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When looking for funny books to read aloud, one can’t go wrong with books about underwear. It’s undeniable that kids love stories about underwear; there’s something… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Underwear!

By written by Monica C.    January 25, 2023   

The Culinary Literacy Center is all abuzz about one of its most special projects: making honey! A little known fact about Parkway Central Library is that we have an apiary, otherwise known as a… continue reading Buy Honey Harvested from the Free Library Apiary and Support the Culinary Literacy Center!

By written by Abigail W.    January 23, 2023    4

Using your library card, you can now enjoy Black history in the oral tradition via The HistoryMakers  Digital Archive : the largest video archive of African American history spanning from the… continue reading The HistoryMakers: Enjoy African American History On-Demand

By written by Bridget G.    January 19, 2023   

What better way to learn about Black history than through the lens of Black news sources, as written and published by the African American journalists of yesterday? The Free Library is pleased to… continue reading All the Historic Black Newspapers Available Online With Your Library Card

By written by Administrator    January 18, 2023    1

It’s a brand-new year and a new celebration is getting near: Chinese New Year. It is also called Lunar New Year because the festivities fall from the first new moon to the next full… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Happy Lunar New Year!

By written by Monica C.    January 18, 2023   

The Free Library is very pleased to announce the return of Kanopy, the popular on-demand video streaming service that The New York Times has called, "a garden of cinematic… continue reading Kanopy is Back!

By written by Sharyl O.    January 17, 2023    16

Do your New Year's Resolutions include getting a new job, pivoting to a new field, or learning some new skills?  Check out upcoming virtual career workshops… continue reading Start Your 2023 Career Goals with Free Virtual Career Workshops!

By written by Steven D.    January 11, 2023   

Updated - Online access to the New York Times has now been restored. Please review the steps needed to access the New York Times online with your library card . Editor's Note: This post was… continue reading New York Times Electronic Access Workaround - UPDATED

By written by Sharyl O.    January 4, 2023    4

It may be chilly outside, but the Free Library has some titles to warm you up this month! Young Children (up to 2nd Grade) A Sweet New Year for Ren by Michelle Sterling; illustrated by Dung Ho… continue reading New Titles Coming to the Free Library in January!

By written by Rachel F.    January 3, 2023   

Welcome to Year 11 of my annual list of favorite books and the third year of pandemic reading! I've started getting my reading mojo back and have been spending a bit more time reading than… continue reading Dena's Favorite Books of 2022

By written by Dena    January 3, 2023   

We're about to embark on a new year, and even if you're not a New Year's Resolution person, you might view this time of year - and the turning of the calendar - as a chance to… continue reading What's Your New Year's Resolution for 2023?

By written by Kate C.    December 22, 2022   

The days are shorter and the temperatures have dropped. It's offcial, winter is here. It's time to bundle up, time to go out for brisk walks and nice hot chocolate. It is also a great time… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Winter

By written by Monica C.    December 22, 2022   

The Free Library offers many unique resources and services, from musical instruments  and  cake pans  to  headshots  and  cooking classes . But did you know that… continue reading Resources and Services for Nonprofits at the Free Library

By written by Caitlin S.    December 20, 2022   

The Business Resource and Innovation Center at the Free Library is excited to announce that Philadelphia Business Journal Online is now available to all library patrons! This valuable resource… continue reading Introducing: Philadelphia Business Journal Online

By written by Claire L.    December 20, 2022    1

Which were the best books you read this year? The children’s librarians at Parkway Central Children’s Department have all the extremely specific book awards you never knew you needed!… continue reading 2022 Book Awards by Central Children’s Department Librarians

By written by Naomi S.    December 19, 2022    1

The winter season is upon us, and we're excited to spend it with you! Read on for some great ideas for family-friendly fun when the temperature starts to drop. Winter Reading Challenge… continue reading Wintertime Fun at the Free Library

By written by Emily S.    December 16, 2022   

Monday Poets is one of the longest continuously running programs at the Free Library, currently in its 28th season. Join us for a very special virtual event on Monday, December 19 at 6:30 p.m.… continue reading Virtual Monday Poets - Now in its 28th season!

By written by Natasha Smith    December 13, 2022   

The  Free Library Board of Trustees  will meet on Friday, December 16, 2022 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. View the upcoming meeting agenda   To access the meeting: Join via Zoom… continue reading Free Library Board of Trustees Public Meeting on Friday, December 16 at 8:00 a.m.

By written by Administrator    December 9, 2022   

Books have long occupied a central place in the visual culture of the Islamic world. This seminar, held during Temple University’s Fall 2021 semester, traced the key developments in the… continue reading The Art of the Book in the Islamic World: Four Studies by Temple Graduate Students

By written by Joe S.    December 5, 2022   

Have you had a chance to check out Chronicling Resistance: The Exhibition yet? Open now at the Parkway Central Library and in its satellite location at the South Philadelphia Library (1700 S.… continue reading What's New with Chronicling Resistance?

By written by Administrator    December 1, 2022   

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