Teens

Teen Reading

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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Drop-In Computer Help with Maryam

Sat, January 19, 2019 10:00 A.M.
Charles Santore Library

Do you need some one-on-one help using your computer, tablet or smart phone? Maryam is here 2 days a week to help beginning mid-January to May from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Adult Young Adult Senior Computer Classes Computers Technology

DIY with Abigail

Sat, January 19, 2019 1:00 P.M.
Fumo Family Library

We’ll make something new that you can take home with you every time we meet, such as bouncy balls and some fun crafts that the group suggests! For kids in grades K-12.   

Young Adult School Age Arts and Crafts Programs arts & crafts

LGBTQ Teen Cafe

Sat, January 19, 2019 1:30 P.M.
Tacony Library

LGBTQ Teen Café 1:30-4:00 Air hockey!  Crafts!  Gaming!  Jigsaw puzzles!  Snacks! Learn something new, meet new friends, or come to just chill. Refreshments provided by Sawtown Tavern

Young Adult Other Great Programs LGBTQ Free Library of Pride

Crochet Club

Sat, January 19, 2019 1:30 P.M.
Kingsessing Library

Come experience the joy of crochet. Whether you’re a beginner or have been crocheting for years, you’ll have fun in this club led by a crochet artist from the community.

Adult Young Adult School Age Other Great Programs Crafts & Hobbies Crochet arts & crafts

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Check Out These Fun Free Library Programs Taking Place Over Winter Break

Are you looking for activities to keep your children engaged over Winter Break? Check out these diverse programs taking place in Free Library locations around the city. We have events for toddlers through teens. Try something new, explore your local branch, and have fun some fun at the Free Library this Winter Break!| Sunday, December… continue reading

By Molly B.   December 26, 2018    children's programs family programs Teens Pre-K

Love Hallmark Christmas Movies? Give These Teen Holiday Reads a Look!

2018, it’s been quite a year, am I right? I know that by this point every year we’re all like, “WOW, what a year!”, but this year especially feels like we are on track for record length. So in this, possibly the longest year ever, it feels like it's time for some light entertainment. Maybe you are the kind of person… continue reading

By Rachel F.   December 18, 2018    Holidays Teens recommendations YA Literature pop culture

It's Time for the Winter Reading Challenge!

December is here and that means it’s time for the  Winter Reading Challenge ! Adults, parents, and students can create accounts online to track reading minutes, practice writing book reviews, and read book reviews completed by their peers. There is also an option to register a class or group—perfect for daytime teachers,… continue reading

By Molly B.   December 5, 2018    2   children's programs reading Teens Children's books Pre-K adult learners

Spanglish Se Habla Aquí

With an estimated 62 million Spanish speakers  residing in the US, the United States now has the second largest Spanish-speaking population in the world after Mexico. But for many bilingual Americans, their preferred everyday tongue is "Spanglish", a comfortable mix of Spanish and English that's spoken with friends,… continue reading

By Violet L.   November 16, 2018    languages Teens Poetry