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Book Discussion: Sing, Unburied, Sing

Tue, January 29, 2019 6:00 P.M.
Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library

Sit down at your local library to discuss this year’s One Book, One Philadelphia selection, a novel about family and time.   Reading the book beforehand is not required to join! Free books will be given out on a first-come basis.  

Adult Discussion and Participation Black History Month One Book, One Philadelphia Literature One Book, One Philadelphia

Bridgett M. Davis | The World According to Fannie Davis: My Mother's Life in the Detroit Numbers

Tue, January 29, 2019 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

Bridgett M. Davis is the author of Into the Go-Slow , the acclaimed story of a young woman traveling from Detroit to Nigeria as she mourns the death of her sister, and Shifting Through Neutral , a finalist for the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award. She is a professor of journalism and the writing…

Adult Author Events Black History Month Speakers and Lectures Author Events - Free Series African American Author Events Biography & Autobiography Literature General Research Hearing Loop

Edible Alphabet - Learning English Through Cooking!

Wed, January 30, 2019 11:00 A.M.
Culinary Literacy Center at Parkway Central Library

Adults are invited to this FREE English class.  Each week we read, write, and speak in English--and cook a meal together! Wednesdays 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m  January 30, February 6, February 13, February 20, February 27, March 6 Attendance is preferred at all six…

Adult New Americans Culinary Literacy Cooking & Nutrition New Americans ESL ESL - English as a Second Language

CareerLink Interview and Job Search Strategies Workshop

Wed, January 30, 2019 12:00 P.M.
Northeast Regional Library

Learn about interviews, questions asked and how to answer them in the best way! Learn about job search strategies! Learn how to do a successful job search that will lead to interviews!

Adult Career Workshops Jobs & Job Seekers

Open Computer Lab

Wed, January 30, 2019 12:00 P.M.
Northeast Regional Library

Work on a special project and get one-on-one assistance. Lab is open for 2 hours. This class is offered on a first come, first served basis and space is limited. Register in the lab, by signing the clipboard.

Adult Computer Classes Other Great Programs Hot Spots

ESL (English as a Second Language) Class

Wed, January 30, 2019 12:30 P.M.
Wyoming Library

Mondays and Wednesdays from 12:30 - 3:30 pm. Testing every second Wednesday of the month. *New students must be tested before starting ESL Classes      

Adult New Americans New Americans ESL

ESL Class - Intermediate

Wed, January 30, 2019 12:30 P.M.
Charles Santore Library

This 2 hour long class runs once a week on Wednesdays from mid-January to May. This class is free and registration is not required, however, regular attendance is recommended. Questions?  Call the librarian at 215-686-1766  

Adult New Americans New Americans ESL - English as a Second Language

Intermediate ESL Class

Wed, January 30, 2019 12:30 P.M.
Walnut Street West

PEDAL@GSE ESL Classes are FREE for adults (17 years+); Registration is preferred. REGISTER IN PERSON AT THE LIBRARY. Classes sponsored by the Penn GSE Educational Linguistics Division.

Adult Senior New Americans New Americans ESL

Mindful Moments

Wed, January 30, 2019 1:00 P.M.
Lillian Marrero Library

Whether new or experienced with mindfulness, join us in Mindful Moments! 

Adult Senior Health Programs Body, Mind & Spirit Health

Theater and Storytelling Workshops

Wed, January 30, 2019 4:00 P.M.
Logan Library

Come take part in free theater workshops led by the Wilma Theater's team of professional artists, as part of the theater's Portable Studio!  Meet and work with professional Wilma artists in our library Share stories and ideas.  No prevous acting experience is required. Sessions…

Adult Senior Discussion and Participation Other Great Programs Performing Arts

Let’s Speak English! | For International Adults

Wed, January 30, 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

READYHome Emergency Preparedness Workshop

Wed, January 30, 2019 5:00 P.M.
Queen Memorial Library

What kind of emergency may affect you? What supplies will you need? How do you make an emergency Go Bag? Where will you go if you need to evacuate?

Adult Senior Other Great Programs

Rain Check Workshop

Wed, January 30, 2019 5:30 P.M.
Oak Lane Library

Come to this workshop to learn how you can get a free rain barrel from Philadelphia Water! Reduced pricing for downspout planters, rain gardens, depaving, and permeable pavers will also be offered. PWD’s Rain Check program gives Philadelphia residents an opportunity to reduce pollution…

Adult Senior Other Great Programs Environment & Nature House & Home

Learn to Use Email

Wed, January 30, 2019 5:45 P.M.
Northeast Regional Library

Learn how to use email and create your own Email 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 the Magazines and Newspapers Department.…

Adult Computer Classes Computers

Knitting and Crocheting Circle

Wed, January 30, 2019 6:00 P.M.
Charles Santore Library

Join us for an informal get together for neighborhood people who knit and crochet.  Due to popular demand, this program now meets every week.  Bring a project to work on with us.  

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

Sit and Stitch

Wed, January 30, 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

Conversational ESL

Wed, January 30, 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

Writing Assistance

Wed, January 30, 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

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

Wed, January 30, 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


Wed, January 30, 2019 6:30 P.M.
Fishtown Community 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. Brittany from Roots2Rise will be our instructor.      

Adult Young Adult Health Programs Body, Mind & Spirit Yoga
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