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Read to a Therapy Dog: Linus the Beagle is All Ears

Wed, February 27, 2019 4:00 P.M.
Oak Lane Library

In Sing, Unburied, Sing , Jojo has a strong relationship with animals and is able to communicate with them. Children are invited to connect with Linus the beagle by reading aloud Last Stop on Market Street and other selections.

Young Adult School Age Family Programs One Book, One Philadelphia Family Literature One Book, One Philadelphia Animals and Nature

Get on the Bus!

Wed, February 27, 2019 4:30 P.M.
Lillian Marrero Library

Children will read Last Stop on Market Street , discuss their own bus experiences, and create 3D paper buses to drive along a large map of Philadelphia bus routes.  

Young Adult School Age Toddler Arts and Crafts Programs Family Programs One Book, One Philadelphia Art Family Literature One Book, One Philadelphia

Wii Wednesdays

Wed, February 27, 2019 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

STEAM

Wed, February 27, 2019 4:30 P.M.
Thomas F. Donatucci, Sr. Library

Try your hand at simple circuits, engineering challenges, video games, and slime recipes, oh my!  Math Bingo: Monday, February 11 | Test your math skills while also playing a fun round of Bingo! Magnets: Monday, February 25 | Spend an afternoon learning about magnets, how they work,…

Young Adult School Age LEAP Games and Gaming Science

PAWS for Reading—Read with Sophie!

Wed, February 27, 2019 5:30 P.M.
Ramonita G. de Rodriguez Library

Readers of all ages and stages are invited to read aloud to a well-trained therapy animal in order to improve their reading and communication skills. Since pets don’t correct mistakes, there is no pressure to “perform” and reading becomes a fun, positive, enjoyable experience.…

School Age Family Programs Children Family Literacy PAWS Read to a Dog

Fantasy Roleplaying Club

Wed, February 27, 2019 5:30 P.M.
Walnut Street West

CALLING ALL BRAVE WARRIORS AND WIZARDS! Are you interested in Dungeons & Dragons? Ever wanted to play a tabletop roleplaying game(RPG)? Unleash your inner-nerd and come play with us! This new group will meet weekly on Wednesday evenings from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. This is a basic introduction to…

Young Adult School Age Other Great Programs Games and Gaming

Kids' Chess Club

Wed, February 27, 2019 5:30 P.M.
Walnut Street West

Join other kids (ages 6-18), to learn and play chess. Wednesdays from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Applications are available upstairs on the Second Floor. Adult volunteers needed!  Contact: wswlibraryfriends@gmail.com. Programming coordinated through The Friends of Walnut Street West Library.

Young Adult School Age Other Great Programs Chess

Get on the Bus!

Thu, February 28, 2019 10:30 A.M.
Lovett Memorial Library

Children will read Last Stop on Market Street , discuss their own bus experiences, and create 3D paper buses to drive along a large map of Philadelphia bus routes.  

Young Adult School Age Toddler Arts and Crafts Programs Family Programs One Book, One Philadelphia Art Family Literature One Book, One Philadelphia

Artsy Thursday

Thu, February 28, 2019 3:00 P.M.
Widener Library

Explore using various mediums and materials to create art. Paint, draw, sew, or just experiment for fun. 

Young Adult School Age LEAP Art arts & crafts

A Free Tour of Philadelphia: The Changing City Exhibition

Thu, February 28, 2019 3:00 P.M.
Rare Book Department at Parkway Central Library

Come and learn about our city’s exciting, dynamic, and often forgotten history with a guided tour of Philadelphia: The Changing City exhibition. The tour will be led by an exhibition curator in the Dietrich Gallery in the Rare Book Department , which is located on the third floor of the…

Adult Young Adult School Age Other Great Programs African American Art Digital Collections Education Family Free Library of Philadelphia Programs & Services Health & Fitness Philadelphia History Rare Books, Manuscripts, & Digital Collections Special Collections Teens History printmaking architecture Changing City

Minecraft community

Thu, February 28, 2019 3:00 P.M.
Kensington Library

Come join our Minecraft community at the Kensington library!  We host a Minecraft session in the computer lab every Thursday from 3-5:30 p.m., where we build everything from farms and villages to swank modern homes. We have our own Minecraft Realm, a persistent server which allows us all to…

School Age Family Programs LEAP Children Computers Education Family Free Library of Philadelphia Games and Gaming Makers & Makerspaces Technology Teens Minecraft Video Games

Sight Word Game Day

Thu, February 28, 2019 3:00 P.M.
Walnut Street West

Game play can be a fun and exciting way to practice reading skills and sight word recognition. Each week Miss Echo will provide games for beginner readers to play that will improve fluency, pronunciation, and confidence in early readers. This activity is suggested for Pre-K through 3rd grade.

School Age Preschool Other Great Programs Literacy

Essay Contest Program

Thu, February 28, 2019 3:30 P.M.
Wynnefield Library

Enjoy presentations by students in grades K-12 wo will share their essays that begin with the phrase " I want to soar like..."

School Age Preschool Family Programs Children Free Library of Philadelphia Programs & Services Literature Teens

Thursday Crafternoon!

Thu, February 28, 2019 4:00 P.M.
Children's Department at Parkway Central Library

Join us for a short storytime and craft activity!  4 p.m. in the Story Hour Room.  Free.   Parkway Central Library Children's Department Ground Floor, 1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103 215.686.5369 ***Programs are subject to change*** Find us on…

School Age Preschool Family Programs Art Children arts & crafts

Honoring Sculptor Kara Walker

Thu, February 28, 2019 4:00 P.M.
Widener Library

School-age participants will make various sculptures using glue, hair conditioner, and shaving cream.      

School Age LEAP Family Programs Black History Month African American Children Education Family Free Library of Philadelphia Makers & Makerspaces Teens arts & crafts

Chess Club

Thu, February 28, 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

Guitar Lessons for Children

Thu, February 28, 2019 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.…

School Age Other Great Programs Music Performing Arts

Game Time

Thu, February 28, 2019 4:30 P.M.
Fumo Family Library

Enjoy our large and rotating collection of tabletop games with our friendly LEAP staff.  Marble Games :  Monday, February 4 | Join us as we play a variety of fun and interesting marble games. Rover Play: Wednesdays, February 6, 13, 20 | Come join us in using our new…

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