Tagged Crafts & Hobbies

It's Time for Slime!

Type "slime" into any search engine and you’re bound to find a variety of slime-making kits sold through major retailers, links to several YouTube accounts dedicated to slime, and even news articles about people of all…

Skills for Community-Centered Libraries: Learning through Experience

“Tell me and I forget.Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” - Xun Kuang, philosopher   Imagine trying to learn to knit. Would you learn best by reading a book about knitting? Hearing a friend talk about…

Summer Hours and Cool Activities at the Free Library!

It's almost officially summer here in Philadelphia, as the sun finally breaks through all the recent rain clouds and schools will be letting out early next week. No matter what your plans are this summer, the Free Library is here to…

When School's Out, Stay Cool with Awesome Activities at the Free Library!

While some schools in the area have already let out for the summer, the last official day for Philadelphia School District students is Tuesday, June 20. Woo Hoo! While pools and spraygrounds around the city will begin opening later this…

When I Think of Spring, I Think of Flowers

I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers. Claude Monet   As winter finally drags its feet slowly out the door, I think of Spring, and I think of flowers. Here are some books about flowers that you might enjoy for this…

A DIY Guide to a Crafty Summer

Are you looking for a way to stay cool and get creative this summer? Perhaps checking out some of the Free Library’s DIY (do-it-yourself) books will get you inspired! For example, let's say you saw a shirt or a dress that you…

Crochet Club

Learn how to crochet! No experience necessary; supplies will be provided. Recommended for children ages 7 and up.

Crafternoon

Join is for a short story and craft activity suitable for all skill levels. Ages 7 and up. Programs subject to change. Daycare groups and schools must call ahead to schedule an appointment.   

Crochet Club

Learn how to crochet! No experience necessary; supplies will be provided. Recommended for children ages 7 and up.

Book Arts Workshop: Flag books

The flag book is one of the most popular and versatile book art structures. It is a simple construction that offers an energetic way to display images and/or words. Comprised of a simple accordion and “flags” the flag book…

Crochet Club

Learn how to crochet! No experience necessary; supplies will be provided. Recommended for children ages 7 and up.

Book Arts Workshop: Storage books

In this workshop you will construct a simple storage book made of folded card stock in which windows have been cut, held together with a spine. What is stored need not be flat, although it is easier to work with pieces that are less…

Creative Crochet with Ms. Traci

Join Ms. Traci for Creative Crochet! Beginners are welcome!

Creative Crochet with Ms. Traci

Join Ms. Traci for Creative Crochet! Beginners are welcome!

Crafternoon

Join is for a short story and craft activity suitable for all skill levels. Ages 7 and up. Programs subject to change. Daycare groups and schools must call ahead to schedule an appointment.   

Crochet Club

Learn how to crochet! No experience necessary; supplies will be provided. Recommended for children ages 7 and up.

Creative Crochet with Ms. Traci

Join Ms. Traci for Creative Crochet! Beginners are welcome!

Creative Crochet with Ms. Traci

Join Ms. Traci for Creative Crochet! Beginners are welcome!

Crochet Club

Learn how to crochet! No experience necessary; supplies will be provided. Recommended for children ages 7 and up.

Creative Crochet with Ms. Traci

Join Ms. Traci for Creative Crochet! Beginners are welcome!

Sit and Stitch

Join a circle of knitters and crocheters for an informal evening of needlecrafts.  Any skill level welcome, though formal instruction will not be guaranteed. All are welcome!

Seed Starting Workshop

Learn which plants are easiest to grow from seed, what supplies and materials are needed, when is the right time to start your seeds indoors, and why starting your own seeds really is worth your time and effort. We’ll have…

Creative Crochet with Ms. Traci

Join Ms. Traci for Creative Crochet! Beginners are welcome!

Sit and Stitch

Join a circle of knitters and crocheters for an informal evening of needlecrafts.  Any skill level welcome, though formal instruction will not be guaranteed. All are welcome!

Crafternoon

Join is for a short story and craft activity suitable for all skill levels. Ages 7 and up. Programs subject to change. Daycare groups and schools must call ahead to schedule an appointment.   

Crochet Club

Learn how to crochet! No experience necessary; supplies will be provided. Recommended for children ages 7 and up.

Handy Around the House

Do it yourself home repair, plumbing, painting, etc.

Fix your ride

Repair tips for cars, bikes, boats, and more!

Cut and Stitch

Grab the scissors for sewing projects, drapery, upholstery – even how to give a haircut!

Crafts for Kids

Fun and creative crafts for kids or the whole family!