🎉 DVAA Everyday Futures Fest Block Party

Da Vinci Art Alliace 704 Catharine St., Philadelphia, PA, United States

We'll be at the Everyday Futures Fest Block Party on Sunday, April 23rd, 12–5 p.m. at 7th and Catharine St. See you there!

✏️ The Writing Room at Iffy Books

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

Wednesdays 5–8 p.m. (5–7 p.m. the last Wednesday 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.

📚 Reading Group: ‘The Three-Body Problem’ by Cixin Liu

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

On Wednesday, April 26th at 7:00 p.m. we'll meet to discuss the novel The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu. Stop by Iffy Books and get a paperback copy for $17.99, or get the audiobook at Libro.fm.

⚡️ Chip Set: A DIY Electronics Meetup

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

Chip Set is a DIY electronics meetup at Iffy Books on the second and fourth Thursday of every month. If you’re interested in circuits, microcontrollers, and/or single-board computers, stop by and make some friends! All ages and skill levels are welcome, including total newbies. This is an informal meetup, without a set topic or agenda. Feel free […]

Collide Zine Live Reading + Open Mic

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

Join us for a night to celebrate COLLIDE zine's third issue at Iffy Books in the Vox Populi Art Gallery building in Chinatown. Enjoy light refreshments and Iffy's charming new space which hosts monthly events for avant-garde artists, poets and internet techies! Open-mic sign-ups will be available for anyone that wants to read from the […]

❤️ No Arena in the Heart of Our City Rally [Postponed ’til 6/10]

10th and Vine St. 10th and Vine St., Philadelphia, PA, United States

Postponed until June 10th due to rain! Mark your calendar! Chinatown has survived for 150 years because we fought to be here. Chinatown is one of the few remaining communities of color and low-income communities in Center City. We are here to stay. Join us on 4/29 6/10, 11 AM, at 10th and Vine. RSVP […]

Meshtastic 101

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

On Sunday, April 30th at 6:00 p.m. we're hosting an introduction to Meshtastic, an application that lets you send private text messages over the air using pocket-sized LoRa radios. Here's a link to our zine on LoRa + Meshtastic from 2022. (We're currently updating it.) If you have a LoRa radio (or reserve one below), […]

✏️ The Writing Room at Iffy Books

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

Wednesdays 5–8 p.m. (5–7 p.m. the last Wednesday 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.

Network-Wide Ad Blocking with Dave Slinger

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

On Thursday, May 4th at 6:30 p.m. we're hosting a presentation on network-wide ad blocking with Pi-hole and AdGuard Home. Dave Slinger will show you how to get started and answer all your questions. Register:      

🔒 First Friday Philly TOOOL Meetup

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

On Friday, May 5th at 6 p.m. we're hosting a meetup run by the Philadelphia Chapter of the Open Organization of Lockpickers. > Come join us for our monthly First Friday 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 […]

Iglesias Garden May Day

Cesar Andreu Iglesias Garden 425 Arlington St., Philadelphia, PA, United States

We'll be at the Iglesias Garden May Day celebration on May 6th. See you there! 🚨¡ guarde la fecha para nuestra primera fiesta del año! 🚨(English below) SABADO 6 DE MAYO 12-5pm celebraremos el día del trabajado en Iglesias Garden! Un evento gratis con actividades para toda la familia. Den una vuelta para una tarde […]

📘 West Philly Spring Zine Fest

The Rotunda 4014 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA, United States

We'll be at the Rotunda with a table full of zines and books on Saturday, May 6th. New Zine Show Incoming! West Philly Spring Zine Fest is happening at The Rotunda on Saturday May 6 from 1-5! Organized by Philly Soapbox, over 50 vendors, admission is FREE! Come out and Support the Philly Zine Community!

☀️ Make a Solar Zoetrope

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

Join us on Sunday, May 7th at 1:00 p.m. and make your own solar-powered zoetrope! This workshop is suitable for beginners and kids. No experience necessary. A zoetrope is one of several pre-film animation devices that produce the illusion of motion by displaying a sequence of drawings or photographs showing progressive phases of that motion. […]

✏️ The Writing Room at Iffy Books

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

Wednesdays 5–8 p.m. (5–7 p.m. the last Wednesday 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.

⚡️ Chip Set: A DIY Electronics Meetup

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

Chip Set is a DIY electronics meetup at Iffy Books on the second and fourth Thursday of each month. If you’re interested in circuits, microcontrollers, and/or single-board computers, stop by and make some friends! All ages and skill levels are welcome, including total newbies. This is an informal meetup, without a set topic or agenda. Feel […]

🎤 Fast Forward Open Mic

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

Friday, May 12, 7:00–9:00pm hosted by Dream Poet for Hire With featured performances by: Alex Smith Line on Some Trip (L.O.S.T.) and Cameron Stuart Accessibility: 1st Floor is up 5 stairs, Iffy Books is on 2nd floor by elevator

☀️🔋 Let’s Make a Solar-Powered Chat Network

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

We're looking for help to build a wireless, solar-powered chat network across the Philly area! Are you interested in learning about off-grid solar power? Do you have a sunny place on your roof, in your yard, or near an upstairs window where you can leave a small radio transceiver? This workshop may be for you! […]

🚂 Model Internet Club

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

The Model Internet Club meets again on Saturday, May 13th at 5 p.m. Our goal is to build an offline network for fun and learning. We’ll have routers, switches, servers, and plenty of Ethernet on hand. For this month's meeting, we're asking folks to make websites ahead of time that they can share on the network. […]

☀️🔋 Let’s Make a Solar-Powered Chat Network (overflow workshop)

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

On Sunday, May 14th at 1:00 p.m. we'll re-run our workshop 'Let’s Make a Solar-Powered Chat Network' for anyone who didn't make it to the workshop the day before. We don't have funding for this event, so you'll need to buy a solar chat node kit from the shop (details below) or bring your own […]

PHL Virtual Meshtastic Meetup

Jitsi Meet (iffybooks.club)

We’re hosting a virtual meetup on Tuesday, May 16th at 7 p.m. to help Meshtastic users get connected. Our goal is to make a wireless chat network across the PHL area using low-power LoRa radios. ➡️ Jitsi Meet Link To join the Meshtastic chat, you’ll need a LoRa radio such as a Heltec LoRa32, LILYGO LoRa32, or LILYGO T-Beam. Here’s a full list of compatible devices. If […]

✏️ The Writing Room at Iffy Books

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

Wednesdays 5–8 p.m. (5–7 p.m. the last Wednesday 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.

⚡️ Beginner Soldering Workshop

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

On Thursday, March 30th 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 […]

📡 Meshtastic 101

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

On Friday, May 19th at 6:00 p.m. we're hosting an introduction to Meshtastic, an application that lets you send private text messages over the air using pocket-sized LoRa radios. Here's a link to our updated zine on LoRa + Meshtastic. (We're still working on it; we'll post a PDF version soon.) If you have a […]

🪡 Hands-On Darning Workshop

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

On Saturday, May 20th at 1:00 p.m. we’re hosting a darning workshop and mending session. Total beginners welcome! Register:

💾🌾 Iffy Books Permacomputing Meetup

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

Our next permacomputing meetup is on Sunday, May 21st at 1:00 PM EDT. You can join us in person at Iffy Books (319 N. 11th St. #2I, PHL) or via Jitsi audio stream. ➡️ Jitsi Stream Link From Permacomputing.net: Permacomputing is a more sustainable approach to computer and network technology inspired by permaculture. Permacomputing is […]

Bleeding Control Basics

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

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 information to as […]

✏️ The Writing Room at Iffy Books

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

Wednesdays 5–8 p.m. (5–7 p.m. the last Wednesday 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.

⚡️ Chip Set: A DIY Electronics Meetup

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

Chip Set is a DIY electronics meetup at Iffy Books on the second and fourth Thursday of each month. If you’re interested in circuits, microcontrollers, and/or single-board computers, stop by and make some friends! All ages and skill levels are welcome, including total newbies. This is an informal meetup, without a set topic or agenda. Feel […]

📙 Sebastian Castillo & Caroline Rayner Book Release

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

Please join us to celebrate the release of Salmon and The Moan Wilds on May 25th at 7:30 p.m. With readings by Sebastian Castillo, Caroline Rayner, Ted Rees, Oscar d'Artois & Alina Pleskova. Hosted by Lucy K. Shaw.

💻 Router Hack Day & Used Electronics Sale

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

• Command for opening serial connection with router: minicom -D /dev/ttyUSB0 -c on • Firmware download for Tenda FH1206 router • Docker command for decompressing firmware with unblob: docker run \ --rm \ --pull always \ -v /Users/iffybooks/Documents/Router_firmware/output:/data/output \ -v /Users/iffybooks/Documents/Router_firmware/input:/data/input \ ghcr.io/onekey-sec/unblob:latest --report firmware_reoirt.json /data/input/firmware.bin • Jim's unsqhashfs instructions On May 27th we're spending the […]

🎥 Machines in Flames (2022)

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

On Saturday, 5/27 we're screening the film Machines in Flames at 8 p.m., followed by a virtual Q&A with the filmmakers. Machines in Flames (2022, 50min) finds a secret history of destruction by following the footsteps of a clandestine group of French computer workers from the 1980s. In 1980s Toulouse, an elusive group began bombing […]

📙 A Poetry Reading with John DeWitt, Mark Francis Johnson & Rosa van Hensbergen

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

Hi all! I'm kind of feeling this "cold month of May" thing, reminds me of one of my favorite Cocteau Twins tracks. That said, anticipate a HOT HOT reading in the early evening of Sunday, May 28th, at Philadelphia's fabulous Iffy Books. I'm really humbled to be hosting some of my favorite poets! John DeWitt is a […]

📡 Virtual Meshtastic Meetup

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

We’re hosting a virtual meetup on Tuesday, June 30th at 7 p.m. to help Meshtastic users get connected. Our goal is to make a wireless chat network across the PHL area using low-power LoRa radios. To join the network, you’ll need a LoRa radio such as a Heltec LoRa32, LILYGO LoRa32, or LILYGO T-Beam. Here’s a full list of compatible devices. ➡️ Join the meetup