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Lunch & Learn: Trademark Your Logo

Thu, February 21, 2019 12:00 P.M.
Business Resource and Innovation Center at Parkway Central Library

Learn how to trademark your logo at the BRIC, a  Patent and Trademark Resource Center . Some computers will be available for hands-on practice but we strongly encourage you to bring your own (fully-charged) laptop, tablet, or mobile device. A Free Library library card is required…

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

T’ai Chi

Thu, February 21, 2019 2:00 P.M.
Fumo Family Library

Based on Chinese soft-style martial arts, modern T’ai 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…

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

Read, Baby, Read My First Storytime

Thu, February 21, 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, February 21, 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

Let's Speak English | For International Adults

Thu, February 21, 2019 3:00 P.M.
Ramonita G. de Rodriguez Library

Join us for a weekly conversation hour and build your confidence in speaking English. Topics may include: small talk, holidays, customs, and common slang. You can practice speaking English in a casual and relaxed environment without examinations. You will be able to make friends with other…

Adult Discussion and Participation New Americans New Americans ESL - English as a Second Language

Sight Word Game Day

Thu, February 21, 2019 3:00 P.M.
Walnut Street West

Game play can be a fun and exciting way to practice reading skills and sight word recognition. Each week Miss Echo will provide games for beginner readers to play that will improve fluency, pronunciation, and confidence in early readers. This activity is suggested for Pre-K through 3rd grade.

School Age Preschool Other Great Programs Literacy

Minecraft community

Thu, February 21, 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

E-Gadget Helpdesk

Thu, February 21, 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 Senior Other Great Programs Computer Classes Computers Databases & Electronic Resources ebooks

Teens! Explore Virtual Reality Gaming with Oculus Rift

Thu, February 21, 2019 3:00 P.M.
Northeast Regional Library

Experience Virtual Reality at the Free Library using the Oculus Rift! Try out cutting edge movies, video games, and interactive experiences in ways you never have before. For Teens and Adults 13+!  3-5PM. Please arrive 15 minutes early to sign up in the Computer Lab. 

Young Adult Computer Classes Other Great Programs Hot Spots Teens Video Games

Mobile CPR Project

Thu, February 21, 2019 3:30 P.M.
McPherson Square Library

Join The Mobile CPR Project for a hands on CPR class.  Learning CPR can keep you and your family safe. Most of the time when someone experiences a cardiac arrest, it is in their home. If your family member experiences a cardiac arrest the best thing you can do is perform CPR, it can save…

Adult Young Adult Health Programs Health

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Family Art Workshops

Thu, February 21, 2019 3:30 P.M.
Wyoming Library

PAFA staff provides community-based art lessons during out of school time to participating students, families and community members. Workshops are held during after-school hours using a drop in model, with no registration required providing an out-of-school setting for families to…

School Age Arts and Crafts Programs Family Programs Art Children Family

Wooden Block Party

Thu, February 21, 2019 3:30 P.M.
Cecil B. Moore Library

Let your imagination grow with books and play! Join us for a story, then discover what you can build with wooden blocks! This program is intended for children 3-5 and their families. Older siblings are welcome; soft blocks can be provided for younger siblings. Daycares and other large groups…

Preschool Toddler Family Programs Storytimes Children Family Wooden Block Party

DIY Virtual Reality Glasses

Thu, February 21, 2019 3:30 P.M.
McPherson Square Library

McPherson Square has a pair of VR glasses this week.  Come try them.  If you enjoy using the VR glass, make a pair of VR glass out of cardboard to take home.  

School Age LEAP Family Programs Children Education Family Free Library of Philadelphia Makers & Makerspaces Technology Teens STEM

Sewing club

Thu, February 21, 2019 3:30 P.M.
Ramonita G. de Rodriguez Library

Enjoy learning the basic techniques of sewing on a real sewing machine.

School Age LEAP Family Programs Children Education Family Free Library of Philadelphia Makers & Makerspaces Teens arts & crafts

Read, Baby, Read Sensory Play Group

Thu, February 21, 2019 3:30 P.M.
Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library

See! Touch! Listen! Baby Sensory Play Group is a chance for your baby to explore different materials using all of their senses. For children ages 3 to 24 months and their caregivers. The program will take place in the Story Hour Room. Expecting parents and siblings…

Baby Family Programs Children Family

Family Tree Workshop

Thu, February 21, 2019 4:00 P.M.
Lawncrest Library

Working together, children will use finger-painting and adults will learn to construct a family tree that can be added to for years to come.

Adult Young Adult School Age Preschool Family Programs Arts and Crafts Programs One Book, One Philadelphia Art Family One Book, One Philadelphia

Blues in Hip Hop for Teens

Thu, February 21, 2019 4:00 P.M.
Fox Chase Library

Listen to samples of early blues, soul, and contemporary hip hop to find common threads and learn to create your own blues-inspired song.

Young Adult School Age Family Programs One Book, One Philadelphia Music One Book, One Philadelphia

Chess Club

Thu, February 21, 2019 4:00 P.M.
South Philadelphia Library

Learn to play chess or improve your game! Students of all ages, and all levels welcome.  Register with Prashant at GhoksheP@freelibrary.org.  

Young Adult School Age Other Great Programs Chess

Teen Reading Lounge

Thu, February 21, 2019 4:00 P.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

Attention teens in grades 7-12! Are you looking for a community service opportunity this year? Are you passionate about your world and your future? Then, please join us for the Winter Session of Teen Reading Lounge (TRL). We will explore the topics of racism and police…

Young Adult Discussion and Participation Teens Teen Reading Lounge

Paper Marbling for Kids

Thu, February 21, 2019 4:00 P.M.
Widener Library

Want to create your own designs using everyday items like straws, combs, and acrylic paint?  Sign up to learn the ancient art of “ebru” or Paper Marbling at Widener Library!  Limited spots available.   Contact the Children's Librarian to register at…

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