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Photography is a powerful outlet for expression and creativity in young people. Teens aged 12–18 can explore their abilities as photographers at the Kensington  and Lillian Marrero… continue reading View Life Through the Lens: Photography Without Borders at the Free Library

By written by Anthony T.    July 23, 2024   

Are you an inventor, small business owner, or non-profit looking to better understand how to protect your business or invention? Do you want to learn what type of intellectual property will best… continue reading Free Workshop: Intellectual Property Basics at the Free Library

By written by Lonnie J.    July 23, 2024   

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that the United States has an upcoming election . Have you ever wondered how the election system works here in Philadelphia? You can learn… continue reading Your Vote, Your Voice at the Free Library

By written by Ben R.    July 18, 2024   

Since Parkway Central Library opened in 1927, patrons have had free and open access to its rich and unique collections, expanding services, and professionally trained and welcoming staff. The… continue reading Library Department Highlights: Field Teen Center

By written by Yona Y.    July 17, 2024   

Residents can get out of the heat and into an air-conditioned space at a neighborhood library with access to books, computers, wireless internet, and other Free Library amenities. The… continue reading Cooling Centers Open at Select Libraries from July 15–17, 2024

By written by Administrator    July 15, 2024    2

Introducing a new book club at the Parkway Central Library  — on the second Monday of each month, the Short Story Book Club will meet from 6:00–7:30 p.m. in Philbrick Hall… continue reading Short Story Book Club Coming to Parkway Central Library

By written by Francis B.    July 10, 2024    1

The Free Library of Philadelphia’s Summer of Wonder program is a reading challenge for all ages that allows participants to attend fun Free Library events, find new books to read, and… continue reading Summer of Wonder: 3 Ways to Get Kids Reading This Summer

By written by Free Library Foundation    July 2, 2024   

Now through Tuesday, October 1, Parkway Central Library is hosting an exhibition to showcase collaborative new artwork, BE/LONGING . Visitors can examine art created by workshop participants… continue reading BE/LONGING: The New Community-Building Art Exhibit

By written by Brianna V.    July 1, 2024   

In Languages and Learning , the adult education department of the Free Library, a number of our programs couldn’t run without the hard work of our dedicated volunteers — so… continue reading Languages and Learning Volunteer Lunch

By written by Meredith M.    June 28, 2024   

There is something for everyone in these new titles coming to the Free Library in July!   Young Children (up to 2nd Grade) How To Eat A Mango by Paola Santos; illustrated by Juliana Perdomo… continue reading New Titles Coming to the Free Library in July

By written by Rachel F.    June 26, 2024   

The Academy of Natural Sciences and the Free Library of Philadelphia are old friends. For over 100 years, they have lived across from each other on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, educating… continue reading From Sloths to Sleuths: The Academy of Natural Sciences Free Pass Program!

By written by Joe S.    June 24, 2024    3

Small businesses and career professionals are invited to a Professional Development Day with the Free Library's Business Resource and Innovation Center . Join us on June 27, 2024, at… continue reading Take The Stage: Professional Development Day

By written by Lonnie J.    June 24, 2024    1

Residents can get out of the heat and into an air-conditioned space at a neighborhood library with access to books, computers, wireless internet, and other Free Library amenities. The… continue reading Cooling Centers Open at Select Libraries from June 20–23, 2024

By written by Administrator    June 20, 2024    1

In celebration of Pride Month , the Free Library’s Social Science and History Department is displaying books from the collection that give an overview of the study of queer history. LGBTQ+… continue reading Collection Spotlight: Exploring Queer Histories

By written by Sabrina W.    June 20, 2024   

Throughout the Summer of 2024, select Free Library locations will remain open on Saturdays starting July 6, 2024. The following neighborhood branches will be open on Saturdays this summer from… continue reading Updated Hours of Service at the Free Library

By written by Administrator    June 18, 2024    6

An act of creativity can be a freeing way to express myriad emotions surrounding our identities, and as such, they are a great way to celebrate Pride Month. Throughout June, the Free Library… continue reading Queer Signals: Symbolizing the Self

By written by Kelly D.    June 18, 2024   

The Free Library Board of Trustees will be holding its last meeting of FY24 on Thursday, June 20, 2024, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The meeting will be held in person in rooms 405/406/407 at… continue reading Free Library Board of Trustees Public Meeting on June 20 at 4:00 p.m.

By written by Administrator    June 17, 2024   

School may be out, but the future of public education is still in session. Pennsylvania courts recently deemed the state’s underfunding of public schools unconstitutional . The State House… continue reading Book Release and Author Visit: Jennifer C. Berkshire and The Education Wars

By written by Eileen E.    June 17, 2024   

On Wednesday, June 26, at 6:00 p.m. , the Newspapers and Microfilm Center is proud to present Black and Queer in Philadelphia  — a program with Gary Hines in conversation with… continue reading Black and Queer in Philadelphia: A Conversation

By written by Hal T.    June 14, 2024   

In partnership with Visit Philadelphia  and Little Free Library , the Little Free(dom) Library initiative encourages residents and visitors of Philadelphia to pick up a free banned book at… continue reading Check Out A Banned Book From Our Little Free(dom) Libraries

By written by Administrator    June 11, 2024    2

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