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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

ESL Class - Intermediate

Wed, September 26, 2018 12:30 P.M.
Charles Santore Library

If you are no longer a beginner, try this intermediate class.  This two- hour class runs once a week on Wednesdays.  This class is free and registration is not required, however, regular attendance is recommended. Questions?  Call the librarian at 215-686-1766.  

Adult Young Adult Senior New Americans New Americans ESL

Meet the Author: Barbara Mujica

Wed, September 26, 2018 4:30 P.M.
Walnut Street West

Barbara Mujica is a novelist, short story writer, and essayist. Her novel Frida (Overlook Press, 2001) was an international bestseller. It appeared in eighteen languages and was a Book-of-the-Month Club alternate. Her novel Sister Teresa (Overlook Press, 2007) and was published in Spanish in…

Adult Young Adult Senior Discussion and Participation Speakers and Lectures

Craft & Chat

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

Do you crochet, knit, cross-stitch, or do other kinds of handwork? Are you learning a new kind of craft? Please join our weekly Craft & Chat at the Rodriguez Library! Bring ongoing projects or start a new one. Limited supplies of certain materials are available.   For more information,…

Adult Young Adult Arts and Crafts Programs Crafts & Hobbies Crochet Knitting

Computer Tutoring

Wed, September 26, 2018 5:30 P.M.
Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library

Join us in the Lab for individualized assistance provided by our Digital Resource Specialist.

Adult Young Adult Senior Computer Classes Digital Media

Teen RPG Club

Wed, September 26, 2018 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 Other Great Programs Games and Gaming Teens

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

Conversational ESL

Wed, September 26, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Walnut Street West

Join our new Conversation Group at the Walnut Street West Library to practice your English language skills in a relaxed and informal setting. 

Adult Young Adult Senior New Americans New Americans ESL

Google Search

Wed, September 26, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Torresdale Library

Students will learn how to conduct Google searches and learn basic attributes of search engines. Sign-up is not required, but space is limited.

Adult Young Adult Senior Computer Classes Hot Spots Computers

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

Let's Speak English! For International Adults

Wed, September 26, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Senior Services at Parkway Central Library

Join our weekly conversation hour. Topics may involve small talk, holidays and customs, and common slang.  Practice speaking in a casual environment-no exams!  Meet other international adults.  The program is free.  Regristration is required.  Call the Senior…

Adult Young Adult Senior Discussion and Participation New Americans Central Senior Services Calendar New Americans ESL - English as a Second Language

Yoga

Wed, September 26, 2018 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

Google Search

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

Students will learn how to conduct Google searches and learn basic attributes of search engines. Sign-up is not required, but space is limited.

Adult Young Adult Senior Computer Classes Hot Spots Computers

Computer Tutoring

Thu, September 27, 2018 2:00 P.M.
Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library

Join us in the Lab for individualized assistance provided by our Digital Resource Specialist.

Adult Young Adult Senior Computer Classes Digital Media

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

Indego Urban Riding Basics

Thu, September 27, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Are you interested in urban bicycling but want some tips for navigating city streets? Or are you a veteran bicyclist who wants to learn how to use Indego Bike share? All are welcomed to join this free class that will give you the knowledge and confidence to start bicycling safely in…

Adult Young Adult Workshops and Enrichment Bicycling

Baking Basics with Rose Levy Beranbaum

Thu, September 27, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Culinary Literacy Center at Parkway Central Library

Join award-winning author and cook Rose Levy Beranbaum for an evening of desserts, including demonstrations on how to prepare two of her favorite recipes: a buttery, tart Apple Galette and a luscious Fudgy Pecan Meringue. Come ready to be inspired and take your sweets to the next level this…

Adult Young Adult Senior Community Events Culinary Literacy Cooking & Nutrition

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

Yoga for adults!

Thu, September 27, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Thomas F. Donatucci, Sr. 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. Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. except the second Thursday of every month. Please bring a mat.     

Adult Young Adult Health Programs Body, Mind & Spirit Yoga
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