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Knitting and Crocheting Circle

Wed, February 20, 2019 6:00 P.M.
Charles Santore Library

Join us for an informal get together for neighborhood people who knit and crochet. 

Adult Young Adult Senior Arts and Crafts Programs Other Great Programs Crochet Knitting

Writing Assistance

Wed, February 20, 2019 6:00 P.M.
Charles Santore Library

Do you want to make your resume stand out, or put the finishing touches on college essay?   Or, maybe you need help filling out forms.  Never fear! Faculty members from the University of Pennsylvania will be on hand to help, on Wednesday evenings.  Drop by!

Adult Young Adult Career Workshops

The Secret Cinema presents: Philadelphia - The Changing City

Wed, February 20, 2019 6:00 P.M.
Art Department at Parkway Central Library

The Free Library of Philadelphia is thrilled to partner with Philadelphia's beloved film screening series, The Secret Cinema , now in its 27th year.  As usual, The Secret Cinema will present selections from their collection shown on 16mm film onto a big screen. This…

Adult Young Adult Senior Film Screening Speakers and Lectures Other Great Programs Philadelphia Philadelphia History History Changing City

ESL Conversation Group

Wed, February 20, 2019 6:30 P.M.
Charles Santore Library

This group is a great way to practice speaking everyday English.  ALL are welcome.

Adult Young Adult Senior New Americans New Americans ESL - English as a Second Language


Wed, February 20, 2019 6:30 P.M.
Fishtown Community Library

Wipe away the stress of the week and get your body and mind ready for a relaxing weekend. Decompress, unwind, and relax and start your weekend off the right way. Brittany from Roots2Rise will be our instructor.      

Adult Young Adult Health Programs Body, Mind & Spirit Yoga

Africa Storytime Expedition

Thu, February 21, 2019 11:00 A.M.
Blanche A. Nixon/Cobbs Creek Library

Children and their families are invited for a special storytime featuring Anansi the Spider: A Tale from the Ashanti by Gerald McDermott, and an up-close look at touchable artifacts from the Penn Museum.  

Adult Young Adult School Age Senior Black History Month Discussion and Participation Storytimes African American Children Family

Teens! Explore Virtual Reality Gaming with Oculus Rift

Thu, February 21, 2019 3:00 P.M.
Northeast Regional Library

Experience Virtual Reality at the Free Library using the Oculus Rift! Try out cutting edge movies, video games, and interactive experiences in ways you never have before. For Teens and Adults 13+!  3-5PM. Please arrive 15 minutes early to sign up in the Computer Lab. 

Young Adult Computer Classes Other Great Programs Hot Spots Teens Video Games

Artsy Thursday

Thu, February 21, 2019 3:00 P.M.
Widener Library

Explore using various mediums and materials to create art. Paint, draw, sew, or just experiment for fun. 

Young Adult School Age LEAP Art arts & crafts

Mobile CPR Project

Thu, February 21, 2019 3:30 P.M.
McPherson Square Library

Join The Mobile CPR Project for a hands on CPR class.  Learning CPR can keep you and your family safe. Most of the time when someone experiences a cardiac arrest, it is in their home. If your family member experiences a cardiac arrest the best thing you can do is perform CPR, it can save…

Adult Young Adult Health Programs Health

Get HYPE: Apple Jawnies

Thu, February 21, 2019 4:00 P.M.
Whitman Library

"Healthy You, Positive Energy" - If you love to cook (or love to eat), learn about science and nutrition through cooking with us. This month, we're making Apple Jawnies. Teen and tweens are welcome at this event. 

Young Adult School Age Health Programs Culinary Literacy Children Cooking & Nutrition Health & Fitness Health

Chess Club

Thu, February 21, 2019 4:00 P.M.
South Philadelphia Library

Learn to play chess or improve your game! Students of all ages, and all levels welcome.  Register with Prashant at  

Young Adult School Age Other Great Programs Chess

Teen Reading Lounge

Thu, February 21, 2019 4:00 P.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

Attention teens in grades 7-12! Are you looking for a community service opportunity this year? Are you passionate about your world and your future? Then, please join us for the Winter Session of Teen Reading Lounge (TRL). We will explore the topics of racism and police…

Young Adult Discussion and Participation Teens Teen Reading Lounge

Family Tree Workshop

Thu, February 21, 2019 4:00 P.M.
Lawncrest Library

Working together, children will use finger-painting and adults will learn to construct a family tree that can be added to for years to come.

Adult Young Adult School Age Preschool Family Programs Arts and Crafts Programs One Book, One Philadelphia Art Family One Book, One Philadelphia

Blues in Hip Hop for Teens

Thu, February 21, 2019 4:00 P.M.
Fox Chase 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

Teen Third Thursday

Thu, February 21, 2019 4:30 P.M.
Frankford Library

Come have fun doing various activities and games. Snacks provided. Teens Only

Young Adult Workshops and Enrichment Teens

Black History Month Person of the Week

Thu, February 21, 2019 4:30 P.M.
Haddington Library

A notable African-American’s accomplishments will be discussed.

Young Adult School Age Black History Month African American

A Day in History

Thu, February 21, 2019 5:00 P.M.
Logan Library

Join us for some African American poetry and songs with Michele Kumarroy who is an international performer.  This is a family program.

Adult Young Adult School Age Preschool Senior Black History Month Family Programs African American Poetry

Creative Crochet with Ms. Traci

Thu, February 21, 2019 5:30 P.M.
Paschalville Library

Join Ms. Traci for Creative Crochet! Beginners are welcome!

Young Adult School Age Arts and Crafts Programs Art Crafts & Hobbies Crochet Knitting
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