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Explore the Issues of Mass Incarceration

Thu, March 15, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Logan Library

Come to a three-part workshop series on mass incarceration.  Youth will learn, explore, and respond to issues of mass incarceration through art and civic engagement.  Participants will be part of building a community exhibit featured at the library. We hope you plan to attend all three…

Young Adult School Age Discussion and Participation Other Great Programs Politics Teens Social Justice

Afterschool Chess Club

Thu, March 15, 2018 4:30 P.M.
Fumo Family Library

Join the Fumo Family Library Chess Club.  All skill levels are welcome. Even if you have never played before, we will teach you. 

Young Adult School Age Other Great Programs Chess

Kids Craft Club

Thu, March 15, 2018 4:30 P.M.
South Philadelphia Library

Get crafty every Thursday! Create a different make-and-take craft project every week. 

Young Adult School Age Arts and Crafts Programs LEAP arts & crafts

St. Patrick's Day Crafts

Fri, March 16, 2018 10:30 A.M.
Roxborough Library

Join us for a fun hour of crafts celebrating St. Patrick's Day. For preschoolers..

School Age Arts and Crafts Programs arts & crafts

Construction Club

Fri, March 16, 2018 3:30 P.M.
Richmond Library

Build with LEGOs, MagnaTiles, KEVA planks, Straws & Connectors, and more. All ages welcome. Children under seven must be accompanied by an adult.

School Age Preschool Family Programs Children

Friday Builders

Fri, March 16, 2018 3:30 P.M.
Cecil B. Moore Library

Come build with us! We’ll use a rotating mix of Legos, Magnatiles, wooden blocks, cups, and more. Primarily intended for children ages 6-12 and their families. Siblings always welcome; soft play materials can be provided for infants and toddlers. Day care groups and preschools must call to…

School Age Family Programs LEGO STEM

LEGO Club

Fri, March 16, 2018 3:45 P.M.
Andorra Library

Can't keep your hands out of a tub of LEGOs?  We can't either. Do you dream of building something amazing with LEGOs?  We do too! If this is you, come join us!  Work on the building assignment, check out a project in one of our many LEGO books, or let your imagination soar…

School Age Other Great Programs Children Education LEGO

PAWS Read to a Dog

Sat, March 17, 2018 12:00 P.M.
Lillian Marrero Library

Read aloud to a trained therapy dog! Reading to a dog takes the pressure off and makes reading a positive experience. PAWS will be here on the first and third Saturday of each month at noon. Los niños tendrán la oportunidad de leer junto con un perro de terapia entrenado. Leer con…

School Age Family Programs Children Family PAWS Read to a Dog

Spring into Scrabble!

Sat, March 17, 2018 12:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

The After School Activities Partnership and the Free Library of Philadelphia invite you to Spring into Scrabble ! This afternoon of Scrable is an annual family and community event for Scrabble enthusiasts of all ages. Players will have the opportunity to win trophies and fantastic…

Adult Young Adult School Age Family Programs Children Family Games and Gaming Literacy

DIY with Dominique

Sat, March 17, 2018 12:30 P.M.
Fumo Family Library

We’ll make something new that you can take home with you every time we meet, such as bouncy balls and some fun crafts that the group suggests! For kids in grades K-12.   

Young Adult School Age Arts and Crafts Programs arts & crafts

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration!

Sat, March 17, 2018 2:30 P.M.
Northeast Regional Library

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with stories and crafts.  

School Age Family Programs Storytimes Children Family Holiday Storytimes

Spoken Words Poetry | Spoken Words Performance

Sat, March 17, 2018 3:30 P.M.
Queen Memorial Library

Join us for poetry writings workshops and a chance to perform your own work. For ages 12-17. For additional information please call 215-685-1899.

Young Adult School Age Other Great Programs Poetry

Builders Club

Sun, March 18, 2018 1:30 P.M.
South Philadelphia Library

We provide blocks, LEGOs, and other building supplies, you bring your imagination! Open to children of all ages.

School Age Preschool Family Programs Children

Sundays on Stage: The Fisherman and the Flounder

Sun, March 18, 2018 2:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

With expressive masks, life-size puppets, original music and imaginative scenic effects, Enchantment Theatre Company brings this beloved Grimm fairytale to life in its uniquely magical way! This series is made possible by funding from the Philadelphia City Institute Board of Managers. Montgomery…

Adult Young Adult School Age Preschool Toddler Senior Family Programs Live Performances Sundays on Stage Children Family Music

Software Programming for Kids

Mon, March 19, 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

Read With A Dog!

Mon, March 19, 2018 4:30 P.M.
Falls of Schuylkill Library

School age kids are invited to come read with Wally, 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

Sensory Storytime

Mon, March 19, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Torresdale Library

Sensory storytimes 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, and…

School Age Preschool Toddler Family Programs Storytimes Children Family

Warm Winter Tales for Cozy Storytimes

Tue, March 20, 2018 10:30 A.M.
Independence Library

Let’s share new picture books and classic stories, cheery sing-alongs, movement activities, and adorable “make and take” crafts! You can apply for your child’s very first library card!! For children ages 1 to 4 yrs. with parent/caretaker. Childcare groups : please arrange…

School Age Family Programs Storytimes Children

Social Justice Read Aloud

Tue, March 20, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Cecil B. Moore Library

Practice your reading skills and explore the library’s books with Miss Kayla. We will feature books and stories that showcase and reflect current social issues. All readers are welcome to listen, read aloud, and participate in group discussions. This program is intended for children ages 8…

School Age Discussion and Participation Social Justice

Kids Can Cook!

Tue, March 20, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Queen Memorial Library

Mobile Cooking Teacher Keisha Prosser will guide us through constructing a simple, delicious family meal - from start to finish.  Learn about healthy cooking and food safety, and taste what you helped create!  This program is for school-age children. Ms. Prosser is ServSafe certified.

School Age Discussion and Participation Cooking & Nutrition
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