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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

Chief Inspector Art Matthews presents “Black in Blue”

Thu, August 16, 2018 5:00 P.M.
Overbrook Park Library

We welcome Retired Chief Inspector Art Matthews to discuss his book “Black in Blue”.  "Black in Blue" is a collection of photos and articles that commemorate some of the accomplishments of African Americans in law enforcement, who were primarily in the…

Adult Young Adult Senior Discussion and Participation Speakers and Lectures African American History

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

WURD Radio's Summer of Freedom Tour Returns to the Free Library!

Fri, August 17, 2018 10:00 A.M.
Overbrook Park Library

Join WURD host Stephanie Renee from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for a LIVE radio broadcast from your neighborhood library!

Adult Young Adult Senior Live Performances Community Events African American

Open Computer Lab

Fri, August 17, 2018 10:00 A.M.
South Philadelphia Library

Use a computer for up to 2 hours. Assistance from library staff is available.  

Adult Career Workshops Computer Classes Computers

Open Computer Lab

Fri, August 17, 2018 10:00 A.M.
Northeast Regional Library

Work on a special project and get one-on-one assistance. Lab is open for 3 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 Computer Classes Other Great Programs Hot Spots

Preschool Storytime!

Fri, August 17, 2018 10:30 A.M.
Widener Library

Stories, songs and movement activities for children ages 2 - 5 and their caregivers.  Siblings are always welcome. 

Preschool Family Programs Storytimes Children Family Literacy

Storytime with Arts and Crafts

Fri, August 17, 2018 10:30 A.M.
Walnut Street West

Join us for stories followed by a craft project.

Preschool Arts and Crafts Programs Family Programs Storytimes

CityLife Clinic: Adult Nutrition Workshop

Fri, August 17, 2018 10:30 A.M.
Walnut Street West

This workshop, led by a registered dietitian, is being offered by the Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative's Adult and Senior Nutrition Program in conjunction with CityLife Clinics. The Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative (AUNI) is a program of the Netter Center for Community Partnerships at…

Adult Senior Health Programs Culinary Literacy Cooking & Nutrition Education Health

Email Basics

Fri, August 17, 2018 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

Storytime!

Fri, August 17, 2018 11:00 A.M.
Queen Memorial Library

Young children and their caregivers are invited for weekly storytime. Join us as we read, sing, dance, and learn together! Older siblings are always welcome.

Preschool Family Programs Storytimes Children Family Literacy

Senior Cinema - Captain America: Civil War

Fri, August 17, 2018 11:00 A.M.
Senior Services at Parkway Central Library

Join Central Senior Services for our end-of-summer, family-friendly Superhero Series. This week’s feature is “ Captain America: Civil War ” starring Chris Evans as Captain America and Robert Downey Jr as Iron Man. Free and open to the public, a nice break from the summer heat.…

Adult Young Adult School Age Senior Film Screening Family Programs Central Senior Services Calendar Family Movies & Television Teens Seniors

Headshots at the BRIC!

Fri, August 17, 2018 11:00 A.M.
Business Resource and Innovation Center at Parkway Central Library

Get a FREE headshot photo taken at the Business Resource & Innovation Center (BRIC)! Headshots are a new service for entrepreneurs, nonprofit professionals, job seekers, and more! Use your photo to enhance your professional portfolio and make your LinkedIn profile stand out among the…

Adult Business RFC Program Calendar Business & Economics Nonprofit Jobs & Job Seekers Business & Entrepreneurs Patents & Trademarks

Building with Blocks for Preschoolers

Fri, August 17, 2018 11:00 A.M.
Charles Santore Library

Imaginative play with wooden blocks helps children develop pre-literacy skills, in addition to being a lot of fun!  We have an extensive collection of blocks and accessory figures to play with.  Intended for preschool children.

Preschool Family Programs Children Wooden Block Party

CareerLink Workshop

Fri, August 17, 2018 12:00 P.M.
Blanche A. Nixon/Cobbs Creek Library

Build Your Job Skills, Find a Career! Sign up with a certified PA CareerLink Navigator to develop your resume, search for jobs, learn about job skills training, and connect directly with PA CareerLink resources. Please speak to a staff member to sign-up or call 215.686.7502 for more information.

Adult Young Adult Senior Career Workshops Jobs & Job Seekers

Computer Basics

Fri, August 17, 2018 1:00 P.M.
Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library

Welcome to Computer Basics! You will learn about the monitor, control buttons, and ports. You will also improve your mouse, keyboard, and typing skills.

Adult Young Adult Senior Computer Classes Technology

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

Resume Building Workshop

Fri, August 17, 2018 3:00 P.M.
Joseph E. Coleman Northwest Regional Library

We can help you turn your job history information into a professional resume, or, help you improve your current one.  It will be helpful to have some basic computer skills to get the most out of this workshop.  Space is limited -first come, first served.

Adult Senior Computer Classes Computers Jobs & Job Seekers

LEGO Club

Fri, August 17, 2018 3:30 P.M.
Walnut Street West

Join other children and teens at our fun weekly Lego Club! Mega-blocks available for smaller children; all materials provided.

School Age Preschool Family Programs Children Family LEGO

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
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