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Read, Baby, Read Little Friends Play Group

Thu, February 28, 2019 11:30 A.M.
Richmond Library

Join us for play and great conversation for babies, toddlers, and grown-ups alike. 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 literacy. Read, Baby, Read is made possible by a generous…

Toddler Baby Family Programs Storytimes Children

Resume Assistance

Thu, February 28, 2019 12:00 P.M.
Frankford Library

Receive help building a resume or improving your current one utilizing our new laptops for extended time.

Adult Career Workshops Jobs & Job Seekers

Book Discussion: Sing, Unburied, Sing

Thu, February 28, 2019 2:00 P.M.
Logan Library

Sit down at your local library to discuss this year’s One Book, One Philadelphia selection, a novel about family and time.   Reading the book beforehand is not required to join! Free books will be given out on a first-come basis.  

Adult Discussion and Participation Black History Month One Book, One Philadelphia Literature One Book, One Philadelphia

Book Discussion: Sing, Unburied, Sing

Thu, February 28, 2019 2:00 P.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

Sit down at your local library to discuss this year’s One Book, One Philadelphia selection, a novel about family and time.   Reading the book beforehand is not required to join! Free books will be given out on a first-come basis.  

Adult Discussion and Participation Black History Month One Book, One Philadelphia Literature One Book, One Philadelphia

T’ai Chi

Thu, February 28, 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

Artsy Thursday

Thu, February 28, 2019 3:00 P.M.
Widener Library

Explore using various mediums and materials to create art. Paint, draw, sew, or just experiment for fun. 

Young Adult School Age LEAP Art arts & crafts

A Free Tour of Philadelphia: The Changing City Exhibition

Thu, February 28, 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

Sight Word Game Day

Thu, February 28, 2019 3:00 P.M.
Walnut Street West

Game play can be a fun and exciting way to practice reading skills and sight word recognition. Each week Miss Echo will provide games for beginner readers to play that will improve fluency, pronunciation, and confidence in early readers. This activity is suggested for Pre-K through 3rd grade.

School Age Preschool Other Great Programs Literacy

Let's Speak English | For International Adults

Thu, February 28, 2019 3:00 P.M.
Ramonita G. de Rodriguez Library

Join us for a weekly conversation hour and build your confidence in speaking English. Topics may include: small talk, holidays, customs, and common slang. You can practice speaking English in a casual and relaxed environment without examinations. You will be able to make friends with other…

Adult Discussion and Participation New Americans New Americans ESL - English as a Second Language

E-Gadget Helpdesk

Thu, February 28, 2019 3:00 P.M.
Northeast Regional Library

Do you have a new gadget  - iPad, iPod, tablet, smart phone, etc? Come learn how to use it to download books, & magazines, stream music & movies for free from our website.  You will need to have an active library card and pin number to make use of this service.…

Adult Senior Other Great Programs Computer Classes Computers Databases & Electronic Resources ebooks

Open Computer Lab

Thu, February 28, 2019 3:00 P.M.
Northeast Regional Library

Work on a special project and get one-on-one assistance. Lab is open for 2 hours. This class is offered on a first come, first served basis and space is limited. Register in the lab, by signing the clipboard.

Adult Senior Computer Classes Other Great Programs Hot Spots Computers

Minecraft community

Thu, February 28, 2019 3:00 P.M.
Kensington Library

Come join our Minecraft community at the Kensington library!  We host a Minecraft session in the computer lab every Thursday from 3-5:30 p.m., where we build everything from farms and villages to swank modern homes. We have our own Minecraft Realm, a persistent server which allows us all to…

School Age Family Programs LEAP Children Computers Education Family Free Library of Philadelphia Games and Gaming Makers & Makerspaces Technology Teens Minecraft Video Games

Read, Baby, Read Sensory Play Group

Thu, February 28, 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…

Baby Family Programs Children Family

Essay Contest Program

Thu, February 28, 2019 3:30 P.M.
Wynnefield Library

Enjoy presentations by students in grades K-12 wo will share their essays that begin with the phrase " I want to soar like..."

School Age Preschool Family Programs Children Free Library of Philadelphia Programs & Services Literature Teens

Teen Reading Lounge

Thu, February 28, 2019 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 Winter Session of Teen Reading Lounge (TRL). We will explore the topics of racism and police…

Young Adult Discussion and Participation Teens Teen Reading Lounge

Chess Club

Thu, February 28, 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

Thursday Crafternoon!

Thu, February 28, 2019 4:00 P.M.
Children's Department at Parkway Central Library

Join us for a short storytime and craft activity!  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 Art Children arts & crafts

Guitar Lessons for Children

Thu, February 28, 2019 4:00 P.M.
Walnut Street West

Interested in learning to play the guitar? Looking for tips, or even just a place to practice? We welcome the Penn Music Department, as they will be helping teach students and other young people how to play the guitar. For more information, please ask at the reference desk on the second floor.…

School Age Other Great Programs Music Performing Arts

Honoring Sculptor Kara Walker

Thu, February 28, 2019 4:00 P.M.
Widener Library

School-age participants will make various sculptures using glue, hair conditioner, and shaving cream.      

School Age LEAP Family Programs Black History Month African American Children Education Family Free Library of Philadelphia Makers & Makerspaces Teens arts & crafts
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