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Get on the Bus!

Thu, February 28, 2019 10:30 A.M.
Lovett Memorial Library

Children will read Last Stop on Market Street , discuss their own bus experiences, and create 3D paper buses to drive along a large map of Philadelphia bus routes.  

Young Adult School Age Toddler Arts and Crafts Programs Family Programs One Book, One Philadelphia Art Family Literature One Book, One Philadelphia

Artsy Thursday

Thu, February 28, 2019 3:00 P.M.
Widener Library

Explore using various mediums and materials to create art. Paint, draw, sew, or just experiment for fun. 

Young Adult School Age LEAP Art arts & crafts

A Free Tour of Philadelphia: The Changing City Exhibition

Thu, February 28, 2019 3:00 P.M.
Rare Book Department at Parkway Central Library

Come and learn about our city’s exciting, dynamic, and often forgotten history with a guided tour of Philadelphia: The Changing City exhibition. The tour will be led by an exhibition curator in the Dietrich Gallery in the Rare Book Department , which is located on the third floor of the…

Adult Young Adult School Age Other Great Programs African American Art Digital Collections Education Family Free Library of Philadelphia Programs & Services Health & Fitness Philadelphia History Rare Books, Manuscripts, & Digital Collections Special Collections Teens History printmaking architecture Changing City

Minecraft community

Thu, February 28, 2019 3:00 P.M.
Kensington Library

Come join our Minecraft community at the Kensington library!  We host a Minecraft session in the computer lab every Thursday from 3-5:30 p.m., where we build everything from farms and villages to swank modern homes. We have our own Minecraft Realm, a persistent server which allows us all to…

School Age Family Programs LEAP Children Computers Education Family Free Library of Philadelphia Games and Gaming Makers & Makerspaces Technology Teens Minecraft Video Games

Sight Word Game Day

Thu, February 28, 2019 3:00 P.M.
Walnut Street West

Game play can be a fun and exciting way to practice reading skills and sight word recognition. Each week Miss Echo will provide games for beginner readers to play that will improve fluency, pronunciation, and confidence in early readers. This activity is suggested for Pre-K through 3rd grade.

School Age Preschool Other Great Programs Literacy

Essay Contest Program

Thu, February 28, 2019 3:30 P.M.
Wynnefield Library

Enjoy presentations by students in grades K-12 wo will share their essays that begin with the phrase " I want to soar like..."

School Age Preschool Family Programs Children Free Library of Philadelphia Programs & Services Literature Teens

Thursday Crafternoon!

Thu, February 28, 2019 4:00 P.M.
Children's Department at Parkway Central Library

Join us for a short storytime and craft activity!  4 p.m. in the Story Hour Room.  Free.   Parkway Central Library Children's Department Ground Floor, 1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103 215.686.5369 ***Programs are subject to change*** Find us on…

School Age Preschool Family Programs Art Children arts & crafts

Honoring Sculptor Kara Walker

Thu, February 28, 2019 4:00 P.M.
Widener Library

School-age participants will make various sculptures using glue, hair conditioner, and shaving cream.      

School Age LEAP Family Programs Black History Month African American Children Education Family Free Library of Philadelphia Makers & Makerspaces Teens arts & crafts

Guitar Lessons for Children

Thu, February 28, 2019 4:00 P.M.
Walnut Street West

Interested in learning to play the guitar? Looking for tips, or even just a place to practice? We welcome the Penn Music Department, as they will be helping teach students and other young people how to play the guitar. For more information, please ask at the reference desk on the second floor.…

School Age Other Great Programs Music Performing Arts

Chess Club

Thu, February 28, 2019 4:00 P.M.
South Philadelphia Library

Learn to play chess or improve your game! Students of all ages, and all levels welcome.  Register with Prashant at GhoksheP@freelibrary.org.  

Young Adult School Age Other Great Programs Chess

Black History Month Quizzo

Thu, February 28, 2019 4:30 P.M.
Haddington Library

Join us for Black History Month Quizzo. Snacks and prizes provided!

Young Adult School Age Black History Month African American

Game Time

Thu, February 28, 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

Yoga and Mindfulness for Kids

Thu, February 28, 2019 4:45 P.M.
Andorra Library

Join us every Thursday for yoga and mindfulness.  Please plan to wear comfortable, flexible clothing and bring a yoga mat if you have one (mats may be available for kids that do not have thier own).  Please arrive 5 minutes early to sign up for LEAP.  For kids in K-12 only (no…

School Age LEAP Other Great Programs Yoga

Creative Crochet with Ms. Traci

Thu, February 28, 2019 5:30 P.M.
Paschalville Library

Join Ms. Traci for Creative Crochet! Beginners are welcome!

Young Adult School Age Arts and Crafts Programs Art Crafts & Hobbies Crochet Knitting

LEGO Club

Fri, March 1, 2019 3:30 P.M.
Greater Olney Library

You bring your imagination; we supply the LEGOs. Program is for school age children, ages 7 and up. 

School Age Arts and Crafts Programs Children LEGO

Friday Games and Puzzles

Fri, March 1, 2019 3:30 P.M.
Cecil B. Moore Library

Enjoy a selection of games, puzzles, and Wii games after school every Friday. Ages 7 and up. Programs subject to change. Day care groups and schools must call ahead to schedule an appointment.

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

Monument City

Sat, March 2, 2019 10:30 A.M.
Falls of Schuylkill Library

Check out  Last Stop on Market Street , talk about landmarks in our neighborhood, and create your own dedication to a landmark around you.  This self-guided program will be available from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m, in the children's area.  

School Age Other Great Programs One Book, One Philadelphia One Book, One Philadelphia Philadelphia

PAWS Read to a Dog

Sat, March 2, 2019 11:00 A.M.
Overbrook Park Library

Read aloud to a trained therapy dog! Reading to a dog takes the pressure off and makes reading a positive experience.   

School Age Family Programs Children Family PAWS Read to a Dog
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