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Preschool Storytime

Thu, December 13, 2018 11:00 A.M.
Wynnefield Library

Join Ms. Susan for stories, songs, and interactive play.

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Family Academy Courses & Training | Basic Household Budgeting

Thu, December 13, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Whitman Library

Learn where you live!  We have a series of courses throughout the school year where you can learn about great subjects to help you and your children excel.  The courses are free, a meal is provided, childcare is available (if you pre-register), and language interpretation is available…

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Play Circle

Fri, December 14, 2018 10:00 A.M.
South Philadelphia Library

Every Friday, join us for play time to connect with other families. Children and their caregivers are encouraged to imagine, build, create, and play! Drop-in anytime between 10 and 12. Blocks and other toys will be provided. Groups and daycares, please call the Children’s Librarian…

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Wooden Block Party

Fri, December 14, 2018 10:30 A.M.
Cecil B. Moore Library

Let your imagination grow with books and play! Join us for a story, then discover what you can build with wooden blocks! This program is intended for children 3-5 and their families. Older siblings are welcome; soft blocks can be provided for younger siblings. Daycares and other large groups…

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Family Science Exploration!

Fri, December 14, 2018 3:30 P.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

Join us for interactive explorations of different science concepts. Learn about sound, magnetism, balance, air, and more through simple experiments. These programs are supported by a grant from the Philadelphia City Institute Board of Managers.

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Friday Gaming

Fri, December 14, 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.

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Read, Baby, Read Storytime

Sat, December 15, 2018 10:30 A.M.
Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library

Read! Sing! Play! Help your child learn through stories, songs, and fun activities. All programs are for children ages birth through 24 months and their caregivers. Expecting parents and siblings welcome.  Read, Baby, Read is a series of fun programs for babies, toddlers and…

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Read, Baby, Read Play Group

Sat, December 15, 2018 11:00 A.M.
Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library

Join us for play time and connecting with other families. All programs are for children ages birth through 24 months and their caregivers. Expecting parents and siblings welcome. Childcares and groups, please call the library to make an appointment.  Read, Baby, Read is a…

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PAWS Read to a Dog

Sat, December 15, 2018 11:00 A.M.
Overbrook Park Library

Read aloud to a trained therapy dog! Reading to a dog takes the pressure off and makes reading a positive experience.   

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Words at Play - Finale Play Party: Let's Be Friends!

Sat, December 15, 2018 11:00 A.M.
Widener Library

Wrap up the Words at Play experience with an ode to friendship! Join the Philadelphia Museum of Art for stories, rhymes and to create your own masterpiece, while we celebrate all the friends we've made over the past few years. FREE fun for families with children ages birth-5 years.…

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Sensory Storytime

Sat, December 15, 2018 3:00 P.M.
Torresdale Library

Sensory storytimes are geared for young people who have a hard time in large groups, are on the autism spectrum, or are sensitive to sensory overload. Attendees may be on the autistic spectrum, have ADD/ADHD. or other conditions. We will use preschool-level books, songs, and movement…

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Open Climb

Mon, December 17, 2018 10:30 A.M.
Cecil B. Moore Library

Come take advantage of our new play space, featuring a miniature rockwall! Our redesign encourages imaginative play that boosts children’s learning and development. This program is intended for families with children ages 3-5. Closed-toe shoes required. Use of wall subject to staff…

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Crafty Mondays

Mon, December 17, 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.

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Pajama Party Storytime

Mon, December 17, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Torresdale Library

 Winter Wonderland!  Spend the evening with us as we celebrate with stories and holiday music!  Musician Jessica Carroll returns to entertain us with her collection of winter holiday songs.  We will also have a special visitor from the North Pole!  Be sure to bring your…

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Toddler Storytime

Tue, December 18, 2018 10:30 A.M.
Ramonita G. de Rodriguez Library

Frolic into Fall with our Public Toddler Storytime!  Together, we’ll explore stories, songs, and movement. These programs are intended primarily for children from one to three years of age and their caregivers. Siblings are always welcome. For more information, contact our…

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A Free Tour of Philadelphia: The Changing City Exhibition

Tue, December 18, 2018 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

Open Climb

Wed, December 19, 2018 10:30 A.M.
Cecil B. Moore Library

Come take advantage of our new play space, featuring a miniature rockwall! Our redesign encourages imaginative play that boosts children’s learning and development. This program is intended for families with children ages 3-5. Closed-toe shoes required. Use of wall subject to staff…

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Community Story Time

Wed, December 19, 2018 11:00 A.M.
Cecil B. Moore Library

Join us for our family & community story time! Children ages 0-5, their siblings, and their caregivers are invited for stories, songs, and movement. Day care groups and preschools must call ahead.

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LEGO Day

Wed, December 19, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Blanche A. Nixon/Cobbs Creek Library

Join other children and explore your creative side with Legos. Mega-blocks available for smaller children; all materials provided.

School Age Other Great Programs Children Family LEGO

PAWS for Reading—Read with Sophie!

Wed, December 19, 2018 5:30 P.M.
Ramonita G. de Rodriguez Library

Readers of all ages and stages are invited to read aloud to a well-trained therapy animal in order to improve their reading and communication skills. Since pets don’t correct mistakes, there is no pressure to “perform” and reading becomes a fun, positive, enjoyable experience.…

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