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Winnie the Pooh and Honey Too!

Sat, June 10, 2023 11:00 A.M.
Parkway Central Library

J´╗┐oin us for a very special Saturday family program that combines maps, children's literature, and real live honeybees! The Free Library’s newest exhibition, Mapping Imagination: The Art of World-Building , explores the creative and artistic choices that mapmakers use to build worlds…

Friends of the Library Book Sale + Vendor Market

Sat, June 10, 2023 11:00 A.M.
Oak Lane Library

The Friends of Oak Lane Library will be holding their summer sidewalk sale, with used books, baked goods, local vendors, and more! Find some new treasures!  The event will be held outside on the front lawn; in case of rain, we will move into the basement community room (which is…

Summer of Wonder Kick-off

Sat, June 10, 2023 11:00 A.M.
Cecil B. Moore Library

Celebrate the start of our summer program with hours of fun! Join us for activities and sign-up for summer reading, from 11:00-2:00. Face painting, balloon animals, & airbrush tattoo from Taffy the Clown available throughout the day, and refreshments in the afternoon! 11:00 - Storytelling…

Art is For Everyone: Collage and Mixed Media

Sat, June 10, 2023 1:00 P.M.
Eastwick Library

Join celebrated artist, Yannick Lowery , for an exploration of art and collage in this workshop for all ages.

Walking Tour: Philadelphia's Chinatown (Chinese language)

Sun, June 11, 2023 2:30 P.M.
Philadelphia's Chinatown

POSTPONED: Stay tuned for new date! Philadelphia's Chinatown traces its start back to 1871, when a Cantonese immigrant named Lee Fong opened a laundry business at 913 Race Street. Chinatown stands out as a vibrant part of Center City, where generations of families have lived, worked,…

Read Baby Read: Baby & Toddler Storytime!

Mon, June 12, 2023 10:30 A.M.
Parkway Central Library

Join Miss Mary for stories, songs, rhymes, and bounces! Stay for playtime immediately following storytime! Intended for our friends ages 2 and under and their caregivers. Nice weather? We'll be in Shakespeare Park, across the street from the library! Unfavorable weather? We'll…

Read, Baby, Read Storytime

Mon, June 12, 2023 10:30 A.M.
Fishtown Community Library

Join us for our Read, Baby, Read story time! Songs, books, and shaker eggs; what more could a toddler want? Geared for ages 0-2, but older are welcome. We will be meeting on the third floor instead of the children's area.

Snakes Alive!

Mon, June 12, 2023 10:30 A.M.
Wadsworth Library

Join snake expert Scott Prior for a fun, interactive presentation of live snakes from around the world.  We'll learn general information on types of snakes, their habits, care and conservation.  Knowledge is emphasized to help overcome fears.  This program is for school-age…

Storytime and Playtime with Ms. Blake

Mon, June 12, 2023 10:30 A.M.
Wadsworth Library

Join Ms. Blake for an engaging session of stories, rhymes and songs followed by a musical playtime.  This program is best for ages 5 and under. Most Mondays, through July.

Around the World with Thembi Palmer

Mon, June 12, 2023 11:00 A.M.
Northeast Regional Library

Around the World with Thembi Palmer Select Mondays in May and June at 11am 5/1, 5/8, 5/15, 5/22, 6/5 and 6/12 Go on a movement adventure around the world with our special storytime guest Thembi Palmer!  Toddlers and preschoolers will listen to stories, dance,…

Homeschooler Hangout at Donatucci Library

Mon, June 12, 2023 11:00 A.M.
Thomas F. Donatucci, Sr. Library

Join us for our weekly Homeschooler Hangout. Programming will be determined based on interests and ages of attendees. Sample activities include crafts, read-a-longs, STEM activities, and more!  

Grab and Go Craft Bags

Mon, June 12, 2023 12:00 P.M.
Katharine Drexel Library

Visit the library on select Mondays this summer to pick up a Grab & Go Craft bag for children in K-5th grade! Instructions are included in the bag. Supplies are limited and are first-come, first-served.

Kids Movie Day

Mon, June 12, 2023 1:00 P.M.
Joseph E. Coleman Northwest Regional Library

Sit back and relax! Enjoy a kid-friendly movie while you cool off in the library.  Best for children 11 years old and younger. Most Mondays, through August 7

Philly Goat Project Storytime

Mon, June 12, 2023 3:00 P.M.
Wyoming Library

Join the Philly Goats for a free goat walk, audience participation production of the Philly Goats Gruff, and some shady story reading with friendly, furry friends! All ages welcome.  

LEAP Crafternoons

Mon, June 12, 2023 3:00 P.M.
Queen Memorial Library

LEAP provides homework help and rotating arts and crafts or hands-on activity offerings for kids aged 5-11 that give opportunities for creative thinking and working with new materials. Recent projects include zines, painting, suncatchers featuring bioluminescent life forms, and bracelets with…

Juneteenth Celebration

Mon, June 12, 2023 3:00 P.M.
West Oak Lane Library

Juneteenth is a day that celebrates the last slaves, in Texas, learning that they were free following the end of the Civil War.  Join us for an early Juneteenth food demo and tasting celebration.  Kids under age 7 will need an adult with them.  

Chess Club

Mon, June 12, 2023 3:00 P.M.
Overbrook Park Library

Play chess or learn to play chess with Ms. Nicole and Ms. Janie — all ages and skill levels welcome; boards provided, too.  

Chair Yoga

Mon, June 12, 2023 3:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Mondays from April 3rd to June 26th, 2023 Join us for a gentle yoga practice that can be done while sitting. Taught by Janet McAllister Faulls, a registered yoga teacher with 12 years experience in Philadelphia. All ages and abilities are welcome. Please dress comfortably; we'll provide the…

Juneteenth Magnet Craft

Mon, June 12, 2023 3:30 P.M.
Nicetown-Tioga Library

Come make Juneteenth magnet crafts with us.  Stop by this afternoon, starting at 3:30 p.m.. Monday - Thursday afternoons, while our supplies last.

Chess Club for Kids!

Mon, June 12, 2023 3:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Join us each Monday from 3:30-4:30pm for Chess Club! Kids 12 and under are welcome to play and learn with support from a skilled chess player. All supplies provided. No experience is necessary; all skill levels welcome! This event will be held in the Story Hour Room, within the Central…