Tagged Crafts & Hobbies

Get Creative Through the DIY Method of Zine Making!

A zine (pronounced zeen) is a small-circulation, self-published work of original or appropriated texts and images. Usually hand-made using found materials and simple supplies, zines can be about any topic and take various shapes and…

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…

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!

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!

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!

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!

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!

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!

Club Time

This summer we have set aside a special time to work on bigger projects.  Interested in painting?  Come join our Art Club.  Interested in fixing bicycles? Come join our Bike Club.  Interested in playing chess? Come…

Sewing Club

Do you have clothes that need repair or favorite pair of jeans needs a hem? Bring them to the library and use our sewing machine!  Fridays 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

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!

Club Time

This summer we have set aside a special time to work on bigger projects.  Interested in painting?  Come join our Art Club.  Interested in fixing bicycles? Come join our Bike Club.  Interested in playing chess? Come…

Sewing Club

Do you have clothes that need repair or favorite pair of jeans needs a hem? Bring them to the library and use our sewing machine!  Fridays 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

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!

Club Time

This summer we have set aside a special time to work on bigger projects.  Interested in painting?  Come join our Art Club.  Interested in fixing bicycles? Come join our Bike Club.  Interested in playing chess? Come…

Sewing Club

Do you have clothes that need repair or favorite pair of jeans needs a hem? Bring them to the library and use our sewing machine!  Fridays 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

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!

Craft-er-noons!

Make a fun, easy craft to take home.  

Wonder Kit Wednesdays

Explore our kits of crafts, games and other fun activities.  From 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Club Time

This summer we have set aside a special time to work on bigger projects.  Interested in painting?  Come join our Art Club.  Interested in fixing bicycles? Come join our Bike Club.  Interested in playing chess? Come…

Crafternoon

Read-aloud story & craft activity for children under 12 and families.

Sewing Club

Do you have clothes that need repair or favorite pair of jeans needs a hem? Bring them to the library and use our sewing machine!  Fridays 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

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!