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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.    

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Preschool Open House

Thu, March 14, 2019 10:00 A.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

Groups and families with children ages 3-5 are invited to our Thursday morning Open Houses. Kids will get a chance to: Read and enjoy books Play with each other in our interactive play space Register for library cards Borrow books and other library materials Attend storytime at 10:15 and 11:15…

Preschool Family Programs Children

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

Read, Baby, Read My First Storytime

Thu, March 14, 2019 11:00 A.M.
Richmond Library

Bring your little one for lap time with stories, songs, rhymes and bounces. Siblings welcome. Text @Portrichmo to 81010 for text reminders.  Read, Baby, Read is a series of fun programs for babies, toddlers and their families, using new library spaces and materials to help develop language…

Toddler Baby Family Programs Storytimes Children Family

Read, Baby, Read Little Friends Play Group

Thu, March 14, 2019 11:30 A.M.
Richmond Library

Join us for play and great conversation for babies, toddlers, and grown-ups alike. Text @Portrichmo to 81010 for text reminders. Read, Baby, Read is a series of fun programs for babies, toddlers and their families, using new library spaces and materials to help develop language and literacy.…

Toddler Baby Family Programs Storytimes Children

Resume Assistance

Thu, March 14, 2019 12:00 P.M.
Frankford Library

Receive help building a resume or improving your current one utilizing our new laptops for extended time.

Adult Career Workshops Jobs & Job Seekers

T’ai Chi

Thu, March 14, 2019 2:00 P.M.
Fumo Family Library

Based on Chinese soft-style martial arts, modern T’ai Chi is best known as a gentle slow-motion exercise that improves balance, leg strength, relaxation, deep breathing, calmness, focus and alertness. Please wear comfortable clothing. Registration is required. To register, please call…

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

Laptops for Tax Time

Thu, March 14, 2019 2:00 P.M.
Tacony Library

Laptops for Tax Time Need computer access and a space to spread out and file your taxes?  We’ve got that! Reserve one of private study rooms for 3 hours.  Bring your own laptop and use our free Wifi Or use one our laptops while you’re here!  Call to reserve your…

Adult Senior Other Great Programs Computers

Let's Speak English | For International Adults

Thu, March 14, 2019 3:00 P.M.
Ramonita G. de Rodriguez Library

Join us for a weekly conversation hour and build your confidence in speaking English. Topics may include: small talk, holidays, customs, and common slang. You can practice speaking English in a casual and relaxed environment without examinations. You will be able to make friends with other…

Adult Discussion and Participation New Americans New Americans ESL - English as a Second Language

A Free Tour of Philadelphia: The Changing City Exhibition

Thu, March 14, 2019 3:00 P.M.
Rare Book Department at Parkway Central Library

Come and learn about our city’s exciting, dynamic, and often forgotten history with a guided tour of Philadelphia: The Changing City exhibition. The tour will be led by an exhibition curator in the Dietrich Gallery in the Rare Book Department , which is located on the third floor of the…

Adult Young Adult School Age Other Great Programs African American Art Digital Collections Education Family Free Library of Philadelphia Programs & Services Health & Fitness Philadelphia History Rare Books, Manuscripts, & Digital Collections Special Collections Teens History printmaking architecture Changing City

Break into Baking for Teens

Thu, March 14, 2019 3:30 P.M.
Joseph E. Coleman Northwest Regional Library

Find out what it takes to start your own baking business.  Ms. O (Founder and CEO of Aunt Orphia's Pound Cake Company) will tell the story of her pound cake company. We'll decorate a dollop!  Using a slice of pound cake and a dollop of icing (provided), we'll decorate…

Young Adult Career Workshops Other Great Programs Cooking & Nutrition Business & Entrepreneurs

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Family Art Workshops

Thu, March 14, 2019 3:30 P.M.
Wyoming Library

PAFA staff provides community-based art lessons during out of school time to participating students, families and community members. Workshops are held during after-school hours using a drop in model, with no registration required providing an out-of-school setting for families to…

School Age Arts and Crafts Programs Family Programs Art Children Family

Chess Club

Thu, March 14, 2019 4:00 P.M.
South Philadelphia Library

Learn to play chess or improve your game! Students of all ages, and all levels welcome.  Register with Prashant at GhoksheP@freelibrary.org.  

Young Adult School Age Other Great Programs Chess

Frans de Waal | Mama's Last Hug: Animal Emotions and What They Tell Us about Ourselves

Thu, March 14, 2019 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $15.00
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Esteemed primatologist Frans de Waal is the author of The Bonobo and the Atheist , a “tour de force” ( Nature ) exploration of the biological roots of human morality found in primate social emotions, including empathy, reciprocity, and fairness. One of Time ’s 100 Most…

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Baby Rhyming Time

Fri, March 15, 2019 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! Please email Liz at heidemane@freelibrary.org with any questions. We look forward to seeing you! These programs are supported by a grant from the Philadelphia City…

Toddler Family Programs Storytimes Children

AARP Tax Preparation

Fri, March 15, 2019 10:30 A.M.
South Philadelphia Library

Volunteers from AARP offer free in-person tax preparation service for seniors. Reservations required. Call 215-803-6402 for appointment.

Senior Other Great Programs

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

Baby Rhyming Time

Fri, March 15, 2019 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! Please email Liz at heidemane@freelibrary.org with any questions. We look forward to seeing you! These programs are supported by a grant from the Philadelphia City…

Baby Family Programs Storytimes Children

Laptops for Tax Time

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

Laptops for Tax Time Need computer access and a space to spread out and file your taxes?  We’ve got that! Reserve one of private study rooms for 3 hours.  Bring your own laptop and use our free Wifi Or use one our laptops while you’re here!  Call to reserve your…

Adult Senior Other Great Programs Computers
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