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Pajama Storytime

Wed, January 16, 2019 7:00 P.M.
Fumo Family Library

Children seven years old and younger are invited to snuggle in with their parents or caregiver for an evening of stories and songs, with milk and cookies to follow! Wear your pajamas, and bring along your favorite stuffed animal to snuggle with!

Preschool Family Programs Storytimes Children

One Book, One Philadelphia Kickoff Event | Featuring Jesmyn Ward

Wed, January 16, 2019 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

  One Book, One Philadelphia 2019   kicks off with a reading and conversation between Jesmyn Ward, author of the  One Book  featured selection Sing, Unburied, Sing,  and WURD President/CEO Sara Lomax-Reese. Their talk will be followed by a performance of an original work…

Adult Author Events One Book Author and Featured Events Speakers and Lectures One Book, One Philadelphia One Book, One Philadelphia

Construction Club

Thu, January 17, 2019 10:00 A.M.
Fumo Family Library

Children aged eight and younger, accompanied by a caregiver, are invited to join us as we build with wooden blocks, magnetic tiles, Lincoln Logs, Mega Bloks, and more, with people, animals, and vehicles to inhabit their creations! In addition to being a lot of fun, construction play supports the…

School Age Preschool Family Programs Children LEGO

Open Computer Lab

Thu, January 17, 2019 10:00 A.M.
Northeast Regional Library

Work on a special project and get one-on-one assistance. Lab is open for 2 hours. This class is offered on a first come, first served basis and space is limited. Register in the lab, by signing the clipboard.

Adult Computer Classes Other Great Programs Hot Spots

Become a AARP Literacy Tutor

Thu, January 17, 2019 10:30 A.M.
Northeast Regional Library

You are needed! If you are 50+ you are invited to volunteer to tutor and mentor a young student.  Join us to learn more about the opportunity to become a literacy tutor in Philadelphia's public and charter schools during the 2018-2019 school year.  

Senior Workshops and Enrichment


Thu, January 17, 2019 10:30 A.M.
Walnut Street West

Young children and families are invited to join us for stories, songs, and activities!

Preschool Toddler Family Programs Storytimes Children Family Literacy

Computer Basics with Natalie

Thu, January 17, 2019 10:30 A.M.
Lillian Marrero Library

Learn computer basics with Natalie in our computer lab.

Adult Computer Classes Computers

Wooden Block Party

Thu, January 17, 2019 10:30 A.M.
Wyoming Library

Join us to play with wooden blocks in the library. Children ages 3 to 6 and their caregivers are encouraged to imagine, build, and create! Third Thursday of the month.

Preschool Toddler Family Programs Children Literacy Mathematics STEM Wooden Block Party

Monthly Music Workshops for Our Youngest Friends

Thu, January 17, 2019 11:00 A.M.
Tacony Library

Monthly Music Workshops for our Youngest Friends Join us once a month for these hands-on interactive music workshops for children ages 7 and younger Listen-Learn-Play Mobile Music Education allows children the opportunity to explore instruments and sounds from around the world Thursdays at…

Preschool Other Great Programs Children Music

Lunch & Learn: Pitch Yourself!

Thu, January 17, 2019 12:00 P.M.
Business Resource and Innovation Center at Parkway Central Library

Having trouble selling your business idea to investors? Trying to perfect your nonprofit’s call to action? Nervous about an upcoming interview? Learn what makes a good pitch and how to captivate audiences. We’ll save time for you to practice your pitch with a partner or in…

Adult Business Career Workshops RFC Program Calendar Nonprofit Jobs & Job Seekers Business & Entrepreneurs

Resume Assistance

Thu, January 17, 2019 12:00 P.M.
Frankford Library

Receive help building a resume or improving your current one utilizing our new laptops for extended time.

Adult Career Workshops Jobs & Job Seekers

A Conversation with Jesmyn Ward

Thu, January 17, 2019 1:00 P.M.
Community College of Philadelphia, Great Hall, Winnet Student Life Building, 2nd Floor, 17th St. between Spring Garden and Callowhill Sts.

Join Jesmyn Ward for a reading and moderated discussion about incarceration and its effect on families, as well as the writing process required to create an award-winning novel. Doors will open at 12:45 p.m. and a book signing will follow the event.  

Adult Speakers and Lectures One Book, One Philadelphia One Book, One Philadelphia

Tai Chi for Adults with Darrell Bryant

Thu, January 17, 2019 2:00 P.M.
Oak Lane Library

A healthy and stress relieving break in the middle of your day: Tai Chi for Adults with Darrel Bryant, instructor.

Adult Health Programs Health & Fitness Tai Chi

Tai Chi

Thu, January 17, 2019 2:00 P.M.
Fumo Family Library

Based on Chinese soft-style martial arts, modern Tai Chi is best known as a gentle slow-motion exercise that improves balance, leg strength, relaxation, deep breathing, calmness, focus and alertness. Please wear comfortable clothing. Registration is required. To register, please call 215-685-1758.

Adult Other Great Programs Health and Wellness Body, Mind & Spirit Health & Fitness Tai Chi

Read, Baby, Read My First Storytime

Thu, January 17, 2019 2:30 P.M.
Richmond Library

Bring your little one for lap time with stories, songs, rhymes and bounces. Siblings welcome. Read, Baby, Read is a series of fun programs for babies, toddlers and their families, using new library spaces and materials to help develop language and literacy. Read, Baby, Read is made possible by a…

Toddler Baby Family Programs Storytimes Children

Artsy Thursday

Thu, January 17, 2019 3:00 P.M.
Widener Library

Explore using various mediums and materials to create art. Paint, draw, sew, or just experiment for fun. 

Young Adult School Age LEAP Art arts & crafts

E-Gadget Helpdesk

Thu, January 17, 2019 3:00 P.M.
Northeast Regional Library

Do you have a new gadget  - iPad, iPod, tablet, smart phone, etc? Come learn how to use it to download books, & magazines, stream music & movies for free from our website.  You will need to have an active library card and pin number to make use of this service.…

Adult Other Great Programs Computer Classes Computers Databases & Electronic Resources ebooks

Introduction to Microsoft Word

Thu, January 17, 2019 3:00 P.M.
Northeast Regional Library

Learn to use this popular computer program.  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 Magazines and Newspapers Department. Space is…

Adult Computer Classes Computers

Minecraft community

Thu, January 17, 2019 3:00 P.M.
Kensington Library

Come join our Minecraft community at the Kensington library!  We host a Minecraft session in the computer lab every Thursday from 3-5:30 p.m., where we build everything from farms and villages to swank modern homes. We have our own Minecraft Realm, a persistent server which allows us all to…

School Age Family Programs LEAP Children Computers Education Family Free Library of Philadelphia Games and Gaming Makers & Makerspaces Technology Teens Minecraft Video Games

Thursday Throwdown!!

Thu, January 17, 2019 3:00 P.M.
Teen Center at Parkway Central Library

Join us for a mix of activities: workshops, games, chilling out, and more. The lineup changes from week to week! Ages 12-18 welcome.

Young Adult Community Events Teens
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