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The Free Library’s mission is to advance literacy, guide learning, and inspire curiosity for all Philadelphians. You’re probably familiar with our many branches and departments, along… continue reading Languages and Learning: Adult Education at the Free Library

By written by Meredith M.    April 11, 2024   

Now you can win great prizes and access special offers just for being a patron of the Free Library of Philadelphia!     Arden Children's Theatre: Pinocchio April 10–June 2,… continue reading Patron Perks: Save on Great Shows and Win Cool Prizes

By written by Administrator    April 11, 2024    28

An adrenaline rush is defined as a physical feeling of intense excitement and stimulation caused by the release of adrenaline from the adrenal glands. That’s gnarly! Do you know what… continue reading Want To Learn How to Skateboard?

By written by Brianna V.    April 10, 2024   

National Library Week is April 7–13, 2024, and we encourage everyone to visit the Free Library of Philadelphia to celebrate this year’s theme: Ready, Set, Library! But first,… continue reading Promoting Literacy with the Free Library of Philadelphia

By written by Free Library Foundation    April 4, 2024   

In partnership with Temple University College of Education and Human Development, the Free Library of Philadelphia is excited to announce a new free digital learning series: Tech Talk:… continue reading Tech Talk: Digital Skills Classes for Adults

By written by Anthony T.    April 3, 2024    1

Do you love the Free Library of Philadelphia? Whether you have fond childhood memories or recently attended your first event at one of our many locations , millions rely on this important… continue reading Library Giving Day: Support the Free Library on April 3, 2024

By written by Free Library Foundation    April 2, 2024   

The exhibition Into the Night features two paintings by N. C. Wyeth, The Admiral's Ghost and Snow-Drop . The first's title is somewhat explanatory ( It's a ghost! ), but the… continue reading Snow-Drop: A Märchen, a Mouse, and a Mystery

By written by Chris B.    April 2, 2024   

The Free Library's newest exhibition from the Special Collections Division,  We Are What We Eat , explores the intersection of food, community, and identity. On view in the… continue reading We Are What We Eat: Recipes and Resources

By written by Administrator    April 1, 2024    1

We Are What We Eat  is on view from  Monday, April 1–Friday, August 30, 2024  on the Third Floor of Parkway Central Library  in the Dietrich Gallery. "Food is more… continue reading We Are What We Eat: An Exhibition from Special Collections

By written by Administrator    April 1, 2024   

Philly Career Launch Career Exploration Workshop sessions will take place this April, May, and June at various Free Library locations  and community sites throughout Philadelphia. Have… continue reading Join Philly Career Launch for Our Career Exploration Workshops

By written by Annette M.    April 1, 2024   

Something very special is happening on Monday, April 8 : a total solar eclipse will cross North America from Mexico to Canada! After April 8, the next solar eclipse viewable from… continue reading Get Ready for the 2024 Solar Eclipse on Monday, April 8!

By written by Jennifer E.    April 1, 2024   

There are lots of new titles for all ages to explore this spring at the Free Library of Philadelphia! Young Children (up to 2nd Grade) Sami's Special Gift: An Eid al-Adha Story Sami worries… continue reading New Titles Coming to the Free Library in April

By written by Rachel F.    March 26, 2024   

April is Autism Acceptance Month ! In 2008, the United Nations declared April 2 as  World Autism Awareness Day . Learn and explore the wide world of neurodivergent minds with great… continue reading Explore Neurodiverse Programs and More at the Free Library

By written by Yona Y.    March 26, 2024    1

William Shakespeare is a towering figure in English literature, but his contributions were not limited to written work; he also had a major influence on classical music. A new webinar from the… continue reading Literature Meets Music with Shakespeare Is for Everyone

By written by Anthony T.    March 25, 2024    1

World Book Online is   a great resource for children and teens. If you want to go directly to one of the four modules on our database page, now you can! You can find biographies of notable… continue reading World Book Online is Now Even Better!

By written by Sharyl O.    March 19, 2024    3

Want to read popular new titles without paying for expensive copies? You’re in luck! The Free Library of Philadelphia’s Lucky Loans program makes award-winning books like Paul… continue reading You're in Luck! The Free Library has Popular Titles Ready to Loan!

By written by Anthony T.    March 15, 2024    1

March is designated as National Reading Month to not only celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss  — prolific author of beloved children’s books such as The Cat in the Hat ,… continue reading Helping Philly Youth "March" into Reading

By written by Erin S.    March 15, 2024   

At the Free Library of Philadelphia, learning has no age, and the Senior Services Department at Parkway Central ensures that the Library’s mission to advance literacy, guide learning, and… continue reading Central Senior Services Hosts Exciting, Informative Seminars

By written by Anthony T.    March 11, 2024   

William Penn’s dream of having a “Green Country Towne” inspired many generations to preserve parks and green spaces throughout the city and region. One prime example of this… continue reading Explore the Geology of the Wissahickon Park

By written by Brianna V.    March 8, 2024    2

The  Free Library Board of Trustees  will be holding its third meeting of FY24 on  Friday, March 15, 2024, from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. View the upcoming meeting agenda.   To… continue reading Free Library Board of Trustees Public Meeting on March 15 at 8:00 a.m.

By written by Administrator    March 8, 2024   

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