computer and network technology inspired by permaculture. Permacomputing is both a concept and a community of […]

⚡️ Intermediate Soldering Session

Iffy Books 404 S. 20th St., Philadelphia, United States

On Thursday, March 28th at 6 p.m. we’re hosting an intermediate soldering class. We’ll have soldering irons and solder to share for free, as well as DIY electronics kits for sale. Or bring your own project! Register:

💥 Laser Stamp & Stencil Session with Hive76

Iffy Books 404 S. 20th St., Philadelphia, United States

Join us on Saturday, March 30th from 1–3 p.m. and create your own custom stencil or rubber stamp, up to 4"x4"! We'll be using a tabletop laser cutter provided by the folks at Hive76. It's free! You'll need to bring a vector graphic or a high-res black-and-white image file to create your stencil/stamp. Space is […]

👾 DC215 Meetup: Blue Team Village talk with Chris Maenner

Iffy Books 404 S. 20th St., Philadelphia, United States

Join us Wednesday, April 3rd at 6 p.m. for a DC215 talk with Chris Maenner! Seamless Security: Automating Cross-Cloud Defenses with Kubernetes Operators In the rapidly evolving cloud landscape, startups face unique security challenges that demand innovative and scalable solutions. This presentation explores the pivotal role of Kubernetes Operators in automating security practices within startups' […]

✏️ The Writing Room

Iffy Books 404 S. 20th St., Philadelphia, United States

Come co-work with other writers in three 40-minute units of silent writing. Writers and projects of any type welcome. 10-minute breaks and accountability check-ins between units. BYO coffee, water, computer chargers, notepads, etc.

💻 Philly 2600 Meetup

Iffy Books 404 S. 20th St., Philadelphia, United States

> The Philly 2600 meeting is a monthly gathering of local hackers, phreaks, nerds, geeks, activists, tinkerers, developers, infosec professionals, and other interesting people.

📼 Free VHS Swap

Iffy Books 404 S. 20th St., Philadelphia, United States

April 6th 1-4pm 404 S. 20th Street Bring some VHS tapes to trade & bring some new ones home :) VHS players & camcorders are welcome too! masks recommended organized by @iffybooks @bee__daddy @freshlittlesalad

🌞 Closed Sunday, April 7th

Iffy Books 404 S. 20th St., Philadelphia, United States

We're closed Sunday, April 7th because we're traveling to see the eclipse. We apologize for the inconvenience! Photo credit

📚 Philly Socialists Reading Group: ‘Hinterland: America’s New Landscape of Class and Conflict’ by Phil A. Neel (through chapter 4)

Iffy Books 404 S. 20th St., Philadelphia, United States

(Rescheduled from March 31st) We’ll finish discussing the book Hinterland: America’s New Landscape of Class and Conflict by Phil A. Neel. Email us at admin@phillysocialists.org for more details. This group is open to anyone committed to collective learning and liberation whether they are a member of Philly Socialists or not. We aim to tackle challenging […]

🚂 Model Internet Club

Iffy Books 404 S. 20th St., Philadelphia, United States

(Rescheduled from the 17th. Sorry about that!) The Model Internet Club meets again on Wednesday, April 10th, 5:00–7:30 p.m. Newcomers are welcome. The network is up and running! We now have a DHCP server, a DNS server with custom domain names, and handful of websites running as virtual hosts in Apache. And we now have […]

⚡️ Beginner Soldering Workshop

Iffy Books 404 S. 20th St., Philadelphia, United States

On Thursday, April 11th at 6:00 p.m. we’re running a soldering workshop for beginners! Anyone can attend for free, but you’ll need to buy a circuit board with components for $6 to complete the project. Here’s what’s included in the kit: 1 x Weevil-shaped PCB 2 x LEDs 1 x 47k Ohm resistor 1 x miniature photocell […]

🌺 Let’s Make Wildflower Seed Balls!

Iffy Books 404 S. 20th St., Philadelphia, United States

Stop by Iffy Books on Friday, April 12th from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. and make your own seed balls with native wildflower seeds. We’ll have plenty of supplies to share!

😻 Are you anarcho-curious?

Iffy Books 404 S. 20th St., Philadelphia, United States

Are you anarcho-curious? Bring your thoughts and questions to an open discussion! This is a joint event with Wooden Shoe Books.

🎤 Collide Zine Open Mic

Iffy Books 404 S. 20th St., Philadelphia, United States

Join us on Saturday, April 13th at 6 p.m. for an open mic reading from the folks at Collide Zine. Stay tuned for more details. In the meantime, stop by the shop and get issue 6 for $10!

🏄 IP Addressing Basics

Iffy Books 404 S. 20th St., Philadelphia, United States

Sunday, April 14th at 3:30 p.m. | A talk by Gaia Ever been curious as to how your home WiFi works? Maybe you've heard of an IP address, but don't really know where to start. Maybe you want to know why your IP address can tell a website where you live? If any of these […]

🩹 Bleeding Control Basics

Iffy Books 404 S. 20th St., Philadelphia, United States

Face masks required! Presented by Untitled Medical Collective in association with Philly 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 […]

✏️ The Writing Room

Iffy Books 404 S. 20th St., Philadelphia, United States

Come co-work with other writers in three 40-minute units of silent writing. Writers and projects of any type welcome. 10-minute breaks and accountability check-ins between units. BYO coffee, water, computer chargers, notepads, etc.

🔓 TOOOL Lock Picking Meetup

Iffy Books 404 S. 20th St., Philadelphia, United States

The third Thursday of every month from 6–8 p.m. we host a meetup run by the Philadelphia Chapter of the Open Organization of Lockpickers. > Come join us for our monthly open pick night at Iffy Books! Whether you’re a novice who just stumbled upon LockpickingLawyer, a seasoned safecracker, or somewhere in between, come join […]

📻 Software-Defined Radio Demo Day

Iffy Books 404 S. 20th St., Philadelphia, United States

On Saturday, April 20th we'll spend all day scanning through the RF spectrum with a software-defined radio device and a large discone antenna. We don't have a plan, aside from exploring and listening all day. Stop by any time! Here's our zine on software-defined radio. Image source