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SmART Readers

Fri, October 12, 2018 3:00 P.M.
Lawncrest Library

Students ages 7-12 can join us for an exciting visual art and literacy program! A visiting artist will engage students in fun art making experiences tied to literacy skills. Space is limited and registration is encouraged! See the Children's Librarian for more information and to register.…

School Age Family Programs Children

Friday Gaming

Fri, October 12, 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

John Cena and Elbow Grease

Fri, October 12, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Children's Literature Research Collection at Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

Wrestler, actor, and humanitarian John Cena will visit the Free Library to discuss and read from his new picture book, Elbow Grease .  This exciting debut guides readers to understanding the importance of perseverance and believing in yourself.  The event includes a moderated…

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Sensory Storytime

Sat, October 13, 2018 11:00 A.M.
Fumo Family Library

Sensory Storytime is a thirty-minute long interactive storytime for children six and younger who: Are on the autism spectrum …or… Have sensory processing issues …or… Feel overwhelmed by noise or crowds. Sensory Storytime uses preschool-level books, songs, and…

School Age Preschool Family Programs Storytimes Children

PAWS Read to a Dog

Sat, October 13, 2018 1:00 P.M.
Lillian Marrero Library

Read aloud to a trained therapy dog! Reading to a dog takes the pressure off and makes reading a positive experience.  Los niños tendrán la oportunidad de leer junto con un perro de terapia entrenado. Leer con un perro le quita la presión al niño y hace que la…

School Age Family Programs Children Family PAWS Read to a Dog

Minecraft Club!

Sat, October 13, 2018 2:00 P.M.
Fumo Family Library

Minecraft and More is an inclusive, bully-free, and sensory-friendly club for kids who enjoy games of all kinds. Minecraft, Fortnite, Roblox, Mario Kart, Super Smash Brothers, Settlers of Catan, Munchkin, Dungeons and Dragons, and more! Attendance is free, and pre-registration is not required.…

School Age Family Programs Children Minecraft

Ray Didinger | The Eagles Encyclopedia: Champions Edition with Mark Leibovich | Big Game: The NFL in Dangerous Times

Sat, October 13, 2018 2:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

Fly Eagles fly! Five-time Pennsylvania Sportswriter of the Year Ray Didinger updated his and late co-writer Robert S. Lyons’s bestselling The Eagles Encyclopedia —“the definitive book for any Eagles fan” ( Philadelphia Daily News )—to reflect the quintessential…

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Story Jams!

Mon, October 15, 2018 10:30 A.M.
South Philadelphia Library

Story Jams is a playgroup centered around play and positivity that includes storytime, music, dancing, and sensory exploration! This program is held outdoors at DiSilvestro Rec Center, enter on Morris St. behind the library. Rain dates TBD.  Follow Story Jams on Instagram @storyjams.  

School Age Preschool Family Programs Storytimes Children Book Bike

Anime & Manga Discussion Group for Kids & Teens

Mon, October 15, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Ramonita G. de Rodriguez Library

Children ages 11 and up and teens are invited to explore Japanese animation, comics and pop culture! Get to know different anime and manga series and try your hand at fan activities. For more information, contact Sara Palmer, Children's Librarian, at 215-686-1768 or palmers@freelibrary.org.

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Read With A Dog!

Mon, October 15, 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

Crafty Mondays

Mon, October 15, 2018 4:30 P.M.
Welsh Road Library

Afterschoolers, join us for a seasonal craft! Third Monday of the month. For ages 7 and above.

School Age Arts and Crafts Programs Family Programs Children Family arts & crafts

Read to a PAWS Therapy Dog

Mon, October 15, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Whitman Library

Bella the French Bulldog will be at Whitman Neighborhood Library for one-on-one reading sessions. She is a PAWS 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 6-12, but…

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This Is What Democracy Sings Like

Mon, October 15, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Falls of Schuylkill Library

Join Singing City as they bring a choral message of love, and sing songs inspired by democratic traditions of activism, community engagement, and social justice. They will also perform classical pieces, and will invite the community to join in singing.  This event is part of "This…

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Reading with Kadeja Wexler

Tue, October 16, 2018 10:30 A.M.
Wynnefield Library

Join us for a special event with children's book author, Kadeja Wexler. Ms. Wexler will read from her new books: A dventures with the Jujukas: Little Lilly’s First Day of School and Lauren for President .

School Age Preschool Family Programs Discussion and Participation Children Family

Bending the Binary: Celebrating National Coming Out Month

Tue, October 16, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Nicetown-Tioga Library

Explore the fluidity of gender expression from masculinity to feminity, and everything in between and outside of the gender norm.  Activities will include story sharing, fingernail painting, make up, tying ties, walking in heels and other forms of gender expression. This is a family…

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Young Authors' Club

Tue, October 16, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Children's Department at Parkway Central Library

Practice creative writing. Build storytelling skills. Play goofy games. Collaborate on an original story, and hear your writing read aloud. 4pm-5pm in the Story Hour Room, intended for school age children.   Parkway Central Library Children's Department Ground Floor, 1901 Vine Street,…

School Age LEAP Children Literacy

High School Choice Program

Tue, October 16, 2018 4:00 P.M.
McPherson Square Library

Parents, need help with choosing a high school for your child?  McPherson Square Library would like to help. Come and hear about the admission process.  Learn about the different high schools. Find a good fit for your child.   McPherson Square Library 601 E. Indiana Ave.  

Adult School Age Family Programs LEAP Children Education Family

SmART Readers

Tue, October 16, 2018 4:30 P.M.
Richmond Library

Students ages 7-12 can join us for an exciting visual art and literacy program! A visiting artist will engage students in fun art making experiences tied to literacy skills. This program is sponsored by the Philadelphia Arts in Education Partnership.

School Age Family Programs Art Children

Beyond the Book

Wed, October 17, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Children's Department at Parkway Central Library

CCD's core LEAP school-age program. Sometimes we read, sometimes we create, but we always stretch our minds to inspire curiosity beyond the book.   *Programs are subject to change.* Find us on Facebook:  http://tinyurl.com/parkwaycentralchildrens Follow us on…

School Age LEAP Literacy

Pumpkin Painting

Wed, October 17, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Lovett Memorial Library

Paint your own mini pumpkins! We'll have the supplies, you bring your creativity.  Space is limited - one pumpkin per child and it will be first come, first served.

School Age Arts and Crafts Programs arts & crafts
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