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Read to a PAWS Therapy Dog

Mon, February 25, 2019 6:00 P.M.
Whitman Library

Bella the French Bulldog will be at Whitman Neighborhood Library for one-on-one reading sessions. She is a PAWS trained therapy dog who provides a judgement free environment and allows children to open up and feel comfortable about reading aloud. This program is geared toward ages 6-12, but…

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Chess Club for Children

Mon, February 25, 2019 6:30 P.M.
Charles Santore Library

Thanks to the After School Activities Partnerships (ASAP), we now have several chess coaches to help you learn to play or improve your game.  This program is intended for school age children, grades 2-12.  

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Music and Movement Storytime

Tue, February 26, 2019 10:00 A.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

Dance, wiggle and sing along in our fun storytime for young independent movers. Siblings are always welcome at our programs. Preschools and other groups, please call to schedule alternate visits. Please contact Liz Heideman at 215-685-6621 for further information. These programs are supported by…

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Toddler Storytime

Tue, February 26, 2019 10:00 A.M.
Fumo Family Library

Join us for stories, songs, and activities, with time to socialize and play with the library's toys after storytime! These programs are intended for children three years old and younger, accompanied by a caregiver.  Daycares, please call for separate appointments.  For more…

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Preschool Storytime

Tue, February 26, 2019 10:30 A.M.
Richmond Library

Miss Meghan invites children ages 1 to 4 and their caregivers to join her for stories, songs, and activities. Siblings are always welcome. Daycares should call for separate appointments. For more information, please contact Miss Meghan at 215-685-9992.

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Let's Pretend Storytime!

Tue, February 26, 2019 10:30 A.M.
Wyoming Library

For ages 3-5 with an adult caregiver. Groups please call ahead to book a reservation 215-685-9159

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Toddler Storytime at Widener Library

Tue, February 26, 2019 10:30 A.M.
Widener Library

Join us for Toddler Storytime every Tuesday where we will explore exciting new worlds through stories, songs, and crafts.  Toddlers must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.  Older siblings are welcome! Daycares welcome by appointment only.

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Storytime!

Tue, February 26, 2019 10:30 A.M.
Walnut Street West

Young children and families are invited to join us for stories, songs, and activities!

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Preschool Playtime

Tue, February 26, 2019 11:00 A.M.
Richmond Library

Come play, learn, and get to know others in our preschool area. Recommended for children ages 4 and under and their caregivers.

Preschool Family Programs Children Wooden Block Party

Music and Movement Storytime

Tue, February 26, 2019 11:00 A.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

Dance, wiggle and sing along in our fun storytime for young independent movers. Siblings are always welcome at our programs. Preschools and other groups, please call to schedule alternate visits. Please contact Liz Heideman at 215-685-6621 for further information. These programs are supported by…

Toddler Family Programs Storytimes Children

Big Kids (age 2-5) Story Time

Tue, February 26, 2019 11:00 A.M.
Children's Department at Parkway Central Library

Stories, songs, rhymes, music, movement, and lots of fun for children ages 2-5 and their caregivers. Tuesdays at 11:00 a.m. Stay for Play Group on Tuesdays at 11:30 a.m. 

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Chinese Language Storytime

Tue, February 26, 2019 11:15 A.M.
Walnut Street West

All storybooks are read in Chinese by local parents and volunteers. If you are interested in helping us provide other multilingual story time activities, please contact Jackie our Children's Librarian on the 2nd floor.

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Play Group

Tue, February 26, 2019 11:30 A.M.
Children's Department at Parkway Central Library

Creative Play for children ages 2-5 and their caregivers. Tuesdays at 11:30 a.m., after Storytime. Socialize with other families, make new friends, and develop early literacy skills through play. 

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"Fun with Blocks" Storytime

Tue, February 26, 2019 11:45 A.M.
Katharine Drexel Library

Enjoy stories and building with blocks at the library! For ages 3-5 with an adult caregiver.

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Crotchet project

Tue, February 26, 2019 3:30 P.M.
Ramonita G. de Rodriguez Library

Come learn to crotchet with us!  Elba, one of Teen Leadership Assistants, will be leading this program.  

School Age Family Programs LEAP Children Crafts & Hobbies Education Family Free Library of Philadelphia Makers & Makerspaces Teens Crochet arts & crafts

Making An African Head Dress

Tue, February 26, 2019 4:00 P.M.
Widener Library

Participants will use cardboard, felt, tape, glue, and markers to make African influenced head dresses.      

School Age LEAP Family Programs Black History Month African American Children Education Family Free Library of Philadelphia Makers & Makerspaces Teens arts & crafts

Creative Constructing!

Tue, February 26, 2019 4:00 P.M.
Children's Department at Parkway Central Library

Try a variety of building systems to create machines, buildings and anything you can imagine.  Suggested for ages 4 through 12.

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One Book, One Philadelphia

Tue, February 26, 2019 4:00 P.M.
South Philadelphia Library

A special program inspired by Matt de la Peña and Christian Robinson’s Last Stop on Market Street, 2019’s One Book, One Philadelphia for Very Young Readers. Families and children grades K-6 are welcome.    

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Open Climb

Wed, February 27, 2019 10:30 A.M.
Cecil B. Moore Library

Come take advantage of our new play space, featuring a climbing wall! Our redesign and educational toys encourage 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…

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