Oak Lane Library
Check out upcoming and ongoing events at the lively
Oak Lane Library!
Here's a detailed list packed with Summer of Wonder activities---also in calendar format.
Free summer program for kids -- GSK Science in the Summer
Tue Jul 17 & Wed Jul 18
This summer, thousands of students across the country will learn about the sun
and the stars, Earth's moon, space travel, and more when GSK Science in the
Summer returns to local libraries and community centers for its 32nd year. This
science education program is administered by the Franklin Institute. Classes are
small, with 16 students each, so register early!
Level 1: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (for students entering grades 2 and 3)
Level 2: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (for students entering grades 4 through 6)
Registration starts Mon May 14 at 12:00 PM. Arrive 10 minutes early to check in
for class. Please wear sneakers to the classes for safety. For more info, visit:
www.scienceinthesummer.com. Contact Youth Services and Programs at
215-686-5372 if you have questions.
Family Movie Nights Mondays 6:00 PM
Community Meeting Room. Refreshments provided.
Jun 25: Wonder Aug 6: A Series of Unfortunate Events
Jul 9: Ferdinand Aug 20: Coco
Jul 23: The Greatest Showman
Got Game Movie Series Mon 6:00 PM
Adults and teens can watch sports-themed movies. Get your popcorn here!
Jun 18: He Got Game Jul 30: Love and Basketball*
Jul 2: Creed* Aug 13: 42: The Jackie Robinson Story*
Jul 16: Major League Aug 27: The Bingo Long Travelling All-stars+
* PG-13 + PG
It's a Mystery Book Club Wed 6:00 PM
Limited copies of the books are available free for attendees. Led by Deb Ahrens.
Jun 27: Murder at the Brightwell by Ashley Weaver
Jul 25: Wicked Autumn by G.M. Maillet
Aug 29: A Beautiful Blue Death by Charles Finch
Teen Tuesdays 2:00 PM Jun 19 - Jul 31
Kids Arts & Crafts 2:00 PM Jun 13 - Aug 1 Wed.
Young Writers Group 1:00 PM Jun 15 - Aug 3 Thu.
Bored Games Day 2:00 PM Jun 15 - Aug 3 Fri.
Tai Chi for Adults with Darrel Bryant
Thu 1:30-2:30 PM Jun 14 - Aug 9
2nd Mondays 6:30 PM Writer's Group. Free.
Meets from September to June. Led by H. Victoria Hargro Atkerson.
Jun 11: Susan Gross
Questions? Call 215-888-9018.
Oak Lane Bibliophiles Book Discussions Wed 6:30-8:00 PM
Refreshments from 6:00-6:30
Jun 6: Forging Freedom: The Formation of Philadelphia's Black Community
by Gary B. Nash
Jul 11: The Supremes at Earl's All You Can Eat by Edward K. Moore
Discussion led by Freida Williams.
Sep 5: How Dare the Sun Rise: Memoirs of a War Child by Sandra Uwiringiyimana
Oct 3: Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue
Nov 7: Never Caught: The Washingtons' Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave,
Ona Judge by Erica Armstrong Dunbar
Dec 5: Planning for 2019!
Branch staff will assist in obtaining copies of the books from the Free Library system.
For questions, or to sign up to lead a discussion, contact Deb Ahrens, Branch Manager, at 215-685-2848 or AhrensD@freelibrary.org.
Free Library, Oak Lane Branch
6614 N. 12th Street
Philadelphia, Pa 19126
Mon, Wed 12-8 PM
Tue, Thu 10-6 PM
Fri, Sat 10-5 PM
Friends of the Oak Lane Library!
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and mail in your payment to:
Marita Krivda Poxon
Secretary, Friends of the Oak Lane Library
904 Oak Lane Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19126
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Friends of the Oak Lane Library
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