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Computer Basics

Fri, January 26, 2018 1:00 P.M.
Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library

Welcome to Computer Basics! You will learn about the monitor, control buttons, and ports. You will also improve your mouse, keyboard, and typing skills.

Adult Young Adult Senior Computer Classes Technology

In Conversation with the Rosenbach: Judge Jed S. Rakoff on Federalist Paper No. 78

Fri, January 26, 2018 6:00 P.M.
The Rosenbach

The Founding Fathers envisioned the judiciary as a check on both the executive and the legislative branches of government. But in practice, the judiciary has served much more as a check on the legislative branch than on the executive branch. Judge Rakoff will discuss why this is so, and offer…

Adult Young Adult Senior Speakers and Lectures Law Politics Rosenbach Museum & Library History In Conversation with the Rosenbach

Something Old, Something New: A Philadelphia Center for the Book Members' Exhibition

Now through Fri, January 26, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Art Department at Parkway Central Library

Members of Philadelphia Center for the Book were invited to submit book works from different years - something from early in their career as an artist, and something recent. The pieces, displayed together, demonstrate experimentation, developed skill, and sustained themes, giving the viewer…

Adult Young Adult Senior Exhibitions Art Book Arts

Stories Alive: Family Story Hour for Incarcerated Parents and Their Children

Sat, January 27, 2018 10:00 A.M.
Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library

Stories Alive gives incarcerated parents the opportunity to read and connect with their children during a live videoconference call. Families who participate will get books to take home and keep! Stories Alive is available to children and caregivers with family members at the Curran-Fromhold and…

Adult Young Adult School Age Preschool Toddler Senior Family Programs Storytimes Children Family Literacy Social Justice

Science Fiction Roleplaying Club

Sat, January 27, 2018 10:30 A.M.
Walnut Street West

CALLING ALL SUPER HEROES, ALIENS, AND ZOMBIE HUNTERS! Are you interested in Science Fiction? Have you ever wanted to play a tabletop role-playing game (RPG)? Unleash your inner-nerd and come play with us! Our group currently meets on Saturday mornings from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. No…

Young Adult School Age Discussion and Participation Games and Gaming Board Games and Role-Playing

TechGirlz! Intro to Encryption

Sat, January 27, 2018 11:00 A.M.
Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library

Whether it is your teacher’s test questions or your parent’s credit card number, this information must be privacy protected. During this TechShop, you will learn how information is protected online. Throughout the workshop students will work on puzzles, encryption and code breaking.…

Young Adult School Age Other Great Programs Technology Teens STEM

Learn to Knit with Jenn

Sat, January 27, 2018 12:00 P.M.
Fumo Family Library

Students must supply their own needles. 8" to 10" US Size 8 (5mm) in wood, metal, or plastic though wood is preferred, practice yarn will be provided. You will learn basic knitting stitches and finishing techniques. Class size is limited to 10 students so please register. If you have…

Adult Young Adult Family Programs Knitting

Domino Fun

Sat, January 27, 2018 1:00 P.M.
Charles Santore Library

Learn to set up dominos for toppling with a neighborhood expert.   This program is intended for children 6 and over.  Questions?  Call the librarian at 215-686-1766.

Adult Young Adult School Age Other Great Programs Children

Summer in January

Sat, January 27, 2018 1:00 P.M.
Tacony Library

If you can’t wait to have some warm weather family fun, join us as we party summer-style! Indoor Mini Golf DJ playing all your favorite beach music Fresh fruit drinks provided by Little Man’s Juice Bar on Princeton Ave. Meet and greet Kathy O’Connell, host of WXPN’s…

Adult Young Adult School Age Preschool Family Programs Children Family

Join us for a Book Signing

Sat, January 27, 2018 2:00 P.M.
Oak Lane Library

Local author/illustrator Jamar Nicholas will be available to sign his latest book Leon, Protector of the Playground . Mr. Nicholas will be with us from 2:00 until 4:00 p.m.

Adult Young Adult School Age Senior Other Great Programs African American Author Events

Board Game Bonanza!

Sat, January 27, 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

Spotlight on Incheon: Mi-Kyoung Lee artist talk and Korean craft workshop with Kyong Yi

Sat, January 27, 2018 2:00 P.M.
Art Department at Parkway Central Library

Join us for a talk with a renowned contemporary artist followed by a workshop in which participants will learn a traditional Korean paper-based craft. Mi-Kyoung Lee is an Associate Professor, Program Director of Craft+Material Studies, and Head of the Fibers Program at The University of the Arts…

Adult Young Adult Senior Arts and Crafts Programs Speakers and Lectures Art Free Library of Philadelphia arts & crafts

Sundays on Stage: Soul Steps

Sun, January 28, 2018 2:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Enjoy the engaging, high-energy step choreography which started among African-American fraternities and sororities as a means of unity and self-expression, and has deep roots in the migrant labor culture of South African gold mines. This series is made possible by funding from the Philadelphia…

Adult Young Adult School Age Preschool Toddler Senior Family Programs Live Performances Sundays on Stage Children Family Music

Mighty Poets Workshop

Sun, January 28, 2018 3:30 P.M.
Mighty Writers South, 1501 Christian St.

Using the memoir-in-poems Brown Girl Dreaming as a guide, young poets are invited to tell their life stories through spoken word over the course of five sessions, and present their works in a culminating Poetry Slam. Click here to register.  Sunday, January 14 Sunday, January 21 Sunday,…

Young Adult Workshops and Enrichment One Book, One Philadelphia One Book, One Philadelphia

Do That: Artists’ Books Donated by Karen Lightner

Now through Sun, January 28, 2018 5:00 P.M.
Print and Picture Collection at Parkway Central Library

Karen Lightner, Head of the Art and Literature Department, retires from the Free Library of Philadelphia this January. In honor of nearly 35 years of service to the Free Library, the Print and Picture Collection (PIX) is mounting this exhibition of Artists’ Books donated by Karen over the…

Adult Young Adult Exhibitions Special Collections Print and Picture Collection Book Arts

Maker Monday

Mon, January 29, 2018 3:30 P.M.
Teen Center at Parkway Central Library

The Teen Center is home to numerous arts and craft supplies which teens can use on Monday afternoons to create take home projects. Join us for freeform activities and pre-determined crafts. 

Young Adult Arts and Crafts Programs Art Comics & Graphic Novels Crafts & Hobbies Teens arts & crafts

Meatless Mondays

Mon, January 29, 2018 3:45 P.M.
South Philadelphia Library

Join Chef Char Nolan for Meatless Mondays, an interactive class on vegan cooking for all ages.

Adult Young Adult Health Programs Culinary Literacy Cooking & Nutrition Health

Big and Small, Books For All | Miniature Albums

Mon, January 29, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Blanche A. Nixon/Cobbs Creek Library

A miniature book is a book smaller than 3 inches in size. These tiny books have have been worn and carried in pockets for hundreds of years. In this workshop, children will make a miniature album using traditional book binding techniques. All supplies will be provided. Big and Small, Books For…

Young Adult School Age Other Great Programs Children Crafts & Hobbies Family Special Collections Book Arts Big and Small, Books for All

Laptop Lounge

Mon, January 29, 2018 5:30 P.M.
Frankford Library

Brush up on your computer skills using our in-house laptops with our Digital Resource Specialist.  Space may be limited.

Adult Young Adult Computer Classes Computers

Anime, Manga & Gaming Meetup for Adults and Older Teens

Mon, January 29, 2018 5:30 P.M.
Ramonita G. de Rodriguez Library

Adults and teens 16 and up are invited to meet up for ongoing screenings, conversation and gaming sessions! Bring your love for different series and get to know new titles. For more information, contact Sara Palmer, Librarian, at 215-686-1768 or

Adult Young Adult Discussion and Participation Film Screening Movies & Television Anime & Manga
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