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Monthly Movie Special

Thu, October 25, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Cecil B. Moore Library

Watch a family-friendly  movie and enjoy popcorn each month. Early arrivers will get the chance to vote on which film we watch!

School Age Film Screening Family Programs Children Family Movies & Television

Pumpkin Painting Party

Thu, October 25, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Richmond Library

Join us for spooky stories and activities, then paint your own pumpkin to take home! For children and families. Space may be limited. Pick up a ticket in the children’s section at 3:00 p.m.

School Age Family Programs Holiday Storytimes

This Is What Democracy Reads Like: A Conversation with Wilson Goode

Thu, October 25, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Kingsessing Library

Join a conversation with the Honorable W. Wilson Goode, former mayor of Philadelphia, about his new book  Black Voters Mattered: A Philadelphia Story . Dr. Goode will talk about how essential voting and elections are to our communities. Learn the history of an era of…

Adult Young Adult School Age Speakers and Lectures African American Literature Philadelphia Philadelphia History Politics Midterms Matter

Quest Film Screening

Fri, October 26, 2018 1:00 P.M.
Queen Memorial Library

Called "A portrait of an American Family,"  Quest  is an intimate, moving documentary that captures ten years in the life of a North Philadelphia family. This screening is part of the Free Library's #midtermsmatter program series, which are…

Adult Young Adult School Age Film Screening Midterms Matter

SmART Readers

Fri, October 26, 2018 3:00 P.M.
Lawncrest Library

Students ages 7-12 can join us for an exciting visual art and literacy program! A visiting artist will engage students in fun art making experiences tied to literacy skills. Space is limited and registration is encouraged! See the Children's Librarian for more information and to register.…

School Age Family Programs Children

Friday Gaming

Fri, October 26, 2018 3:30 P.M.
Cecil B. Moore Library

Enjoy a selection of board games, card games, and Wii games after school every Friday. Intended for school-age children through teens. Day care groups must call to schedule a separate appointment.

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

LEGO Club

Fri, October 26, 2018 3:45 P.M.
Andorra Library

Can't keep your hands out of a tub of LEGOs?  We can't either. Do you dream of building something amazing with LEGOs?  We do too! If this is you, come join us!  Work on the building assignment, check out a project in one of our many LEGO books, or let your imagination soar…

School Age Other Great Programs LEGO

A Mile in My Shoes Book Club

Sat, October 27, 2018 12:00 P.M.
Fox Chase Library

This book club will start a discussion and build understanding of people living in our world but experiencing this world very differently than we do. Through this book club, we will read stories that take on some tough topics about subjects kids have probably encountered, but might want to…

School Age Discussion and Participation Children Book Clubs

PAWS Read to a Dog

Sat, October 27, 2018 1:00 P.M.
Lillian Marrero Library

Read aloud to a trained therapy dog! Reading to a dog takes the pressure off and makes reading a positive experience.  Los niños tendrán la oportunidad de leer junto con un perro de terapia entrenado. Leer con un perro le quita la presión al niño y hace que la…

School Age Family Programs Children Family PAWS Read to a Dog

Halloween Bash

Sat, October 27, 2018 1:00 P.M.
Logan Library

Come celebrate Halloween at Philadelphia's most haunted library! Be lead on a Spooky Specter Story Walk, zap some zombies with Nuclear Nerf Balls, and view a terrifically terrifying twist to Thriller. Taste some deliciously creepy refreshments.  Fun for all ages - from 1:00 to 4:00…

Young Adult School Age Preschool Other Great Programs Children

Minecraft Club!

Sat, October 27, 2018 2:00 P.M.
Fumo Family Library

Minecraft and More is an inclusive, bully-free, and sensory-friendly club for kids who enjoy games of all kinds. Minecraft, Fortnite, Roblox, Mario Kart, Super Smash Brothers, Settlers of Catan, Munchkin, Dungeons and Dragons, and more! Attendance is free, and pre-registration is not required.…

School Age Family Programs Children Minecraft

Sundays on Stage: Keepers of the Culture

Sun, October 28, 2018 2:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

The rich legacy of the African Oral Tradition has been preserved in the stories told among the African American communities that survived and thrive in Philadelphia.  Come hear this rich tapestry of tales told by members of Keepers of the Culture. Montgomery Auditorium Doors open at 1:30…

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

Halloween Party

Mon, October 29, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Blanche A. Nixon/Cobbs Creek Library

Join us for spooky tales, games, and food! 

School Age Preschool Toddler Family Programs Storytimes Holiday Storytimes

Read With A Dog!

Mon, October 29, 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.  Groups cannot be accommodated at this program.

School Age Other Great Programs Summer Reading PAWS Read to a Dog

SmART Readers

Mon, October 29, 2018 4:30 P.M.
Torresdale Library

Students ages 7-12 can join us for an exciting visual art and literacy program! A visiting artist will engage students in fun art making experiences tied to literacy skills. Space is limited and registration is encouraged! See the Children's Librarian for more information and to register.…

School Age Family Programs Children

This Is What Democracy Reads Like: A Conversation with Wilson Goode

Mon, October 29, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Wynnefield Library

Join a conversation with the Honorable W. Wilson Goode, former mayor of Philadelphia, about his new book  Black Voters Mattered: A Philadelphia Story . Dr. Goode will talk about how essential voting and elections are to our communities. Learn the history of an era of…

Adult Young Adult School Age Speakers and Lectures African American Literature Philadelphia Philadelphia History Politics Midterms Matter

Scary Story Festival

Mon, October 29, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Fox Chase Library

Come spin your spookiest tale at the library! Storytellers of all ages welcome. You can tell your own original story, or share your favorite folk tale or written work. We're dying to hear what you have to share! For information, please call 215-685-0547. 

Adult Young Adult School Age Senior Other Great Programs Holiday Storytimes

Preschool Costume Parade and Storytime

Tue, October 30, 2018 10:00 A.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

Join Miss Liz at the goat statue in Rittenhouse Square for a costume parade through the square, followed by storytime in the library.  In case of bad weather, we will meet in the library. Please email Liz at heidemane@freelibrary.org with any questions. We look forward to seeing you!…

School Age Preschool Family Programs Storytimes Children Family Holiday Storytimes

Young Authors' Club

Tue, October 30, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Children's Department at Parkway Central Library

Practice creative writing. Build storytelling skills. Play goofy games. Collaborate on an original story, and hear your writing read aloud. 4pm-5pm in the Story Hour Room, intended for school age children.   Parkway Central Library Children's Department Ground Floor, 1901 Vine Street,…

School Age LEAP Children Literacy

Local Author: Shawn Fulton

Tue, October 30, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Logan Library

Meet local author Shawn Fulton!  She wrote two children's books - Mom Can I Go? and Mom Can I Help?  in the "Adventures with Daquan and Nasir" series.

Adult School Age Preschool Speakers and Lectures
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