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Make Some Noise! A Sing-Along for Toddlers

Tue, January 23, 2018 10:30 A.M.
Fishtown Community 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 Family Programs One Book, One Philadelphia Children One Book, One Philadelphia

Social Justice Read Aloud

Tue, January 23, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Cecil B. Moore Library

Practice your reading skills and explore the library’s books with Miss Kayla. We will feature books and stories that showcase and reflect current social issues. All readers are welcome to listen, read aloud, and participate in group discussions. This program is intended for children ages 8…

School Age Discussion and Participation Social Justice

Maker Fashion Workshops

Wed, January 24, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Logan Library

Are you a fashion-loving kid?  Do you like to sew, or would you like to learn how?  Join us for a series of workshops where we will make our own dress to show off. You will learn about fabric, color, textures,sewing and the fashion industry.  We'll supply the supplies, you…

Young Adult School Age Other Great Programs Art

Wii Wednesdays

Wed, January 24, 2018 4:30 P.M.
Frankford Library

Come play your favorite Wii games with Mr. Vince on the fourth Wednesday of the month.  For teens and school-aged kids.

Young Adult School Age Other Great Programs Games and Gaming Video Games

PAWS for Reading—Read with Sophie!

Wed, January 24, 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

It’s Storytime!

Fri, January 26, 2018 11:00 A.M.
Queen Memorial Library

Young children and their caregivers are invited for weekly storytime. Join us as we read, sing, dance and learn together! Older siblings are always welcome.  

School Age Family Programs Storytimes Children

Friday Builders

Fri, January 26, 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

Stories Come Alive in Clay: Sculptures Inspired by This Is the Rope

Sat, January 27, 2018 10:00 A.M.
The Clay Studio, 139 N. 2nd St.

Families are invited to explore Jacqueline Woodson's children's book,  This Is the Rope,  through a hands-on clay project. Pre-registration is required. For more details, including special prices for members, please contact shannon@theclaystudio.org or…

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

Matt de la Peña and Loren Long | Love

Sat, January 27, 2018 1:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

In this heartfelt celebration of love, Newbery Medal-winning author Matt de la Peña and bestselling illustrator Loren Long depict the many ways we experience this universal bond, which carries us from the day we are born throughout the years of our childhood and beyond. With a lyrical…

School Age Preschool Author Events Family Programs Speakers and Lectures Author Events - Free Series Author Events Children Family Fiction Literature

Miniature Pocket Album Workshop

Sat, January 27, 2018 1:00 P.M.
Andorra Library

A miniature book is a book smaller than 3 inches in size. These tiny books have been worn and carried in pockets for hundreds of years. In this workshop children will make miniature pocket albums using traditional book binding techniques. All supplies will be provided. Big and Small, Books For…

School Age Arts and Crafts Programs Workshops and Enrichment Children arts & crafts Book Arts Big and Small, Books for All

Board Game Bonanza!

Sat, January 27, 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

Sundays on Stage: Soul Steps

Sun, January 28, 2018 2:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Enjoy the engaging, high-energy step choreography which started among African-American fraternities and sororities as a means of unity and self-expression, and has deep roots in the migrant labor culture of South African gold mines. This series is made possible by funding from the Philadelphia…

Adult Young Adult School Age Preschool Toddler Senior Family Programs Live Performances Sundays on Stage Children Family Music

Big and Small, Books For All | Miniature Albums

Mon, January 29, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Blanche A. Nixon/Cobbs Creek Library

A miniature book is a book smaller than 3 inches in size. These tiny books have have been worn and carried in pockets for hundreds of years. In this workshop, children will make a miniature album using traditional book binding techniques. All supplies will be provided. Big and Small, Books For…

Young Adult School Age Other Great Programs Children Crafts & Hobbies Family Special Collections Book Arts Big and Small, Books for All

Read With A Dog!

Mon, January 29, 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

Warm Winter Tales for Cozy Storytimes

Tue, January 30, 2018 10:30 A.M.
Independence Library

Let’s share new picture books and classic stories, cheery sing-alongs, movement activities, and adorable “make and take” crafts! You can apply for your child’s very first library card!! For children ages 1 to 4 yrs. with parent/caretaker. Childcare groups : please arrange…

School Age Family Programs Storytimes Children

Maker Fashion Workshops

Wed, January 31, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Logan Library

Are you a fashion-loving kid?  Do you like to sew, or would you like to learn how?  Join us for a series of workshops where we will make our own dress to show off. You will learn about fabric, color, textures,sewing and the fashion industry.  We'll supply the supplies, you…

Young Adult School Age Other Great Programs Art

Family Game Night

Wed, January 31, 2018 5:00 P.M.
Lillian Marrero Library

Enjoy some of your favorite board games such as UNO, Scrabble, or Connect 4 with your family. Light snacks provided.

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

Construction Club

Thu, February 1, 2018 10:00 A.M.
Fumo Family Library

Children aged eight and younger, accompanied by a caregiver, are invited to join us as we build with wooden blocks, magnetic tiles, Lincoln Logs, Mega Bloks, and more, with people, animals, and vehicles to inhabit their creations! In addition to being a lot of fun, construction play supports the…

School Age Preschool Family Programs Children

Big and Small, Books For All | Miniature Albums

Thu, February 1, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Whitman Library

A miniature book is a book smaller than 3 inches in size. These tiny books have been worn and carried in pockets for hundreds of years. In this workshop, children will make a miniature album using traditional book binding techniques. All supplies will be provided. Big and Small, Books For All…

Young Adult School Age Other Great Programs Arts and Crafts Programs Children Family Special Collections Book Arts Big and Small, Books for All

Make Some Noise! A Sing-Along for Toddlers

Fri, February 2, 2018 10:30 A.M.
Lawncrest 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
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