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Storytime at the Lodge at Bluecross RiverRink WinterFest

Sat, December 16, 2017 11:30 A.M.
RiverRink Winterfest, 101 S. Columbus Boulevard

Talented librarians from the Free Library of Philadelphia will be offering public storytimes during the RiverRink Winterfest at 11:30 a.m. on the following Saturdays:  December 16, December 23, and December 30.  All are welcome to join us for fun winter stories and…

School Age Preschool Toddler Community Events Family Programs Storytimes

DIY with Dominique

Sat, December 16, 2017 12:30 P.M.
Fumo Family Library

We’ll make something new that you can take home with you every time we meet, such as Kaleidoscopes, bouncy balls and some fun crafts that the group suggests! For kids in grades K-12. 

Young Adult School Age Arts and Crafts Programs arts & crafts

Holiday Cooking with Bernadette

Sat, December 16, 2017 1:00 P.M.
Tacony Library

Make your own No-Bake Oreo Peppermint Cheesecake in a Jar.  For ages 10+. Please sign up in advance, Supplies limited to 10 participants. 

Young Adult School Age Other Great Programs Cooking & Nutrition

Family Holiday Baking

Sat, December 16, 2017 1:00 P.M.
Culinary Literacy Center at Parkway Central Library

Caregivers with children ages seven and up will make three different seasonal sweets while building ​confidence​ ​and​ ​culinary​ ​skills. We​ ​will​ ​have​ ​three​ ​dessert​ ​stations to encourage​ ​Making,​ ​Tasting​ ​and​ ​Playing. ​ ​Decorate​ ​your​ ​own​ ​seasonal cupcake, make and taste…

Adult Young Adult School Age Family Programs Culinary Literacy Family

Logan Library's Jumping Jamboree

Sat, December 16, 2017 2:00 P.M.
Logan Library

Make merry music with your own hand crafted musical instrument.  We will make them ourselves!  All supplies will be supplied.  Your host for this fun workshop will be Mr. Rich - your friendly, neighborhood Children's Librarian.  This program is best for…

School Age Other Great Programs Music arts & crafts

Minecraft Club

Sat, December 16, 2017 2:00 P.M.
Frankford Library

Come build and play Minecraft with other kids, ages 8 to 12.  Your host will be librarian Mr. Pagán.  We’ll be playing in peaceful mode only!  Call or stop by to sign up.

School Age Family Programs Games and Gaming Minecraft

The Fumo Gaming Club

Sat, December 16, 2017 2:00 P.M.
Fumo Family Library

The Fumo Gaming Club is an inclusive, bully-free, and sensory-friendly club for kids who enjoy games of all kinds. Card Games, Console Games, Board Games, Tablet Games, Roleplaying Games, and more!  Bring a favorite game from home, or use the library's collection. Attendance is free, and…

Young Adult School Age Family Programs Children Games and Gaming Teens Board Games and Role-Playing

Christmas Concert

Sat, December 16, 2017 3:30 P.M.
Walnut Street West

Christmas Songs performed on saxophone.

Adult Young Adult School Age Preschool Toddler Senior Family Programs Live Performances Music

Sundays on Stage: Samba to Salsa's A Journey Through Latin Percussion

Sun, December 17, 2017 2:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Samba to Salsa celebrates the traditions of Latin and Brazilian percussiontaking you on a journey through the origins, history and classic rhythms of samba, salsa, and more. This series is made possible by funding from the Philadelphia City Institute Board of Managers. Montgomery Auditorium…

Adult Young Adult School Age Preschool Toddler Senior Family Programs Live Performances Sundays on Stage Children Family Music

Annual Polar Express Party

Sun, December 17, 2017 2:00 P.M.
Northeast Regional Library

Families are welcome to join us for our annual Polar Express Party featuring a reading of the classic story, Christmas Carol Sing-a-long, visit with Santa, and refreshments. Preschool children must be accompanied by an adult. 

School Age Preschool Toddler Family Programs Children Family Holiday Storytimes

An Afternoon with Monette Sudler

Sun, December 17, 2017 3:00 P.M.
Joseph E. Coleman Northwest Regional Library

Experience a special gift from guitar legend Monette Sudler and her Quartet.   Affectionately known as the "First Lady of Guitar", Ms. Sudler, who lives in Germantown, will perform a free concert of original compositions, contemporary jazz and seasonal favorites.  A…

Adult Young Adult School Age Senior Live Performances Music

Maker Jawn

Mon, December 18, 2017 3:00 P.M.
Cecil B. Moore Library

Community members of all ages are welcome to learn new skills, explore various projects, and create. Come and make stuff with us! Children under 6 must be accompanied by a responsible caregiver. Daycare groups and preschools must call to schedule an appointment.

School Age Family Programs Makers & Makerspaces STEM

Crafty Mondays

Mon, December 18, 2017 4:00 P.M.
Greater Olney Library

Come create something crafty at the library!

School Age Arts and Crafts Programs Children Crafts & Hobbies

Holiday Cookie Decorating Party!

Mon, December 18, 2017 4:00 P.M.
Richmond Library

Join us for a gingerbread cookie storytime then decorate some sweet treats to take home with you. Space may be limited; pick up a ticket in the children's section at 3:30 p.m.

School Age Family Programs Storytimes Holiday Storytimes

Read With A Dog!

Mon, December 18, 2017 4:30 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

Posada Navideña | Christmas Posada

Mon, December 18, 2017 5:30 P.M.
South Philadelphia Library

El Consulado de México, la Biblioteca Pública del Sur de Filadelfia y el Departamento de Policía del 3er Distrito te invitan a una tradicional Posada Navideña. Habrá música, sorpresas y mucha diversión. ¡Te esperamos! --- The Consulate of…

Adult Young Adult School Age Family Programs New Americans Holiday Storytimes

Read to a therapy dog with PAWS for Reading!

Mon, December 18, 2017 6:00 P.M.
Whitman Library

Bella the French Bulldog will be at Whitman Neighborhood Library on selected Mondays for one-on-one reading sessions. She is a trained therapy dog who provides a judgement free environment and allows children to open up and feel comfortable about reading aloud. This program is geared toward ages…

School Age Family Programs Storytimes Children Pets PAWS Read to a Dog

Visit with Santa

Mon, December 18, 2017 6:30 P.M.
Katharine Drexel Library

Visit with Santa, bring your list, take a picture, sing songs, hear a story and make a craft. - Due to branch closing, this event has been rescheduled to Monday, December 18.

School Age Preschool Toddler Family Programs Storytimes Holiday Storytimes

Family Storytime with Ms. Karen

Mon, December 18, 2017 6:30 P.M.
Oak Lane Library

Wear your pajamas and bring a plush friend for cozy stories complete with milk and cookies.

Adult School Age Preschool Toddler Senior Family Programs Storytimes
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