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Poetry Reading and Open Mic

Sat, December 9, 2017 2:00 P.M.
Kingsessing Library

Join us for a celebration of poetry for seniors and the community at Kingsessing Library! Ikru Warm an Eazy will be sharing his poetry and artwork. Copies of Ikru Warm an Eazy’s poetry CDs and artwork will be available for purchase. Mature adults are welcome to share their talents To…

Adult Young Adult Senior Discussion and Participation Art Poetry

Sundays on Stage: Pages to Pirouettes' The Nutcracker

Sun, December 10, 2017 2:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Presented by Pages to Pirouettes , bring the whole family to hear the story of Marie and the Nutcracker Prince and their journey to the Land of the Sweets,  then see it come to life to the enchanting music of Tchaikovsky. This Sundays on Stage tradition closes with a ballet lesson for the…

Adult Young Adult School Age Preschool Toddler Senior Family Programs Live Performances Sundays on Stage Children Family Music Holiday Storytimes dance

E-Gadget Help Desk

Mon, December 11, 2017 12:00 P.M.
Katharine Drexel Library

Need help with your phone, tablet, E-Reader, or laptop? Want to download E-books to read at home? Bring your device to our new E-Gadget Helpdesk! Appointments are preferred but walk-ins are welcome, please call the library for details.  Mondays 12:00 - 3:00 p.m. Thursdays 3:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Adult Young Adult Computer Classes Computers

Maker Monday

Mon, December 11, 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

Anime & Manga Discussion Group for Kids & Teens

Mon, December 11, 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.

Young Adult School Age Discussion and Participation Film Screening Children Movies & Television Anime & Manga

Meatless Mondays

Mon, December 11, 2017 4:00 P.M.
South Philadelphia Library

Join Chef Char Nolan for Meatless Mondays, an interactive class on vegan cooking for all ages. This class’s topic is Making Beans Good, and we’ll be making soup and a salad. You’ll get to eat everything you make!ake!

Adult Young Adult Health Programs Cooking & Nutrition

LEAP | Get Moving Mondays

Mon, December 11, 2017 4:30 P.M.
Thomas F. Donatucci, Sr. Library

Start your week with Mario Kart, Wii Play, Wii Sports, yoga, and more! This program is part of LEAP (Literacy Enrichment Afterschool Program) that provides homework help and literacy activities offered for grades K-12 while school is in session.

Young Adult LEAP Games and Gaming Sports & Recreation

Teen Council Meetup

Mon, December 11, 2017 4:30 P.M.
Lillian Marrero Library

Please join Ms. Mieka to discuss matters important to you! Ages 12-17  

Young Adult Discussion and Participation

Laptop Lounge

Mon, December 11, 2017 5:30 P.M.
Frankford Library

Brush up on your computer skills using our in-house laptops with our Digital Resource Specialist.  Space may be limited.

Adult Young Adult Computer Classes Computers

Monday Poets Addendum: Look & See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry

Mon, December 11, 2017 6:30 P.M.
Literature Department at Parkway Central Library

The Parkway Central Library is thrilled to host a screening of the Sundance documentary Look & See : a cinematic portrait of farmer and writer Wendell Berry . The first documentary about Wendell Berry, Look & See captures the rolling hills and close-knit community of Berry's his home…

Adult Young Adult Senior Film Screening Monday Poets Reading Series Poetry

Get HYPE Philly! Healthy You. Positive Energy.

Tue, December 12, 2017 3:30 P.M.
Ramonita G. de Rodriguez Library

Teens roll up your sleeves, cook good food, bust a move and dig into urban agriculture. 

Young Adult Other Great Programs Culinary Literacy Cooking & Nutrition Teens Get HYPE Philly

Teen Tuesday

Tue, December 12, 2017 3:30 P.M.
Teen Center at Parkway Central Library

For more than 10 years, Teen Tuesday has been an afternoon of snacks and socializing. Join us as we play our favorite board and video games, create arts and crafts projects, and enjoy some snacks! This program will be located in Room 108.

Young Adult Other Great Programs Games and Gaming Technology Teens Board Games and Role-Playing Video Games arts & crafts

Teen Grab Bag

Tue, December 12, 2017 4:00 P.M.
Wynnefield Library

Come to the library to make fun crafts, work on poetry, or play games! Something different every week! For teens ages 12 to 17.

Young Adult Arts and Crafts Programs Crafts & Hobbies Teens

LEAP | Games Galore

Tue, December 12, 2017 4:30 P.M.
Thomas F. Donatucci, Sr. Library

Develop a new habit with our vast and rotating collection of tabletop games. Bring a friend or make some new ones! This program is part of LEAP (Literacy Enrichment Afterschool Program) that provides homework help and literacy activities offered for grades K-12 while school is in session.

Young Adult School Age LEAP Board Games and Role-Playing

Miniature Album Workshop

Wed, December 13, 2017 10:00 A.M.
Independence Library

A miniature book is a book smaller than 3 inches in size. These tiny books have been worn and carried in pockets for hundreds of years. In this workshop, children will make a miniature album using traditional book binding techniques. All supplies will be provided. Big and Small, Books For All…

Young Adult School Age Other Great Programs Arts and Crafts Programs Children Crafts & Hobbies Family Special Collections Book Arts Big and Small, Books for All

Geekscape

Wed, December 13, 2017 3:30 P.M.
Teen Center at Parkway Central Library

Hang out in the Teen Center and geek out about all your favorite fandoms!

Young Adult Discussion and Participation Comics & Graphic Novels Games and Gaming Movies & Television Teens

LEAP | DIY

Wed, December 13, 2017 4:30 P.M.
Thomas F. Donatucci, Sr. Library

Get your hands dirty with Maker projects, building challenges, snack-making, robots, and more! Materials provided. This program is part of LEAP (Literacy Enrichment Afterschool Program) that provides homework help and literacy activities offered for grades K-12 while school is in session.

Young Adult LEAP Crafts & Hobbies

Craft & Chat

Wed, December 13, 2017 5:30 P.M.
Ramonita G. de Rodriguez Library

Do you crochet, knit, cross-stitch, or do other kinds of handwork? Are you learning a new kind of craft? Please join our weekly Craft & Chat at the Rodriguez Library! Bring ongoing projects or start a new one. Limited supplies of certain materials are available.   For more information,…

Adult Young Adult Arts and Crafts Programs Crafts & Hobbies Crochet Knitting

Fiber Craft Group

Wed, December 13, 2017 6:00 P.M.
Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library

Fiber artists are invited to join us every Wednesday from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  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 Arts and Crafts Programs Art Crafts & Hobbies Crochet Knitting

Animal Rights - Talk & Discussion

Wed, December 13, 2017 7:00 P.M.
Education Philosophy and Religion Department at Parkway Central Library

Is it morally wrong to eat animal products? Is it acceptable for companies to test products on animals in ways that risk harming or killing them? Is hunting a morally acceptable recreational activity? Professor Brian Berkey, from the Wharton School of Business, will introduce arguments on…

Adult Young Adult School Age Senior Discussion and Participation Speakers and Lectures Social Science Animals and Nature
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