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Friday Gaming

Fri, December 14, 2018 3:30 P.M.
Cecil B. Moore Library

Enjoy a selection of board games, card games, and Wii games after school every Friday. Intended for school-age children through teens. Day care groups must call to schedule a separate appointment.

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

Construction Club

Fri, December 14, 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

Family Science Exploration!

Fri, December 14, 2018 3:30 P.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

Join us for interactive explorations of different science concepts. Learn about sound, magnetism, balance, air, and more through simple experiments. These programs are supported by a grant from the Philadelphia City Institute Board of Managers.

School Age Family Programs Workshops and Enrichment Children Family Science

World Builders Writing Club

Sat, December 15, 2018 9:00 A.M.
Parkway Central Library

Bring your writing and be inspired by feedback and by new and exciting tips and tools. The Writing Club focuses on projects in the genre of science fiction, fantasy, paranormal and other stories with a supernatural element, but memoirs and urban fiction are welcome.  Readings of 5-10…

Adult Other Great Programs

Family Cooking Class: The Perfect Omelet

Sat, December 15, 2018 10:00 A.M.
Culinary Literacy Center at Parkway Central Library

Chef Chris Paul and nutritionist Leigh-Ann Charles-Paul are back with a family cooking class for caregivers and their children ages 8-12. As a special brunch dish or everyday breakfast staple, omelettes offer an adaptable approach to a budget-friendly and nutrient-dense meal. Participants will…

Adult Young Adult School Age Senior Community Events Culinary Literacy Cooking & Nutrition

Yoga Storytime

Sat, December 15, 2018 11:00 A.M.
Joseph E. Coleman Northwest Regional Library

We'll integrate yoga, a story, songs and games in this program for children ages 6 - 10.  This approach will help children explore the art of listening, and build a stronger mind/body connection.  Dress comfortably and be prepared to move and have fun!    

School Age Other Great Programs Yoga

PAWS Read to a Dog

Sat, December 15, 2018 11:00 A.M.
Overbrook Park Library

Read aloud to a trained therapy dog! Reading to a dog takes the pressure off and makes reading a positive experience.   

School Age Family Programs Children Family PAWS Read to a Dog

LGBTQ Teen Cafe

Sat, December 15, 2018 1:30 P.M.
Tacony Library

LGBTQ Teen Café 1:30-4:00 Air hockey!  Crafts!  Gaming!  Jigsaw puzzles!  Snacks! Learn something new, meet new friends, or come to just chill. Refreshments provided by Sawtown Tavern

Young Adult Other Great Programs LGBTQ Free Library of Pride

Magical Movie

Sat, December 15, 2018 2:00 P.M.
Lovett Memorial Library

Cozy up with the family and enjoy a seasonal movie.  We'll have special treats too.  For all ages (children under 7 years old should be accompanied by an adult).

School Age Preschool Family Programs

Saturday Crafternoons

Sat, December 15, 2018 2:00 P.M.
Fox Chase Library

Calling crafters of all experience levels: come craft with us at the library! Join us for some basic instruction, idea sharing, coordinated projects, and good company. No experience necessary. Intended for adults and young adults. 

Adult Young Adult Senior Arts and Crafts Programs arts & crafts

Paramita Meditation Workshop Series

Sat, December 15, 2018 2:30 P.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

Please join Beth Adelson for a free, six-session Paramita Meditation workshop series. The Buddha taught us how to find contentment by dispelling any suffering that life events may bring. In this series, we will learn about and try out the Paramita practices, the practices which build consistent…

Adult Senior Other Great Programs Health & Fitness Yoga

Sensory Storytime

Sat, December 15, 2018 3:00 P.M.
Torresdale Library

Sensory storytimes are geared for young people who have a hard time in large groups, are on the autism spectrum, or are sensitive to sensory overload. Attendees may be on the autistic spectrum, have ADD/ADHD. or other conditions. We will use preschool-level books, songs, and movement…

School Age Preschool Toddler Family Programs Storytimes Children Family

Open Climb

Mon, December 17, 2018 10:30 A.M.
Cecil B. Moore Library

Come take advantage of our new play space, featuring a miniature rockwall! Our redesign encourages 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 subject to staff…

Preschool Family Programs Health Programs Children Family Health

Family Preschool Storytime

Mon, December 17, 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

Job Lab

Mon, December 17, 2018 12:00 P.M.
Nicetown-Tioga Library

Are you looking for a job and finding that everyone requires online applications?  We can help you! Space may be limited; first come, first served.  From 12:00 p.m. to 2::00 p.m.

Adult Senior Other Great Programs Jobs & Job Seekers


Mon, December 17, 2018 3:00 P.M.
Overbrook Park Library

Join presenters from TechCORE for a variety of fun activities that will improve technical skills and pique your interests in S.T.E.M (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math). Play around with Scratch Computer Coding, littleBits Code Kit, and more! Online Sign Up  or visit the Overbrook…

Young Adult Other Great Programs Technology Teens STEM

Holiday Cookie Decorating Party

Mon, December 17, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Richmond Library

Join us for a gingerbread cookie storytime then decorate some sweet treats to take home with you! For children and families. Space may be limited. Pick up a ticket in the children’s section at 3:00 p.m.

School Age Preschool Family Programs Crafts & Hobbies arts & crafts

Winter Wonderland

Mon, December 17, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Blanche A. Nixon/Cobbs Creek Library

Kickoff the winter season with a fun filled evening at the library.  There will stories, games, crafts, treats, and many winter themed surprises!  

School Age Preschool Toddler Family Programs Community Events

Meatless Monday

Mon, December 17, 2018 4:00 P.M.
South Philadelphia Library

Join Chef Char Nolan for an all-ages vegan cooking class. All levels of experience welcome.

Young Adult Health Programs Culinary Literacy Cooking & Nutrition Health

Read With A Dog!

Mon, December 17, 2018 4:15 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
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