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Have you ever gone bird watching? It’s amazing what you discover when you’re paying attention.  Birds living right in your backyard, on your street, in the… continue reading Picture Books Highlights | Let’s Learn About Birds

By written by Monica C.    August 20, 2020   

When our buildings closed to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic back in March, we could have never imagined that we’d still be serving the public under different circumstances… continue reading The Free Library is Safely Serving Up Virtual Programs, Online Resources, and Digital Media 24/7!

By written by Kate C.    August 20, 2020    2

Parkway Central Library Children’s Department is excited to present its first-ever Mutual Aid Fair! Central Children’s is teaming up with Youth Services, Read by 4th , the Art… continue reading Free Library Mutual Aid Fair

By written by Kate E.    August 17, 2020   

This is the third in a series of posts highlighting major figures in jazz history who were from Philly (even if most ended up in New York City). A virtual book discussion of Wishing on the Moon:… continue reading Philly Jazz Legends: Philly Joe Jones

By written by Ben R.    August 13, 2020    2

In these times of social distancing and no indoor activities, what better way to spend time than venturing outside and going for a hike in the great outdoors? You don’t have to go… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Let's Go Hiking

By written by Monica C.    August 13, 2020   

If ever a man simply wore himself out while serving his country, Franklin D. Roosevelt is his name. First elected during the depths of the Great Depression in 1932, he was still on the job twelve… continue reading A Dying Man Runs for President

By written by Richard L.    August 12, 2020   

Some memoirs, some made up, some a mixture of both, but all delightful summer reading—these graphic novels are bold, fearless, and bound to reach readers. This Was Our Pact by Ryan Andrews… continue reading Graphic Novels All Summer

By written by Jeff B.    August 12, 2020   

As part of our ongoing series of blog posts highlighting our awesome staff throughout the Free Library of Philadelphia, today we take some time to speak with Jamie Bowers, an eResources Librarian.… continue reading Meet Your Library Staff: Jamie Bowers - eResources Librarian

By written by Administrator    August 11, 2020    11

by Khristina Spence - Intern, Languages & Learning Center Bonjour! Salut! Bonsoir! Join the Free Library's Languages and Learning Center ’s newest offering: the French… continue reading French Conversation Circle

By written by Rachel H.    August 11, 2020   

It's that time of year again... where you'll never know what to expect from... Shark Week ! For the past 32 years, Shark Week has grown from a small, PBS-styled series of documentary… continue reading Digital Media Spotlight | Shark Week 2020

By written by Peter SM    August 10, 2020    1

Thor and Loki aren’t just characters in the Marvel Universe —they are prominent figures in Norse Mythology, which includes the myths of Scandinavia from Denmark, Norway, and Sweden.… continue reading Virtual Scandinavian Storytelling: Gnomes, Trolls, and Giants—Oh My!

By written by Echo P.    August 6, 2020    1

Do rainy days get you down? For some people, rain seems to spoil the day. I used to think of rainy days as gloomy and gray, but these books have changed my mind.   Rain written by Linda… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Rain

By written by Monica C.    August 6, 2020   

During the years that Dwight Eisenhower served as Supreme Allied Commander in Europe, he had to contend with some of the most demanding and difficult personalities on two continents.  The… continue reading President Eisenhower, Senator McCarthy, and "The Junketeering Gumshoes"

By written by Richard L.    August 5, 2020    1

One of the many challenges experienced by librarians and teachers during quarantine has been connecting with the young people in our communities. How are young people feeling? What are they… continue reading Community Cultural Engagement: Youth Street Art

By written by Catherine M.    August 5, 2020   

Business research is such an important component of business ownership because it helps to lay the foundation on which businesses stand as it relates to industry trends, opportunities, and best… continue reading At Home with BRIC: An Introduction to Searching Business Databases

By written by Sharontina H.    August 4, 2020    1

Something I love about storytelling is the way it brings people together. That is the very reason it can be hard to come by in our current world of social distancing. Many storytellers, including… continue reading Take a Story Stroll and Enjoy a Book in a Brand New Way!

By written by Rachel R.    August 3, 2020    1

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