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The Picture Book Masterclass: A Six-Month Intensive Workshop (Part II)

Sat, July 14, 2018 9:30 A.M.
Children's Literature Research Collection at Parkway Central Library

“The Picture Book Masterclass” is an intensive mentoring program for intermediate to advanced illustrators who wish to develop their manuscript into a submission-ready dummy in six months. This Workshop series is divided into three full-day sessions.  The faculty for the…

Adult Senior Career Workshops Workshops and Enrichment Art Education Book Arts

Sundays on Stage: Magic by Poly

Sun, July 15, 2018 2:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Everyone is invited to this fun filled magic program. Poly’s performance includes a dazzling display of illusions, comedy, live animals, music, and lots of audience participation! This series is made possible by funding from the Philadelphia City Institute Board of Managers. Montgomery…

Adult Young Adult School Age Preschool Toddler Senior Baby Family Programs Live Performances Sundays on Stage Children Family Performing Arts

Movie Madness

Mon, July 16, 2018 12:00 P.M.
Lawncrest Library

Family friendly films for viewers of all ages! 

Adult Young Adult School Age Film Screening Family Programs Family Movies & Television Summer Reading

Movie Madness

Mon, July 16, 2018 2:00 P.M.
Overbrook Park Library

Join us on Monday afternoons in the summer for a feature film.

Adult Young Adult School Age Film Screening Movies & Television Summer Reading

Anime, Manga & Gaming Meetup for Adults and Older Teens

Mon, July 16, 2018 5:30 P.M.
Ramonita G. de Rodriguez Library

Adults and teens 16 and up are invited to meet up for ongoing screenings, conversation and gaming sessions! Bring your love for different series and get to know new titles. For more information, contact Sara Palmer, Librarian, at 215-686-1768 or

Adult Young Adult Discussion and Participation Film Screening Movies & Television Anime & Manga

African American Interest Book Discussion

Mon, July 16, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Philbrick Hall at Parkway Central Library

Join us as we discuss We're Going to Need More Wine: stories that are funny, complicated and true   by Gabrielle Union . The discussion will be held in Room 405. For more information or to RSVP by 6/29/18, contact Lisa Hardy at or 215-686-5320. Light refreshments…

Adult Discussion and Participation African American Book Clubs

Intelligent by Design Nonfiction Book Group

Mon, July 16, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Independence Library

Do you enjoy reading? We read critically acclaimed nonfiction old and new. All readers welcome.  All meetings are Monday evenings at 6:00 p.m. For additional information, please call 215- 685-1633. For this month, we are reading  Lawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly &…

Adult Other Great Programs Book Clubs

Health Mondays | Eating Healthy on a Budget?

Mon, July 16, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Fumo Family Library

Tips and suggestions on eating healthy while saving money.

Adult Health Programs Cooking & Nutrition Health

How I Spent My Summer @ the Movies

Mon, July 16, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Oak Lane Library

Join us for a sports-themed movie the Meeting Room. Stop by and see what this week's selection will be.  Refreshments will be served.  For adults and teens.

Adult Young Adult Film Screening Movies & Television Summer Reading


Mon, July 16, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Charles Santore Library

Yoga with a certified instructor. Whether you’re new to yoga or a seasoned practitioner, you’re welcome to join us!

Adult Young Adult Health Programs Body, Mind & Spirit Yoga

The Grid & the River: Philadelphia's Green Places, 1682-1876

Mon, July 16, 2018 7:00 P.M.
Social Science and History Department at Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

Please join us as distinguished author and scholar, Dr. Elizabeth Milroy , discusses her latest work, "The Grid and the River: Philadelphia's Green Places" which was released in 2016 to wide critical acclaim.  It was there that Dr. Milroy provided a fresh…

Adult Young Adult Senior Author Events Author Events Philadelphia Philadelphia History Social Science History

Nonprofit Legal Clinic

Tue, July 17, 2018 10:00 A.M.
Regional Foundation Center at Parkway Central Library

Attend this  PhillyVIP  legal clinic to ask an attorney about corporate governance issues, trademarks and logos, employees and consultants, contracts and other nonprofit legal issues. Attorneys will walk clients through PhillyVIP/LawWorks' Nonprofit Legal Assessment Checklist…

Adult Discussion and Participation Other Great Programs Workshops and Enrichment RFC Program Calendar Nonprofit

Laptop Lab: Email Basics

Tue, July 17, 2018 12:00 P.M.
Frankford Library

Learn to use e-mail and set up your own free account, utilize our new laptops for extended time.

Adult Computer Classes Computers Technology

WURD Radio's Summer of Freedom Tour Returns to the Free Library!

Wed, July 18, 2018 10:00 A.M.
West Oak Lane Library

Join WURD host Stephanie Renee from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for a LIVE radio broadcast from your neighborhood library!

Adult Young Adult Senior Live Performances Community Events African American

Computer Basics

Wed, July 18, 2018 11:00 A.M.
General Information Department at Parkway Central Library

For users with no previous computer experience learn to use the mouse, search the internet, and sign up for email.

Adult Computer Classes Computers

Adventures in Virtual Reality! (13+)

Wed, July 18, 2018 1:00 P.M.
Queen Memorial Library

Demo cutting edge virtual reality technology – the Oculus Rift – in a drop-in session guided by library staff. Board the International Space Station, get up close and personal with wildlife, travel the globe instantly, and more!

Adult Young Adult Other Great Programs Summer Reading

Let’s Speak English! | For International Adults

Wed, July 18, 2018 5:00 P.M.
Independence Library

Join us for a weekly conversation hour and build your confidence in speaking English. Topics may include: small talk, holidays, customs, and common slang. You can practice speaking English in a casual and relaxed environment without examinations. You will be able to make friends with other…

Adult New Americans New Americans ESL

Craft & Chat

Wed, July 18, 2018 5:30 P.M.
Ramonita G. de Rodriguez Library

Do you crochet, knit, cross-stitch, or do other kinds of handwork? Are you learning a new kind of craft? Please join our weekly Craft & Chat at the Rodriguez Library! Bring ongoing projects or start a new one. Limited supplies of certain materials are available.   For more information,…

Adult Young Adult Arts and Crafts Programs Crafts & Hobbies Crochet Knitting
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