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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   

Ready for some new reads to escape this long, hot summer? Read on for fun and inspiring books to help get you through the dog days of August. Young Children (Up to 2nd Grade) LIFT by Minh Lê… continue reading New Titles Coming to the Free Library in August!

By written by Paul A.    July 31, 2020   

It’s always time to celebrate friends, but did you know National Friendship Day is celebrated on the 2nd Sunday of August? Friends make everything better, don't they? New and old… continue reading Happy National Friendship Day!

By written by Monica C.    July 30, 2020   

The Free Library is pleased to announce a new digital resource that provides access to the most distinguished African American Newspapers in the United States. Cardholders now have access to 10… continue reading Black History. Black News. Black Voices.

By written by Jamie B.    July 30, 2020    3

I’m sure there are many people who are multi-passionate and find joy both in their careers and in the hobbies that bridge the gap between a simple smirk and a big ear-to-ear smile. Business… continue reading Business Librarian and Business Owner: An Exciting Dichotomy

By written by Sharontina H.    July 29, 2020   

This is the second 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: Billie Holiday

By written by Ben R.    July 29, 2020   

Whether you are working from home or working in your socially-distanced cubicle, the Regional Foundation Center at the Free Library is here to support you virtually. Check out some of our favorite… continue reading At Home with BRIC: Virtual Nonprofit Resources

By written by Caitlin S.    July 28, 2020    1

The last several months have felt and looked different for all of us, and we have missed seeing you all in our neighborhood libraries. While the Free Library continues to follow federal, state,… continue reading Limited Services Now Available at the Free Library!

By written by Administrator    July 27, 2020    5

Updated Wednesday, July 29, 1:00 p.m. Comments from the Board of Trustees following the meeting on July 27:   The Board of Trustees of the Free Library expresses our profound gratitude to the… continue reading Free Library Board of Trustees Special Meeting

By written by Administrator    July 25, 2020    8

The 2020 Olympic Games were supposed to be starting today in Tokyo, Japan, but the Olympic flame will not be lit this summer . This year's Olympics were postponed back in March due to the… continue reading Digital Media Spotlight: Olympic Memories of the Past

By written by Peter SM    July 23, 2020   

With the close of Pride Month last month, we continue to celebrate and be inspired by all of the stripes found on the Pride flag, and all of the people who are represented by this flag, throughout… continue reading The Rainbow Pantry Comes Back for Seconds!

By written by Shayna M.    July 22, 2020    4

Have you ever wondered how bees make honey? The books below will give you a good idea – and they are so much fun to read! Beehive by Jorey Hurley   ebook available via Overdrive… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Let's Talk About Bees!

By written by Monica C.    July 21, 2020    1

For the past 50 years(!), fans, writers, illustrators, creators, and sellers of anything and everything comic book-related have convened in sunny San Diego, CA for the foremost pop culture event… continue reading Comic-Con 2020: At-Home and Online!

By written by Peter SM    July 20, 2020    1

Do you have a favorite season? I do – mine is summer. What’s not to like, I say? Long days, open windows, warm weather, shorts and sandals, water and bathing suits, reading on… continue reading Picture ebooks Highlights | It's Summertime!

By written by Monica C.    July 16, 2020   

I know we have all heard the saying "I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream." For people of all ages, from toddlers to seniors, ice cream has become an American classic; but… continue reading Happy National Ice Cream Month!

By written by Naquawna L.    July 16, 2020   

This is the first 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: John Coltrane

By written by Ben R.    July 15, 2020    2

Edible Alphabet is a free English Language Learning (ELL) program offered by the Free Library's Culinary Literacy Center . The mission is to teach English language and literacy skills through… continue reading Edible Alphabet Recipe of the Week: Samosas

By written by Lindsay S.    July 14, 2020   

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