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Book Discussion Group

Thu, December 27, 2018 2:00 P.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

Please join our book discussion group for Adults at the Philadelphia City Institute.  We meet on the last Thursday of every month, at 2:00 p.m. in the meeting room.  For our current title and a copy of the book, please inquire at the Reference Desk. All book discussions will be held in…

Adult Other Great Programs Fiction Book Clubs

T’ai Chi

Thu, December 27, 2018 2:00 P.M.
Fumo Family Library

Based on Chinese soft-style martial arts, modern T’ai Chi is best known as a gentle slow-motion exercise that improves balance, leg strength, relaxation, deep breathing, calmness, focus and alertness. Please wear comfortable clothing. Registration is required. To register, please call…

Adult Other Great Programs Health and Wellness Body, Mind & Spirit Health & Fitness

Chess Club

Thu, December 27, 2018 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

Afterschool Chess Club

Thu, December 27, 2018 4:30 P.M.
Fumo Family Library

Fumo Family Library seeks students in grades K-8 to join our Chess Cub. All skill levels are welcome. Even if you have never played before, we will teach you.

Young Adult School Age Other Great Programs Chess

A Taste of African Heritage

Fri, December 28, 2018 1:00 P.M.
Queen Memorial Library

Our six-week cooking program, A Taste of African Heritage, celebrates the healthy food traditions of the African diaspora. The program introduces participants to the rich cultural history of African heritage foods while providing them the tools they need to adopt this traditional way of eating…

Adult Other Great Programs Culinary Literacy Cooking & Nutrition Health

Don’t skip out! Get wild with Uno at Fumo!

Fri, December 28, 2018 3:00 P.M.
Fumo Family Library

Play Uno with us every Friday, from 3:00 to 4:30 PM. For kids 7-12 years old.  

School Age Other Great Programs Children Games and Gaming

Teen Advisory Council

Fri, December 28, 2018 3:30 P.M.
Nicetown-Tioga Library

Do you want to have a say in what type of programs happen at your library?  Attend a meeting - your opinions matter!  Bring a friend, and your great ideas.  

Young Adult Other Great Programs

Noon Year's Eve

Mon, December 31, 2018 11:30 A.M.
Falls of Schuylkill Library

Let's countdown to 2019 early (before bedtime)!  We'll read a story, have some snacks, and dance into the new year together.  Be sure to wear your party clothes! For ages 2 to 8, along with an adult caregiver.

School Age Preschool Toddler Family Programs Other Great Programs Storytimes Holiday Storytimes

T’ai Chi

Thu, January 3, 2019 2:00 P.M.
Fumo Family Library

Based on Chinese soft-style martial arts, modern T’ai Chi is best known as a gentle slow-motion exercise that improves balance, leg strength, relaxation, deep breathing, calmness, focus and alertness. Please wear comfortable clothing. Registration is required. To register, please call…

Adult Other Great Programs Health and Wellness Body, Mind & Spirit Health & Fitness

Chess Club

Thu, January 3, 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

A Taste of African Heritage

Fri, January 4, 2019 1:00 P.M.
Queen Memorial Library

Our six-week cooking program, A Taste of African Heritage, celebrates the healthy food traditions of the African diaspora. The program introduces participants to the rich cultural history of African heritage foods while providing them the tools they need to adopt this traditional way of eating…

Adult Other Great Programs Culinary Literacy Cooking & Nutrition Health

Hands-On Tour at The Rosenbach: 19th Century Gay Lives, or, Love Revealed

Fri, January 4, 2019 3:00 P.M.
The Rosenbach | 2008 Delancey Place, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Bold, cautious, resolved, ambivalent, and sometimes all of the above, gay men of the 19th century strove for authentic identities in art, literature, and love.  In this Hands-on Tour, we’ll look at the rise and fall of Oscar Wilde, follow John Addington Symonds path from…

Adult Other Great Programs Rosenbach Museum & Library

Good Morning Yoga

Sat, January 5, 2019 10:30 A.M.
Kingsessing Library

A yoga class for people of all skill levels and abilities, made possible by the generous support of Studio 34. Mats are available, or you can bring your own. Must be 16 or older. 

Adult Other Great Programs Yoga

Shakespeare Free Read-Aloud Group: The Winter’s Tale

Sat, January 5, 2019 1:00 P.M.
The Rosenbach | 2008 Delancey Place, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Reading Shakespeare’s plays aloud offers not only a communal way to enjoy these great works but also promotes a deeper understanding of Shakespeare’s poetry and wordplay. No acting experience is required to participate — just bring a copy of the play we’re…

Adult Other Great Programs Rosenbach Museum & Library

Read With A Dog!

Mon, January 7, 2019 4:15 P.M.
Falls of Schuylkill Library

School age kids - ages  6 to 12 - are invited to come read independently with Wally, 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.

School Age Other Great Programs PAWS Read to a Dog

Winter Storytime

Tue, January 8, 2019 10:30 A.M.
Lovett Memorial Library

Join Ms. Dana for stories, songs and silliness.  Recommended for ages 2 and up, and their parents and caregivers.

Preschool Toddler Other Great Programs Storytimes

Senior Housing Assistance Repair Program

Wed, January 9, 2019 1:00 P.M.
Fumo Family Library

Are you a homeowner 60 years and older? This informational session, presented by The Philadelphia Corporation for Aging, offers a program that makes minor repairs in homes owned by residents 60 and older. 

Senior Other Great Programs Seniors

In Conversation With The Rosenbach Mini-Series: The Legacy of the Thirteenth Amendment, with Michele Norris

Wed, January 9, 2019 6:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Michele Norris is a Peabody Award-winning journalist, founder of The Race Card Project and Executive Director of The Bridge, The Aspen Institute’s new program on race, identity, connectivity and inclusion. For more than a decade Norris served as a host of NPR’s “All…

Adult Other Great Programs Speakers and Lectures Rosenbach Museum & Library

Concert | The Eric McGarry Quartet

Wed, January 9, 2019 6:30 P.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

Eric McGarry (guitarist/composer), will be performing a program consisting of his original compositions . While being rooted in the jazz tradition, Eric’s writing contains a modern approach. His music strives to be authentic of himself, while creating a genuine connection with the…

Adult Other Great Programs Music

T’ai Chi

Thu, January 10, 2019 2:00 P.M.
Fumo Family Library

Based on Chinese soft-style martial arts, modern T’ai Chi is best known as a gentle slow-motion exercise that improves balance, leg strength, relaxation, deep breathing, calmness, focus and alertness. Please wear comfortable clothing. Registration is required. To register, please call…

Adult Other Great Programs Health and Wellness Body, Mind & Spirit Health & Fitness
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