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Healthy Hangout

Wed, October 24, 2018 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.  

Young Adult School Age Health Programs Health


Wed, October 24, 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

A Halloween Haunted House

Wed, October 24, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Fumo Family Library

The year is 1818. Something has gone terribly wrong in the lab of  Dr. Frankenstein. You will be a witness to this dreadful development.  Come celebrate one of the most gruesome ghost stories of all time and behold the frightful union of the monster and his bride. Crafts, games,…

Adult Young Adult School Age Family Programs Children Teens

Nonprofit Job Fair

Wed, October 24, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Regional Foundation Center at Parkway Central Library

The Free Library is excited to announce a series of Job Fairs for 2018, made possible by the generous support of Citizens Charitible Foundation. Join us at Parkway Central Library on Wednesday, October 24 from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. to meet with nonprofit employers and other local support…

Adult Career Workshops Community Events RFC Program Calendar Fundraising Nonprofit Jobs & Job Seekers Job Fairs

Teen Fright Movie Night

Wed, October 24, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Lillian Marrero Library

Teen Fright Movie Night: Come join us for a night of movie horror and snacks Ages: (12-17)| 

Young Adult Film Screening Movies & Television Teens

SmART Readers

Wed, October 24, 2018 4:30 P.M.
Torresdale Library

Students ages 7-12 can join us for an exciting visual art and literacy program! A visiting artist will engage students in fun art making experiences tied to literacy skills. Space is limited and registration is encouraged! See the Children's Librarian for more information and to register.…

School Age Family Programs Children

Wide World Wednesday| Italian Women of Science

Wed, October 24, 2018 4:30 P.M.
Thomas F. Donatucci, Sr. Library

Cultural explorations, holiday celebrations, geographical know-how, food, music, and more.   For additional information, please contact the librarian at 215-685-1755.  LEAP (Literacy Enrichment Afterschool Program) homework help and literacy activities offered for grades…

Young Adult School Age LEAP Children Teens

Brews & Views: Rooftop Beer Garden Pop-up

Wed, October 24, 2018 5:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Enjoy drinks on the Skyline Terrace and take in spectacular views of the city at the spring rooftop beer garden at the Free Library on the Parkway! Beers, wine, and refreshing cocktails are available to purchase along with a menu of snacks from Brûlée Catering. The seasonal menu…

Adult Young Adult Other Great Programs Beer Gardens

Let’s Speak English! | For International Adults

Wed, October 24, 2018 5:00 P.M.
Independence Library

Join us for a weekly conversation hour and build your confidence in speaking English. Topics may include: small talk, holidays, customs, and common slang. You can practice speaking English in a casual and relaxed environment without examinations. You will be able to make friends with other…

Adult New Americans New Americans ESL

Kid's Chess Club

Wed, October 24, 2018 5:30 P.M.
Walnut Street West

Join other kids (ages 6-18), to learn and play chess. Wednesdays from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Applications are available upstairs on the Second Floor. Adult volunteers needed!  Contact: Programming coordinated through The Friends of Walnut Street West Library.

Young Adult School Age Other Great Programs Chess

Computer Tutoring

Wed, October 24, 2018 5:30 P.M.
Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library

Join us in the Lab for individualized assistance provided by our Digital Resource Specialist.

Adult Young Adult Senior Computer Classes Digital Media

This Is What Democracy Quilts Like

Wed, October 24, 2018 5:30 P.M.
Ramonita G. de Rodriguez Library

Decorate your own neighborhood-inspired quilt square with quilter and storyteller Mama Carla Wiley, and take part in roundtable discussions about how we can work towards a shared community vision. The squares will later be sewn together into a community quilt that will be unveiled during…

Adult Workshops and Enrichment Arts and Crafts Programs Midterms Matter

Craft & Chat

Wed, October 24, 2018 5:30 P.M.
Ramonita G. de Rodriguez Library

Do you crochet, knit, cross-stitch, or do other kinds of handwork? Are you learning a new kind of craft? Please join our weekly Craft & Chat at the Rodriguez Library! Bring ongoing projects or start a new one. Limited supplies of certain materials are available.   For more information,…

Adult Young Adult Arts and Crafts Programs Crafts & Hobbies Crochet Knitting

Fantasy Roleplaying Club

Wed, October 24, 2018 5:30 P.M.
Walnut Street West

CALLING ALL BRAVE WARRIORS AND WIZARDS! Are you interested in Dungeons & Dragons? Ever wanted to play a tabletop roleplaying game(RPG)? Unleash your inner-nerd and come play with us! This new group will meet weekly on Wednesday evenings from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. This is a basic introduction to…

Young Adult School Age Other Great Programs Games and Gaming

Microsoft Excel Intermediate

Wed, October 24, 2018 5:45 P.M.
Northeast Regional Library

Learn how to format text, create tables and work with rows and columns beyond a beginner level.  This class is offered on a first come, first served basis. We encourage attendees to come 15 minutes before the start of the class to get a registration ticket at the reference desk, in the…

Adult Computer Classes Computers

Family Movie Night

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

Join us for a seasonal family-friendly movie in the Meeting Room.  Refreshments will be served and you can also bring your own snacks.  Stop by to see what we'll be showing this evening.

School Age Preschool Family Programs Film Screening Family Movies & Television

Knitting and Crocheting Circle

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

If you’re crafty, come hang out with us and make something!  This is an informal get-together for neighorhood people who knit or crochet.  Now meeting weekly! All levels welcome.  

Adult Family Programs Crafts & Hobbies Crochet Knitting

Teen Forensics

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

Helpful tips about pursuing a creer in the forensic science field, preparing for college, and how to find STEM programs.  For young people between the ages of 12 and 18   Presented by The Association of Women in Forensic Science

Young Adult Other Great Programs Teens STEM

Homebuying Seminar

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

Thinking of buying a home? Learn all there is to know about shopping for a home, negotiating the price, and financing in this worksop led by the Philadelphia Federal Credit Union.   This free workshop runs from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

Adult Workshops and Enrichment House & Home

Who Killed the Lindbergh Baby?

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

On March 1, 1932, the twenty-month old son of noted aviator Charles Lindbergh was kidnapped from his home near Highlands, New Jersey. On May 12, his decaying body was discovered nearby. Bruno Richard Hauptmann was arrested for the crime, tried, was found guilty, and was executed. Writer H.L.…

Adult Discussion and Participation Speakers and Lectures History
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