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LEAP | Games Galore

Tue, February 27, 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

Sidewalk Chalk Art with Maureen Peters

Tue, February 27, 2018 4:30 P.M.
Bushrod Library

With colored chalk and your imagination, create letters, vines, flowers and doodles in sketchbooks, or, if the weather cooperates, outside on the sidewalk! This workshop is for children of all ages.

School Age Preschool Arts and Crafts Programs One Book, One Philadelphia Art One Book, One Philadelphia

Black History Month Challenge

Wed, February 28, 2018 12:00 P.M.
Haverford Library

Participants will use their visual skills and historical knowledge to identify images of famous African American individuals from Philadelphia. The first participant to correctly identify all the images displayed will take home a special gift. Contest runs from February 1 to February 28.  

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The Art of Jean-Michel Basquiat: Share Your Creativity

Wed, February 28, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library

Enjoy a reading of Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat by Javaka Steptoe and Life Doesn’t Frighten Me by Maya Angelou, illustrated by Jean-Michel Basquiat.  After the reading, join us in adding your drawing and writing to our Young Artists’ Wall.

School Age Black History Month African American Art

Gaming!

Wed, February 28, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Whitman Library

Come play video games on the big screen! Get on your feet with Wii games. For teens and school-aged children.

School Age Family Programs Children Games and Gaming

George Crum

Wed, February 28, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Paschalville Library

George Crum created the potato chip.  How well do you know your potato chips? Participate in taste testing and take home your favorite chips!

School Age Black History Month African American

Wii Wednesdays!

Wed, February 28, 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

Building Bridges with Books Family Night!

Wed, February 28, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Haverford Library

Families  of K-3rd grade students from Commodore John Barry Elementary are invited to join us at Haverford Library for literacy games, free books, prizes, and fun for everyone! Please contact the Building Bridges with Books program at 215-686-5372 for more information.

School Age Family Programs Building Bridges with Books

Craft-er-noons!

Wed, February 28, 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

Contemporary African American Picture Book Artists

Now through Wed, February 28, 2018 4:30 P.M.
Children's Literature Research Collection at Parkway Central Library

This mini exhibition features books and artwork created by leading contemporary African American illustrators, including local illustrators Jerry Pinkney and Cal Massey.  The exhibition is housed outside of the Print and Picture Collection, located on the second floor of Parkway Central…

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Wii Wednesdays

Wed, February 28, 2018 4:30 P.M.
Frankford Library

Come play your favorite Wii games with Mr. Vince on the fourth Wednesday of the month.  For teens and school-aged kids.

Young Adult School Age Other Great Programs Games and Gaming Video Games

Make a Friendship Bracelet

Wed, February 28, 2018 4:30 P.M.
Tacony Library

Popular in the U.S. in the 1970s and into the next decade, the fun of making this simple macramé craft has never gone out of style. Make your own for someone special! 

Young Adult School Age Arts and Crafts Programs One Book, One Philadelphia One Book, One Philadelphia

Family Game Night

Wed, February 28, 2018 5:00 P.M.
Lillian Marrero Library

Enjoy some of your favorite board games such as UNO, Scrabble, or Connect 4 with your family. Light snacks provided.

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

Mr. P's Cool Tech Talk

Wed, February 28, 2018 5:30 P.M.
Frankford Library

Come to listen to a talk about the latest technologies, inventions and innovations out there and watch an interesting video about it. This fun and short program is good for children 9 and up, teens, and adults! You’ll be able to take home a picture of the tech and share it with family and…

Adult Young Adult School Age Discussion and Participation Technology

Fantasy Roleplaying Club

Wed, February 28, 2018 5:30 P.M.
Walnut Street West

CALLING ALL BRAVE WARRIORS AND WIZARDS! Are you interested in Dungeons & Dragons? Ever wanted to play a tabletop roleplaying game(RPG)? Unleash your inner-nerd and come play with us! This new group will meet weekly on Wednesday evenings from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. This is a basic introduction to…

Young Adult School Age Other Great Programs Games and Gaming

Chess Club

Wed, February 28, 2018 5:30 P.M.
Walnut Street West

Join other kids (ages 6-18), to learn and play chess. Wednesdays from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Applications are available upstairs on the Second Floor. Adult volunteers needed!  Contact: wswlibraryfriends@gmail.com. Programming coordinated through The Friends of Walnut Street West Library.

Young Adult School Age Other Great Programs Chess

Follow Along the Great Migration

Wed, February 28, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Oak Lane Library

Learn about the Great Migration through an interactive program in which participants move through different spaces in the library, each representing a city and each offering a unique activity and facts about different points in history. Refreshments will be provided.  This program runs…

Adult Young Adult School Age Senior Family Programs One Book, One Philadelphia African American One Book, One Philadelphia

Black Artists in the Philadelphia Fine Print Workshop

Now through Wed, February 28, 2018 9:00 P.M.
Print and Picture Collection at Parkway Central Library

In honor of Black History Month, the Print and Picture Collection Hallway Gallery is featuring works by African American artists from both the Print and Picture Collection and the Children's Literature Research Collection . Black Artists in the Philadelphia Fine Print Workshop  features…

Adult Young Adult School Age Exhibitions Black History Month African American Art printmaking Print and Picture Collection

Construction Club

Thu, March 1, 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

Dance to the Music

Thu, March 1, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Wyoming 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!

School Age Family Programs One Book, One Philadelphia One Book, One Philadelphia dance
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