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Artsy Thursday

Thu, February 28, 2019 3:00 P.M.
Widener Library

Explore using various mediums and materials to create art. Paint, draw, sew, or just experiment for fun. 

Young Adult School Age LEAP Art arts & crafts

A Free Tour of Philadelphia: The Changing City Exhibition

Thu, February 28, 2019 3:00 P.M.
Rare Book Department at Parkway Central Library

Come and learn about our city’s exciting, dynamic, and often forgotten history with a guided tour of Philadelphia: The Changing City exhibition. The tour will be led by an exhibition curator in the Dietrich Gallery in the Rare Book Department , which is located on the third floor of the…

Adult Young Adult School Age Other Great Programs African American Art Digital Collections Education Family Free Library of Philadelphia Programs & Services Health & Fitness Philadelphia History Rare Books, Manuscripts, & Digital Collections Special Collections Teens History printmaking architecture Changing City

Read, Baby, Read Sensory Playgroup

Thu, February 28, 2019 3:30 P.M.
Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library

See! Touch! Listen! Baby Sensory Playgroup is a chance for your baby to explore different materials using all of their senses. For children ages 3 to 24 months and their caregivers. The program will take place in the Story Hour Room. Read, Baby, Read is a series of fun programs…

Baby Family Programs Children Family

Teen Reading Lounge

Thu, February 28, 2019 4:00 P.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

Attention teens in grades 7-12! Are you looking for a community service opportunity this year? Are you passionate about your world and your future? Then, please join us for the Winter Session of Teen Reading Lounge (TRL). We will explore the topics of racism and police…

Young Adult Discussion and Participation Teens Teen Reading Lounge

Teen Board Games

Thu, February 28, 2019 4:00 P.M.
Blanche A. Nixon/Cobbs Creek Library

Come play board games at the library! Some featured games include King of Tokyo, Apples to Apples, Scrabble, and more!

Young Adult Other Great Programs Games and Gaming Teens

Chess Club

Thu, February 28, 2019 4:00 P.M.
South Philadelphia Library

Learn to play chess or improve your game! Students of all ages, and all levels welcome.  Register with Prashant at GhoksheP@freelibrary.org.  

Young Adult School Age Other Great Programs Chess

Yoga and Mindfulness for Kids

Thu, February 28, 2019 4:45 P.M.
Andorra Library

Join us every Thursday for yoga and mindfulness.  Please plan to wear comfortable, flexible clothing and bring a yoga mat if you have one (mats may be available for kids that do not have thier own).  Please arrive 5 minutes early to sign up for LEAP.  For kids in K-12 only (no…

School Age LEAP Other Great Programs Yoga

Book Discussion: Sing, Unburied, Sing

Thu, February 28, 2019 5:00 P.M.
Bushrod Library

Sit down at your local library to discuss this year’s One Book, One Philadelphia selection, a novel about family and time.   Reading the book beforehand is not required to join! Free books will be given out on a first-come basis.  

Adult Discussion and Participation Black History Month One Book, One Philadelphia Literature One Book, One Philadelphia

Yoga for adults!

Thu, February 28, 2019 6:30 P.M.
Thomas F. Donatucci, Sr. Library

Wipe away the stress of the week and get your body and mind ready for a relaxing weekend. Decompress, unwind, and relax and start your weekend off the right way. Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. except the second Thursday of every month. Please bring a mat.     

Adult Young Adult Health Programs Body, Mind & Spirit Yoga

Don Winslow | The Border

Thu, February 28, 2019 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

The author of numerous international bestselling crime novels, Don Winslow is the recipient of dozens of awards and spots on myriad best-books-of-the-year lists. These books include The Winter of Frankie Machine , The Force , and Savages , for which he wrote the screenplay for the Oliver…

Adult Author Events Speakers and Lectures Author Events - Free Series Author Events Fiction Literature Politics Hearing Loop

Baby Rhyming Time

Fri, March 1, 2019 10:00 A.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

Enjoy storytime with songs, tickles and bounces, followed by open play time for babies and time to talk with other adults! Please email Liz at heidemane@freelibrary.org with any questions. We look forward to seeing you! These programs are supported by a grant from the Philadelphia City…

Toddler Family Programs Storytimes Children

Rock n' Roll Sing-Along for Toddlers

Fri, March 1, 2019 10:30 A.M.
Roxborough Library

In this program, toddlers can rock out and add their own twist to classic children’s songs with shakers and other fun sound-makers.

Preschool Toddler Family Programs One Book, One Philadelphia Family Music One Book, One Philadelphia

AARP Tax Preparation

Fri, March 1, 2019 10:30 A.M.
South Philadelphia Library

Volunteers from AARP offer free in-person tax preparation service for seniors. Reservations required. Call 215-803-6402 for appointment.

Senior Other Great Programs

BAE Cafe: Breastfeeding Awareness & Empowerment

Fri, March 1, 2019 11:00 A.M.
Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library

Meet up with other breastfeeding parents! Receive the latest breastfeeding information from a breastfeeding expert FREE Breastfeeding supplies Snacks SEPTA tokens provided Babies welcome For more information: Contact: Dr. Meg Kawan kawanmb@email.chop.edu or Jabina Coleman, LSW, IBCLC…

Adult Health Programs

Baby Rhyming Time

Fri, March 1, 2019 11:00 A.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

Enjoy storytime with songs, tickles and bounces, followed by open play time for babies and time to talk with other adults! Please email Liz at heidemane@freelibrary.org with any questions. We look forward to seeing you! These programs are supported by a grant from the Philadelphia City…

Baby Family Programs Storytimes Children

Laptops for Tax Time

Fri, March 1, 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

Friday Games and Puzzles

Fri, March 1, 2019 3:30 P.M.
Cecil B. Moore Library

Enjoy a selection of games, puzzles, and Wii games after school every Friday. Ages 7 and up. Programs subject to change. Day care groups and schools must call ahead to schedule an appointment.

Young Adult School Age Family Programs Games and Gaming Board Games and Role-Playing

Good Morning Yoga

Sat, March 2, 2019 10:30 A.M.
Kingsessing Library

A yoga class for people of all skill levels and abilities, made possible by the generous support of Studio 34. Mats are available, or you can bring your own. Must be 16 or older. 

Adult Other Great Programs Yoga

Prison Labor Tour and Book Discussion

Sat, March 2, 2019 11:00 A.M.
Eastern State Penitentiary, 2027 Fairmount Avenue

In the early 20th-century Jim Crow South, Parchman Farm—the Mississippi State Penitentiary—was created as a model for inmate labor, which impacted the economy of the state of Mississippi. Here in Philadelphia,  Eastern State Penitentiary  also served as a model prison,…

Adult Community Events Discussion and Participation Speakers and Lectures One Book, One Philadelphia One Book, One Philadelphia

Literacy Lab

Sat, March 2, 2019 12:00 P.M.
Independence Library

Literacy Lab is a small group literacy instruction program for students in 1st to 3rd grade who struggle to read on grade level. Independence Library will host two sessions of the Literacy lab program on Saturdays from November 17th until May 18th.  Session I – 12:00 to…

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