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Construction Club

Thu, September 20, 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

Movers and Shakers Storytime

Thu, September 20, 2018 10:30 A.M.
South Philadelphia Library

Dance, listen, and sing along in this active storytime for independent movers. Storytime followed by a craft.  Please note storytime will not be held the second Thursday of each month. Daycares and groups please call the children's librarian at 215-685-1866 to make an appointment.

Toddler Family Programs Storytimes Children

Storytime!

Thu, September 20, 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

Read, Baby, Read My First Storytime

Thu, September 20, 2018 2:30 P.M.
Richmond Library

Bring your little one for lap time with stories, songs, rhymes and bounces. Siblings welcome. Read, Baby, Read is a series of fun programs for babies, toddlers and their families, using new library spaces and materials to help develop language and literacy. Read, Baby, Read is made possible by a…

Toddler Baby Family Programs Storytimes Children

Sight Word Game Day

Thu, September 20, 2018 3:00 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

SmART Readers

Thu, September 20, 2018 3:45 P.M.
Lovett Memorial 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. Space may be limited. See the Children's Librarian for more information and to register. This program is…

School Age Arts and Crafts Programs Other Great Programs Art Literacy

Chess Club

Thu, September 20, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Nicetown-Tioga Library

Do you like to play chess?  Do you want to learn how to play, or how to play better? Join us for a friendly game.  All level players are welcome and some instruction is available.  For ages 8 and up.  We'll be playing from 4:00 until 6:00 p.m.

Adult Young Adult School Age Senior Other Great Programs Chess

Creative Construction

Thu, September 20, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Use your imagination to build something awesome! Using Magna-Tiles, foam blocks, Lincoln Logs, and more you can create almost anything!  For all ages, family-friendly. Free.   Parkway Central Library Children's Department Ground Floor, 1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103…

School Age Preschool Family Programs Art Children Crafts & Hobbies architecture arts & crafts

Baby Rhyming Time

Fri, September 21, 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, September 21, 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

Big Kids Storytime

Fri, September 21, 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

Jump, Jive and Jam!

Fri, September 21, 2018 10:30 A.M.
Roxborough Library

Join us for music and stories for all ages. This program is supported by Friends of Roxborough Library.

Adult Preschool Toddler Senior Other Great Programs Music dance

Storytime with Arts and Crafts

Fri, September 21, 2018 10:30 A.M.
Walnut Street West

Join us for stories followed by a craft project.

Preschool Arts and Crafts Programs Family Programs Storytimes

Storytime with Mr. Paul

Fri, September 21, 2018 10:30 A.M.
Holmesburg Library

Storytime with Mr. Paul Children’s librarian Mr. Paul will read “Fletcher and the Falling Leaves” and “Full of Fall”

Preschool Family Programs Storytimes Children

Baby Rhyming Time

Fri, September 21, 2018 11:00 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

Storytime!

Fri, September 21, 2018 11:00 A.M.
Queen Memorial Library

Young children and their caregivers are invited for weekly storytime. Join us as we read, sing, dance, and learn together! Older siblings are always welcome.

Preschool Family Programs Storytimes Children Family Literacy

Big Kids Play Group (Ages 2-5)

Fri, September 21, 2018 11:00 A.M.
Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library

Creative play for children ages 2-5 and their caregivers. Siblings are welcome.

Preschool Toddler Family Programs Children Family Summer Reading

Park(ing) Day

Fri, September 21, 2018 12:00 P.M.
South Philadelphia Library

Come visit our temporary public park! Sign up for a library card at the Free Library’s Book Bike, get a mini-recipe tutorial from Chef Char Nolan, and check out our cookbook selections. Our “parklet” will be located in a parking space in front of the library on the 1700…

Adult Young Adult School Age Senior Community Events Culinary Literacy Cooking & Nutrition Book Bike

SmART Readers

Fri, September 21, 2018 3:00 P.M.
Lawncrest 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. Space is limited and registration is encouraged! See the Children's Librarian for more information and to register.…

School Age Family Programs Children

Construction Club

Fri, September 21, 2018 3:30 P.M.
Richmond Library

Build with LEGOs, MagnaTiles, KEVA planks, Straws & Connectors, and more. All ages welcome. Children under seven must be accompanied by an adult.

School Age Preschool Family Programs Children