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Introduction to Traditional Hand Bookbinding with Ramon Townsend

Sat, June 15, 2024 10:00 A.M.
Parkway Central Library

This class and the waitlist are currently FULL.    Students will be taught essential steps in making a pre- Industrial Revolution binding - Sewing Raised Band signatures on a sewing frame; attaching boards to the text block; quarter binding in leather; and pasting down marbled or…

Take Pride in Yoga!

Sat, June 15, 2024 11:00 A.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

Celebrate LGBTQIA+ Pride & your body through yoga and mindful movement with Craig (they/them)!  

Juneteenth Historical and Cultural Institution Resource and Information Fair

Sat, June 15, 2024 1:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

In collaboration with the Black Docents Collective, come and learn about Black Historical and Cultural Resources in Philadelphia at the Heim Center for Cultural and Civic Engagement at Parkway Central Library as we celebrate this African American Day of Freedom. Participating organizations,…


Sat, June 15, 2024 2:00 P.M.
Kensington Library

The Clay Studio's Claymobile is bringing a pop-up ceramics studio to the library! Create with a professional artist. All materials will be provided and no experience is needed. Please be aware that working with clay can get messy - if possible, bring an extra shirt or wear clothes that can…

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Get Ready for an Exciting Summer of Wonder at the Free Library!

Summer of Wonder is the Free Library's flagship summer reading challenge for all ages. Participants can attend library programs, find new books to read, and explore activities to stay engaged throughout the summer. Summer of Wonder starts on… continue reading

By Administrator    May 29, 2024    2   

Teen Job Fair at McPherson Square Library on Tuesday, April 30

Teens often come into McPherson Square Library during the summer months looking for jobs, which inspired the library staff to host their first Teen Job Fair in 2021. Three years later, this has become an annual event. Teens and… continue reading

By Vincent E.    April 24, 2024   

The Philadelphia Parent and Youth Resource Fair is Saturday, April 27

Looking for free and low-cost summer activities that are safe and adult-supervised for children, teens, and families? The 2024 City of Philadelphia Parent and Youth Resource Fair will be held Saturday, April 27 from 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. at… continue reading

By Bridget G.    April 19, 2024    2   

Want To Learn How to Skateboard?

An adrenaline rush is defined as a physical feeling of intense excitement and stimulation caused by the release of adrenaline from the adrenal glands. That’s gnarly! Do you know what else is gnarly? Learning how to skateboard! The… continue reading

By Brianna V.    April 10, 2024   

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