Big Blue Marble        Big Blue Marble Bookstore        Big Blue Marble
A neighborhood bookstore for Mt Airy and beyond


Events

> Skip to Kids' Events

---

Wednesday, May 25, 7:15pm.
Memoir Book Group.

A cooperatively led memoir book group. We will meet the last Wednesday of the month, from 7:15pm-8:30pm. April selection: Night by Elie Wiesel.
This new book group replaces the Life Stories Book Group, in the same time slot.

Friday, May 27, 7:15pm.
Poetry Aloud & Alive. Featured reader: Rodger Lowenthal.
Everyone's favorite neighborhood poetry gathering. Hosted by local poet Mike Cohen, with a featured reader and an open reading to follow. For more information, please contact the Mad Poets Society.

Sunday, May 29: Note: We will Not be holding our Not-Bored Family Board Game Night this weekend. Games will resume in June!

---

Wednesday, June 1, 7:00pm.
Publishing for Poets with Elliott batTzedek.

Print journals, online journals, famous journals, upstart journals, submission services, contests, open reading periods -- how's a poet supposed to navigate all of this and still have time to write? In this 2 hour workshop, Elliott will introduce you to the world of poetry publications.
More details, including cost and registration info, on our Classes page.

Friday, June 3, 10:30am.
Shabbat Storytime with jkidphilly & Germantown Jewish Center.

Kids' event: More details below.

Wednesday, June 8, 6:00pm.
Queer Literary Alliance Book Group.

QLA is a monthly book club open to everyone, focusing on queer books. Queer books exist in every genre and we hope to celebrate that, intentionally focusing on books by non-white people, non-cis folk, people with disabilities, and other identities sometimes marginalized by the greater queer community. We will meet 2nd Wednesdays of the month at 6:00pm. June's book (rescheduled from May): Blood, Marriage, Wine and Glitter by S. Bear Bergman.

Friday, June 24, 7:15pm.
Poetry Aloud & Alive. Featured reader: Charlie O'Hay.
Everyone's favorite neighborhood poetry gathering. Hosted by local poet Mike Cohen, with a featured reader and an open reading to follow. For more information, please contact the Mad Poets Society.

Sunday, June 26.
Not-Bored Family Board Game Night.

Join us for an evening of fun for all ages with new and classic board games. We'll be playing the final Sunday of every month. Game time for younger kids starts at 5 pm, and Teen/Adult games start at 7 pm.


Classes at Big Blue Marble

Please see our Classes page for information on writing workshops and other classes.

Just For Kids

bead maze

Wednesdays, 10:00am.
Big Blue Marble Story Time with Sarah Rose

Come sing songs and read some of the best new and classic kids' books!

Fridays at 10:30am: 1/8, 2/5, 3/11 (Purim-themed - costumes welcome!), 4/15 (Passover-themed), 5/13, 6/3
Shabbat Storytimes with jkidphilly & Germantown Jewish Center.

Babies, toddlers, and young children and their grown-ups (parents, grandparents, nannies, etc.) are invited to join us for a special storytime, focusing on the joy of Shabbat. We'll read stories, sing songs for Shabbat, and make an easy activity to take home. Juice & challah to enjoy! Led by jkidphilly Center City Director Gabby Kaplan-Mayer and GJC Education Director Rabbi Alanna Sklover.
Questions? Contact Gabby at 215-320-0376.

Sunday, June 26, 5:00pm. (Not meeting in May)
Not-Bored Family Board Game Night.

Join us for an evening of fun for all ages with new and classic board games. We'll be playing the final Sunday of every month. Game time for younger kids starts at 5 pm, and Teen/Adult games start at 7 pm.


Visit Us

ADDRESS:
551 Carpenter Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19119

Map

Public Transit Directions

HOURS:
Mon: 11-6
Tue-Wed: 10-6
Thurs-Fri: 10-7
Sat-Sun: 10-6


Join Our Mailing List

Subscribe to our events mailing list(s).

To change lists, click "Update Profile" link within a newsletter.


Follow Us

Check out our Blog
Follow us on Twitter


Contact Us

PHONE:
215-844-1870

EMAIL:

  • info
  • orders
  • outreach
  • web manager

  • Book Clubs

    BIG BLUE YOUNG ADULT BOOK DISCUSSION
    Fourth Thursday, 7:00pm.

    QUEER LITERARY ALLIANCE
    Second Wednesday, 6:00pm.

    MEMOIR BOOK GROUP
    Final Wednesday, 7:15pm.

    Visit our book clubs page


    Other Monthly Events

    POETRY ALOUD AND ALIVE
    Fourth Friday, 7:30pm.

    New! NOT-BORED FAMILY BOARD GAME NIGHT
    Final Sunday, 5:00pm/7:00pm

    Read our full events listing


    Just for Kids

    BIG BLUE MARBLE STORY TIME
    Wednesdays, 10:00am.

    SHABBAT STORY TIME
    Monthly on Fridays, 10:30am.

    Read events for kids