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Read With A Dog!

Mon, March 11, 2019 4:15 P.M.
Falls of Schuylkill Library

School age kids - ages  6 to 12 - are invited to come read independently 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.  Groups cannot be accommodated at this…

School Age Other Great Programs PAWS Read to a Dog

Wooden Block Party and LEGO Playtime

Mon, March 11, 2019 5:00 P.M.
Frankford Library

Wooden Block Party and LEGO free play time every 2nd Monday of the month at 5PM

School Age Preschool Other Great Programs Wooden Block Party

Intelligent by Design Nonfiction Book Group | How Democracies Die by Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt

Mon, March 11, 2019 6:00 P.M.
Independence Library

Do you enjoy reading? We read critically acclaimed nonfiction old and new. All readers welcome. For additional information, please call 215- 685-1633. In this brilliant historical synthesis, Levitsky and Ziblatt (two Harvard professors of comparative political science) show how democracies…

Adult Other Great Programs Book Clubs

Yoga Workshop

Mon, March 11, 2019 6:00 P.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

Join the Friends of PCI for their next series of yoga workshops. All levels of expertise are invited. Bring your own mat or towel. Registration for each session is required; please sign up at the PCI Reference Desk.  

Adult Other Great Programs Health and Wellness Body, Mind & Spirit Yoga Health

Winter Storytime

Tue, March 12, 2019 10:30 A.M.
Lovett Memorial Library

Join Ms. Dana for stories, songs and silliness.  Recommended for ages 2 and up, and their parents and caregivers.

Preschool Toddler Other Great Programs Storytimes

Sisters in Freedom

Wed, March 13, 2019 4:00 P.M.
Joseph E. Coleman Northwest Regional Library

In honor of Women's History Month we will be watching a portion of the film Sisters in Freedom: The Daring Battle to End Slavery . This film tells the story of the brave women, both black and white, who banded together to fight slavery for decades before the Emancipatoin Proclamation. This…

School Age Discussion and Participation Film Screening Other Great Programs History Women's History Month

Laptops for Tax Time

Thu, March 14, 2019 2:00 P.M.
Tacony Library

Laptops for Tax Time Need computer access and a space to spread out and file your taxes?  We’ve got that! Reserve one of private study rooms for 3 hours.  Bring your own laptop and use our free Wifi Or use one our laptops while you’re here!  Call to reserve your…

Adult Senior Other Great Programs Computers

T’ai Chi

Thu, March 14, 2019 2:00 P.M.
Fumo Family Library

Based on Chinese soft-style martial arts, modern T’ai Chi is best known as a gentle slow-motion exercise that improves balance, leg strength, relaxation, deep breathing, calmness, focus and alertness. Please wear comfortable clothing. Registration is required. To register, please call…

Adult Other Great Programs Health and Wellness Body, Mind & Spirit Health & Fitness

A Free Tour of Philadelphia: The Changing City Exhibition

Thu, March 14, 2019 3:00 P.M.
Rare Book Department at Parkway Central Library

Come and learn about our city’s exciting, dynamic, and often forgotten history with a guided tour of Philadelphia: The Changing City exhibition. The tour will be led by an exhibition curator in the Dietrich Gallery in the Rare Book Department , which is located on the third floor of the…

Adult Young Adult School Age Other Great Programs African American Art Digital Collections Education Family Free Library of Philadelphia Programs & Services Health & Fitness Philadelphia History Rare Books, Manuscripts, & Digital Collections Special Collections Teens History printmaking architecture Changing City

Break into Baking for Teens

Thu, March 14, 2019 3:30 P.M.
Joseph E. Coleman Northwest Regional Library

Find out what it takes to start your own baking business.  Ms. O (Founder and CEO of Aunt Orphia's Pound Cake Company) will tell the story of her pound cake company. We'll decorate a dollop!  Using a slice of pound cake and a dollop of icing (provided), we'll decorate…

Young Adult Career Workshops Other Great Programs Cooking & Nutrition Business & Entrepreneurs

Chess Club

Thu, March 14, 2019 4:00 P.M.
South Philadelphia Library

Learn to play chess or improve your game! Students of all ages, and all levels welcome.  Register with Prashant at GhoksheP@freelibrary.org.  

Young Adult School Age Other Great Programs Chess

AARP Tax Preparation

Fri, March 15, 2019 10:30 A.M.
South Philadelphia Library

Volunteers from AARP offer free in-person tax preparation service for seniors. Reservations required. Call 215-803-6402 for appointment.

Senior Other Great Programs

Laptops for Tax Time

Fri, March 15, 2019 11:00 A.M.
Tacony Library

Laptops for Tax Time Need computer access and a space to spread out and file your taxes?  We’ve got that! Reserve one of private study rooms for 3 hours.  Bring your own laptop and use our free Wifi Or use one our laptops while you’re here!  Call to reserve your…

Adult Senior Other Great Programs Computers

LGBTQ Teen Cafe

Sat, March 16, 2019 1:30 P.M.
Tacony Library

LGBTQ Teen Café 1:30-4:00 Air hockey!  Crafts!  Gaming!  Jigsaw puzzles!  Snacks! Learn something new, meet new friends, or come to just chill. Refreshments provided by Sawtown Tavern

Young Adult Other Great Programs LGBTQ Free Library of Pride

LEAP: Women's History Month

Mon, March 18, 2019 4:00 P.M.
Holmesburg Library

Sisters of Freedom: The Daring Battle to End Slavery tells the story of the brave women, both black and white, who banded together to fight slavery decades before the Emancipation Proclamation. Like all History Making Productions films, this hour-long documentary includes a vibrant mix of…

Young Adult School Age LEAP Other Great Programs Children Women's History Month

Read With A Dog!

Mon, March 18, 2019 4:15 P.M.
Falls of Schuylkill Library

School age kids - ages  6 to 12 - are invited to come read independently 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

Yoga Workshop

Mon, March 18, 2019 6:00 P.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

Join the Friends of PCI for their next series of yoga workshops. All levels of expertise are invited. Bring your own mat or towel. Registration for each session is required; please sign up at the PCI Reference Desk.  

Adult Other Great Programs Health and Wellness Body, Mind & Spirit Yoga Health

Winter Storytime

Tue, March 19, 2019 10:30 A.M.
Lovett Memorial Library

Join Ms. Dana for stories, songs and silliness.  Recommended for ages 2 and up, and their parents and caregivers.

Preschool Toddler Other Great Programs Storytimes

Teen Advisory Board

Tue, March 19, 2019 4:00 P.M.
Whitman Library

Young friends from 12-19 years old are invited to join our new Teen Advisory Board. These monthly meet ups will be a great way to make a difference in your community, plan events, recommend books, and earn community service credit. Snacks provided, no registration required.

Young Adult Other Great Programs Teens

Gaming Garage

Wed, March 20, 2019 4:00 P.M.
South Philadelphia Library

Come and get hands on with the Nintendo Switch. Students of all ages can join us for games of Mario Kart, get on their feet with Just Dance 2018, or construct cool toys with Nintendo Labo kits. Drop-in, and no registration required.

School Age Other Great Programs Games and Gaming Video Games
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