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It’s the most wonderful time of the year again, and that means Santa will soon be returning to LOVE Park for Christmas Village for festive seasonal storytimes for the whole family to enjoy!… continue reading Storytime at Christmas Village Returns!

By written by Emily S.    November 28, 2022   

Join your neighbors at the Parkway Central Library on Wednesday, November 30 at 6 p.m.  for the FREE Philadelphia premiere screening of the new short hybrid documentary film, “ The… continue reading Join Us for the Premiere Screening of “The Command Center to Bring Women Home”

By written by Juanita V.    November 23, 2022   

In many cultures including those indigenous to the land we live on, the harvest season is a traditional time of gratitude. Here in the United States, the Thanksgiving holiday has a more troubled… continue reading A Multicultural Thanksgiving Celebration

By written by Emily S.    November 22, 2022   

Access to both  New York Times at the Library and New York Times Anywhere databases are currently unavailable. We hope to have these services restored before the end of 2022. In the… continue reading New York Times Electronic Access Workaround

By written by Sharyl O.    November 21, 2022   

In 1990 President George H. W. Bush approved a joint resolution designating November 1990 “National American Indian Heritage Month.” Similar proclamations, under variants on the name… continue reading Books to Celebrate Native American Heritage Month

By written by Jeff B.    November 15, 2022   

Welcome to Young Readers’ Week ! The Free Library joins young readers around the nation in an annual celebration of all things bookish. Originally born of a partnership between Pizza’s… continue reading It's Young Readers' Week!

By written by Emily S.    November 14, 2022   

Learning when and how to apologize is a critical skill. Apologizing is not an easy thing to do, but it is such an important and necessary behavior in any social situation: among friends, family,… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Saying Sorry

By written by Monica C.    November 8, 2022   

Literacy in Early Learning Spaces is a Free Library project focused on literacy and language development in children from birth through 5 years old. We partner with childcare programs across… continue reading Literacy in Early Learning Spaces | Write from the Start

By written by Alicia G.    November 2, 2022   

We are grateful for these new titles arriving on our shelves this fall! Young Children (up to 2nd Grade) Symphony for a Broken Orchestra: How Philadelphia Collected Sounds to Save Music by Amy… continue reading New Titles Coming to the Free Library in November!

By written by Rachel F.    November 1, 2022    1

We all worry from time to time, and that can be a good thing, especially when it helps us plan and prepare. But sometimes, one can worry too much. For instance, worrying about things that… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Dealing with Worry

By written by Monica C.    October 31, 2022   

General Election Day is Tuesday, November 8, 2022 and many of our neighborhood libraries will again serve as designated voting locations. Polls are open from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.; anyone in… continue reading 35 Library Locations Will Serve as Polling Places for the November 8, 2022 General Election

By written by Jenn D.    October 31, 2022   

It’s National First Responders Day! Every day is a great opportunity to honor the people in our community who have dedicated their lives to helping others in times of distress. These people… continue reading National First Responders Day

By written by Kamilah C.    October 28, 2022   

The Languages and Learning Center (LLC) is excited to introduce the members of our Participant Advisory Board (PAB) to the Free Library community. Our Participant Advisory Board launched in June… continue reading Introducing the Languages and Learning Center’s Participant Advisory Board

By written by Lindsay S.    October 27, 2022    1

A few years ago, I had a bit of a crazy thought. In 2020, I considered running for office in my town. I didn’t know how far I should aim. Mayor? Councilwoman? I felt I needed to get… continue reading National Civics Day

By written by Kamilah C.    October 27, 2022   

It's that time of year where staying warm in the comfort of your home sounds so nice. Why not work on getting your next job or learning a new skill from the comfort of your home! Check out… continue reading Work Towards a New Career with Virtual Career Workshops!

By written by Steven D.    October 26, 2022   

Fall has begun and that means...it’s pumpkin time! As I walk around the neighborhood, I have started to see pumpkins outside supermarkets and door stoops. Trips to pumpkin patches are being… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Pumpkin time!

By written by Monica C.    October 24, 2022   

It’s the spookiest time of the year again, and the Free Library is getting in on the action! Read on for ways to celebrate the Halloween season with us at every age. This year,… continue reading This is Halloween at the Free Library!

By written by Emily S.    October 24, 2022   

Do you have teens in your life who will be attending high school in Philly next year? They’ve got options. It is time for High School choice selection! The Philadelphia High School system is… continue reading It's Time for High School Choice!

By written by Emily S.    October 13, 2022   

Reading Promise Week, where Philly celebrates reading, is this week! You can join in the all ages fun at book block parties celebrating young readers at events citywide during the week of October… continue reading Celebrating Reading Promise Week With Books That Promise A Good Read

By written by Jeff B.    October 12, 2022   

Philadelphia proudly joins the many cities and states around the nation who have chosen to officially recognize and celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day in lieu of Columbus Day . This cultural… continue reading Celebrate Indigenous Peoples' Day in Philadelphia!

By written by Emily S.    October 7, 2022   

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