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AARP Tax Preparation

Fri, February 8, 2019 10:30 A.M.
South Philadelphia Library

Volunteers from AARP offer free in-person tax preparation service for seniors. Reservations required. Call 215-803-6402 for appointment.

Senior Other Great Programs

Laptops for Tax Time

Fri, February 8, 2019 11:00 A.M.
Tacony Library

Laptops for Tax Time Need computer access and a space to spread out and file your taxes?  We’ve got that! Reserve one of private study rooms for 3 hours.  Bring your own laptop and use our free Wifi Or use one our laptops while you’re here!  Call to reserve your…

Adult Senior Other Great Programs Computers

Older Adults' Read and Chat

Fri, February 8, 2019 2:00 P.M.
Philadelphia Senior Center, Avenue of the Arts, 509 S. Broad St., 2nd floor, room B

  Community members 55-plus are invited to drop into this monthly book discussion at the Philadelphia Senior Center. Enjoy company and casual conversation about grandchildren, family dynamics, healing remedies, travel, and other themes from the 2019 One Book, One Philadelphia featured…

Senior Community Events Discussion and Participation One Book, One Philadelphia One Book, One Philadelphia

Go Digital

Fri, February 8, 2019 3:00 P.M.
Widener Library

Looking for sample CDL tests? Studying for the ASVB? Want to update your resume or learn new skills? You can start here and go everywhere with our free Digital Learning Databases. If you don't have a Library card, we'll help you apply during our event. Your card is the key to a wealth of…

Adult Young Adult Senior Computer Classes Databases & Electronic Resources

Book Arts Workshop: The Nag Hammadi for Paper Lovers

Sat, February 9, 2019 10:00 A.M.
Art Department at Parkway Central Library

Registration opens at 12:00 noon on Tuesday, January 22 In this workshop, students will learn about the 2nd century Egyptian binding, the Nag Hammadi. Students will learn how these books were traditionally constructed and will recreate the binding entirely with paper. Candy Alexandra…

Adult Young Adult Senior Arts and Crafts Programs Workshops and Enrichment Art Free Library of Philadelphia Programs & Services arts & crafts Book Arts

Rabble-Rousing Film Festival

Sat, February 9, 2019 1:30 P.M.
Lovett Memorial Library

Let's get together and see how some of the controversial movies from the past hold up.  What have we learned, how far have we come, how far do we still have to go, and how do we get where we want to be?  Watch a movie with us and we'll discuss it afterwards.  What a great…

Adult Young Adult Senior Film Screening Discussion and Participation Movies & Television

Hands-on History at The Free Library, Parkway Central

Sat, February 9, 2019 2:00 P.M.
Rare Book Department at Parkway Central Library

In this month's Hands-on History we celebrate Philly Theatre Week, as we explore materials relating to two of the most famous theatrical families in Philadelphia: the Drews and the Barrymores. Among the items explored will be:nineteenth century playbills from the Arch…

Adult Young Adult Senior Family Programs Speakers and Lectures Workshops and Enrichment Philadelphia Rare Books, Manuscripts, & Digital Collections Special Collections Hands-On History

A Ballerina's Tale

Sat, February 9, 2019 2:00 P.M.
Lovett Memorial Library

Celebrate Misty Copeland, the first African-American to become principle dancer at the prestigious American Ballet Theatre by watching a documentary film about her with us.  This is a family-friendly event.

Adult Young Adult School Age Senior Black History Month Family Programs Film Screening Art

Spinning Yarns

Mon, February 11, 2019 6:30 P.M.
Fumo Family Library

For those who knit and crochet, bring your latest project and enjoy a relaxing, low-key evening of crafting at the library.  All fiber arts are welcome. This program is intended for adults.    

Adult Senior Arts and Crafts Programs arts & crafts

Monday Poets| Vernita Hall

Mon, February 11, 2019 6:30 P.M.
Literature Department at Parkway Central Library

VERNITA HALL is the author of Where William Walked (Willow Books), winner of the Willow Books Grand Prize for Poetry, and of the Robert Creeley Prize from Marsh Hawk Press. Her book   The Hitchhiking Robot Learns About Philadelphians was published by Moonstone Press as the winner of the…

Adult Young Adult Senior Black History Month Speakers and Lectures Monday Poets Reading Series African American Poetry

Computer Boot Camp: Week 6 of 6

Tue, February 12, 2019 10:30 A.M.
Tacony Library

Computer Basics-Week 6: Online Safety Join us on Tuesdays from 10:30AM - 12:30PM REGISTRATION IS A MUST! *Please register in advance with Ms. McDowell DRS by phone 215-685-8755 or email McDowellL@freelibrary.org * **This is a full 6 week course. Please plan to attend in its entirety.**  

Adult Senior Computer Classes Computers

Senior Strength Training

Tue, February 12, 2019 11:30 A.M.
Fumo Family Library

Senior Strength Training will teach gentle energizing movements to help increase strength, improve balance and support daily living activities. Personal Trainer Lee Scottlorde will lead this class. Registration required. Limited class size. To register or for more information, please…

Senior Health Programs Health and Wellness Body, Mind & Spirit Health & Fitness Health

Healthy Cooking Workshop

Tue, February 12, 2019 1:30 P.M.
Kingsessing Library

Join us for a six week cooking series, A Taste of African Heritage, which celebrates the healthy food traditions of the African Diaspora. Educators from the Food Trust will share low-cost cooking ideas, nutrition tips, tastings, and give-aways! For more information and to register, please…

Adult Senior Health Programs Health and Wellness Cooking & Nutrition

The Assassination of John F. Kennedy

Tue, February 12, 2019 2:00 P.M.
Fox Chase Library

It seems more questions than answers have arisen in the fifty-five years since the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas in November, 1963. This program will examine events surrounding the assassination of President Kennedy and murder of Officer J.D. Tibbits, the murder of accused…

Adult Young Adult Senior Speakers and Lectures Other Great Programs History American Presidency

Yoga for Adults

Tue, February 12, 2019 7:00 P.M.
Northeast Regional Library

An inclusive yoga class for people of all skill levels and abilities.  Wear something comfortable and come to the library for wellness, stretching, and relaxation.

Adult Young Adult Senior Health Programs Workshops and Enrichment Yoga

Celebrate Chinese New Year and Welcome the Year of the Pig | 新年快乐!豬年吉祥!

Wed, February 13, 2019 12:30 P.M.
Independence Library

Join us as we celebrate the Chinese New Year and usher in the Year of the Pig.   Students from Holy Redeemer Elementary School will perform exquisite traditional Chinese folk dances. The students will perform the traditional Lion Dance with drummers to chase away evil spirits and also…

Adult School Age Preschool Toddler Senior Family Programs Other Great Programs New Americans Bilingual Programs

Theater and Storytelling Workshops

Wed, February 13, 2019 4:00 P.M.
Logan Library

Come take part in free theater workshops led by the Wilma Theater's team of professional artists, as part of the theater's Portable Studio!  Meet and work with professional Wilma artists in our library Share stories and ideas.  No prevous acting experience is required. Sessions…

Adult Senior Discussion and Participation Other Great Programs Performing Arts

The Assassination of John F. Kennedy

Wed, February 13, 2019 6:00 P.M.
Fox Chase Library

It seems more questions than answers have arisen in the fifty-five years since the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas in November, 1963. This program will examine events surrounding the assassination of President Kennedy and murder of Officer J.D. Tibbits, the murder of accused…

Adult Young Adult Senior Speakers and Lectures Other Great Programs History American Presidency

Know Your Courts! Orphans Court

Wed, February 13, 2019 6:00 P.M.
Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library

Although the name may be misleading, Orphans’ Court deals with Guardianship, Wills and disputes relating to Estates, Trusts, and Charities.  In this presentation, we will navigate the process of dealing with a relative’s estate and Will after death, the process and many…

Adult Young Adult Senior Discussion and Participation

Laptops for Tax Time

Thu, February 14, 2019 2:00 P.M.
Tacony Library

Laptops for Tax Time Need computer access and a space to spread out and file your taxes?  We’ve got that! Reserve one of private study rooms for 3 hours.  Bring your own laptop and use our free Wifi Or use one our laptops while you’re here!  Call to reserve your…

Adult Senior Other Great Programs Computers
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