Tagged Family

Virtual Storytime with Miss Sunita

Join us on Facebook Live for Storytime every Friday where we will explore exciting new worlds through stories, songs, and interactive crafts.  https://fb.me/e/3lDxC6g4m

Virtual Storytime with Miss Sunita

Join us on Facebook Live for Storytime every Friday where we will explore exciting new worlds through stories, songs, and interactive crafts.  https://fb.me/e/3lDxC6g4m

Virtual Storytime with Miss Sunita

Join us on Facebook Live for Storytime every Friday where we will explore exciting new worlds through stories, songs, and interactive crafts.  https://fb.me/e/3lDxC6g4m

Virtual Storytime with Miss Sunita

Join us on Facebook Live for Storytime every Friday where we will explore exciting new worlds through stories, songs, and interactive crafts.  https://fb.me/e/3lDxC6g4m

Virtual Storytime with Miss Sunita

Join us on Facebook Live for Storytime every Friday where we will explore exciting new worlds through stories, songs, and interactive crafts.  https://fb.me/e/3lDxC6g4m

Read Baby Read: Baby & Toddler Storytime!

Join Miss Mary for stories, songs, rhymes, and bounces at Shakespeare Park, across the street from the library! Stay for playtime immediately following storytime! Intended for our friends ages 2 and under and their caregivers. Bad…

Virtual Storytime with Miss Sunita

Join us on Facebook Live for Storytime every Friday where we will explore exciting new worlds through stories, songs, and interactive crafts.  https://fb.me/e/3lDxC6g4m

Summer Storytime at Dickinson Square Park

Join Whitman librarian Ms. Rachel for an outdoor family storytime at Dickinson Square Park in South Philly. Please bring your own blanket to sit on. No large groups, please. Any cancellations will be announced on …

Arts & Crafts Club

Get creative with us! We’ll focus on different art projects to create throughout the summer, including collages, embroidery, paper art, and more. We will continue to have a limited number of to-go craft kits available. Best suited…

Outdoor Storytime

Join Mr. Bruce and Ms. Echo outside for songs, stories, and dancing! If the weather is nice, we will be out on the green on Locust Walk behind the fruit stand; if it is not, we will be inside the library. We will post updates to our…

Family Story Time

Enjoy picture books, songs, rhymes, and wiggle breaks with Ms. Kayla! Best suited for ages 3-8 and families. We cannot accommodate large day care groups at family story time. Day cares and schools are encouraged to call Kayla for…

Builders’ Club

Participate in weekly building challenges with us! We’ll provide a rotating supply of Legos, wooden blocks, Magnatiles, Marble Run, and more. Best suited for ages 4 and up. Masking is encouraged in the library. Programs are…

Read Baby Read: Baby & Toddler Storytime!

Join Miss Mary for stories, songs, rhymes, and bounces at Shakespeare Park, across the street from the library! Stay for playtime immediately following storytime! Intended for our friends ages 2 and under and their caregivers. Bad…

Virtual Storytime with Miss Sunita

Join us on Facebook Live for Storytime every Friday where we will explore exciting new worlds through stories, songs, and interactive crafts.  https://fb.me/e/3lDxC6g4m

Friday Fun

Stop in on Friday afternoons to play giant board games, build with giant LEGO Bricks, and more! Program will be inside or outside depending on weather and health guidelines. Text @ricschool to 81010 for reminders.

Summer Storytime at Dickinson Square Park

Join Whitman librarian Ms. Rachel for an outdoor family storytime at Dickinson Square Park in South Philly. Please bring your own blanket to sit on. No large groups, please. Any cancellations will be announced on …

Arts & Crafts Club

Get creative with us! We’ll focus on different art projects to create throughout the summer, including collages, embroidery, paper art, and more. We will continue to have a limited number of to-go craft kits available. Best suited…

Outdoor Storytime

Join Mr. Bruce and Ms. Echo outside for songs, stories, and dancing! If the weather is nice, we will be out on the green on Locust Walk behind the fruit stand; if it is not, we will be inside the library. We will post updates to our…

Family Story Time

Enjoy picture books, songs, rhymes, and wiggle breaks with Ms. Kayla! Best suited for ages 3-8 and families. We cannot accommodate large day care groups at family story time. Day cares and schools are encouraged to call Kayla for…

Builders’ Club

Participate in weekly building challenges with us! We’ll provide a rotating supply of Legos, wooden blocks, Magnatiles, Marble Run, and more. Best suited for ages 4 and up. Masking is encouraged in the library. Programs are…

Returning Citizens - Resources

Resources for Returning Citizens.

Returning Citizens - Prison Memoirs

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

Dorothy Roberts | Torn Apart: How the Child Welfare System Destroys Black Families—and How Abolition Can Build a Safer World

In conversation with Marc Lamont Hill Addressing social justice issues of policing, state surveillance of families, and science, Dorothy Roberts ’s books include Killing the Black Body , Shattered Bonds , and Fatal Invention . She has…

Tracy K. Smith | Lucille Clifton’s Generations: A Memoir

In conversation with Trapeta B. Mayson Chronicling African American family life and women through 14 celebrated poetry collections, Lucille Clifton won the National Book Award and the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, and is the only author ever…

Andrea Elliott | Invisible Child: Poverty, Survival & Hope in an American City

In conversation with Reginald Dwayne Betts, essayist, poet, and author of the award-winning collection,  Felon An investigative reporter at The New York Times , Andrea Elliott won the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing for a series…

Gabrielle Union | You Got Anything Stronger?

In conversation with Angie Martinez Over the years Gabrielle Union has been a tireless advocate for the marginalized and the victimized, and fans around the world have watched her both on and off screen stand up to and speak out against…

Cate Doty | Mergers and Acquisitions: Or, Everything I Know About Love I Learned on the Wedding Pages

In conversation with Selena Coppock, standup comedian, writer, author, and creator and voice of @NYTVows , the parody Twitter and Instagram account that lampoons the New York Times Wedding section A former writer and editor at the New…

Madeleine Dean and Harry Cunnane | Under Our Roof: A Son's Battle for Recovery, a Mother's Battle for Her Son

In conversation with Action News anchor, Jim Gardner On the eve of the biggest professional risk of her life—running for a seat in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives—Madeleine Dean discovered that her son, Harry Cunnane, was…

Brontez Purnell | 100 Boyfriends

In conversation with Kaitlyn Greenidge Brontez Purnell is the author of Since I Laid My Burden Down , a debut novel about growing up gay in 1980s Alabama that “not only holds its own as queer literature, but also expands upon it” ( San…

Nadia Owusu | Aftershocks: A Memoir

In conversation with writer and librarian Maisy Card, author of These Ghosts Are Family Nadia Owusu won a 2019 Whiting Award for her work on  Aftershocks . “A memoir that broods on lost identity and statelessness” ( Elle ), this debut…

Katherine May | Wintering: The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times

In conversation with Tracey Matisak, award-winning broadcaster and journalist Katherine May ’s fiction and memoirs include The Electricity of Every Living Thing ,  Burning Out, a nd  No-Stress Meditation . She was also the editor of …

Barbara Kingsolver | How to Fly (In Ten Thousand Easy Lessons)

A “gifted magician of words” ( Time ), Barbara Kingsolver is the author of the Pulitzer Prize finalist  The Poisonwood Bible , a postcolonial epic about an evangelical American family’s undoing in the Congo. She is the author of several…

Joseph “Rev Run” Simmons and Justine Simmons | Old School Love: And Why it Works

Walk this way for an evening with Joseph “Rev Run” Simmons, frontman for the mega-influential hip-hop trio Run-DMC. Regarded as the driving force behind ushering rap into the mainstream, the group was awarded a Grammy Lifetime…

Jennifer S. Hirsch and Shamus Khan | Sexual Citizens: A Landmark Study of Sex, Power, and Assault on Campus

In conversation with Dr. Jen Ashton, Chief Medical Correspondent for ABC News and author of The Self-Care Solution: A Year of Becoming Happier, Healthier, and Fitter--One Month at a Time A professor of sociomedical sciences at Columbia…

Tim O’Brien | Dad’s Maybe Book

In conversation with Andy Kahan, director, author events “As good as any piece of literature can get” ( Chicago Sun Times ), Tim O’Brien’s The Things They Carried was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics…

Nicole Dennis-Benn | Patsy with Rebecca Makkai | The Great Believers

Here Comes the Sun , Nicole Dennis-Benn ’s debut novel about a young Jamaican struggling to protect her sister and village as she experiences feelings for another woman, was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and the…

Lorene Cary | Ladysitting: My Year with Nana at the End of Her Century

“A powerful storyteller, frankly sensual [and] mortally funny" ( New York Times ), Lorene Cary is the author of the novels Pride , The Price of a Child , If Sons, Then Heirs , and the memoir Black Ice . A senior lecturer in creative…

Susan Choi | Trust Exercise: A Novel with Myla Goldberg | Feast Your Eyes

Excavating the hidden corners of the human heart and acclaimed for their “nuance, psychological acuity, and pitch-perfect writing” ( Los Angeles Times ), Susan Choi ’s novels include the Asian American Literary Award-winning The Foreign…

Janny Scott | The Beneficiary: Fortune, Misfortune, and the Story of My Father

In conversation with Bruce Weber, former obituary writer for the New York Times and author of the books As They See 'Em: A Fan's Travels in the Land of Umpires and Life is A Wheel: Memoirs of a Bike-Riding Obituarist . Janny Scott, a…

Dave Barry | Lessons from Lucy: The Simple Joys of an Old, Happy Dog

A 30-year writer at the Miami Herald whose column was syndicated in more than 500 newspapers, humorist Dave Barry won the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary in 1988. His more than 30 New York Times bestselling books include I’ll Mature When…

Bridgett M. Davis | The World According to Fannie Davis: My Mother's Life in the Detroit Numbers

Bridgett M. Davis is the author of Into the Go-Slow , the acclaimed story of a young woman traveling from Detroit to Nigeria as she mourns the death of her sister, and Shifting Through Neutral , a finalist for the Hurston/Wright Legacy…

Dani Shapiro | Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love

In conversation with Beth Kephart , the award-winning author of twenty-four books, including Going Over , Handling the Truth: On the Writing of Memoir , and Flow: The Life and Times of Philadelphia’s Schuylkill River . Delivering “an…