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Knitting for All Ages!

Thu, April 5, 2018 3:00 P.M.
Roxborough Library

Bring your needs, yarn and a project to work on (if you have one).  Knitters of all skill levels, and ages are welcome. We'll be here from 3:00 until about 5:45 p.m.

Adult Young Adult Senior Family Programs Knitting

Let's Speak English | For International Adults

Thu, April 5, 2018 3:15 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

Tabletop Thursday

Thu, April 5, 2018 3:30 P.M.
Teen Center at Parkway Central Library

Get your game on at the Teen Center with RPG sessions and our expansive collection of board games!

Young Adult Other Great Programs Games and Gaming Teens Board Games and Role-Playing

Gardening Club

Thu, April 5, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Lillian Marrero Library

Children and Teens can learn gardening skills with a focus of putting in a veggie garden at the branch.

Young Adult School Age Family Programs Children Family

LEAP | Your Wide World

Thu, April 5, 2018 4:30 P.M.
Thomas F. Donatucci, Sr. Library

Science experiments, cultural celebrations, geography games, little known history, and other surprises that are part of your big, wide, world. This program is part of LEAP (Literacy Enrichment Afterschool Program) that provides homework help and literacy activities offered for grades K-12…

Young Adult LEAP

Afterschool Chess Club

Thu, April 5, 2018 4:30 P.M.
Fumo Family Library

Join the Fumo Family Library Chess Club.  All skill levels are welcome. Even if you have never played before, we will teach you. 

Young Adult School Age Other Great Programs Chess

Tracy K. Smith | Wade in the Water: Poems

Thu, April 5, 2018 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $15.00
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The United States Poet Laureate, Tracy K. Smith is the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Life on Mars , a “strange and beautiful” book of verse that “pulses with America’s adolescent crush on the impossible, on what waits beyond the edge of the universe” ( New…

Adult Author Events Speakers and Lectures Author Events - Ticketed Series Author Events Family Literature Poetry Hearing Loop

Baby Rhyming Time

Fri, April 6, 2018 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! These programs are supported by a grant from the Philadelphia City Institute of Board Managers.

Toddler Family Programs Storytimes Children

Baby Rhyming Time

Fri, April 6, 2018 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! These programs are supported by a grant from the Philadelphia City Institute of Board Managers.

Toddler Family Programs Storytimes Children

Headshots at the BRIC!

Fri, April 6, 2018 11:00 A.M.
Business Resource and Innovation Center at Parkway Central Library

Get a FREE headshot photo taken at the Business Resource & Innovation Center (BRIC)! Headshots are a new service for entrepreneurs, nonprofit professionals, job seekers, and more! Use your photo to enhance your professional portfolio and make your LinkedIn profile stand out among the…

Adult Business RFC Program Calendar Business & Economics Nonprofit Jobs & Job Seekers Business & Entrepreneurs

First Friday Genealogy

Fri, April 6, 2018 12:00 P.M.
Independence Library

Monthly brown bag discussion group with occasional speakers meets every first Friday  from 12:00 to 2 p.m.  Open to the public and anyone with an interest in genealogy or family history. Brought to you by The National Archives of Philadelphia, The Free Library, and the Genealogical…

Adult Discussion and Participation Genealogy General Research

LEGO Club

Fri, April 6, 2018 3:30 P.M.
Greater Olney Library

You bring your imagination; we supply the LEGOs. Program is for school age children, ages 7 and up. 

School Age Arts and Crafts Programs Children LEGO

Kids’ First Fridays: Exploring the Arts!

Fri, April 6, 2018 3:30 P.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

Be a creative thinker! Children will have the opportunity to explore the arts with these interactive programs.  For additional information please call Liz Heideman at 215-685-6621. Today’s program: Learn juggling, plate spinning and feather balancing with The Philadelphia School…

School Age Arts and Crafts Programs Art Children Music arts & crafts

Friday Builders

Fri, April 6, 2018 3:30 P.M.
Cecil B. Moore Library

Come build with us! We’ll use a rotating mix of Legos, Magnatiles, wooden blocks, cups, and more. Primarily intended for children ages 6-12 and their families. Siblings always welcome; soft play materials can be provided for infants and toddlers. Day care groups and preschools must call to…

School Age Family Programs LEGO STEM

LEGO Club

Fri, April 6, 2018 3:45 P.M.
Andorra Library

Can't keep your hands out of a tub of LEGOs?  We can't either. Do you dream of building something amazing with LEGOs?  We do too! If this is you, come join us!  Work on the building assignment, check out a project in one of our many LEGO books, or let your imagination soar…

School Age Other Great Programs Children Education LEGO

Philly Slam League

Fri, April 6, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Teen Center at Parkway Central Library

Join Teen Central as we host the 8th season of the Philly Slam League. The Philly Slam League (PSL) is a non-profit organization that hosts poetry teams from Philadelphia-area high schools in a five-month intellectual and artistic competition.  Teams come together weekly throughout the…

Adult Young Adult Live Performances Performing Arts Poetry Teens

Children's Yoga

Sat, April 7, 2018 10:30 A.M.
Roxborough Library

Beth Heed - from Oak & Acorn Wellness - will host a program filled with yoga and fun for the young ones.  Children will be encouraged to move, play, and explore their bodies in creative ways as stories are read out loud.  Wear comfy clothing.

Preschool Toddler Family Programs Other Great Programs Yoga

Leap Into Science Storytime

Sat, April 7, 2018 11:00 A.M.
Joseph E. Coleman Northwest Regional Library

We'll read stories, sing songs, and do simple hands-on science activities designed to introduce young children to basic science concepts. Come explore with us!  For ages 4 to 6 years old.

School Age Preschool Other Great Programs Storytimes Literacy Science

Words at Play - Play Party (Who Am I? Self-Portraits for Young Children)

Sat, April 7, 2018 11:00 A.M.
Cecil B. Moore Library

Celebrate YOU! - Join the Philadelphia Museum of Art for stories, rhymes and to create your own self-portrait. FREE fun for families and children ages birth - 5 years. Siblings welcome. Healthy snacks will be provided. For more information call Youth Services and Program: 215-686-5372

Preschool Toddler Family Programs Words at Play Vocabulary Initiative Art Children Family Free Library of Philadelphia Programs & Services Literacy Philadelphia arts & crafts

Quick Dinners with Matthew Whipple, RD

Sat, April 7, 2018 11:00 A.M.
South Philadelphia Library

Join Matthew Whipple, Registered Dietitian at ShopRite Whitman Plaza, to learn some tips and tricks for getting a healthy dinner on the table at the end of a busy day!

Adult Young Adult Health Programs Cooking & Nutrition Health
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