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T’ai Chi

Thu, October 18, 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

SmART Readers

Fri, October 19, 2018 10:30 A.M.
Roxborough Library

Join us for an exciting visual art and literacy program! A visiting artist will engage young children in fun art making experiences tied to literacy skills. Space may be limited. This program is sponsored by the Philadelphia Arts in Education Partnership. We'll meet on Fridays - October…

Preschool Arts and Crafts Programs Other Great Programs Art Literacy


Fri, October 19, 2018 3:45 P.M.
Andorra Library

Can't keep your hands out of a tub of LEGOs?  We can't either. Do you dream of building something amazing with LEGOs?  We do too! If this is you, come join us!  Work on the building assignment, check out a project in one of our many LEGO books, or let your imagination soar…

School Age Other Great Programs LEGO

World Builders Writing Club

Sat, October 20, 2018 9:00 A.M.
Parkway Central Library

Bring your writing and be inspired by feedback and by new and exciting tips and tools. The Writing Club focuses on projects in the genre of science fiction, fantasy, paranormal and other stories with a supernatural element, but memoirs and urban fiction are welcome.  Readings of 5-10…

Adult Other Great Programs

LGBTQ Teen Cafe

Sat, October 20, 2018 1:30 P.M.
Tacony Library

LGBTQ Teen Café 1:30-4:00 Air hockey!  Crafts!  Gaming!  Jigsaw puzzles!  Snacks! Learn something new, meet new friends, or come to just chill. Refreshments provided by Sawtown Tavern

Young Adult Other Great Programs LGBTQ Free Library of Pride

The Quizarding World of Harry Potter

Sat, October 20, 2018 2:00 P.M.
Fumo Family Library

What would you get if you added powdered root of asphodel to an infusion of wormwood? Anyone? Potter? Ok, that was a trick question. But if you think you’re the brightest witch or wizard of your generation, then come to “The Quizarding World of Harry Potter.” Your Defense…

Adult Young Adult Other Great Programs Family

Bending the Binary: Celebrating National Coming Out Month

Sat, October 20, 2018 2:30 P.M.
Logan Library

Explore the fluidity of gender expression from masculinity to feminity, and everything in between and outside of the gender norm.  Activities will include story sharing, fingernail painting, make up, tying ties, walking in heels and other forms of gender expression. This is a family…

Adult Young Adult School Age Senior Other Great Programs

Job Lab

Mon, October 22, 2018 12:00 P.M.
Nicetown-Tioga Library

Are you looking for a job and finding that everyone requires online applications?  We can help you! Space may be limited; first come, first served.  From 12:00 p.m. to 2::00 p.m.

Adult Senior Other Great Programs Jobs & Job Seekers

The Mobile CPR Project

Mon, October 22, 2018 3:00 P.M.
Paschalville Library

The Mobile CPR Project will be hosting free CPR Training at Paschalville Library. To learn more, contact their office at 215-746-4631 or

Adult Other Great Programs Health

Read With A Dog!

Mon, October 22, 2018 4:15 P.M.
Falls of Schuylkill Library

School age kids are invited to come read 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 program.

School Age Other Great Programs Summer Reading PAWS Read to a Dog

The Wagner Free Institute of Science presents: Entomological Musings: The Wondrous World of Insects

Mon, October 22, 2018 6:15 P.M.
Fishtown Community Library

This new course will introduce Entomology, the study of insects, and continue discussion of the Insect Orders, the groups in which insects are divided. Students will learn about the evolution of insect groups across geologic time, classification, morphology, diversity, and behavior. Each week…

Adult Other Great Programs History

Preschool Storytime

Tue, October 23, 2018 10:15 A.M.
Greater Olney Library

Join us on Tuesdays for themed read-alouds and interactive fingerplays, songs, and more!  For kids ages 2 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

Autumn Storytime

Tue, October 23, 2018 10:30 A.M.
Lovett Memorial Library

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

Preschool Other Great Programs Storytimes

Smartphone Basics

Tue, October 23, 2018 11:30 A.M.
Charles L. Durham Library

Learn the very basics of using a smart phone. Call to sign up and bring your smartphone the day of the workshop.

Adult Senior Other Great Programs Technology

Teen Tuesdays: Community Service

Tue, October 23, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Nicetown-Tioga Library

Do you need community service volunteer hours for school? Are you interested in doing something positive in the neighborhood? Come volunteer your time and help make your library, neighborhood, and world a better place!

Young Adult Other Great Programs

Preschool Storytime

Wed, October 24, 2018 10:30 A.M.
Andorra Library

Wednesday mornings are for drop-in storytime! We will read a few books, dance to a few songs, and learn a new rhyme in Sign Language  with Children's Librarian - Miss Molly. Children and parents can work on their listening and participation skills together.  If you would…

Preschool Toddler Other Great Programs Storytimes

Gaming Garage

Wed, October 24, 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

Haunted Library!

Wed, October 24, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Torresdale Library

Are you brave enough for the Ghouls to lead you through the Haunted Meeting Room? ! Start Halloween with a "scary" visit in our Haunted Library!  Not recommended for kids under 9, the Haunted Meeting Room will feature strobe and black lights, as well as scary…

Adult Young Adult School Age Family Programs Other Great Programs

The Wagner Free Institute of Science presents:A History of Cartography: From Antiquity to Longitude

Wed, October 24, 2018 6:15 P.M.
Independence Library

When we interact with maps through our in-dash GPS systems or on Google Earth on our phones, we rarely think about how maps actually work. Maps are complicated and confusing instruments that function on many levels, silently shaping how we view the world. Rather than consider maps as more or…

Adult Other Great Programs History

Concert Series| The Gabe Preston Quartet

Wed, October 24, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

The Gabe Preston Quartet is a Philly-based jazz quartet that explores the possibilities of chord-less music. Some music dates back as early as the Gerry Mulligan quartet of the 1950s, while other music is original work written by Gabe Preston himself, who is currently a music student at Temple…

Adult Other Great Programs Music
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