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Changing City Community Day: One Book Circle

Sat, February 16, 2019 1:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Pop-up performances and hands-on activities will take place all afternoon throughout the library in celebration of the Free Library's exhibition Philadelphia: The Changing City , which explores the city’s historical transformation. In this drop-in book circle, we’ll visit the…

Adult Discussion and Participation One Book, One Philadelphia One Book, One Philadelphia Changing City

Philadelphia: The Changing City Events Day

Sat, February 16, 2019 1:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

From 1:00-5:00, join your neighbors for an afternoon of programs for adults, as well as children, themed around the Rare Book Department’s fascinating special exhibition,  Philadelphia: The Changing City. Images of the city drawn from 300 years of prints, photographs, documents, and…

Adult Young Adult School Age Preschool Toddler Community Events Black History Month Discussion and Participation Family Programs Live Performances Speakers and Lectures Other Great Programs One Book Author and Featured Events African American Philadelphia Philadelphia History Changing City

GED Class for Adults

Sat, February 16, 2019 1:00 P.M.
Northeast Regional Library

TutorMe Adult Education will be holding on-going GED classes at Northeast Regional Library for students 16 and up every Saturday 10am-12pm and Sunday 1pm to 3pm.  TutorMe Adult Education offers a GED experience that goes beyond the average GED classroom to help you get closer to your…

Adult Young Adult Workshops and Enrichment Education GED

LEAP Chess Club

Sat, February 16, 2019 1:00 P.M.
Children's Department at Parkway Central Library

1pm-2pm in the Story Hour Room, intended for school age children. No experience necessary.   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 LEAP Games and Gaming Chess Board Games and Role-Playing

Narratives - Book Edition

Sat, February 16, 2019 1:30 P.M.
Lillian Marrero Library

Create or tell your own story about what Black History Month means to you and check out a gallery of books by people of color!

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

LGBTQ Teen Cafe

Sat, February 16, 2019 1:30 P.M.
Tacony Library

LGBTQ Teen Café 1:30-4:00 Air hockey!  Crafts!  Gaming!  Jigsaw puzzles!  Snacks! Learn something new, meet new friends, or come to just chill. Refreshments provided by Sawtown Tavern

Young Adult Other Great Programs LGBTQ Free Library of Pride

Portable Studio: Our Stories

Sat, February 16, 2019 2:00 P.M.
South Philadelphia Library

Portable Studio Artists Jess Conda and Bethlehem Roberson are professional Philadelphia artists who use theater and music to inspire and explore the boundless ways we all can tell stories, real or imagined, and from different perspectives. In the Wilma Theater’s Portable Studio, you will:…

Adult Young Adult Other Great Programs Discussion and Participation Children

Amulets Workshop

Sat, February 16, 2019 2:00 P.M.
Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library

Learn how to create an amulet for power and protection-- like the gris-gris bag Jojo’s grandfather makes for him.

Adult Young Adult School Age Arts and Crafts Programs Family Programs One Book, One Philadelphia One Book, One Philadelphia arts & crafts

Beginners Hand Sewing

Sat, February 16, 2019 2:00 P.M.
Walnut Street West

Whether you are interested in embroidery or just want to learn a new skill, Miss Oumou will teach you the basics of hand sewing.

Young Adult School Age Arts and Crafts Programs

Otaku Trivia Contest

Sat, February 16, 2019 2:00 P.M.
Charles Santore Library

Do you love to read manga and watch anime?  Do you know the names of all characters and the plots of all the series?  Then bring yourself and your otaku friends to compete in this trivia contest.  There will be prizes!  This program is intended for teens and tweens but…

Young Adult School Age Other Great Programs Games and Gaming Teens Anime & Manga

Blues in Hip Hop for Teens

Sat, February 16, 2019 2:00 P.M.
Logan Library

Listen to samples of early blues, soul, and contemporary hip hop to find common threads and learn to create your own blues-inspired song.

Young Adult School Age Family Programs One Book, One Philadelphia Music One Book, One Philadelphia

Mandarin Storytime

Sat, February 16, 2019 2:00 P.M.
Charles Santore Library

Bring your family for simple stories and songs in Mandarin.

School Age Preschool Family Programs Storytimes Bilingual Programs

Black Citymakers and Philadelphia Urban Renewal

Sat, February 16, 2019 2:00 P.M.
Social Science and History Department at Parkway Central Library

During the mid-twentieth century, Philadelphia was in a state of significant flux, perhaps most notably in the city’s plans for urban renewal. This reading group discussion will center on two chapters from Marcus Anthony Hunter’s Black Citymakers: How the Philadelphia Negro Changed…

Adult Young Adult Black History Month Discussion and Participation Philadelphia History History Changing City

Literacy Lab

Sat, February 16, 2019 2:00 P.M.
South Philadelphia Library

Literacy Lab is a small group literacy instruction program for students in 1st to 3rd grade who struggle to read on grade level. South Philadelphia Library will host two sessions of the Literacy lab program on Saturdays from November 17th until May 18th.  Session…

School Age Family Programs Children Family Literacy Read by 4th Literacy Lab

Let's Make Slime!

Sat, February 16, 2019 2:00 P.M.
Falls of Schuylkill Library

Let's make some slime together using different household ingredients.  For school-age kids.

School Age LEAP Arts and Crafts Programs arts & crafts

Literacy Lab

Sat, February 16, 2019 2:00 P.M.
McPherson Square Library

Literacy Lab is a small group literacy instruction program for students in 1st to 3rd grade who struggle to read on grade level. McPherson Square Library will host two sessions of the Literacy lab program on Saturdays from November 17th until May 18th.  Session…

School Age Family Programs Children Family Literacy Read by 4th Literacy Lab

Literacy Lab

Sat, February 16, 2019 2:00 P.M.
Tacony Library

Literacy Lab is a small group literacy instruction program for students in 1st to 3rd grade who struggle to read on grade level. Tacony Library will host two sessions of the Literacy lab program on Saturdays from November 17th until May 18th.  Session I – 12:00 to…

School Age Family Programs Children Family Literacy Read by 4th Literacy Lab

Hands-on History at The Free Library, Parkway Central

Sat, February 16, 2019 2:00 P.M.
Rare Book Department at Parkway Central Library

A son of formerly enslaved people, Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872–1906) was one of the first African American authors to become world-famous for his writings. During his short life, Dunbar authored books including poetry and novels. Some of Dunbar’s books were illustrated with…

Adult Young Adult Senior Family Programs Speakers and Lectures Workshops and Enrichment Black History Month Community Events Philadelphia Rosenbach Museum & Library Special Collections Hands-On History

Senior Cinema – Glory

Sat, February 16, 2019 2:00 P.M.
Senior Services at Parkway Central Library

Central Senior Services joins the Free Library's Community Fair and continues in celebration of Black History with a screening of the critically acclaimed "Glory".  Nominated for five Academy Awards, the now almost three decades old Glory still delivers unparalleled…

Adult Young Adult Senior Black History Month Community Events Film Screening Central Senior Services Calendar African American Movies & Television Changing City

Rain Check Workshop

Sat, February 16, 2019 2:00 P.M.
Logan Library

Come to this workshop to learn how you can get a free rain barrel from Philadelphia Water! Reduced pricing for downspout planters, rain gardens, depaving, and permeable pavers will also be offered. PWD’s Rain Check program gives Philadelphia residents an opportunity to reduce pollution…

Adult Senior Other Great Programs Environment & Nature House & Home
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