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February is Black History Month and, as we do throughout the year, the Free Library’s Author Events series is excited to celebrate diverse voices, viewpoints, and topics. This includes the… continue reading Six Upcoming Black History Month Author Events at the Free Library

By written by Jason F.    February 6, 2023   

Just announced this week from LibLearnX in New Orleans, we give you the Youth Media Awards !     This highly esteemed collection of outstanding books, audiobooks, and materials for… continue reading The 2023 Youth Media Award Winners Are Here!

By written by Emily S.    February 3, 2023   

2022 IRS Tax Return Updates and Paper Form Availability at the Library The IRS tax season has begun. If you are used to picking up paper tax forms at your local library, you will notice a few… continue reading Tax Season 2023: Here’s All You Need to Know Before Filing

By written by Marija G.    February 2, 2023   

Welcome to Black History Month! The theme of this year’s annual celebration is Black Resistance , an acknowledgement of the continued fight against historic and on-going oppression. Join the… continue reading Black History Month for Kids and Families

By written by Emily S.    January 31, 2023   

It may be chilly outside, but the Free Library has some titles to warm you up this month! Young Children (up to 2nd Grade) You So Black by Theresa Tha S.O.N.G.B.I.R.D.  Based on Theresa… continue reading New Titles Coming to the Free Library in February!

By written by Rachel F.    January 31, 2023   

When looking for funny books to read aloud, one can’t go wrong with books about underwear. It’s undeniable that kids love stories about underwear; there’s something… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Underwear!

By written by Monica C.    January 25, 2023   

The Culinary Literacy Center is all abuzz about one of its most special projects: making honey! A little known fact about Parkway Central Library is that we have an apiary, otherwise known as a… continue reading Buy Honey Harvested from the Free Library Apiary and Support the Culinary Literacy Center!

By written by Abigail W.    January 23, 2023    9

Using your library card, you can now enjoy Black history in the oral tradition via The HistoryMakers  Digital Archive : the largest video archive of African American history spanning from the… continue reading The HistoryMakers: Enjoy African American History On-Demand

By written by Bridget G.    January 19, 2023   

What better way to learn about Black history than through the lens of Black news sources, as written and published by the African American journalists of yesterday? The Free Library is pleased to… continue reading All the Historic Black Newspapers Available Online With Your Library Card

By written by Administrator    January 18, 2023    2

It’s a brand-new year and a new celebration is getting near: Chinese New Year. It is also called Lunar New Year because the festivities fall from the first new moon to the next full… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Happy Lunar New Year!

By written by Monica C.    January 18, 2023   

The Free Library is very pleased to announce the return of Kanopy, the popular on-demand video streaming service that The New York Times has called, "a garden of cinematic… continue reading Kanopy is Back!

By written by Sharyl O.    January 17, 2023    18

Do your New Year's Resolutions include getting a new job, pivoting to a new field, or learning some new skills?  Check out upcoming virtual career workshops… continue reading Start Your 2023 Career Goals with Free Virtual Career Workshops!

By written by Steven D.    January 11, 2023   

Updated - Online access to the New York Times has now been restored. Please review the steps needed to access the New York Times online with your library card . Editor's Note: This post was… continue reading New York Times Electronic Access Workaround - UPDATED

By written by Sharyl O.    January 4, 2023    4

It may be chilly outside, but the Free Library has some titles to warm you up this month! Young Children (up to 2nd Grade) A Sweet New Year for Ren by Michelle Sterling; illustrated by Dung Ho… continue reading New Titles Coming to the Free Library in January!

By written by Rachel F.    January 3, 2023   

Welcome to Year 11 of my annual list of favorite books and the third year of pandemic reading! I've started getting my reading mojo back and have been spending a bit more time reading than… continue reading Dena's Favorite Books of 2022

By written by Dena    January 3, 2023   

We're about to embark on a new year, and even if you're not a New Year's Resolution person, you might view this time of year - and the turning of the calendar - as a chance to… continue reading What's Your New Year's Resolution for 2023?

By written by Kate C.    December 22, 2022   

The days are shorter and the temperatures have dropped. It's offcial, winter is here. It's time to bundle up, time to go out for brisk walks and nice hot chocolate. It is also a great time… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Winter

By written by Monica C.    December 22, 2022   

The Free Library offers many unique resources and services, from musical instruments  and  cake pans  to  headshots  and  cooking classes . But did you know that… continue reading Resources and Services for Nonprofits at the Free Library

By written by Caitlin S.    December 20, 2022   

The Business Resource and Innovation Center at the Free Library is excited to announce that Philadelphia Business Journal Online is now available to all library patrons! This valuable resource… continue reading Introducing: Philadelphia Business Journal Online

By written by Claire L.    December 20, 2022    1

Which were the best books you read this year? The children’s librarians at Parkway Central Children’s Department have all the extremely specific book awards you never knew you needed!… continue reading 2022 Book Awards by Central Children’s Department Librarians

By written by Naomi S.    December 19, 2022    1

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