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E-Gadget Helpdesk

Thu, January 24, 2019 3:00 P.M.
Northeast Regional Library

Do you have a new gadget  - iPad, iPod, tablet, smart phone, etc? Come learn how to use it to download books, & magazines, stream music & movies for free from our website.  You will need to have an active library card and pin number to make use of this service.…

Adult Other Great Programs Computer Classes Computers Databases & Electronic Resources ebooks

A Free Tour of Philadelphia: The Changing City Exhibition

Thu, January 24, 2019 3:00 P.M.
Rare Book Department at Parkway Central Library

Come and learn about our city’s exciting, dynamic, and often forgotten history with a guided tour of Philadelphia: The Changing City exhibition. The tour will be led by an exhibition curator in the Dietrich Gallery in the Rare Book Department , which is located on the third floor of the…

Adult Young Adult School Age Other Great Programs African American Art Digital Collections Education Family Free Library of Philadelphia Programs & Services Health & Fitness Philadelphia History Rare Books, Manuscripts, & Digital Collections Special Collections Teens History printmaking architecture Changing City

Artsy Thursday

Thu, January 24, 2019 3:00 P.M.
Widener Library

Explore using various mediums and materials to create art. Paint, draw, sew, or just experiment for fun. 

Young Adult School Age LEAP Art arts & crafts

Minecraft community

Thu, January 24, 2019 3:00 P.M.
Kensington Library

Come join our Minecraft community at the Kensington library!  We host a Minecraft session in the computer lab every Thursday from 3-5:30 p.m., where we build everything from farms and villages to swank modern homes. We have our own Minecraft Realm, a persistent server which allows us all to…

School Age Family Programs LEAP Children Computers Education Family Free Library of Philadelphia Games and Gaming Makers & Makerspaces Technology Teens Minecraft Video Games

Sight Word Game Day

Thu, January 24, 2019 3:00 P.M.
Walnut Street West

Game play can be a fun and exciting way to practice reading skills and sight word recognition. Each week Miss Echo will provide games for beginner readers to play that will improve fluency, pronunciation, and confidence in early readers. This activity is suggested for Pre-K through 3rd grade.

School Age Preschool Other Great Programs Literacy

Read, Baby, Read Sensory Playgroup

Thu, January 24, 2019 3:30 P.M.
Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library

See! Touch! Listen! Baby Sensory Playgroup is a chance for your baby to explore different materials using all of their senses. For children ages 3 to 24 months and their caregivers. The program will take place in the Story Hour Room. Read, Baby, Read is a series of fun programs…

Baby Family Programs Children Family

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Family Art Workshops

Thu, January 24, 2019 3:30 P.M.
Wyoming Library

PAFA staff provides community-based art lessons during out of school time to participating students, families and community members. Workshops are held during after-school hours using a drop in model, with no registration required providing an out-of-school setting for families to…

School Age Arts and Crafts Programs Family Programs Art Children Family

Teen Reading Lounge

Thu, January 24, 2019 4:00 P.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

Attention teens in grades 7-12! Are you looking for a community service opportunity this year? Are you passionate about your world and your future? Then, please join us for the Winter Session of Teen Reading Lounge (TRL). We will explore the topics of racism and police…

Young Adult Discussion and Participation Teens Teen Reading Lounge

Lego Club

Thu, January 24, 2019 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

Get on the Bus!

Thu, January 24, 2019 4:00 P.M.
Whitman Library

Children will read Last Stop on Market Street , discuss their own bus experiences, and create 3D paper buses to drive along a large map of Philadelphia bus routes.  

Young Adult School Age Toddler Arts and Crafts Programs Family Programs One Book, One Philadelphia Art Family Literature One Book, One Philadelphia

Chess Club

Thu, January 24, 2019 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  

Young Adult School Age Other Great Programs Chess

DIY Snow Clouds

Thu, January 24, 2019 4:30 P.M.
Lillian Marrero Library

Make your very own snow clouds using standard household materials. 

School Age LEAP Family Programs Children Education Family Free Library of Philadelphia Literacy Makers & Makerspaces Teens arts & crafts

Board Games

Thu, January 24, 2019 4:30 P.M.
Fumo Family Library

Join us for some fun time playing board games. We have checkers, chess, Monopoly, Clue, and many others!  

Young Adult School Age Other Great Programs LEAP Games and Gaming

Yoga and Mindfulness for Kids

Thu, January 24, 2019 4:45 P.M.
Andorra Library

Join us every Thursday for yoga and mindfulness.  Please plan to wear comfortable, flexible clothing and bring a yoga mat if you have one (mats may be available for kids that do not have thier own).  Please arrive 5 minutes early to sign up for LEAP.  For kids in K-12 only (no…

School Age LEAP Other Great Programs Yoga

In Conversation With The Rosenbach Mini-Series: The Legacy of the Thirteenth Amendment, with Eric Motley

Thu, January 24, 2019 6:00 P.M.
The Rosenbach | 2008 Delancey Place, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Eric L. Motley, Ph.D., is an executive vice president at the Aspen Institute, responsible for Institutional Advancement and governance. He previously served as Vice President and Executive Director of National Programs and prior to that he served as Vice President and Managing Director of…

Adult Other Great Programs Speakers and Lectures Rosenbach Museum & Library

Film Screening: I am Not Your Negro: James Baldwin and Race in America (2016)

Thu, January 24, 2019 6:00 P.M.
Lawncrest Library

This Oscar-nominated documentary narrated by Samuel L. Jackson explores the continued peril America faces from institutionalized racism. In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next project, Remember This House . The book was to be a revolutionary, personal…

Adult Young Adult School Age Senior Film Screening One Book, One Philadelphia Literacy Movies & Television One Book, One Philadelphia

Yoga for adults!

Thu, January 24, 2019 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

Killer of Sheep: Screening and Seminar

Thu, January 24, 2019 6:30 P.M.
Bryn Mawr Film Institute, 824 W. Lancaster Ave.

This elegiac film captures the frustrations and false starts of poverty, as well as moments of simple joy and transcendence, while following a family struggling to stay afloat and maintain their closeness in the downtrodden Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles. In conjunction with the 7:15 p.m.…

Adult Film Screening Speakers and Lectures One Book, One Philadelphia One Book, One Philadelphia

Volunteer for SCORE Philadelphia-Help Small Business Owners

Fri, January 25, 2019 9:00 A.M.
Northeast Regional Library

Drop in from 9-11 AM to learn how to be a SCORE Volunteer and Counselor. Use your skills and experience to offer advice to help small businesses succeed. You can make a difference! Free. To register,  visit   

Adult Senior Business Business & Economics
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