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

Sat, December 16, 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…

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Storytime Yoga for Preschoolers

Sat, December 16, 2017 10:30 A.M.
Children's Department at Parkway Central Library

Beth Heed from Oak and Acorn Wellness will host a class filled with stories, yoga and fun for 2- to 5-year-olds. Move, play and explore your body in creative ways as we read stories!  No prior yoga experience is necessary, but bring a mat if possible.  Free.  For more information,…

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Storytime at the Lodge at Bluecross RiverRink WinterFest

Sat, December 16, 2017 11:30 A.M.
RiverRink Winterfest, 101 S. Columbus Boulevard

Talented librarians from the Free Library of Philadelphia will be offering public storytimes during the RiverRink Winterfest at 11:30 a.m. on the following Saturdays:  December 16, December 23, and December 30.  All are welcome to join us for fun winter stories and…

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Family Holiday Baking

Sat, December 16, 2017 1:00 P.M.
Culinary Literacy Center at Parkway Central Library

Caregivers with children ages seven and up will make three different seasonal sweets while building ​confidence​ ​and​ ​culinary​ ​skills. We​ ​will​ ​have​ ​three​ ​dessert​ ​stations to encourage​ ​Making,​ ​Tasting​ ​and​ ​Playing. ​ ​Decorate​ ​your​ ​own​ ​seasonal cupcake, make and taste…

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Minecraft Club

Sat, December 16, 2017 2:00 P.M.
Frankford Library

Come build and play Minecraft with other kids, ages 8 to 12.  Your host will be librarian Mr. Pagán.  We’ll be playing in peaceful mode only!  Call or stop by to sign up.

School Age Family Programs Games and Gaming Minecraft

The Fumo Gaming Club

Sat, December 16, 2017 2:00 P.M.
Fumo Family Library

The Fumo Gaming Club is an inclusive, bully-free, and sensory-friendly club for kids who enjoy games of all kinds. Card Games, Console Games, Board Games, Tablet Games, Roleplaying Games, and more!  Bring a favorite game from home, or use the library's collection. Attendance is free, and…

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Saturday Concert Series | West Philadelphia Orchestra

Sat, December 16, 2017 3:00 P.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

Please join us for a holiday concert with the West Philadelphia Orchestra, featuring Gregg Mervine (drums), Jim Parker (tuba), Hayley Varhol and Larry Toft (baritone horns), David Fishkin (sax), Patrick Hughes (trumpet). West Philadelphia Orchestra is a brass band that has been active in…

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Christmas Concert

Sat, December 16, 2017 3:30 P.M.
Walnut Street West

Christmas Songs performed on saxophone.

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Sundays on Stage: Samba to Salsa's A Journey Through Latin Percussion

Sun, December 17, 2017 2:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Samba to Salsa celebrates the traditions of Latin and Brazilian percussiontaking you on a journey through the origins, history and classic rhythms of samba, salsa, and more. This series is made possible by funding from the Philadelphia City Institute Board of Managers. Montgomery Auditorium…

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Annual Polar Express Party

Sun, December 17, 2017 2:00 P.M.
Northeast Regional Library

Families are welcome to join us for our annual Polar Express Party featuring a reading of the classic story, Christmas Carol Sing-a-long, visit with Santa, and refreshments. Preschool children must be accompanied by an adult. 

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Baby & Toddler Story Time

Mon, December 18, 2017 11:00 A.M.
Children's Department at Parkway Central Library

Books, songs, rhymes and bounces for children (birth to 23 months) and their caregivers!. Monday at 11 a.m.  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 Facebook: …

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Storytime with Mr. Paul

Mon, December 18, 2017 12:30 P.M.
Holmesburg Library

Children’s librarian Mr. Paul will read “Bear Stays Up for Christmas” by Karma Wilson, and “The Little Drummer Boy” by Ezra Jack Keats.  

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Mindfulness Meditation | Chair Yoga

Mon, December 18, 2017 1:30 P.M.
Fumo Family Library

Ground your mind and body with Mindfulness Meditation and Chair Yoga. Spend a peaceful half-hour with a guided meditation. Chair yoga is a twist on traditional yoga, making it accessible for any age. This program is for adults. Newcomers please attend the 12:30 p.m. class. Our 2:00 p.m. Chair…

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Maker Jawn

Mon, December 18, 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.

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Holiday Cookie Decorating Party!

Mon, December 18, 2017 4:00 P.M.
Richmond Library

Join us for a gingerbread cookie storytime then decorate some sweet treats to take home with you. Space may be limited; pick up a ticket in the children's section at 3:30 p.m.

School Age Family Programs Storytimes Holiday Storytimes

Posada Navideña | Christmas Posada

Mon, December 18, 2017 5:30 P.M.
South Philadelphia Library

El Consulado de México, la Biblioteca Pública del Sur de Filadelfia y el Departamento de Policía del 3er Distrito te invitan a una tradicional Posada Navideña. Habrá música, sorpresas y mucha diversión. ¡Te esperamos! --- The Consulate of…

Adult Young Adult School Age Family Programs New Americans Holiday Storytimes

Read to a therapy dog with PAWS for Reading!

Mon, December 18, 2017 6:00 P.M.
Whitman Library

Bella the French Bulldog will be at Whitman Neighborhood Library on selected Mondays for one-on-one reading sessions. She is a trained therapy dog who provides a judgement free environment and allows children to open up and feel comfortable about reading aloud. This program is geared toward ages…

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Sensory Storytimes

Mon, December 18, 2017 6:30 P.M.
Torresdale Library

Sensory story times are geared for children ages 10 and under who have a hard time in large groups, are on the autism spectrum, or are sensitive to sensory overload.  Attendees may be on the autistic spectrum, have ADD/ADHD or other conditions.  We will use preschool-level books, songs…

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Visit with Santa

Mon, December 18, 2017 6:30 P.M.
Katharine Drexel Library

Visit with Santa, bring your list, take a picture, sing songs, hear a story and make a craft. - Due to branch closing, this event has been rescheduled to Monday, December 18.

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ESL Conversation/Tutoring

Mon, December 18, 2017 6:30 P.M.
Charles Santore Library

Looking for some conversation practice or one-on-one help with your English?  We have an ESL teacher available to work with you.

Adult Family Programs New Americans ESL
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