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Jamie Bernstein | Famous Father Girl: A Memoir of Growing Up Bernstein

Wed, June 20, 2018 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

Jamie Bernstein is the oldest daughter of Leonard Bernstein, one of the 20th century’s best known musicians. Chief conductor of the New York Philharmonic, composer of such scores as West Side Story, Candide, On the Waterfront , and On the Town , Renaissance artist in a variety of musical…

Adult Author Events Speakers and Lectures Author Events - Free Series Author Events Music Performing Arts

Read, Baby, Read Little Movers Dance Party

Thu, June 21, 2018 10:30 A.M.
Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library

Dance! Groove! Play!  Have fun and encourage language skills using songs, instruments, stories and body movements. Expecting parents and siblings welcome. Read, Baby, Read is a series of fun programs for babies, toddlers and their families, using new library spaces and materials to help…

Adult Toddler Baby Family Programs

Lunch & Learn: Google Drive 101

Thu, June 21, 2018 12:00 P.M.
Business Resource and Innovation Center at Parkway Central Library

Need to collaborate with colleagues or friends? Looking for an online space to store your resumes or photos? Learn how Google Drive can be used as the ultimate collaboration, creation, and storage tool. Some computers will be available for hands-on practice but we strongly encourage you to bring…

Adult Business Career Workshops RFC Program Calendar Nonprofit Jobs & Job Seekers Business & Entrepreneurs

Resume Assistance

Thu, June 21, 2018 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

Line Dancing with Gloria Kincade

Thu, June 21, 2018 1:00 P.M.
Blanche A. Nixon/Cobbs Creek Library

Join us for a  multigenerational dance program to celebrate the Summer of Wonder.

Adult Young Adult School Age Family Programs Summer Reading dance

Tai Chi for Adults with Darrell Bryant

Thu, June 21, 2018 1:30 P.M.
Oak Lane Library

A healthy and stress relieving break in the middle of your day: Tai Chi for Adults with Darrel Bryant, instructor.

Adult Health Programs Health & Fitness Tai Chi

Snake Party!

Thu, June 21, 2018 2:00 P.M.
Cecil B. Moore Library

Kick off our Summer of Wonder with some slithery fun! Snake expert Scott Prior will bring some of his large collection of favorite live snakes - all harmless!  He'll show us some interesting traits such as shedding skin, snake eggs, and a rattlesnake's rattle.  He will…

Adult Young Adult School Age Preschool Senior Discussion and Participation Summer Reading Animals and Nature

Knitting for All Ages!

Thu, June 21, 2018 3:00 P.M.
Roxborough Library

Bring your needs, yarn and a project to work on (if you have one).  Knitters of all skill levels, and ages are welcome. We'll be here from 3:00 until about 5:45 p.m.

Adult Young Adult Senior Family Programs Knitting

Thursday Afternoon Movies

Thu, June 21, 2018 3:00 P.M.
Walnut Street West

Beat the heat and come enjoy a family-friendly movie with us!

Adult Young Adult School Age Preschool Film Screening Family Programs Summer Reading

Make Music Philly Day Harmonica Huddle!

Thu, June 21, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Seize the longest day of the year with an al-fresco* event in the Free Library's Shakespeare Park - a Make Music Philly Day Jam Session devoted to the harmonica! Hohner is once again hooking us up with 100 harmonicas, so the first 100 folks get a free Hohner! Come early for your very own!…

Adult Young Adult School Age Live Performances Family Programs Music

Ravens on the Rooftop Solstice Soirée

Thu, June 21, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Kick off the summer on Parkway Central's rooftop terrace with the Raven Society! June 21 is the summer solstice - the longest day of the year! Come celebrate the start of the season with the Raven Society on Parkway Central's amazing Rooftop Terrace. Enjoy an open bar featuring Goose…

Adult Other Great Programs Foundation Events Fundraising Nonprofit Beer Gardens Raven Society

Yoga for adults!

Thu, June 21, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Thomas F. Donatucci, Sr. Library

Wipe away the stress of the week and get your body and mind ready for a relaxing weekend. Decompress, unwind, and relax and start your weekend off the right way. Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. except the second Thursday of every month. Please bring a mat.     

Adult Young Adult Health Programs Body, Mind & Spirit Yoga

Author Event: Brad Windhauser

Thu, June 21, 2018 7:00 P.M.
Literature Department at Parkway Central Library

Cost: Free

The Literature Department of the Free Library of Philadelphia presents a night with local author Brad Windhauser who will discuss his latest novel The Intersection: When a white driver critically injures a black bicyclist, the residents in a tense, gentrifying South Philadelphia…

Adult Young Adult Author Events Fiction Free Library of Philadelphia Literature

Elin Hildebrand | The Perfect Couple

Thu, June 21, 2018 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

“The queen of the summer beach read” ( New York Post ), Elin Hildebrand has captured the flavor, scenery, and people of Nantucket in more than 20 New York Times bestselling novels, including The Beach Club, The Matchmaker , and The Identicals .  A Pennsylvania native, a graduate…

Adult Author Events Speakers and Lectures Author Events - Free Series Author Events Fiction Literature

Coffee & Coloring

Fri, June 22, 2018 10:30 A.M.
Whitman Library

Color away your stress and enjoy a beverage with other community members. All coloring supplies, tea, and coffee will be provided.

Adult Family Programs Discussion and Participation Summer Reading

Coffee Klatch

Fri, June 22, 2018 10:30 A.M.
Lawncrest Library

Casual meet-up for adult readers. Enjoy coffee and light snacks as you talk about books, get recommendations, and socialize. 

Adult Senior Discussion and Participation Summer Reading Book Clubs

Philadelphia Reads W.E.B. Du Bois

Sun, June 24, 2018 2:00 P.M.
Social Science and History Department at Parkway Central Library

Discover the power of W.E.B. Du Bois’s ideas and their significance in our time.  This reading group focuses on the “The Souls of Black Folk,” his seminal study of African-American civilization at the turn of the 20th Century.  Led by Du Bois scholar and activist, Dr.…

Adult Young Adult Senior Discussion and Participation African American Philadelphia History Social Science

Navigating the Special Education System

Mon, June 25, 2018 12:00 P.M.
Walnut Street West

A free workshop for families of children with special education needs. Adrienne Arkontaky and Joseph Sulpizio from the Cuddy Law Firm will provide an overview of special education law, the individualized education program (IEP), IEP meeting tips, and a family’s legal rights. Space is…

Adult Other Great Programs Education Philadelphia

Movie Madness

Mon, June 25, 2018 12:00 P.M.
Lawncrest Library

Family friendly films for viewers of all ages! 

Adult Young Adult School Age Film Screening Family Programs Family Movies & Television Summer Reading

Meatless Mondays

Mon, June 25, 2018 4:00 P.M.
South Philadelphia Library

Join Chef Char Nolan for an all-ages vegan cooking class! All levels of experience welcome.  

Adult Young Adult Health Programs Culinary Literacy Cooking & Nutrition Health
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