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LEAP | DIY

Wed, February 21, 2018 4:30 P.M.
Thomas F. Donatucci, Sr. Library

Get your hands dirty with Maker projects, building challenges, snack-making, robots, and more! Materials provided. This program is part of LEAP (Literacy Enrichment Afterschool Program) that provides homework help and literacy activities offered for grades K-12 while school is in session.

Young Adult LEAP Crafts & Hobbies

Tune in, Rock Out!

Wed, February 21, 2018 4:30 P.M.
Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library

Join Ali Richardson and check out music from the sixties, seventies, and today--then compose your own beats and sounds!

School Age Preschool Other Great Programs One Book, One Philadelphia Children Music One Book, One Philadelphia

Marie Maynard Daly Chemistry Fun!

Wed, February 21, 2018 4:30 P.M.
Eastwick Library

Learn about African American chemist and scientist Marie Maynard Daly. Learn some chemistry and have fun conducting various chemistry activities! 

School Age Black History Month African American Children STEM

Dance to the Music

Wed, February 21, 2018 5:00 P.M.
Haverford Library

Try your hand—or rather—feet, at some dance steps of the 1960s and ‘70s, and see their influence on how you and your friends dance today! 

School Age Family Programs One Book, One Philadelphia One Book, One Philadelphia

Let’s Speak English! | For International Adults

Wed, February 21, 2018 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

Book Discussion of Another Brooklyn

Wed, February 21, 2018 5:00 P.M.
Frankford Library

The Frankford Library will host a conversation about Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson, this year’s selection for One Book, One Philadelphia. Stop by soon to pick up your copy of the book! Quantities will be limited.

Adult Discussion and Participation One Book, One Philadelphia One Book, One Philadelphia

Oscar Fever

Wed, February 21, 2018 5:30 P.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

Please join us for a screening of one of this year’s Oscar nominated films, and share your predictions for the winners of the 2018 Academy Awards. This program will be held in the meeting room on the library’s lower level and we regret there is no elevator.

Adult Film Screening Movies & Television

Chess Club

Wed, February 21, 2018 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, February 21, 2018 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

Craft & Chat

Wed, February 21, 2018 5:30 P.M.
Ramonita G. de Rodriguez Library

Do you crochet, knit, cross-stitch, or do other kinds of handwork? Are you learning a new kind of craft? Please join our weekly Craft & Chat at the Rodriguez Library! Bring ongoing projects or start a new one. Limited supplies of certain materials are available.   For more information,…

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

Microsoft Excel Intermediate

Wed, February 21, 2018 5:45 P.M.
Northeast Regional Library

Learn how to format text, create tables and work with rows and columns beyond a beginner level.  This class is offered on a first come, first served basis. We encourage attendees to come 15 minutes before the start of the class to get a registration ticket at the reference desk, in the…

Adult Computer Classes Computers

In Conversation with the Rosenbach: Kermit Roosevelt on Federalist Paper No. 46

Wed, February 21, 2018 6:00 P.M.
The Rosenbach

Federalist Paper No. 46 and the Relationship Between the States and the Nation Kermit Roosevelt will focus on Federalist Paper No. 46 as a means of addressing the failure of the authors of The Federalist Papers (and the drafters of the Constitution) to foresee…

Adult Young Adult Senior Other Great Programs Speakers and Lectures Government Information Politics Rosenbach Museum & Library History

Knitting and Crocheting Circle

Wed, February 21, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Charles Santore Library

This is an informal get together for neighborhood people who knit and crochet. Due to popular demand, this program now meets weekly.  

Adult Family Programs Crafts & Hobbies Crochet Knitting

Conversational ESL

Wed, February 21, 2018 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

Mental Health, Trauma, and the African American Community: A Panel Discussion

Wed, February 21, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library

Join in a conversation about mental health issues in the African American community, including the impacts of traumatic experiences, disparity in access to mental health care, and the stigma around mental illnesses.  The panel, moderated by Jaynay Johnson, Co-founder of the Black Brain…

Adult Speakers and Lectures Career Workshops Black History Month One Book, One Philadelphia One Book, One Philadelphia

English Classes

Wed, February 21, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Tacony Library

Free English Classes in Tacony for New Americans provided by the IndoChinese-American Council  Call 215-457-0272 ext 108 to register. Special assistance for adult students to help their children with school work and enrolling young children in daycare and school. All levels welcome! Note:…

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

Civil War Medicine: What went right?

Wed, February 21, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Fumo Family Library

The American Civil War marked the violent birth of modern medicine. One million casualties would change the face of medicine. "Civil War Medicine" is a four-part documentary series currently in production. This lecture is presented by South Philadelphia resident, Carole…

Adult Health Programs Health

The Nonprofit Nerds Guide to Freelancing - A Freelance February Event

Wed, February 21, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Regional Foundation Center at Parkway Central Library

What we'll do Are you a freelancer interested in working with mission-driven organizations? Is your nonprofit organization trying to hire a freelancer for short-term or long-term collaborations? Then you're in luck - this presentation is for freelancers AND the nonprofits that want to…

Adult Discussion and Participation Speakers and Lectures Workshops and Enrichment RFC Program Calendar Fundraising Nonprofit Jobs & Job Seekers

Bilingual Storytime/Lectura de Cuentos Bilingüe

Wed, February 21, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Frankford Library

Spanish/English storytime. For children and their parents.  Stories read by Librarian Mr.Pagán. Para niños y sus padres. Leido por el bibliotecario Sr. Pagán.   

Preschool Toddler New Americans Family Programs Storytimes Children Bilingual Programs

Read, Baby, Read Walkers & Talkers Pajama Storytime

Wed, February 21, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Richmond Library

Dance, wiggle and sing along in our fun storytime for young independent movers. For children ages 12 months to 24 months with caregiver. Childcares and groups, please call the library to make an appointment. Pajamas optional. Read, Baby, Read is a series of fun programs for babies, toddlers and…

Toddler Baby Family Programs Storytimes Children
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