✏️ 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!

🌱 The Very Basics of Seed Saving with Goda Trakumaite

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

Learn how to gather, clean and store seeds from your favorite plants so you can grow them again next season! We’ll cover introductory info about what’s interesting and important to consider when saving seeds, and work hands on with plants like tomatoes, squash, and common herbs. Led by Goda Trakumaite, a gardener and farmer with […]

💾🌾 Permacomputing Meetup

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

Our September permacomputing meetup is on Sunday, 9/18 at 1:00 PM EDT. Join us in person at Iffy Books (319 N. 11th St. #3E, PHL) or via Jitsi audio stream. ➡️ Jitsi Stream Link  

📚 Postponed! Multispecies Cities: Solarpunk Urban Futures

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

We're postponing the reading group until next month. We apologize for the inconvenience! ➡️ Link to the new event page On Wednesday, September 21st, 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 […]

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 […]

🕳 Networks of Philly with Mike Dank

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

On Saturday, September 24th at 2 p.m., Mike Dank will give a presentation on the hidden internet infrastructure that surrounds us in Philly. Hope to see you there! ➡️ Link to video ➡️ Link to slides Philadelphia’s network infrastructure is messy, clumsy, and often unseen by the general public. Wandering the streets, you may get […]

✏️ 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!

Security Culture for Activists Workshop at FDR Meadows

FDR Meadows Picnic Grove 1954 Pattison Ave. at PDF Park, Philadelphia, PA

At this workshop we’ll discuss strategies for maintaining privacy when working on activist projects. We’ll focus on ways location data from your phone can be used against you, and how to keep you and your friends safe. ➡️ This workshop is part of Meadowfest, a series of events at the FDR Meadows from September 24th […]

✏️ 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! ➡️ Video link  

✏️ 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

Opening Reception for “Selective Attention: Interventions into the Computational Gaze”

Annenberg School for Communication 3620 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA

"Selective Attention: Interventions into the Computational Gaze" Featuring the work of Kelsey Halliday Johnson, Lisa Marie Patzer and Roopa Vasudevan Opening reception: October 18, 2022 5:15pm – 7:00pm Annenberg School for Communication, Room 500 3620 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA The opening reception is open to the public. More event info here. Algorithms and computation are […]

🦜 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:

Tabling at WOPR Summit & Opening at 5 p.m.

Mazur Hall at Temple University 1835 N 12th St, Philadelphia, PA

Iffy Books will be tabling at WOPR Summit 0x01 on Friday, October 21st. We'll be there roughly 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. That means our shop at 319 N. 11th St. will open at 5 p.m. instead of 2 p.m. Sorry for the inconvenience! We'll be open until 9 p.m. > WOPR Summit is an […]

☀️ 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 solar-powered musical instruments. Each participant will receive a free kit with a breadboard, solar panel, and all the required components. You can enter The Rail Park at N. 13th and Noble St. (wheelchair accessible) or enter at the […]

✏️ 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!