It's a good day to be curious and to have some free time.

For toddlers: Once a month the American Swedish Historical Museum (1900 Pattison Ave.) hosts an activity session for young children — and today is that day. For an hour, starting at 10:30 a.m., tots and parents can learn about Swedish Thanksgiving tradition in the form of a reading of "Stone Soup: A Traditional Tale from Sweden."

For Thanksgiving treats: This time of year is especially notorious for bad decisions when it comes to the food we eat. The Free Library of Philadelphia's Central Branch (1901 Vine St.) is hosting a panel featuring healthy, nutritious recipes of traditional Thanksgiving menu items at 11 a.m. to help it make a little easier on you.

For a history lesson: Take in a visual journey of North Philadelphia's history from the 1950's to the Columbia Avenue Riots through now during a screening of the documentary "Unedited North Philadelphia: Girard to Lehigh," at the Wagner Free Institute of Science (1700 West Montgomery Ave.) from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

For a literary meet up: This isn't your mother's book club. The Erotic Literary Salon meets at TIME (1315 Sansom St.) at 6:30 p.m. tonight featuring erotica author Emerald, who'll read from two of her books, as well as conversation and readings from attendees.

For a Constitutional chat: Author and law professor at University of California Irvine School of Law, Erwin Chemerinsky comes to the National Constitution Center (525 Arch St.) to talk about the objectivity of the Supreme Court at 6:30 p.m.