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Story Jams at DiSilvestro

Mon, May 21, 2018 10:30 A.M.
South Philadelphia Library

Story Jams is a playgroup centered around play and positivity that includes storytime, music, dancing, and sensory exploration! This program is held outdoors at DiSilvestro Rec Center, enter on Morris St. behind the library. Rain dates TBD.  Follow Story Jams on Instagram @storyjams.  

School Age Preschool Family Programs Storytimes Children Book Bike

Software Programming for Kids

Mon, May 21, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Children's Department at Parkway Central Library

Join EPAM e-Kids - Software Programming Classes for Kids! EPAM Systems joins the Free Library to host software programming classes for children from 8 - 12 years old! The classes will introduce coding and programming, and will use Scratch, a drag-and-drop coding platform created in partnership…

School Age Computer Classes Family Programs Children Computers Education Games and Gaming Technology

Crafty Mondays

Mon, May 21, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Greater Olney Library

Come create something crafty at the library! Welcome to all children ages 6 and above.  Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult.

School Age Arts and Crafts Programs Children Crafts & Hobbies

Snake Party!

Mon, May 21, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Lovett Memorial Library

Snake expert Scott Prior will bring some of his large collection of favorite live snakes - all harmless!  He'll show us some interesting traits such as shedding skin, snake eggs, and a rattlesnake;s rattle.  He will explain about their interesting and fascinating looks,…

Adult Young Adult School Age Preschool Senior Discussion and Participation Animals and Nature

Read With A Dog!

Mon, May 21, 2018 4:30 P.M.
Falls of Schuylkill Library

School age kids are invited to come read with Wally, a certified therapy dog, and share a new book or an old favorite in a judgement free space.  Dogs love to hear stories! Space may be limited.

School Age Other Great Programs PAWS Read to a Dog


Tue, May 22, 2018 10:30 A.M.
Queen Memorial Library

Young children and their caregivers are invited for weekly storytime. Join us as we read, sing, dance, and learn together! Older siblings are always welcome.

School Age Family Programs Storytimes Children

Stage It Up Youth Theater

Tue, May 22, 2018 3:30 P.M.
Holmesburg Library

If you are 12-18 and want to be a part of live performances, meet new people, learn from professionals, and have fun, then come join our theater group.

Young Adult School Age Other Great Programs Teens

Kids Can Cook!

Tue, May 22, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Queen Memorial Library

Mobile Cooking Teacher Keisha Prosser will guide us through constructing a simple, delicious family meal - from start to finish.  Learn about healthy cooking and food safety, and taste what you helped create!  This program is for school-age children. Ms. Prosser is ServSafe certified.

School Age Discussion and Participation Cooking & Nutrition

Talent Show for Kids

Tue, May 22, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Logan Library

Do you play an instrument, sing, dance, or something else you'd like to show off?  Join our afterschool crowd to perform, or cheer your friends on. Performers - please sign up with the LEAP staff.  For all school-age stars.

School Age LEAP Live Performances Performing Arts

Scott the Snake Guy

Tue, May 22, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Lillian Marrero Library

Learn about the behavior and habitats of real live snakes and bugs with Scott the Snake Guy!  After the presentation children will have the opportunity to touch a snake to ask a question.

School Age Family Programs Family Animals and Nature

LEAP | Games Galore

Tue, May 22, 2018 4:30 P.M.
Thomas F. Donatucci, Sr. Library

Develop a new habit with our vast and rotating collection of tabletop games. Bring a friend or make some new ones! 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 School Age LEAP Board Games and Role-Playing

Family Night: Pajama Storytime & Activities

Tue, May 22, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library

Stories, songs and movement, followed by playtime & activities for families. Kids ages 11 and younger and their caregivers. Optional: wear your pajamas and/or bring your favorite stuffed animal.

School Age Preschool Toddler Family Programs Storytimes Children Family Literacy


Wed, May 23, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Lovett Memorial Library

You provide the imagination, we'll have the supplies.  Recommended for kids age 5 and up.

School Age Arts and Crafts Programs arts & crafts

Wii Wednesdays!

Wed, May 23, 2018 4:00 P.M.
South Philadelphia Library

Come play video games on the big screen! Learn new steps, play Just Dance or Dance Dance Revolution on the Wii, and get encouraged to get moving. Our focus is on positive energy, exercise, and healthy choices!  For teens and school-aged children.

School Age Other Great Programs LEAP Children Games and Gaming

Video Games

Wed, May 23, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Whitman Library

Come play video games on the big screen! Get on your feet with Wii games. For  tweens and teens.

Young Adult School Age Family Programs Children Games and Gaming

Wii Wednesdays

Wed, May 23, 2018 4:30 P.M.
Frankford Library

Come play your favorite Wii games with Mr. Vince on the fourth Wednesday of the month.  For teens and school-aged kids.

Young Adult School Age Other Great Programs Games and Gaming Video Games

Chess Club

Wed, May 23, 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: Programming coordinated through The Friends of Walnut Street West Library.

Young Adult School Age Other Great Programs Chess

Fantasy Roleplaying Club

Wed, May 23, 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

Pajama Storytime

Wed, May 23, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Lovett Memorial Library

Enjoy a bedtime snack and listen to fun sleepytime stories in your pajamas! Don't forget your favorite stuffed friend.

School Age Preschool Family Programs Storytimes
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