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The Free Library is excited to announce the addition of video games to its vast catalog of borrowable materials! Why video games at the library, you ask? Well, stories aren't confined to books… continue reading New Achievement Unlocked: Video Game Circulation!

By written by Administrator    May 20, 2024    1

Now you can win great prizes and access special offers just for being a patron of the Free Library of Philadelphia!     Arden Theatre Company:  Once On This Island In search of her… continue reading Patron Perks: Save on Great Shows and Win Cool Prizes

By written by Administrator    May 16, 2024    28

The 2024 One Book, One Philadelphia season is coming to a close with an exciting finale event ! Join True Biz author Sara Nović and poet Ilya Kaminsky — author of… continue reading Join Us for the One Book, One Philadelphia Finale Celebration

By written by Administrator    May 15, 2024   

Languages and Learning is the Free Library of Philadelphia's department for adult education support, connecting patrons seeking Adult Basic Education , English Language Learner , and World… continue reading New World Language Learning Books in the Free Library's Catalog

By written by Betsy M.    May 14, 2024   

The Print and Picture Collection is proud to present a program highlighting the work of artist and Master Printer Chen Lok Lee on Wednesday, May 15 at 4:30 p.m. Born in China in 1927, Lee studied… continue reading Celebrating Printmaker Chen Lok Lee

By written by Laura S.    May 8, 2024   

May is National Small Business Month , according to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and a time to celebrate the contributions of small businesses in communities across the country. Like the… continue reading Resources for Small Business Owners and Job Seekers

By written by Free Library Foundation    May 7, 2024    1

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.    May 6, 2024    7

Happy Children’s Book Week, Philadelphia! Founded in 1919 — thus marking its 105th anniversary this year — Children’s Book Week is the nation’s longest-running… continue reading No Rules, Just Read: Children's Book Week

By written by Jennifer E.    May 3, 2024   

Languages and Learning is the Free Library of Philadelphia's department for adult education support, connecting patrons seeking Adult Basic Education , English Language Learner, and World… continue reading New English Language Learning Titles in the Free Library's Catalog

By written by Betsy M.    May 1, 2024   

Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Heritage Month celebrates generations of AAPI contributions to American history, society, and culture. Initially founded as… continue reading May is AANHPI Heritage Month

By written by Bridget G.    May 1, 2024    2

There's a lot to celebrate this month — spring has sprung, Mother's Day is around the corner, and it's Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month! Young… continue reading New Titles Coming to the Free Library in May

By written by Rachel F.    April 26, 2024   

The Free Library’s Author Events program recently added numerous events to its spring and summer lineups. Here are ten events we’re excited about — along with some… continue reading Author Events Upcoming Spring and Summer Highlights

By written by Jason F.    April 25, 2024   

Teens often come into McPherson Square Library during the summer months looking for jobs, which inspired the library staff to host their first Teen Job Fair in 2021. Three years later, this has… continue reading Teen Job Fair at McPherson Square Library on Tuesday, April 30

By written by Vincent E.    April 24, 2024   

Languages and Learning is the Free Library of Philadelphia's department for adult education support, connecting patrons seeking Adult Basic Education, English Language Learner , and World… continue reading New Adult Learning Titles in the Free Library's Catalog

By written by Betsy M.    April 24, 2024   

From classics like In Cold Blood and Helter Skelter to recent bestsellers like In Light of All Darkness and If You Tell , readers love true crime. In addition to generating chills and thrills, a… continue reading 19th Century True Crime at the Free Library

By written by Ben R.    April 19, 2024   

Looking for free and low-cost summer activities that are safe and adult-supervised for children, teens, and families? The 2024 City of Philadelphia Parent and Youth Resource Fair will be held… continue reading The Philadelphia Parent and Youth Resource Fair is Saturday, April 27

By written by Bridget G.    April 19, 2024    2

Baseball: for over a century, the game has been known as "America’s favorite pastime." During the early parts of the 20th century, tuning in to a baseball game on the… continue reading Collection Spotlight: Highlights from the Negro Leagues

By written by Chris M.    April 19, 2024    1

Primary Election Day is  Tuesday, April 23, 2024 , and 28 of our neighborhood libraries will serve as designated voting locations. Polls are open from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.… continue reading 28 Libraries Will Serve As Polling Places for the April 23, 2024 Primary Election

By written by Bridget G.    April 18, 2024   

Every April, people all over the world celebrate Autism Acceptance Month ! You might’ve heard of this annual event called Autistic Awareness Month before. Thanks to the work of… continue reading Neurodiverse Reads for Autism Acceptance Month

By written by Meredith M.    April 17, 2024   

April is both Celebrate Diversity Month and National Poetry Month. Therefore, it is the perfect time to shine a spotlight on the City of Philadelphia's Poet Laureate and Youth Poet Laureate,… continue reading Celebrating Diversity Through Poetry in Philly and Beyond

By written by Free Library Foundation    April 15, 2024   

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