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March is Women’s History Month , and we're happy to be back, highlighting books about remarkable women from the past and present — trailblazers in their own… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Women's History Month

By written by Monica C.    March 16, 2023   

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    March 14, 2023    1

Pie: it's as easy as 1, 2, 3.14159.... As a justification to stuff our pie holes this month, we’ve found a convenient pair of homophones — the phonetic rendering of the Greek… continue reading Bake Some STE(A)M Skills Into Your Celebration of Pi Day

By written by Lane    March 14, 2023   

Would you like to read newspapers from around the world? Our newest electronic resource,  PressReader ,   brings a wide-ranging selection of current global publications.… continue reading Introducing PressReader, Including The Economist Magazine

By written by Sharyl O.    March 13, 2023   

March is Women's History Month and the Free Library Author Events podcast page and YouTube channel have scores of aptly themed book talks. To start you on your way, here are TEN favorites from… continue reading Observe Women’s History Month With the Free Library Podcast

By written by Jason F.    March 13, 2023   

Are you an avid reader of comics, and of the age 18+? The Art Department is stoked to announce an exciting new collection for you to explore: The Philadelphia Comics Collection (PCC) is a living,… continue reading The Philadelphia Comics Collection Debuts in the Art Department

By written by Eileen E.    March 10, 2023   

The  Free Library Board of Trustees  will meet on Friday, March 17, 2023 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. View the upcoming meeting agenda   To access the meeting: Join via… continue reading Free Library Board of Trustees Public Meeting on Friday, March 17 at 8:00 a.m.

By written by Administrator    March 10, 2023   

If you’re a teen who likes to read and write fan fiction, or if you know a teen who does, you’re in good company at the Field Teen Center . Fan fiction, also called "fanfic"… continue reading Indulge Yourself: Exploring Fanfic and Fan Culture with Field Teen Center

By written by Yona Y.    March 8, 2023   

Like comics? You're going to love this! Our newest electronic resources from ComicsPlus   bring thousands of digital comics, graphic novels, and manga from a variety of… continue reading ComicsPlus is Here!

By written by Sharyl O.    March 7, 2023   

March is National Women’s History Month , and the Free Library’s author events series will feature five related authors who are making history in literary fiction, the business world,… continue reading 5 Upcoming Author Events for Women's History Month

By written by Jason F.    March 6, 2023   

Whether real or imaginary, maps guide travelers, define characteristics of a region, and illustrate values and perspectives.   How did the location of Marvel’s Wakanda come to fruition?… continue reading Mapping Imagination: The Art of World-Building

By written by Administrator    March 6, 2023    2

A sure sign that spring is around the corner is the start of The Philadelphia Flower Show , a tradition that dates back to 1829. After a long winter, it's such a joy to see flowers… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Flower Power

By written by Monica C.    March 6, 2023   

If you like documentaries, world cinema, or films for kids, we think you will love our latest electronic resource: Access Videos! These  three collections  have no monthly watch limits… continue reading New Databases from Access Videos on Demand

By written by Sharyl O.    March 3, 2023   

Summer is on its way, once again. If you will be working with Philly kids at an existing summer camp program, we welcome you to join us in the Summer Camp Challenge! Whether it’s your… continue reading Join the Summer Camp Challenge!

By written by Emily S.    March 3, 2023   

Spring is the season of growth and renewal. Do your new goals include getting a new job, pivoting to a new field, or learning some new skills?  Check out upcoming virtual career… continue reading Spring Into a New Career With Free Virtual Career Workshops

By written by Steven D.    March 1, 2023   

Here in the northern hemisphere, the month of March is known for its changeable nature — predictable unpredictability, you might say! After all, it is the start of spring, a season of thaw… continue reading Women’s History is for Everyone, Especially Kids and Teens

By written by Emily S.    March 1, 2023   

What is Overdrive? Overdrive is the Free Library of Philadelphia’s portal to thousands of e-books, e-audiobooks, and e-magazines that you can read for free using your Free Library of… continue reading The Overdrive App is Being Replaced with Libby

By written by Sharyl O.    March 1, 2023    7

March is Women's History Month , and the Free Library is excited to spend the month celebrating!  Women's History Month as we know it today began as a celebration of Women's… continue reading It's Women's History Month at the Library!

By written by Kate C.    March 1, 2023   

This March, we're celebrating Women's History Month by exploring titles created by and featuring women! Our children's titles feature adventure and inspiration, while… continue reading New Titles Coming to the Free Library in March!

By written by Rachel F.    February 28, 2023   

Did you know? This year, February 27 is National Polar Bear Day. A day to celebrate and learn about polar bears is always a good day! A great place to start is right here at the library — we… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | National Polar Bear Day

By written by Monica C.    February 27, 2023   

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