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Monthly Archives: June 2012

This free program just started but there are still open spots for the ArtWell HeartSpeak Series at the Lillian Marrero Branch of the Free Library (located at 6th and Lehigh). HeartSpeak is a ten part program series that meets Tuesdays at 2 p.m. and is presented by the ArtWell Center. The program uses art as a vehicle to engage teens in a conversation about violence and their vision of peace. The program series will utilize poetry, music, visual arts, media arts, and technology. Teens will learn to explore grief and loss; express the impact of violence; and share their dreams for peace and justice. HeartSpeak will empower teens to make wise choices that collectively impact their culture and community. For more information, call the Marrero branch at (215) 685-9794. 



PS, Junior is launching its free summer writing workshop series at the Free Library of Philadelphia. Workshops will be held at the Tacony, Richmond, Chestnut Hill, and West Oak Lane branches. Stay tuned for more info!

Head over to Musehouse: A Center for the Literary Arts this Saturday, June 23, from 2-3 p.m. for cupcakes, balloons and a celebration of everyone as improvisational actors from StoryUP! present an interactive story for kids. Children of all ages will love contributing their ideas to be used in this hilarious show by actors from Philly’s best improv teams! After the show, kids will have the opportunity to take part in games and activities with the performers. Free admission. Reserve your spot today by calling 267-331-9552. And log on here to learn more about StoryUP! workshops for kids and teens at Musehouse.

The free summer workshops at Spells Writing Lab are almost full. Click here to read about the different workshops and to register.


The kids of Tree House Books have been learning about graphic design with Artist-in-Residence, Cory Popp. Check out what Ciani has to say about what it takes to design a poster.

Temple student Peak Johnson’s most recent Huffington Post column recognizes Spells Writing Lab for their amazing work! Click here to read it!

Stop by your neighborhood branch of the Free Library to sign up for the 2012 Summer Reading Game! You can earn prizes by reading! Log on to the Summer Reading Game Facebook page for more information by just clicking here.  The Summer Reading Game is available all summer for everyone to participate!

Submit your book reviews to the PS, Junior blog for a chance to win prizes, too! E-mail your book reviews to