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Virtual Music & Movement with Ms. Naomi!

Join Ms. Naomi on Fridays at 8:30 am on Facebook live (ParkwayCentralChildrens) for Music & Movement! Enjoy songs, dancing, and fun exploring rhythm and movement! Can't watch live? The program will be available on Facebook as a…

Virtual Music & Movement with Ms. Naomi!

Join Ms. Naomi on Fridays at 8:30 am on Facebook live (ParkwayCentralChildrens) for Music & Movement! Enjoy songs, dancing, and fun exploring rhythm and movement! Can't watch live? The program will be available on Facebook as a…

Virtual Music & Movement with Ms. Naomi!

Join Ms. Naomi on Fridays at 8:30 am on Facebook live (ParkwayCentralChildrens) for Music & Movement! Enjoy songs, dancing, and fun exploring rhythm and movement! Can't watch live? The program will be available on Facebook as a…

Virtual Music & Movement with Ms. Naomi!

Join Ms. Naomi on Fridays at 8:30 am on Facebook live (ParkwayCentralChildrens) for Music & Movement! Enjoy songs, dancing, and fun exploring rhythm and movement! Can't watch live? The program will be available on Facebook as a…

Summer Crafts Sundays

Let's get crafty! Check out our social media platforms to follow step-by-step instructions on creating a fun Summertime craft! Easy craft with little supplies needed. Instagram: freelibraryccd  Facebook: ParkwayCentralChildrens…

Hora de cuentos en español para familias--¡ahora en línea!

Invitamos a toda la familia a visitar nuestra página de Facebook para escuchar cuentos y rimas o canciones seleccionadas. El programa se dirige principalmente a niños y niñas pre-escolares. Para más…

Virtual Music & Movement with Ms. Naomi!

Join Ms. Naomi on Fridays at 8:30 am on Facebook live (ParkwayCentralChildrens) for Music & Movement! Enjoy songs, dancing, and fun exploring rhythm and movement! Can't watch live? The program will be available on Facebook as a…

Virtual Thursday Crafternoons!

Ready to get crafty? Miss Mary will post a video every Thursday at 4:00 p.m. on our social media pages for Thursday Crafternoons! She'll share a story and then talk about a craft that relates.  This program is…

Virtual PAWS for Reading: Read to a Therapy Dog

Join us on Tuesdays & Thursdays 3:00-4:00 p.m. to read to a therapy animal friend from PAWS for people on a live video conference. Reading to a dog helps children develop confidence and skills for reading aloud! Register here:…

Virtual PAWS for Reading: Read to a Therapy Dog

Join us on Tuesdays & Thursdays 3:00-4:00 p.m. to read to a therapy animal friend from PAWS for People on a live video conference. Reading to a dog helps children develop confidence and skills for reading aloud! Register…

Virtual PAWS for Reading: Read to a Therapy Dog

Join us on Tuesdays & Thursdays 3:00-4:00 p.m. to read to a therapy animal friend from PAWS for people on a live video conference. Reading to a dog helps children develop confidence and skills for reading aloud! Register here:…

Virtual Storytime

Join us on the Widener Facebook page for a virtual storytime 

Virtual Toddler Storytime with Miss Mary

Join Miss Mary for Toddler Storytime on Facebook live (ParkwayCentralChildrens) Thursdays at 10:30 am! Enjoy stories, songs, and fun! The storytime will be available on our Facebook page after the live event is…

Virtual Mindful Wednesdays with Ms. Becky

Join us on Instagram Stories @freelibraryccd and Facebook Stories (Facebook.com/Parkwaycentralchildrens) for a children's mindfulness activity with Ms. Becky. Activities will include mindful writing prompts, read-alouds,…

Virtual Performance: Ants on a Log

Virtual show of original music from Philadelphia's own Ants on a Log, performing "music for children and other childlike people, songfully advocating for positivity, social justice, and silliness” This performance…

Children's Meal Distribution

We are offering a free, weekly meal distribution to children, or families of children, up to 18 years old.  Each child will receive one breakfast and one lunch per day, up to 5 each.  Parents can pick up meals for their…

Virtual Storytime with Miss Mary

Join Miss Mary on Wednesdays at 10:30 am for a short stortime featuring two picture books! This will be presented on our Instagram Live (@freelibraryccd), which will be available after the program on IG tv!   This program is…

Virtual PAWS for Reading: Read to a Therapy Dog

Join us on Tuesdays & Thursdays 3:00-4:00 p.m. to read to a therapy animal friend from PAWS for people on a live video conference. Reading to a dog helps children develop confidence and skills for reading aloud! Register here:…

Virtual PAWS for Reading: Read to a Therapy Dog

Join us on Tuesdays & Thursdays 3:00-4:00 p.m. to read to a therapy animal friend from PAWS for people on a live video conference. Reading to a dog helps children develop confidence and skills for reading aloud! Register here:…

Virtual PAWS for Reading: Read to a Therapy Dog

Join us on Tuesdays & Thursdays 3:00-4:00 p.m. to read to a therapy animal friend from PAWS for People on a live video conference. Reading to a dog helps children develop confidence and skills for reading aloud! Register…

Returning Citizens - Resources

Resources for Returning Citizens.

Returning Citizens - Prison Memoirs

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

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…

Julián Castro | An Unlikely Journey: Waking Up From My American Dream

In conversation with award-winning broadcaster and journalist Tracey Matisak Former San Antonio mayor and Secretary of Housing and Urban Development during President Obama’s second term, Julián Castro burst onto the national political…

Alex Wagner | Futureface: A Family Mystery, an Epic Quest, and the Secret to Belonging

In conversation with award winning broadcaster and journalist Tracey Matisak. Political commentator Alex Wagner is co-host of Showtime’s The Circus  and a contributor to CBS News and The Atlantic . She previously hosted MSNBC’s…

Jesmyn Ward | Sing, Unburied, Sing

In Conversation with Kalela Williams, Director of Neighborhood Enrichment Programming A “hypnotic” novelist whose ease with vernacular puts her “in fellowship with such forebears as Zora Neale Hurston and William Faulkner” ( The New…

Gregory Pardlo | Air Traffic: A Memoir of Ambition and Manhood in America with Kevin Young | Brown: Poems

“Intensely personal … funny and poignant” ( New York Times) , Gregory Pardlo’s poetry collection Digest won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize. An out-of-nowhere coup for the relatively unknown Columbia University MFA student and teacher, it was…

Junot Díaz | Islandborn

Junot Díaz won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award for  The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao , the “unruly, manic, seductive” ( Esquire ) multigenerational tale of a cursed Dominican family. He is also the…

Matt de la Peña and Loren Long | Love

Watch the video here . Matt de la Peña was awarded the Newbery Medal and a Caldecott Honor for Last Stop on Market Street , a children’s book that highlighted volunteerism, income inequality, and other topics not often addressed by the…

Dr. Nadine Burke Harris | The Deepest Well: Healing the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Adversity

Watch the video here . Pioneering physician Dr. Nadine Burke Harris is a longtime crusader for targeting care to vulnerable and traumatized children. Her prolific work on the link between toxic stress and chronic illnesses includes more…

Jed Perl | Calder: The Conquest of Time: The Early Years: 1898-1940

Watch the video here . “Few people write about art as beautifully” ( Wall Street Journal ) as Jed Perl, a regular contributor to The New York Review of Books and the former 20-year art critic for The New Republic . A longtime…

James Breakwell | Only Dead on the Inside: A Parent's Guide to Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse

Watch the video here . Following a viral 2016 Buzzfeed article featuring the assorted musings of his four daughters—the oldest is 7 years old—comedy writer James Breakwell’s jokes have appeared in USA Today, US Magazine , and Huffington…

Alice McDermott | The Ninth Hour

Watch the video here . *Pulling the delicate threads of “fear and vulnerability, joy and passion, the capacity for love and pain and grief” ( The Washington Post ), Alice McDermott’s acclaimed fiction explores intersecting stories of…