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.