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Tail Waggin' Tutor

Mon, February 26, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Lovett Memorial Library

School age kids are invited to read a story with Lexie, a certified therapy dog!  We know that kids can gain confidence by reading out loud in a judgement-free zone.  And dogs love to hear stories.  Space may be limited.

School Age Other Great Programs PAWS Read to a Dog

Logan Library Youth Council

Mon, February 26, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Logan Library

Are you between the ages of 12 and 21?  Do you want to grow your leadership skills?  Do you want to be a part of creating youth spaces and programming at the library? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, come join us. We will meet from 4:00 until 5:30 p.m.

Young Adult Discussion and Participation

Software Programming for Kids

Mon, February 26, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Children's Department at Parkway Central Library

Join EPAM e-Kids - Software Programming Classes for Kids! EPAM Systems joins the Free Library to host software programming classes for children from 8 - 12 years old! The classes will introduce coding and programming, and will use Scratch, a drag-and-drop coding platform created in partnership…

School Age Computer Classes Family Programs Children Computers Education Games and Gaming Technology

Art Splash!

Mon, February 26, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Roxborough Library

Have fun doing art activities with us.  For after-school art lovers.

School Age Preschool Arts and Crafts Programs Art

LEAP | Get Moving Mondays

Mon, February 26, 2018 4:30 P.M.
Thomas F. Donatucci, Sr. Library

Start your week with Mario Kart, Wii Play, Wii Sports, yoga, and more! This program is part of LEAP (Literacy Enrichment Afterschool Program) that provides homework help and literacy activities offered for grades K-12 while school is in session.

Young Adult LEAP Games and Gaming Sports & Recreation

Read With A Dog!

Mon, February 26, 2018 4:30 P.M.
Falls of Schuylkill Library

School age kids are invited to come read with Orchid, a certified therapy dog, and share a new book or an old favorite in a judgement free space.  Dogs love to hear stories! Space may be limited.

School Age Other Great Programs PAWS Read to a Dog

Board Games

Mon, February 26, 2018 5:00 P.M.
Whitman Library

You can play Scrabble, Chess, Monopoly, and other board games.  

Adult Young Adult Other Great Programs Board Games and Role-Playing

Pomades, Butters and Balms

Mon, February 26, 2018 5:00 P.M.
Eastwick Library

In Jacqueline Woodson’s featured books, having one’s hair done by a family member or neighbor shapes sensory-rich memories. Join Nyambi Naturals, learn how to make hair and body products that fit diverse needs, and take away samples and DIY recipes. 

Adult Young Adult Black History Month Other Great Programs One Book, One Philadelphia One Book, One Philadelphia

Advanced ESL Class

Mon, February 26, 2018 5:00 P.M.
Walnut Street West

PEDAL@GSE ESL Classes are FREE for adults (17 years+); Registration is preferred. Advanced Class: Mondays from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Novice Class: Wednesdays from 3:00 p.m to 5:00 p.m Intermediate Class: Fridays from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. REGISTER IN PERSON AT THE LIBRARY. Classes…

Adult Senior New Americans New Americans ESL

Octavius V. Catto: A Legacy for the 21st Century

Mon, February 26, 2018 5:00 P.M.
Haverford Library

Interactive workshop for the whole family featuring hands-on activities, examination of primary sources, and a screening of History Making Productions' Octavius V. Catto: A Legacy for the 21st Century followed by a discussion led by local Catto experts. Octavius V. Catto was a 19th…

Adult Young Adult School Age Black History Month Family Programs African American Family Philadelphia Philadelphia History

Laptop Lounge

Mon, February 26, 2018 5:30 P.M.
Frankford Library

Brush up on your computer skills using our in-house laptops with our Digital Resource Specialist.  Space may be limited.

Adult Young Adult Computer Classes Computers

Let's Speak English | For International Adults

Mon, February 26, 2018 5:30 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

Anime, Manga & Gaming Meetup for Adults and Older Teens

Mon, February 26, 2018 5:30 P.M.
Ramonita G. de Rodriguez Library

Adults and teens 16 and up are invited to meet up for ongoing screenings, conversation and gaming sessions! Bring your love for different series and get to know new titles. For more information, contact Sara Palmer, Librarian, at 215-686-1768 or palmers@freelibrary.org.

Adult Young Adult Discussion and Participation Film Screening Movies & Television Anime & Manga

English Conversation Group

Mon, February 26, 2018 5:30 P.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

Please join us for a free conversation hour as you build your confidence in speaking English. Topics may involve small talk, holidays and customs, and common slang. Participants will get to practice speaking in a casual environment and meet other international adults. This program will be held…

Adult New Americans New Americans ESL

Read to a therapy dog with PAWS for Reading!

Mon, February 26, 2018 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…

School Age Family Programs Storytimes Children Pets PAWS Read to a Dog

Good Fiction Book Group

Mon, February 26, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Independence Library

Join us the last Monday of the month from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. We read critically acclaimed fiction, old and new.  No stress. No tests. Just congenial conversation with other fiction lovers.  Please call or email librarian Marianne Banbor to sign up for the book group, and get the title…

Adult Other Great Programs Book Clubs

English Classes

Mon, February 26, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Tacony Library

Free English Classes in Tacony for New Americans provided by the IndoChinese-American Council  Call 215-457-0272 ext 108 to register. Special assistance for adult students to help their children with school work and enrolling young children in daycare and school. All levels welcome! Note:…

Adult New Americans New Americans ESL ESL - English as a Second Language

Soup for you– a two-part soup series

Mon, February 26, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Fumo Family Library

Soup lovers rejoice! We’re celebrating the best seasonal veggies winter has to offer with soup-making tips and suggestions from Chef Dolores. We’ll be creating two vegetarian-friendly soups that are sure to warm your soul, whatever your food preferences. Two weeks later we’ll…

Adult Young Adult Health Programs Cooking & Nutrition Health

Breaking Down the Hog: The Loin

Mon, February 26, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Culinary Literacy Center at Parkway Central Library

Join owner and head butcher of La Divisa Meats, Nick Macri, as we break down a hog by primal cuts. Each class will focus on a different cuts, giving a better understanding of each area, including how best to prepare and cook it. Learn the big deal about living high off the hog. This class…

Adult Workshops and Enrichment Culinary Literacy Cooking & Nutrition

Frederick Douglass and W.E.B. Du Bois in the New Millennium

Mon, February 26, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Room 406/407 February 2018 marks 200 years since Frederick Douglass was born, and 150 years since the birth of W.E.B. Du Bois.In a literary discussion and short film screening, explore the lives and writings of these activists through the context of your own experiences and current events. This…

Adult Black History Month African American Literature
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