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Philly Slam League

Fri, May 25, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Teen Center at Parkway Central Library

Join Teen Central as we host the 8th season of the Philly Slam League. The Philly Slam League (PSL) is a non-profit organization that hosts poetry teams from Philadelphia-area high schools in a five-month intellectual and artistic competition.  Teams come together weekly throughout the…

Adult Young Adult Live Performances Performing Arts Poetry Teens

Greetings from the Print and Picture Collection

Now through Fri, May 25, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Print and Picture Collection at Parkway Central Library

A selection of over 130 postcards of Philadelphia from the Print and Picture Collection.

Adult Young Adult School Age Exhibitions

Philadelphia Chinese Opera Society - Free Performance

Sat, May 26, 2018 1:00 P.M.
Music Department at Parkway Central Library

Join us in the Montgomery Auditorium.  Unleash your imagination and witness a spellbinding eastern opera solo by the Philadelphia Chinese Opera Society in the Philadelphia Free Library! Presenting traditional Chinese opera, the Philadelphia Chinese Opera Society will transport you to…

Adult Young Adult School Age Live Performances Free Library of Philadelphia Music

Hip-Hop Dance Classes

Sat, May 26, 2018 1:00 P.M.
Lillian Marrero Library

Learn the Hip Hop Fundamentals with Young Audiences Dance Company . Please sign up with Ms. Tuesday in advance. Call 215 685-9794 or stop by the branch to register. All ages welcome.

Young Adult School Age Family Programs Other Great Programs Children Teens dance

Crochet and Knitting Club

Sat, May 26, 2018 1:00 P.M.
Wynnefield Library

Join Sisters Interacting through Stitches , as they create items which are donated to local, national, and international organizations.  Club members are willing to teach the art of crocheting and knitting to interested adults and teens. All skill levels welcome.

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

Board Game Bonanza!

Sat, May 26, 2018 2:00 P.M.
Fumo Family Library

Come play at the library! Board games are back and we’ve got games galore for kids, teens and adults.  Learn to play Chess, Checkers, Scrabble, Settlers of Catan, Connect 4, banana grams, Jenga and more.  Bring your friends. You can even bring your own game – new or old,…

Young Adult School Age Other Great Programs Games and Gaming

Book Bike at Mifflin Square Park

Sat, May 26, 2018 2:00 P.M.
Mifflin Square Park

The Free Library of Philadelphia Book Bike will be at Mifflin Square Park, 6th and Ritner on Saturday May 26th  for SoPhie Vendor Village. Join us for a  storytime at 2 p.m.

Adult Young Adult School Age Family Programs Book Bike

Cartoonapalooza!

Sun, May 27, 2018 1:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

The cartoonists of the National Cartoonists Society are gathering in Philadelphia Memorial Day Weekend for their Reuben Awards Celebration. As part of the festivities, they are going to stage a live drawing event where you can come meet cartoonists from the Inquirer Comics pages and newspapers…

Adult Young Adult Senior Arts and Crafts Programs Author Events Community Events Art Author Events Comics & Graphic Novels comics and graphic novels

Stage It Up Youth Theater

Tue, May 29, 2018 3:30 P.M.
Holmesburg Library

If you are 12-18 and want to be a part of live performances, meet new people, learn from professionals, and have fun, then come join our theater group.

Young Adult School Age Other Great Programs Teens

Teen Tuesday

Tue, May 29, 2018 3:30 P.M.
Teen Center at Parkway Central Library

For more than 10 years, Teen Tuesday has been an afternoon of snacks and socializing. Join us as we play our favorite board and video games, create arts and crafts projects, and enjoy some snacks! This program will be located in Room 108.

Young Adult Other Great Programs Games and Gaming Technology Teens Board Games and Role-Playing Video Games arts & crafts

UPenn Science Fun for Kids & Teens

Tue, May 29, 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

LEAP | Games Galore

Tue, May 29, 2018 4:30 P.M.
Thomas F. Donatucci, Sr. Library

Develop a new habit with our vast and rotating collection of tabletop games. Bring a friend or make some new ones! This program is part of LEAP (Literacy Enrichment Afterschool Program) that provides homework help and literacy activities offered for grades K-12 while school is in session.

Young Adult School Age LEAP Board Games and Role-Playing

Philadelphia Reads W.E.B. Du Bois

Tue, May 29, 2018 5:00 P.M.
Social Science and History Department at Parkway Central Library

Discover the power of W.E.B. Du Bois’s ideas and their significance in our time.  This reading group focuses on the “The Souls of Black Folk,” his seminal study of African-American civilization at the turn of the 20th Century.  Led by Du Bois scholar and activist, Dr.…

Adult Young Adult Senior Discussion and Participation African American Philadelphia History Social Science

Unlocking Your Inner Composer Performance of Series 3 Participant Works: Germantown

Tue, May 29, 2018 5:30 P.M.
Joseph E. Coleman Northwest Regional Library

Unlocking Your Inner Composer is a series of free workshops. Compose your own music and explore the sonic possibilities of saxophones and percussion! The workshops precede Color Theory 2.0,  a free concert by PRISM Quartet and composer/percussionists Susie…

Adult Young Adult Community Events Live Performances Other Great Programs Music Performing Arts

Yoga for Adults

Tue, May 29, 2018 7:00 P.M.
Northeast Regional Library

An inclusive yoga class for people of all skill levels and abilities.  Wear something comfortable and come to the library for wellness, stretching, and relaxation.

Adult Young Adult Senior Health Programs Workshops and Enrichment Yoga

Unlocking Your Inner Composer Performance of Series 4 Participant Works: Center City

Tue, May 29, 2018 7:45 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Unlocking Your Inner Composer is a series of free workshops. Compose your own music and explore the sonic possibilities of saxophones and percussion! The workshops precede Color Theory 2.0,  a free concert by PRISM Quartet and composer/percussionists Susie…

Adult Young Adult Community Events Live Performances Other Great Programs Music Performing Arts

Computer Tutoring

Wed, May 30, 2018 12:00 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

Geekscape

Wed, May 30, 2018 3:30 P.M.
Teen Center at Parkway Central Library

Hang out in the Teen Center and geek out about all your favorite fandoms!

Young Adult Discussion and Participation Comics & Graphic Novels Games and Gaming Movies & Television Teens

Video Games

Wed, May 30, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Whitman Library

Come play video games on the big screen! Get on your feet with Wii games. For  tweens and teens.

Young Adult School Age Family Programs Children Games and Gaming

LEAP | DIY

Wed, May 30, 2018 4:30 P.M.
Thomas F. Donatucci, Sr. Library

Get your hands dirty with Maker projects, building challenges, snack-making, robots, and more! Materials provided. This program is part of LEAP (Literacy Enrichment Afterschool Program) that provides homework help and literacy activities offered for grades K-12 while school is in session.

Young Adult LEAP Crafts & Hobbies
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