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Read to a therapy dog with PAWS for Reading!

Mon, April 30, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Whitman Library

Bella the French Bulldog will be at Whitman Neighborhood Library on selected Mondays for one-on-one reading sessions. She is a 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…

School Age Family Programs Storytimes Children Pets PAWS Read to a Dog

Exhibition - Page & Panels: A Brief Glimpse at Graphic Novels

Tue, May 1, 2018 8:45 A.M.
Children's Literature Research Collection at Parkway Central Library

The world of graphic novels is all-encompassing.  Comic strips, wordless novels, and comic books have all influenced modern graphic novelists as they continue to expand the medium.  Today, stories of racial inequality, gender expression, and climate change share shelf space with…

Adult Young Adult School Age Senior Other Great Programs Art Children Comics & Graphic Novels Education Literacy Literature Rare Books, Manuscripts, & Digital Collections Special Collections Teens History children's literature


Tue, May 1, 2018 10:30 A.M.
Queen Memorial Library

Young children and their caregivers are invited for weekly storytime. Join us as we read, sing, dance, and learn together! Older siblings are always welcome.

School Age Family Programs Storytimes Children

Social Justice Read Aloud

Tue, May 1, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Cecil B. Moore Library

Practice your reading skills and explore the library’s books with Miss Kayla. We will feature books and stories that showcase and reflect current social issues. All readers are welcome to listen, read aloud, and participate in group discussions. This program is intended for children ages 8…

School Age Discussion and Participation Social Justice

LEAP | Games Galore

Tue, May 1, 2018 4:30 P.M.
Thomas F. Donatucci, Sr. Library

Develop a new habit with our vast and rotating collection of tabletop games. Bring a friend or make some new ones! This program is part of LEAP (Literacy Enrichment Afterschool Program) that provides homework help and literacy activities offered for grades K-12 while school is in session.

Young Adult School Age LEAP Board Games and Role-Playing

Family Night: Pajama Storytime & Activities

Tue, May 1, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library

Stories, songs and movement, followed by playtime & activities for families. Kids ages 11 and younger and their caregivers. Optional: wear your pajamas and/or bring your favorite stuffed animal.

School Age Preschool Toddler Family Programs Storytimes Children Family Literacy

The Libraries Are Appreciated

Now through Tue, May 1, 2018 9:00 P.M.
Art Department at Parkway Central Library

This exhibition takes its name from a 1943 painting by Jacob Lawrence that honors the library’s active role in providing free education for all. In celebration of Black History Month, the selection focuses on the work of African American artists. A wide range of resources accessible…

Adult Young Adult School Age Senior Exhibitions Black History Month African American Art Biography & Autobiography Education Free Library of Philadelphia arts & crafts

Get LITeracy with Science

Wed, May 2, 2018 3:00 P.M.
Cecil B. Moore Library

Hosted by Temple University’s Education Honor Society, this after school event will help families and children of all ages engage with science literacy through grade appropriate books. The whole event will feature a story time, science experiments, and free books for attendees. This…

Young Adult School Age Other Great Programs Family Literacy Science STEM

Wii Wednesdays!

Wed, May 2, 2018 4:00 P.M.
South Philadelphia Library

Come play video games on the big screen! Learn new steps, play Just Dance or Dance Dance Revolution on the Wii, and get encouraged to get moving. Our focus is on positive energy, exercise, and healthy choices!  For teens and school-aged children.

School Age Other Great Programs LEAP Children Games and Gaming


Wed, May 2, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Lovett Memorial Library

You provide the imagination, we'll have the supplies.  Recommended for kids age 5 and up.

School Age Arts and Crafts Programs arts & crafts

Video Games

Wed, May 2, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Whitman Library

Come play video games on the big screen! Get on your feet with Wii games. For  tweens and teens.

Young Adult School Age Family Programs Children Games and Gaming

Paint Nite at the Library

Wed, May 2, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Katharine Drexel Library

Kids Ages 6-12 are invited to start spring with a creative twist. Paint your own canvas masterpiece to decorate your room or give as a gift. Space is limited you must pre-register for this event. Unfortuantely younger siblings cannot accompany participants.

School Age Arts and Crafts Programs Art Children

Construction Club

Thu, May 3, 2018 10:00 A.M.
Fumo Family Library

Children aged eight and younger, accompanied by a caregiver, are invited to join us as we build with wooden blocks, magnetic tiles, Lincoln Logs, Mega Bloks, and more, with people, animals, and vehicles to inhabit their creations! In addition to being a lot of fun, construction play supports the…

School Age Preschool Family Programs Children Summer Reading

Gardening Club

Thu, May 3, 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

Talking Eggs Storytime

Thu, May 3, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Widener Library

Join special guest reader, Maisha Sullivan- Ongoza, for a fun and engaging storytime. 

School Age Family Programs

Creative Constructing!

Thu, May 3, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Children's Department at Parkway Central Library

Try a variety of building systems to create machines, buildings and anything you can imagine.  Suggested for ages 4 through 12.

School Age Preschool Arts and Crafts Programs Family Programs

Kids Craft Club

Thu, May 3, 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

Yoga for Kindergarten and Up!

Thu, May 3, 2018 4:45 P.M.
Andorra Library

Stretch, bend, and pose with us.  Please wear comfortable clothing (and if you happen to have a yoga mat, feel free to bring it).   For school-age kids - Kindergarten and up.

School Age Other Great Programs Yoga

Cub Scouts

Thu, May 3, 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, May 3, 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
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