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Let’s Speak English! | For International Adults

Wed, January 16, 2019 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

PAWS for Reading—Read with Sophie!

Wed, January 16, 2019 5:30 P.M.
Ramonita G. de Rodriguez Library

Readers of all ages and stages are invited to read aloud to a well-trained therapy animal in order to improve their reading and communication skills. Since pets don’t correct mistakes, there is no pressure to “perform” and reading becomes a fun, positive, enjoyable experience.…

School Age Family Programs Children Family Literacy PAWS Read to a Dog

FAFSA Night

Wed, January 16, 2019 5:30 P.M.
Whitman Library

Learn why high school seniors need the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) to go to college, what the FAFSA does, and how to complete it. Ask questions and talk about myths around FAFSA. You’ll have a chance to complete it with your student and an experienced coach! If you…

Adult Young Adult Workshops and Enrichment Teens

Kids' Chess Club

Wed, January 16, 2019 5:30 P.M.
Walnut Street West

Join other kids (ages 6-18), to learn and play chess. Wednesdays from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Applications are available upstairs on the Second Floor. Adult volunteers needed!  Contact: wswlibraryfriends@gmail.com. Programming coordinated through The Friends of Walnut Street West Library.

Young Adult School Age Other Great Programs Chess

Fantasy Roleplaying Club

Wed, January 16, 2019 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

Read, Baby, Read Walkers and Talkers Pajama Storytime

Wed, January 16, 2019 6:00 P.M.
Richmond Library

Dance, wiggle, and sing along in our fun storytime for young independent movers. All programs are for children ages birth through 24 months and their caregivers. Siblings welcome.  Read, Baby, Read is a series of fun programs for babies, toddlers and their families, using new…

Toddler Baby Family Programs Storytimes Children Family

Writing Assistance

Wed, January 16, 2019 6:00 P.M.
Charles Santore Library

Do you want to make your resume stand out, or put the finishing touches on college essay?   Or, maybe you need help filling out forms.  Never fear! Faculty members from the University of Pennsylvania will be on hand to help, on Wednesday evenings.  Drop by!

Adult Young Adult Career Workshops

Conversational ESL

Wed, January 16, 2019 6:00 P.M.
Walnut Street West

Join our new Conversation Group at the Walnut Street West Library to practice your English language skills in a relaxed and informal setting. 

Adult Young Adult Senior New Americans New Americans ESL

Sit and Stitch

Wed, January 16, 2019 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

Know Your Courts! Landlord/Tenant Court

Wed, January 16, 2019 6:00 P.M.
Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library

Going to Housing Court can be an overwhelming experience both for landlords and tenants. This presentation will help build knowledge and confidence by guiding you through the process. It will cover how a case gets to court, courtroom etiquette, what happens in the courtroom, and the physical…

Adult Young Adult Senior Discussion and Participation

Knitting and Crocheting Circle

Wed, January 16, 2019 6:00 P.M.
Charles Santore Library

Join us for an informal get together for neighborhood people who knit and crochet.  Due to popular demand, this program now meets every week.  Bring a project to work on with us.  

Adult Young Adult Senior Arts and Crafts Programs Other Great Programs Crochet Knitting

Discover Philadelphia's Great Trees

Wed, January 16, 2019 6:00 P.M.
Chestnut Hill Library

You are invited to explore, discover, discern, learn & appreciate this talk, as part of our 2019 Speaker Series. Aborist and author Edward "Ned" Barnard, with co-author and landscape designer Catriona Brige, present highlights from a new field guide to our urban woodland, published…

Adult Young Adult Senior Speakers and Lectures Environment & Nature Philadelphia

PDPH Overdose Awareness & Reversal Training

Wed, January 16, 2019 6:30 P.M.
Holmesburg Library

With Philadelphia, and the nation, in the grips of an opioid overdose crisis, the Philadelphia Department of Public Health is now offering FREE training on overdose awareness and overdose reversal using naloxone, or Narcan. This training will teach you concrete actions you can take to help…

Adult Community Events Health Programs Health and Wellness Health

Webinar: Financing Options for Small Businesses

Wed, January 16, 2019 6:30 P.M.
Business Resource and Innovation Center at Parkway Central Library

This Small Business Administration  (SBA) training exercise is an introduction to financing options for your business.Topics include: determining your financial needs, loans, grants, venture capital, angel investors, crowd funding and other financial options available to small…

Adult Business Speakers and Lectures Philadelphia Business & Entrepreneurs

Friends of Whitman Library Meeting

Wed, January 16, 2019 6:30 P.M.
Whitman Library

Curious about getting involved with your library? The Friends of the Whitman Library will be holding their monthly meeting. This meeting is free and open to the public, new friends are welcome. Topics to be discussed are library advocacy, our letter writing campaign, future programming and…

Adult Community Events

ESL Conversation Group

Wed, January 16, 2019 6:30 P.M.
Charles Santore Library

This group is a great way to practice speaking everyday English.  ALL are welcome.

Adult Young Adult Senior New Americans New Americans ESL - English as a Second Language

English Language Circle

Wed, January 16, 2019 6:30 P.M.
South Philadelphia Library

Join us for a free weekly conversation hour.  Build your confidence in speaking English while meeting other international adults, in a casual learning environment.

Adult New Americans New Americans ESL

Yoga

Wed, January 16, 2019 6:30 P.M.
Fishtown Community Library

Wipe away the stress of the week and get your body and mind ready for a relaxing weekend. Decompress, unwind, and relax and start your weekend off the right way. Brittany from Roots2Rise will be our instructor.      

Adult Young Adult Health Programs Body, Mind & Spirit Yoga

Author Talk: Bill Double

Wed, January 16, 2019 6:30 P.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

Author Bill Double will present his book Charles E. Hires and the Drink That Wowed a Nation, which is an effervescent biography of Charles Elmer Hires, the Philadelphia pharmacist who introduced root beer to the American public. Books will be available for purchase. Bill Double is a…

Adult Speakers and Lectures Philadelphia
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