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Stories Alive: Family Story Hour for Incarcerated Parents and Their Children

Sat, November 4, 2017 10:00 A.M.
Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library

Stories Alive gives incarcerated parents the opportunity to read and connect with their children during a live videoconference call. Families who participate will get books to take home and keep! Stories Alive is available to children and caregivers with family members at the Curran-Fromhold and…

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Grand Reopening!

Sat, November 4, 2017 10:00 A.M.
Logan Library

We will reopen to the public today with a full lineup of fun activities.  Bring your kids, bring your neighbors, bring your friends. Stay tuned for more info on the day's schedule.

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Shakespeare Free Read-Aloud Group

Sat, November 4, 2017 1:00 P.M.
The Rosenbach

Reading Shakespeare plays aloud not only offers a communal way to enjoy these great works but promotes a deeper understanding of Shakespeare’s poetry and wordplay. No acting experience is required to participate—just bring your voice! This event is completely free with advance…

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Lego Playtime

Sat, November 4, 2017 2:00 P.M.
Frankford Library

Come to build with our Lego collection along other kids ages 6 to 12.  Your host will be children’s librarian Mr. Pagán. Call or stop by to sign up.

School Age Family Programs LEGO

The Fumo Gaming Club

Sat, November 4, 2017 2:00 P.M.
Fumo Family Library

The Fumo Gaming Club is an inclusive, bully-free, and sensory-friendly club for kids who enjoy games of all kinds. Card Games, Console Games, Board Games, Tablet Games, Roleplaying Games, and more!  Bring a favorite game from home, or use the library's collection. Attendance is free, and…

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Sundays on Stage: Thunderbird American Indian Dancers

Sun, November 5, 2017 2:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Yah-Oh-Way, meaning “it is good” in Hopi, features dances of various Native American nations. Accompanied by song and drumming, the Thunderbird American Indian Dancers don beautiful costumes and explain the meaning behind each movement. This series is made possible by funding from…

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From Proposal to Project: Philadelphia’s Parkway, 1884–1937

Now through Sun, November 5, 2017 5:00 P.M.
Map Collection at Parkway Central Library

Highlighting materials from the Library’s Map Collection, this exhibition delves into the complicated history of the Parkway’s initial proposal, its iterations of building plans, and its triumphant renaming. Learn about the inspiration and reasons for its development, the groups and…

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Maker Jawn

Mon, November 6, 2017 3:00 P.M.
Cecil B. Moore Library

Community members of all ages are welcome to learn new skills, explore various projects, and create. Come and make stuff with us! Children under 6 must be accompanied by a responsible caregiver. Daycare groups and preschools must call to schedule an appointment.

School Age Family Programs Makers & Makerspaces STEM

Anime & Manga Discussion Group for Kids & Teens

Mon, November 6, 2017 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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Crafty Mondays

Mon, November 6, 2017 4:00 P.M.
Greater Olney Library

Come create something crafty at the library!

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Software Programming for Kids

Mon, November 6, 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

Pajama Storytime

Mon, November 6, 2017 6:30 P.M.
South Philadelphia Library

Families are invited to wear their favorite pajamas to the library and cuddle up for this evening story time. This storytime is held the first Monday of every month.

School Age Family Programs Children

Sensory Storytime

Mon, November 6, 2017 7:00 P.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 Children

Building Block Party

Tue, November 7, 2017 10:30 A.M.
South Philadelphia Library

Come explore and socialize at this play circle and block building time. Children ages 5 and under and their caregivers are encouraged to build, create, and play! This play circle is held every Tuesday.

School Age Family Programs Children

Maker Jawn

Tue, November 7, 2017 3:00 P.M.
Cecil B. Moore Library

Community members of all ages are welcome to learn new skills, explore various projects, and create. Come and make stuff with us! Children under 6 must be accompanied by a responsible caregiver. Daycare groups and preschools must call to schedule an appointment.

School Age Family Programs Makers & Makerspaces STEM

Social Justice Read Aloud

Tue, November 7, 2017 4:00 P.M.
Cecil B. Moore Library

Practice your reading skills and explore the library’s books with Miss Kayla. We will feature books and stories that showcase and reflect current social issues. All readers are welcome to listen, read aloud, and participate in group discussions. This program is intended for children ages 8…

School Age Discussion and Participation Social Justice

BalletX Pop Up at the Parkway Central Library

Tue, November 7, 2017 4:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

With generous support from the William Penn Foundation ’s New Audiences/New Places initiative , this season BalletX will be popping up for free performances at locations around the city , showcasing signature company repertory. This performance in the Grand Lobby of the Parkway Central…

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Maker Jawn

Wed, November 8, 2017 3:00 P.M.
Cecil B. Moore Library

Community members of all ages are welcome to learn new skills, explore various projects, and create. Come and make stuff with us! Children under 6 must be accompanied by a responsible caregiver. Daycare groups and preschools must call to schedule an appointment.

School Age Family Programs Makers & Makerspaces STEM

Gaming!

Wed, November 8, 2017 4:00 P.M.
South Philadelphia Library

Come play video games on the big screen! Get on your feet with Wii games. For teens and school-aged children.

School Age Family Programs Children Games and Gaming

Read to a Therapy Dog

Wed, November 8, 2017 4:30 P.M.
Torresdale Library

Read to therapy dog Rocky!   Rocky is a chocolate Labrador retriever who, along with his handler Connie Mumper, visits children at St. Christopher’s, and patients at area hospitals.  Children of all ages are welcome!

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