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Teen Reading Lounge: An Interactive Book Club for Teenagers

Thu, October 25, 2018 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 Fall Session of Teen Reading Lounge (TRL). We will explore the topic of women’s rights through a series of…

Young Adult Discussion and Participation Teen Reading Lounge

Thursday Crafternoon!

Thu, October 25, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Children's Department at Parkway Central Library

Join us for a short storytime and craft activity!  4 p.m. in the Story Hour Room.  Free.   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…

School Age Preschool Family Programs Art Children arts & crafts

Monthly Movie Special

Thu, October 25, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Cecil B. Moore Library

Watch a family-friendly  movie and enjoy popcorn each month. Early arrivers will get the chance to vote on which film we watch!

School Age Film Screening Family Programs Children Family Movies & Television

Afterschool Chess Club

Thu, October 25, 2018 4:30 P.M.
Fumo Family Library

Fumo Family Library seeks students in grades K-8 to join our Chess Cub. All skill levels are welcome. Even if you have never played before, we will teach you.

Young Adult School Age Other Great Programs Chess

Literacy Thursday| Ghosts in the House

Thu, October 25, 2018 4:30 P.M.
Thomas F. Donatucci, Sr. Library

Story-telling, letter-writing, poem-crunching, and crafty fun with words. For additional information, please contact the librarian at 215-685-1755.  LEAP (Literacy Enrichment Afterschool Program) homework help and literacy activities offered for grades K-12 while school is in…

Young Adult School Age LEAP Workshops and Enrichment Children Teens

Brews & Views: Rooftop Beer Garden Pop-up

Thu, October 25, 2018 5:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Enjoy drinks on the Skyline Terrace and take in spectacular views of the city at the spring rooftop beer garden at the Free Library on the Parkway! Beers, wine, and refreshing cocktails are available to purchase along with a menu of snacks from Brûlée Catering. The seasonal menu…

Adult Young Adult Other Great Programs Beer Gardens

Computer Tutoring

Thu, October 25, 2018 5:30 P.M.
Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library

Join us in the Lab for individualized assistance provided by our Digital Resource Specialist.

Adult Young Adult Senior Computer Classes Digital Media

Portable Studio Workshop

Thu, October 25, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Logan Library

Come take part in free theater workshops led by the Wilma Theater's team of professional artists, as part of the theater's Portable Studio!  Meet and work with professional Wilma artists in our library Experience a production from the Wilma's current season -  Mr.…

Adult Senior Discussion and Participation Other Great Programs Performing Arts

Indego Urban Riding Basics

Thu, October 25, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Are you interested in urban bicycling but want some tips for navigating city streets? Or are you a veteran bicyclist who wants to learn how to use Indego Bike share? All are welcomed to join this free class that will give you the knowledge and confidence to start bicycling safely in…

Adult Young Adult Workshops and Enrichment Bicycling

This Is What Democracy Reads Like: A Conversation with Wilson Goode

Thu, October 25, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Kingsessing Library

Join a conversation with the Honorable W. Wilson Goode, former mayor of Philadelphia, about his new book  Black Voters Mattered: A Philadelphia Story . Dr. Goode will talk about how essential voting and elections are to our communities. Learn the history of an era of…

Adult Young Adult School Age Speakers and Lectures African American Literature Philadelphia Philadelphia History Politics Midterms Matter

Yoga for adults!

Thu, October 25, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Thomas F. Donatucci, Sr. Library

Wipe away the stress of the week and get your body and mind ready for a relaxing weekend. Decompress, unwind, and relax and start your weekend off the right way. Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. except the second Thursday of every month. Please bring a mat.     

Adult Young Adult Health Programs Body, Mind & Spirit Yoga

The Mobile CPR Project

Thu, October 25, 2018 6:30 P.M.
West Oak Lane Library

The Mobile CPR Project will be hosting free CPR Training  To learn more, contact their office at 215-746-4631 or  Please wear comfortable clothing as part of the workshop may take place on the floor.  You will not receive a certification upon…

Adult Senior Health Programs Health

Nathaniel Philbrick | In the Hurricane’s Eye: The Genius of George Washington and the Victory at Yorktown

Thu, October 25, 2018 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $15
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Tickets on sale September 7, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. “One of America's foremost practitioners of narrative nonfiction” ( The Wall Street Journal ), Nathaniel Philbrick is the author of the National Book Award-winning In The Heart of the Sea , an account of the nearly mythic…

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Play Circle

Fri, October 26, 2018 10:00 A.M.
South Philadelphia Library

Every Friday, join us for play time to connect with other families. Children and their caregivers are encouraged to imagine, build, create, and play! Drop-in anytime between 10 and 12. Blocks and other toys will be provided. Groups and daycares, please call the Children’s Librarian…

Preschool Toddler Family Programs Children Family

Baby Rhyming Time

Fri, October 26, 2018 10:00 A.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

Enjoy storytime with songs, tickles and bounces, followed by open play time for babies and time to talk with other adults! Please email Liz at with any questions. We look forward to seeing you! These programs are supported by a grant from the Philadelphia City…

Toddler Family Programs Storytimes Children

Open Computer Lab

Fri, October 26, 2018 10:00 A.M.
Northeast Regional Library

Work on a special project and get one-on-one assistance. Lab is open for 2 hours. This class is offered on a first come, first served basis and space is limited. Register in the lab, by signing the clipboard.

Adult Computer Classes Other Great Programs Hot Spots

Storytime with Arts and Crafts

Fri, October 26, 2018 10:30 A.M.
Walnut Street West

Join us for stories followed by a craft project.

Preschool Family Programs Arts and Crafts Programs Storytimes

CityLife Clinic: Adult Nutrition Workshop

Fri, October 26, 2018 10:30 A.M.
Walnut Street West

This workshop, led by a registered dietitian, is being offered by the Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative's Adult and Senior Nutrition Program in conjunction with CityLife Clinics. The Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative (AUNI) is a program of the Netter Center for Community Partnerships at…

Adult Senior Health Programs Culinary Literacy Cooking & Nutrition Education Health

Storytime with Mr. Paul

Fri, October 26, 2018 10:30 A.M.
Holmesburg Library

Storytime with Mr. Paul Children’s librarian Mr. Paul will read “Fletcher and the Falling Leaves” and “Full of Fall”

Preschool Family Programs Storytimes Children

SmART Readers

Fri, October 26, 2018 10:30 A.M.
Roxborough Library

Join us for an exciting visual art and literacy program! A visiting artist will engage young children in fun art making experiences tied to literacy skills. Space may be limited. This program is sponsored by the Philadelphia Arts in Education Partnership. We'll meet on Fridays - October…

Preschool Arts and Crafts Programs Other Great Programs Art Literacy
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