Posts by Jennifer W. (20)

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Social dancing is back in a big way! The popularity of line dancing in recent years has renewed interest in choreographed dance and ushered in a renaissance of partner dancing. Did you know that… continue reading Can You Bop? Join Us for New Dance Classes!

By written by Jennifer W.    May 24, 2017    20

Our libraries have a full lineup of programs and activities this February to celebrate the rich intellectual and cultural contributions made by the African American community. We have everything… continue reading How Will You Celebrate Black History Month?

By written by Jennifer W.    January 24, 2017    3

Season's Greetings! We're back after the Thanksgiving holiday (and still eating delicious leftovers : ) Hanukkah , Winter Solstice , Christmas , Kwanzaa , and New Years are all up on the… continue reading December 2014 Early Literacy Calendar

By written by Jennifer W.    December 1, 2014   

If there are robust colors bursting from trees, the sun is setting earlier, and you are breaking out your sweaters, then it must be November! Some traditional and unique holidays this month that… continue reading November 2014 Early Literacy Calendar

By written by Jennifer W.    November 3, 2014   

The air is filled with a crisp Autumn breeze as it flips the calendar page to October. Traditional and unique holidays this month include World Smile Day the first Friday of the month, the Jewish… continue reading October 2014 Early Literacy Calendar

By written by Jennifer W.    October 1, 2014   

We hope everyone had a great summer! The weather has been amazing here in Philadelphia with lots of fun outdoor activities, but just because we've flipped the calendar page doesn't mean… continue reading September 2014 Early Literacy Calendar

By written by Jennifer W.    September 2, 2014   

The summer season is in full swing now and our newest Early Literacy calendar has plenty of fun activities to keep you and your young ones busy all summer long! We are so close to reaching our… continue reading August 2014 Early Literacy Calendar

By written by Jennifer W.    July 31, 2014   

The summer season is in full swing now and our newest Early Literacy calendar has plenty of fun activities to keep you and your young ones busy all summer long! If you haven't already, you can… continue reading July 2014 Early Literacy Calendar

By written by Jennifer W.    July 1, 2014   

The calendar has flipped over to a new month so that means it's time for a new set of Early Literacy activities and links from the Free Library of Philadelphia's children's librarians!… continue reading June 2014 Early Literacy Calendar

By written by Jennifer W.    June 2, 2014   

It's the first of the month so that means it's time for a new Early Literacy calendar from the Free Library of Philadelphia's children's librarians! The month of May is full of fun… continue reading May 2014 Early Literacy Calendar

By written by Jennifer W.    April 30, 2014   

Spring has sprung! Hooray! And what better way to celebrate the end of winter and the refreshing shot of warm weather than with a new Early Literacy calendar, on International Children's Book… continue reading April 2014 Early Literacy Calendar

By written by Jennifer W.    April 2, 2014   

Is it Spring yet?! Even if Old Man Winter won't leave Philadelphia, we can at least "Spring Forward" with warm-minded and sunshine-themed activities, arts and crafts, books, and… continue reading March 2014 Early Literacy Calendar

By written by Jennifer W.    February 27, 2014   

Do you know a child who will be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2014? If you do, it is time to enroll for Kindergarten! The School District of Philadelphia is currently enrolling children… continue reading Kindergarten, Here I Come!

By written by Jennifer W.    February 6, 2014   

With the woeful winter weather we've been having so far this year in Philadelphia, you and the children in your life may have come down with major cases of cabin fever. What better way to… continue reading February 2014 Early Literacy Calendar

By written by Jennifer W.    January 31, 2014   

Happy New Year! We're back after the holidays and ready to kick off a brand new year of great Early Literacy programs and events that emphasis Reading, Writing, Talking, Singing, and Playing.… continue reading January 2014 Early Literacy Calendar

By written by Jennifer W.    January 2, 2014   

Autumn is in full swing, full of colorful leaves and brisk air, and with it the November Early Literacy Calendar from the Free Library of Philadelphia's children's librarians! This… continue reading November 2013 Early Literacy Calendar

By written by Jennifer W.    November 7, 2013   

We invite you to Discover the World @ your library. Kids, teens, and adults can sign up for the summer reading game at your local Free Library branch. You earn prizes for reading and participating… continue reading Summer fun starts at The Free Library!

By written by Jennifer W.    May 26, 2011    4

Books Aloud! is the Free Library’s early literacy program. The goal of the program is to encourage parents and child care providers to READ, SING, PLAY, TALK, and WRITE with children in the… continue reading Early Literacy Sparks Life Long Learning

By written by Jennifer W.    February 1, 2011    4

This Sunday, January 30, Wonder Spark Puppets will visit the library to present the classic tale Little Red Riding Hood. The puppet show will begin at 2:00 p.m. in the Montgomery Auditorium. This… continue reading Puppet Show!

By written by Jennifer W.    January 25, 2011   

The Sundays on Stage fall season got off to a stellar start on October 4, when the Philadelphia Capoeira Arts Center performed the unique Afro-Brazilian art form known as Capoeira. The… continue reading Sundays on Stage

By written by Jennifer W.    October 4, 2010    4