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Teen Book Club

Sat, March 9, 2019 2:00 P.M.
Logan Library

Do you love to read?  Do you like to talk about what you are reading?   We'll choose a different young adult book to read each month, form different genres, styles and authors.  Participants will help select the books.  Snacks will be provided.  Stop by and see…

Young Adult Discussion and Participation Book Clubs

Sundays on Stage: The Brave Little Tailor

Sun, March 10, 2019 2:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

With expressive masks, life-size puppets, original music and imaginative scenic effects, Enchantment Theatre Company brings this beloved story to life in its uniquely magical way! Montgomery Auditorium Doors open at 1:30 p.m. Free Admission! Seating is on a first-come, first-seated basis. This…

Young Adult School Age Preschool Toddler Senior Baby Family Programs Live Performances Sundays on Stage African American Children Family Music dance

ANNA Crusis: Singing Out Proudly!

Sun, March 10, 2019 3:00 P.M.
Music Department at Parkway Central Library

Part of the Music Department's Women's History Month Concert Series Celebrate International Women's Day through song with Anna Crusis Women's Choir!  Founded in 1975, the group acts as agents of social change by empowering and uplifting audiences with inspirational…

Adult Young Adult School Age Senior Live Performances Music Women's History Month

Blues in Hip Hop for Teens

Mon, March 11, 2019 4:00 P.M.
McPherson Square Library

Listen to samples of early blues, soul, and contemporary hip hop to find common threads and learn to create your own blues-inspired song.

Young Adult School Age Family Programs One Book, One Philadelphia Music One Book, One Philadelphia

Pop-Up Cooking Classes with the Mobile Cooking Teachers

Mon, March 11, 2019 5:30 P.M.
Fishtown Community Library

Stop by once a month for Ree & Kei’s Pop-up Mobile Cooking classes. Bringing the fun back into the kitchen! Lessons include: knife skills, team building, cooking and baking principles, food safety, healthy choices, and how to cook with less sugar and salt.  You will enjoy a…

Adult Young Adult Health Programs Culinary Literacy Cooking & Nutrition Health

Film Screening: Down in the Delta (1998)

Mon, March 11, 2019 6:00 P.M.
Oak Lane Library

In this film directed by Maya Angelou, a single mother from a tough Chicago neighborhood spends a summer at her family's home in rural Mississippi. (Rated PG-13)

Adult Young Adult School Age Film Screening One Book, One Philadelphia One Book, One Philadelphia

Sisters in Freedom

Mon, March 11, 2019 6:00 P.M.
Blanche A. Nixon/Cobbs Creek Library

Sisters in Freedom tells the remarkable story of daring Philadelphia women, both white and black, who fought to end slavery. Like all History Making Productions documentaries, the film features compelling reenactments, expert interviews, state-of-the art animations, and rich variety of…

Adult Young Adult Senior Discussion and Participation Film Screening History Women's History Month

Houseplant workshop

Mon, March 11, 2019 6:30 P.M.
Fumo Family Library

A workshop for the novice and houseplant veteran alike, covering topics such as lighting, the benefits of houseplants, and everything in between. There will also be tips for an incredibly easy and fun DIY project. Bring questions and plants, if you like! This program is brought to you by The…

Adult Young Adult Workshops and Enrichment Environment & Nature

Road Trip Workshop

Tue, March 12, 2019 5:00 P.M.
Bushrod Library

Dreamers of all ages are invited to discuss where we’ve been, where we want to go, and map out future road trips in the form of a collage.

Adult Young Adult School Age Arts and Crafts Programs Family Programs One Book, One Philadelphia Art Family One Book, One Philadelphia

Get on the Bus!

Wed, March 13, 2019 3:30 P.M.
Greater Olney Library

Children will read Last Stop on Market Street , discuss their own bus experiences, and create 3D paper buses to drive along a large map of Philadelphia bus routes.  

Young Adult School Age Toddler Arts and Crafts Programs Family Programs One Book, One Philadelphia Art Family Literature One Book, One Philadelphia

Mindful Breathing Workshop

Wed, March 13, 2019 4:00 P.M.
Cecil B. Moore Library

This three-part workshop will help older kids and teens learn skills and exercises to manage the wide range of emotions we experience throughout each day. Space is limited; please contact the Children’s Librarian at to register.

Young Adult School Age Health Programs LEAP Health and Wellness Body, Mind & Spirit Children Family Teens Health

Sattriya Dance Company

Wed, March 13, 2019 6:30 P.M.
Bustleton Library

Philadelphia-based Sattriya Dance Company was established in 2009 by sisters-in-law Madhusmita Bora and Prerona Bhuyan with a mission to promote Sattriya, a 600-year-old dance from the Vaishnavite monasteries of Assam. Sattriya is a living art form, preserved and practiced by celibate monks,…

Adult Young Adult School Age Senior Family Programs Live Performances Family dance


Wed, March 13, 2019 6:30 P.M.
Fishtown Community Library

Wipe away the stress of the week and get your body and mind ready for a relaxing weekend. Decompress, unwind, and relax and start your weekend off the right way. Brittany from Roots2Rise will be our instructor.      

Adult Young Adult Health Programs Body, Mind & Spirit Yoga

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.    

Adult Young Adult School Age One Book Author and Featured Events Live Performances One Book, One Philadelphia One Book, One Philadelphia

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

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  

Young Adult School Age Other Great Programs Chess

Lankenau Live Healthy Series: Choose to be Fit

Thu, March 14, 2019 4:30 P.M.
Haddington Library

Educators from Lankenau Medical Center will lead a workshop on health and wellness.

Young Adult School Age Health Programs Health & Fitness

Teen Talk

Thu, March 14, 2019 4:30 P.M.
Greater Olney Library

Join your friends to discuss current events, school, politics, friendship-whatever you want. Let your voice be heard! Ages 12 and up.

Young Adult Discussion and Participation Other Great Programs Teens

Creative Crochet with Ms. Traci

Thu, March 14, 2019 5:30 P.M.
Paschalville Library

Join Ms. Traci for Creative Crochet! Beginners are welcome!

Young Adult School Age Arts and Crafts Programs Art Crafts & Hobbies Crochet Knitting
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