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Chat and Chew Focus Group

Sat, September 22, 2018 11:00 A.M.
Logan Library

Would you like to have a say in what happens at your library?  We'd love your feed back on library programs, services and other types of resources you would like to see at the library.  We'll meet from 11:00 a.m - 12:30 p.m. and all are welcome.

Adult Young Adult School Age Senior Discussion and Participation Free Library of Philadelphia

Philly Domino Topplers Club

Sat, September 22, 2018 1:00 P.M.
Charles Santore Library

Learn to set up dominoes for toppling with a neighborhood expert! This program is intended for children ages 6 and older. Questions? Call the librarian at 215-686-1766

Adult Young Adult School Age Family Programs Other Great Programs Family

Sundays on Stage: The Principles of Hip Hop: Peace, Love, Unity, and Having Fun

Sun, September 23, 2018 2:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Using dance, interactive lecture, and audience participation, the dancers of Hip Hop Fundamentals explore hip hop’s rich cultural history and how underserved inner-city youth changed the world. Montgomery Auditorium Doors open at 1:30 p.m. Free Admission! Seating is on a first-come,…

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

Story Jams!

Mon, September 24, 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.  Follow Story Jams on Instagram @storyjams.  

School Age Preschool Family Programs Storytimes Children Book Bike

Minecraft Mondays

Mon, September 24, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Children's Department at Parkway Central Library

Use the Free Library's iPads to build, play and create your own world in Minecraft!  Also make your own Minecraft-themed crafts! Parkway Central Library Children's Department Ground Floor, 1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103 215.686.5369 ***Programs are subject to change***…

School Age Arts and Crafts Programs Family Programs

Special Storytime | Welcoming Billy the Goat Statue!!!

Mon, September 24, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

The original Billy the Goat Statue in Rittenhouse Square will be moving to a new home in our Children's Room. Please join us for a special storytime to welcome Billy to the Library!  

School Age Preschool Toddler Family Programs Storytimes Children

Art Splash!

Mon, September 24, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Roxborough Library

Have fun doing art activities with us.  For after-school art lovers.

School Age Preschool Arts and Crafts Programs Art

Read With A Dog!

Mon, September 24, 2018 4:15 P.M.
Falls of Schuylkill Library

School age kids are invited to come read with Orchid, 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.  Groups cannot be accommodated at this program.

School Age Other Great Programs Summer Reading PAWS Read to a Dog

Read to a PAWS Therapy Dog

Mon, September 24, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Whitman Library

Bella the French Bulldog will be at Whitman Neighborhood Library for one-on-one reading sessions. She is a PAWS 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 6-12, but…

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

Children’s Chess Club

Mon, September 24, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Charles Santore Library

Learn to play or improve your game with Chess Coach Andrew.  Ages 6-18.  

Young Adult School Age Family Programs Children Teens Chess

Bop and Cha-cha

Mon, September 24, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Greater Olney Library

Mondays in September! Bop and Cha-cha classes offered by the 5th Street Revitalization Project. All ages.

Adult Young Adult School Age Community Events Family Programs Workshops and Enrichment Body, Mind & Spirit Family Health dance

Maxwell King | The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers with David Newell “Mr. McFeely” of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

Mon, September 24, 2018 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood as we welcome Maxwell King, author of The Good Neighbor , a personal, professional, and artistic biography of Fred Rogers. A figure as deceptively sophisticated as the namesake television program that brought an unerring message of kindness,…

Adult Young Adult School Age Author Events Speakers and Lectures Author Events - Free Series Author Events Biography & Autobiography Children Education

SmART Readers

Tue, September 25, 2018 3:45 P.M.
Lovett Memorial Library

Students ages 7-12 can join us for an exciting visual art and literacy program! A visiting artist will engage students in fun art making experiences tied to literacy skills. Space may be limited. See the Children's Librarian for more information and to register. This program is…

School Age Arts and Crafts Programs Other Great Programs Art Literacy

Stories and STEM

Tue, September 25, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Children's Department at Parkway Central Library

Join us as we engineer technological marvels, ponder mathematical puzzles and conduct scientific experiments inspired by your favorite picture books. Stories are for all ages, activities are best suited to school age patrons. Come for the story, stay for the science.    *Programs are…

School Age LEAP Literacy STEM

UPenn Science Fun for Kids & Teens

Tue, September 25, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Walnut Street West

Do you want to learn how make slime? What about extracting DNA from a strawberry? Graduate students and faculty from UPenn will visit our library to conduct fun and exciting hands-on science experiments. No registration necessary, just come on by!

Young Adult School Age Workshops and Enrichment Children Teens STEM

SmART Readers

Tue, September 25, 2018 4:30 P.M.
Richmond Library

Students ages 7-12 can join us for an exciting visual art and literacy program! A visiting artist will engage students in fun art making experiences tied to literacy skills. This program is sponsored by the Philadelphia Arts in Education Partnership.

School Age Family Programs Art Children

Family Night: Pajama Storytime

Tue, September 25, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library

Stories, songs and movement, followed by playtime & activities for families. Kids ages 11 and younger and their caregivers. Optional: wear your pajamas and/or bring your favorite stuffed animal.

School Age Preschool Toddler Family Programs Storytimes Children Family Literacy

This Is What Democracy Reads Like: A Conversation with Wilson Goode

Tue, September 25, 2018 6:30 P.M.
West Oak Lane Library

Join a conversation with the Honorable W. Wilson Goode, former mayor of Philadelphia, about his new book Black Voters Mattered: A Philadelphia Story. Dr. Goode will talk about how essential voting and elections are to our communities. Learn the history of an era of black empowerment in…

Adult Young Adult School Age Speakers and Lectures African American Literature Philadelphia Philadelphia History Politics Midterms Matter

Jams! in the Park @ Dickinson Square

Wed, September 26, 2018 10:00 A.M.
Charles Santore Library

Meet us in the park for stories, music, and a sensory activity. This program will run every fair-weather Wednesday, through Ocotber 10.

School Age Preschool Family Programs Storytimes Children Family

Beyond the Book: Shadow Puppets

Wed, September 26, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Children's Department at Parkway Central Library

CCD's core LEAP school-age program. Sometimes we read, sometimes we create, but we always stretch our minds to inspire curiosity beyond the book.   *Programs are subject to change.* Find us on Facebook:  http://tinyurl.com/parkwaycentralchildrens Follow us on…

School Age LEAP Literacy
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