21 hours ago

West Oak Lane Library is on the REBUILD list!...

West Oak Lane Library is on the REBUILD list!

    City Council approves first 64 Rebuild sites: Here's what's coming! | Office of the Mayor
    In early June 2018, City Council approved the first round of sites for Rebuild! Here's what that means and why that's important. Rebuild is the City's program to improve parks, rec centers, playgrounds, and libraries across Philly's neighborhoods. Most sites will be funded through bonds paid for by the Philadelphia Beverage Tax.
    https://beta.phila.gov

4 days ago

person walking trying to open all automobiles doors which are left unlocked.

There's a man walking down 7500 block of Limekiln Pike and he's checking all doors to your automobiles to see if they were left unlocked. 2 people have had things taken from their automobiles due to their own negligence. He's a petty thief who takes cartons of water and paper towels toilet paper and any change you may have in your car. He even took handicapped placards left in the glove compartment.Please take a moment and lock your doors.He goes from car to car. I witnessed him doing this but he moves quickly.

5 days ago

Yesterdays meeting at Woodcrest Church

Hello Neighbors,

I was unable to attending Thursdays meeting regarding the relocation of Ad Prima Charter to Mt. Airy. I was hoping that someone would be able to provide some information on the meeting.

Thanks

5 days ago

  • ZONING PERMIT

    INSTALLATION OF REPLACEMENT REPLACEMENT 4" HIGH, NEW FENCING 8" HIGH NEW MESH SCREENING 20' HIGH AND 25' HIGH. REPLACEMENT OF DOUGOUTS AND SCOREBOARD. CONSTRUCTION OF NEW ACCESS WALKWAY REPLACEMENT OF EXISTING BLEACHERS BEHIND HOME BASE AND REMOVAL OF BLEACHERS ALONG THE SIDELINES.

    1531-67 VERNON RD Issued June 13, 2018 Comment

5 days ago

Jun 13

Jun 11

Free Library of Pride For the second year, th...

Free Library of Pride For the second year, the Free Library of Philadelphia is going all out for Pride, with neary 50 LGBTQ-related events at its more than 20 branches. “The Free Library of Pride program is really driven by librarians, and the the librarians are really responding to the needs that they see from their patrons,” says Andrew Nurkin, head of the Free Library’s Center for Public Life. That means events for all ages, ranging from the scholarly to the silly. Here are a few highlights and the entire lineup of events: https://libwww.freelibrary.org/calendar/main/home/page/1/terms/free-library-of-pride

    Celebrate Pride Month by returning to its roots
    June is Pride Month, which means celebrations of the LGBTQ community all month long, including the 30th annual Philadelphia Pride Parade this weekend. Pride has become synonymous with rainbow flags, day drinking, and glitter, but it began with the riots at the Stonewall Inn in 1969 and was fueled by decades of activism - raising awareness about AIDS, agitating for equal rights and marriage equality.
    https://whyy.org

Jun 08

Jun 07

West Oak Lane Library shared Free Library You...

Summer of Wonder is HERE! Come on down and see us at West Oak Lane Library.

    Free Library Youth Services
    Free Library Youth Services added a new photo.
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Jun 05

We had a great time today making rainbow slim...

We had a great time today making rainbow slime!

    West Oak Lane Library
    We had a great time today making rainbow slime!
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Jun 01

May 30

While there are many different formats these ...

While there are many different formats these days - it looks like traditional books may be best for some children.

    What's Going On In Your Child's Brain When You Read Them A Story?
    "I want The Three Bears!" These days parents, caregivers and teachers have lots of options when it comes to fulfilling that request. You can read a picture book, put on a cartoon, play an audiobook, or even ask Alexa. A newly published study gives some insight into what may be happening inside young children's brains in each of those situations.
    https://www.npr.org

May 30

Online Summer of Wonder programming starts Ju...

Online Summer of Wonder programming starts June 1!

    Summer of Wonder
    Summer is a great time to visit the Free Library! For children and teens, a summer at the library forms a bridge between grade levels so that learning doesn't stop when the weather heats up. Visit the library or participate online for a summer full of fun books and activities.
    https://libwww.freelibrary.org

May 30

Commercial Robbery 6233 Woodland Ave DC 18 12 036966

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    Commercial Robbery 6233 Woodland Ave DC 18 12 036966
    On Saturday, May 19, 2018, at 1:30 pm, an unknown black female entered the Payless Shoe store located at 6233 Woodland Avenue. While inside the suspect was confronted by a store employee for attempting to leave the store with several pairs of shoes concealed inside her purse.
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May 29

More than just books!

More than just books!

    Why Philly's crumbling libraries aren't just libraries anymore | Mike Newall
    In a 103-year-old library in Southwest Philadelphia, where the roof is leaky, the windows are drafty, and the heating and cooling system is as finicky as an old crank, three men sat under dull lights at a bank of computers, trying to land a job.
    http://www.philly.com

May 21

All kinds of fun things to do at West Oak Lan...

All kinds of fun things to do at West Oak Lane Library!

    West Oak Lane Library
    All kinds of fun things to do at West Oak Lane Library!
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May 19

The West Oak Lane Jazz and Arts Festival upda...

    The West Oak Lane Jazz and Arts Festival
    The West Oak Lane Jazz and Arts Festival updated their cover photo.
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May 17

May 16

Wet Walter is movin' on up!

Wet Walter is movin' on up!

    West Oak Lane Library
    Wet Walter is movin' on up!
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May 16

West Oak Lane Library updated their cover pho...

    West Oak Lane Library
    West Oak Lane Library updated their cover photo.
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May 15

Please join Art Matthews in a discussion of h...

Please join Art Matthews in a discussion of his book, Historical Commemoration of the Black in Blue. The book is a collection of photos and articles that commemorate some of the accomplishments of African Americans in law enforcement; primarily in the Philadelphia Police Department. Mr. Matthews has researched the ten-year campaign (from 1871 to 1881) by the African American citizens of the historic 7th Ward, to hire African Americans as police officers. Copies of the book will be available. Thursday, May 17, 2018 6:30 P.M.

    West Oak Lane Library
    West Oak Lane Library, Philadelphia, PA. 433 likes. Show your appreciation for your local library - become a fan of West Oak Lane today! Want your updates in 140 characters or less? Check out our...
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May 14

Learn more about the Free Library's Culinary ...

Learn more about the Free Library's Culinary Literacy Center!

    Through Cooking, Immigrants Better Understand English, America
    Food and conversation go together like love and marriage; they are a natural pairing, one that evokes home and comfort. That is exactly why the Free Library of Philadelphia offers cooking classes to immigrants and refugees. They learn American cooking, sure, but they also learn the English language.
    https://www.voanews.com

May 11

Nom, nom, nom, nom. Wet Walter the Pleco love...

Nom, nom, nom, nom. Wet Walter the Pleco loves zucchini. Keep this in mind summer gardeners!

    West Oak Lane Library
    Nom, nom, nom, nom. Wet Walter the Pleco loves zucchini. Keep this in mind summer gardeners!
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May 11

Robbery 74XX Stenton Ave DC 18 14 037080

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Shooting 654 E Wishart St DC# 14 24 105823 - Duration: 2:24. PhiladelphiaPolice 20,622 views

Commercial Robbery 5262 Walnut St DC 16 18 043741 - Duration: 3:38. PhiladelphiaPolice 2,312 views

Robbery 5610 Lancaster Ave DC# 14 19 004884 - Duration: 2:32. PhiladelphiaPolice 4,108 views

Burglary 1 Franklin Mills Cir DC# 14 08 029406 - Duration: 3:06. PhiladelphiaPolice 4,546 views

Shooting 6328 Rising Sun Ave DC# 14 02 036898 - Duration: 2:26. PhiladelphiaPolice 4,881 views

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    Robbery 74XX Stenton Ave DC 18 14 037080
    Between 7:30 PM, on Thursday May 3, 2018 and 11:30 AM, on Friday May 4, 2018, two unknown males grabbed the victim and forced them back into their car point of gun while in the area of 74XX Stenton Avenue. After riding around for several minutes the victim was let go.
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May 11

Weather is fine for Pokemon Go

Weather is fine for Pokemon Go

    What the Free Library learned about civic engagement from Pokémon Go - Generocity Philly
    Yes, Pokémon Go is still a thing. The augmented reality game for smartphones exploded in Summer 2016 and while its popularity has certainly dwindled, it still had 65 million active monthly users a year out (and still prompts meetups in Philadelphia). The game can obviously bring people together.
    https://generocity.org

May 11

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May 09

May 07

Not just books and databases at the Free Libr...

Not just books and databases at the Free Library of Philadelphia

    Get cooking at the Free Library's Culinary Literacy Center
    Get out of a cooking rut and try one of a free and low cost cooking class. Plus, see how the CLC brings together the intersection of literacy, food, and nutrition in its various offerings. - Anna Nguyen, Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News
    http://www.philly.com

May 06

  • Theft

May 03

May 02

Toddler storytime this morning featured "My C...

Toddler storytime this morning featured "My Cousin Momo", the Pennsylvania One Book Every Young Child title for 2018. We followed the story with a craft that gave the children an opportunity to explore creating and positive self-expression.

    West Oak Lane Library
    Toddler storytime this morning featured "My Cousin Momo", the Pennsylvania One Book Every Young Child title for 2018. We followed the story with a craft that gave the children an opportunity to...
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May 01

Apr 30

Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church is offering as...

Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church is offering assistance for those who may have an outstanding warrant. Information sessions will be held tomorrow, May 1st through May 3rd from 10am-3pm at Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church, 2800 W. Cheltenham Ave. Call 267-765-6898 for more info or visit the website below. PLEASE DO NOT BRING CHILDREN! https://phlsafereturn.wordpress.com/

    A Community Collaboration
    Do You Have An Outstanding Warrant? Find Out More (click here).
    http://phlsafereturn.wordpress.com

Apr 28

Court program allows people with certain warrants to turn themselves in at church

The “Philadelphia Safe Return” program will take place between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Tuesday to Thursday at Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church, 2800 W. Cheltenham Ave., in East Mount Airy.

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It will not handle active arrest warrants. For that, court officials said, people should head to a local police district. The program also will not cover Family Court probation and bench warrants for either adults or juveniles; those warrants should be handled at Family Court, 1501 Arch St.

Parking is available at the church. A shuttle service will be offered from the Olney Transportation Center, at Broad Street and Olney Avenue. Children will not be allowed to attend.

    Court program allows people with certain warrants to turn themselves in at church
    Philadelphia Safe Return, a three-day event next Tuesday through Thursday, will allow people with certain outstanding warrants to turn themselves in at Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church, meet with a defense attorney, receive an expedited hearing, and possibly get a favorable outcome.
    http://www.philly.com

Apr 27

Great news!

Great news!

    Vanguard donates $3M to Free Library of Philadelphia for child literacy
    The Free Library of Philadelphia received the largest corporate grant in its history from the Vanguard Strong Start for Kids Program, the library said on Thursday. The $3 million grant over three years aims to improve early childhood literacy and language development in low-income communities by partnering with local child care sites.
    http://www.philly.com

Apr 27

Philadelphia Courts to Hokld 3-Day ‘Safe Return’ for Peole with Outstanding Warrants

On Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday — May 1, May 2, & May 3 — from 10 AM to 3:00 p.m., a Safe Return will be held at Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church, 2800 W. Cheltenham Avenue in the East Mt. Airy section of Philadelphia (19150)

    Philadelphia Courts to Hokld 3-Day 'Safe Return' for Peole with Outstanding Warrants
    On Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday - May 1, May 2, & May 3 - from 10 AM to 3:00 p.m., a Safe Return will be held at Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church, 2800 W. Cheltenham Avenue in the East Mt.
    http://www.phillyrecord.com

Apr 26

Opening church doors, closing cases of Philly defendants

Safe Return will take place May 1 through May 3 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Enon Tabernacle Church, 2800 W. Cheltenham Ave. Free transportation will be available from Broad and Olney to the church and back again.

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Safe Return will take place May 1 through May 3 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Enon Tabernacle Church, 2800 W. Cheltenham Ave. Free transportation will be available from Broad and Olney to the church and back again.

    Opening church doors, closing cases of Philly defendants
    Philadelphia Municipal Court and the Court of Common Pleas are going to church. Starting Tuesday, Enon Tablernacle Baptist Church in Cheltenham will host Philadelphia Safe Return, a three-day event for anyone with an outstanding city warrant to come clean.
    https://whyy.org

Apr 25

West Oak Lane Library shared Free Library of ...

Come be inspired at your neighborhood library too!

    Poetry conveys sense of Philadelphia community : Community : WHYY
    Fresh Air opens the window on contemporary arts and issues with guests from worlds as diverse as literature and economics. Terry Gross hosts this multi-award-winning daily interview and features program. Listen 5:34 National Poetry Month is winding down. A few weeks ago, Morning Edition host Jennifer Lynn did a call out for poems penned by WHYY listeners about their communities.
    https://whyy.org

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