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Though I’ve lived in so-called Philadelphia for several years, it was only last year that I learned that Lenapehoking is the name of this place so many of us call home. In learning how to… continue reading Indigenous Peoples' Day Philly

By written by Brittanie S.    October 9, 2020   

The Latin American Book Fair , in partnership with the Culinary Literacy Center , will be presenting Language Through My Kitchen: Latin Cuisine , during a virtual event broadcast on Facebook… continue reading Language Through My Kitchen: Latin Cuisine

By written by Mary Marques    October 8, 2020   

by Jessica Walker and Allegra D'ambruoso According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) estimates that 16.2 million U.S. adults had at least one major depressive episode. This… continue reading National Depression Screening Day

By written by Administrator    October 8, 2020   

Are you interested in reading new authors? Are you looking for a safe place to discuss literature and culture? Then this book club is for you! The YA / Adult Multicultural Book Club has a focus on… continue reading Join Our New YA and Adult Multicultural Book Club!

By written by Kayla J.    October 7, 2020    5

"Beginning Readers" are books aimed at those who are just learning to read. They have easy to read text accompanied by illustrations that reinforce reading comprehension. These books are… continue reading Books for Emerging Readers | Hello, Hedgehog!

By written by Monica C.    October 6, 2020   

The Literature Department at Parkway Central Library is celebrating the 25th year of our flagship program, Monday Poets ! Over the years, the department has hosted poets from all over the country,… continue reading Monday Poets Turns 25! View Ephemera from Over the Years

By written by Sam P.    October 5, 2020    1

Every year around this time, the Free Library and other libraries around the country celebrate reading challenged books during Banned Books Week . Why are there banned books? These could be any… continue reading Banned Books Week | A Focus on Nonfiction Reads

By written by Linda Y.    October 2, 2020   

by Mariam Williams, Project Director for Chronicling Resistance Sometimes, the way events merge is uncanny. This is the case for Chronicling Resistance, a project that recently migrated to the… continue reading Chronicling Resistance

By written by Administrator    October 2, 2020    1

There's quite an eclectic mix in our recommendations for October: animals, magic, Klan fighters, zombies, plus cooking and history too! You'll find all of these new titles in our libraries… continue reading New Titles Coming to the Free Library in October!

By written by Paul A.    October 1, 2020   

by Natalie Hartog and Deborah Ahrens A Blue Moon occurs when two full moons occur within the same month. These are relatively rare, happening once every two to three years. October 2020 is one… continue reading Once in a Blue Moon

By written by Natalie H.    October 1, 2020   

It's that time of year again, where we sound the alarm on censorship in all its forms during Banned Books Week —and today, more specifically, raise awareness of the overly restrictive… continue reading Banned Books Week | Banned Websites Awareness Day

By written by Peter SM    September 30, 2020   

As we find ourselves weeks away from Election Day, consider this question:  Who was the first person in your family to vote?  The stories of Philadelphia women who built and sustained… continue reading Making Her Mark: Philadelphia Women Fight for the Vote Exhibition Opens Fall 2020

By written by Suzanna U.    September 30, 2020   

The Business Resource and Innovation Center ’s (BRIC) free business resources are accessible anywhere! That means you can conduct business research at your leisure from the comfort of your… continue reading At Home with BRIC: Finding Your Target Audience

By written by Gillian R.    September 29, 2020   

by Joanne Chu - Intern, Languages & Learning Center 你好! 最近好吗? You are invited to join the Free Library's Languages & Learning Center newest offering: the Mandarin… continue reading Join Our New Mandarin Conversation Circle!

By written by Rachel H.    September 29, 2020   

Hey, library lovers! Another  Banned Books Week  is upon us, this year extending from September 27 through October 3, as libraries around the country join forces with the … continue reading It’s Banned Books Week!

By written by Kate C.    September 28, 2020   

Do you know your fellow library patrons? Are you interested in joining an authentic learning space with fellow patrons across Pennsylvania? The Free Library is excited to introduce Hear Me Out : a… continue reading The Free Library Welcomes 'Hear Me Out' Dialogue Series Program!

By written by Irma Q.    September 25, 2020    2

Updated Wednesday, September 30, 2020 4:45 p.m. The census deadline, originally slated for September 30 after the federal administration moved to an earlier date, has now been extended to October… continue reading A Census Story

By written by Kalela W.    September 24, 2020    2

Being a business owner can be tough, because there are so many moving parts and the only constant is change. It’s even more difficult to own and operate a business during a global pandemic… continue reading Business Librarian and Business Owner: Use Your Resources

By written by Sharontina H.    September 24, 2020    1

Bad things happen to people that Russia’s President, Vladimir Putin, dislikes. Currently, Aleksi Navalny, the most important leader of Russia’s opposition, lies in a German hospital… continue reading Defying Putin: The Dangers and Opportunities in Opposing Russia’s President

By written by Richard L.    September 23, 2020   

Is Fall your favorite season? Many people would say yes! Where I grew up, we didn’t have very defined seasons. That is, seasons would blend one into another, without any clear sign that… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Fall Is in the Air

By written by Monica C.    September 22, 2020   

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