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ESL Conversation Group

Mon, April 30, 2018 1:00 P.M.
Charles Santore Library

This group is a great way to practice speaking everyday English. ALL are welcome.

Adult New Americans New Americans ESL

Open Computer Lab

Mon, April 30, 2018 3:30 P.M.
South Philadelphia Library

Use a computer for up to 2 hours. Assistance from library staff is available.  

Adult Computer Classes Career Workshops Computers

Maker Monday

Mon, April 30, 2018 3:30 P.M.
Teen Center at Parkway Central Library

The Teen Center is home to numerous arts and craft supplies which teens can use on Monday afternoons to create take home projects. Join us for freeform activities and pre-determined crafts. 

Young Adult Arts and Crafts Programs Art Comics & Graphic Novels Crafts & Hobbies Teens arts & crafts

Wooden Block Party

Mon, April 30, 2018 3:30 P.M.
Walnut Street West

Join us to play with wooden blocks in the library. Children ages 3 to 6 and their caregivers are encouraged to imagine, build, and create!

Preschool Toddler Family Programs Children Literacy Mathematics STEM Wooden Block Party

Exhibition - Backyard Birding

Now through Mon, April 30, 2018 3:57 P.M.
Children's Literature Research Collection at Parkway Central Library

Spring heralds in warmer weather, fresh flowers, and the return of certain species of birds.  Take a look outside.  What birds do you see around your neighborhood?  The pieces in this show feature items that include birds commonly found throughout Pennsylvania.  Original…

Adult Young Adult School Age Senior Exhibitions Children Environment & Nature Rare Books, Manuscripts, & Digital Collections Animals and Nature children's literature

Tail Waggin' Tutor

Mon, April 30, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Lovett Memorial Library

School age kids are invited to read a story with Lexie, a certified therapy dog!  We know that kids can gain confidence by reading out loud in a judgement-free zone.  And dogs love to hear stories.  Space may be limited.

School Age Other Great Programs PAWS Read to a Dog

Software Programming for Kids

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

Join EPAM e-Kids - Software Programming Classes for Kids! EPAM Systems joins the Free Library to host software programming classes for children from 8 - 12 years old! The classes will introduce coding and programming, and will use Scratch, a drag-and-drop coding platform created in partnership…

School Age Computer Classes Family Programs Children Computers Education Games and Gaming Technology

Capoeira for Teens

Mon, April 30, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Lovett Memorial Library

Learn about the instruments, music, moves and more as we experience Capoeira.  This is a Brazilian martial art form that was invented by slaves to disguise fighting with dance.  Wear comfortable long pants, and a t-shirt.

Young Adult Other Great Programs Performing Arts dance

LEAP | Get Moving Mondays

Mon, April 30, 2018 4:30 P.M.
Thomas F. Donatucci, Sr. Library

Start your week with Mario Kart, Wii Play, Wii Sports, yoga, and more! This program is part of LEAP (Literacy Enrichment Afterschool Program) that provides homework help and literacy activities offered for grades K-12 while school is in session.

Young Adult LEAP Games and Gaming Sports & Recreation

Read With A Dog!

Mon, April 30, 2018 4:30 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.

School Age Other Great Programs PAWS Read to a Dog

Board Games

Mon, April 30, 2018 5:00 P.M.
Whitman Library

You can play Scrabble, Chess, Monopoly, and other board games.  

Adult Young Adult Other Great Programs Board Games and Role-Playing

English Conversation Group

Mon, April 30, 2018 5:30 P.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

Please join us for a free conversation hour as you build your confidence in speaking English. Topics may involve small talk, holidays and customs, and common slang. Participants will get to practice speaking in a casual environment and meet other international adults. This program will be held…

Adult New Americans New Americans ESL

Good Fiction Book Group

Mon, April 30, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Independence Library

Join us the last Monday of the month from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. We read critically acclaimed fiction, old and new.  No stress. No tests. Just congenial conversation with other fiction lovers.  Please call or email librarian Marianne Banbor to sign up for the book group, and get the title…

Adult Other Great Programs Book Clubs

Read to a therapy dog with PAWS for Reading!

Mon, April 30, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Whitman Library

Bella the French Bulldog will be at Whitman Neighborhood Library on selected Mondays for one-on-one reading sessions. She is a trained therapy dog who provides a judgement free environment and allows children to open up and feel comfortable about reading aloud. This program is geared toward ages…

School Age Family Programs Storytimes Children Pets PAWS Read to a Dog

Cutting the Cord (on Cable TV)

Mon, April 30, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Bustleton Library

Discover TV and movies beyond cable.  Learn about different services and devices that can help you finally cut the cord with cable TV.  It is suggested that you bring along your library card and PIN.  Space may be limited; first come, first served.

Adult Computer Classes Hot Spots Computers

Community Meeting with 12th District Community Officers

Mon, April 30, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Paschalville Library

Join us for our monthly Police Service Area (PAS) community meeting. This is an opportunity for the community to interact with the police and an opportunity for the police to interact with the community. We are taking a collaborative approach to problems in the community, exchanging…

Adult Young Adult Senior Discussion and Participation

Spinning Yarns

Mon, April 30, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Fumo Family Library

For those who knit and crochet, bring your latest project and enjoy a relaxing, low-key evening of crafting at the library.  All fiber arts are welcome. This program is intended for adults.    

Adult Senior Arts and Crafts Programs arts & crafts

One Book Every Young Child Pajama Storytime

Mon, April 30, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Torresdale Library

Join your children's librarian for a special pajama storytime featuring  My Cousin Momo  by Zachariah Ohora, the 2018 One Book, Every Young Child selection. Wear pajamas and bring your favorite stuffed animal (optional).  This series promotes the importance of…

Preschool Family Programs Storytimes Children Family

Author Talk: Thom Nickels

Mon, April 30, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

Author Thom Nickels will discuss his book Philadelphia Mansions: Stories and Characters behind the Walls. Philadelphia's grand mansions and architectural treasures reflect its iconic status in American history, for each Greek Revival home and Corinthian column tells a compelling story of the…

Adult Speakers and Lectures Fiction Philadelphia Philadelphia History

Pajama Party Storytime

Mon, April 30, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Torresdale Library

Join Miss Ann for a storytime program - great for children ages 2 to 5 years old.  Children (and their accompanying adults) are encouraged to come dressed in pajamas and bring a favorite stuffed toy.  Space may be limited.

Preschool Toddler Family Programs Storytimes Children Family
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