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Family Movie

Thu, August 10, 2017 2:00 P.M.
Haverford Library

Escape the summer heat and watch a family friendly movie (G/PG) at the library.

Adult Young Adult School Age Preschool Toddler Film Screening Family Movies & Television

E-Gadget Help Desk

Thu, August 10, 2017 3:30 P.M.
Katharine Drexel Library

Need help with your phone, tablet, E-Reader, or laptop? Want to download E-books to read at home? Bring your device to our new E-Gadget Helpdesk! No appointment necessary. Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:30 to 6:00 p.m.

Adult Young Adult Computer Classes Computers

You Be the Judge

Thu, August 10, 2017 4:30 P.M.
Charles L. Durham Library

Become a book critic for your library this summer! Participants get free copies of books and community service hours, plus the opportunity to be a teen critic at the Free Library's Teen Book Blast in October 2017 (more free books and giveaways!).

Young Adult Discussion and Participation Summer Reading Teens

Jazz at Shakespeare Park with Benjamin Appel Trio

Thu, August 10, 2017 5:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Hear some of Philly's newest jazz voices each Thursday evening during the Oval+ (July 20 to August 20). Picnic on the lawn or grab a chair in the amphitheater of the renovated Shakespeare Park, immediately in front of Parkway Central. 

Adult Young Adult School Age Senior Live Performances Music Performing Arts Shakespeare Park

Bibliococktails: The Hound of the Baskervilles

Fri, August 11, 2017 7:00 P.M.
The Rosenbach

Beat the dog days of summer with the most famous canine in crime fiction (sorry, Scooby). With a discussion of this puzzling prequel and a specially crafted cocktail, The Baskerville, you can help us do battle with Sherlock Holmes’ fiercest foe.

Adult Young Adult Other Great Programs Literature We the Detectives

Stories Alive: Family Story Hour for Incarcerated Parents and Their Children

Sat, August 12, 2017 10:00 A.M.
Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library

Stories Alive gives incarcerated parents the opportunity to read and connect with their children during a live videoconference call. Families who participate will get books to take home and keep! Stories Alive is available to children and caregivers with family members at the Curran-Fromhold and…

Adult Young Adult School Age Preschool Toddler Senior Family Programs Storytimes Children Family Literacy Social Justice

English as a Second Language Class

Sat, August 12, 2017 3:15 P.M.
Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library

FREE English as a second language CLASSES 8 week course for non-native English speakers provided at no cost by West Philadelphia community members Please join us for more ESL classes and English tutoring this summer! Our classes are open to all nationalities and skill levels and are…

Adult Young Adult Senior New Americans Language Study ESL

Social Justice Symposium for Teens

Sat, August 12, 2017 10:30 P.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

Are you a high school student who is passionate about your community? Do you care about big issues such as racism, inequality, and injustice? Join us at the Free Library’s second annual Social Justice Symposium for Teens and you will learn, think, and talk about what matters to you, to…

Young Adult Discussion and Participation Workshops and Enrichment Teens Social Justice

Parkway Central Library – Past, Present, and Future...

Now through Sun, August 13, 2017 5:00 P.M.
Art Department at Parkway Central Library

First imagined in the mid-1890s, begun in earnest in 1910, and finally completed in 1927, the Parkway Central Library building is a triumph of civic architecture and library science. The world and the building have undergone many changes since 1927. The inside of Parkway Central has been…

Adult Young Adult School Age Exhibitions Free Library of Philadelphia Free Library of Philadelphia Programs & Services Philadelphia History History

Movie Mondays!

Mon, August 14, 2017 4:00 P.M.
Queen Memorial Library

Come enjoy a fun family film and munch on popcorn! Enjoy coloring pages themed for each movie following the showing.

Young Adult School Age Family Programs Movies & Television Summer Reading

Anime & Manga Discussion Group for Kids & Teens

Mon, August 14, 2017 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

Mr. P's Cool Tech Talk

Mon, August 14, 2017 6:00 P.M.
Frankford Library

ome to listen to a talk about the latest technologies, inventions and innovations out there and watch an interesting video about it. This fun and short program is good for children 9 and up, teens and adults! You’ll be able to take home a picture of the tech and share it with family and…

Adult Young Adult School Age Discussion and Participation Technology

WURD's Summer of Freedom Library Tour

Tue, August 15, 2017 10:00 A.M.
Widener Library

WURD 900am celebrates their seventh annual Summer of Freedom tour at Free Library! Join The Mojo host Stephanie Renee, broadcasting LIVE, as she explores topical issues, plays great tunes, and interviews insightful people, including Library folks! Upcoming broadcasts, listed below, run from…

Adult Young Adult Community Events African American

Live, Eat, Breathe, Sleep, Be Healthy

Tue, August 15, 2017 1:00 P.M.
Overbrook Park Library

An introduction to the importance of a balance between healthy nutrition and staying active.  Discuss nutrients needed in the body and the importance of physical activity.  Participants will learn ways to increase their daily movement and have an opportunity to experience exercise in a…

Adult Young Adult Senior Health Programs Culinary Literacy Health & Fitness

Teens Nuke Stuff

Tue, August 15, 2017 2:00 P.M.
Chestnut Hill Library

Come out and learn how to microwave your way to healthy mug cakes and other tasty foods.

Young Adult Other Great Programs Cooking & Nutrition Summer Reading

E-Gadget Help Desk

Tue, August 15, 2017 3:30 P.M.
Katharine Drexel Library

Need help with your phone, tablet, E-Reader, or laptop? Want to download E-books to read at home? Bring your device to our new E-Gadget Helpdesk! No appointment necessary. Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:30 to 6:00 p.m.

Adult Young Adult Computer Classes Computers

Yoga for Adults

Tue, August 15, 2017 7:00 P.M.
Northeast Regional Library

An inclusive yoga class for people of all skill levels and abilities.  Wear something comfortable and come to the library for wellness, stretching, and relaxation.

Adult Young Adult Senior Health Programs Workshops and Enrichment Yoga

The Birth of the Steel Drums

Wed, August 16, 2017 10:30 A.M.
Children's Department at Parkway Central Library

Rockcreek Steel Drum Band will take us on a journey through the history of steel drums, which have their roots in African talking drums.  Join in the fun as you learn the Calypso rhythms!  Parkway Central Library, Montgomery Auditorium. Free: presented as part of the Margaret S.…

Young Adult School Age Preschool Toddler Community Events Family Programs Children Education Family Music Performing Arts

Live, Eat, Breathe, Sleep, Be Healthy

Wed, August 16, 2017 12:00 P.M.
Haverford Library

Stop by the library and have  a member of the Lankenau Medical Center staff check your blood pressure. Knowing your numbers can help you take the right steps to protect your heart.

Adult Young Adult Senior Health Programs Culinary Literacy Health & Fitness

Live, Eat, Breathe, Sleep, Be Healthy

Wed, August 16, 2017 1:00 P.M.
Wynnefield Library

An introduction to the importance of a balance between healthy nutrition and staying active.  Discuss nutrients needed in the body and the importance of physical activity.  Participants will learn ways to increase their daily movement and have an opportunity to experience exercise in a…

Adult Young Adult Senior Health Programs Culinary Literacy Health & Fitness
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