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The Watershed is An Open Book

Thu, August 16, 2018 10:30 A.M.
Cecil B. Moore Library

Join us for a new family program for children ages 3-8 and their parents or caregivers. Fairmount Water Works will present weekly workshops with a seasonal theme to help build reading readiness using “teachable” moments in your own neighborhood. Register here:…

School Age Preschool Toddler Family Programs Storytimes Children Environment & Nature Family Literacy

Make a Suncatcher Leaf

Thu, August 16, 2018 2:00 P.M.
Falls of Schuylkill Library

Explore the function of leaves and their role in the greater ecological web by creating a unique sun-catcher leaf.   This program is inspired by the exhibition  In Our Nature: Flora and Fauna of the Americas , on view through September 15 in the Rare Book Department, Parkway…

School Age Arts and Crafts Programs

Play Pokeno

Thu, August 16, 2018 2:00 P.M.
Eastwick Library

Program is for individual children. Groups may schedule group programs by calling the librarian.

School Age Preschool Family Programs Summer Reading

Thursday Afternoon Movies

Thu, August 16, 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

Traveling Treasures

Thu, August 16, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Whitman Library

What is a book? Explore books from around the world, and how they have changed over 5,000 years of human history, from cuneiform to computer tablets! Traveling Treasures is a hands-on traveling special collection of rare literary artifacts, which participants can touch and feel. The chosen…

Adult Young Adult School Age Senior Family Programs Other Great Programs Children Education Family Literacy Rare Books, Manuscripts, & Digital Collections Book Arts

Summer Sketch Club

Thu, August 16, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Children's Department at Parkway Central Library

Learn to sketch with Ms.Melissa!  Thursday,  4:00-4:45 PM.  Recommended for ages 6-12.  Call 215-686-5369 for more information.

School Age Arts and Crafts Programs Family Programs Art Children arts & crafts Anime & Manga comics and graphic novels

Stenton Star Gazing

Thu, August 16, 2018 7:00 P.M.
Logan Library

We'll meet at the library and then walk over to the  Stenton House , where we'll be met by Derek Pitts , Chief Astronomer at the Franklin Institute!  Together we will view stars and planets through a high powered telescope.  Refreshments will be provided.  Program may…

Adult Young Adult School Age Senior Other Great Programs Environment & Nature Science Summer Reading STEM

Paper Folding Fridays

Fri, August 17, 2018 2:00 P.M.
Queen Memorial Library

Join Miss Liz to create a unique paper craft each week – no experience necessary.

School Age Arts and Crafts Programs Summer Reading

Construction Club

Fri, August 17, 2018 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

Fun in the Sun!

Fri, August 17, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Children's Department at Parkway Central Library

Step outside the 20th Street entrance for fun outdoor activities - in the sun and the shade!  Sunscreen provided; all ages. 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 Body, Mind & Spirit Children Environment & Nature Games and Gaming Sports & Recreation Animals and Nature arts & crafts

Saturday Stroll

Sat, August 18, 2018 9:00 A.M.
Kingsessing Library

Calling all Nature Explorers! Join us for a Saturday Stroll from Kingsessing Library to Bartram's Garden. Explore nature themes along the walk. Enjoy FREE Boating at Bartram's Garden from 11 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Children younger than 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Adult Young Adult School Age Preschool Toddler Senior Family Programs Environment & Nature Philadelphia Animals and Nature

Saturday Games

Sat, August 18, 2018 2:00 P.M.
Northeast Regional Library

Come learn a new game from the library's collection and play with our teen volunteers. For school-age children.

School Age Family Programs Other Great Programs Children Games and Gaming Summer Reading Board Games and Role-Playing

Story Jams at DiSilvestro

Mon, August 20, 2018 10:30 A.M.
South Philadelphia Library

Story Jams is a playgroup centered around play and positivity that includes storytime, music, dancing, and sensory exploration! This program is held outdoors at DiSilvestro Rec Center, enter on Morris St. behind the library. Rain dates TBD.

School Age Preschool Family Programs Storytimes Children Book Bike

Board Game Mondays

Mon, August 20, 2018 12:00 P.M.
Richmond Library

Children and teens are welcome to drop in and play board games all day.

School Age Family Programs Children Summer Reading Board Games and Role-Playing

Movie Mondays

Mon, August 20, 2018 2:00 P.M.
Queen Memorial Library

Watch a different movie each week (G or PG), popcorn included!

School Age Film Screening Summer Reading

Board Games

Mon, August 20, 2018 2:00 P.M.
Eastwick Library

Play fun board games like Monopoly, Clue, Connect Four, and many others with friends. Program is for individual children. Groups may schedule group programs with the librarian.

School Age Other Great Programs Games and Gaming Summer Reading

Movie Madness

Mon, August 20, 2018 2:00 P.M.
Overbrook Park Library

Join us on Monday afternoons in the summer for a feature film.

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

Anime (Japanese cartoons) and manga (Japanese comics)!

Mon, August 20, 2018 3:30 P.M.
Widener Library

Are you already a fan, or are you curious? Older children and young teens are invited to join Sara Palmer from the Rodriguez Library for an introduction to anime/manga and to talk about popular series and trends. Art supplies will be available—try your hand at fanart!

Young Adult School Age Family Programs arts & crafts Anime & Manga

Read With A Dog!

Mon, August 20, 2018 4:15 P.M.
Falls of Schuylkill Library

School age kids are invited to come read with Wally, a certified therapy dog, and share a new book or an old favorite in a judgement free space.  Dogs love to hear stories! Space may be limited.

School Age Other Great Programs PAWS Read to a Dog
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