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Building Block Party

Tue, December 12, 2017 10:30 A.M.
South Philadelphia Library

Come explore and socialize at this play circle and block building time. Children ages 5 and under and their caregivers are encouraged to build, create, and play! This play circle is held every Tuesday.

School Age Family Programs Children

Pajama Day

Tue, December 12, 2017 12:00 P.M.
Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library

Get cozy! Library staff will be wearing our pajamas all day, so stop by in your favorite pair and even bring your stuffed animal.

School Age Preschool Toddler Family Programs Family

Maker Jawn

Tue, December 12, 2017 3:00 P.M.
Cecil B. Moore Library

Community members of all ages are welcome to learn new skills, explore various projects, and create. Come and make stuff with us! Children under 6 must be accompanied by a responsible caregiver. Daycare groups and preschools must call to schedule an appointment.

School Age Family Programs Makers & Makerspaces STEM

Building Bridges with Books Family Night!

Tue, December 12, 2017 3:30 P.M.
Ramonita G. de Rodriguez Library

Families of K-3rd grade students from James R. Ludlow Elementary are invited to join us at Rodriguez Library for literacy games, free books, prizes, and fun for everyone!  Please contact the Building Bridges with Books program at 215-686-5372 for more information.

School Age Family Programs Building Bridges with Books

Social Justice Read Aloud

Tue, December 12, 2017 4:00 P.M.
Cecil B. Moore Library

Practice your reading skills and explore the library’s books with Miss Kayla. We will feature books and stories that showcase and reflect current social issues. All readers are welcome to listen, read aloud, and participate in group discussions. This program is intended for children ages 8…

School Age Discussion and Participation Social Justice

Racial Justice Storytime

Tue, December 12, 2017 4:30 P.M.
South Philadelphia Library

Join us for a storytime on topics of race and social justice. Open to children of all ages and their caretakers! This program is held the second Tuesday of each month.

School Age Family Programs Storytimes Children

LEAP | Games Galore

Tue, December 12, 2017 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

PJ Storytime

Tue, December 12, 2017 6:00 P.M.
Andorra Library

Put on your pajamas, grab your favorite stuffed animal, and head to the library!  We'll be moving, singing and dancing! This program is for pre-schoolers and younger school-age children, and is supported by Friends of Andorra Library.

School Age Preschool Family Programs Storytimes

Miniature Album Workshop

Wed, December 13, 2017 10:00 A.M.
Independence Library

A miniature book is a book smaller than 3 inches in size. These tiny books have been worn and carried in pockets for hundreds of years. In this workshop, children will make a miniature album using traditional book binding techniques. All supplies will be provided. Big and Small, Books For All…

Young Adult School Age Other Great Programs Arts and Crafts Programs Children Crafts & Hobbies Family Special Collections Book Arts Big and Small, Books for All

Storytime at the Christmas Village

Wed, December 13, 2017 11:00 A.M.
Christmas Village, JFK Plaza, 1400 John F. Kennedy Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Free Library of Philadelphia librarians are excited be returning to the Christmas Village this year to provide storytimes!  Join us at the stage in the Christmas Village for stories, songs, and fun on Wednesdays at 11:00 a.m. from November 29 to December 23. The Christmas Village in…

School Age Preschool Toddler Family Programs Storytimes Holiday Storytimes

Maker Jawn

Wed, December 13, 2017 3:00 P.M.
Cecil B. Moore Library

Community members of all ages are welcome to learn new skills, explore various projects, and create. Come and make stuff with us! Children under 6 must be accompanied by a responsible caregiver. Daycare groups and preschools must call to schedule an appointment.

School Age Family Programs Makers & Makerspaces STEM

LEAP Projects: Straw Roller Coasters

Wed, December 13, 2017 3:00 P.M.
Wynnefield Library

Using straws, children and teens will design and build a “rollercoaster” track for a ping pong ball.

Young Adult School Age LEAP STEM

Building Bridges with Books Family Night!

Wed, December 13, 2017 3:30 P.M.
Queen Memorial Library

Families  of K-3rd grade students from Delaplaine McDaniel Elementary School are invited to join us at Queen Memorial Library for literacy games, free books, prizes, and fun for everyone! Please contact the Building Bridges with Books program at 215-686-5372 for more information.

School Age Family Programs Building Bridges with Books

Children’s BINGO

Wed, December 13, 2017 4:00 P.M.
Greater Olney Library

Come play BINGO at the library! Program is for school age children, ages 7 and up. 

School Age Family Programs Children Games and Gaming

Gaming!

Wed, December 13, 2017 4:00 P.M.
South Philadelphia Library

Come play video games on the big screen! Get on your feet with Wii games. For teens and school-aged children.

School Age Family Programs Children Games and Gaming

Lego Day

Wed, December 13, 2017 4:00 P.M.
Blanche A. Nixon/Cobbs Creek Library

Children are invited to build, create, and play.

School Age Family Programs Children LEGO

LEAP Star Wars Party for kids & Teens!

Wed, December 13, 2017 4:00 P.M.
Whitman Library

Come and celebrate with us!  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 Children Teens

Movie of the Month: The Little Prince

Wed, December 13, 2017 5:00 P.M.
Frankford Library

Come the second Wednesday of every month and watch a fun family movie hosted by librarian Mr. Pagán.

School Age Film Screening Family Programs Movies & Television

PAWS for Reading—Read with Sophie!

Wed, December 13, 2017 5:30 P.M.
Ramonita G. de Rodriguez Library

We are delighted to host Library PAWS for Reading, a series of programs of PAWS for People that gives children a chance to read aloud to a well-trained therapy animal in order to improve their reading and communication skills. Since pets don't correct mistakes, the pressure to "perform" is off…

School Age Family Programs Children Family PAWS Read to a Dog

Movie Night: Elf

Wed, December 13, 2017 5:30 P.M.
Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library

Join us in the Children’s Department for a showing of Elf. Enjoy Buddy Elf’s journey to New York City and his adventures as an elf in a human world. Fun for the whole family!

School Age Preschool Family Programs Film Screening Family
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