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Chicken Storytime

Thu, August 17, 2017 10:30 A.M.
South Philadelphia Library

Join us for a special storytime where we will learn about and meet a live chicken!  We will be meeting outside today. This program is recommended for ages 3 to 5, and older and younger siblings are always welcome. Daycares and groups please call the children's librarian at 215-685-1866…

School Age Family Programs Storytimes Children Animals and Nature

Tail Waggin' Tutor!

Thu, August 17, 2017 12:15 P.M.
Andorra Library

Come by the library to read to our doggy friend - Charlie.  He is a certified therapy dog who loves to have children read books to him.  Make Charlie's day by practicing your reading in a judgment-free zone!  Space is limited, first come, first served.

School Age Other Great Programs Read by 4th

Teen Lab Time

Thu, August 17, 2017 2:00 P.M.
South Philadelphia Library

Enjoy a teen-only time in our computer lab. Open teens 12 and up. Please note this program will not be held the second Thursday of each month.

School Age Family Programs Children Summer Reading

Family Movie

Thu, August 17, 2017 2:00 P.M.
Haverford Library

Escape the summer heat and watch a family friendly movie (G/PG) at the library.

Adult Young Adult School Age Preschool Toddler Film Screening Family Movies & Television

Builder Kids

Thu, August 17, 2017 3:00 P.M.
Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library

Exercise your creativity and engineering skills, by building with foam blocks, wooden blocks, legos, magnatiles, keva planks, lincoln logs & more! We have building toys appropriate for every developmental stage, ages infant to 12. Thursdays at 3:00 p.m. 

School Age Preschool Toddler Family Programs Children STEM

Board Game Bonanza!

Thu, August 17, 2017 4:00 P.M.
Children's Department at Parkway Central Library

From Chutes and Ladders to Connect 4, from Bingo to Twister, play some games and make some friends! 4 - 5 p.m., in the Children's Department Story Hour Room. For more information, call 215.686.5369

School Age Preschool Family Programs Children Games and Gaming

Jazz at Shakespeare Park

Thu, August 17, 2017 5:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Hear some of Philly's newest jazz voices each Thursday evening during the Oval+ (July 20 to August 20). Picnic on the lawn or grab a chair in the amphitheater of the renovated Shakespeare Park, immediately in front of Parkway Central. Supported with generous funding from Knight…

Adult Young Adult School Age Senior Live Performances Music Performing Arts Shakespeare Park

Little Learners Monthly Play Day

Fri, August 18, 2017 10:30 A.M.
Fishtown Community Library

Read, Talk, Play, and Sing at our open play hour! For ages 0-5.

School Age Preschool Family Programs Children Summer Reading

Board Game Friday

Fri, August 18, 2017 1:00 P.M.
South Philadelphia Library

Play some games and make some friends! Drop in anytime from 1:00 to 3:00 PM.

School Age Family Programs Children Summer Reading Board Games and Role-Playing

Gaming Fridays

Fri, August 18, 2017 3:00 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 Summer Reading

Wii Fridays

Fri, August 18, 2017 3:00 P.M.
Kensington Library

Scare your friends in Luigi's Mansion, race down the track with Mario Kart, and build a whole new world in Minecraft! Come and play with us every Friday on the Wii U!

School Age Family Programs Children Games and Gaming Video Games

Chess Club

Fri, August 18, 2017 3:00 P.M.
Walnut Street West

Please drop in for a relaxed game of chess. This free chess gatheringis open to everyone, young and old. For more information, please email: jaronmcneill999@gmail.com or visit on Instagram at @ljaron_

Adult Young Adult School Age Senior Other Great Programs Chess

Lego Club!

Fri, August 18, 2017 3:30 P.M.
Walnut Street West

Join other kids and teens at our fun weekly Lego Club! Mega-blocks available for smaller children; all materials provided.

Young Adult School Age Preschool Workshops and Enrichment LEGO

LEGO Club

Fri, August 18, 2017 3:45 P.M.
Andorra Library

Can't keep your hands out of a tub of LEGOs?  We can't either. Do you dream of building something amazing with LEGOs?  We do too! If this is you, come join us!  Work on the building assignment, check out a project in one of our many LEGO books, or let your imagination soar…

School Age Other Great Programs LEGO

My Art, My Voice with Mr. O

Fri, August 18, 2017 4:00 P.M.
Children's Department at Parkway Central Library

Join artist Arthur Ostroff for stories and art.  Free.  Fridays at 4 p,m, Children's Department, Parkway Central Library 1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103 *Programs are subject to change.* For more information, call 215.686.5369

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

Stories Alive: Family Story Hour for Incarcerated Parents and Their Children

Sat, August 19, 2017 10:00 A.M.
Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library

Stories Alive gives incarcerated parents the opportunity to read and connect with their children during a live videoconference call. Families who participate will get books to take home and keep! Stories Alive is available to children and caregivers with family members at the Curran-Fromhold and…

Adult Young Adult School Age Preschool Toddler Senior Family Programs Storytimes Children Family Literacy Social Justice

Sundays on Stage: Horn's Punch & Judy Show

Sun, August 20, 2017 2:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Professor Horn captures the wonder and pure imagination of childhood with his clever comedy magic, novelty routines, and his laugh-out-loud funny Punch & Judy puppet show. Montgomery Auditorium Parkway Central Library 1901 Vine Street All programs begin at 2:00 p.m. Doors open at 1:30 p.m.…

Adult Young Adult School Age Preschool Toddler Senior Family Programs Sundays on Stage Children Family

A Tale of Two Sister Cities: Photographs from Philadelphia and Tianjin, China

Now through Sun, August 20, 2017 5:00 P.M.
Second Floor West Gallery at Parkway Central Library

Since 1979, Philadelphia and Tianjin, China have been sister cities. This photography exhibition explores the connections and difference between these two vibrant cultural capitals. Through 60 original images displayed alongside materials from the Free Library's collections, photographers…

Adult Young Adult School Age Exhibitions Philadelphia Photography

Movies Mondays

Mon, August 21, 2017 12:30 P.M.
South Philadelphia Library

Start your week with a family friendly movie at the Library. Movies will be rated G or PG.

School Age Family Programs Children Movies & Television Summer Reading

Solar Eclipse Viewing Party!

Mon, August 21, 2017 1:00 P.M.
Wynnefield Library

Join us to make "eclipse viewers" and check out our view of the eclipse in our courtyard. We will also live stream "the totality" so we can see a total eclipse.

Adult Young Adult School Age Preschool Toddler Senior Family Programs Environment & Nature Science STEM
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