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Literary Dishes with Chef Valerie Erwin

Tue, April 23, 2019 6:00 P.M.
Culinary Literacy Center at Parkway Central Library

Our favorite meals that we eat and the books that we read stay with us years after we've eaten the last bite or turned the last page. Does the taste or aroma of your favorite plate of food evoke childhood memories? Can you remember scenes from your favorite childhood books? Have…

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Julia Alvarez | In the Time of the Butterflies: 25th Anniversary Edition

Tue, April 23, 2019 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

In conversation with Concepción de León , the digital staff writer for the Books desk at The New York Times . She also writes "El Espace," a news and culture column for Latino . A “one-woman cultural collision” ( Los Angeles Times Book Review ), poet,…

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Preschool Storytime

Wed, April 24, 2019 10:30 A.M.
Logan Library

Join us for stories, songs and fun!  For preschoolers and their families. Groups should call ahead to make sure we have room for your kids.

Preschool Other Great Programs Storytimes

Older Adult Lunch

Wed, April 24, 2019 1:00 P.M.
South Philadelphia Library

Make and enjoy a delicious plant-based lunch with Chef Char Nolan. Door prizes, recipes, and more. Try new healthy meat-free meals with AARP inspired recipes, and enjoy conversation with other adults 55+. Bring a friend! Registration required.  Call or stop by the library to sign up.

Adult Health Programs Culinary Literacy Health

Healthy Hangout

Wed, April 24, 2019 4:00 P.M.
South Philadelphia Library

Students of all ages are welcome to our Healthy Hangout! Staff from the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia will be here after school with healthy activities and information on health topics for kids.  

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Video Game Club featuring Virtual Reality

Wed, April 24, 2019 4:00 P.M.
Whitman Library

Video Game Club is a weekly group for kids and teens to play new games. For avid gamers and newbies, play different games each week for some healthy competition. For a limited time, teens 13+ can try the Oculus Rift Virtual Reality headsets on Club nights. Try new and exciting games while…

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Wed, April 24, 2019 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 STEM

Read, Baby, Read Parent Circle

Wed, April 24, 2019 5:00 P.M.
Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library

Parent Circle is a series of gatherings that provide support and enrichment to any caregiver with a child ages birth to 2 years around language and literacy development. Expectant mothers also welcome!  Join us on April 24th from 5:00 to 7:00pm for a Parent Cafe facilitated by Turning…

Toddler Baby Family Programs Family Literacy

PDPH Overdose Awareness & Reversal Training

Wed, April 24, 2019 5:00 P.M.
Queen Memorial Library

With Philadelphia, and the nation, in the grips of an opioid overdose crisis, the Philadelphia Department of Public Health is now offering FREE training on overdose awareness and overdose reversal using naloxone, or Narcan. Trainings will be held at the Free Library of Philadelphia. Drug abuse…

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PAWS for Reading—Read with Sophie!

Wed, April 24, 2019 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.…

School Age Family Programs Children Family Literacy PAWS Read to a Dog

Read, Baby, Read Walkers and Talkers Pajama Storytime

Wed, April 24, 2019 6:00 P.M.
Richmond Library

Dance, wiggle, and sing along in our fun storytime for young independent movers.  For babies and toddlers with their caregivers. Siblings welcome.  Text @Portrichmo to 81010 for text reminders!  Read, Baby, Read is a series of fun programs for babies, toddlers and their…

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Author Talk: James Chesbro

Wed, April 24, 2019 6:30 P.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

A Lion in the Snow: Essays on a Father's Journey Home.  When his wife was pregnant, James M. Chesbro he felt more like a son, still grieving over the early loss of his own father, rather than a prepared expectant-dad. In these essays, Chesbro finds himself disoriented and bewildered by…

Adult Speakers and Lectures Self-Help


Wed, April 24, 2019 6:30 P.M.
Fishtown Community Library

Wipe away the stress of the week and get your body and mind ready for a relaxing weekend. Decompress, unwind, and relax and start your weekend off the right way. Brittany from Roots2Rise will be our instructor.      

Adult Young Adult Health Programs Body, Mind & Spirit Yoga

Pajama Storytime

Wed, April 24, 2019 7:00 P.M.
Fumo Family Library

Children seven years old and younger are invited to snuggle in with their parents or caregiver for an evening of stories and songs, with milk and cookies to follow! Wear your pajamas, and bring along your favorite stuffed animal to snuggle with!

Preschool Family Programs Storytimes Children

Mark Bowden | The Last Stone: A Masterpiece of Criminal Interrogation

Wed, April 24, 2019 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

“One of the most intense, visceral” ( Philadelphia Inquirer ) writers of our time, Mark Bowden is a national correspondent for The Atlantic and Vanity Fair and is the author of numerous New York Times bestselling books of investigative journalism, including Black Hawk Down . His…

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Preschool Open House

Thu, April 25, 2019 10:00 A.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

Groups and families with children ages 3-5 are invited to our Thursday morning Open Houses. Kids will get a chance to: Read and enjoy books Play with each other in our interactive play space Register for library cards Borrow books and other library materials Attend storytime at 10:15 and 11:15…

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Music & Movement with Mr. Ray

Thu, April 25, 2019 10:00 A.M.
Fumo Family Library

Music & Movement is a time for the youngest children to sing, dance, and share stories.  

Preschool Family Programs Children Music

Museum Adventures at The Rosenbach

Thu, April 25, 2019 10:00 A.M.
The Rosenbach | 2008 Delancey Place, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Calling all pre-schoolers! Come play with us on the last Thursday morning of every month. We’ll read a story together and then embark on a treasure hunt through the Rosenbach brothers’ glitzy Rittenhouse Square home to discover things that relate to the story. Afterward, families are…

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Dance me a Story

Thu, April 25, 2019 10:30 A.M.
South Philadelphia Library

Listen, move, and learn at this special storytime with the School of the Pennsylvania Ballet. This program is limited to children ages 3 and older. 

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Ancient Wisdom & Modern Heartbreak: How Rome Helped Shape the U.S.

Thu, April 25, 2019 11:00 A.M.
Senior Services at Parkway Central Library

Explore the Roman world with distinguished professors from Princeton University and the University of Pennsylvania, who will weave together the connections between this ancient empire and our democratic republic today. Part 2: The Daily Life of Ordinary Romans One can know Rome through the…

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