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Sit and Stitch

Wed, November 14, 2018 6:00 P.M.
South Philadelphia Library

Join a circle of knitters and crocheters for an informal evening of needlecrafts.  Any skill level welcome, though formal instruction will not be guaranteed. All are welcome!

Adult Family Programs Crafts & Hobbies Crochet arts & crafts

English Language Circle

Wed, November 14, 2018 6:00 P.M.
South Philadelphia Library

Join us for a free weekly conversation hour.  Build your confidence in speaking English while meeting other international adults, in a casual learning environment.

Adult New Americans New Americans ESL

Read, Baby, Read Little Movers Dance Party!

Wed, November 14, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Richmond Library

Dance! Groove! Play!  Have fun and encourage language skills using songs, instruments, stories and body movements. Expecting parents and siblings welcome. Read, Baby, Read is a series of fun programs for babies, toddlers and their families, using new library spaces and materials to help…

Toddler Baby Family Programs Storytimes Children

English Classes

Wed, November 14, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Tacony Library

Free English Classes in Tacony for New Americans provided by the IndoChinese-American Council  Call 215-457-0272 ext 108 for information or to register. All levels welcome!  

Adult New Americans New Americans ESL ESL - English as a Second Language

Author Talk: Irene Levy Baker

Wed, November 14, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

  Author Irene Levy Baker will present her book Unique Eats and Eateries of Philadelphia and sign copies of the book, which will be available for purchase. The book tells the sweet and spicy stories behind 90 Philadelphia’s restaurants and Irene will share some of those stories plus…

Adult Speakers and Lectures Philadelphia Philadelphia History

Yoga

Wed, November 14, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Fishtown Community Library

Wipe away the stress of the week and get your body and mind ready for a relaxing weekend. Decompress, unwind, and relax and start your weekend off the right way. Brittany from Roots2Rise will be our instructor.      

Adult Young Adult Health Programs Body, Mind & Spirit Yoga

Business Resource & Innovation Center's 2nd Annual Book Signing Event: Charles E. Hires and the Drink that Wowed a Nation!

Wed, November 14, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Business Resource and Innovation Center at Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

We are very excited to share the story of Philadelphia's own fizzy pop! Introduced at the 1876 Centennial Exposition and powered by an historic advertising campaign, Hires Root Beer—launched 10 years before Coca-Cola—blazed the trail for development of the American soft…

Adult Young Adult Business Author Events

Pajama Storytime

Wed, November 14, 2018 7:00 P.M.
Fumo Family Library

Children seven years old and younger are invited to snuggle in with their parents or caregiver for an evening of stories and songs, with milk and cookies to follow! Wear your pajamas, and bring along your favorite stuffed animal to snuggle with!

Preschool Family Programs Storytimes Children

Daniel Torday | Boomer1 with Nana Kwamei Adjei-Brenyah | Friday Black: Stories

Wed, November 14, 2018 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

Exploring the nature of family and loss through the derring-do of a Czechoslovakian war hero, Daniel Torday ’s novel  The Last Flight of Poxl West won the National Jewish Book Award, as did his debut novella The Sensualist . The Director of Creative Writing at Bryn Mawr College,…

Adult Author Events Speakers and Lectures Author Events - Free Series Author Events Fiction Literature

Construction Club

Thu, November 15, 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 LEGO

Fall Storytime

Thu, November 15, 2018 10:30 A.M.
Chestnut Hill Library

Celebrate Fall with stories, songs and rhymes For children of all ages.  Young children must be accompanied by an adult care-giver.

School Age Preschool Toddler Other Great Programs Storytimes Family Literacy

Movers and Shakers Storytime

Thu, November 15, 2018 10:30 A.M.
South Philadelphia Library

Dance, listen, and sing along in this active storytime for independent movers. Storytime followed by a craft.  Please note storytime will not be held the second Thursday of each month. Daycares and groups please call the children's librarian at 215-685-1866 to make an appointment.

Toddler Family Programs Storytimes Children

Dance me a Story with Pennsylvania Ballet

Thu, November 15, 2018 10:30 A.M.
South Philadelphia Library

Listen, move, and learn at this special story time with the Pennsylvania Ballet. Free and no registration required for children ages 3-6 and their caretakers. Groups, please call the children’s librarian for an appointment at 215-685-1866.

Preschool Family Programs Storytimes Children Family dance

Storytime and Block Play

Thu, November 15, 2018 11:00 A.M.
Falls of Schuylkill Library

Stories and songs followed by playtime with our wooden blocks.  Recommended for ages 2 to 6, accompanied by an adult; siblings are always welcome.  Imagine, build, and create!   Groups must call the children's librarian to schedule separate appointments (216-685-2093).

Preschool Toddler Workshops and Enrichment Family Programs Children Literacy Mathematics STEM Wooden Block Party

T’ai Chi

Thu, November 15, 2018 2:00 P.M.
Fumo Family Library

Based on Chinese soft-style martial arts, modern T’ai Chi is best known as a gentle slow-motion exercise that improves balance, leg strength, relaxation, deep breathing, calmness, focus and alertness. Please wear comfortable clothing. Registration is required. To register, please call…

Adult Other Great Programs Health and Wellness Body, Mind & Spirit Health & Fitness

Read, Baby, Read My First Storytime

Thu, November 15, 2018 2:30 P.M.
Richmond Library

Bring your little one for lap time with stories, songs, rhymes and bounces. Siblings welcome. Read, Baby, Read is a series of fun programs for babies, toddlers and their families, using new library spaces and materials to help develop language and literacy. Read, Baby, Read is made possible by a…

Toddler Baby Family Programs Storytimes Children

Lego Club

Thu, November 15, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Children's Department at Parkway Central Library

Join Miss Keyoniafor Lego Club every other Thursday from 4-5pm.  Build a kit or make a creation of your own design!  This program is recommended for children ages 6-12 and their caregivers.  Questions?  Call 215-686-5369.   *Programs are subject to change.* Find us…

School Age Other Great Programs LEGO

SmART Readers

Thu, November 15, 2018 4:30 P.M.
Richmond 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 Art Children

Becoming U.S.: Food and Culture

Thu, November 15, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Culinary Literacy Center at Parkway Central Library

Food is one of the strongest identifiers of place and home, and as such it can unite and separate us. This unique program will feature a panel discussion and cooking demonstration with culinary leaders in Philadelphia whose identities have informed their approach to cooking and food as vehicles…

Adult Young Adult Senior Community Events Culinary Literacy Cooking & Nutrition

Yoga for adults!

Thu, November 15, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Thomas F. Donatucci, Sr. Library

Wipe away the stress of the week and get your body and mind ready for a relaxing weekend. Decompress, unwind, and relax and start your weekend off the right way. Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. except the second Thursday of every month. Please bring a mat.     

Adult Young Adult Health Programs Body, Mind & Spirit Yoga
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