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Story Jams in the Garden

Mon, September 25, 2017 10:00 A.M.
Thomas F. Donatucci, Sr. Library

Story Jams is a program dedicated to explorative play and positivity. Join us in the Library garden for stories, music, and a sensory craft experience! In the event of inclement weather, please look for us inside in the children’s section. This program is intended for children ages 2-4…

Preschool Family Programs Storytimes

Job Seeking 101

Mon, September 25, 2017 10:00 A.M.
Workplace at Parkway Central Library

Learn about Free Library resources to assist you in the job seeking process. We will discuss best practices, resume and cover letter writing, effective search strategies, and online resources. Advance registration is required; please contact the Workplace to register,…

Adult Career Workshops Workshops and Enrichment Databases & Electronic Resources Jobs & Job Seekers

Baby & Toddler Story Time

Mon, September 25, 2017 11:00 A.M.
Children's Department at Parkway Central Library

Books, songs, rhymes and bounces for children (birth to 23 months) and their caregivers!. Monday at 11 a.m.  Parkway Central Library Children's Department Ground Floor, 1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103 215.686.5369 ***Programs are subject to change*** Find us on Facebook: …

Toddler Family Programs Children Family Literacy

Open Computer Lab

Mon, September 25, 2017 12:00 P.M.
South Philadelphia Library

Use a computer for up to 2 hours. Assistance from library staff is available.  

Adult Computer Classes Career Workshops Computers

ESL Conversation Group

Mon, September 25, 2017 1:00 P.M.
Charles Santore Library

This group is a great way to practice speaking everyday English. ALL are welcome.

Adult New Americans New Americans ESL

Mindfulness Meditation | Chair Yoga

Mon, September 25, 2017 1:30 P.M.
Fumo Family Library

Ground your mind and body with Mindfulness Meditation and Chair Yoga. Spend a peaceful half-hour with a guided meditation. Chair yoga is a twist on traditional yoga, making it accessible for any age. This program is for adults.

Adult Family Programs Yoga

Maker Monday

Mon, September 25, 2017 3:30 P.M.
Teen Center at Parkway Central Library

The Teen Center is home to numerous arts and craft supplies which teens can use on Monday afternoons to create take home projects. Join us for freeform activities and pre-determined crafts. 

Young Adult Arts and Crafts Programs Art Comics & Graphic Novels Crafts & Hobbies Teens arts & crafts

Pre-K Wooden Block Party

Mon, September 25, 2017 3:30 P.M.
Walnut Street West

Preschool children and their parents are welcome to come use their imagination to build new worlds with our wooden blocks in this creative play session.

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

Software Programming for Kids

Mon, September 25, 2017 4:00 P.M.
Children's Department at Parkway Central Library

Join EPAM e-Kids - Software Programming Classes for Kids! EPAM Systems joins the Free Library to host software programming classes for children from 8 - 12 years old! The classes will introduce coding and programming, and will use Scratch, a drag-and-drop coding platform created in partnership…

School Age Computer Classes Family Programs Children Computers Education Games and Gaming Technology

ESL Class

Mon, September 25, 2017 5:00 P.M.
Walnut Street West

PEDAL@GSE ESL Classes are FREE for adults (17 years+); Registration is preferred. Novice Class: Mondays from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. & Wednesdays from 12:30p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Intermediate Class: Wednesdays from 3:00 p.m to 5:00 p.m Advanced Class: from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.…

Adult Senior New Americans New Americans ESL

Adult Social Movie Night

Mon, September 25, 2017 5:00 P.M.
Wynnefield Library

Watch a documentary or featured film, followed by an Adult group discussion. Topics will likely involve poignant social issues and pressing concerns.

Adult Film Screening

English Conversation Group

Mon, September 25, 2017 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

Business Plan Toolkit

Mon, September 25, 2017 5:30 P.M.
Fumo Family Library

Do you have a great idea, but are unsure where to start?  Do you feel overwhelmed by the idea of writing a business plan? Join BRIC   librarians who will teach you how to use  free  library resources to research your business plan professionally!  This intensive, two…

Adult Business Business & Entrepreneurs

Read to a therapy dog with PAWS for Reading!

Mon, September 25, 2017 6:00 P.M.
Whitman Library

Bella the French Bulldog will be at Whitman Neighborhood Library on selected Mondays for one-on-one reading sessions. She is a trained therapy dog who provides a judgement free environment and allows children to open up and feel comfortable about reading aloud. This program is geared toward ages…

School Age Family Programs Children PAWS Read to a Dog

Good Fiction Book Group

Mon, September 25, 2017 6:00 P.M.
Independence Library

Do you enjoy reading? We read critically acclaimed fiction old and new. All readers welcome.  All meetings are Monday evenings at 6:00 p.m. For additional information, please call 215- 685-1633. For this month, we are reading  Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad .

Adult Other Great Programs Book Clubs

Friends of Whitman Library Meeting

Mon, September 25, 2017 6:30 P.M.
Whitman Library

The Friends of the Whitman Library will be holding their first meeting of the  year on Monday September 25th at 6:30 PM. The Friends of the Whitman Library is an independent, non-profit organization whose mission it is to support the Whitman Library. We hold book sales and other events to…

Adult Community Events

Sensory Storytimes

Mon, September 25, 2017 6:30 P.M.
Torresdale Library

Sensory story times are geared for children ages 10 and under 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…

School Age Preschool Family Programs Storytimes Children Family

Spinning Yarns

Mon, September 25, 2017 6:30 P.M.
Fumo Family Library

Bring your latest project and enjoy a relaxing, low-key evening of crafting at the library.  All fiber arts are welcome.  This program is intended for adults. Mondays at 6:30 p.m.     

Adult Senior Arts and Crafts Programs arts & crafts

ESL Conversation/Tutoring

Mon, September 25, 2017 6:30 P.M.
Charles Santore Library

Looking for some conversation practice or one-on-one help with your English?  We have an ESL teacher available to work with you.

Adult Family Programs New Americans ESL


Mon, September 25, 2017 6:30 P.M.
Charles Santore Library

Monday night yoga for all levels with certified instructor. Adults and teens of all skill levels are welcome to participate.  Please, bring your own mat.  New participants will be asked to sign a waiver. 

Adult Young Adult Health Programs Body, Mind & Spirit Yoga
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