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Family Reading Group

Mon, March 5, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Overbrook Park Library

Families will come together to read selected passages of Another Brooklyn, Brown Girl Dreaming, This Is the Rope, and other thematically linked books, with prompts designed to spark multigenerational conversation.

Adult Young Adult School Age Discussion and Participation Family Programs One Book, One Philadelphia One Book, One Philadelphia

Software Programming for Kids

Mon, March 5, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Children's Department at Parkway Central Library

Join EPAM e-Kids - Software Programming Classes for Kids! EPAM Systems joins the Free Library to host software programming classes for children from 8 - 12 years old! The classes will introduce coding and programming, and will use Scratch, a drag-and-drop coding platform created in partnership…

School Age Computer Classes Family Programs Children Computers Education Games and Gaming Technology

Make a Friendship Bracelet

Mon, March 5, 2018 4:30 P.M.
Torresdale Library

Popular in the U.S. in the 1970s and into the next decade, the fun of making this simple macramé craft has never gone out of style. Make your own for someone special! 

Young Adult School Age Arts and Crafts Programs One Book, One Philadelphia One Book, One Philadelphia

Read With A Dog!

Mon, March 5, 2018 4:30 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.

School Age Other Great Programs PAWS Read to a Dog

Starlight Storytime

Mon, March 5, 2018 6:30 P.M.
South Philadelphia Library

Cuddle up for this evening storytime! Open to all ages. This program is held the first Monday of every month.

School Age Preschool Toddler Family Programs Storytimes

Dance to the Music

Mon, March 5, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Walnut Street West

Try your hand—or rather—feet, at some dance steps of the 1960s and ‘70s, and see their influence on how you and your friends dance today! 

School Age Family Programs One Book, One Philadelphia One Book, One Philadelphia

Sensory Storytime

Mon, March 5, 2018 7:00 P.M.
Fumo Family Library

Sensory Storytime is a thirty-minute long interactive storytime for children six and younger who: Are on the autism spectrum …or… Have sensory processing issues …or… Feel overwhelmed by noise or crowds. Sensory Storytime uses preschool-level books, songs, and…

School Age Preschool Family Programs Children

Warm Winter Tales for Cozy Storytimes

Tue, March 6, 2018 10:30 A.M.
Independence Library

Let’s share new picture books and classic stories, cheery sing-alongs, movement activities, and adorable “make and take” crafts! You can apply for your child’s very first library card!! For children ages 1 to 4 yrs. with parent/caretaker. Childcare groups : please arrange…

School Age Family Programs Storytimes Children

Miniature Pocket Albums with Valeria Kremser

Tue, March 6, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Lillian Marrero Library

A miniature book is a book smaller than 3 inches in size. These tiny books have been worn and carried in pockets for hundreds of years. In this workshop children will make miniature pocket albums using traditional book binding techniques. All supplies will be provided. Big and Small, Books For…

School Age Arts and Crafts Programs Family Programs Workshops and Enrichment Rare Books, Manuscripts, & Digital Collections arts & crafts Big and Small, Books for All

Social Justice Read Aloud

Tue, March 6, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Cecil B. Moore Library

Practice your reading skills and explore the library’s books with Miss Kayla. We will feature books and stories that showcase and reflect current social issues. All readers are welcome to listen, read aloud, and participate in group discussions. This program is intended for children ages 8…

School Age Discussion and Participation Social Justice

Kids Can Cook!

Tue, March 6, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Queen Memorial Library

Mobile Cooking Teacher Keisha Prosser will guide us through constructing a simple, delicious family meal - from start to finish.  Learn about healthy cooking and food safety, and taste what you helped create!  This program is for school-age children. Ms. Prosser is ServSafe certified.

School Age Discussion and Participation Cooking & Nutrition

LEAP | Games Galore

Tue, March 6, 2018 4:30 P.M.
Thomas F. Donatucci, Sr. Library

Develop a new habit with our vast and rotating collection of tabletop games. Bring a friend or make some new ones! This program is part of LEAP (Literacy Enrichment Afterschool Program) that provides homework help and literacy activities offered for grades K-12 while school is in session.

Young Adult School Age LEAP Board Games and Role-Playing

Around the Table

Wed, March 7, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Cecil B. Moore Library

Taking inspiration from the traditions of family reunions celebrated in This Is the Rope, participants will make reusable placemats and hear stories from Mama Carla Wiley. Wiley is a storyteller, educator and artist who weaves together multigenerational memories with activities for children that…

School Age Arts and Crafts Programs Family Programs Culinary Literacy Cooking & Nutrition One Book, One Philadelphia arts & crafts

Around the Table

Wed, March 7, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Cecil B. Moore Library

Taking inspiration from the traditions of family reunions celebrated in This Is the Rope, participants will make reusable placemats and hear stories from Mama Carla Wiley. Wiley is a storyteller, educator and artist who weaves together multigenerational memories with activities for children that…

School Age Arts and Crafts Programs Family Programs Culinary Literacy Cooking & Nutrition One Book, One Philadelphia arts & crafts

LEGO Club

Wed, March 7, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Blanche A. Nixon/Cobbs Creek Library

Children are invited to build, create, and play.

School Age Other Great Programs Children Family LEGO

Around the Table

Wed, March 7, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Cecil B. Moore Library

Taking inspiration from the traditions of family reunions celebrated in This Is the Rope, participants will make reusable placemats and hear stories from Mama Carla Wiley. Wiley is a storyteller, educator and artist who weaves together multigenerational memories with activities for children that…

School Age Arts and Crafts Programs Family Programs One Book, One Philadelphia Cooking & Nutrition One Book, One Philadelphia arts & crafts

St. Patrick's Day Crafts

Wed, March 7, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Roxborough Library

Join us for a fun hour of crafts celebrating St. Patrick's Day. For school-age kids.

School Age Arts and Crafts Programs arts & crafts

Children’s BINGO

Wed, March 7, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Greater Olney Library

Come play BINGO at the library! Program is for school age children, ages 7 and up. 

School Age Family Programs Children Games and Gaming

Craft-er-noons!

Wed, March 7, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Lovett Memorial Library

You provide the imagination, we'll have the supplies.  Recommended for kids age 5 and up.

School Age Arts and Crafts Programs arts & crafts

Creative Composition Books

Wed, March 7, 2018 4:30 P.M.
Thomas F. Donatucci, Sr. Library

A simple marbled composition book sparked a life devoted to writing for Jacqueline Woodson. With some colorful scrapbook paper and notions like sequins, buttons, and cloth, create a composition book that expresses you.

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