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Sensory Storytime

Mon, December 4, 2017 7:00 P.M.
Fumo Family Library

Sensory Storytime is a thirty-minute long interactive storytime for children six and younger who: Are on the autism spectrum …or… Have sensory processing issues …or… Feel overwhelmed by noise or crowds. Sensory Storytime uses preschool-level books, songs, and…

School Age Preschool Family Programs Children

Building Block Party

Tue, December 5, 2017 10:30 A.M.
South Philadelphia Library

Come explore and socialize at this play circle and block building time. Children ages 5 and under and their caregivers are encouraged to build, create, and play! This play circle is held every Tuesday.

School Age Family Programs Children

Maker Jawn

Tue, December 5, 2017 3:00 P.M.
Cecil B. Moore Library

Community members of all ages are welcome to learn new skills, explore various projects, and create. Come and make stuff with us! Children under 6 must be accompanied by a responsible caregiver. Daycare groups and preschools must call to schedule an appointment.

School Age Family Programs Makers & Makerspaces STEM

Social Justice Read Aloud

Tue, December 5, 2017 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

Maker Jawn

Wed, December 6, 2017 3:00 P.M.
Cecil B. Moore Library

Community members of all ages are welcome to learn new skills, explore various projects, and create. Come and make stuff with us! Children under 6 must be accompanied by a responsible caregiver. Daycare groups and preschools must call to schedule an appointment.

School Age Family Programs Makers & Makerspaces STEM

History of the Book: from Cuneiform Tablet to Computer Tablets

Wed, December 6, 2017 3:30 P.M.
David Cohen Ogontz Library

What is a book? Explore books from around the world, and learn how they have changed over 5,000 years of human history. Explore Traveling Treasures -  a hands-on, touring special collection of rare artifacts. The featured objects are from our Rare Book Department.  This one-hour…

Young Adult School Age Workshops and Enrichment Rare Books, Manuscripts, & Digital Collections Traveling Treasures

Gaming!

Wed, December 6, 2017 4:00 P.M.
South Philadelphia Library

Come play video games on the big screen! Get on your feet with Wii games. For teens and school-aged children.

School Age Family Programs Children Games and Gaming

Poetry Writing Workshop

Wed, December 6, 2017 4:00 P.M.
Logan Library

Join us for a three-week poetry writing workshop, followed by a live Poetry Slam.  Please plan to attend all three sessions of the workshop.  For poets in grades 5 - 12.  Space may be limited. The workshops will be held on Wednesdays, from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. on December 6, 13 &…

Young Adult School Age Discussion and Participation

Block Building Party

Wed, December 6, 2017 5:00 P.M.
Frankford Library

Join librarian Mr. Pagan and build whatever you can imagine with our collection of over 2,000 blocks, signs, and figures.  Children ages 4 and up with their caregivers are encouraged to build, create and play!  We'll meet on the first Wednesday of the month - come one time, or all…

School Age Preschool Other Great Programs Wooden Block Party

Construction Club

Thu, December 7, 2017 10:00 A.M.
Fumo Family Library

Children aged eight and younger, accompanied by a caregiver, are invited to join us as we build with wooden blocks, magnetic tiles, Lincoln Logs, Mega Bloks, and more, with people, animals, and vehicles to inhabit their creations! In addition to being a lot of fun, construction play supports the…

School Age Preschool Family Programs Children

Movers and Shakers Storytime

Thu, December 7, 2017 10:30 A.M.
South Philadelphia Library

Toddlers and their caretakers are invited to sing, dance, listen, and laugh as we share stories and movement activities. Older and younger siblings are always welcome. Please note storytime will not be held the second Thursday of each month. Daycares and groups please call the…

School Age Family Programs Storytimes Children

Pre K Craft Time

Thu, December 7, 2017 11:00 A.M.
South Philadelphia Library

Get crafty! Join us after storytime for a different craft every week geared towards Pre-K children. Please note craft time will not be held the second Thursday of each month.

School Age Family Programs Children arts & crafts

Happy Birthday to the Oak Lane Library

Thu, December 7, 2017 3:00 P.M.
Oak Lane Library

Help us celebrate our 106th Birthday!  The Friends of Oak Lane Library will host a celebration (and there will be cake) from 3:00 until 4:30 p.m. 

Adult Young Adult School Age Preschool Toddler Senior Community Events

Maker Jawn

Thu, December 7, 2017 3:00 P.M.
Cecil B. Moore Library

Community members of all ages are welcome to learn new skills, explore various projects, and create. Come and make stuff with us! Children under 6 must be accompanied by a responsible caregiver. Daycare groups and preschools must call to schedule an appointment.

School Age Family Programs Makers & Makerspaces STEM

Science Time! Science Surprises

Thu, December 7, 2017 4:00 P.M.
Children's Department at Parkway Central Library

Learn some surprising science facts, with hands-on experiments!  4 p.m. in the Story Hour Room.  Free.   Parkway Central Library Children's Department Ground Floor, 1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103 215.686.5369 ***Programs are subject to change*** Find us on…

School Age Preschool Family Programs Children Science STEM

Builder’s Club

Thu, December 7, 2017 4:30 P.M.
South Philadelphia Library

Join us for some building fun for school aged children. Wooden blocks, legos and more! We can't wait to see what will you construct! 

School Age Family Programs Children

Friday Builders

Fri, December 8, 2017 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

Construction Club

Fri, December 8, 2017 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

My Art, My Voice with Mr. O

Fri, December 8, 2017 4:00 P.M.
Children's Department at Parkway Central Library

Join artist Arthur Ostroff for stories and art.  Free.  Fridays at 4 p,m, Children's Department, Parkway Central Library 1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103 *Programs are subject to change.* For more information, call 215.686.5369

School Age Arts and Crafts Programs Family Programs Art Children Education Family arts & crafts

Sweater Knit-Along!

Sat, December 9, 2017 12:00 P.M.
Fumo Family Library

Don’t be intimidated by the idea of knitting sweaters.  Join Jenn and knit Tin Can Knits Flax, a seamless raglan sweater which is knitted in the round.  Basic knitting skills are required, and you will need to supply your own yarn and needles.  Download the pattern for free…

Adult Young Adult School Age Senior Arts and Crafts Programs Knitting
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