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Julia Alvarez | In the Time of the Butterflies: 25th Anniversary Edition

Tue, April 23, 2019 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

In conversation with Concepción de León , the digital staff writer for the Books desk at The New York Times . She also writes "El Espace," a news and culture column for Latino . A “one-woman cultural collision” ( Los Angeles Times Book Review ), poet,…

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Spring Toddler Storytime

Wed, April 24, 2019 10:30 A.M.
Kensington Library

Join us for toddler storytime! Together, we’ll explore stories and activities that help the reading habit in children . This program is intended primarily for children from one to three years of age and their caregivers, but siblings of other ages are welcome. For more information, contact…

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LEGO Day

Wed, April 24, 2019 4:00 P.M.
Blanche A. Nixon/Cobbs Creek Library

Join other children and explore your creative side with Legos. Mega-blocks available for smaller children; all materials provided.

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Read, Baby, Read Parent Circle

Wed, April 24, 2019 5:00 P.M.
Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library

Parent Circle is a series of gatherings that provide support and enrichment to any caregiver with a child ages birth to 2 years around language and literacy development. Expectant mothers also welcome!  Join us on April 24th from 5:00 to 7:00pm for a Parent Cafe facilitated by Turning…

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PAWS for Reading—Read with Sophie!

Wed, April 24, 2019 5:30 P.M.
Ramonita G. de Rodriguez Library

Readers of all ages and stages are invited to read aloud to a well-trained therapy animal in order to improve their reading and communication skills. Since pets don’t correct mistakes, there is no pressure to “perform” and reading becomes a fun, positive, enjoyable experience.…

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Read, Baby, Read Walkers and Talkers Pajama Storytime

Wed, April 24, 2019 6:00 P.M.
Richmond Library

Dance, wiggle, and sing along in our fun storytime for young independent movers.  For babies and toddlers with their caregivers. Siblings welcome.  Text @Portrichmo to 81010 for text reminders!  Read, Baby, Read is a series of fun programs for babies, toddlers and their…

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Dance me a Story

Thu, April 25, 2019 10:30 A.M.
South Philadelphia Library

Listen, move, and learn at this special storytime with the School of the Pennsylvania Ballet. This program is limited to children ages 3 and older. 

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Read, Baby, Read My First Storytime

Thu, April 25, 2019 11:00 A.M.
Richmond Library

Bring your little one for lap time with stories, songs, rhymes and bounces. Siblings welcome. Text @Portrichmo to 81010 for text reminders.  Read, Baby, Read is a series of fun programs for babies, toddlers and their families, using new library spaces and materials to help develop language…

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Parenting Workshop Series

Thu, April 25, 2019 12:00 P.M.
McPherson Square Library

A FREE 12-Week Program for parents that provides the following: Workshops and materials Refreshments Cash stipend of $100 upon completion of program Occasional door prizes Parenting Certificate upon completion of program Use letter or certificate for Court requirements. Please contact the…

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Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Family Art Workshops

Thu, April 25, 2019 3:30 P.M.
Wyoming Library

PAFA staff provides community-based art lessons during out of school time to participating students, families and community members. Workshops are held during after-school hours using a drop in model, with no registration required providing an out-of-school setting for families to…

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Wooden Block Party

Thu, April 25, 2019 3:30 P.M.
Cecil B. Moore Library

Let your imagination grow with books and play! Join us for a story, then discover what you can build with wooden blocks! This program is intended for children 3-6 and their families. Older siblings are welcome; soft blocks can be provided for younger siblings. Daycares and other large…

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Read, Baby, Read Sensory Play Group

Thu, April 25, 2019 3:30 P.M.
Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library

See! Touch! Listen! Baby Sensory Play Group is a chance for your baby to explore different materials using all of their senses. For children ages 3 to 24 months and their caregivers. The program will take place in the Story Hour Room. Expecting parents and siblings welcome. Childcares and…

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Big Kids Play Group (Ages 2-5)

Fri, April 26, 2019 11:00 A.M.
Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library

Creative play for children ages 2-5 and their caregivers. Siblings are welcome.

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Read, Baby, Read! Baby Storytime

Sat, April 27, 2019 10:30 A.M.
Northeast Regional Library

Bring your baby for lap time with stories, songs, and fingerplays, especially for babies. For babies and their adult caregivers.   Read, Baby, Read is a series of fun programs for babies, toddlers and their families, using new library spaces and materials to help develop language and…

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Read, Baby, Read Storytime

Sat, April 27, 2019 10:30 A.M.
Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library

Read! Sing! Play! Help your child learn through stories, songs, and fun activities. All programs are for children ages birth through 24 months and their caregivers. Expecting parents and siblings welcome.  Read, Baby, Read is a series of fun programs for babies, toddlers and…

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Read, Baby, Read Play Group

Sat, April 27, 2019 11:00 A.M.
Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library

Join us for play time and connecting with other families. All programs are for children ages birth through 24 months and their caregivers. Expecting parents and siblings welcome. Childcares and groups, please call the library to make an appointment.  Read, Baby, Read is a…

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Beginner's Knitting Class

Sat, April 27, 2019 11:30 A.M.
Fumo Family Library

Leap into spring by learning how to knit! Class starts on Saturday, April 27th from 11:30-1 for 6 weeks.  Students need to supply their own needles, 8" to 10" US Size 8 (5mm) straight needles in wood/bamboo, metal, or plastic though wood/bamboo is preferred. Practice yarn will be…

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Literacy Lab

Sat, April 27, 2019 12:00 P.M.
Tacony Library

Literacy Lab is a small group literacy instruction program for students in 1st to 3rd grade who struggle to read on grade level. Tacony Library will host two sessions of the Literacy lab program on Saturdays from November 17th until May 18th.  Session I – 12:00 to…

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Literacy Lab

Sat, April 27, 2019 12:00 P.M.
Independence Library

Literacy Lab is a small group literacy instruction program for students in 1st to 3rd grade who struggle to read on grade level. Independence Library will host two sessions of the Literacy lab program on Saturdays from November 17th until May 18th.  Session I – 12:00 to…

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Literacy Lab

Sat, April 27, 2019 12:00 P.M.
Kingsessing Library

Literacy Lab is a small group literacy instruction program for students in 1st to 3rd grade who struggle to read on grade level. Kingsessing Library will host two sessions of the Literacy lab program on Saturdays from November 17th until May 18th.  Session I – 12:00 to…

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