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Teen Book Club

Wed, June 20, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Logan Library

Do you love to read and like to talk about what you've read?  We will read two books this summer and participants will receive their own copies to keep.   June 20 & 17, July 11 & 25

Young Adult Discussion and Participation Teens Book Clubs

Snake Party!

Thu, June 21, 2018 2:00 P.M.
Cecil B. Moore Library

Kick off our Summer of Wonder with some slithery fun! Snake expert Scott Prior will bring some of his large collection of favorite live snakes - all harmless!  He'll show us some interesting traits such as shedding skin, snake eggs, and a rattlesnake's rattle.  He will…

Adult Young Adult School Age Preschool Senior Discussion and Participation Summer Reading Animals and Nature

Tween Book Club

Thu, June 21, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

Students ages 10-14 are invited to read and discuss great books with friends and library staff on Thursdays from June 21-July 26. For this month, we are reading: Rebound by Kwame Alexander Registration is required. Please email Liz at heidemane@freelibrary.org  or call 215-685-6621 to…

Young Adult Discussion and Participation

Coffee & Coloring

Fri, June 22, 2018 10:30 A.M.
Whitman Library

Color away your stress and enjoy a beverage with other community members. All coloring supplies, tea, and coffee will be provided.

Adult Family Programs Discussion and Participation Summer Reading

Coffee Klatch

Fri, June 22, 2018 10:30 A.M.
Lawncrest Library

Casual meet-up for adult readers. Enjoy coffee and light snacks as you talk about books, get recommendations, and socialize. 

Adult Senior Discussion and Participation Summer Reading Book Clubs

Discover the Middle East

Fri, June 22, 2018 2:00 P.M.
Torresdale Library

Discover Different Cultures, presented by “The Geography Lady” Alycia Kohler!  The program will include music, folktales, crafting with clay, and ethnic foods. Please arrive early, seating is limited.  Sponsored by the Friends of Torresdale Library. 

School Age Family Programs Discussion and Participation Summer Reading

Philadelphia Reads W.E.B. Du Bois

Sun, June 24, 2018 2:00 P.M.
Social Science and History Department at Parkway Central Library

Discover the power of W.E.B. Du Bois’s ideas and their significance in our time.  This reading group focuses on the “The Souls of Black Folk,” his seminal study of African-American civilization at the turn of the 20th Century.  Led by Du Bois scholar and activist, Dr.…

Adult Young Adult Senior Discussion and Participation African American Philadelphia History Social Science

Snake Party!

Mon, June 25, 2018 3:30 P.M.
Welsh Road Library

Snake expert Scott Prior will bring some of his favorite live snakes so we can get up-close-and-personal with these fascinating creatures.  You will learn about their behaviors and habitats, and have your questions answered.  If you are brave enough, you can pet one!  

Adult Young Adult School Age Preschool Discussion and Participation Summer Reading Animals and Nature

Let's Speak English | For International Adults

Mon, June 25, 2018 5:30 P.M.
Ramonita G. de Rodriguez 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 Discussion and Participation New Americans New Americans ESL - English as a Second Language

Edible Alphabet: Learning English Through Cooking

Tue, June 26, 2018 11:00 A.M.
Culinary Literacy Center at Parkway Central Library

Adults are invited to this FREE English class.  Each week we read, write, and speak in English--and cook a meal together! This series is best suited for students who are high beginner to intermediate. Attendance is preferred at  all of the classes . Tuesdays, 11:00 a.m. –…

Adult Discussion and Participation Community Events Health Programs Culinary Literacy New Americans ESL ESL - English as a Second Language

Mystery Book Club

Tue, June 26, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Andorra Library

Love a good mystery?  Enjoy talking about books?  Join us for a Mystery Book Club.  We will be meeting on the last Tuesday of the month, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Stop by to see what we are reading next.

Adult Senior Discussion and Participation Book Clubs

Book Discussion Group

Wed, June 27, 2018 1:00 P.M.
Northeast Regional Library

Join us for a book discussion. This month we'll discuss Jeffrey Eugenides' "The Marriage Plot".   To register and borrow a copy of the book, please see Mr. Kessler in the Humanities Department, or call 215-685-0513.  Most sessions will take place in the…

Adult Discussion and Participation Literature Book Clubs

Teen Book Club

Wed, June 27, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Logan Library

Do you love to read and like to talk about what you've read?  We will read two books this summer and participants will receive their own copies to keep.   June 20 & 17, July 11 & 25

Young Adult Discussion and Participation Teens Book Clubs

Mystery Book Club

Wed, June 27, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Oak Lane Library

Are you interested in discussing murder, mystery and mayhem?  This new summer book club will be led by librarian Deb Ahrens.  Tonight we'll be discussing Murder at the Brightwell , by Ashley Weaver.  Stop in to borrow a copy.

Adult Senior Discussion and Participation Summer Reading Humanities Book Clubs

Personal Budgeting

Wed, June 27, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Roxborough Library

Are you overspending and not saving enough money?  We can help you understand the importance of saving and knowing where your money is spent.  Get the tools to create a realistic budget.  From 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. This seminar is presented by the Philadelphia Federal Credit Bureau…

Adult Senior Discussion and Participation Personal Finance & Investing

Opioid Epidemic Awareness

Wed, June 27, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Walnut Street West

Information and discussion about the Opioid crisis in Philadelphia and instructions on the use of Naloxone (Narcon).  This program is being presented and sponsored by the Philadelphia Department of Public Health and University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

Adult Discussion and Participation

A Wrinkle in Time Book Club

Thu, June 28, 2018 2:00 P.M.
Richmond Library

Read Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time and do related crafts and activities. Sign up with Miss Meghan starting June 11th.

School Age Discussion and Participation Summer Reading Book Clubs

Tween Book Club

Thu, June 28, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

Students ages 10-14 are invited to read and discuss great books with friends and library staff on Thursdays from June 21-July 26. For this month, we are reading: Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan Registration is required. Please email Liz at heidemane@freelibrary.org  or call…

Young Adult Discussion and Participation

Meet the Author | Alex Kudera

Thu, June 28, 2018 4:30 P.M.
Walnut Street West

Philadelphia native Alex Kudera's award-winning adjunct novel, Fight for Your Long Day (Atticus Books), was drafted in a walk-in closet during a summer in Seoul, South Korea. In 2016, he published Auggie's Revenge with Beating Windward Press as well as a Classroom Edition of Fight for…

Adult Young Adult Senior Discussion and Participation Speakers and Lectures
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