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The Assassination of John F. Kennedy

Tue, February 12, 2019 2:00 P.M.
Fox Chase Library

It seems more questions than answers have arisen in the fifty-five years since the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas in November, 1963. This program will examine events surrounding the assassination of President Kennedy and murder of Officer J.D. Tibbits, the murder of accused…

Adult Young Adult Senior Speakers and Lectures Other Great Programs History American Presidency

Yoga for Adults

Tue, February 12, 2019 7:00 P.M.
Northeast Regional Library

An inclusive yoga class for people of all skill levels and abilities.  Wear something comfortable and come to the library for wellness, stretching, and relaxation.

Adult Young Adult Senior Health Programs Workshops and Enrichment Yoga

Celebrate Chinese New Year and Welcome the Year of the Pig | 新年快乐!豬年吉祥!

Wed, February 13, 2019 12:30 P.M.
Independence Library

Join us as we celebrate the Chinese New Year and usher in the Year of the Pig.   Students from Holy Redeemer Elementary School will perform exquisite traditional Chinese folk dances. The students will perform the traditional Lion Dance with drummers to chase away evil spirits and also…

Adult School Age Preschool Toddler Senior Family Programs Other Great Programs New Americans Bilingual Programs

Theater and Storytelling Workshops

Wed, February 13, 2019 4:00 P.M.
Logan Library

Come take part in free theater workshops led by the Wilma Theater's team of professional artists, as part of the theater's Portable Studio!  Meet and work with professional Wilma artists in our library Share stories and ideas.  No prevous acting experience is required. Sessions…

Adult Senior Discussion and Participation Other Great Programs Performing Arts

The Assassination of John F. Kennedy

Wed, February 13, 2019 6:00 P.M.
Fox Chase Library

It seems more questions than answers have arisen in the fifty-five years since the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas in November, 1963. This program will examine events surrounding the assassination of President Kennedy and murder of Officer J.D. Tibbits, the murder of accused…

Adult Young Adult Senior Speakers and Lectures Other Great Programs History American Presidency

Know Your Courts! Orphans Court

Wed, February 13, 2019 6:00 P.M.
Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library

Although the name may be misleading, Orphans’ Court deals with Guardianship, Wills and disputes relating to Estates, Trusts, and Charities.  In this presentation, we will navigate the process of dealing with a relative’s estate and Will after death, the process and many…

Adult Young Adult Senior Discussion and Participation

Laptops for Tax Time

Thu, February 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

Valentine’s Day Open Mic Poetry Readings

Thu, February 14, 2019 6:30 P.M.
Literature Department at Parkway Central Library

“The course of true love never did run smooth.”   From Shakespeare, Lord Byron, Pablo Neruda, Langston Hughes, and more, we’re celebrating the greatest love poets from around the world on the most romantic day of the year! The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre, in…

Adult Young Adult Senior Discussion and Participation Live Performances Speakers and Lectures Workshops and Enrichment Other Great Programs Literature Poetry Shakespeare in the World

AARP Tax Preparation

Fri, February 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

Laptops for Tax Time

Fri, February 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

Hands-on History at The Free Library, Parkway Central

Sat, February 16, 2019 2:00 P.M.
Rare Book Department at Parkway Central Library

A son of formerly enslaved people, Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872–1906) was one of the first African American authors to become world-famous for his writings. During his short life, Dunbar authored books including poetry and novels. Some of Dunbar’s books were illustrated with…

Adult Young Adult Senior Family Programs Speakers and Lectures Workshops and Enrichment Black History Month Community Events Philadelphia Rosenbach Museum & Library Special Collections Hands-On History

Pepper Pot Soup Changing the City

Sat, February 16, 2019 4:30 P.M.
Culinary Literacy Center at Parkway Central Library

Food has the ability to shape a city’s culture, as much as a city’s culture can change it’s food. Philadelphia’s own pepper pot soup has its own folklore tales and legend dating back to the Revolutionary War. No matter how stirring the war tale may be, the real origin…

Adult Young Adult Senior Community Events Culinary Literacy African American Cooking & Nutrition Philadelphia History

Spinning Yarns

Mon, February 18, 2019 6:30 P.M.
Fumo Family Library

For those who knit and crochet, 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.    

Adult Senior Arts and Crafts Programs arts & crafts

Senior Strength Training

Tue, February 19, 2019 11:30 A.M.
Fumo Family Library

Senior Strength Training will teach gentle energizing movements to help increase strength, improve balance and support daily living activities. Personal Trainer Lee Scottlorde will lead this class. Registration required. Limited class size. To register or for more information, please…

Senior Health Programs Health and Wellness Body, Mind & Spirit Health & Fitness Health

Rain Check Workshop

Tue, February 19, 2019 6:00 P.M.
Andorra Library

Come to this workshop to learn how you can get a free rain barrel from Philadelphia Water! Reduced pricing for downspout planters, rain gardens, depaving, and permeable pavers will also be offered. PWD’s Rain Check program gives Philadelphia residents an opportunity to reduce pollution…

Adult Senior Other Great Programs Environment & Nature House & Home

The Secret Cinema presents: Philadelphia - The Changing City

Wed, February 20, 2019 6:00 P.M.
Art Department at Parkway Central Library

The Free Library of Philadelphia is thrilled to partner with Philadelphia's beloved film screening series, The Secret Cinema , now in its 27th year.  As usual, The Secret Cinema will present selections from their collection shown on 16mm film onto a big screen. This…

Adult Young Adult Senior Film Screening Speakers and Lectures Other Great Programs Philadelphia Philadelphia History History Changing City

Fiber Craft Group

Wed, February 20, 2019 6:30 P.M.
Blanche A. Nixon/Cobbs Creek Library

Bring your latest project and enjoy an evening of crafting and conversation with fellow artists. Assistance with knitting and crochet projects usually available. All skill levels welcome. 

Adult Young Adult Senior Arts and Crafts Programs Crochet Knitting

Laptops for Tax Time

Thu, February 21, 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

AARP Tax Preparation

Fri, February 22, 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

Laptops for Tax Time

Fri, February 22, 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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