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Blues in Hip Hop for Teens

Wed, February 20, 2019 4:00 P.M.
Cecil B. Moore Library

Listen to samples of early blues, soul, and contemporary hip hop to find common threads and learn to create your own blues-inspired song.

Young Adult School Age Family Programs One Book, One Philadelphia Music One Book, One Philadelphia

Black History Month Inventors Showcase

Wed, February 20, 2019 4:00 P.M.
Blanche A. Nixon/Cobbs Creek Library

Join us for an Inventor Showcase where children will learn about African American inventors and their inventions. 

School Age Black History Month African American Children STEM

Gaming Garage

Wed, February 20, 2019 4:00 P.M.
South Philadelphia Library

Come and get hands on with the Nintendo Switch. Students of all ages can join us for games of Mario Kart, get on their feet with Just Dance 2018, or construct cool toys with Nintendo Labo kits. Drop-in, and no registration required.

School Age Other Great Programs Games and Gaming Video Games

George Washington Carver Peanut Craft

Wed, February 20, 2019 4:30 P.M.
Eastwick Library

Learn about George Washington Carver and make a peanut man out of a real peanut shell in this fun craft.

School Age Preschool Black History Month Family Programs African American

Game Time

Wed, February 20, 2019 4:30 P.M.
Fumo Family Library

Enjoy our large and rotating collection of tabletop games with our friendly LEAP staff.  Marble Games :  Monday, February 4 | Join us as we play a variety of fun and interesting marble games. Rover Play: Wednesdays, February 6, 13, 20 | Come join us in using our new…

School Age Family Programs LEAP Children Games and Gaming Board Games and Role-Playing

Youth Yoga and Mindfulness Workshop

Wed, February 20, 2019 4:30 P.M.
Lillian Marrero Library

We will learn about mindfulness as a practice and simple ways to incorporate it into your everyday life.

School Age Family Programs LEAP Children Education Family Makers & Makerspaces Music Teens Yoga meditation

Urban Medicine Cabinet

Wed, February 20, 2019 5:00 P.M.
Haverford Library

Make and take home first aid ointment, herbal steam, and headache lozenges, while learning about the beneficial properties of specific herbs and flowers, and using a variety of apothecary tools and seasonally fresh grown ingredients from Nyambi Naturals Farm.

Adult Young Adult Health Programs One Book, One Philadelphia Health

Let’s Speak English! | For International Adults

Wed, February 20, 2019 5:00 P.M.
Independence 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 New Americans New Americans ESL

Fantasy Roleplaying Club

Wed, February 20, 2019 5:30 P.M.
Walnut Street West

CALLING ALL BRAVE WARRIORS AND WIZARDS! Are you interested in Dungeons & Dragons? Ever wanted to play a tabletop roleplaying game(RPG)? Unleash your inner-nerd and come play with us! This new group will meet weekly on Wednesday evenings from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. This is a basic introduction to…

Young Adult School Age Other Great Programs Games and Gaming

Kids' Chess Club

Wed, February 20, 2019 5:30 P.M.
Walnut Street West

Join other kids (ages 6-18), to learn and play chess. Wednesdays from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Applications are available upstairs on the Second Floor. Adult volunteers needed!  Contact: wswlibraryfriends@gmail.com. Programming coordinated through The Friends of Walnut Street West Library.

Young Adult School Age Other Great Programs Chess

Social Media

Wed, February 20, 2019 5:45 P.M.
Northeast Regional Library

Learn how to use social networking sites such as Facebook and set up your own Facebook account.  This class is offered on a first come, first served basis. We encourage attendees to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the class to get a registration ticket at the reference desk, in…

Adult Senior Computer Classes Other Great Programs Hot Spots Computers

Read, Baby, Read Walkers and Talkers Pajama Storytime

Wed, February 20, 2019 6:00 P.M.
Richmond Library

Dance, wiggle, and sing along in our fun storytime for young independent movers. All programs are for children ages birth through 24 months and their caregivers. Siblings welcome.  Read, Baby, Read is a series of fun programs for babies, toddlers and their families, using new…

Toddler Baby Family Programs Storytimes Children Family

The Secret Cinema presents: Philadelphia - The Changing City

Wed, February 20, 2019 6:00 P.M.
Art Department at Parkway Central Library

The Free Library of Philadelphia is thrilled to partner with Philadelphia's beloved film screening series, The Secret Cinema , now in its 27th year.  As usual, The Secret Cinema will present selections from their collection shown on 16mm film onto a big screen. This…

Adult Young Adult Senior Film Screening Speakers and Lectures Other Great Programs Philadelphia Philadelphia History History Changing City

Conversational ESL

Wed, February 20, 2019 6:00 P.M.
Walnut Street West

Join our new Conversation Group at the Walnut Street West Library to practice your English language skills in a relaxed and informal setting. 

Adult Young Adult Senior New Americans New Americans ESL

Sit and Stitch

Wed, February 20, 2019 6:00 P.M.
South Philadelphia Library

Join a circle of knitters and crocheters for an informal evening of needlecrafts.  Any skill level welcome, though formal instruction will not be guaranteed. All are welcome!

Adult Family Programs Crafts & Hobbies Crochet arts & crafts

Writing Assistance

Wed, February 20, 2019 6:00 P.M.
Charles Santore Library

Do you want to make your resume stand out, or put the finishing touches on college essay?   Or, maybe you need help filling out forms.  Never fear! Faculty members from the University of Pennsylvania will be on hand to help, on Wednesday evenings.  Drop by!

Adult Young Adult Career Workshops

Knitting and Crocheting Circle

Wed, February 20, 2019 6:00 P.M.
Charles Santore Library

Join us for an informal get together for neighborhood people who knit and crochet. 

Adult Young Adult Senior Arts and Crafts Programs Other Great Programs Crochet Knitting

Business Plan Toolkit

Wed, February 20, 2019 6:00 P.M.
Business Resource and Innovation Center at Parkway Central Library

Learn to use free library resources to research your business plan professionally! Get an introduction to business plans and industry codes Start researching the competition Target your audience by learning to find and use demographic information Gain executive perspective by learning…

Adult Business Databases & Electronic Resources Free Library of Philadelphia Programs & Services Business & Entrepreneurs

The Wagner Free Institute of Science presents Stimulating Molecules: The Biochemistry of Euphoria

Wed, February 20, 2019 6:15 P.M.
Independence Library

Every day, many of us mess with our brains. We drink coffee to wake up, we smoke cigarettes as a break, we eat spicy food to please our palates, and we have a drink to unwind at the end of the day. This course will be  biochemist Professor  Joseph B. Rucker’s  view of how…

Adult Other Great Programs General Research
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