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Gaming Garage

Wed, September 26, 2018 4:00 P.M.
South Philadelphia Library

Come and get hands on with the Nintendo Switch. Students of all ages can join us for games of Mario Kart, get on their feet with Just Dance 2018, or construct cool toys with Nintendo Labo kits. Drop-in, and no registration required.

School Age Other Great Programs Games and Gaming Video Games

PAWS for Reading—Read with Sophie!

Wed, September 26, 2018 5:30 P.M.
Ramonita G. de Rodriguez Library

Readers of all ages and stages are invited to read aloud to a well-trained therapy animal in order to improve their reading and communication skills. Since pets don’t correct mistakes, there is no pressure to “perform” and reading becomes a fun, positive, enjoyable experience.…

School Age Family Programs Children Family Literacy PAWS Read to a Dog

Chess Club

Wed, September 26, 2018 5:30 P.M.
Walnut Street West

Join other kids (ages 6-18), to learn and play chess. Wednesdays from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Applications are available upstairs on the Second Floor. Adult volunteers needed!  Contact: wswlibraryfriends@gmail.com. Programming coordinated through The Friends of Walnut Street West Library.

Young Adult School Age Other Great Programs Chess

A - Z MAGIC

Wed, September 26, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Bustleton Library

Join us for a family magic program with A 2 Z Magic! Children ages 12 and under require an adult caregiver present. Sponsored by the Friends of Bustleton Library from a Philadelphia Activities Fund grant!

Young Adult School Age Preschool Toddler Family Programs Children Family Performing Arts

Fall Storytime

Thu, September 27, 2018 10:30 A.M.
Chestnut Hill Library

Celebrate Fall with stories, songs and rhymes For children of all ages.  Young children must be accompanied by an adult care-giver.

School Age Preschool Toddler Other Great Programs Storytimes Family Literacy

Sight Word Game Day

Thu, September 27, 2018 3:00 P.M.
Walnut Street West

Game play can be a fun and exciting way to practice reading skills and sight word recognition. Each week Miss Echo will provide games for beginner readers to play that will improve fluency, pronunciation, and confidence in early readers. This activity is suggested for Pre-K through 3rd grade.

School Age Preschool Other Great Programs Literacy

SmART Readers

Thu, September 27, 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

MightyFest Comics & Confidence Workshop

Thu, September 27, 2018 4:00 P.M.
South Philadelphia Library

Presented in partnership with Mighty Writers, students of all ages are invited to learn the basic elements of comic book creation. Come and create your own character and draw your very first adventure in this exciting workshop!

Young Adult School Age Discussion and Participation Family Programs Children Comics & Graphic Novels

Chess Club

Thu, September 27, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Nicetown-Tioga Library

Do you like to play chess?  Do you want to learn how to play, or how to play better? Join us for a friendly game.  All level players are welcome and some instruction is available.  For ages 8 and up.  We'll be playing from 4:00 until 6:00 p.m.

Adult Young Adult School Age Senior Other Great Programs Chess

Thursday Crafternoon!

Thu, September 27, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Children's Department at Parkway Central Library

Join us for a short storytime and craft activity!  4 p.m. in the Story Hour Room.  Free.   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 Preschool Family Programs Art Children arts & crafts

SmART Readers

Thu, September 27, 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

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

Thu, September 27, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Haddington 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…

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

Exhibition - Diverse Flowers Make A Bouquet: A Celebration of Latinx Culture

Now through Fri, September 28, 2018 9:00 A.M.
Children's Literature Research Collection at Parkway Central Library

Between September 15th and October 15th, the United States celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month, recognizing the Hispanic and Latinx Americans whose cultures have influenced and improved our nation.  This mini-exhibition in the Central Children's Department acknowledges…

Adult Young Adult School Age Senior Exhibitions Art Education Family Rare Books, Manuscripts, & Digital Collections Special Collections children's literature

SmART Readers

Fri, September 28, 2018 3:00 P.M.
Lawncrest 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 is limited and registration is encouraged! See the Children's Librarian for more information and to register.…

School Age Family Programs Children

SmART Readers

Fri, September 28, 2018 3:30 P.M.
Whitman 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 Children

Friday Gaming

Fri, September 28, 2018 3:30 P.M.
Cecil B. Moore Library

Enjoy a selection of board games, card games, and Wii games after school every Friday. Intended for school-age children through teens. Day care groups must call to schedule a separate appointment.

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

LEGO Club

Fri, September 28, 2018 3:30 P.M.
Walnut Street West

Join other children and teens at our fun weekly Lego Club! Mega-blocks available for smaller children; all materials provided.

School Age Preschool Family Programs Children Family LEGO

Exotic Fruit Taste Test

Fri, September 28, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Greater Olney Library

Have you ever wanted to try new fruits?  We’ll look at where fruits grow, the people who harvest them, and we’ll taste some fruits that definitely don’t grow in Pennsylvania! School age – Registration Required.  E-mail SkodzinskiJ@freelibrary.org by Monday,…

School Age Discussion and Participation Children

Mighty Writers Comics Workshop

Fri, September 28, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Greater Olney Library

The Mighty Writers organization, which provides writing workshops throughout the year in Philadelphia, has invited the Free Library to help celebrate their MightyFest four-day literacy festival which will take place September 27-30!!   Explore your creativity and develop storytelling…

Young Adult School Age Discussion and Participation Family Programs Children Comics & Graphic Novels

Board Game Bonanza!

Fri, September 28, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Children's Department at Parkway Central Library

From Chutes and Ladders to Connect 4, from Bingo to Twister, play some games and make some friends!   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 Other Great Programs Children Board Games and Role-Playing
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