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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:  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

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

                           Free Wi-Fi 

                             Join the

       Friends of the Oak Lane Library!

 Click here for a Membership form.


Fill in the form online and email it to:

and mail in your payment to:

    Marita Krivda Poxon

    Secretary, Friends of the Oak Lane Library

    904 Oak Lane Avenue

    Philadelphia, PA 19126

Or mail the completed form with your payment.

Make check or money order payable to:

     Friends of the Oak Lane Library


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