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English as a Second Language Class

Wed, July 26, 2017 4:30 P.M.
Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library

FREE English as a second language CLASSES 8 week course for non-native English speakers provided at no cost by West Philadelphia community members Please join us for more ESL classes and English tutoring this summer! Our classes are open to all nationalities and skill levels and are…

Adult Young Adult Senior New Americans Language Study ESL

The Paperbacks: Tween Book Club

Wed, July 26, 2017 5:00 P.M.
Fumo Family Library

A summer book club for kids ages 9-12. Our first title: Book the First of "A Series of Unfortunate Events" by Lemony Snicket.

Young Adult Other Great Programs Book Clubs Summer Reading 2017

Ask Randy!

Wed, July 26, 2017 5:00 P.M.
Charles Santore Library

Need help with your smartphone or tablet?  Stop in and ask Randy.

Adult Young Adult Computer Classes Computers Digital Media

Let’s Speak English! | For International Adults

Wed, July 26, 2017 5:00 P.M.
Independence Library

Join us for a weekly conversation hour and build your confidence in speaking English. Topics may include: small talk, holidays, customs, and common slang. You can practice speaking English in a casual and relaxed environment without examinations. You will be able to make friends with other…

Adult New Americans New Americans ESL

Teen Writers Club

Wed, July 26, 2017 5:30 P.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

In this six-week series of creative writing workshops for teens, we'll explore writing techniques and share our work in a supportive and fun environment. Please stop by the Reference Desk or call 215-685-6621 to sign up. Wednesday July 12 - Wednesday August 16, 5:30-7:00 pm

Young Adult Other Great Programs Summer Reading Teens

Fantasy Roleplaying Club

Wed, July 26, 2017 5:30 P.M.
Walnut Street West

CALLING ALL BRAVE WARRIORS AND WIZARDS! Are you interested in Dungeons & Dragons? Ever wanted to play a tabletop roleplaying game(RPG)? Unleash your inner-nerd and come play with us! This new group will meet weekly on Wednesday evenings from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. This is a basic introduction to…

Young Adult School Age Other Great Programs Games and Gaming

Wooden Block Party

Wed, July 26, 2017 6:00 P.M.
Richmond Library

Join us for a Wooden Block Party in the library. Children ages 6 and under and their caregivers are encouraged to build, create, and play!

Preschool Family Programs Storytimes Children Summer Reading Wooden Block Party

Sit and Stitch

Wed, July 26, 2017 6:00 P.M.
South Philadelphia Library

Join a circle of knitters and crocheters for an informal evening of needlecrafts.  Any skill level welcome, though formal instruction will not be guaranteed. All are welcome!

Adult Family Programs Crafts & Hobbies Crochet arts & crafts

West Philly Writers Workshop

Wed, July 26, 2017 6:00 P.M.
Walnut Street West

Blue Moon Fiction will be hosting a weekly creative writer's group for all ages. Each meeting will be a networking opportunity for published and aspiring writer's to socialize. Prompts and other inspirational writing aids will be provided.

Adult Young Adult Senior Discussion and Participation Workshops and Enrichment Literature Humanities

Family Book Club

Wed, July 26, 2017 6:00 P.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

Children entering grades 1-3 are invited to participate in our Family Book Club this summer, along with an adult family member of their choice. We will meet on the following Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m. to discuss the featured books, and also write our own stories over the summer, using Chris Van…

Adult School Age Family Programs Children Family Summer Reading Book Clubs

Intro to Excel

Wed, July 26, 2017 6:00 P.M.
South Philadelphia Library

Class covers how to format text, create tables & work with rows & columns.

Adult Computer Classes Computers

Fiber Craft Group

Wed, July 26, 2017 6:00 P.M.
Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library

Fiber artists are invited to join us every Wednesday from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  Bring your latest project and enjoy an evening of crafting and conversation with fellow artists. Assistance with knitting and crochet projects usually available. All skill levels welcome. 

Adult Young Adult Arts and Crafts Programs Art Crafts & Hobbies Crochet Knitting

Yoga for Adults

Wed, July 26, 2017 6:30 P.M.
Whitman Library

An inclusive yoga class for people of all skill levels and abilities. Mats are available, or you can bring your own. Wear something comfortable and come to the library for wellness, stretching, and relaxation.

Adult Family Programs Summer Reading Yoga

Randel McGee and his dragon friend, “Groark”

Wed, July 26, 2017 6:30 P.M.
Independence Library

Randel McGee and his dragon friend, “Groark” are a unique puppet/ventriloquist act providing stand-up comedy, original songs, and hilarious storytelling. Educator, author/artist, Randel and Groak have entertained children and adults across America and Asia! This program is in…

Young Adult School Age Family Programs Children Summer Reading

Sensory Storytime

Wed, July 26, 2017 6:30 P.M.
Torresdale Library

Enjoy preschool-level books, songs, and movement at a storytime geared for young people who have a hard time in groups or are sensitive to sensory overload. Attendees may be on the autistic spectrum, have ADD/ADHD, or other conditions. This program has limited space. Call 215-685-0494 to…

School Age Preschool Family Programs Storytimes Children Disabilites & Accessibility

Wednesday Art Workshop

Wed, July 26, 2017 7:00 P.M.
Tacony LAB (Library & Arts Building)

Enjoy a free evening art workshop for adults and older teens (age 16 and up).  This program runs in partnership with Mural Arts Philadelphia and the Mayfair Arts Initiative.  RSVP is required, by e-mail to tacony@muralarts.org.  For a schedule of workshops, please visit…

Adult Young Adult Senior Arts and Crafts Programs Art Tacony LAB

Spy Club

Thu, July 27, 2017 2:00 A.M.
Joseph E. Coleman Northwest Regional Library

Sharpen your spy skills, and learn some mysterious and exciting new tricks! Daycares, Camps and other groups - please call to set up your own special visit!

School Age Other Great Programs Summer Reading

Science in the Summer 2017 - Science of Sports!

Thu, July 27, 2017 10:00 A.M.
Blanche A. Nixon/Cobbs Creek Library

GSK Science in the Summer™ is a fun and free science education program sponsored by GSK and administered by The Franklin Institute, which introduces students to the wonderful and fascinating world of science. Through classes held in local public libraries and…

School Age Family Programs Science in the Summer Children Science

Science in the Summer 2017 - Science of Sports!

Thu, July 27, 2017 10:00 A.M.
Chestnut Hill Library

GSK Science in the Summer™ is a fun and free science education program sponsored by GSK and administered by The Franklin Institute, which introduces students to the wonderful and fascinating world of science. Through classes held in local public libraries and…

School Age Family Programs Science in the Summer Children Science

Open Computer Lab

Thu, July 27, 2017 10:00 A.M.
South Philadelphia Library

Visit the lab during this period to work on a special project or browse the internet. One-on-one assistance is available on a first-come, first served basis.

Adult Computer Classes Computers Technology
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