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Read With A Dog!

Mon, December 10, 2018 4:15 P.M.
Falls of Schuylkill Library

School age kids - ages  6 to 12 - are invited to come read independently with Orchid, a certified therapy dog, and share a new book or an old favorite in a judgement free space.  Dogs love to hear stories! Space may be limited.  Groups cannot be accommodated at this…

School Age Other Great Programs PAWS Read to a Dog

Drop-in Writing Help from University of Pennsylvania Faculty

Mon, December 10, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Fumo Family Library

Free help with: Resumes Cover Letters Filling out Forms ( unable to help with legal, financial, or tax documents) Writing Projects College/School Papers Letters

Adult Other Great Programs Career Workshops Free Library of Philadelphia Programs & Services

Intelligent by Design Nonfiction Book Group | What the Qur’an Meant and Why it Matters by Gary Wills

Mon, December 10, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Independence Library

Do you enjoy reading? We read critically acclaimed nonfiction old and new. All readers welcome. For additional information, please call 215- 685-1633. Directing himself to those who know little about Islam beyond what they glean from unsavory headlines, this Pulitzer Prize winning Western…

Adult Other Great Programs Book Clubs

Pajama Storytime

Mon, December 10, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Oak Lane Library

Wear your pajamas and bring a plush friend to read stories and sing songs together! Enjoy cookies, milk and hot chocolate afterwards.

Preschool Toddler Other Great Programs Storytimes

Winter Storytime

Tue, December 11, 2018 10:30 A.M.
Lovett Memorial Library

Join Ms. Dana for stories, songs and silliness.  Recommended for ages 2 and up, and their parents and caregivers.

Preschool Toddler Other Great Programs Storytimes

Preschool Storytime

Tue, December 11, 2018 11:00 A.M.
Welsh Road Library

Have fun with stories, songs and rhymes.  For kids ages 3 to 5, along with an adult caregiver. Daycares and camps - please call to set up your own special visit.

Preschool Other Great Programs Storytimes Literacy

A Free Tour of Philadelphia: The Changing City Exhibition

Tue, December 11, 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

Gaming Garage

Wed, December 12, 2018 4:00 P.M.
South Philadelphia Library

Come and get hands on with the Nintendo Switch. Students of all ages can join us for games of Mario Kart, get on their feet with Just Dance 2018, or construct cool toys with Nintendo Labo kits. Drop-in, and no registration required.

School Age Other Great Programs Games and Gaming Video Games

Preschool Storytime

Thu, December 13, 2018 10:00 A.M.
Fox Chase Library

. All preschool aged children are welcome to attend the Fox Chase Library story time Thursday mornings at 10:00, except for the third Thursday of the month Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and fun! For more information contact Christine Casperson at 215-685-0547

Preschool Other Great Programs Storytimes Literacy

T’ai Chi

Thu, December 13, 2018 2:00 P.M.
Fumo Family Library

Based on Chinese soft-style martial arts, modern T’ai Chi is best known as a gentle slow-motion exercise that improves balance, leg strength, relaxation, deep breathing, calmness, focus and alertness. Please wear comfortable clothing. Registration is required. To register, please call…

Adult Other Great Programs Health and Wellness Body, Mind & Spirit Health & Fitness

Play on, Philly! Plays in the Music Department!

Thu, December 13, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Music Department at Parkway Central Library

Join us on Thursday, December 13th from 4pm-5pm for a pop-up concert in the Music Department ! Students at Play on, Philly!  will perform in small ensembles to showcase their talents! Play On, Philly! (POP) provides high-quality music education to students, who would typically lack access,…

Adult Young Adult School Age Live Performances Community Events Other Great Programs Free Library of Philadelphia Music Performing Arts Teens

Chess Club

Thu, December 13, 2018 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 GhoksheP@freelibrary.org.  

Young Adult School Age Other Great Programs Chess

Lego Club

Thu, December 13, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Children's Department at Parkway Central Library

Join Miss Keyoniafor Lego Club every other Thursday from 4-5pm.  Build a kit or make a creation of your own design!  This program is recommended for children ages 6-12 and their caregivers.  Questions?  Call 215-686-5369.   *Programs are subject to change.* Find us…

School Age Other Great Programs LEGO

Afterschool Chess Club

Thu, December 13, 2018 4:30 P.M.
Fumo Family Library

Fumo Family Library seeks students in grades K-8 to join our Chess Cub. All skill levels are welcome. Even if you have never played before, we will teach you.

Young Adult School Age Other Great Programs Chess

In Conversation With The Rosenbach Mini-Series: The Legacy of the Thirteenth Amendment, with Hosea H. Harvey

Thu, December 13, 2018 6:00 P.M.
The Rosenbach | 2008 Delancey Place, Philadelphia, PA 19103

About the Legacy of the Thirteenth Amendment Mini-Series The Rosenbach collection includes an 1865 commemorative copy — signed by members of both houses of the United States Congress — of the proposal for Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution, which abolished slavery. This series…

Adult Other Great Programs Speakers and Lectures Rosenbach Museum & Library

A Taste of African Heritage

Fri, December 14, 2018 1:00 P.M.
Queen Memorial Library

Our six-week cooking program, A Taste of African Heritage, celebrates the healthy food traditions of the African diaspora. The program introduces participants to the rich cultural history of African heritage foods while providing them the tools they need to adopt this traditional way of eating…

Adult Other Great Programs Culinary Literacy Cooking & Nutrition Health

Hands-On Tour at The Rosenbach: Early Hebrew Books II

Fri, December 14, 2018 3:00 P.M.
The Rosenbach | 2008 Delancey Place, Philadelphia, PA 19103

While Jews themselves were rare in the Americas in the 17th century, word of the possible re-appearance of the Lost Tribes of Israel in the New World spread through the printed word in texts published in London and the Continent during the middle of the century. This tour examines early printed…

Adult Other Great Programs Rosenbach Museum & Library

Don’t skip out! Get wild with Uno at Fumo!

Fri, December 14, 2018 3:00 P.M.
Fumo Family Library

Play Uno with us every Friday, from 3:00 to 4:30 PM. For kids 7-12 years old.  

School Age Other Great Programs Children Games and Gaming

Spelling Bee

Fri, December 14, 2018 3:00 P.M.
Nicetown-Tioga Library

Cheer on your great-spelling friends at our Final Championship!  Prizes and certificates will be awarded, and we'll have light refreshments. This program will run from 3:00 until about 5:00 p.m.

School Age Other Great Programs Children
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