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The Languages and Learning Center offers relevant and engaging programs and resources for English language learners. Here are seven great ways we can help you learn, improve, and speak… continue reading 7 Great Ways To Improve Your English With the Free Library

By written by Lindsay S.    September 27, 2023    6

The Free Library is excited to announce an update to our hours of operation in many neighborhood libraries, as well as Parkway Central and its departments! Patrons can expect these changes to go… continue reading New Hours at Free Library Locations Effective October 16, 2023

By written by Administrator    September 26, 2023    6

The JSTOR database, which provides more than 12 million scholarly journal articles, books, images, and primary sources in 75 disciplines, has changed its access policies.… continue reading JSTOR Database Access Has Changed

By written by Sharyl O.    September 25, 2023   

This month’s Review Round-up features two cartoonists who frequently work on their comics in the Art Department , plus a peek inside Reptile House Comix ’s latest summer issue. Smell… continue reading Comix Club Spotlight Review, Plus a Special Event This Month!

By written by Eileen E.    September 25, 2023   

This school year, college and test prep workshops return to the Free Library, hosted by Field Teen Center in partnership with The Alexander Advantage. This  free series is for youth ages… continue reading College and SAT Prep Workshops for the 2023–2024 School Year

By written by Yona Y.    September 25, 2023   

Reading and discussing books is powerful! The connections we make with stories, with ourselves, and with others can bring us closer together and help us understand more about those who… continue reading Join Something New: The Intergenerational Teen Book Club at PCI Library

By written by Erin H.    September 19, 2023    1

The Free Library of Philadelphia is pleased to announce the 2023–24 Philadelphia Youth Poet Laureate: Oyewumi Oyeniyi, a senior at Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School! She was selected from… continue reading Introducing the 2023–24 Philadelphia Youth Poet Laureate

By written by Kris L.    September 18, 2023    3

by Laura S. and Karen K. In 1967, the Print and Picture Collection at Parkway Central Library purchased a print by a young Philadelphia artist named John Dowell. That first acquisition led to… continue reading The Art and Influence of John Dowell: An Exhibition from Special Collections

By written by Administrator    September 18, 2023   

The  Free Library Board of Trustees  will be holding its first meeting of FY24 on Friday, September 22, 2023, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. View the upcoming meeting agenda.   To… continue reading Free Library Board of Trustees Public Meeting on Friday, September 22 at 8 a.m.

By written by Bridget G.    September 15, 2023   

Is your family excited to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month with the Free Library? We are too! The mid-month heritage celebration is set from September 15–October 15  in order… continue reading Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month With Your Family

By written by Emily S.    September 15, 2023   

In our previous Manga 101 installment, we covered romance manga. This time, we’ll take a look at two subgenres of romance manga (BL and GL), as well as some non-romantic LGBTQ+ manga. … continue reading Manga 101: BL, GL, and Beyond

By written by Meg B.    September 15, 2023   

We are happy to announce the return of four popular electronic resources that are no longer carried by POWER Library, Pennsylvania’s Electronic Library. The Free Library of… continue reading 4 Gale Databases Return to the Free Library

By written by Sharyl O.    September 13, 2023   

While it’s a bit of a bummer that summer is drawing to a close, we’re happy to welcome in some cooler weather alongside a brisk fall season of Free Library Author Events. And what a… continue reading 5 Author Events To Catch This September

By written by Jason F.    September 12, 2023   

Read, Baby, Read at the Free Library knows that early childhood matters! We also know that from day one, you want to set the stage for your baby’s lifelong learning, happiness, and success.… continue reading Read Baby Read: The Power of Talk For Nurturing Your Baby's Brain

By written by Kimberly G.    September 12, 2023   

The Free Library of Philadelphia provides educational programming to enhance and enrich the lives of residents and free access to important resources and services. The Library hosts thousands of… continue reading The Free Library Seeks a Contract Event Photographer

By written by Administrator    September 11, 2023   

Have you experienced job disruption over the past few years? Are you feeling stuck in a low-paying job or want a new or better employment situation? Here’s your chance to take hold of your… continue reading Join Philly Career Launch for Our Career Exploration Series

By written by Annette M.    September 11, 2023    1

In 2023, the Free Library is observing the  50th anniversary of hip hop  with a  limited-edition library card design  commissioned by local artist  Akinseye Brown . In… continue reading 50 Years of Hip Hop: Books Authored by the Artists

By written by Bridget G.    September 11, 2023   

As patrons may know, the Free Library has been expanding staffing efforts throughout the library system in recent months. With all the hiring excitement, there’s a mix of both new and… continue reading Faces of the Free Library: Meet Rebecca!

By written by Bridget G.    September 8, 2023    3

Looking for learning resources to help you and your family prepare for kindergarten, conquer the back-to-school routine, or explore a new adult learning path? The Free Library has plenty to offer,… continue reading Online Resources for Learners of All Ages

By written by Emily S.    September 8, 2023    2

Beginning Wednesday, April 12, 2023, the Free Library of Philadelphia launches a unique seven-part series of live evening events exploring the life and career of George Orson Welles , one of the… continue reading Special Lecture Series: Orson Welles & The Golden Age of Hollywood

By written by Administrator    September 7, 2023    10

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