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Brews & Views: Rooftop Beer Garden Pop-up

Fri, October 26, 2018 5:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

We will end our celebration of Parkway 100 with this final beer garden that will go until 10:00 p.m.! Enjoy drinks on the Skyline Terrace and take in spectacular views of the city at the spring rooftop beer garden at the Free Library on the Parkway! Beers, wine, and refreshing cocktails are…

Adult Young Adult Other Great Programs Beer Gardens

Open Computer Lab

Sat, October 27, 2018 10:00 A.M.
Northeast Regional Library

Work on a special project and get one-on-one assistance. Lab is open for 2 hours. This class is offered on a first come, first served basis and space is limited. Register in the lab, by signing the clipboard.

Adult Computer Classes Other Great Programs Hot Spots

College Knowledge: An Info Session

Sat, October 27, 2018 10:30 A.M.
Kingsessing Library

How do you get in to college? How do you pay for it? A professional college prep advisor will cover the FAFSA, scholarships, personal statements, essays, building a strong profile throughout high school, and much more. Open to all high school students and parents/guardians.

Adult Young Adult Other Great Programs Teens

Spanish for Beginners

Sat, October 27, 2018 12:00 P.M.
Walnut Street West

Interested in learning Spanish? Come join our free ongoing Spanish Language workshop, led by workstudy students from the University of Pennsylvania.

Adult Young Adult School Age Workshops and Enrichment Language Study

Nourishing Literacy: Family Cooking Class

Sat, October 27, 2018 12:00 P.M.
Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library

Nourishing Literacy is the Culinary Literacy Center's hands-on cooking school-visit program for students in PreK through middle school. Now, the whole family is invited to join Nourishing Literacy at Blackwell Regional Library. Join us for an interactive cooking class - all ages welcome!…

Adult Young Adult School Age Family Programs Culinary Literacy Cooking & Nutrition Family

A Taste of Syria: Kibbeh and Tabbouleh for Families with Asmaa Diab

Sat, October 27, 2018 1:00 P.M.
Culinary Literacy Center at Parkway Central Library

This family-friendly class for children and their caregivers is the second in our Taste of Syria series, a collaboration between the Free Library's Culinary Literacy Center and Swarthmore College's Friends, Peace, and Sanctuary. Asmaa Diab, a multi-talented cook and…

Adult Young Adult Senior Community Events Culinary Literacy Cooking & Nutrition

Philly Bop! Ballroom Dance Class

Sat, October 27, 2018 1:00 P.M.
Walnut Street West

Mr. Willie Bryant, professional dance instructor, will be teaching us the Philly Bop Dance which is based upon the 1920’s era of Lindy Hop, Jitterbug and East Coast Swing tradition. Everyone is welcome to participate.

Adult Young Adult Senior Other Great Programs Philadelphia dance

Spooky Saturday

Sat, October 27, 2018 1:00 P.M.
Mifflin triangle (East Passyunk Avenue + Mifflin St.)

Leaves are falling, a chill in the air and the days are shorter... it must be time for the Fall Fest and Spooky Saturday! Join us for a day of spooktacular fun with free activities for the kids, adults and even Fido, too! Shop from dozens of crafters, enjoy fall fare, participate in a costume…

Adult Young Adult School Age Senior Community Events Book Bike

Crochet and Knitting Club

Sat, October 27, 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.  In addition, club members are willing to teach the art of crocheting and knitting to interested adults and teens.   

Adult Young Adult Senior Arts and Crafts Programs Crafts & Hobbies arts & crafts

Crochet Club

Sat, October 27, 2018 1:30 P.M.
Kingsessing Library

Come experience the joy of crochet. Whether you’re a beginner or have been crocheting for years, you’ll have fun in this club led by a crochet artist from the community.

Adult Young Adult School Age Other Great Programs Crafts & Hobbies Crochet arts & crafts

Portable Studio: Our Stories

Sat, October 27, 2018 2:00 P.M.
South Philadelphia Library

Portable Studio Artists Jess Conda and Bethlehem Roberson are professional Philadelphia artists who use theater and music to inspire and explore the boundless ways we all can tell stories, real or imagined, and from different perspectives. In the Wilma Theater’s Portable Studio, you will:…

Adult Young Adult Other Great Programs Discussion and Participation Children

Saturday Crafternoons

Sat, October 27, 2018 2:00 P.M.
Fox Chase Library

Calling crafters of all experience levels: come craft with us at the library! Join us for some basic instruction, idea sharing, coordinated projects, and good company. No experience necessary. Intended for adults and young adults. 

Adult Young Adult Senior Arts and Crafts Programs arts & crafts

Paramita Meditation Workshop Series

Sat, October 27, 2018 2:30 P.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

Please join Beth Adelson for a free, six-session Paramita Meditation workshop series. The Buddha taught us how to find contentment by dispelling any suffering that life events may bring. In this series, we will learn about and try out the Paramita practices, the practices which build consistent…

Adult Senior Other Great Programs Health & Fitness Yoga

POSTPONED UNTIL SPRING: Dave Barry | Lessons from Lucy: The Simple Joys of an Old, Happy Dog

Sat, October 27, 2018 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

A 30-year writer at the  Miami Herald whose column was syndicated in more than 500 newspapers, humorist Dave Barry won the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary in 1988. His more than 30 New York Times bestselling books include  I’ll Mature When I’m Dead ,  Insane City ,…

Adult Speakers and Lectures Author Events - Ticketed Series Author Events Humor

Philadelphia Reads W.E.B. Du Bois----Today's reading and discussion: Of Alexander Crummell

Sun, October 28, 2018 2:00 P.M.
Social Science and History Department at Parkway Central Library

Discover the power of W.E.B. Du Bois’ 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

Job Lab

Mon, October 29, 2018 12:00 P.M.
Nicetown-Tioga Library

Are you looking for a job and finding that everyone requires online applications?  We can help you! Space may be limited; first come, first served.  From 12:00 p.m. to 2::00 p.m.

Adult Senior Other Great Programs Jobs & Job Seekers

Beginner/Intermediate English Language Class

Mon, October 29, 2018 12:30 P.M.
South Philadelphia Library

A weekly class for English learners at the Beginner and Intermediate levels. Register with the librarian at 215-685-1866.

Adult New Americans New Americans ESL

Mindfulness Meditation | Chair Yoga

Mon, October 29, 2018 12:30 P.M.
Fumo Family Library

Ground your mind and body with Mindfulness Meditation and Chair Yoga. Spend a peaceful half-hour with a guided meditation. Chair yoga is a twist on traditional yoga, making it accessible for any age. This program is for adults. Newcomers please attend the 12:30 p.m. class. Our 2:00 p.m. Chair…

Adult Family Programs Health and Wellness Body, Mind & Spirit Yoga

ESL Conversation Group

Mon, October 29, 2018 1:00 P.M.
Charles Santore Library

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

Adult New Americans New Americans ESL

Mindfulness Meditation | Chair Yoga

Mon, October 29, 2018 1:30 P.M.
Fumo Family Library

Ground your mind and body with Mindfulness Meditation and Chair Yoga. Spend a peaceful half-hour with a guided meditation. Chair yoga is a twist on traditional yoga, making it accessible for any age. This program is for adults. Newcomers please attend the 12:30 p.m. class. Our 2:00 p.m. Chair…

Adult Family Programs Health and Wellness Body, Mind & Spirit Yoga
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