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Baby Storytime

Mon, October 8, 2018 11:00 A.M.
Thomas F. Donatucci, Sr. Library

Sing, clap and bounce along to interactive rhymes, stories and songs. For children birth to 18 months and their caregivers. On pleasant days, we will have storytime outside in the library’s garden so please bring a blanket to sit on. *Groups, please call to schedule a separate appointment…

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Fish Tales

Tue, October 9, 2018 10:30 A.M.
Fishtown Community Library

Children ages 3-5 and their caregives are invited for a fun family storytime.

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Toddler Storytime

Tue, October 9, 2018 10:30 A.M.
Ramonita G. de Rodriguez Library

Frolic into Fall with our Public Toddler Storytime!  Together, we’ll explore stories, songs, and movement. These programs are intended primarily for children from one to three years of age and their caregivers. Siblings are always welcome. For more information, contact our…

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Preschool Story Time

Tue, October 9, 2018 10:30 A.M.
Torresdale Library

Join us for stories, songs and puppets, followed by creative playtime!  For children ages 2 to 5 with an accompanying adult. 

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Jams! in the Park @ Dickinson Square

Wed, October 10, 2018 10:00 A.M.
Charles Santore Library

Meet us in the park for stories, music, and a sensory activity. This program will run every fair-weather Wednesday, through Ocotber 10.

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Open Climb

Wed, October 10, 2018 10:30 A.M.
Cecil B. Moore Library

Come take advantage of our new play space, featuring a miniature rockwall! Our redesign encourages imaginative play that boosts children’s learning and development. This program is intended for families with children ages 3-5. Closed-toe shoes required. Use of wall subject to staff…

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Community Story Time

Wed, October 10, 2018 11:00 A.M.
Cecil B. Moore Library

Join us for our family & community story time! Children ages 0-5, their siblings, and their caregivers are invited for stories, songs, and movement. Day care groups and preschools must call ahead.

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Hora de cuentos en español para familias

Wed, October 10, 2018 11:15 A.M.
Ramonita G. de Rodriguez Library

Visite nuestra biblioteca para compartir cuentos, rimas y canciones, así como otras actividades. Se da la bienvenida a todos los miembros de la familia; el programa se dirige principalmente a niños y niñas pre-escolares. Si necesita más información al respecto,…

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Drag Queen Storytime!

Wed, October 10, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Lovett Memorial Library

What could be more fabulous than having some favorite stories read by an actual Queen?  A Drag Queen, in this case. This program celebrates LGBT History Month and is for all ages.

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PAWS for Reading—Read with Sophie!

Wed, October 10, 2018 5:30 P.M.
Ramonita G. de Rodriguez Library

Readers of all ages and stages are invited to read aloud to a well-trained therapy animal in order to improve their reading and communication skills. Since pets don’t correct mistakes, there is no pressure to “perform” and reading becomes a fun, positive, enjoyable experience.…

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Play Circle

Fri, October 12, 2018 10:00 A.M.
South Philadelphia Library

Every Friday, join us for play time to connect with other families. Children and their caregivers are encouraged to imagine, build, create, and play! Drop-in anytime between 10 and 12. Blocks and other toys will be provided. Groups and daycares, please call the Children’s Librarian…

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Wooden Block Party

Fri, October 12, 2018 10:30 A.M.
Cecil B. Moore Library

Let your imagination grow with books and play! Join us for a story, then discover what you can build with wooden blocks! This program is intended for children 3-5 and their families. Older siblings are welcome; soft blocks can be provided for younger siblings. Daycares and other large groups…

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Friday Gaming

Fri, October 12, 2018 3:30 P.M.
Cecil B. Moore Library

Enjoy a selection of board games, card games, and Wii games after school every Friday. Intended for school-age children through teens. Day care groups must call to schedule a separate appointment.

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John Cena and Elbow Grease

Fri, October 12, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Children's Literature Research Collection at Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

Wrestler, actor, and humanitarian John Cena will visit the Free Library to discuss and read from his new picture book, Elbow Grease .  This exciting debut guides readers to understanding the importance of perseverance and believing in yourself.  The event includes a moderated…

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Words at Play - Play Party: We Love Nature!

Sat, October 13, 2018 11:00 A.M.
Widener Library

Join the Philadelphia Museum of Art for a fun exploration of nature. FREE fun for families with children ages birth - 5 years. Siblings welcome. Healthy snacks will be provided. For more information call Youth Services and Programs: 215-686-5372

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PAWS Read to a Dog

Sat, October 13, 2018 1:00 P.M.
Lillian Marrero Library

Read aloud to a trained therapy dog! Reading to a dog takes the pressure off and makes reading a positive experience.  Los niños tendrán la oportunidad de leer junto con un perro de terapia entrenado. Leer con un perro le quita la presión al niño y hace que la…

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Baby Storytime

Mon, October 15, 2018 11:00 A.M.
Thomas F. Donatucci, Sr. Library

Sing, clap and bounce along to interactive rhymes, stories and songs. For children birth to 18 months and their caregivers. On pleasant days, we will have storytime outside in the library’s garden so please bring a blanket to sit on. *Groups, please call to schedule a separate appointment…

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Crafty Mondays

Mon, October 15, 2018 4:30 P.M.
Welsh Road Library

Afterschoolers, join us for a seasonal craft! Third Monday of the month. For ages 7 and above.

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Reading with Kadeja Wexler

Tue, October 16, 2018 10:30 A.M.
Wynnefield Library

Join us for a special event with children's book author, Kadeja Wexler. Ms. Wexler will read from her new books: A dventures with the Jujukas: Little Lilly’s First Day of School and Lauren for President .

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Fish Tales

Tue, October 16, 2018 10:30 A.M.
Fishtown Community Library

Children ages 3-5 and their caregives are invited for a fun family storytime.

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