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Open Computer Lab

Thu, February 28, 2019 3:00 P.M.
Northeast Regional Library

Work on a special project and get one-on-one assistance. Lab is open for 2 hours. This class is offered on a first come, first served basis and space is limited. Register in the lab, by signing the clipboard.

Adult Senior Computer Classes Other Great Programs Hot Spots Computers

A Free Tour of Philadelphia: The Changing City Exhibition

Thu, February 28, 2019 3:00 P.M.
Rare Book Department at Parkway Central Library

Come and learn about our city’s exciting, dynamic, and often forgotten history with a guided tour of Philadelphia: The Changing City exhibition. The tour will be led by an exhibition curator in the Dietrich Gallery in the Rare Book Department , which is located on the third floor of the…

Adult Young Adult School Age Other Great Programs African American Art Digital Collections Education Family Free Library of Philadelphia Programs & Services Health & Fitness Philadelphia History Rare Books, Manuscripts, & Digital Collections Special Collections Teens History printmaking architecture Changing City

Sight Word Game Day

Thu, February 28, 2019 3:00 P.M.
Walnut Street West

Game play can be a fun and exciting way to practice reading skills and sight word recognition. Each week Miss Echo will provide games for beginner readers to play that will improve fluency, pronunciation, and confidence in early readers. This activity is suggested for Pre-K through 3rd grade.

School Age Preschool Other Great Programs Literacy

Guitar Lessons for Children

Thu, February 28, 2019 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

Chess Club

Thu, February 28, 2019 4:00 P.M.
South Philadelphia Library

Learn to play chess or improve your game! Students of all ages, and all levels welcome.  Register with Prashant at GhoksheP@freelibrary.org.  

Young Adult School Age Other Great Programs Chess

Yoga and Mindfulness for Kids

Thu, February 28, 2019 4:45 P.M.
Andorra Library

Join us every Thursday for yoga and mindfulness.  Please plan to wear comfortable, flexible clothing and bring a yoga mat if you have one (mats may be available for kids that do not have thier own).  Please arrive 5 minutes early to sign up for LEAP.  For kids in K-12 only (no…

School Age LEAP Other Great Programs Yoga

Hands-On Tour: Picturing Cervantes

Thu, February 28, 2019 6:30 P.M.
The Rosenbach | 2008 Delancey Place, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Join us in a new evening time slot for Hands-On Tours. “Picturing Cervantes” explores the ways Don Quixotehas been imagined and illustrated through the centuries, featuring remarkable drawings and prints by notable artists such as Gustave Doré and Honoré Daumier.…

Adult Other Great Programs Art Literature Rare Books, Manuscripts, & Digital Collections Rosenbach Museum & Library

Preschool Storytime

Fri, March 1, 2019 10:30 A.M.
Northeast Regional Library

Have fun with stories, songs and rhymes.  For kids ages 3 to 5, along with an adult caregiver. Daycares and camps - please call to set up your own special visit.

Preschool Toddler Other Great Programs Storytimes Children Family Literacy

AARP Tax Preparation

Fri, March 1, 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, March 1, 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

Hands-On Tour: Mary Shelley

Fri, March 1, 2019 3:00 P.M.
The Rosenbach | 2008 Delancey Place, Philadelphia, PA 19103

The young widow who kept her husband’s heart in her desk, the author of the first post-apocalyptic novel ( The Last Man ) and the immortal Frankenstein , Mary Shelley was so much more than a goth pin-up! After the fires of her legendary romantic youth were drowned, Mary Shelley embarked on…

Adult Other Great Programs Literature Rare Books, Manuscripts, & Digital Collections Rosenbach Museum & Library

Monument City

Sat, March 2, 2019 10:30 A.M.
Falls of Schuylkill Library

Check out  Last Stop on Market Street , talk about landmarks in our neighborhood, and create your own dedication to a landmark around you.  This self-guided program will be available from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m, in the children's area.  

School Age Other Great Programs One Book, One Philadelphia One Book, One Philadelphia Philadelphia

Good Morning Yoga

Sat, March 2, 2019 10:30 A.M.
Kingsessing Library

A yoga class for people of all skill levels and abilities, made possible by the generous support of Studio 34. Mats are available, or you can bring your own. Must be 16 or older. 

Adult Other Great Programs Yoga

Spanish Conversation Group

Sat, March 2, 2019 1:00 P.M.
Lovett Memorial Library

Join us for conversation and community. For intermediate Spanish speakers.  Spanish speakers who would like to improve their English are also welcome.  

Adult Young Adult Senior Discussion and Participation Other Great Programs Language Study

Shakespeare Free Read-Aloud Group: Measure for Measure

Sat, March 2, 2019 1:00 P.M.
The Rosenbach | 2008 Delancey Place, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Reading Shakespeare’s plays aloud offers not only a communal way to enjoy these great works but also promotes a deeper understanding of Shakespeare’s poetry and wordplay. No acting experience is required to participate — just bring a copy of the play we’re reading……

Adult Other Great Programs Rosenbach Museum & Library

Celebrate Read Across America Day and Dr. Seuss's Birthday!

Sat, March 2, 2019 2:00 P.M.
Northeast Regional Library

Celebrate Read Across America Day and Dr. Seuss's Birthday!   Enjoy stories, trivia contest, fun, and a surprise visit! Green Egg salad too!  Families are welcome. Preschool children must be accompanied by an adult. 

School Age Preschool Toddler Family Programs Other Great Programs Storytimes Children

Paws for Reading

Sat, March 2, 2019 2:00 P.M.
Andorra Library

Today we are hosting Paws for Reading, a program that gives children a chance to read out loud to a well-trained, certified therapy dog in order to improve their reading and communication skills.  Since dogs don't correct mistakes - and they love to hear stories - , the pressure to…

School Age Other Great Programs Read by 4th PAWS Read to a Dog

Course: Shakespeare and Identity

Sun, March 3, 2019 2:00 P.M.
The Rosenbach | 2008 Delancey Place, Philadelphia, PA 19103

To register:  https://rosenbach.org/events/course-shakespeare-and-identity/ About the Course For centuries, Shakespeare was understood as a universal poet: His contemporary Ben Jonson declared that he was “not of an age but for all time!” and Samuel Johnson deemed…

Adult Other Great Programs Literature Rosenbach Museum & Library

Read With A Dog!

Mon, March 4, 2019 4:15 P.M.
Falls of Schuylkill Library

School age kids - ages  6 to 12 - are invited to come read independently with Wally, a certified therapy dog, and share a new book or an old favorite in a judgement free space.  Dogs love to hear stories! Space may be limited.

School Age Other Great Programs PAWS Read to a Dog

Teen Book Club

Mon, March 4, 2019 5:00 P.M.
Greater Olney Library

Talk about your favorite books and find new things to read! Ages 12 and up.

Young Adult Discussion and Participation Other Great Programs Teens Book Clubs Teen Reading Lounge
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