1905 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103-5730
(19th & Locust on W. Rittenhouse Square)
There will be no programs held in the meeting room until further notice.
Storytimes will be held in the children's room, as space permits. Cookbook Club, Teen Reading Lounge, and smaller group meetings (Homeschool Book Club, Great Books, FitC Book Club) will be held in the Teen Area. If you have questions about a particular program or meeting, please inquire at the Reference Desk.
The Robert Strauss talk on December 12 will take place in the east reading room of the Library upstairs.
Thank you so much for your patience throughout the flood recovery process.
As you may know, the lower level of our library experienced flooding recently due to a water main break in the street outside. Our lower level has been completely closed while we assess the damage and begin the cleanup process.
Beginning Monday December 5, the children’s room will reopen. The carpets have been cleaned, and we believe the room is safe for public use.
However, more repairs may be needed (potential carpet, drywall, and baseboard replacement). We have decided to allow the children’s room to be open while preparations are made for further repairs because we believe there is no safety risk to you or your children.
In the near future, we will be scheduling another full closure of the library’s lower level (children’s room, meeting room) to complete repairs needed because of the flooding damage. We will hold a community meeting to discuss the closure before it occurs. Please check with library staff for further details.
Sat, Dec 10, 2:00 P.M.
Do you enjoy cooking and sharing meals with friends? Join us one Saturday a month as we explore a new cookbook. We’ll each choose a recipe…
Mon, Dec 12, 6:00 P.M.
Author Robert Strauss will discuss his new book Worst.President.Ever. Despite probably having the best governmental resume of anyone who has ever…
Tue, Dec 13, 10:00 A.M.
Dance, wiggle and sing along in our fun storytime for young independent movers. Siblings are always welcome at our programs. Preschools and other…
Tue, Dec 13, 3:30 P.M.
Attention teens in grades 7-12! Do you like to read and talk about books? If so, you are invited to participate in a series of interesting…
Fri, Dec 16, 10:00 A.M.
Enjoy storytime with songs, tickles and bounces, followed by open play time for babies and time to talk with other adults!
Wed, Jan 4, 6:30 P.M.
Karla Chin of Exude Inc. will discuss science-based tools for: Taking control of worrying thoughts and negative emotions Building resiliency so…