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Creative Composition Books

Wed, March 7, 2018 4:30 P.M.
Thomas F. Donatucci, Sr. Library

A simple marbled composition book sparked a life devoted to writing for Jacqueline Woodson. With some colorful scrapbook paper and notions like sequins, buttons, and cloth, create a composition book that expresses you.

Young Adult School Age Family Programs One Book, One Philadelphia One Book, One Philadelphia

PAWS for Reading—Read with Sophie!

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

We are delighted to host Library PAWS for Reading, a series of programs of PAWS for People that gives children a chance to read aloud to a well-trained therapy animal in order to improve their reading and communication skills. Since pets don't correct mistakes, the pressure to…

School Age Family Programs Children Family PAWS Read to a Dog

Firefly Jars

Wed, March 7, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Katharine Drexel Library

Brown Girl Dreaming recalls the joy of catching fireflies in a jar. Using craft supplies, create your own beautiful, miniature glow jars that light up the dark.  

Adult Young Adult School Age Arts and Crafts Programs Family Programs One Book, One Philadelphia Crafts & Hobbies One Book, One Philadelphia

Kids Craft Club

Thu, March 8, 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

Make Some Noise! A Sing-Along for Toddlers

Fri, March 9, 2018 10:00 A.M.
Holmesburg Library

Music plays a big role for the children in Jacqueline Woodson’s books. Sing classic children’s songs and add your own twist with shakers and other fun sound-makers.

School Age Preschool Toddler Family Programs One Book, One Philadelphia Children One Book, One Philadelphia

Friday Builders

Fri, March 9, 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 9, 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

Philly Then and Now

Sat, March 10, 2018 2:00 P.M.
McPherson Square Library

What did Philadelphia look like in your parent’s generation? What about their parents? And how has the city changed? Explore Philadelphia with pictures, maps, and stories of in the past and today, then make a colorful collage. 

Young Adult School Age Family Programs One Book, One Philadelphia One Book, One Philadelphia

Minecraft Club

Sat, March 10, 2018 2:00 P.M.
Frankford Library

Come build and play Minecraft with other kids, ages 8 to 12.  Your host will be librarian Mr. Pagán.  We’ll be playing in peaceful mode only!  Call or stop by to sign up.

School Age Family Programs Games and Gaming Minecraft

Kids "Drive-in" Movie

Sat, March 10, 2018 2:00 P.M.
Joseph E. Coleman Northwest Regional Library

Make and decorate your own car, then enjoy a short movie based on a book!  This program is for kids ages 3 to 6 years old.

School Age Preschool Arts and Crafts Programs Film Screening arts & crafts

The Fumo Gaming Club

Sat, March 10, 2018 2:00 P.M.
Fumo Family Library

The Fumo Gaming Club is an inclusive, bully-free, and sensory-friendly club for kids who enjoy games of all kinds. Card Games, Console Games, Board Games, Tablet Games, Roleplaying Games, and more!  Bring a favorite game from home, or use the library's collection. Attendance is free,…

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

Board Game Bonanza!

Sat, March 10, 2018 2:00 P.M.
Fumo Family Library

Come play at the library! Board games are back and we’ve got games galore for kids, teens and adults.  Learn to play Chess, Checkers, Scrabble, Settlers of Catan, Connect 4, banana grams, Jenga and more.  Bring your friends. You can even bring your own game – new or old,…

Young Adult School Age Other Great Programs Games and Gaming

Craft | Make a Friendship Bracelet

Mon, March 12, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Fumo Family Library

Popular in the U.S. in the 1970s and into the next decade, the fun of making this simple macramé craft has never gone out of style. Make your own for someone special! 

Young Adult School Age Arts and Crafts Programs One Book, One Philadelphia One Book, One Philadelphia

Girls Rock Women's History Month: Movie

Mon, March 12, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Lovett Memorial Library

Enjoy a snack adn a short movie that celebrates girl power!  For school age kids (boys too).

School Age Film Screening Women's History Month

Anime & Manga Discussion Group for Kids & Teens

Mon, March 12, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Ramonita G. de Rodriguez Library

Children ages 11 and up and teens are invited to explore Japanese animation, comics and pop culture! Get to know different anime and manga series and try your hand at fan activities. For more information, contact Sara Palmer, Children's Librarian, at 215-686-1768 or palmers@freelibrary.org.

Young Adult School Age Discussion and Participation Film Screening Children Movies & Television Anime & Manga

Warm Winter Tales for Cozy Storytimes

Tue, March 13, 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

Dance to the Music

Tue, March 13, 2018 4:30 P.M.
Bushrod Library

Try your hand—or rather—feet, at some dance steps of the 1960s and ‘70s, and see their influence on how you and your friends dance today!

School Age Family Programs One Book, One Philadelphia One Book, One Philadelphia dance

Around the Table

Tue, March 13, 2018 4:30 P.M.
South Philadelphia Library

Taking inspiration from the traditions of family reunions celebrated in This Is the Rope, participants will make reusable placemats and hear stories from Mama Carla Wiley. Wiley is a storyteller, educator and artist who weaves together multigenerational memories with activities for children that…

Young Adult School Age Other Great Programs One Book, One Philadelphia Cooking & Nutrition One Book, One Philadelphia

Around the Table

Tue, March 13, 2018 4:30 P.M.
South Philadelphia Library

Taking inspiration from the traditions of family reunions celebrated in This Is the Rope, participants will make reusable placemats and hear stories from Mama Carla Wiley. Wiley is a storyteller, educator and artist who weaves together multigenerational memories with activities for children that…

Young Adult School Age Other Great Programs Culinary Literacy Cooking & Nutrition One Book, One Philadelphia

Wii Wednesdays!

Wed, March 14, 2018 4:00 P.M.
South Philadelphia Library

Come play video games on the big screen! Learn new steps, play Just Dance or Dance Dance Revolution on the Wii, and get encouraged to get moving. Our focus is on positive energy, exercise, and healthy choices!  For teens and school-aged children.

School Age Other Great Programs LEAP Children Games and Gaming
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