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Spring Forward with the Blues

Sun, April 15, 2018 1:00 P.M.
Joseph E. Coleman Northwest Regional Library

Just in time for Jazz Appreciation Month! Local bluesman Larry Wise will demonstrate techniques of storytelling through songs for voice, harmonica and guitar. Larry studied the blues with Atlanta bluesman Buddy Moss, and later traveled to Crawford Mississippi to study with the great Big Joe…

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Family Preschool Storytime

Mon, April 16, 2018 10:30 A.M.
Lawncrest Library

Stories, Music, and Movement for children ages 2-5 and their caretakers. Day Care and Preschool Groups must contact the librarian for individual appointments.

Preschool Family Programs Storytimes Children

Mindfulness Meditation | Chair Yoga

Mon, April 16, 2018 12:30 P.M.
Fumo Family Library

Ground your mind and body with Mindfulness Meditation and Chair Yoga. Spend a peaceful half-hour with a guided meditation. Chair yoga is a twist on traditional yoga, making it accessible for any age. This program is for adults. Newcomers please attend the 12:30 p.m. class. Our 2:00 p.m. Chair…

Adult Family Programs Yoga

Maker Monday

Mon, April 16, 2018 3:30 P.M.
Teen Center at Parkway Central Library

The Teen Center is home to numerous arts and craft supplies which teens can use on Monday afternoons to create take home projects. Join us for freeform activities and pre-determined crafts. 

Young Adult Arts and Crafts Programs Art Comics & Graphic Novels Crafts & Hobbies Teens arts & crafts

Software Programming for Kids

Mon, April 16, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Children's Department at Parkway Central Library

Join EPAM e-Kids - Software Programming Classes for Kids! EPAM Systems joins the Free Library to host software programming classes for children from 8 - 12 years old! The classes will introduce coding and programming, and will use Scratch, a drag-and-drop coding platform created in partnership…

School Age Computer Classes Family Programs Children Computers Education Games and Gaming Technology

Earth Day Celebration

Mon, April 16, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Blanche A. Nixon/Cobbs Creek Library

Join us for great stories and games about planet Earth!

School Age Preschool Toddler Family Programs

Read With A Dog!

Mon, April 16, 2018 4:30 P.M.
Falls of Schuylkill Library

School age kids are invited to come read 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

LEAP | Get Moving Mondays

Mon, April 16, 2018 4:30 P.M.
Thomas F. Donatucci, Sr. Library

Start your week with Mario Kart, Wii Play, Wii Sports, yoga, and more! 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 LEAP Games and Gaming Sports & Recreation

English Conversation Group

Mon, April 16, 2018 5:30 P.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

Please join us for a free conversation hour as you build your confidence in speaking English. Topics may involve small talk, holidays and customs, and common slang. Participants will get to practice speaking in a casual environment and meet other international adults. This program will be held…

Adult New Americans New Americans ESL

Anime, Manga & Gaming Meetup for Adults and Older Teens

Mon, April 16, 2018 5:30 P.M.
Ramonita G. de Rodriguez Library

Adults and teens 16 and up are invited to meet up for ongoing screenings, conversation and gaming sessions! Bring your love for different series and get to know new titles. For more information, contact Sara Palmer, Librarian, at 215-686-1768 or

Adult Young Adult Discussion and Participation Film Screening Movies & Television Anime & Manga

Bloody Tuesday: The Battle of Antietam

Mon, April 16, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Fox Chase Library

September 17, 1862, near Sharpsburg, Maryland: The Federal Army of the Potomac, under Major General George B. McClellan fought a hard, ten-hour battle against General Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia. The battle ended in a draw, and both sides were so bloodied that neither was…

Adult Speakers and Lectures Workshops and Enrichment History

Sensory Storytime

Mon, April 16, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Richmond Library

Join us for a Sensory Storytime geared toward children on the autism spectrum and their families. We will read picture books, sing songs, and do fun movement activities. Stay after to play with manipulatives and socialize. For more information please call Miss Meghan at 215-685-9992.

Preschool Family Programs Storytimes Children

Free Entrepreneurship Classes

Mon, April 16, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Greater Olney Library

North 5th Street Revitalization Project is hosting Free Entrepreneurship Classes at your library. Learn about resources to start your own business.  Bring questions!  

Adult Business Business & Entrepreneurs

Spinning Yarns

Mon, April 16, 2018 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

Music and Movement Storytime

Tue, April 17, 2018 10:00 A.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

Dance, wiggle and sing along in our fun storytime for young independent movers. Siblings are always welcome at our programs. Preschools and other groups, please call to schedule alternate visits. Please contact Liz Heideman at 215-685-6621 for further information. These programs are supported by…

Toddler Family Programs Storytimes Children

Toddler Storytime

Tue, April 17, 2018 10:00 A.M.
Fumo Family Library

Join us for stories, songs, and activities.  These programs are intended for children three years old and younger, accompanied by a caregiver.  Daycares, please call for separate appointments.  For more information, contact the children's librarian at 215-685-1758.

Toddler Family Programs Storytimes Children

Internet and Computer Basics II-Email

Tue, April 17, 2018 10:30 A.M.
Bustleton Library

Learn how to effectively and safely search the Internet.  Some basic computer skills are helpful. Participant should have attended "Internet and Computer Basics I" before signing up for this session. Space is limited; pre-registration is required.

Adult Computer Classes Hot Spots Computers

Preschool Storytime

Tue, April 17, 2018 10:30 A.M.
Richmond Library

Miss Meghan invites children ages 1 to 4 and their caregivers to join her for stories, songs, and activities. Siblings are always welcome. Daycares should call for separate appointments. For more information, please contact Miss Meghan at 215-685-9992.

Preschool Family Programs Storytimes Children

Baby Storytime

Tue, April 17, 2018 10:30 A.M.
South Philadelphia Library

A lap-sit storytime with stories, songs, and bounces for babies and their caregivers. Daycares and groups please call the children's librarian at 215-685-1866 to make an appointment.

Toddler Family Programs Storytimes Children

One Book Every Young Child Preschool Storytime

Tue, April 17, 2018 10:30 A.M.
Lovett Memorial Library

Join your children's librarian for a special storytime featuring  My Cousin Momo  by Zachariah Ohora, the 2018 One Book, Every Young Child selection. This series promotes the importance of reading early and often to children, as well as engaging them in conversation and other…

Preschool Family Programs Storytimes Children Family
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