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Last Building Bridges with Books Family Night of the School Year!

Tue, March 12, 2019 3:30 P.M.
Cecil B. Moore Library

Want to make reading FUN?  Come to the library and get a jump start on summer with literacy games, free books, prizes, and fun for everyone! Families of K-3rd grade students from General George Meade Elementary and Robert Morris Elementary are invited to join us at Cecil B. Moore Library…

Adult School Age Family Programs Children Family Building Bridges with Books

Road Trip Workshop

Tue, March 12, 2019 5:00 P.M.
Bushrod Library

Dreamers of all ages are invited to discuss where we’ve been, where we want to go, and map out future road trips in the form of a collage.

Adult Young Adult School Age Arts and Crafts Programs Family Programs One Book, One Philadelphia Art Family One Book, One Philadelphia

Bethel Grounds, Unburied

Tue, March 12, 2019 6:30 P.M.
Settlement Music School, Mary Louise Curtis Branch, 416 Queen Street

Mother Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church houses the oldest AME congregation in the country. Walk the grounds of its paved-over former cemetery, and join a brief discussion about black-authored literary works which consider ghosts. Then, learn about the rediscovery of this forgotten and…

Adult Community Events Live Performances Workshops and Enrichment One Book, One Philadelphia One Book, One Philadelphia

Open Climb

Wed, March 13, 2019 10:30 A.M.
Cecil B. Moore Library

Come take advantage of our new play space, featuring a climbing wall! Our redesign and educational toys encourage imaginative play that boosts children’s learning and development. This program is intended for families with children ages 3-5. Closed-toe shoes required. Use of wall…

Preschool Family Programs Health Programs Children Family Health

Get on the Bus!

Wed, March 13, 2019 3:30 P.M.
Greater Olney Library

Children will read Last Stop on Market Street , discuss their own bus experiences, and create 3D paper buses to drive along a large map of Philadelphia bus routes.  

Young Adult School Age Toddler Arts and Crafts Programs Family Programs One Book, One Philadelphia Art Family Literature One Book, One Philadelphia

Sisters in Freedom

Wed, March 13, 2019 4:00 P.M.
Joseph E. Coleman Northwest Regional Library

In honor of Women's History Month we will be watching a portion of the film Sisters in Freedom: The Daring Battle to End Slavery . This film tells the story of the brave women, both black and white, who banded together to fight slavery for decades before the Emancipatoin Proclamation. This…

School Age Discussion and Participation Film Screening Other Great Programs History Women's History Month

Pajama Storytime

Wed, March 13, 2019 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

One Book, One Philadelphia Finale Event

Wed, March 13, 2019 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

  Philadelphia author Lorene Cary, the 2003 inaugural One Book, One Philadelphia a uthor, will host an evening of performances to celebrate and conclude the 2019  One Book season. Performances will include poetry, storytelling, and music tied to Sing, Unburied, Sing.    

Adult Young Adult School Age One Book Author and Featured Events Live Performances One Book, One Philadelphia One Book, One Philadelphia

Rock n' Roll Sing-Along for Toddlers

Thu, March 14, 2019 10:30 A.M.
Tacony Library

In this program, toddlers can rock out and add their own twist to classic children’s songs with shakers and other fun sound-makers.

Preschool Toddler Family Programs One Book, One Philadelphia Family Music One Book, One Philadelphia

Edible Alphabet - Learning English Through Cooking! (Aprender ingles a traves de cocinar!)

Fri, March 15, 2019 11:00 A.M.
Lillian Marrero Library

Adults are invited to this FREE English class.  Each week we read, write, and speak in English--and cook a meal together! Los adultos estan invitados a esta clase de ingels GRATIS. Cada semana leemos, escribimos y hablamos en ingles - y cocinamos juntos! Fridays and Saturdays 11:00 a.m.…

Adult New Americans Culinary Literacy Cooking & Nutrition New Americans ESL ESL - English as a Second Language

Friday Games and Puzzles

Fri, March 15, 2019 3:30 P.M.
Cecil B. Moore Library

Enjoy a selection of games, puzzles, and Wii games after school every Friday. Ages 7 and up. Programs subject to change. Day care groups and schools must call ahead to schedule an appointment.

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

Map-Making Workshop

Fri, March 15, 2019 3:30 P.M.
Kingsessing Library

What would you do without GPS? Explore old and new maps, and different forms of navigation, as we create our own maps to our favorite places.

Adult Young Adult School Age Arts and Crafts Programs Family Programs One Book, One Philadelphia Maps

Edible Alphabet - Learning English Through Cooking! (Aprender ingles a traves de cocinar!)

Sat, March 16, 2019 11:00 A.M.
Lillian Marrero Library

Adults are invited to this FREE English class.  Each week we read, write, and speak in English--and cook a meal together! Los adultos estan invitados a esta clase de ingels GRATIS. Cada semana leemos, escribimos y hablamos en ingles - y cocinamos juntos! Fridays and Saturdays 11:00 a.m.…

Adult New Americans Culinary Literacy Cooking & Nutrition New Americans ESL ESL - English as a Second Language

Legal Expungement Clinic and Art Parlor

Sat, March 16, 2019 12:00 P.M.
People's Emergency Center, Families First Building, 3939 Warren Street

  Join the People’s Emergency Center and Philadelphia Lawyers for Social Equity for an expungement clinic and "Know Your Rights" Session from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., covering the creation, dissemination, and destruction of criminal records in Pennsylvania. While waiting for…

Adult Community Events Workshops and Enrichment Discussion and Participation One Book, One Philadelphia One Book, One Philadelphia

The Wagner Free Institute of Science Presents: Environmental Geology: Humans and the Earth

Sat, March 16, 2019 12:00 P.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

This course will introduce environmental geology—the study of the interaction between humans and their geological environments. It will focus on topics in geology that are most relevant to the human experience, including geological impacts on human health, economics and culture, as well as…

Adult Workshops and Enrichment

Open Climb

Mon, March 18, 2019 10:30 A.M.
Cecil B. Moore Library

Come take advantage of our new play space, featuring a climbing wall! Our redesign and educational toys encourage imaginative play that boosts children’s learning and development. This program is intended for families with children ages 3-5. Closed-toe shoes required. Use of wall…

Preschool Family Programs Health Programs Children Family Health

Read With A Dog!

Mon, March 18, 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

English Conversation Group

Mon, March 18, 2019 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

Moonstone Poetry Presents: New Voices: Philadelphia’s Emerging Poets

Mon, March 18, 2019 6:00 P.M.
South Philadelphia Library

A voice for everyone, listen, share, and connect with other writers. Join us for readings by emerging poets under the age of 25. An open reading follows the featured poets.  

Adult Young Adult Discussion and Participation Poetry

Yoga Workshop

Mon, March 18, 2019 6:00 P.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

Join the Friends of PCI for their next series of yoga workshops. All levels of expertise are invited. Bring your own mat or towel. Registration for each session is required; please sign up at the PCI Reference Desk.  

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