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Computer Help

Mon, December 11, 2017 12:00 P.M.
Wynnefield Library

Make an appointment for one-on-one computer help with a Digital Resource Specialist. To request an appointment, email WadeW@freelibrary.org or WyldeR@freelibrary.org. Available every Monday! Or attend a class!  Class sessions are held Mondays at 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.…

Adult Young Adult Senior Computer Classes Computers Technology

Movie Night: A Christmas Story

Mon, December 11, 2017 6:00 P.M.
Oak Lane Library

Watch the holiday classic about a midwestern family navigating everyday life in hte mid-twentieth century.  Light refreshments will be served.  All ages welcome.  This movie was first shown in 1983, and is rated PG.

Adult Young Adult School Age Toddler Senior Film Screening

Spinning Yarns

Mon, December 11, 2017 6:30 P.M.
Fumo Family Library

Bring your latest project and enjoy a relaxing, low-key evening of crafting at the library.  All fiber arts are welcome.  This program is intended for adults. Mondays at 6:30 p.m.     

Adult Senior Arts and Crafts Programs arts & crafts

2nd Monday Writers Group

Mon, December 11, 2017 6:30 P.M.
Oak Lane Library

Are you a writer who needs some motivation and encouragement? We can provide this, as well as technical skills and information that can direct you towards completing tasks for publication and discovery.  A great support group no matter what stage of the process you are in,…

Adult Senior Workshops and Enrichment Art Literature

Monday Poets Addendum: Look & See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry

Mon, December 11, 2017 6:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

The Parkway Central Library is thrilled to host a screening of the Sundance documentary Look & See : a cinematic portrait of farmer and writer Wendell Berry . The first documentary about Wendell Berry, Look & See captures the rolling hills and close-knit community of Berry's his home…

Adult Young Adult Senior Film Screening Monday Poets Reading Series Poetry

Fair Districts of PA monthly meeting

Mon, December 11, 2017 6:30 P.M.
Walnut Street West

League of Women Voters of PA and Fair Districts of PA will meet to discuss gerrymandering, voter registration, and voters rights.

Adult Senior Discussion and Participation Politics

Relax with Pre-Holiday Yoga

Wed, December 13, 2017 6:30 P.M.
Falls of Schuylkill Library

Are you already stressed about the holidays?  Come in and let an experienced yoga instructor set your mind (and body) at ease, and learn to relax through breathing and posture.  Participation is optional, but if you want to join in, please wear comfortable clothes and bring a water…

Adult Senior Health Programs Yoga

Fiber Craft Group

Wed, December 13, 2017 6:30 P.M.
Blanche A. Nixon/Cobbs Creek Library

Fiber artists and those wanting to learn are invited to join us. Bring your latest project and enjoy an evening of crafting and conversation with fellow artists. Assistance with knitting and crochet projects usually available. All skill levels welcome. 

Adult Young Adult Senior Arts and Crafts Programs Crochet Knitting

Animal Rights - Talk & Discussion

Wed, December 13, 2017 7:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Is it morally wrong to eat animal products? Is it acceptable for companies to test products on animals in ways that risk harming or killing them? Is hunting a morally acceptable recreational activity? Professor Brian Berkey, from the Wharton School of Business, will introduce arguments on…

Adult Young Adult School Age Senior Discussion and Participation Speakers and Lectures Social Science Animals and Nature

Reading and Tea | Senior Book Club

Thu, December 14, 2017 2:00 P.M.
Logan Library

Do love to read?  Do you like to talk?  Then join us for a book club.  Our first selection is Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God .  All participants will receive their own copy of the book.  Enjoy tea, cookies and great conversation with us.

Senior Discussion and Participation Seniors

A Christmas Carol, performed by Philadelphia Artists Collective

Thu, December 14, 2017 6:00 P.M.
The Rosenbach

The Philadelphia Artists’ Collective brings Charles Dickens’ text to life through a Dramatic Reading of A Christmas Carol. Starting with Dickens’ own adaptation for his solo performances, the PAC presents a two-person reading event accompanied by live music and…

Adult Young Adult School Age Senior Other Great Programs Literature Performing Arts

CityLife Clinic: Adult Nutrition Workshop

Fri, December 15, 2017 10:30 A.M.
Walnut Street West

This workshop, led by a registered dietitian, is being offered by the Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative's Adult and Senior Nutrition Program in conjunction with CityLife Clinics. The Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative (AUNI) is a program of the Netter Center for Community Partnerships at…

Adult Senior Health Programs Culinary Literacy Cooking & Nutrition Education Health

Chinese Brush Painting with Derek Wang

Sat, December 16, 2017 10:00 A.M.
Parkway Central Library

Chinese Painting, or "GuoHua", is a unique art form with a long history. The earliest existing artwork can be traced to 200 AD, and used on the same mediums and tools that are in use today. The key elements in Chinese painting is line art with brush, and ink art, with unique effect on…

Adult Young Adult Senior Arts and Crafts Programs Art arts & crafts

Stories Alive: Family Story Hour for Incarcerated Parents and Their Children

Sat, December 16, 2017 10:00 A.M.
Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library

Stories Alive gives incarcerated parents the opportunity to read and connect with their children during a live videoconference call. Families who participate will get books to take home and keep! Stories Alive is available to children and caregivers with family members at the Curran-Fromhold and…

Adult Young Adult School Age Preschool Toddler Senior Family Programs Storytimes Children Family Literacy Social Justice

Grand Reopening!

Sat, December 16, 2017 11:00 A.M.
Lovett Memorial Library

We will reopen to the public today with a full lineup of fun activities.  Bring your kids, bring your neighbors, bring your friends - from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.. Stay tuned for more info on the day's schedule.

Adult Young Adult School Age Preschool Toddler Senior Community Events Family

Crochet and Knitting Club

Sat, December 16, 2017 1:00 P.M.
Wynnefield Library

Join Sisters Interacting through Stitches , as they create items which are donated to local, national, and international organizations.  Club members are willing to teach the art of crocheting and knitting to interested adults and teens. All skill levels welcome.

Adult Young Adult Senior Arts and Crafts Programs Crafts & Hobbies Crochet Knitting

Miniature Wearable Book Workshop

Sat, December 16, 2017 2:00 P.M.
Oak Lane Library

A miniature book is a book smaller than 3 inches in any direction that has been worn and carried in pockets for hundreds of years. In this workshop participants will sew two miniature blank case bindings that we will then made into a pair of earrings or two pendants with cords.…

Adult Young Adult Senior Workshops and Enrichment Arts and Crafts Programs Crafts & Hobbies Special Collections Teens Big and Small, Books for All

Christmas Concert

Sat, December 16, 2017 3:30 P.M.
Walnut Street West

Christmas Songs performed on saxophone.

Adult Young Adult School Age Preschool Toddler Senior Family Programs Live Performances Music

Sundays on Stage: Samba to Salsa's A Journey Through Latin Percussion

Sun, December 17, 2017 2:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Samba to Salsa celebrates the traditions of Latin and Brazilian percussiontaking you on a journey through the origins, history and classic rhythms of samba, salsa, and more. This series is made possible by funding from the Philadelphia City Institute Board of Managers. Montgomery Auditorium…

Adult Young Adult School Age Preschool Toddler Senior Family Programs Live Performances Sundays on Stage Children Family Music

Computer Help

Mon, December 18, 2017 12:00 P.M.
Wynnefield Library

Make an appointment for one-on-one computer help with a Digital Resource Specialist. To request an appointment, email WadeW@freelibrary.org or WyldeR@freelibrary.org. Available every Monday! Or attend a class!  Class sessions are held Mondays at 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.…

Adult Young Adult Senior Computer Classes Computers Technology