✏️ 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.

Philly 2600 Meetup + TOOOL Meetup

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

The Philly 2600 meetup will be at Iffy Books on Friday, April 7th, 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 Lockpickers: > Come join […]

☀️ Make a Solar Zoetrope

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

Join us on Saturday, April 8th 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. […]

🎤 A Reading with Steve Orth, Connie Yu, and Alexa Smith

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

On Saturday, April 8th we're hosting a poetry reading with Steve Orth, Connie Yu, and Alexa Smith. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., reading at 7:00. See you there!

⚡️ Intro to Surface Mount Soldering

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

On Sunday, April 9th at 6:00 p.m. we're hosting a workshop on surface mount soldering. This is an intermediate-level workshop, so it's best if you have some soldering experience already. If you have a soldering iron, we recommend bringing it. If not, we'll have some to share. Anyone can attend for free, but you'll need […]

🌳 Letter Writing for Forest Defenders in ATL

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

On Tuesday, April 11th at 6 p.m. we're writing letters to ATL forest defenders, in solidarity with the ATL Week of Resiliency. See you there!

Virtual Meshtastic Meetup

Jitsi Meet (iffybooks.club)

We're hosting a virtual meetup on Tuesday, April 11th at 7 p.m. to help Meshtastic users across Philly 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, […]

✏️ 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 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 […]

🚂 Model Internet Club

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

The Model Internet Club meets again on Friday, April 14th at 6 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. Last month we connected half a dozen computers to a switch, gave ourselves IP addresses with ip, and set up […]

🎤 Audio Recording Basics

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

On Saturday, April 15th at 3:30 p.m. we’re running a free workshop on the basics of recording audio. We’ll discuss mic technique, audio hardware, recording conditions, and software options. Everyone will get a chance to make a recording with Audacity and start editing with Reaper. We’ll have a computer available for everyone who signs up. Register: […]

💾🌾 Iffy Books Permacomputing Meetup

Our next permacomputing meetup is on Sunday, April 16th 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 From Permacomputing.net: Permacomputing is a more sustainable approach to computer and network technology inspired by permaculture. Permacomputing is both a […]

🧶 Learn to Crochet!

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

On Sunday, Sunday, April 16th at 3:30 p.m. we're hosting a crochet workshop for beginners. We'll have supplies to share, as well as yarn and crochet hooks for sale. Register: Photo CC-BY Connie

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.

💻 Hackers’ Assembly: Shodan for Defense

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

This month's topic will be "Shodan for Defense." The speaker for this month is Leonardo Serrano. Leonardo has spent the past 8 years running various events in the Philadelphia area and 5 years working in the security department of a small local ISP. In that time he's picked up a few tricks with Shodan and […]

Raise the Sun: A QTBIPOC Zine Workshop

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

Raise the Sun: A QTBIPOC Zine Workshop on Friday, April 21st, 2023 will combine the spirit of Iffy Books’s zine collection and the aesthetics of solarpunk. We will discuss our relationships with the sun across our cultures and identities. We will learn how to make our own zines to share those experiences as we imagine and […]

🌺 Let’s Make Wildflower Seed Balls!

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

Stop by Iffy Books on Saturday, April 22nd 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! This event is part of the DVAA Everyday Futures Fest. Registration: This event is free. Donations accepted. Photo CC-BY Kevan Davis

🎉 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 […]