Knitting and Biking and Magic, Oh My!

By Kate C. RSS Wed, July 5, 2017

When you think about a library and the sorts of events you might find scheduled between its walls, you may think of storytimes, lectures, maybe even job fairs and computer classes.

While the Free Library of Philadelphia’s 54 neighborhood library locations DO offer those things on a regular basis (and they’re AWESOME, at that), we also take pride in the many non-traditional, outside-the-box events that are offered in every nook and cranny of the city and that help to challenge our understanding of what the library can be used for. If you take a moment to peruse our ever-growing events calendar, you’ll see what we mean – there’s truly something for everyone!

Let’s take a look at just a sample:


The Free Library offers yoga classes at many locations for adults, teens, and children of all skill levels, taught by certified instructors. Grab your mat and come join in!


Always dreamed of gifting a friend or family member a sweater or scarf you made yourself? Of course you have! The Free Library offers knitting classes with materials available on-site for beginners or for those with experience looking to learn new techniques.

Read To A Dog

Many of our locations offer one-on-one sessions for children to practice their skills and gain confidence in a judgment-free environment by reading to a furry friend… a therapy dog!

Indego Bicycle Street Skills

Do you want to get out there and try Indego, but need to build a little more confidence in your city biking skills? The Free Library is home to 90-minute classes that equip attendees with the knowledge to start bicycling safely in Philadelphia, covering topics ranging from rules of the road to choosing a route and everything in between. No bike required!

Sign Language Storytime

Join us for stories, rhymes, and songs for children ages three to six years, featuring American Sign Language (ASL) Interpretation.

Tai Chi

With classes available for adults and seniors, the Free Library taps into the relaxing powers of Tai Chi, a gentle, slow-moving martial art form of exercise that helps to improve energy level and overall health.

See? The Free Library is the place to be! We hope to see you at an event soon!

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This is very exciting
eric nabinni - mars , new york
Wednesday, July 19, 2017