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We’re taking story time outside to our lovely courtyard on this gorgeous spring day
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This Wednesday at 6 p.m.- We're the next stop on the School Board Listening Tour! Students, parents, educators and residents are invited to attend these events and share their views on the challenges and opportunities facing public education in Philadelphia. Children are welcome and food will be provided.
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Our phone lines remain out of service. We do not have an estimate for when service might be restored. Phone inquiries can be directed to other neighborhood libraries. Thank you and we are sorry for the inconvenience.
Please be advised: The Fox Chase Library is currently without phone service.
Is anyone interested in learning about foraging? We're considering scheduling a class on it for one of our meetings. This weekend you can check out this event In Wissahickon Park.
Today is the third Thursday of the month, so the Fox Chase Library will have a delayed opening of 2:00 for professional development. Materials can be returned to the book drop boxes in front of the library or renewed online or over the phone.
It's Election Day. Make your vote count.
Hear ye hear ye! The annual Friends of Fox Chase Library Book Sale and Craft Fair will be on Saturday, June 2 from 9-3! Bake Sale! Raffle! Come one, come all!!!
We are looking forward to this morning's Downsizing Program with Adriane Weinberg of An Organized Approach! Also, mark your calendars for three weeks from today - that is the date for the Friends of Fox Chase Library's Annual book sale and craft show! It will take place on Saturday June 2 from 9-3.
Lawncrest Library is hosting GSK Science in the Summer in July!!! The theme is Science of Space. Registration begins Monday, May 14 at 12:00 p.m. The program is for participants entering grades 2 through 6 and registration is required. For more information and to register visit www.scienceinthesummer.com
A nice neighborhood event at Pennypack tomorrow evening
Verizon is working on fiber-optic line replacement at the Fox Chase Neighborhood Library today, which can result in some (hopefully brief) phone outages. Please bear with us!
Due to the primary elections next week, the Rec Advisory and Community Association meetings are the same night. Come out this Tuesday 5/8 to St. William's hall at 6:30 for the Rec Advisory meeting and stay for the Community Association meeting starting at 7. See you then!
We are closing at 4:30 today due to excessive heat.
If anyone local is missing a parakeet it’s currently visiting the library- please share! It’s currently 9:13 am on Thursday May 3
**UPDATE: We went to try to get the bird at 9:45, and it had taken off. We will keep a lookout and see if he returns. If anyone local is missing a parakeet it’s currently visiting the library- please share! It’s currently 9:13 am on Thursday May 3
Garden Meeting and Workday this Saturday 10:00 AM. See you there.
For this Thursday, here's a shot of the garden from July 2013. Our first season!
Getting ready to #GetNerdyPHL! Science After School is happening here from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. This event is part of the 2018 Philadelphia Science Festival, a nine-day long celebration of science happening at locations throughout the Philadelphia region from April 20, 2018 through April 28, 2018. http://bit.ly/1Xvtbqw
For Throw Back Thursday here are some pictures from our Tree Giveaway in 2015.
Please note: ALL Free Library of Philadelphia locations will be closed tomorrow, Wednesday April 18, 2018, for our All Staff Day of professional development. The Fox Chase Library will reopen on Thursday, April 19 at 2:00.
Get ready to #getnerdy! Next Tuesday, April 24th, we’re hosting Science After School, in conjunction with the Philadelphia Science Festival. The event runs from 3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. and will have fun, hands-on science-themed presentations from the Academy of Natural Sciences, Center for Aquatic Sciences at Adventure Aquarium, AnimaLearn, and the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education. For more information and a calendar of events visit https://www.fi.edu/psf.
The Free Library system will be closed on Wednesday, April 18 for staff development. Normal hours will resume on Thursday, April 19.
Join us this Monday April 16 at 6:00 Tuesday April 17 at 2:30 at Librarian Steve Wright presents a program on the Battle of Antietam. We hope you can join us!
The next meeting of the Lawncrest Community Association is Tuesday, April 17th, 2018 at 7:00PM at St. William’s Social Hall. Doors open at 6:30PM.
We have had two cancellations for our air fryer cooking demonstration tonight, so here is your last minute opportunity to get in on the fun! Call Christine at 215-685-0547 to register!
We love the animal habitats some young builders designed today
We had a good work day Saturday. We moved the sign forward. (It was getting crowded by the bush) Cleared the flower beds and started work on the new plots for free vegetables.
We still have spaces available for next week's cooking demonstration, call today to register!
Our next workday is this Saturday, April 7th at 10:00 AM. If you would like to have a plot this year, there are still some available. Come and join us.
Join us for Kitchen Wizards with Kathy Wolper Wednesday April 11 at 6:30 PM Air fryers are all the rage right now! Come learn some fun new ways to cook both sweet and savory dishes using the latest in kitchen innovation. *PARTICIPATION IN THIS PROGRAM IS BY REGISTRATION ONLY* Spaces are limited to 15 people, so call Christine at 215-685-0547 today to register.
You can vote for a Philadelphia Parks project to receive $20,000. Choices include the Pennypack Environmental Center, Carousel House and wheelchair accessible trails.