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

Thu, April 11, 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 1: An Introduction to the Roman World University of Pennsylvania…

Adult Young Adult Senior Speakers and Lectures Central Senior Services Calendar Politics History

Friends Discussion Group | The Novels of Elena Ferrante: Secrets of Their Power

Thu, April 11, 2019 1:30 P.M.
Chestnut Hill Library

Readers worldwide are passionately devoted to Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan Quartet , books that focus on gender inequality and its devastating effects on women's lives.  There are vital themes woven into the stories that ar not obvious on first reading. Karen Bojar explores the…

Adult Preschool Senior Speakers and Lectures Other Great Programs Social Justice

Laptops for Tax Time

Thu, April 11, 2019 2:00 P.M.
Tacony Library

Laptops for Tax Time Need computer access and a space to spread out and file your taxes?  We’ve got that! Reserve one of private study rooms for 3 hours.  Bring your own laptop and use our free Wifi Or use one our laptops while you’re here!  Call to reserve your…

Adult Senior Other Great Programs Computers

Community Night at Paschalville Library

Thu, April 11, 2019 4:00 P.M.
Paschalville Library

Let’s celebrate the start of spring together at Paschalville Library! Join us for an evening of fun, helpful information, and giveaways. • Face painting • Storytime for kids • Refreshments • Job Readiness Lab tours

Adult Young Adult School Age Senior Community Events

Yoga at the Library

Fri, April 12, 2019 10:30 A.M.
Lovett Memorial Library

Join us for an hour-long, weekly yoga class which will offer participants a judgment free space for gentle movement, quiet meditation and guided breath work. Our aim will be to decrease perceived levels of stress, and increase overall well being. This class is recommended for all ages and…

Adult Young Adult School Age Senior Other Great Programs Health Programs Yoga

AARP Tax Preparation

Fri, April 12, 2019 10:30 A.M.
South Philadelphia Library

Volunteers from AARP offer free in-person tax preparation service for seniors. Reservations required. Call 215-803-6402 for appointment.

Senior Other Great Programs

Adult Book Club

Fri, April 12, 2019 10:30 A.M.
Joseph E. Coleman Northwest Regional Library

Do love reading and talking about what you are reading?  Join us on the 2nd Friday of the month for our book club - we'll be meeting from 10:30 a.m. until noon. This month's selection is An American Marriage , by Tayari Jones. Newlyweds Celestial and Roy are the embodiment…

Adult Senior Discussion and Participation Literature Book Clubs

Laptops for Tax Time

Fri, April 12, 2019 11:00 A.M.
Tacony Library

Laptops for Tax Time Need computer access and a space to spread out and file your taxes?  We’ve got that! Reserve one of private study rooms for 3 hours.  Bring your own laptop and use our free Wifi Or use one our laptops while you’re here!  Call to reserve your…

Adult Senior Other Great Programs Computers

Citizenship Class Session

Sat, April 13, 2019 10:30 A.M.
Tacony Library

The IndoChinese American Council at Tacony Library will host an information session about free Citizenship Classes. To apply for classes, you must: -be 18 years or older -be able to read, speak, and write English -have a Green Card -live in Philadelphia, Bucks, Montgomery, Chester, or Delaware…

Adult Young Adult Senior New Americans Other Great Programs Citizenship Government Information New Americans Test Preparation

Building and Protecting Wealth Seminar

Sat, April 13, 2019 11:00 A.M.
Walnut Street West

Learn and discuss both short term and long term strategies to build and protect your assets.  Whitney Todd Yancey, Licensed Realtor, will discuss Power of Credit, Purchasing Real Estate for Personal or Investment Purposes, and Protecting Your Assets.

Adult Senior Workshops and Enrichment Personal Finance & Investing

Yoga for Beginners

Sat, April 13, 2019 2:00 P.M.
Andorra Library

Whether you are seeking health, joy, peace, love, success in the world or inner exploration, these simple techniques are designed to help you cut through the struggle and walk through life with ease.  This program is presented by the Isha Foundation, is designed for ages 7 and up and…

Adult Young Adult School Age Senior Health Programs Workshops and Enrichment Body, Mind & Spirit Yoga

Starting a Business

Sat, April 13, 2019 2:00 P.M.
Northeast Regional Library

Learn how to start a business and learn the basics! Presented by SCORE. Free! No registration required.

Adult Young Adult Senior Business Business & Economics Business & Entrepreneurs

Hands-on History at The Free Library, Parkway Central

Sat, April 13, 2019 2:00 P.M.
Rare Book Department at Parkway Central Library

Take history in the palm of your hand: turn pages, hold manuscripts, and handle artifacts with the Hands-on History series from the Free Library's Special Collections. Curiosity seekers age 13 and up are welcome! Registration is free, but required.  In this month's Hands-on History…

Adult Young Adult Senior Family Programs Speakers and Lectures Workshops and Enrichment Philadelphia Special Collections children's literature Hands-On History

Author Talk: Pat Jeanne Davis

Sat, April 13, 2019 4:00 P.M.
Andorra Library

Local author, Pat Jeanne Davis will be with us to talk about her book, When Valleys Bloom Again .This story unfolds through the eyes of Abby Stapleton with the flavor and sensibilities of the 1940s home front - from an estate in Pennsylvania with its landscaped gardens, to the bombed-out…

Adult Young Adult Senior Speakers and Lectures Literature History

Philadelphia: The Changing City

Now through Sat, April 13, 2019 5:00 P.M.
Rare Book Department at Parkway Central Library

October 10, 2018 – April 13, 2019 From river to skyline and stoop to stoop, Philadelphia has been re-formed and re-shaped throughout its history. Its transformation from bustling port to workshop of the world to World Heritage City and hub for education, medicine, and entrepreneurship has…

Adult Young Adult School Age Senior Exhibitions Other Great Programs Citizenship Philadelphia Philadelphia History Photography Special Collections Maps Print and Picture Collection Changing City

Survivors and Casualties: Domestic Housing in Philadelphia During the 18th and 19th Centuries

Now through Sat, April 13, 2019 5:00 P.M.
Art Department at Parkway Central Library

Explore the long history of working-class housing in Philadelphia including the ubiquitous row home and the many residences that have disappeared in the name of progress. On display in the Art Department Hallway Gallery until mid-April, 2019

Adult Young Adult School Age Senior Exhibitions Philadelphia Philadelphia History History architecture

Spinning Yarns

Mon, April 15, 2019 6:30 P.M.
Fumo Family Library

For those who knit and crochet, bring your latest project and enjoy a relaxing, low-key evening of crafting at the library.  All fiber arts are welcome. This program is intended for adults.    

Adult Senior Arts and Crafts Programs arts & crafts

Computer Boot Camp: Week 6 of 6

Tue, April 16, 2019 10:30 A.M.
Tacony Library

Computer Basics-Week 6: Online Safety Join us on Tuesdays from 10:30AM - 12:30PM REGISTRATION IS A MUST! *Please register in advance with Ms. McDowell DRS by phone 215-685-8755 or email McDowellL@freelibrary.org * **This is a full 6 week course. Please plan to attend in its entirety.**  

Adult Senior Computer Classes Hot Spots Computers

Email Basics

Tue, April 16, 2019 12:00 P.M.
Frankford Library

Learn to use e-mail and set up your own free account, upload attachments, and learn how to navigate your email with our Digital Resource Specialist.  Also, utilize our new laptops for extended time.

Adult Senior Computer Classes Hot Spots Computers Technology

Tai Chi

Tue, April 16, 2019 12:00 P.M.
Andorra Library

Join us for a healthy and stress relieving break in the middle of your day.  Our instructor, Henry Vuong, has been studying Tai Chi since childhood.  This free, 8-week program is sponsored by Friends of Andorra Library.  Space is limited and advance registration is…

Adult Senior Health Programs Health & Fitness Tai Chi
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