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Tabletop Thursday

Thu, April 12, 2018 3:30 P.M.
Teen Center at Parkway Central Library

Get your game on at the Teen Center with RPG sessions and our expansive collection of board games!

Young Adult Other Great Programs Games and Gaming Teens Board Games and Role-Playing

Gardening Club

Thu, April 12, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Lillian Marrero Library

Children and Teens can learn gardening skills with a focus of putting in a veggie garden at the branch.

Young Adult School Age Family Programs Children Family

LEAP | Your Wide World

Thu, April 12, 2018 4:30 P.M.
Thomas F. Donatucci, Sr. Library

Science experiments, cultural celebrations, geography games, little known history, and other surprises that are part of your big, wide, world. This program is part of LEAP (Literacy Enrichment Afterschool Program) that provides homework help and literacy activities offered for grades K-12…

Young Adult LEAP

Afterschool Chess Club

Thu, April 12, 2018 4:30 P.M.
Fumo Family Library

Join the Fumo Family Library Chess Club.  All skill levels are welcome. Even if you have never played before, we will teach you. 

Young Adult School Age Other Great Programs Chess

Richard Powers | The Overstory with William T. Vollmann | No Immediate Danger: Volume One of Carbon Ideologies

Thu, April 12, 2018 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

A “genuine artist … who can render the intricate dazzle of it all and at the same time plumb its philosophical implications” ( Esquire ), Richard Powers explores a remarkable range of subject matters in his novels. Among them are The Echo Maker , a story of the precarious…

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Baby Rhyming Time

Fri, April 13, 2018 10:00 A.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

Enjoy storytime with songs, tickles and bounces, followed by open play time for babies and time to talk with other adults! These programs are supported by a grant from the Philadelphia City Institute of Board Managers.

Toddler Family Programs Storytimes Children

Baby Rhyming Time

Fri, April 13, 2018 11:00 A.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

Enjoy storytime with songs, tickles and bounces, followed by open play time for babies and time to talk with other adults! These programs are supported by a grant from the Philadelphia City Institute of Board Managers.

Toddler Family Programs Storytimes Children

Italian Movie Matinee

Fri, April 13, 2018 12:00 P.M.
Fumo Family Library

Join us on the second Friday of the Month for a showing of Italian Language Films (except March). You are welcome to bring a bagged lunch or a snack. 

Adult Film Screening

David Grossman | A Horse Walks into a Bar

Fri, April 13, 2018 12:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $25 single ticket + book
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Tickets on sale January 12, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. David Grossman won the 2017 Man Booker International Prize for his novel A Horse Walks into a Bar , a “magnificently comic and sucker-punch-tragic excursion into brilliance” ( New York Times ). Born in Jerusalem, Grossman is the author…

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Construction Club

Fri, April 13, 2018 3:30 P.M.
Richmond Library

Build with LEGOs, MagnaTiles, KEVA planks, Straws & Connectors, and more. All ages welcome. Children under seven must be accompanied by an adult.

School Age Preschool Family Programs Children

Friday Builders

Fri, April 13, 2018 3:30 P.M.
Cecil B. Moore Library

Come build with us! We’ll use a rotating mix of Legos, Magnatiles, wooden blocks, cups, and more. Primarily intended for children ages 6-12 and their families. Siblings always welcome; soft play materials can be provided for infants and toddlers. Day care groups and preschools must call to…

School Age Family Programs LEGO STEM

LEGO Club

Fri, April 13, 2018 3:45 P.M.
Andorra Library

Can't keep your hands out of a tub of LEGOs?  We can't either. Do you dream of building something amazing with LEGOs?  We do too! If this is you, come join us!  Work on the building assignment, check out a project in one of our many LEGO books, or let your imagination soar…

School Age Other Great Programs Children Education LEGO

Philly Slam League

Fri, April 13, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Teen Center at Parkway Central Library

Join Teen Central as we host the 8th season of the Philly Slam League. The Philly Slam League (PSL) is a non-profit organization that hosts poetry teams from Philadelphia-area high schools in a five-month intellectual and artistic competition.  Teams come together weekly throughout the…

Adult Young Adult Live Performances Performing Arts Poetry Teens

The Picture Book Masterclass: A Six-Month Intensive Workshop (Part I)

Sat, April 14, 2018 9:00 A.M.
Bucks County Community College; 275 Swamp Road; Newtown, PA 18940

“The Picture Book Masterclass” is an intensive mentoring program for intermediate to advanced illustrators who wish to develop their manuscript into a submission-ready dummy in six months. This Workshop series is divided into three full-day sessions.  The faculty for the…

Adult Senior Career Workshops Workshops and Enrichment Art Education Book Arts

Wooden Block Party

Sat, April 14, 2018 10:30 A.M.
Roxborough Library

Join us to play with wooden blocks in the library, and hear a story.  Children ages 3 to 6, accompanied by an adult, are encouraged to imagine, build, and create!

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

Storytime Yoga for Preschoolers

Sat, April 14, 2018 10:30 A.M.
Children's Department at Parkway Central Library

Beth Heed from Oak and Acorn Wellness will host a class filled with stories, yoga and fun for 2- to 5-year-olds. Move, play and explore your body in creative ways as we read stories!  No prior yoga experience is necessary, but bring a mat if possible.  Free.  For more information,…

Preschool Family Programs Health Programs Body, Mind & Spirit Children Education Family Health & Fitness Yoga

Words at Play - Play Party (Who Am I? Self-Portraits for Young Children)

Sat, April 14, 2018 11:00 A.M.
Widener Library

Celebrate YOU! - Join the Philadelphia Museum of Art for stories, rhymes and to create your own self-portrait. FREE fun for families and children ages birth - 5 years. Siblings welcome. Healthy snacks will be provided. For more information call Youth Services and Program: 215-686-5372

Preschool Toddler Family Programs Words at Play Vocabulary Initiative Art Children Family Free Library of Philadelphia Programs & Services Literacy Philadelphia arts & crafts

One Book Every Young Child Preschool Storytime

Sat, April 14, 2018 11:00 A.M.
Blanche A. Nixon/Cobbs Creek 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

One Book Every Young Child Pajama Storytime

Sat, April 14, 2018 11:00 A.M.
Queen Memorial Library

Join your children's librarian for a special pajama storytime featuring  My Cousin Momo  by Zachariah Ohora, the 2018 One Book, Every Young Child selection. Wear pajamas and bring your favorite stuffed animal (optional).  This series promotes the importance of…

Preschool Family Programs Storytimes Children Family

KUUMBA QUILTERS

Sat, April 14, 2018 12:00 P.M.
Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library

Join our new quilt group “Kuumba Quilters”.  Beginner and experienced quilters are welcome. Traditional and Art Quilting will be supported or just come and hang out while working on your own projects. Our group will meet on the 2nd Saturday of every month from 12:00 p.m. until…

Adult Young Adult Senior Arts and Crafts Programs Art Quilting
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