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“LIVE at the Writers House” featuring One Book, One Philadelphia

Mon, February 25, 2019 7:00 P.M.
Kelly Writers House, 3805 Locust Walk

To explore the themes raised in Jesmyn Ward's novel, Sing, Unburied, Sing , a group of writers and a musical guest will share original work for a recording of the WXPN/Kelly Writers House collaboration "LIVE at the Writers House." For more information on this free event, email…

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Music and Movement Storytime

Tue, February 26, 2019 10:00 A.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

Dance, wiggle and sing along in our fun storytime for young independent movers. Siblings are always welcome at our programs. Preschools and other groups, please call to schedule alternate visits. Please contact Liz Heideman at 215-685-6621 for further information. These programs are supported by…

Toddler Family Programs Storytimes Children

Get Your Pitch On! Nonprofit Edition

Tue, February 26, 2019 10:00 A.M.
Business Resource and Innovation Center at Parkway Central Library

Pitching isn't just for entrepreneurs and venture capitalists! Nonprofits need to have their elevator pitch ready to go in order to effectively advocate for their organization and mission. This interactive workshop will include pitching best practices, dos and don'ts,…

Adult Workshops and Enrichment RFC Program Calendar Fundraising Nonprofit

Toddler Storytime

Tue, February 26, 2019 10:00 A.M.
Fumo Family Library

Join us for stories, songs, and activities, with time to socialize and play with the library's toys after storytime! These programs are intended for children three years old and younger, accompanied by a caregiver.  Daycares, please call for separate appointments.  For more…

Toddler Family Programs Storytimes Children

Preschool Storytime

Tue, February 26, 2019 10:30 A.M.
Richmond Library

Miss Meghan invites children ages 1 to 4 and their caregivers to join her for stories, songs, and activities. Siblings are always welcome. Daycares should call for separate appointments. For more information, please contact Miss Meghan at 215-685-9992.

Preschool Family Programs Storytimes Children

Winter Storytime

Tue, February 26, 2019 10:30 A.M.
Lovett Memorial Library

Join Ms. Dana for stories, songs and silliness.  Recommended for ages 2 and up, and their parents and caregivers.

Preschool Toddler Other Great Programs Storytimes

Warm Winter Tales for Cozy Storytimes

Tue, February 26, 2019 10:30 A.M.
Independence Library

Join Miss Margaret to share new picture books and classic stories, cheery sing-alongs, and create an adorable “make and take” craft! Toddlers may apply for their first, very own library card!!  For children ages 1 to 4 yrs. with parent/caretaker. This program is not for daycare…

Toddler Family Programs Storytimes Children

Let's Pretend Storytime!

Tue, February 26, 2019 10:30 A.M.
Wyoming Library

For ages 3-5 with an adult caregiver. Groups please call ahead to book a reservation 215-685-9159

Preschool Family Programs Storytimes Children

Big Kids (age 2-5) Story Time

Tue, February 26, 2019 11:00 A.M.
Children's Department at Parkway Central Library

Stories, songs, rhymes, music, movement, and lots of fun for children ages 2-5 and their caregivers. Tuesdays at 11:00 a.m. Stay for Play Group on Tuesdays at 11:30 a.m. 

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Preschool Playtime

Tue, February 26, 2019 11:00 A.M.
Richmond Library

Come play, learn, and get to know others in our preschool area. Recommended for children ages 4 and under and their caregivers.

Preschool Family Programs Children Wooden Block Party

Music and Movement Storytime

Tue, February 26, 2019 11:00 A.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

Dance, wiggle and sing along in our fun storytime for young independent movers. Siblings are always welcome at our programs. Preschools and other groups, please call to schedule alternate visits. Please contact Liz Heideman at 215-685-6621 for further information. These programs are supported by…

Toddler Family Programs Storytimes Children

Play Group

Tue, February 26, 2019 11:30 A.M.
Children's Department at Parkway Central Library

Creative Play for children ages 2-5 and their caregivers. Tuesdays at 11:30 a.m., after Storytime. Socialize with other families, make new friends, and develop early literacy skills through play. 

Preschool Toddler Family Programs Children Family

Senior Strength Training

Tue, February 26, 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

Email Basics

Tue, February 26, 2019 12:00 P.M.
Frankford Library

Learn to use e-mail and set up your own free account, upload attachments, and learn how to navigate your email with our Digital Resource Specialist.  Also, utilize our new laptops for extended time.

Adult Computer Classes Computers Technology

Tech Tuesday

Tue, February 26, 2019 3:00 P.M.
Widener Library

Hands on exploration of various technical devices and  applications. Learn to write a song or music to GarageBand or make a video and direct your very own  short movie!

Young Adult School Age LEAP

Mindful Breathing for Kids

Tue, February 26, 2019 3:30 P.M.
Falls of Schuylkill Library

Breath in.... and then out.... Learn some tools to navigate and process the emotions and stresses you might feel throughout your day.  We'll practice minful breathing techniques together.  For school-age kids.

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One Book, One Philadelphia

Tue, February 26, 2019 4:00 P.M.
South Philadelphia Library

A special program inspired by Matt de la Peña and Christian Robinson’s Last Stop on Market Street, 2019’s One Book, One Philadelphia for Very Young Readers. Families and children grades K-6 are welcome.    

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Urban Medicine Cabinet

Tue, February 26, 2019 4:00 P.M.
Nicetown-Tioga Library

Make and take home first aid ointment, herbal steam, and headache lozenges, while learning about the beneficial properties of specific herbs and flowers, and using a variety of apothecary tools and seasonally fresh grown ingredients from Nyambi Naturals Farm.

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Teens Cook!

Tue, February 26, 2019 4:00 P.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

Teens in grades 7-12, please join us for a series of free, fun-filled programs! We’ll learn simple techniques for cooking healthy and delicious meals. Registration is required; please email hoopese@freelibrary.org, call 215-685-6621, or stop by the Reference Desk to sign up. This program…

Young Adult Health Programs Culinary Literacy Cooking & Nutrition Health

Book Discussion: Men We Reaped and Sing, Unburied, Sing

Tue, February 26, 2019 4:30 P.M.
David Cohen Ogontz Library

Sit down at your local library to discuss the connections between Jesmyn Ward’s memoir Men We Reaped and her novel, Sing, Unburied, Sing .   Reading the book beforehand is not required to join! Free books will be given out on a first-come basis.  

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