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Quest Film Screening

Sat, October 6, 2018 2:00 P.M.
Lillian Marrero Library

Called "A portrait of an American Family,"  Quest  is an intimate, moving documentary that captures ten years in the life of a North Philadelphia family. This screening is part of the Free Library's #midtermsmatter program series, which are…

Adult Young Adult School Age Film Screening Midterms Matter

LEAP Knitting Club

Sat, October 6, 2018 3:00 P.M.
Children's Department at Parkway Central Library

3pm-5pm in the Story Hour Room, intended for school age children. No experience necessary.   Parkway Central Library Children's Department Ground Floor, 1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103 215.686.5369 ***Programs are subject to change*** Find us on…

School Age LEAP Crafts & Hobbies Crochet Knitting arts & crafts

SmART Readers

Tue, October 9, 2018 3:00 P.M.
Blanche A. Nixon/Cobbs Creek Library

Students ages 7-12 can join us for an exciting visual art and literacy program! A visiting artist will engage students in fun art making experiences tied to literacy skills. Space is limited and registration is encouraged! See the Children's Librarian for more information and to register.…

School Age Family Programs Art Children

SmART Readers

Tue, October 9, 2018 3:45 P.M.
Lovett Memorial Library

Students ages 7-12 can join us for an exciting visual art and literacy program! A visiting artist will engage students in fun art making experiences tied to literacy skills. Space may be limited. See the Children's Librarian for more information and to register. This program is…

School Age Arts and Crafts Programs Other Great Programs Art Literacy

Stories and STEM

Tue, October 9, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Children's Department at Parkway Central Library

Join us as we engineer technological marvels, ponder mathematical puzzles and conduct scientific experiments inspired by your favorite picture books. Stories are for all ages, activities are best suited to school age patrons. Come for the story, stay for the science.    *Programs are…

School Age LEAP Literacy STEM

EXHIBITION COMING SOON: Philadelphia -The Changing City

Wed, October 10, 2018 9:00 A.M.
Rare Book Department at Parkway Central Library

October 10, 2018 – April 13, 2019 An exhibition in the Rare Book Department  From river to skyline and stoop to stoop, Philadelphia has been re-formed and re-shaped throughout its history. Its transformation from bustling port to workshop of the world to World Heritage City and hub…

Adult Young Adult School Age Senior Other Great Programs Citizenship Philadelphia Philadelphia History Photography Special Collections Maps Print and Picture Collection

Jams! in the Park @ Dickinson Square

Wed, October 10, 2018 10:00 A.M.
Charles Santore Library

Meet us in the park for stories, music, and a sensory activity. This program will run every fair-weather Wednesday, through Ocotber 10.

School Age Preschool Family Programs Storytimes Children Family

Gaming Garage

Wed, October 10, 2018 4:00 P.M.
South Philadelphia Library

Come and get hands on with the Nintendo Switch. Students of all ages can join us for games of Mario Kart, get on their feet with Just Dance 2018, or construct cool toys with Nintendo Labo kits. Drop-in, and no registration required.

School Age Other Great Programs Games and Gaming Video Games

Beyond the Book

Wed, October 10, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Children's Department at Parkway Central Library

CCD's core LEAP school-age program. Sometimes we read, sometimes we create, but we always stretch our minds to inspire curiosity beyond the book.   *Programs are subject to change.* Find us on Facebook:  http://tinyurl.com/parkwaycentralchildrens Follow us on…

School Age LEAP Literacy

Drag Queen Storytime!

Wed, October 10, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Lovett Memorial Library

What could be more fabulous than having some favorite stories read by an actual Queen?  A Drag Queen, in this case. This program celebrates LGBT History Month and is for all ages.

Young Adult School Age Preschool Toddler Senior Other Great Programs Storytimes Family Literacy LGBTQ

LEGO Day

Wed, October 10, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Blanche A. Nixon/Cobbs Creek Library

Join other children and explore your creative side with Legos. Mega-blocks available for smaller children; all materials provided.

School Age Other Great Programs Children Family LEGO

PAWS for Reading—Read with Sophie!

Wed, October 10, 2018 5:30 P.M.
Ramonita G. de Rodriguez Library

Readers of all ages and stages are invited to read aloud to a well-trained therapy animal in order to improve their reading and communication skills. Since pets don’t correct mistakes, there is no pressure to “perform” and reading becomes a fun, positive, enjoyable experience.…

School Age Family Programs Children Family Literacy PAWS Read to a Dog

This Is What Democracy Reads Like: A Conversation with Wilson Goode

Wed, October 10, 2018 7:00 P.M.
Lovett Memorial Library

Join a conversation with the Honorable W. Wilson Goode, former mayor of Philadelphia, about his new book  Black Voters Mattered: A Philadelphia Story . Dr. Goode will talk about how essential voting and elections are to our communities. Learn the history of an era of…

Adult Young Adult School Age Speakers and Lectures African American Literature Philadelphia Philadelphia History Politics Midterms Matter

Read to a Therapy Dog!

Thu, October 11, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Welsh Road Library

Dogs love to hear stories!  School age children are invited to read with a certified therapy dog.  Space may be limited.  First come, first serve.  

School Age Family Programs

Thursday Crafternoon!

Thu, October 11, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Children's Department at Parkway Central Library

Join us for a short storytime and craft activity!  4 p.m. in the Story Hour Room.  Free.   Parkway Central Library Children's Department Ground Floor, 1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103 215.686.5369 ***Programs are subject to change*** Find us on…

School Age Preschool Family Programs Art Children arts & crafts

What is Judaism?

Thu, October 11, 2018 7:00 P.M.
Education Philosophy and Religion Department at Parkway Central Library

Are Judaism and Jews a people, a nation, a religion, a culture, a way of life, or something else? Rabbi Joel Kessler will attempt to demystify one of the world's oldest and most misunderstood religions.  Please join us as Rabbi Kessler discusses the laws that constitute the core of…

Adult Young Adult School Age Senior Speakers and Lectures Community Events Religion

Sign Language Storytime for Babies and Toddlers

Fri, October 12, 2018 11:00 A.M.
Charles Santore Library

Want to learn basic sign language to help your baby communicate? The class is geared toward babies and toddlers and their grown-ups, but children of all ages are welcome.  Ms. Stephanie will be happy to answer questions about the class.  I look forward to engaging little ones and their…

School Age Preschool Family Programs Storytimes Children

SmART Readers

Fri, October 12, 2018 3:00 P.M.
Lawncrest Library

Students ages 7-12 can join us for an exciting visual art and literacy program! A visiting artist will engage students in fun art making experiences tied to literacy skills. Space is limited and registration is encouraged! See the Children's Librarian for more information and to register.…

School Age Family Programs Children

Friday Gaming

Fri, October 12, 2018 3:30 P.M.
Cecil B. Moore Library

Enjoy a selection of board games, card games, and Wii games after school every Friday. Intended for school-age children through teens. Day care groups must call to schedule a separate appointment.

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

SmART Readers

Fri, October 12, 2018 3:30 P.M.
Whitman Library

Students ages 7-12 can join us for an exciting visual art and literacy program! A visiting artist will engage students in fun art making experiences tied to literacy skills. This program is sponsored by the Philadelphia Arts in Education Partnership.

School Age Family Programs Children
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