Tagged Family

My Art, My Voice with Mr. O

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…

Wooden Block Play

Join us to play with wooden blocks in the library. Children ages 3 to 6 and their caregivers are encouraged to imagine, build, and create! Preschools, daycares, and other groups must call the Children's Librarian to schedule a…

Family Movie Night

Join us for a family movie in the Community Meeting Room.  Refreshments will be served. June 19:       Moana July 17:       Kubo and the Two Strings August 21:   Selma, Lord, Selma

My Art, My Voice with Mr. O

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…

Wooden Block Party

Young children and their parents are invited to attend this creative play session featuring wooden blocks.

The Birth of the Steel Drums

Rockcreek Steel Drum Band will take us on a journey through the history of steel drums, which have their roots in African talking drums.  Join in the fun as you learn the Calypso rhythms!  Parkway Central Library, Montgomery…

Movie Mondays!

Join us for a family movie each Monday this summer.  What will we watch this week? Groups must call in advance to assure that we have space for you.

My Art, My Voice with Mr. O

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…

Wooden Block Party

What can you build with wooden blocks? Come find out at this wooden block party! This program is for children ages 3-7 and their families, older siblings are welcome to attend. Preschools, daycares, and other groups must call the…

Eda Ne Kakati (From the Past to the Present) with Ssuuna

This performer from Uganda will introduce you to African culture through music, dance and storytelling.  Let's celebrate all cultures, play a little, and learn a song in Luganda, the language of Uganda.  Parkway Central…

The Challenge Club: Structured Activities for Kids with Social Challenges

A welcoming environment for kids and their caregivers to come together, foster friendships, and expand their social horizons. The Challenge Club is a social club for children and adolescents, aged 10 to 15, who are on the autistic…

Storytime in the Park

Join Miss Meredith for stories and songs in McMichael Park this summer!  Meet us by the turtle and be sure to bring a blanket.  This program is jointly sponsored by the Free Library of Philadelphia and Friends of McMichael…

Movie Mondays!

Join us for a family movie each Monday this summer.  What will we watch this week? Groups must call in advance to assure that we have space for you.

Wooden Block Party

Young children and their parents are invited to attend this creative play session featuring wooden blocks.

My Art, My Voice with Mr. O

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…

End of Summer Reading finale

For additional information please call 215-685-1755.

Play Group

Young children and their caregivers can socialize and play with the library's toys after storytime!

Storytime

Join us for stories and more! For children, infant through 5, and their caregivers.

Iquanas @ the Library

Meet the Iguana Lady and her iguana friends.  We'll learn about these cool and fascinating creatures.  All ages are welcome.

Summertime Storytimes

Celebrate Summer with tropical books, rhymes and songs. For children of all ages.  Young children must be accompanied by an adult care-giver.

Returning Citizens - Resources

Resources for Returning Citizens.

Returning Citizens - Prison Memoirs

Books written by and about former prisoners, both famous and infamous.

Lauren Grodstein | Our Short History with Tom McAllister | The Young Widower's Handbook

Employing “agile prose and clever observations” ( New York Times Book Review ), Lauren Grodstein  is the author of four novels, including the New York Times bestseller A Friend of the Family and the Washington Post Book of the Year The…

Elizabeth LaBan and Melissa DePino | Pretty Little World

In conversation with John Timpane Elizabeth LaBan  is the author of The Restaurant Critic’s Wife , The Tragedy Paper , and  The Grandparents Handbook . She teaches fiction writing at the University of Pennsylvania and her work has…

Leading Voices: Amanda Steinberg | Worth It: Your Life, Your Money, Your Terms*

In conversation with longtime broadcaster and journalist, Tracey Matisak One of Forbes ’ 21 new American money masters, Amanda Steinberg is the founder and CEO of DailyWorth, a website devoted to helping women manage their financial…

Lesley Stahl | Becoming Grandma: The Joys and Science of the New Grandparenting

One of America’s most experienced and respected broadcast journalists, Lesley Stahl recently celebrated her 25th year as a correspondent for the venerable 60 Minutes . Prior to this she was CBS’s White House correspondent during the…

Louise Erdrich | LaRose

A “brilliant chronicler of the American Indian experience” ( Reader’s Digest ), Louise Erdrich revisits the beloved and familiar Ojibwe reservation of her North Dakota childhood—illuminating the mythical and magical in the detail of the…

Angela Duckworth | Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance

Psychologist Angela Duckworth posits that the secret to success lies less in I.Q. and talent than it does in self-control and acutely focused persistence—in a word, grit. A 2013 MacArthur Fellow and University of Pennsylvania psychology…

LEADING VOICES: Daniel Shapiro | Negotiating the Nonnegotiable: How to Resolve Your Most Emotionally Charged Conflicts

Daniel Shapiro is one of the world’s leading experts on negotiation and conflict resolution. The founder and director of the Harvard International Negotiation Program, he is also a psychology professor at Harvard Medical and Law…

Darryl Pinckney | Black Deutschland with Margo Jefferson | Negroland

“Powerful” ( The Independent ) novelist, playwright, and essayist  Darryl Pinckney  explores issues of racial, sexual, and cultural identity in contemporary America. His semi-autobiographical novel  High Cotton  tells an irreverent and…

Jacqueline Woodson | Brown Girl Dreaming

The author of more than two dozen books for young adults, Jacqueline Woodson has won three Newbery Honors, a Coretta Scott King Award and three Coretta Scott King Honors, as well as the 2014 National Book Award for Young People’s…