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Overdrive

Thu, December 28, 2017 11:00 A.M.
Tacony Library

Download and learn how to use the Overdrive app.   Classes are limited to 12. No registration required, please arrive 10 minutes prior to class start time.

Adult Computer Classes Computers Databases & Electronic Resources ebooks

Tai Chi for Adults with Darrell Bryant

Thu, December 28, 2017 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

Book Discussion Group

Thu, December 28, 2017 2:00 P.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

Please join our book discussion group for Adults at the Philadelphia City Institute.  We meet on the last Thursday of every month, at 2:00 p.m. in the meeting room.  For our current title and a copy of the book, please inquire at the Reference Desk. All book discussions will be held in…

Adult Other Great Programs Fiction Book Clubs

Computer Basics

Thu, December 28, 2017 2:00 P.M.
Lillian Marrero Library

Basics for users with no previous computer experience learn to use the mouse, search the internet and sign up for email.

Adult Computer Classes Computers

E-Gadget Help Desk

Thu, December 28, 2017 3:00 P.M.
Katharine Drexel Library

Need help with your phone, tablet, E-Reader, or laptop? Want to download E-books to read at home? Bring your device to our new E-Gadget Helpdesk! Appointments are preferred but walk-ins are welcome, please call the library for details.  Mondays 12:00 - 3:00 p.m. Thursdays 3:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Adult Young Adult Computer Classes Computers

Yoga for adults!

Thu, December 28, 2017 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

Let’s Speak English: Conversation Groups for International Adults

Fri, December 29, 2017 10:00 A.M.
Lillian Marrero Library

These weekly conversation hours will allow adult language learners to build their confidence and skills in conversational English in a relaxed and friendly environment. Conversation topics change week to week and are determined by group interest.

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

Email Basics

Fri, December 29, 2017 11:00 A.M.
Tacony Library

Learn how to set up an email account, send, and recieve emails. Classes are limited to 12. No registration required, please arrive 10 minutes prior to class start time.

Adult Computer Classes Computers Technology

Book Discussion Group

Sat, December 30, 2017 11:00 A.M.
Northeast Regional Library

Join us for a book discussion. This month we'll discuss Markus Zuzak's "The Book Thief".  This program includes an audio lecture from The Skeptic's Guide to Great Books and a film screening. To register and borrow a copy of the book, please see Mr. Kessler in the Humanities Department, or…

Adult Discussion and Participation Literature Book Clubs

Bernstein the Conductor

Now through Tue, January 2, 2018 5:00 P.M.
Fleisher Collection at Parkway Central Library

The Free Library of Philadelphia and the Edwin A. Fleisher Collection of Orchestral Music are pleased to be a part of the global celebration BERNSTEIN AT 100. Kicking off August 25, 2017 and ending August 25, 2019, the Bernstein Office’s worldwide initiative will commemorate the…

Adult Young Adult Senior Exhibitions Special Collections

ESL Class

Wed, January 3, 2018 1:30 P.M.
Independence Library

Free weekly ESL class for English language learners every Wednesday from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. All are welcome! Please email instructor Nad Rosenberg for more information at twnad@techw.com.

Adult New Americans New Americans ESL

Cookbook Club: Tasting Rome

Sat, January 6, 2018 2:00 P.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

Do you enjoy cooking and sharing meals with friends? Join us one Saturday a month as we explore a new cookbook. We'll each choose a recipe from the featured cookbook to make and bring for sharing with the group. Registration is limited; please stop by the Reference Desk, call 215-685-6621,…

Adult Family Programs Cooking & Nutrition

Intelligent by Design Nonfiction Book Group

Mon, January 8, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Independence Library

Do you enjoy reading? We read critically acclaimed nonfiction old and new. All readers welcome.  All meetings are Monday evenings at 6:00 p.m. For additional information, please call 215- 685-1633. For this month, we are reading  Age of ambition: chasing fortune, truth, and faith in…

Adult Other Great Programs Book Clubs

Monday Poets | Philadelphia Poet Laureate

Mon, January 8, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Literature Department at Parkway Central Library

Room 108, 1st Floor, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. An evening of poetry from the 2018-19 Philadelphia Poet Laureate, to be announced in December 2017 , and Husnaa Hashim, the 2017-18 Youth Poet Laureate . Now housed at the Free Library, the Philadelphia Poet Laureate program celebrates poetry’s vital…

Adult Young Adult Speakers and Lectures Monday Poets Reading Series African American Author Events Poetry

Read & Rap - A Senior Book Discussion Club

Tue, January 9, 2018 1:00 P.M.
Fumo Family Library

A Senior Book Discussion Club in conjunction with Marconi Older Adult Program. For more information, please contact Stella White at  215-717-1970. The book selected for this month is  The Husband’s Secret by Laine Moriarity.

Adult Family Programs Book Clubs

ESL Class

Wed, January 10, 2018 1:30 P.M.
Independence Library

Free weekly ESL class for English language learners every Wednesday from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. All are welcome! Please email instructor Nad Rosenberg for more information at twnad@techw.com.

Adult New Americans New Americans ESL

Book Discussion Group for Adults & Older Teens

Wed, January 10, 2018 5:30 P.M.
Ramonita G. de Rodriguez Library

Titles for each month will be chosen by the group. Both teens and adults are welcome.  Contact the library to borrow a copy of each month’s selection. For more information, please call Library Manager Lisa Chianese-Lopez or email her at chianesel@freelibrary.org.

Adult Young Adult Discussion and Participation Book Clubs

Way-Too-Big Wednesdays

Now through Wed, January 10, 2018 5:30 P.M.
Rare Book Department at Parkway Central Library

Join us after-hours in the Rare Book Department as we take out books that were just too big to be shown in our Big and Small, Books for All exhibition now on display. Examples may include a 15th century handwritten scroll over fifteen-feet long that belonged to King Edward IV…

Adult Young Adult School Age Senior Family Programs Exhibitions Children Family Special Collections

Sneak Peek! A Scene from the World Premiere Play “Sensitive Guys” by MJ Kaufma

Wed, January 10, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

InterAct Theatre Company presents a special, sneak preview performance of a scene from the upcoming world premiere of the emotionally-charged comedy Sensitive Guys by MJ Kaufman featuring Emily Lynn, Bi Jean Ngo, Brett Robinson, Maggie Johnson, and Lexie Braverman.  This program will be…

Adult Film Screening

Italian Movie Matinee

Fri, January 12, 2018 12:00 P.M.
Fumo Family Library

Join us on the second Friday of the Month for a showing of Italian Language Films (except March). You are welcome to bring a bagged lunch or a snack. 

Adult Film Screening
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