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History of the Book

Tue, July 18, 2017 2:00 P.M.
Oak Lane Library

The Free Library's Traveling Treasures program is a one hour, hands-on exploration of book history.  Participants will be encouraged to touch and feel rare materials as they explore books from around the world, and learn how they have changed ove 5.000 years.  For tweens and up.

Adult Young Adult Other Great Programs Rare Books, Manuscripts, & Digital Collections Summer Reading

E-Gadget Help Desk

Tue, July 18, 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

Drawing and Painting

Tue, July 18, 2017 4:00 P.M.
West Oak Lane Library

Learn drawing and painting skills from one of the best artists in the library!  Each session will focus on a different activity.  We'll provide all the supplies but you are welcome to bring your favorite materials to work with.  Come one time, or all the time.

Adult Young Adult Senior Other Great Programs Art Summer Reading

Craft Circle

Tue, July 18, 2017 6:00 P.M.
Lawncrest Library

Do you knit or crochet? Cross-stitch, quilt or indulge in some other crafty hobby? Bring in your own projects and chat with your fellow artisans while you create. All skill-levels welcome. Limited assistance/instruction may be available.

Adult Arts and Crafts Programs Crafts & Hobbies Summer Reading Crochet Quilting Knitting

ESL Class

Wed, July 19, 2017 12:30 P.M.
Walnut Street West

PEDAL@GSE ESL Classes are FREE for adults (17 years+); Registration is preferred. Novice Class: Mondays from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. & Wednesdays from 12:30p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Intermediate Class: Wednesdays from 3:00 p.m to 5:00 p.m Advanced Class: from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. REGISTER IN…

Adult Senior New Americans New Americans ESL

ESL Class

Wed, July 19, 2017 3:00 P.M.
Walnut Street West

PEDAL@GSE ESL Classes are FREE for adults (17 years+); Registration is preferred. Novice Class: Mondays from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. & Wednesdays from 12:30p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Intermediate Class: Wednesdays from 3:00 p.m to 5:00 p.m Advanced Class: from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. REGISTER IN…

Adult Senior New Americans New Americans ESL

English as a Second Language Class

Wed, July 19, 2017 4:30 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

Let’s Speak English! | For International Adults

Wed, July 19, 2017 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

Fiber Craft Group

Wed, July 19, 2017 6:00 P.M.
Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library

Fiber artists are invited to join us every Wednesday from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  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 Arts and Crafts Programs Art Crafts & Hobbies Crochet Knitting

Sit and Stitch

Wed, July 19, 2017 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

Business Plan Toolkit

Wed, July 19, 2017 6:00 P.M.
Business Resource and Innovation Center at Parkway Central Library

Join BRIC   librarians who will teach you how to use  free  library resources to research your business plan professionally!  This intensive, two hour session will help you: Get an introduction to business plans and industry codes Start researching the competition Target…

Adult Business Business & Entrepreneurs

Just Grow Up! Vertical and Small Container Gardening

Wed, July 19, 2017 6:00 P.M.
Fishtown Community Library

Although the concept is thousands of years old, urban living often creates a need for new and efficient ways to grow vertically.Trellises, tuteurs, caging and wall pockets can be utilized to maximize space. Come learn what’s up in the world of vertical gardening.

Adult Workshops and Enrichment Environment & Nature

Just Grow Up! Vertical and Small Space Gardening

Wed, July 19, 2017 6:00 P.M.
Thomas F. Donatucci, Sr. Library

Although the concept is thousands of years old, urban living often creates a need for new and efficient ways to grow vertically. Trellises, tuteurs, caging and wall pockets can be utilized to maximize space. Come learn what’s up in the world of vertical gardening.

Adult Workshops and Enrichment

Family Book Club

Wed, July 19, 2017 6:00 P.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

Children entering grades 1-3 are invited to participate in our Family Book Club this summer, along with an adult family member of their choice. We will meet on the following Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m. to discuss the featured books, and also write our own stories over the summer, using Chris Van…

Adult School Age Family Programs Children Family Summer Reading Book Clubs

Mystery Author Panel

Wed, July 19, 2017 6:00 P.M.
The Rosenbach

Three Philadelphia-based authors of detective and crime fiction join the Rosenbach for a panel discussion on the craft of writing mysteries. Merry Jones is the author of  the popular Philadelphia-based Zoe Hayes mysteries, including The Nanny Murders , The River Killings , The Deadly…

Adult Young Adult School Age Senior Other Great Programs Literature Philadelphia We the Detectives

Let's Color!

Wed, July 19, 2017 6:30 P.M.
Oak Lane Library

Looking for a simple way to relax for a few minutes... or an hour?  Discover the perfect activity that will not only relax you, but will also bring out your creative side.  We'll have all the supplies you need, but feel free to bring your own favorite coloring materials.  This…

Adult Young Adult Other Great Programs Summer Reading

Yoga for Adults

Wed, July 19, 2017 6:30 P.M.
Whitman Library

An inclusive yoga class for people of all skill levels and abilities. Mats are available, or you can bring your own. Wear something comfortable and come to the library for wellness, stretching, and relaxation.

Adult Family Programs Summer Reading Yoga

Magic in the Ancient World

Wed, July 19, 2017 7:00 P.M.
Education Philosophy and Religion Department at Parkway Central Library

In ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece, and Rome, practitioners of magic exploited symbolic words, images, and rituals to achieve desired outcomes through supernatural means. Using magical acts they attempted to control supernatural powers—gods, demons, spirits, or ghosts—to…

Adult Speakers and Lectures Religion History

WURD's Summer of Freedom Library Tour

Thu, July 20, 2017 10:00 A.M.
Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional 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

Tai Chi for Adults with Darrell Bryant

Thu, July 20, 2017 1:30 P.M.
Oak Lane Library

A healthy and stress relieving break in the middle of your day: Tai Chi for Adults with Darrel Bryant, instructor.

Adult Health Programs Health & Fitness Tai Chi
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