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World Builders Writing Club

Sat, October 20, 2018 9:00 A.M.
Parkway Central Library

Bring your writing and be inspired by feedback and by new and exciting tips and tools. The Writing Club focuses on projects in the genre of science fiction, fantasy, paranormal and other stories with a supernatural element, but memoirs and urban fiction are welcome.  Readings of 5-10…

Adult Other Great Programs

The Picture Book Masterclass: A Six-Month Intensive Workshop (Part III)

Sat, October 20, 2018 9:30 A.M.
Children's Literature Research Collection at Parkway Central Library

“The Picture Book Masterclass” is an intensive mentoring program for intermediate to advanced illustrators who wish to develop their manuscript into a submission-ready dummy in six months. This Workshop series is divided into three full-day sessions.  The faculty for the…

Adult Senior Career Workshops Workshops and Enrichment Art Education Book Arts

Computer Basics Workshop

Sat, October 20, 2018 10:00 A.M.
Northeast Regional Library

A hands-on, introductory class designed for individuals with no previous computer skills. This class is offered on a first come, first served basis. We encourage attendees to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the class to get a registration ticket at the reference desk, in the Magazines…

Adult Computer Classes Computers

Project BUILD: Designed to Survive

Sat, October 20, 2018 10:00 A.M.
Overbrook Park Library

Join us and our friends from the Philadelphia Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers to design and build structures that can withstand the forces of nature. This hands-on STEM program is for children GRADES 2–5 and their parents or caregivers.  

School Age Family Programs STEM

Preschool Storytime

Sat, October 20, 2018 10:30 A.M.
Northeast Regional Library

Have fun with stories, songs and rhymes.  For kids ages 3 to 5, along with an adult caregiver. Daycares and camps - please call to set up your own special visit.

Preschool Toddler Other Great Programs Storytimes Children Family Literacy

Rise and Thrive Art Collective

Sat, October 20, 2018 11:00 A.M.
Walnut Street West

The Rise & Thrive Art Collective (formerly known as Sanctuary Poets) is a 13-member artist collective in Philly exploring the intersections of craft and migration in poetry. 

Adult Other Great Programs Art

Tangled Deed/Title Transfer, Property Rights, Tax Issue and Estate Planning Workshop

Sat, October 20, 2018 11:00 A.M.
Charles Santore Library

If you have questions regarding any of the above listed issues, representatives from the City of Philadelphia Revenue Bureau, Water Department, Department of Deeds and Records, Philadelphia Corporation for Aging and estate planning attorney will be on hand to assist.  Open to all. …

Adult Senior Workshops and Enrichment Seniors

Book and Bake Sale

Sat, October 20, 2018 11:00 A.M.
Joseph E. Coleman Northwest Regional Library

Support our library by attending our seasonal book and bake sale Saturday, October 20th! We will have various books (new and used) for sale at low prices from multiple genres (i.e., Nonfiction, Fiction, Children, Religion/Spirituality, Mystery and Suspense, Romance, etc), along with baked goods…

Adult Young Adult School Age Senior Community Events Free Library of Philadelphia

Yoga Storytime

Sat, October 20, 2018 11:00 A.M.
Joseph E. Coleman Northwest Regional Library

We'll integrate yoga, a story, songs and games in this program for children ages 6 - 10.  This approach will help children explore the art of listening, and build a stronger mind/body connection.  Dress comfortably and be prepared to move and have fun!    

School Age Other Great Programs Yoga

Spanish for Beginners

Sat, October 20, 2018 12:00 P.M.
Walnut Street West

Interested in learning Spanish? Come join our free ongoing Spanish Language workshop, led by workstudy students from the University of Pennsylvania.

Adult Young Adult School Age Workshops and Enrichment Language Study

DIY Slime

Sat, October 20, 2018 1:00 P.M.
Lillian Marrero Library

DIY Slime: Come make your own slime! 

School Age Family Programs Arts and Crafts Programs Children Family arts & crafts

This Is What Democracy Moves Like

Sat, October 20, 2018 1:00 P.M.
Logan Library

Learn elements of African and Carribean dance which originated from moves of activism or expressions of solidarity--some of which we still see in today's hip hop, during a free workshop. Also, hear from a civic engagement group about the issues at stake during the upcoming election.…

Adult Young Adult Community Events Workshops and Enrichment Midterms Matter

LEAP Chess Club

Sat, October 20, 2018 1:00 P.M.
Children's Department at Parkway Central Library

1pm-2pm in the Story Hour Room, intended for school age children. No experience necessary.   Parkway Central Library Children's Department Ground Floor, 1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103 215.686.5369 ***Programs are subject to change*** Find us on…

School Age LEAP Games and Gaming Chess Board Games and Role-Playing

Chinese Brush Painting- RESCHEDULED

Sat, October 20, 2018 1:30 P.M.
Northeast Regional Library

Learn the art of brush and ink painting - - a unique art form with a long history. This special three hour workshop will include a brief introduction to the basic concepts and history of Chinese art followed by a demonstration of the Brush and Ink technique. Following the demonstration,…

Adult Young Adult Arts and Crafts Programs Art arts & crafts

LGBTQ Teen Cafe

Sat, October 20, 2018 1:30 P.M.
Tacony Library

LGBTQ Teen Café 1:30-4:00 Air hockey!  Crafts!  Gaming!  Jigsaw puzzles!  Snacks! Learn something new, meet new friends, or come to just chill. Refreshments provided by Sawtown Tavern

Young Adult Other Great Programs LGBTQ Free Library of Pride

Mural Dedication: Legacy by Wale Oyejide

Sat, October 20, 2018 2:00 P.M.
Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library

Blackwell Library and Mural Arts invite you to the Mural Dedication Day of Legacy by Wale Oyejide. Please call 215-685-7429 to RSVP or ask questions,  

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Culinary Adventures in Books

Sat, October 20, 2018 2:00 P.M.
Northeast Regional Library

Bring your aprons and make a recipe from a favorite children’s book!    Saturdays in October.  Children in grades 1-6

School Age Family Programs Children Cooking & Nutrition

Saturday Crafternoons

Sat, October 20, 2018 2:00 P.M.
Fox Chase Library

Calling crafters of all experience levels: come craft with us at the library! Join us for some basic instruction, idea sharing, coordinated projects, and good company. No experience necessary. Intended for adults and young adults. 

Adult Young Adult Senior Arts and Crafts Programs arts & crafts

Eat Smart, Live Strong: Good Nutrition for Adults

Sat, October 20, 2018 2:00 P.M.
Walnut Street West

Stephanie Dumpson, BSN, RN, will give a presentation on healthy cooking for adults.

Adult Senior Health Programs Health & Fitness

The Quizarding World of Harry Potter

Sat, October 20, 2018 2:00 P.M.
South Philadelphia Library

Do you think you’re the brightest witch or wizard of your generation? Join host and drag queen Brittany Lynn who will test your knowledge of Harry Potter trivia and lore at this magical afternoon full of fun, laughs and prizes!

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