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PAWS for Reading—Read with Sophie!

Wed, August 2, 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…

School Age Family Programs Children Family PAWS Read to a Dog

Friends’ Family Night in the Garden

Wed, August 2, 2017 5:30 P.M.
Holmesburg Library

Enjoy an evening of fun outside!  Bring a blanket and mingle with friends, get your face painted, do an art activity and enjoy refreshments with us. Program runs 5:30 – 7:30 pm At 7:00 pm Children’s Summer Reading raffle prizes will be announced (to be eligible for these prizes…

School Age Preschool Toddler Family Programs Children Family Summer Reading

Teen Writers Club

Wed, August 2, 2017 5:30 P.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

In this six-week series of creative writing workshops for teens, we'll explore writing techniques and share our work in a supportive and fun environment. Please stop by the Reference Desk or call 215-685-6621 to sign up. Wednesday July 12 - Wednesday August 16, 5:30-7:00 pm

Young Adult Other Great Programs Summer Reading Teens

Stuffed Animal Sleepover

Wed, August 2, 2017 6:00 P.M.
Fishtown Community Library

Drop off your favorite stuffed animal after listening to bedtime stories. Pick up your furry friend the next morning and see the mischief they got into overnight!

School Age Preschool Family Programs Children Summer Reading

Family Book Club

Wed, August 2, 2017 6:00 P.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

Children entering grades 1-3 are invited to participate in our Family Book Club this summer, along with an adult family member of their choice. We will meet on the following Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m. to discuss the featured books, and also write our own stories over the summer, using Chris Van…

Adult School Age Family Programs Children Family Summer Reading Book Clubs

Fiber Craft Group

Wed, August 2, 2017 6:00 P.M.
Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library

Fiber artists are invited to join us every Wednesday from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  Bring your latest project and enjoy an evening of crafting and conversation with fellow artists. Assistance with knitting and crochet projects usually available. All skill levels welcome. 

Adult Young Adult Arts and Crafts Programs Art Crafts & Hobbies Crochet Knitting

Wooden Block Party

Wed, August 2, 2017 6:00 P.M.
Richmond Library

Join us for a Wooden Block Party in the library. Children ages 6 and under and their caregivers are encouraged to build, create, and play!

Preschool Family Programs Storytimes Children Summer Reading Wooden Block Party

Sit and Stitch

Wed, August 2, 2017 6:00 P.M.
South Philadelphia Library

Join a circle of knitters and crocheters for an informal evening of needlecrafts.  Any skill level welcome, though formal instruction will not be guaranteed. All are welcome!

Adult Family Programs Crafts & Hobbies Crochet arts & crafts

The Unbook Club

Wed, August 2, 2017 6:00 P.M.
Fumo Family Library

Have you read a good book lately that you would like to discuss? Share the title you've read and let others in on why you liked it or didn't like it. Light refreshments served.

Adult Discussion and Participation Fiction Summer Reading Book Clubs

Sherlock Holmes Game Night

Wed, August 2, 2017 6:00 P.M.
The Rosenbach

The game is afoot at the Rosenbach-literally. Join us this summer to play the sleuth with a selection of board games, card games, and role-playing games inspired by the iconic master detective Sherlock Holmes. Light refreshments will be provided and seasoned game-masters will be on hand to guide…

Adult Young Adult Other Great Programs Literature We the Detectives

“Reptiles from around the World”!

Wed, August 2, 2017 6:30 P.M.
Independence Library

Raging Reptiles presents “Reptiles from around the World”!  “Meet and Greet” a Blue-Tongue Skink or Corkey, the Balilisk!!

School Age Preschool Family Programs Children Summer Reading Animals and Nature

Yoga for Adults

Wed, August 2, 2017 6:30 P.M.
Whitman Library

An inclusive yoga class for people of all skill levels and abilities. Mats are available, or you can bring your own. Wear something comfortable and come to the library for wellness, stretching, and relaxation.

Adult Family Programs Summer Reading Yoga

“The Magical World of Reading”

Wed, August 2, 2017 6:30 P.M.
Torresdale Library

Presented by Kyle and Kelly Peron, this exciting and interactive magic show engages and empowers children through the use of magical storytelling and the imagination. Seating is limited—first come, first served. Sponsored by Friends of Torresdale Library. 

School Age Family Programs Children Summer Reading

Storytime Under the Stars

Wed, August 2, 2017 7:00 P.M.
Northeast Regional Library

Families are invited to join us in the Library Garden for a storytime under the stars.

School Age Preschool Toddler Family Programs Storytimes Children Summer Reading

Spy Club

Thu, August 3, 2017 2:00 A.M.
Joseph E. Coleman Northwest Regional Library

Sharpen your spy skills, and learn some mysterious and exciting new tricks! Daycares, Camps and other groups - please call to set up your own special visit!

School Age Other Great Programs Summer Reading

Storytime

Thu, August 3, 2017 10:00 A.M.
Fox Chase Library

Children and their caregivers are invited to join us for stories, songs and fun!

Preschool Toddler Family Programs Storytimes Children Family Summer Reading

Introduction to Finding Grants

Thu, August 3, 2017 10:00 A.M.
Regional Foundation Center at Parkway Central Library

Discover what funders are looking for in nonprofits seeking grants. During this interactive workshop you will learn: who funds nonprofits, what funders want to know about organizations they are interested in funding, how to identify potential funders and make the first approach. Advance…

Adult Discussion and Participation Other Great Programs Workshops and Enrichment RFC Program Calendar Fundraising Nonprofit

Wooden Block Party

Thu, August 3, 2017 10:00 A.M.
Fumo Family Library

Join us to play with wooden blocks in the library. Children aged eight and younger , accompanied by a caregiver, are encouraged to imagine, build, and create!

Young Adult Family Programs Children Summer Reading Wooden Block Party
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