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Welcome! From craft to college prep, from movie screenings to film making the Free Library has it all for teens! Check out an event at your local library or visit the Teen Space at the Parkway Central Library on Vine Street. Find awesome programs around the city and find your next great read!

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Chair Yoga

Fri, April 23, 2021 10:00 A.M.
Fumo Family Library

Join us each Friday at 10:00 a.m. for Chair Yoga live on the Fumo Family Library Facebook Page . The program will be taught by Kate Howell, a certified yoga teacher with over seven years of experience teaching in the Philadelphia area. Chair Yoga is a twist on traditional yoga making it…

Feeling to Create

Fri, April 23, 2021 10:00 A.M.
Lillian Marrero Library

Adults and teens are invited to Feeling to Create on Fridays   Join us on Facebook  or Instagram   

Virtual Science Fiction Book Discussion Group

Fri, April 23, 2021 10:30 A.M.
Chestnut Hill Library

Do you love to read Science Fiction?  Do you like to talk about what you are reading?  If so, then this group is for you.  Join us to discuss Brian Herbert's Dune . Each month we will read a different book.  The discussion will take place on Zoom, and you can connect by…

Virtual Friday Trivia

Fri, April 23, 2021 12:00 P.M.
Lillian Marrero Library

Themed trivia questions posted weekly for middle school students. Themes include, but are not limited to, Disney, Marvel, pop culture, history, science, and sports!  Posted biweekly on Fridays at 12pm FB @ LillianMarreroBranch IG @ LillianMarreroLibrary

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Blog Posts

Baking with Becca: Cooking Outside the Box

Baking with Becca began at Whitman Library , nestled between 2nd and 3rd Streets on Snyder Avenue in South Philly. When COVID hit, we had to take a long break. I continued to grow and learn to strengthen this class and to steel myself during an… continue reading

By Rebecca M.    April 8, 2021    1   

Celebrating Trans Day of Visibility with the Field Teen Center

March 31 is International Trans Day of Visibility , which honors the trans community and celebrates transgender, nonbinary, and gender non-conforming people. The annual celebration was created in 2010 by Rachel Crandall, a co-founder of… continue reading

By Megan J.    March 29, 2021   

Teen Author Content | Inspiring BIPOC Women

by Brianna Arce - LEAP Teen Leader Happy Women’s History Month! This month we celebrate the contributions of women to history, culture, and society. As a young Latina woman, I wish to see the stories of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People… continue reading

By Emily S.    March 23, 2021   

Storytime Pivots During COVID Times

This blog post was written by Becky Shaknovich, Department Head of Parkway Central Library's Children's Department and Field Teen Center . Becky was a member of Cohort 7 of the Skills for Community-Centered Libraries training… continue reading

By Community-Centered Libraries    March 3, 2021