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Become a Magician

Wed, March 7, 2018 4:30 P.M.
Tacony Library

Join magician Jim MacElroy for this series of fun lessons on how to perform real magic tricks! For kids in grades six through eight. Class size is limited. Please register in advance.

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PAWS for Reading—Read with Sophie!

Wed, March 7, 2018 5:30 P.M.
Ramonita G. de Rodriguez Library

We are delighted to host Library PAWS for Reading, a series of programs of PAWS for People that gives children a chance to read aloud to a well-trained therapy animal in order to improve their reading and communication skills. Since pets don't correct mistakes, the pressure to…

School Age Family Programs Children Family PAWS Read to a Dog

Firefly Jars

Wed, March 7, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Katharine Drexel Library

Brown Girl Dreaming recalls the joy of catching fireflies in a jar. Using craft supplies, create your own beautiful, miniature glow jars that light up the dark.  

Adult Young Adult School Age Arts and Crafts Programs Family Programs One Book, One Philadelphia Crafts & Hobbies One Book, One Philadelphia

Gardening Club

Thu, March 8, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Lillian Marrero Library

Children and Teens can learn gardening skills with a focus of putting in a veggie garden at the branch.

Young Adult School Age Family Programs

Octavius V. Catto: A Legacy for the 21st Century

Thu, March 8, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Wynnefield Library

Interactive workshop for the whole family featuring hands-on activities, examination of primary sources, and a screening of History Making Productions' Octavius V. Catto: A Legacy for the 21st Century followed by a discussion led by local Catto experts. Octavius V. Catto was a 19th…

Adult Young Adult School Age Family Programs African American Family Philadelphia Philadelphia History

Afterschool Chess Club

Thu, March 8, 2018 4:30 P.M.
Fumo Family Library

Join the Fumo Family Library Chess Club.  All skill levels are welcome. Even if you have never played before, we will teach you. 

Young Adult School Age Other Great Programs Chess

Kids Craft Club

Thu, March 8, 2018 4:30 P.M.
South Philadelphia Library

Get crafty every Thursday! Create a different make-and-take craft project every week. 

Young Adult School Age Arts and Crafts Programs LEAP arts & crafts

Make Some Noise! A Sing-Along for Toddlers

Fri, March 9, 2018 10:00 A.M.
Holmesburg Library

Music plays a big role for the children in Jacqueline Woodson’s books. Sing classic children’s songs and add your own twist with shakers and other fun sound-makers.

School Age Preschool Toddler Family Programs One Book, One Philadelphia Children One Book, One Philadelphia

Friday Builders

Fri, March 9, 2018 3:30 P.M.
Cecil B. Moore Library

Come build with us! We’ll use a rotating mix of Legos, Magnatiles, wooden blocks, cups, and more. Primarily intended for children ages 6-12 and their families. Siblings always welcome; soft play materials can be provided for infants and toddlers. Day care groups and preschools must call to…

School Age Family Programs LEGO STEM

Hip Hop Dance Classes

Fri, March 9, 2018 3:30 P.M.
Lillian Marrero Library

Hip Hop fundamentals will be providing free dance classes for students in grades 3rd to 8th.  Please be aware that space is limited and registration is required.  Contact Ms. Tuesday for more information. 

Young Adult School Age Family Programs dance

Music Concepts

Fri, March 9, 2018 3:30 P.M.
Kensington Library

Adults, teens, and children 8 and up can learn about music concepts with Luis Cuevas of ArcoNet.

Adult Young Adult School Age Family Programs Music

LEGO Club

Fri, March 9, 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 Children Education LEGO

DIY with Dominique

Sat, March 10, 2018 12:30 P.M.
Fumo Family Library

We’ll make something new that you can take home with you every time we meet, such as bouncy balls and some fun crafts that the group suggests! For kids in grades K-12.   

Young Adult School Age Arts and Crafts Programs arts & crafts

Minecraft Club

Sat, March 10, 2018 2:00 P.M.
Frankford Library

Come build and play Minecraft with other kids, ages 8 to 12.  Your host will be librarian Mr. Pagán.  We’ll be playing in peaceful mode only!  Call or stop by to sign up.

School Age Family Programs Games and Gaming Minecraft

Kids "Drive-in" Movie

Sat, March 10, 2018 2:00 P.M.
Joseph E. Coleman Northwest Regional Library

Make and decorate your own car, then enjoy a short movie based on a book!  This program is for kids ages 3 to 6 years old.

School Age Preschool Arts and Crafts Programs Film Screening arts & crafts

Philly Then and Now

Sat, March 10, 2018 2:00 P.M.
McPherson Square Library

What did Philadelphia look like in your parent’s generation? What about their parents? And how has the city changed? Explore Philadelphia with pictures, maps, and stories of in the past and today, then make a colorful collage. 

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

The Fumo Gaming Club

Sat, March 10, 2018 2:00 P.M.
Fumo Family Library

The Fumo Gaming Club is an inclusive, bully-free, and sensory-friendly club for kids who enjoy games of all kinds. Card Games, Console Games, Board Games, Tablet Games, Roleplaying Games, and more!  Bring a favorite game from home, or use the library's collection. Attendance is free,…

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

Board Game Bonanza!

Sat, March 10, 2018 2:00 P.M.
Fumo Family Library

Come play at the library! Board games are back and we’ve got games galore for kids, teens and adults.  Learn to play Chess, Checkers, Scrabble, Settlers of Catan, Connect 4, banana grams, Jenga and more.  Bring your friends. You can even bring your own game – new or old,…

Young Adult School Age Other Great Programs Games and Gaming

Builders Club

Sun, March 11, 2018 1:30 P.M.
South Philadelphia Library

We provide blocks, LEGOs, and other building supplies, you bring your imagination! Open to children of all ages.

School Age Preschool Family Programs Children

Craft | Make a Friendship Bracelet

Mon, March 12, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Fumo Family Library

Popular in the U.S. in the 1970s and into the next decade, the fun of making this simple macramé craft has never gone out of style. Make your own for someone special! 

Young Adult School Age Arts and Crafts Programs One Book, One Philadelphia One Book, One Philadelphia
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