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Social Justice Read Aloud

Tue, October 24, 2017 4:00 P.M.
Cecil B. Moore Library

Practice your reading skills and explore the library’s books with Miss Kayla. We will feature books and stories that showcase and reflect current social issues. All readers are welcome to listen, read aloud, and participate in group discussions. This program is intended for children ages 8…

School Age Discussion and Participation Social Justice

Maker Jawn

Wed, October 25, 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

Building Bridges with Books Family Night!

Wed, October 25, 2017 3:30 P.M.
Queen Memorial Library

Families  of K-3rd grade students from Delaplaine McDaniel Elementary School are invited to join us at Queen Memorial Library for reading support, games, free books and prizes, and FUN! Please contact the Building Bridges with Books program at 215-686-5372 for more information.

School Age Family Programs Building Bridges with Books

Building Bridges with Books Family Night!

Wed, October 25, 2017 4:00 P.M.
Haverford Library

Families  of K-3rd grade students from Commodore John Barry Elementary are invited to join us at Haverford Library for reading support, games, free books and prizes, and FUN! Please contact the Building Bridges with Books program at 215-686-5372 for more information.

School Age Family Programs Building Bridges with Books

Costume & Candy Parade

Wed, October 25, 2017 4:00 P.M.
Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library

Join us for a spooky read-aloud and costume parade here at the library! Collect candy as you parade through the library. Costumes are not required. Both programs for ages 11 and younger. Ages 6 and under must be accompanied by a caregiver.

School Age Preschool Toddler Family Programs

Halloween Holiday Party

Wed, October 25, 2017 4:00 P.M.
Roxborough Library

Snacks, games, crafts and more for children ages 6 to 12 years. old.  Space may be limited.

School Age Other Great Programs

Gaming!

Wed, October 25, 2017 4:00 P.M.
South Philadelphia Library

Come play video games on the big screen! Get on your feet with Wii games. For teens and school-aged children.

School Age Family Programs Children Games and Gaming

TWEEN HALLOWEEN PARTY!

Wed, October 25, 2017 4:00 P.M.
Independence Library

Scary Students (1st thru 8th grade) are invited to a horribly fun TWEEN HALLOWEEN PARTy! Join us for terribly tasty treats and horrific games!

School Age Family Programs Children

Harry Potter Party

Wed, October 25, 2017 4:30 P.M.
Fox Chase Library

School aged kids are invited to join the Fox Chase Library for a Harry Potter Halloween party with trivia, activities and some Hogwarts approved treats. For more information contact Christine Casperson at 215-685-0547

School Age Family Programs Children Family

Wii Wednesdays

Wed, October 25, 2017 4:30 P.M.
Frankford Library

Come play your favorite Wii games with Mr. Vince on the fourth Wednesday of the month.  For teens and school-aged kids.

Young Adult School Age Other Great Programs Games and Gaming Video Games

PAWS for Reading—Read with Sophie!

Wed, October 25, 2017 5:30 P.M.
Ramonita G. de Rodriguez Library

We are delighted to host Library PAWS for Reading, a series of programs of PAWS for People that gives children a chance to read aloud to a well-trained therapy animal in order to improve their reading and communication skills. Since pets don't correct mistakes, the pressure to "perform" is off…

School Age Family Programs Children Family PAWS Read to a Dog

Fantasy Roleplaying Club

Wed, October 25, 2017 5:30 P.M.
Walnut Street West

CALLING ALL BRAVE WARRIORS AND WIZARDS! Are you interested in Dungeons & Dragons? Ever wanted to play a tabletop roleplaying game(RPG)? Unleash your inner-nerd and come play with us! This new group will meet weekly on Wednesday evenings from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. This is a basic introduction to…

Young Adult School Age Other Great Programs Games and Gaming

Animals in the Archives

Wed, October 25, 2017 6:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Join Archives Month Philly  for an evening filled with activities, prizes, fantastic beasts, and more – all based on animals from the archives! More than a dozen local archival institutions will be joining the Special Collections Division of the Free Library of Philadelphia on October…

Adult Young Adult School Age Senior Community Events Family Programs Other Great Programs Workshops and Enrichment Pets Special Collections Animals and Nature

Animals in the Archives: Dog Treats with Waggies by Maggie and Friends

Wed, October 25, 2017 6:00 P.M.
Culinary Literacy Center at Parkway Central Library

Roll up your sleeves and get ready to mix, shape and bake biscuits for your canine companion! Waggies by Maggies and Friends is a non-profit dog treat company committed to employing people with intellectual disabilities. Experienced bakers from Waggies will offer participants with a variety of…

Adult Young Adult School Age Senior Workshops and Enrichment Family Programs Community Events Culinary Literacy Cooking & Nutrition Disabilites & Accessibility Nonprofit Animals and Nature

PAWS at the Library

Wed, October 25, 2017 6:00 P.M.
Children's Literature Research Collection at Parkway Central Library

Philadelphia is celebrating American Archives Month by featuring  Animals in the Archives.   As part of this celebration, the Special Collections Division of the Free Library of Philadelphia welcomes PAWS to Parkway Central for an evening of animals and adoptions.  Stop…

Adult Young Adult School Age Senior Community Events Family Programs Other Great Programs Workshops and Enrichment Pets Special Collections Animals and Nature

Fairy Tale Fright in the Haunted Library!

Wed, October 25, 2017 6:00 P.M.
Torresdale Library

Adults, remember the spooky haunted houses you went to as kids? Are you brave enough to enter our haunted forest and experience “Fairy Tale Fright?!” Start Halloween off with a "night of terror" in our Haunted Library!  Are you brave enough for the Ghouls to lead you…

Young Adult School Age Family Programs Children Family Holiday Storytimes

Storytime Under the Stars

Wed, October 25, 2017 7:00 P.M.
Northeast Regional Library

Families can enjoy stories, songs, and fingerplays in the library’s garden. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

School Age Preschool Toddler Family Programs Storytimes

Museum Adventure at the Rosenbach

Thu, October 26, 2017 10:00 A.M.
The Rosenbach

Calling all pre-schoolers! Come play with us on the last Thursday morning of every month. We’ll read a story together and then embark on a treasure hunt through the Rosenbach brothers’ glitzy Rittenhouse Square home to discover things that relate to the story. Afterward, families are…

School Age Preschool Toddler Family Programs Children Rosenbach Museum & Library

Movers and Shakers Storytime

Thu, October 26, 2017 10:30 A.M.
South Philadelphia Library

Toddlers and their caretakers are invited to sing, dance, listen, and laugh as we share stories and movement activities. Older and younger siblings are always welcome. Please note storytime will not be held the second Thursday of each month. Daycares and groups please call the…

School Age Family Programs Storytimes Children
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