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

Tue, October 30, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional 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

Craft & Chat

Wed, October 31, 2018 5:30 P.M.
Ramonita G. de Rodriguez Library

Do you crochet, knit, cross-stitch, or do other kinds of handwork? Are you learning a new kind of craft? Please join our weekly Craft & Chat at the Rodriguez Library! Bring ongoing projects or start a new one. Limited supplies of certain materials are available.   For more information,…

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

Yoga

Wed, October 31, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Fishtown Community 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. Brittany from Roots2Rise will be our instructor.      

Adult Young Adult Health Programs Body, Mind & Spirit Yoga

Teen Reading Lounge: An Interactive Book Club for Teenagers

Thu, November 1, 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

Yoga for adults!

Thu, November 1, 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

Friday Gaming

Fri, November 2, 2018 3:30 P.M.
Cecil B. Moore Library

Enjoy a selection of board games, card games, and Wii games after school every Friday. Intended for school-age children through teens. Day care groups must call to schedule a separate appointment.

Young Adult School Age Family Programs Children Family Games and Gaming Board Games and Role-Playing

A Book Club run by Teens, for Teens

Sat, November 3, 2018 11:30 A.M.
Fumo Family Library

Attention teens in grades 7-12! Are you looking for a community service opportunity this year? Are you passionate about reading? Do you want to join a book club run by teens for teens? Then, please join us for Teen Titles To sign up, please email klebanoffa@freelibrary.org, stop by the Reference…

Young Adult Discussion and Participation Teens Book Clubs

Murder Mystery Luncheon Theatre

Sat, November 3, 2018 1:00 P.M.
Tacony Library

It’s Murder at the Library!! Murder Mystery Luncheon Theatre Join us as Mr. Malcolm takes us through an afternoon of murder and mystery Enjoy lunch from Fink’s Hoagies For ages 15 and older Limited to 30 guests.  Please sign up in advance

Adult Young Adult Senior Discussion and Participation Live Performances Other Great Programs Performing Arts

This Is What Democracy Cooks Like

Sat, November 3, 2018 1:00 P.M.
Joseph E. Coleman Northwest Regional Library

Try delicious, healthy food samples, learn plant-based recipes, and take part in fun, food-centered crafts. Also, hear about food justice and how the legislative process affects what's on our kitchen tables. This program is co-presented by the Free Library's Culinary Literacy…

Adult Young Adult School Age Senior Arts and Crafts Programs Community Events Workshops and Enrichment Culinary Literacy Midterms Matter

Councilman Bobby Henon

Sat, November 3, 2018 2:00 P.M.
Northeast Regional Library

Join us for a presentation by Councilman Henon. He will speak about three main topics: • The sugar tax: collection, effectiveness, and how it is spent • School funding, rebuilding, and future challenges • Health care, advocacy, ACA, and Medicare His presentation will be followed…

Adult Young Adult Community Events Discussion and Participation Speakers and Lectures Government Information Affordable Care Act

Quest Film Screening

Sat, November 3, 2018 2:00 P.M.
Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library

Called "A portrait of an American Family,"  Quest  is an intimate, moving documentary that captures ten years in the life of a North Philadelphia family. This screening is part of the Free Library's #midtermsmatter program series, which are…

Adult Young Adult School Age Film Screening Midterms Matter

Teen Book Club

Sat, November 3, 2018 2:00 P.M.
Logan Library

Do you love to read?  Do you like to talk about what you are reading?   We'll choose a different young adult book to read each month, form different genres, styles and authors.  Participants will help select the books.  Snacks will be provided.  Stop by and see…

Young Adult Discussion and Participation Book Clubs

Saturday Crafternoons

Sat, November 3, 2018 2:00 P.M.
Fox Chase Library

Calling crafters of all experience levels: come craft with us at the library! Join us for some basic instruction, idea sharing, coordinated projects, and good company. No experience necessary. Intended for adults and young adults. 

Adult Young Adult Senior Arts and Crafts Programs arts & crafts

Sundays on Stage: Yogapalooza! with Bari Koral

Sun, November 4, 2018 2:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Learn yoga with a dancing bear, pop like popcorn, “sleep” like a pony in the barn, fly like rocket ships, run with a gingerbread  man, relax in the garden and much more as we dance, stretch, sing and play to Bari’s award winning songs. Montgomery Auditorium Doors open at…

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

Meatless Monday

Mon, November 5, 2018 4:00 P.M.
South Philadelphia Library

Join Chef Char Nolan for an all-ages vegan cooking class. All levels of experience welcome.

Young Adult Health Programs Culinary Literacy Cooking & Nutrition Health

Quest Film Screening

Mon, November 5, 2018 5:30 P.M.
Independence Library

Called "A portrait of an American Family,"  Quest  is an intimate, moving documentary that captures ten years in the life of a North Philadelphia family. This screening is part of the Free Library's #midtermsmatter program series, which are an opportunity to learn…

Adult Young Adult School Age Film Screening Midterms Matter

Teen Tuesdays: Games

Tue, November 6, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Nicetown-Tioga Library

What games will be playing this week?  

Young Adult Other Great Programs Games and Gaming

Super Science + Tech Tuesdays

Tue, November 6, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Logan Library

Join us on an exploration into the worlds of Astronomy, Chemistry, Energy, Music, Physics, Robotics, and the Universe in general! Each week we'll conduct a different experiment and collaborate on a differnent creation.  What will it be today? Program is for all aged scientists and…

Young Adult School Age Family Programs Science Technology STEM

Achieving Immortality Series – Four Great Poets and the Cultures that Shaped Them

Wed, November 7, 2018 11:00 A.M.
Senior Services at Parkway Central Library

Who Was Geoffrey Chaucer? St. Joseph’s University Professor Paul Patterson helps us make important discoveries about “The Father of English Literature”. The third lecture in the series of four! Room 108

Adult Young Adult Senior Speakers and Lectures Central Senior Services Calendar Biography & Autobiography Literature Poetry

Craft & Chat

Wed, November 7, 2018 5:30 P.M.
Ramonita G. de Rodriguez Library

Do you crochet, knit, cross-stitch, or do other kinds of handwork? Are you learning a new kind of craft? Please join our weekly Craft & Chat at the Rodriguez Library! Bring ongoing projects or start a new one. Limited supplies of certain materials are available.   For more information,…

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