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Food, Ritual, and Community: For Teens

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

Explore how food can play an important part in both community-building and resistance. Using vivid passages from Ghost Boys as inspiration, join Philadelphia-based culinary artists in cooking as a vehicle for change-making. In a small group setting, participants will make and taste foods that…

Young Adult School Age Family Programs One Book, One Philadelphia Cooking & Nutrition Family One Book, One Philadelphia

Teen Book Club

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

Do you love to read?  Do you like to talk about what you are reading?   We'll choose a different young adult book to read each month, form different genres, styles and authors.  Participants will help select the books.  Snacks will be provided.  Stop by and see…

Young Adult Discussion and Participation Book Clubs

PECO Family Jam: Cardboard City

Sun, February 10, 2019 12:00 P.M.
Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens, 1020 South St.

In Last Stop on Market Street , CJ’s Nana teaches him to see beauty in everyday urban moments. Isaiah Zagar, creator of Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens, uses salvaged materials to create such moments. Join us as we read the story then use cardboard, markers, and paper fasteners to…

School Age Toddler Community Events Workshops and Enrichment One Book, One Philadelphia One Book, One Philadelphia

Monday Poets| Vernita Hall

Mon, February 11, 2019 6:30 A.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

Book Discussion: Sing, Unburied, Sing

Mon, February 11, 2019 10:00 A.M.
Haverford Library

Sit down at your local library to discuss this year’s One Book, One Philadelphia selection, a novel about family and time.   Reading the book beforehand is not required to join! Free books will be given out on a first-come basis.  

Adult Discussion and Participation Black History Month One Book, One Philadelphia Literature One Book, One Philadelphia

Open Climb

Mon, February 11, 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!

Mon, February 11, 2019 4:00 P.M.
Fumo Family 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

Read to a Therapy Dog: Linus the Beagle is All Ears

Mon, February 11, 2019 4:00 P.M.
Oak Lane Library

In Sing, Unburied, Sing , Jojo has a strong relationship with animals and is able to communicate with them. Children are invited to connect with Linus the beagle by reading aloud Last Stop on Market Street and other selections.

Young Adult School Age Family Programs One Book, One Philadelphia Family Literature One Book, One Philadelphia Animals and Nature

Amulets Workshop

Mon, February 11, 2019 4:00 P.M.
Ramonita G. de Rodriguez Library

Learn how to create an amulet for power and protection-- like the gris-gris bag Jojo’s grandfather makes for him.

Adult Young Adult School Age Arts and Crafts Programs Family Programs One Book, One Philadelphia One Book, One Philadelphia arts & crafts

Read With A Dog!

Mon, February 11, 2019 4:15 P.M.
Falls of Schuylkill Library

School age kids - ages  6 to 12 - are invited to come read independently with Orchid, 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.  Groups cannot be accommodated at this…

School Age Other Great Programs PAWS Read to a Dog

Pop-Up Cooking Classes with the Mobile Cooking Teachers

Mon, February 11, 2019 5:30 P.M.
Fishtown Community Library

Stop by once a month for Ree & Kei’s Pop-up Mobile Cooking classes. Bringing the fun back into the kitchen! Lessons include: knife skills, team building, cooking and baking principles, food safety, healthy choices, and how to cook with less sugar and salt.  You will enjoy a…

Adult Young Adult Health Programs Culinary Literacy Cooking & Nutrition Health

Intelligent by Design Nonfiction Book Group | I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes within Us and the Grander View of Life by Ed Yong

Mon, February 11, 2019 6:00 P.M.
Independence Library

Do you enjoy reading? We read critically acclaimed nonfiction old and new. All readers welcome. For additional information, please call 215- 685-1633. In the spirit of Sir David Attenborough, Yong weaves revelatory insights and cutting-edge reporting into an elegant, illuminating,…

Adult Other Great Programs Book Clubs

Author Talk: Joan Diver

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

When Spirit Calls: A Healing Odyssey. Through years of recurring back pain, Joan is led on a surprising odyssey of healing for body and soul. Exploring traditions of East and West medicine, When Spirit Calls is both an adventure story, and invigorating journey of meditation practice.

Adult Speakers and Lectures Self-Help

Criminal Justice Reform: a Conversation between District Attorney Larry Krasner and Chief Public Defender Keir Bradford-Grey | With a Community Advocates Panel Discussion

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

  Set in Mississippi during the Jim Crow era and present day, Sing, Unburied, Sing explores the history of the state’s penitentiary, Parchman Farm, and contextualizes the development of mass incarceration in America. At this event focusing on Philadelphia's criminal justice…

Adult Community Events Speakers and Lectures Discussion and Participation One Book, One Philadelphia One Book, One Philadelphia

Music and Movement Storytime

Tue, February 12, 2019 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, February 12, 2019 10:00 A.M.
Fumo Family Library

Join us for stories, songs, and activities, with time to socialize and play with the library's toys after storytime! These programs are intended for children three years old and younger, accompanied by a caregiver.  Daycares, please call for separate appointments.  For more…

Toddler Family Programs Storytimes Children

Baby Storytime

Tue, February 12, 2019 10:15 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.

Baby Family Programs Storytimes Children

Winter Storytime

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

Join Ms. Dana for stories, songs and silliness.  Recommended for ages 2 and up, and their parents and caregivers.

Preschool Toddler Other Great Programs Storytimes

Preschool Storytime

Tue, February 12, 2019 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

Preschool Playtime

Tue, February 12, 2019 11:00 A.M.
Richmond Library

Come play, learn, and get to know others in our preschool area. Recommended for children ages 4 and under and their caregivers.

Preschool Family Programs Children Wooden Block Party
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