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Craft & Chat

Wed, December 5, 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

Yoga

Wed, December 5, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Fishtown Community Library

Wipe away the stress of the week and get your body and mind ready for a relaxing weekend. Decompress, unwind, and relax and start your weekend off the right way. Brittany from Roots2Rise will be our instructor.      

Adult Young Adult Health Programs Body, Mind & Spirit Yoga

Fiber Craft Group

Wed, December 5, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Blanche A. Nixon/Cobbs Creek Library

Bring your latest project and enjoy an evening of crafting and conversation with fellow artists. Assistance with knitting and crochet projects usually available. All skill levels welcome. 

Adult Young Adult Senior Arts and Crafts Programs Crochet Knitting

Let's Speak English! For International Adults

Wed, December 5, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Join our weekly conversation hour. Topics may involve small talk, holidays and customs, and common slang.  Practice speaking in a casual environment-no exams!  Meet other international adults.  The program is free.  Regristration is required.  Call the Senior…

Adult Young Adult Senior Discussion and Participation New Americans New Americans ESL - English as a Second Language

Let's Speak English! For International Adults

Wed, December 5, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Senior Services at Parkway Central Library

Join our weekly conversation hour. Topics may involve small talk, holidays and customs, and common slang.  Practice speaking in a casual environment-no exams!  Meet other international adults.  The program is free.  Regristration is required.  Call the Senior…

Adult Young Adult Senior Discussion and Participation New Americans Central Senior Services Calendar New Americans ESL - English as a Second Language

Chess Club

Thu, December 6, 2018 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

Meet Author Hena Khan!

Thu, December 6, 2018 4:30 P.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

Join us for a very special event with children's book author Hena Khan as she shares her stories and creative process.  Hena Khan is the author of novels and picture books, including Amina's Voice , the Zayd Saleem series, Crescent Moons and Pointed Minarets, and many…

Young Adult Speakers and Lectures Teens Teen Reading Lounge

Afterschool Chess Club

Thu, December 6, 2018 4:30 P.M.
Fumo Family Library

Fumo Family Library seeks students in grades K-8 to join our Chess Cub. All skill levels are welcome. Even if you have never played before, we will teach you.

Young Adult School Age Other Great Programs Chess

Reception: Engaging Color, a Philadelphia Center for the Book Members' Exhibition

Thu, December 6, 2018 5:30 P.M.
Art Department at Parkway Central Library

Stop by the 2nd floor landing of the Parkway Central Library to check out the Philadelphia Center for the Book  members' exhibition and meet the artists. Thursday, December 6th , 5:30 - 7:00pm Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library 2nd floor landing The Art…

Adult Young Adult Senior Arts and Crafts Programs Art arts & crafts Book Arts

Yoga for adults!

Thu, December 6, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Thomas F. Donatucci, Sr. Library

Wipe away the stress of the week and get your body and mind ready for a relaxing weekend. Decompress, unwind, and relax and start your weekend off the right way. Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. except the second Thursday of every month. Please bring a mat.     

Adult Young Adult Health Programs Body, Mind & Spirit Yoga

Explore games and more with Oculus Rift!

Fri, December 7, 2018 3:00 P.M.
Fumo Family Library

For ages 13 plus, this drop-in program is a way for you to spend up to 15 minutes using the Oculus Rift Virtual Reality headset! Lots of fun games! Lots of cool education programs.

Young Adult LEAP Teens Video Games

Friday Gaming

Fri, December 7, 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

Rabble-Rousing Film Festival

Sat, December 8, 2018 1:00 P.M.
Lovett Memorial Library

Let's get together and see how some of the controversial movies from the past hold up.  What have we learned, how far have we come, how far do we still have to go, and how do we get where we want to be?  Watch a movie with us and we'll discuss it afterwards.  Light…

Adult Young Adult Senior Film Screening Discussion and Participation Movies & Television

Saturday Crafternoons

Sat, December 8, 2018 2:00 P.M.
Fox Chase Library

Calling crafters of all experience levels: come craft with us at the library! Join us for some basic instruction, idea sharing, coordinated projects, and good company. No experience necessary. Intended for adults and young adults. 

Adult Young Adult Senior Arts and Crafts Programs arts & crafts

Submarine Warfare in World War 2

Sat, December 8, 2018 2:00 P.M.
Northeast Regional Library

Up Periscope:  A View of Submarine Warfare in World War II. Historian and Instructor Walt Lafty will discuss Submarine Warfare in WWII. During World War II, submarines comprised less than 2 percent of the U.S. Navy, but sank more than 30 percent of the Japanese Imperial Navy. This class…

Adult Young Adult Senior Speakers and Lectures History

Philadelphia Reads W.E.B. Du Bois----Today's reading and discussion: The Sorrow Songs

Sun, December 9, 2018 2:00 P.M.
Social Science and History Department at Parkway Central Library

Discover the power of W.E.B. Du Bois’ ideas and their significance in our time.  This reading group focuses on the “The Souls of Black Folk,” his seminal study of African-American civilization at the turn of the 20th Century.  Led by Du Bois scholar and activist, Dr.…

Adult Young Adult Senior Discussion and Participation African American Philadelphia History Social Science

Sundays on Stage: Eda Ne Kakati (From the Past to the Present)

Sun, December 9, 2018 2:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Ssuuna is a dancer, drummer, singer, songwriter, and reggae artist from Uganda with a wide range of performance experience. In this interactive show, you will learn a song in Luganda, the language of Uganda! Montgomery Auditorium Doors open at 1:30 p.m. Free Admission! Seating is on a…

Young Adult School Age Preschool Toddler Senior Baby Family Programs Live Performances Sundays on Stage African American Children Family Music dance

December Holidays! A Musical Greeting Card

Sun, December 9, 2018 3:00 P.M.
Music Department at Parkway Central Library

The Free Library of Philadelphia in partnership with the Philadelphia Women’s Music Project, Gayle Wieand, Conductor, present: December Holidays! A Musical Greeting Card -from us to you-a selection of holiday songs from several traditions: a musical celebration for all ages. …

Adult Young Adult School Age Preschool Toddler Senior Live Performances Family Programs Arts and Crafts Programs Free Library of Philadelphia Free Library of Philadelphia Programs & Services Music Performing Arts

Anime & Manga Discussion Group for Kids & Teens

Mon, December 10, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Ramonita G. de Rodriguez Library

Children ages 11 and up and teens are invited to explore Japanese animation, comics and pop culture! Get to know different anime and manga series and try your hand at fan activities. For more information, contact Sara Palmer, Children's Librarian, at 215-686-1768 or palmers@freelibrary.org.

Young Adult School Age Discussion and Participation Film Screening Children Movies & Television Anime & Manga

Navigating the Justice System: Landlord-Tenant Court

Mon, December 10, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Fumo Family Library

Going to Housing Court can be an overwhelming experience both for landlords and tenants. This presentation will help build knowledge and confidence by guiding you through the process. It will cover how a case gets to court, courtroom etiquette, what happens in the courtroom, and the physical…

Adult Young Adult Workshops and Enrichment Law Social Justice
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