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Adult coloring program starts tomorrow!
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Check out this year's beautiful summer reading banner made by LEAP - Free Library of Philadelphia staff!
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Summer reading isn't just for kids and teens! While you're waiting at the front desk, write your name on a card for the chance to win new books and a $25 ShopRite gift card!
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We are excited to host "Camp Play & Learn" this summer! For students entering grades 1-3, this free two-week camp will run from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., August 6-17. Literacy activities, read alouds, games, crafts, and more will help children stretch their minds and imaginations. Breakfast and lunch are provided. Space is limited to 15 students. Stop by the library to pick up the application form!
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We are open today! Come check out our beautiful new children's space!
We're tabling outside until 2:00 p.m. to celebrate the first day of Summer Reading! We have free books for adults, teens and children!
We made rainbow ribbon streamers at yesterday's Free Library of Pride storytime!
Whitman Library will be closed starting Friday, June 8 for the installation of a beautiful new children’s play space. We welcome you to see it in person at a ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday, June 18 at 12:00 p.m.
Updated Jun 06
Hi Pennsport, My wife and I are looking to buy a home in the 400 block of Moore St. area. In our research, though, we've noticed that in the past month there have been 2 shootings near that area and at least 2 more within a 15 min walk. Up to May though it seems Pennsport was relatively quiet. Trulia lists the crime as low relative to Philadelphia and other sites also claim crime in the area isn't bad.
We'd like some insider thoughts; homes in Philadelphia are getting up there in price and if possible I'd like to avoid a costly mistake. I look forward to getting some inside perspective.
#Pride Storytime on Thursday! After storytime, make your own rainbow ribbon streamer and enjoy rainbow ice pops. Find us in the meeting room starting at 4:00 p.m.
Taking our rehearsal on the road tonight.. Join us at “Toll Man Joe’s” 26 E. Oregon Ave, right off Front St! Toll Man’s has all you can eat crabs tonight to go along with our entertainment and the rest of their good eats and cold drinks! See ya there, we’ll start around 8pm! 🎷🎼🍻🦀
Gonna try a little something different tomorrow night, June 5th.. come hang out with us at “Toll Man Joe’s”, 26 E. Oregon Avenue, for a little away game rehearsal starting 8pm! We’ll polish up a few tunes while you enjoy some fine food (we hear it’s all you can eat crabs tomorrow at Toll Mans, too) and sip some fine beverages.. we’ll have a few with you when we’re done!! 🍻
Updated Jun 02
Caution Neighbors- Thief stealing packages from residence. See photos.
Thank you to everyone who came to Saturday's book sale! The money raised from this sale will sustain this summer's yoga classes. If you couldn't make it, we still have some books for sale on our Friends of The Whitman Library-Philadelphia cart, located near the library's meeting room.
Come see what you can build at today's Build It! program! Find us in the children's area starting at 3:00 p.m.
Important Committee work at our meeting tonight!
The Free Library will be closed on Monday, May 28, in observance of Memorial Day.
We still have a few spots left for GSK Science in the Summer!
Our used book sale scheduled for tomorrow will be held next Saturday, May 26, due to the rainy weather forecast. Hope you can make it!
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We had fun reading to Bella The Philly Phrenchie last night! The next PAWS for People program with Bella will be in July; please stay tuned for dates!
Individuals with hearings scheduled on Thursday should contact the Bureau of Administrative Adjudication at 888-591-3636 to schedule a new hearing date. The unclaimed vehicle auction scheduled for Thursday on the 2500 block of S. Swanson Street will be rescheduled for a later date.This article has 5 other Philadelphia locations (Show)
The Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl Parade will step off from Broad Street and Pattison Avenue at 11:00AM, on Thursday, February 8, traveling northbound on Broad Street to S. Penn...
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Thank you to all who helped us celebrate Love Your Park by cleaning the park areas. A very special Thank you to XFinity Live! for providing the funding for our ponies.
Just a reminder: Tomorrow, May 12 is Love Your Park Day at Marconi Plaza. Cleaning the park from 10 am till noon. meet at the bocce court..........rakes, gloves and bags are provided ......Pony rides and face painting at 15th and Bigler Sts. from noon till 3 pm. Rain is forecasted to end by 9 am, so everything at this time is a go.....
Registration for GSK Science in the Summer opens Monday at noon!
We are open 2:00-6:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 10.
Please take a minute to use this link to email City Council and Mayor Kenney.
Vare Washington Home and School is hosting movie night this Friday, May 11, showing "The Incredibles". Doors open at 5:45, movie starts at 6:30 sharp! Tickets are $3 at the door and include a slice of pizza and bottled water. This event is open to the community, so everyone is welcome!
Just a brief note about a dog park in Marconi Plaza....a dog park is costly to enclose in fencing and it must be maintained by an administrative group with rules and regulations. Our friends group does not have the personnel to initiate or maintain such an undertaking. Interested parties can approach this with the city and check out feasibility.
We have been receiving many complaints about dog owners allowing their dogs to run free off of leashes. This practice is against the law and can be dangerous to children and other dogs. Please have your dog leashed in Marconi Plaza, both east and west sides and please, pick up your dog's waste. Again, it is the law and it is common courtesy.
Please join us for our Love Your Park Week activities on Saturday, May 12, 2018. We will be cleaning the park from 10 am till noon and we will meet at the bocce court. We supply rakes, gloves and bags. At noon till 3 pm there will be pony rides and face painting at 15th and Bigler Streets.
Thank you to everyone who came out to Herman's Coffee this morning! We had a successful raffle and many beautiful kaleidoscopes created by the kids. Congrats to Devin for winning the Coffee Roasting Experience!