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Pumpkin Painting

Wed, October 17, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Lovett Memorial Library

Paint your own mini pumpkins! We'll have the supplies, you bring your creativity.  Space is limited - one pumpkin per child and it will be first come, first served.

School Age Arts and Crafts Programs arts & crafts

PAWS for Reading—Read with Sophie!

Wed, October 17, 2018 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

Lego Club

Thu, October 18, 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

Log Off & Chill

Thu, October 18, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Lovett Memorial Library

Tweens and teens are encouraged to join us for some fun activites.  Together we will explore communicating with one another in a safe environment, talk about our real feelings and learn how to de-escalate our anger. We will be joined by Lynette Medley M.Ed. - Founder/CEO - No More…

Young Adult School Age Workshops and Enrichment

SmART Readers

Thu, October 18, 2018 4:30 P.M.
Richmond 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. This program is sponsored by the Philadelphia Arts in Education Partnership.

School Age Family Programs Art Children

SmART Readers

Fri, October 19, 2018 3:00 P.M.
Lawncrest 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

Friday Gaming

Fri, October 19, 2018 3:30 P.M.
Cecil B. Moore Library

Enjoy a selection of board games, card games, and Wii games after school every Friday. Intended for school-age children through teens. Day care groups must call to schedule a separate appointment.

Young Adult School Age Family Programs Children Family Games and Gaming Board Games and Role-Playing

SmART Readers

Fri, October 19, 2018 3:30 P.M.
Whitman 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. This program is sponsored by the Philadelphia Arts in Education Partnership.

School Age Family Programs Children

Construction Club

Fri, October 19, 2018 3:30 P.M.
Richmond Library

Build with LEGOs, MagnaTiles, KEVA planks, Straws & Connectors, and more. All ages welcome. Children under seven must be accompanied by an adult.

School Age Preschool Family Programs Children

LEGO Club

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

My Art, My Voice

Fri, October 19, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Children's Department at Parkway Central Library

Join artist, Mr. O for a short storytime and freeform art project.  We'll get out the paints, clay, and feathers so you can let your inner artist shine!  This program is for children of all ages and their families. 

School Age Preschool Arts and Crafts Programs

LEAP Chess Club

Sat, October 20, 2018 1:00 P.M.
Children's Department at Parkway Central Library

1pm-2pm in the Story Hour Room, intended for school age children. No experience necessary.   Parkway Central Library Children's Department Ground Floor, 1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103 215.686.5369 ***Programs are subject to change*** Find us on…

School Age LEAP Games and Gaming Chess Board Games and Role-Playing

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

LEAP Knitting Club

Sat, October 20, 2018 3:00 P.M.
Children's Department at Parkway Central Library

3pm-5pm in the Story Hour Room, intended for school age children. No experience necessary.   Parkway Central Library Children's Department Ground Floor, 1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103 215.686.5369 ***Programs are subject to change*** Find us on…

School Age LEAP Crafts & Hobbies Crochet Knitting arts & crafts

Story Jams!

Mon, October 22, 2018 10:30 A.M.
South Philadelphia Library

Story Jams is a playgroup centered around play and positivity that includes storytime, music, dancing, and sensory exploration! This program is held outdoors at DiSilvestro Rec Center, enter on Morris St. behind the library. Rain dates TBD.  Follow Story Jams on Instagram @storyjams.  

School Age Preschool Family Programs Storytimes Children Book Bike

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

Read to a PAWS Therapy Dog

Mon, October 22, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Whitman Library

Bella the French Bulldog will be at Whitman Neighborhood Library for one-on-one reading sessions. She is a PAWS trained therapy dog who provides a judgement free environment and allows children to open up and feel comfortable about reading aloud. This program is geared toward ages 6-12, but…

School Age Family Programs Storytimes Children Pets PAWS Read to a Dog

SmART Readers

Tue, October 23, 2018 3:00 P.M.
Blanche A. Nixon/Cobbs Creek 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 Art Children

Stories and STEM

Tue, October 23, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Children's Department at Parkway Central Library

Join us as we engineer technological marvels, ponder mathematical puzzles and conduct scientific experiments inspired by your favorite picture books. Stories are for all ages, activities are best suited to school age patrons. Come for the story, stay for the science.    *Programs are…

School Age LEAP Literacy STEM

This Is What Democracy Reads Like: A Conversation with Wilson Goode

Tue, October 23, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Paschalville Library

Join a conversation with the Honorable W. Wilson Goode, former mayor of Philadelphia, about his new book  Black Voters Mattered: A Philadelphia Story . Dr. Goode will talk about how essential voting and elections are to our communities. Learn the history of an era of…

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