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Pen Calligraphy Workshops by Chinatown Calligraphy Club

Fri, August 10, 2018 3:00 P.M.
Independence Library

During the summer, pen calligraphy workshops will be offered for those  who want to learn the basics of writing Chinese characters.  No paint brushes/ink are allowed since we will be meeting on the main floor of the library at the tables in front of the Information Desk. We have…

Adult Young Adult Family Programs

Construction Club

Fri, August 10, 2018 3:30 P.M.
Richmond Library

Build with LEGOs, MagnaTiles, KEVA planks, Straws & Connectors, and more. All ages welcome. Children under seven must be accompanied by an adult.

School Age Preschool Family Programs Children

Read, Baby, Read Storytime

Sat, August 11, 2018 10:30 A.M.
Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library

Read! Sing! Play! For children ages birth to 24 months with caregiver. Help your child learn through stories, songs, and fun activities. Childcares and groups, please call the library to make an appointment. Read, Baby, Read is a series of fun programs for babies, toddlers and their families,…

Toddler Baby Family Programs Children Family

Read, Baby, Read Play Group

Sat, August 11, 2018 11:00 A.M.
Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library

Join us for play time and connecting with other families. Childcares and groups, please call the library to make an appointment. Read, Baby, Read is a series of fun programs for babies, toddlers and their families, using new library spaces and materials to help develop language and…

Toddler Baby Family Programs

Cookbook Club

Sat, August 11, 2018 2:00 P.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

Do you enjoy cooking and sharing meals with friends? Join us one Saturday a month as we explore a new cookbook. We’ll each choose a recipe from the featured cookbook to make and bring for sharing with the group. On August 11, we will be preparing recipes from Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen by…

Adult Health Programs Culinary Literacy Cooking & Nutrition Health

Saturday Games

Sat, August 11, 2018 2:00 P.M.
Northeast Regional Library

Come learn a new game from the library's collection and play with our teen volunteers. For school-age children.

School Age Family Programs Other Great Programs Children Games and Gaming Summer Reading Board Games and Role-Playing

Sensory Storytime

Sat, August 11, 2018 3:00 P.M.
Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library

A sensory friendly story time program for children on the autism spectrum and other special needs kids. Stories, songs, rhymes, music, movement, and lots of fun! For children ages 8 and under & their caregivers. Siblings are welcome. Stay for playtime afterwards.

School Age Preschool Toddler Family Programs Storytimes Children Family

We (Too) Are Philly Poetry Festival

Sat, August 11, 2018 7:00 P.M.
Norris Square Park

Cost: FREE

A summer poetry festival in six parts, inspired by Langston Hughes's poem "I, Too" and featuring poets of color committed to shared creative spaces. Organized by the 2018-2019 Philadelphia Poet Laureate Raquel Salas Rivera and poets Ashley Davis, Kirwyn Sutherland, and Raena…

Adult Author Events Other Great Programs Poetry

Sundays on Stage: Villalobos Brothers

Sun, August 12, 2018 2:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Celebrate the richness of Mexican folk music with the intricate harmonies of jazz and classical music. The Villalobos Brothers deliver an intoxicating brew of brilliance, cadence and virtuosity that awaken the senses and mesmerize the listener. This series is made possible by funding from the…

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

Baby Storytime

Mon, August 13, 2018 11:00 A.M.
Thomas F. Donatucci, Sr. Library

Sing, clap and bounce along to interactive rhymes, stories and songs. For children birth to 18 months and their caregivers. On pleasant days, we will have storytime outside in the library’s garden so please bring a blanket to sit on. *Groups, please call to schedule a separate appointment…

Baby Family Programs Storytimes Family

Board Game Mondays

Mon, August 13, 2018 12:00 P.M.
Richmond Library

Children and teens are welcome to drop in and play board games all day.

School Age Family Programs Children Summer Reading Board Games and Role-Playing

Children's Story Quilt

Mon, August 13, 2018 1:30 P.M.
Walnut Street West

Build a story through patchwork quilting.

School Age Preschool Workshops and Enrichment Quilting

Movie Mondays

Mon, August 13, 2018 2:00 P.M.
Queen Memorial Library

Watch a different movie each week (G or PG), popcorn included!

School Age Film Screening Summer Reading

Read, Baby, Read Play Café

Mon, August 13, 2018 2:00 P.M.
Richmond Library

Join us for play and great conversation for babies, toddlers, and grown-ups alike. Light refreshments will be served. Read, Baby, Read is a series of fun programs for babies, toddlers and their families, using new library spaces and materials to help develop language and literacy. Read, Baby,…

Baby Family Programs Storytimes Summer Reading

Movie Madness

Mon, August 13, 2018 2:00 P.M.
Overbrook Park Library

Join us on Monday afternoons in the summer for a feature film.

Adult Young Adult School Age Film Screening Movies & Television Summer Reading

Anime & Manga Discussion Group for Kids & Teens

Mon, August 13, 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

Read With A Dog!

Mon, August 13, 2018 4:15 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 Summer Reading PAWS Read to a Dog

Let's Speak English | For International Adults

Mon, August 13, 2018 5:30 P.M.
Ramonita G. de Rodriguez Library

Join us for a weekly conversation hour and build your confidence in speaking English. Topics may include: small talk, holidays, customs, and common slang. You can practice speaking English in a casual and relaxed environment without examinations. You will be able to make friends with other…

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

Intelligent by Design Nonfiction Book Group

Mon, August 13, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Independence Library

Do you enjoy reading? We read critically acclaimed nonfiction old and new. All readers welcome.  All meetings are Monday evenings at 6:00 p.m. For additional information, please call 215- 685-1633. For this month, we are reading  The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic and Madness…

Adult Other Great Programs Book Clubs

How I Spent My Summer @ the Movies

Mon, August 13, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Oak Lane Library

Join us for a sports-themed movie the Meeting Room. Stop by and see what this week's selection will be.  Refreshments will be served.  For adults and teens.

Adult Young Adult Film Screening Movies & Television Summer Reading
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