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Guitar Lessons for Children

Thu, November 16, 2017 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.

Young Adult School Age Other Great Programs Music Performing Arts

LEGO Club

Thu, November 16, 2017 4:00 P.M.
Children's Department at Parkway Central Library

LEGO Club: Create with Ms. Melissa For children ages 6-12 in the Parkway Central Children’s Department. Presented as part of the Margaret S. Halloran Family Literacy Programming series

School Age Family Programs Children Education Family LEGO

Builder’s Club

Thu, November 16, 2017 4:30 P.M.
South Philadelphia Library

Join us for some building fun for school aged children. Wooden blocks, legos and more! We can't wait to see what will you construct! 

School Age Family Programs Children

Friday Builders

Fri, November 17, 2017 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

LEGO Club

Fri, November 17, 2017 3:30 P.M.
Walnut Street West

Join other children and teens at our fun weekly Lego Club! Mega-blocks available for smaller children; all materials provided.

School Age Preschool Family Programs Children Family LEGO

Learn About Dental Health with Cavity Busters

Fri, November 17, 2017 4:00 P.M.
Greater Olney Library

Learn all about good dental health and hygiene from Cavity Busters! Attendees will receive a tooth-friendly goodie bag. This program is suitable for school age children. Groups must call 215.685.2845 to register in advance. 

School Age Family Programs Health

My Art, My Voice with Mr. O

Fri, November 17, 2017 4:00 P.M.
Children's Department at Parkway Central Library

Join artist Arthur Ostroff for stories and art.  Free.  Fridays at 4 p,m, Children's Department, Parkway Central Library 1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103 *Programs are subject to change.* For more information, call 215.686.5369

School Age Arts and Crafts Programs Family Programs Art Children Education Family arts & crafts

International Games Day @ Your Library

Sat, November 18, 2017 10:00 A.M.
Philbrick Hall at Parkway Central Library

International Games Week  is an initiative run by volunteers from around the world to reconnect communities through their libraries around the educational, recreational, and social value of all types of games. We will be celebrating with a day of games in the lobby of the Parkway Central…

Adult Young Adult School Age Preschool Senior Community Events Games and Gaming Board Games and Role-Playing

Sweater Knit-Along!

Sat, November 18, 2017 12:00 P.M.
Fumo Family Library

Don’t be intimidated by the idea of knitting sweaters.  Join Jenn and knit Tin Can Knits Flax, a seamless raglan sweater which is knitted in the round.  Basic knitting skills are required, and you will need to supply your own yarn and needles.  Download the pattern for free…

Adult Young Adult School Age Senior Arts and Crafts Programs Knitting

Grand Opening Celebration

Sat, November 18, 2017 12:00 P.M.
Lillian Marrero Library

After undergoing extensive modernization and expansion, Lillian Marrero Library – one of the Free Library’s pilot 21st Century Libraries – will reopen its doors on November 18th. We are so excited to welcome our Library community back home!

Adult Young Adult School Age Preschool Toddler Senior Community Events Family Programs

Social Justice Storytime with ACLU-PA's Young Leadership Outreach Team!

Sat, November 18, 2017 2:00 P.M.
Children's Department at Parkway Central Library

The Parkway Central Library’s Children’s Department welcomes the American Civil Liberties Union’s (ACLU-PA) Young Leadership Outreach Team (YLOT) for a special storytime centering themes of social justice and community engagement.  YLOT is a group of younger individuals…

School Age Preschool Family Programs Storytimes

Minecraft Club

Sat, November 18, 2017 2:00 P.M.
Frankford Library

Come build and play Minecraft with other kids, ages 8 to 12.  Your host will be librarian Mr. Pagán.  We’ll be playing in peaceful mode only!  Call or stop by to sign up.

School Age Family Programs Games and Gaming Minecraft

The Fumo Gaming Club

Sat, November 18, 2017 2:00 P.M.
Fumo Family Library

The Fumo Gaming Club is an inclusive, bully-free, and sensory-friendly club for kids who enjoy games of all kinds. Card Games, Console Games, Board Games, Tablet Games, Roleplaying Games, and more!  Bring a favorite game from home, or use the library's collection. Attendance is free, and…

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

Ants on a Log | Family Concert

Sat, November 18, 2017 2:30 P.M.
Walnut Street West

Ants on a Log is Julie Beth and Anya Rose. The folksy duo write music for children and other childlike people, songfully advocating for positivity, social justice, and silliness! The Ants have been featured on XPN's Kids Corner, at the Philadelphia Folk Fest, and on radio stations around the…

School Age Preschool Toddler Community Events Family Programs Family Music Performing Arts

Becky Birtha | Far Apart, Close in Heart: Being a Family When a Loved One Is Incarcerated.

Sat, November 18, 2017 3:00 P.M.
Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library

Join us for a special visit with Becky Birtha, author of Far Apart, Close in Heart: Being a Family When a Loved One Is Incarcerated.  Her previous children’s picture books are Grandmama’s Pride, which received a Golden Kite Honor, and Lucky Beans, recipient of the Arkansas…

Adult Young Adult School Age Preschool Family Programs Social Justice

Thanksgiving Storytime

Sun, November 19, 2017 2:00 P.M.
Northeast Regional Library

Celebrate Thanksgiving with stories, songs, and activities. Preschool children must be accompanied by an adult. 

School Age Preschool Toddler Family Programs Storytimes Children Family Holiday Storytimes

Maker Jawn

Mon, November 20, 2017 3:00 P.M.
Cecil B. Moore Library

Community members of all ages are welcome to learn new skills, explore various projects, and create. Come and make stuff with us! Children under 6 must be accompanied by a responsible caregiver. Daycare groups and preschools must call to schedule an appointment.

School Age Family Programs Makers & Makerspaces STEM

Turkey Day

Mon, November 20, 2017 4:00 P.M.
Blanche A. Nixon/Cobbs Creek Library

Join us for a Thanksgiving themed story time and snacks. Each child will create their own paper turkey.

School Age Preschool Toddler Family Programs Storytimes Holiday Storytimes

Software Programming for Kids

Mon, November 20, 2017 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

Sensory Storytimes

Mon, November 20, 2017 6:30 P.M.
Torresdale Library

Sensory story times are geared for children ages 10 and under who have a hard time in large groups, are on the autism spectrum, or are sensitive to sensory overload.  Attendees may be on the autistic spectrum, have ADD/ADHD or other conditions.  We will use preschool-level books, songs…

School Age Preschool Family Programs Storytimes Children Family
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