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Going Forth - Jazz

Thu, February 22, 2018 3:30 P.M.
Nicetown-Tioga Library

Mr. Fred Simmons will talk about the jazz form of music from the 1960s to today.  The program will also include music by contemporary composers and his own original compositions.  Mr. Simmons is a pianist, educator and instructor.  

Adult Young Adult School Age Senior Black History Month Speakers and Lectures African American Music

Around the Table

Thu, February 22, 2018 3:30 P.M.
Kingsessing Library

Taking inspiration from the traditions of family reunions celebrated in This Is the Rope, participants will make reusable placemats and hear stories from Mama Carla Wiley. Wiley is a storyteller, educator and artist who weaves together multigenerational memories with activities for children that…

School Age Arts and Crafts Programs Family Programs One Book, One Philadelphia Cooking & Nutrition One Book, One Philadelphia arts & crafts

Around the Table

Thu, February 22, 2018 3:30 P.M.
Kingsessing Library

Taking inspiration from the traditions of family reunions celebrated in This Is the Rope, participants will make reusable placemats and hear stories from Mama Carla Wiley. Wiley is a storyteller, educator and artist who weaves together multigenerational memories with activities for children that…

School Age Arts and Crafts Programs Family Programs Culinary Literacy Cooking & Nutrition One Book, One Philadelphia arts & crafts

Lego Club

Thu, February 22, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Children's Department at Parkway Central Library

Join Miss Melissa for Lego Club every other Thursday from 4-5pm.  Build a kit or make a creation of your own design!  This program is recommended for children ages 6-12 and their caregivers.  Questions?  Call 215-686-5369.

School Age Other Great Programs LEGO

Book Discussion: Brown Girl Dreaming

Thu, February 22, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

Jacqueline Woodson, one of today's finest writers, tells the moving story of her childhood in mesmerizing verse. 

Young Adult Other Great Programs One Book, One Philadelphia One Book, One Philadelphia

Guitar Lessons for Children

Thu, February 22, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Walnut Street West

Interested in learning to play the guitar? Looking for tips, or even just a place to practice? We welcome the Penn Music Department, as they will be helping teach students and other young people how to play the guitar. For more information, please ask at the reference desk on the second floor.…

School Age Other Great Programs Music Performing Arts

Gardening Club

Thu, February 22, 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

Microsoft Word Basics

Thu, February 22, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Joseph E. Coleman Northwest Regional Library

This class is for beginner users to learn core aspects of this popular word processing program.  We'll introduce basic page setup, editing, cut/copy and paste, saving (especially to a flash drive), printing and more.  It will be useful to have some basic computer skills…

Adult Computer Classes

Film Screening | Tell Them we are Rising

Thu, February 22, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Logan Library

Join us to learn about the Historically Black Colleges & Universities.  For teens and school-age kids.

Young Adult School Age Black History Month Film Screening African American Education

Dance to the Music!

Thu, February 22, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Oak Lane Library

Try your hand—or rather—feet, at some dance steps of the 1960s and ‘70s, and see their influence on how you and your friends dance today!  Please arrive a little early as space may be limited.  

Adult Young Adult School Age Senior Other Great Programs One Book, One Philadelphia One Book, One Philadelphia dance

Afterschool Chess Club

Thu, February 22, 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

Kids Craft Club

Thu, February 22, 2018 4:30 P.M.
South Philadelphia Library

Get crafty every Thursday! Create a different make-and-take craft project every week. 

Young Adult School Age Arts and Crafts Programs LEAP arts & crafts

Philly Then and Now

Thu, February 22, 2018 4:30 P.M.
Haddington Library

What did Philadelphia look like in your parent’s generation? What about their parents? And how has the city changed? Explore Philadelphia with pictures, maps, and stories of in the past and today, then make a colorful collage. 

Young Adult School Age Family Programs One Book, One Philadelphia One Book, One Philadelphia

LEAP | Your Wide World

Thu, February 22, 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

I, Too, Sing American – African American Writers Then & Now

Thu, February 22, 2018 4:40 P.M.
Haddington Library

Our LEAP After School Leader will introduce children and teens to African American writers and poets of the past and present, with a discussion of their work.

Young Adult School Age Black History Month

Cub Scouts

Thu, February 22, 2018 5:15 P.M.
Paschalville Library

Cub Scouting is fun!  Do you like to learn by doing? This is just the place. You can learn to tie knots, set up a tent, or shoot a bow and arrow (archery). Have you ever cooked a meal on a campfire? Sent a secret code to a buddy? Built a birdhouse? Hiked? Kids in first through fifth grade…

School Age Other Great Programs

Creative Crochet with Ms. Traci

Thu, February 22, 2018 5:30 P.M.
Paschalville Library

Join Ms. Traci for Creative Crochet! Beginners are welcome!

Young Adult School Age Arts and Crafts Programs Art Crafts & Hobbies Crochet Knitting

Yoga for adults!

Thu, February 22, 2018 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

Look Your Best for Less!

Thu, February 22, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Logan Library

Join us for a night of fashion! Get pointers for shopping for the best, while spending less. Learn accessory placement and how to make your outfits pop. Get help presenting yourself in a fashionable, yet professional way. Topics include date night, business attire, casual/everyday wear, and…

Adult Senior Discussion and Participation

Brittney Cooper | EVENT CANCELLED

Thu, February 22, 2018 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

The event with Brittney Cooper has been cancelled. We will post a new date if we are able to reschedule.

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