🧸 Toy Quieting Workshop

Iffy Books 319 N. 11th St. #2I, Philadelphia, PA

Does your kid have a toy that's so loud it's driving you up the wall? Are you just curious about electronics and sound? Join us January 7th at 1 p.m. for a hands-on workshop on how to quiet or silence kids' electronic toys. Bring an electronic toy to modify and we'll walk you through the […]

✏️ The Writing Room at Iffy Books

Iffy Books 319 N. 11th St. #2I, 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!

💻 Command Line Beginners Meetup

Iffy Books 319 N. 11th St. #2I, Philadelphia, PA

On Thursday, January 12th from 6–8 p.m. we’ll host a meetup for folks who are learning about the command line. Bring a laptop if you have one! Any OS is fine: macOS, Windows, or Linux. This will be an informal meetup, without a set program or start time. We’ll have a few command-line experts on […]

🎉 Spacewarming Party on the Second Floor

Iffy Books 319 N. 11th St. #2I, Philadelphia, PA

On Friday, January 13th we're having a party in our new space. It's bigger, with windows! We're in the same building, on the second floor in 2I. Stay tuned for more details.

Workshop: Spread ideas with a pocket wi-fi portal

Iffy Books 319 N. 11th St. #2I, Philadelphia, PA

On Saturday, January 14th (3:30–5:30 p.m.) we're running our workshop Spread ideas with a pocket wi-fi portal. You'll learn to program a Wemos D1 development board (based on an ESP8266 chip) to make a wi-fi access point with a web server. Anyone who connects to the wi-fi network will see a web page made by […]

⚡️ Beginner Circuit Workshop

Iffy Books 319 N. 11th St. #2I, Philadelphia, PA

On Sunday, January 15th at 3:30 p.m. we’re hosting an electronics workshop for beginners! We’ll use A Beginner’s Guide to Circuits by Øyvind Nydal Dahl as our guide. This workshop is free to attend, but you'll need to buy an electronics kit for $10 to complete the projects. The kit contains the parts you'll need to […]

✏️ The Writing Room at Iffy Books

Iffy Books 319 N. 11th St. #2I, 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!

Bleeding Control Basics

Iffy Books 319 N. 11th St. #2I, 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 […]

🔊 Cassette + Vinyl Digitization Clinic

Iffy Books 319 N. 11th St. #2I, Philadelphia, PA

On Saturday, January 21st we’re running an audio digitization clinic! Bring a cassette tape or record from noon to 7 p.m. and we’ll help you make a digital copy. If you bring a laptop, we'll show you how to do it yourself. We'll also have a computer available to share. Sign up for for a […]

💾🌾 Permacomputing Meetup

Iffy Books 319 N. 11th St. #2I, Philadelphia, PA

We're hosting a permacomputing meetup on Sunday, January 22nd at 1:00 PM EST. You can join us in person at Iffy Books (319 N. 11th St. #2I, PHL) or via Jitsi audio stream. ➡️ Jitsi Stream Link Here's a recording from our December Meetup: https://kolektiva.media/w/84RnX8VkpePQsG3P7Kt9Jv

💻 Command Line Beginners Meetup

On Tuesday, February 7th from 6–8 p.m. we’ll host a meetup for folks who want to learn more about the command line. Bring a laptop if you have one! Any OS is fine: macOS, Windows, or Linux. This will be an informal meetup, without a set program or start time. We’ll have a few command-line […]

📚 Reading Group: ‘Too Like the Lightning’ by Ada Palmer

Iffy Books 319 N. 11th St. #2I, Philadelphia, PA

For our January reading group, we'll discuss Ada Palmer's Too Like the Lightning, a utopian vision of a world that has radically reimagined, among other things, transportation, citizenship, and communication. See you Wednesday, January 25th at 7 p.m.! This event is free. Donations accepted.

Game Night: Solarpunk Futures

Iffy Books 319 N. 11th St. #2I, Philadelphia, PA

On Thursday, January 26th at 6:30 p.m. we'll play a round of the tabletop storytelling game Solarpunk Futures.Solarpunk Futures is a storytelling game where players imagine the pathways to a desirable world from the perspective of a utopian future. Players use a deck of cards to remember Ancestors and work together using Tools and Values to overcome a set of real-world Challenges. Through […]

Philadelphia Creators Meetup

Iffy Books 319 N. 11th St. #2I, Philadelphia, PA

A new meetup for creators in Philly! You can find more info on Facebook: Philadelphia Creators Meetup

✏️ The Writing Room at Iffy Books

Iffy Books 319 N. 11th St. #2I, Philadelphia, PA

Wednesdays 5–8PM (except the last week of the month) 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 + TOOOL Meetup

Iffy Books 319 N. 11th St. #2I, Philadelphia, PA

The Philly 2600 meetup will be at Iffy Books on Friday, February 3rd, starting around 6:00 p.m. > The Philly 2600 meeting is a monthly gathering of local hackers, phreaks, nerds, geeks, activists, tinkerers, developers, infosec professionals, and other interesting people. We're also hosting a meetup for the Philadelphia Chapter of the Open Organization of […]

🧲 Data Destruction Day

Iffy Books 319 N. 11th St. #2I, Philadelphia, PA

On Saturday, February 4th we're hosting a data destruction event at Iffy Books. Join us at 1 p.m. for a workshop on several command-line tools for securely deleting data on magnetic drives (shred, wipe, and srm). We'll also discuss full-disk encryption. Bring a laptop and/or external hard drive for hands-on practice! From 2 p.m. to […]

🔊 Make your own MP3 boombox

Iffy Books 319 N. 11th St. #2I, Philadelphia, PA

Join us at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, February 5th and make your own MP3 boombox! We'll use the DFPlayer Mini MP3 player board (below), which has an SD card slot and a built-in 3-watt amplifier. You'll set up the MP3 player controls on a breadboard, connect speakers and a battery, and mount everything in a […]

Philly ABC Letter Writing for Alex Stokes

Iffy Books 319 N. 11th St. #2I, Philadelphia, PA

Philly ABC is back with our regular letter-writing events this month featuring Alex Stokes, an antifascist prisoner sentenced to 20 years for defending himself and others from armed Proud Boys at the New York State Capitol on January 6th. Alex is a journalist and artist from Albany, NY. He began documenting social unrest in 2014, […]