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Teens recently joined the Field Teen Center and Nourishing Literacy teams for a SWEET Make and Take project! Candy buttons are small dots of colorful sugar candy attached to a strip of paper.… continue reading Create Your Own Candy Buttons!

By written by Shayna M.    October 26, 2021   

Greeting fiends! The brisk winds of autumn are finally here, bringing colder nights for spooky reading... So much great horror fiction has been hitting our stacks, here are some of my current… continue reading Scary Reads for Autumn Chills | Horror Fiction Recommendations

By written by Ned W.    October 25, 2021   

General Election Day is Tuesday, November 2, 2021 and many of our  neighborhood libraries  will again serve as designated voting locations. These locations will be closed for… continue reading 36 Free Library Locations Will Serve as Polling Places for November 2, 2021 General Election

By written by Jenn D.    October 25, 2021   

Jack-o'-lanterns are grinning from the stoops, and a chill wind rustles through the leaves. An orange October moon slips from behind swift-moving clouds, and children are possessed by an… continue reading Trick or Treat! A COVID-Safe Halloween

By written by Emily S.    October 22, 2021   

We were very saddened to hear about Jerry Pinkney’s sudden passing yesterday at the age of 81. He was a Philadelphian by birth and spoke at the Free Library numerous times to share his… continue reading Remembering Jerry Pinkney

By written by Monica C.    October 21, 2021    1

Read, Baby, Read is a Free Library initiative focused on encouraging early literacy development among infants and young toddlers under two years old. We work with 12 participating libraries across… continue reading Read, Baby, Read Presents Early Literacy Ideas: Nature!

By written by Sarah J.    October 20, 2021   

PA CareerLink® has partnered with the Free Library since 2019 to provide in-person job seeker services at neighborhood libraries around Philadelphia. Although the pandemic disrupted those… continue reading PA CareerLink® is Back at the Free Library!

By written by Margaret T.    October 19, 2021   

I’ll admit it—I am a child of the 1980s. I mean, the stereotypical mallrat/latchkey kid who watched a lot of sitcoms, devoured the Sweet Valley High series , and ate large (think… continue reading Spooky Season Books and Films from Gen X to Gen Z

By written by Aimee TH    October 18, 2021   

40 years ago on this day, October 15, 1981, a film debuted that not only scared audiences but would send shivers through Hollywood for years to come, serving as not only an artistic influence on… continue reading Reopening the Book of the Dead: The Evil Dead 40th Anniversary

By written by Peter SM    October 15, 2021   

Since October 14 is National Dessert Day , I thought I'd take a trip down memory lane, all the way back to the spring of 2020 when I started stress-baking... Coronavirus was still a new… continue reading National Dessert Day

By written by Kamilah C.    October 14, 2021   

A panel from Hazel Newlevant's exposé of queer uprisings found within Be Gay, Do Comics!. All October we'll be talking about LGBTQ History on the Free Library's blog! Last week… continue reading LGBTQ History Told Through Comics and Graphic Novels

By written by Shelley R.    October 13, 2021   

Start your journey to college at the Free Library! This school year, the Field Teen Center will be hosting a series of virtual SAT and College Prep workshops for teens . College Financial Aid… continue reading SAT and College Prep Workshops

By written by Kris L.    October 12, 2021   

This year, for the first time, Philadelphia will celebrate Indigenous Peoples' Day on the 2nd Monday of October. It is a welcome and important step in recognizing and rethinking Native… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Indigenous Peoples' Day

By written by Monica C.    October 8, 2021   

The Halloween season is here once again! Time for creepy decorations and spooky fun! While the way we celebrate Halloween Night might be different this year, the thrills of creepy comics will… continue reading Comic Book Frights for October

By written by Ned W.    October 7, 2021    2

Written by Lewis Shaw, who conducted extensive research in the Art Department as part of a Friends Select School Senior Internship Project. During the extended fever dream which we all refer to as… continue reading Surrealism and Gender

By written by Administrator    October 6, 2021    1

Manuscripts of the Muslim World and Al-Bustan Seeds of Cultural are offering free, virtual Arabic Conversational Classes! There are many reasons to learn conversational Arabic... There are over… continue reading Let's Speak Arabic!

By written by Joe S.    October 5, 2021    1

The New Deal, President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s political experiment to pull the United States out of the Great Depression, created programs for relief for the unemployed and economic… continue reading Explore the New Deal’s Legacy Across Philadelphia

By written by Laura S.    October 5, 2021   

Have you experienced job disruption over the past year? Are you feeling stuck in a low-paying job or just wanting a new or better employment situation? Here’s your chance to take hold of… continue reading Fall Career Fairs Coming to a Library Near You!

By written by Annette M.    October 4, 2021   

What shapes, sizes, and colors are the leafy greens that you enjoy eating, or would like to try? The following recipe uses the leaves and the stems of the vegetable. Try eating these greens over… continue reading We Are Green Machines!

By written by Shayna M.    October 4, 2021   

Decorative gourd season is in full swing and the Free Library has some treats to share with you, like these new titles coming to our shelves this fall! Young Children (up to 2nd Grade)… continue reading New Titles Coming to the Free Library in October!

By written by Rachel F.    October 1, 2021   

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