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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 20–22, 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, along with Parkway Central Library , will be… continue reading Updated Hours of Service at the Free Library

By written by Administrator    June 18, 2024   

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 Ben R.    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

June is African American Music Appreciation Month and a celebration of “African American musical influences that comprise an essential part of our nation’s treasured cultural… continue reading Beyond Books: Celebrating Music at the Free Library

By written by Free Library Foundation    June 10, 2024   

Hey there, new parents and caregivers! It's time to get those little bundles of joy moving and grooving — babies need exercise too! Picture this: your adorable baby, exploring… continue reading Exercising With Baby: Babies Need Exercise, Too!

By written by Kimberly G.    June 6, 2024   

The  Fleisher Collection of Orchestral Music  at the Free Library of Philadelphia houses over 22,000 pieces. Works are available for loan to amateur and professional performance groups… continue reading The Fleisher Collection in LGBTQ+ Cinema

By written by Mark C.    June 5, 2024   

The Free Library of Philadelphia celebrates LGBTQ+ Pride Month in June with book and film recommendations and events for all ages! Young Children (up to 2nd Grade) Joyful Song: A Naming Story by… continue reading New Titles Coming to the Free Library in June

By written by Rachel F.    June 4, 2024   

To build an enlightened community devoted to lifelong learning, The Free Library is an advocate and valuable resource for students in and around the City of Philadelphia. The Free Library… continue reading Summertime Fun and STEM Enrichment at the Free Library

By written by Free Library Foundation    June 3, 2024   

Are you a student in (or entering) high school passionate about writing, reading, performing, and experiencing poetry? Are you equally passionate about working with your peers and other students… continue reading Are You The Next Youth Poet Laureate?

By written by Administrator    June 3, 2024    1

Join us Wednesday, June 5, 2024 in the Print and Picture Collection for a hands-on history event inspired by We Are What We Eat , the latest exhibition from the Free Library's Special… continue reading One More Bite

By written by Karen K.    May 31, 2024   

The Community College of Philadelphia and the Free Library partnered to provide English as a Second Language (ESL) and High School Equivalency (HSE) classes in neighborhood libraries ! … continue reading Community College Classes at the Library

By written by Betsy M.    May 31, 2024    1

If you're a history- and vegetable-lover who DOES NOT suffer from coulrophobia, then we have a program for you! If you do suffer from a fear of clowns, then we *might* have a… continue reading Will This Make Me Eat My Vegetables?

By written by Chris B.    May 30, 2024   

Philadelphia has the highest incarceration rate of any city in Pennsylvania, and the most locked-up census tracts in North Philadelphia have 17 times as many people behind bars as census tracts in… continue reading Author Event: The Warehouse: A Visual Primer on Mass Incarceration

By written by Ben R.    May 30, 2024   

Every June the Free Library celebrates LGBTQIA+ Pride Month. The Free Library aims to be a place where everyone belongs. We value the LGBTQIA+ community, including transgender people and… continue reading Celebrate Pride Month with the Free Library

By written by Administrator    May 29, 2024    2

Summer of Wonder is the Free Library's flagship summer reading challenge for all ages. Participants can attend library programs, find new books to read, and explore activities to stay engaged… continue reading Get Ready for an Exciting Summer of Wonder at the Free Library!

By written by Administrator    May 29, 2024    3

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