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Literacy Lab

Sun, February 24, 2019 3:15 P.M.
Joseph E. Coleman Northwest Regional Library

Literacy Lab is a small group literacy instruction program for students in 1st to 3rd grade who struggle to read on grade level. Joseph E. Coleman Northwest Regional Library will host two sessions of the Literacy Lab program on Sundays from November 18th until May 19th.  Session I…

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Literacy Lab

Sun, February 24, 2019 3:15 P.M.
Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library

Literacy Lab is a small group literacy instruction program for students in 1st to 3rd grade who struggle to read on grade level. Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library will host two sessions of the Literacy Lab program on Sundays from November 18th until May 19th. …

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Neil Simon: Celebrated Playwright

Now through Sun, February 24, 2019 5:00 P.M.
Literature Department at Parkway Central Library

Enjoy the quotes, laughs, insights, and accomplishments of America’s most celebrated Broadway playwright Neil Simon (1927-2018) in this retrospective featuring reproductions of Playbills, posters, original letters, tickets, and more from the theater memorabilia collection of Eric…

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Open Climb

Mon, February 25, 2019 10:30 A.M.
Cecil B. Moore Library

Come take advantage of our new play space, featuring a climbing wall! Our redesign and educational toys encourage 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…

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Family Preschool Storytime

Mon, February 25, 2019 10:30 A.M.
Lawncrest Library

Stories, Music, and Movement for children ages 2-5 and their caretakers. Day Care and Preschool Groups must contact the librarian for individual appointments.

Preschool Family Programs Storytimes Children

ESL (English as a Second Language) Class

Mon, February 25, 2019 12:30 P.M.
Wyoming Library

Mondays and Wednesdays from 12:30 - 3:30 pm. Testing every second Wednesday of the month. *New students must be tested before starting ESL Classes      

Adult New Americans New Americans ESL

Beginner/Intermediate English Language Class

Mon, February 25, 2019 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, February 25, 2019 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 and groups of 2 or more people, must call the librarian at…

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Mindfulness Meditation | Chair Yoga

Mon, February 25, 2019 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 and groups of 2 or more people, must call the librarian at…

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

Kids’ Yoga Class

Mon, February 25, 2019 4:00 P.M.
South Philadelphia Library

Join yoga teacher Danielle Pramick for a free children’s yoga class at the library. This class will give kids a safe environment to play, explore and experience the wonderful benefits of yoga including grounding, self-expression, balance and flexibility. Class is centered around…

School Age Health Programs Health and Wellness Body, Mind & Spirit Yoga Health

Read With A Dog!

Mon, February 25, 2019 4:15 P.M.
Falls of Schuylkill Library

School age kids - ages  6 to 12 - are invited to come read independently with Orchid, a certified therapy dog, and share a new book or an old favorite in a judgement free space.  Dogs love to hear stories! Space may be limited.  Groups cannot be accommodated at this…

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English Conversation Group

Mon, February 25, 2019 5:30 P.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

Please join us for a free conversation hour as you build your confidence in speaking English. Topics may involve small talk, holidays and customs, and common slang. Participants will get to practice speaking in a casual environment and meet other international adults. This program will be held…

Adult New Americans New Americans ESL

Let's Speak English | For International Adults

Mon, February 25, 2019 5:30 P.M.
Ramonita G. de Rodriguez Library

Join us for a weekly conversation hour and build your confidence in speaking English. Topics may include: small talk, holidays, customs, and common slang. You can practice speaking English in a casual and relaxed environment without examinations. You will be able to make friends with other…

Adult Discussion and Participation New Americans New Americans ESL - English as a Second Language

Read to a PAWS Therapy Dog

Mon, February 25, 2019 6:00 P.M.
Whitman Library

Bella the French Bulldog will be at Whitman Neighborhood Library for one-on-one reading sessions. She is a PAWS trained therapy dog who provides a judgement free environment and allows children to open up and feel comfortable about reading aloud. This program is geared toward ages 6-12, but…

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Black History Month @ the Oscars

Mon, February 25, 2019 6:00 P.M.
Literature Department at Parkway Central Library

History was made at the 2002 Academy Awards as Halle Berry became the first African American female to win the Oscar Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture. In addition, Denzel Washington won the Aacademy Award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture. Please join us in celebrating this historic…

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Yoga Workshop

Mon, February 25, 2019 6:00 P.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

Join the Friends of PCI for their next series of yoga workshops. All levels of expertise are invited. Bring your own mat or towel. Registration for each session is required; please sign up at the PCI Reference Desk.  

Adult Other Great Programs Health and Wellness Body, Mind & Spirit Yoga Health

Film Screening: O' Brother, Where Art Thou?

Mon, February 25, 2019 6:00 P.M.
Oak Lane Library

Loosely based on Homer's Odyssey, this is the story of three escapees froma prison farm in Mississippi and their adventure as they travel home in hopes of recovering something buried. (Rated PG-13)

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Moonstone Poetry Presents: New Voices: Philadelphia’s Emerging Poets

Mon, February 25, 2019 6:00 P.M.
South Philadelphia Library

A voice for everyone, listen, share, and connect with other writers. Join us for readings by emerging poets under the age of 25. An open reading follows the featured poets.  

Adult Young Adult Discussion and Participation Poetry

Spinning Yarns

Mon, February 25, 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

Book Talk with Marquis Bey

Mon, February 25, 2019 6:30 P.M.
Falls of Schuylkill Library

Marquis Bay will discuss his new book " Them Goon Rules:  Essays on Radical Black Feminism" (due out February 2019), which reads like a critical memoir and queries the function and implications of politicizing Blackness, Black feminism, and queerness. " Them Goon Rules"…

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