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Construction Club

Thu, November 15, 2018 10:00 A.M.
Fumo Family Library

Children aged eight and younger, accompanied by a caregiver, are invited to join us as we build with wooden blocks, magnetic tiles, Lincoln Logs, Mega Bloks, and more, with people, animals, and vehicles to inhabit their creations! In addition to being a lot of fun, construction play supports the…

School Age Preschool Family Programs Children LEGO

Fall Storytime

Thu, November 15, 2018 10:30 A.M.
Chestnut Hill Library

Celebrate Fall with stories, songs and rhymes For children of all ages.  Young children must be accompanied by an adult care-giver.

School Age Preschool Toddler Other Great Programs Storytimes Family Literacy

Music & Movement with Ms. Lynn

Thu, November 15, 2018 10:30 A.M.
Lovett Memorial Library

Sing!  Clap!  Dance! Fun and learning through music and movement with Ms. Lynn.  Recommended for ages 2 and up.

Preschool Toddler Other Great Programs Music dance

Storytime!

Thu, November 15, 2018 10:30 A.M.
Walnut Street West

Young children and families are invited to join us for stories, songs, and activities!

Preschool Toddler Family Programs Storytimes Children Family Literacy

Storytime and Block Play

Thu, November 15, 2018 11:00 A.M.
Falls of Schuylkill Library

Stories and songs followed by playtime with our wooden blocks.  Recommended for ages 2 to 6, accompanied by an adult; siblings are always welcome.  Imagine, build, and create!   Groups must call the children's librarian to schedule separate appointments (216-685-2093).

Preschool Toddler Workshops and Enrichment Family Programs Children Literacy Mathematics STEM Wooden Block Party

Preschool Storytime

Thu, November 15, 2018 11:00 A.M.
Wynnefield Library

Join Ms. Susan for stories, songs, and interactive play.

Preschool Toddler Family Programs Storytimes Children Family

Guitar Lessons for Children

Thu, November 15, 2018 3:00 P.M.
Walnut Street West

Interested in learning to play the guitar? Looking for tips, or even just a place to practice? We welcome the Penn Music Department, as they will be helping teach students and other young people how to play the guitar. For more information, please ask at the reference desk on the second floor.…

School Age Other Great Programs Music Performing Arts

Sight Word Game Day

Thu, November 15, 2018 3:30 P.M.
Walnut Street West

Game play can be a fun and exciting way to practice reading skills and sight word recognition. Each week Miss Echo will provide games for beginner readers to play that will improve fluency, pronunciation, and confidence in early readers. This activity is suggested for Pre-K through 3rd grade.

School Age Preschool Other Great Programs Literacy

Lego Club

Thu, November 15, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Join Miss Keyoniafor Lego Club every other Thursday from 4-5pm.  Build a kit or make a creation of your own design!  This program is recommended for children ages 6-12 and their caregivers.  Questions?  Call 215-686-5369.   *Programs are subject to change.* Find us…

School Age Other Great Programs LEGO

Eyewitness Nature! with Bartram’s Garden

Thu, November 15, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Queen Memorial Library

Get up close and personal with nature in these educational workshops led by Bartram’s Garden staff. For school aged children up to 13 years old. For additional information, please call the librarian at 215-685-1899.    

School Age Other Great Programs Environment & Nature

Say Thank You with Elephant & Piggie

Thu, November 15, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Whitman Library

What are you thankful for? Join us for an all-ages storytime featuring The Thank You Book by Mo Willems, followed by Elephant & Piggie activities & giveaways!

Preschool Toddler Family Programs Storytimes Children

SmART Readers

Thu, November 15, 2018 4:30 P.M.
Richmond Library

Students ages 7-12 can join us for an exciting visual art and literacy program! A visiting artist will engage students in fun art making experiences tied to literacy skills. This program is sponsored by the Philadelphia Arts in Education Partnership.

School Age Family Programs Art Children

Afterschool Chess Club

Thu, November 15, 2018 4:30 P.M.
Fumo Family Library

Fumo Family Library seeks students in grades K-8 to join our Chess Cub. All skill levels are welcome. Even if you have never played before, we will teach you.

Young Adult School Age Other Great Programs Chess

T-Rex Tea Party

Thu, November 15, 2018 4:30 P.M.
Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library

Celebrate the mighty T-Rex in Dinovember! Join us for a reading of the book How to be a T. Rex by Ryan North followed by dino-crafts and a snack with herbal tea. For children ages 11 and under and their families.  Children ages 6 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

School Age Preschool Family Programs

Literacy Thursdays

Thu, November 15, 2018 4:30 P.M.
Thomas F. Donatucci, Sr. Library

Join Ms. Emily for story-telling, letter-writing, poem-crunching, and crafty fun with words.  For additional information, please contact the librarian at 215-685-1755. LEAP (Literacy Enrichment Afterschool Program) homework help and literacy activities offered for grades K-12…

Young Adult School Age LEAP Literacy

Baby Rhyming Time

Fri, November 16, 2018 10:00 A.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

Enjoy storytime with songs, tickles and bounces, followed by open play time for babies and time to talk with other adults! Please email Liz at heidemane@freelibrary.org with any questions. We look forward to seeing you! These programs are supported by a grant from the Philadelphia City…

Toddler Family Programs Storytimes Children

Play Circle

Fri, November 16, 2018 10:00 A.M.
South Philadelphia Library

Every Friday, join us for play time to connect with other families. Children and their caregivers are encouraged to imagine, build, create, and play! Drop-in anytime between 10 and 12. Blocks and other toys will be provided. Groups and daycares, please call the Children’s Librarian…

Preschool Toddler Family Programs Children Family

SmART Readers

Fri, November 16, 2018 10:30 A.M.
Roxborough Library

Join us for an exciting visual art and literacy program! A visiting artist will engage young children in fun art making experiences tied to literacy skills. Space may be limited. This program is sponsored by the Philadelphia Arts in Education Partnership. We'll meet on Fridays - October…

Preschool Arts and Crafts Programs Other Great Programs Art Literacy

Big Kids Storytime

Fri, November 16, 2018 10:30 A.M.
Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library

Stories, songs, rhymes, music, movement, and lots of fun for children ages 2-5 and their caregivers. Siblings are welcome.

Preschool Toddler Family Programs Storytimes Children Literacy

Storytime with Arts and Crafts

Fri, November 16, 2018 10:30 A.M.
Walnut Street West

Join us for stories followed by a craft project.

Preschool Family Programs Arts and Crafts Programs Storytimes