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Careerlink Drop In Help for Job Seekers

Thu, February 21, 2019 12:00 P.M.
Whitman Library

Looking for a new job or updating your resume? Stop in to speak with a Careerlink specialist for one on one help with applications, resumes, and job resources.

Adult Other Great Programs Jobs & Job Seekers

T’ai Chi

Thu, February 21, 2019 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

Read, Baby, Read My First Storytime

Thu, February 21, 2019 2:30 P.M.
Richmond Library

Bring your little one for lap time with stories, songs, rhymes and bounces. Siblings welcome. Read, Baby, Read is a series of fun programs for babies, toddlers and their families, using new library spaces and materials to help develop language and literacy. Read, Baby, Read is made possible by a…

Toddler Baby Family Programs Storytimes Children

E-Gadget Helpdesk

Thu, February 21, 2019 3:00 P.M.
Northeast Regional Library

Do you have a new gadget  - iPad, iPod, tablet, smart phone, etc? Come learn how to use it to download books, & magazines, stream music & movies for free from our website.  You will need to have an active library card and pin number to make use of this service.…

Adult Senior Other Great Programs Computer Classes Computers Databases & Electronic Resources ebooks

Teens! Explore Virtual Reality Gaming with Oculus Rift

Thu, February 21, 2019 3:00 P.M.
Northeast Regional Library

Experience Virtual Reality at the Free Library using the Oculus Rift! Try out cutting edge movies, video games, and interactive experiences in ways you never have before. For Teens and Adults 13+!  3-5PM. Please arrive 15 minutes early to sign up in the Computer Lab. 

Young Adult Computer Classes Other Great Programs Hot Spots Teens Video Games

Let's Speak English | For International Adults

Thu, February 21, 2019 3:00 P.M.
Ramonita G. de Rodriguez 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 Discussion and Participation New Americans New Americans ESL - English as a Second Language

Sight Word Game Day

Thu, February 21, 2019 3:00 P.M.
Walnut Street West

Game play can be a fun and exciting way to practice reading skills and sight word recognition. Each week Miss Echo will provide games for beginner readers to play that will improve fluency, pronunciation, and confidence in early readers. This activity is suggested for Pre-K through 3rd grade.

School Age Preschool Other Great Programs Literacy

Minecraft community

Thu, February 21, 2019 3:00 P.M.
Kensington Library

Come join our Minecraft community at the Kensington library!  We host a Minecraft session in the computer lab every Thursday from 3-5:30 p.m., where we build everything from farms and villages to swank modern homes. We have our own Minecraft Realm, a persistent server which allows us all to…

School Age Family Programs LEAP Children Computers Education Family Free Library of Philadelphia Games and Gaming Makers & Makerspaces Technology Teens Minecraft Video Games

Artsy Thursday

Thu, February 21, 2019 3:00 P.M.
Widener Library

Explore using various mediums and materials to create art. Paint, draw, sew, or just experiment for fun. 

Young Adult School Age LEAP Art arts & crafts

Read, Baby, Read Sensory Play Group

Thu, February 21, 2019 3:30 P.M.
Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library

See! Touch! Listen! Baby Sensory Play Group is a chance for your baby to explore different materials using all of their senses. For children ages 3 to 24 months and their caregivers. The program will take place in the Story Hour Room. Expecting parents and siblings…

Baby Family Programs Children Family

Sewing club

Thu, February 21, 2019 3:30 P.M.
Ramonita G. de Rodriguez Library

Enjoy learning the basic techniques of sewing on a real sewing machine.

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

DIY Virtual Reality Glasses

Thu, February 21, 2019 3:30 P.M.
McPherson Square Library

McPherson Square has a pair of VR glasses this week.  Come try them.  If you enjoy using the VR glass, make a pair of VR glass out of cardboard to take home.  

School Age LEAP Family Programs Children Education Family Free Library of Philadelphia Makers & Makerspaces Technology Teens STEM

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Family Art Workshops

Thu, February 21, 2019 3:30 P.M.
Wyoming Library

PAFA staff provides community-based art lessons during out of school time to participating students, families and community members. Workshops are held during after-school hours using a drop in model, with no registration required providing an out-of-school setting for families to…

School Age Arts and Crafts Programs Family Programs Art Children Family

Wooden Block Party

Thu, February 21, 2019 3:30 P.M.
Cecil B. Moore Library

Let your imagination grow with books and play! Join us for a story, then discover what you can build with wooden blocks! This program is intended for children 3-5 and their families. Older siblings are welcome; soft blocks can be provided for younger siblings. Daycares and other large groups…

Preschool Toddler Family Programs Storytimes Children Family Wooden Block Party

Mobile CPR Project

Thu, February 21, 2019 3:30 P.M.
McPherson Square Library

Join The Mobile CPR Project for a hands on CPR class.  Learning CPR can keep you and your family safe. Most of the time when someone experiences a cardiac arrest, it is in their home. If your family member experiences a cardiac arrest the best thing you can do is perform CPR, it can save…

Adult Young Adult Health Programs Health

Lego Club

Thu, February 21, 2019 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

Chess Club

Thu, February 21, 2019 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

Blues in Hip Hop for Teens

Thu, February 21, 2019 4:00 P.M.
Fox Chase Library

Listen to samples of early blues, soul, and contemporary hip hop to find common threads and learn to create your own blues-inspired song.

Young Adult School Age Family Programs One Book, One Philadelphia Music One Book, One Philadelphia

Eyewitness Nature! with Bartram’s Garden

Thu, February 21, 2019 4:00 P.M.
Queen Memorial Library

Get up close and personal with nature in these educational workshops led by Bartram’s Garden staff. For school aged children up to 13 years old. For additional information, please call the librarian at 215-685-1899.    

School Age Other Great Programs Environment & Nature

Get HYPE: Apple Jawnies

Thu, February 21, 2019 4:00 P.M.
Whitman Library

"Healthy You, Positive Energy" - If you love to cook (or love to eat), learn about science and nutrition through cooking with us. This month, we're making Apple Jawnies. Teen and tweens are welcome at this event. 

Young Adult School Age Health Programs Culinary Literacy Children Cooking & Nutrition Health & Fitness Health
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