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Dosa Making with Masala Meals

Sat, February 2, 2019 10:00 A.M.
Culinary Literacy Center at Parkway Central Library

Join us for a hands-on, interactive, Indian vegetarian cooking demonstration! Masala Meals will teach you how to make a delicious dosa! Dosa is a classic South Indian meal and a traditional dish served at family brunches! It is a rice and lentil crepe that comes in 30+ varieties! They'll be…

Adult Young Adult Senior Community Events Culinary Literacy Cooking & Nutrition

Citizenship Class Info Session

Sat, February 2, 2019 10:30 A.M.
Tacony Library

The IndoChinese American Council at Tacony Library will host an information session about free Citizenship Classes. To apply for classes, you must: -be 18 years or older -be able to read, speak, and write English -have a Green Card -live in Philadelphia, Bucks, Montgomery, Chester, or Delaware…

Adult Young Adult Senior New Americans Other Great Programs Citizenship Government Information New Americans Test Preparation

Black History Month Cultural Institution Resource and Information Fair

Sat, February 2, 2019 1:00 P.M.
Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library

Know Your City! Know Your Community!  In honor of Black History Month, Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Library, in collaboration with the African American Museum in Philadelphia, is hosting a Cultural Institution Resource and Information Fair.  Representatives from…

Adult Young Adult Senior Black History Month

Spanish Conversation Group

Sat, February 2, 2019 1:00 P.M.
Lovett Memorial Library

Join us for conversation and community. For intermediate Spanish speakers.  Spanish speakers who would like to improve their English are also welcome.  

Adult Young Adult Senior Discussion and Participation Other Great Programs Language Study

Medical Marijuana 101: Informational Session

Sat, February 2, 2019 1:00 P.M.
Charles Santore Library

Pennsylvania’s new Medical Marijuana Program provides access to medical marijuana for patients with specific medical conditions. Learn about registration, certification, payment, and access.

Adult Senior Health Programs Health and Wellness Seniors

The Art of Audience

Sun, February 3, 2019 3:00 P.M.
Drinker Collection at Parkway Central Library

In celebration of their 40th anniversary, the always popular Philomusica Chorale will present a choral program in the Grand Lobby of Parkway Central titled  "The Art of Audience." Conductor Gayle Wieand has put together a 40th anniversary celebration that focuses on the…

Adult Young Adult School Age Senior Live Performances Music Performing Arts

HepCap Town Hall

Mon, February 4, 2019 6:00 P.M.
South Philadelphia Library

Meet for a discussion with passionate providers, outreach workers, local politicians and activists who are working to save lives, reduce harm, and improve health services for hepatitis C in Philadelphia. Gather in the same room to learn from hepatitis C champions and allies, provide information…

Adult Senior Discussion and Participation

Spinning Yarns

Mon, February 4, 2019 6:30 P.M.
Fumo Family Library

For those who knit and crochet, bring your latest project and enjoy a relaxing, low-key evening of crafting at the library.  All fiber arts are welcome. This program is intended for adults.    

Adult Senior Arts and Crafts Programs arts & crafts

First Monday Writers Group

Mon, February 4, 2019 6:30 P.M.
Oak Lane Library

Are you a writer who needs some motivation and encouragement? We can provide this, as well as technical skills and information that can direct you towards completing tasks for publication and discovery.  A great support group no matter what stage of the process you are in,…

Adult Senior Workshops and Enrichment Art Literature

Rain Check Workshop

Mon, February 4, 2019 6:30 P.M.
Fumo Family Library

Do you want a free Rain Barrel? You can get one by attending this workshop. Rain Check workshop helps residents pay for special landscaping tools that improve the environment and beautify their homes. Homeowners can help protect Philadelphia’s creeks and rivers while beautifying their…

Adult Senior Discussion and Participation Environment & Nature House & Home

Bluesy Style Sounds for All

Mon, February 4, 2019 6:30 P.M.
Oak Lane Library

Mississippi, particularly the Delta, lays claim to being the land where the Blues began.  Join Weez the Peeples Collective Duo, featuring Ali Richardson on vocals, guitar, and more, along with Artistic Director and lead percussionist, Karen "Magic Fingaz" Smith as we chase the…

Adult Young Adult School Age Senior Live Performances African American Music One Book, One Philadelphia

Computer Boot Camp: Week 5 of 6

Tue, February 5, 2019 10:30 A.M.
Tacony Library

Computer Basics-Week 5: Google Search Join us on Tuesdays from 10:30AM - 12:30PM REGISTRATION IS A MUST! *Please register in advance with Ms. McDowell DRS by phone 215-685-8755 or email McDowellL@freelibrary.org * **This is a full 6 week course. Please plan to attend in its entirety.**  

Adult Senior Computer Classes Computers

Senior Strength Training

Tue, February 5, 2019 11:30 A.M.
Fumo Family Library

Senior Strength Training will teach gentle energizing movements to help increase strength, improve balance and support daily living activities. Personal Trainer Lee Scottlorde will lead this class. Registration required. Limited class size. To register or for more information, please…

Senior Health Programs Health and Wellness Body, Mind & Spirit Health & Fitness Health

Chimpanzees, Jane and Me

Tue, February 5, 2019 1:30 P.M.
Chestnut Hill Library

You are invited to explore, discover, discern, learn & appreciate this talk, as part of our 2019 Speaker Series. Scientist Bill Konstant will tell stories about training chimpanzees in America, being inspired by the work of Dr. Jane Goodall, and helping to ensure the survival of chimpanzees…

Adult Senior Speakers and Lectures Science Animals and Nature

Healthy Cooking Workshop

Tue, February 5, 2019 1:30 P.M.
Kingsessing Library

Join us for a six week cooking series, A Taste of African Heritage, which celebrates the healthy food traditions of the African Diaspora. Educators from the Food Trust will share low-cost cooking ideas, nutrition tips, tastings, and give-aways! For more information and to register, please…

Adult Senior Health Programs Health and Wellness Cooking & Nutrition

Theater and Storytelling Workshops

Wed, February 6, 2019 4:00 P.M.
Logan Library

Come take part in free theater workshops led by the Wilma Theater's team of professional artists, as part of the theater's Portable Studio!  Meet and work with professional Wilma artists in our library Share stories and ideas.  No prevous acting experience is required. Sessions…

Adult Senior Discussion and Participation Other Great Programs Performing Arts

Fiber Craft Group

Wed, February 6, 2019 6:30 P.M.
Blanche A. Nixon/Cobbs Creek Library

Bring your latest project and enjoy an evening of crafting and conversation with fellow artists. Assistance with knitting and crochet projects usually available. All skill levels welcome. 

Adult Young Adult Senior Arts and Crafts Programs Crochet Knitting

We Drink the Rivers: A Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center Presentation

Wed, February 6, 2019 6:30 P.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

Learn how we are connected to our rivers, including past and present day infrastructure that brings us clean and safe drinking water every day. This program is presented by Drew Brown, Manager of Public Education, Philadelphia Water Department. This program will be held in the meeting room on…

Adult Senior Other Great Programs Discussion and Participation Environment & Nature

Laptops for Tax Time

Thu, February 7, 2019 11:00 A.M.
Tacony Library

Laptops for Tax Time Need computer access and a space to spread out and file your taxes?  We’ve got that! Reserve one of private study rooms for 3 hours.  Bring your own laptop and use our free Wifi Or use one our laptops while you’re here!  Call to reserve your…

Adult Senior Other Great Programs Computers

ShopRite Presents Nutrition: Healthy Appetizers/Dessert

Thu, February 7, 2019 11:00 A.M.
Torresdale Library

McMenamin ShopRite's Dietician Nikita will be here to show us how to make some simple yet healthy appetizers and desserts! Program lasts approximately 90 minutes, and space is limited.

Adult Young Adult Senior Health Programs Workshops and Enrichment Cooking & Nutrition
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