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What does summer time make you think of? There are as many responses to that question as there are fireflies on a drowsy summer evening, but one of the first things I think of when it comes to… continue reading Pie High Summer!

By written by Jeff B.    July 29, 2021   

by Mishelle Mironov, Intern, Languages & Learning Center Have you always wanted to make a difference in someone’s life? Have you wanted to use your knowledge and experience to give back… continue reading Become a Tutor for Adult Learners

By written by Rachel H.    July 28, 2021   

The news these days is filled with stories about the economy ramping up as businesses reopen and people return to work after a year and a half of pandemic-imposed shutdown. The best news is there… continue reading Launch Your Career with Philly Career Launch

By written by Annette M.    July 27, 2021   

Yes, it’s that time of the year again, to head to the beach (or a heavily air conditioned reading nook) and dive into some fun reading! Here are some new and newish books that are perfect… continue reading Summer Reading with Dena!

By written by Dena    July 26, 2021   

After the postponement of the 2020 Olympics due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the torch will be lit once again this year as the rescheduled Summer Games will take place in Tokyo, Japan starting today,… continue reading Local Athletes Competing in the Summer Olympics

By written by Peter SM    July 23, 2021   

Broccoli is a delicious, nutritious flower! With its different textures, vibrant green color, and good flavor, broccoli can ignite ideas both in and out of the kitchen. Blanching is a way to… continue reading Broccoli Has Flower Power!

By written by Shayna M.    July 23, 2021   

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has studied the impact of loneliness and social isolation on American seniors and the results are deeply disturbing. Extensive studies of the… continue reading Central Senior Services Joins Moore College of Art to Fight Social Isolation During Pandemic

By written by Richard L.    July 22, 2021   

Summer is for get-togethers—the perfect time for vacations, celebrations, and family reunions. This is especially true this year, as the pandemic postponed many events, so getting together… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Family Reunions

By written by Monica C.    July 21, 2021   

The Free Library of Philadelphia has for years offered the Homebound program as well as  email , chat , and text reference services for those who can't access their local library in… continue reading Spotlight On the Free Library Call Center

By written by Administrator    July 20, 2021    1

The summer is heating up! As we all try our best to deal with the rising temperatures in our area, don't forget that the Free Library is a great place to cool off! From access to books and… continue reading Celebrate the Dog Days of Summer with the Free Library!

By written by Kate C.    July 19, 2021    1

Recognize and represent our city for its contributions to the popularization of ice cream in the US! And be sure to join us at the Haddington Library on Friday, July 23 at 2:00 p.m. for a… continue reading Philly Versus the World: A Battle Over Ice Cream

By written by Lane    July 16, 2021   

Summertime is here and the Free Library is offering incredible outdoor and virtual programming! This July marks the second summer we’ve spent during the COVID-19 pandemic and as we gather… continue reading Q&A with Christina Holmes | Children's Summer Programming at Blackwell Regional Library

By written by Inaara S.    July 16, 2021    1

It’s beach time! Grab your bathing suits, towels, sunscreen, and go to the beach. Here are some books to get you in the mood for some sand, sun, and fun!   Board Books Beach Baby… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Let's Go to the Beach!

By written by Monica C.    July 15, 2021   

Read, Baby, Read is a Free Library initiative focused on encouraging early literacy development among infants and young toddlers under two years old. We work with 12 participating libraries across… continue reading Read, Baby, Read Presents Early Literacy Ideas: Shapes!

By written by Sarah J.    July 14, 2021   

Each year, the Free Library celebrates the "Dog Days of Summer" with a social media campaign, inviting our community members to post pictures of their dogs who love to read and tag them… continue reading Bring Your Furry Friend to Free Library Dog Day, Featuring Author-Illustrator Sarah Jacoby!

By written by Becky S.    July 14, 2021   

Since 2019, the Holmesburg Library's Book Club has met biweekly to discuss great modern literature, nineteenth-century classics, and historical nonfiction, to name just a few genres. Not even… continue reading 10 Great Reads from the Holmesburg Library Book Club

By written by David K.    July 13, 2021   

Summer is here, and we know you’re ready for some fun! Whether you’re looking for outdoor, in-person programs or virtual adventures, the Free Library’s Summer of Wonder has got… continue reading Summer of Wonder | Program Highlights for Families

By written by Emily S.    July 13, 2021   

Did you know that July is Anti-Boredom Month ? If your job or class schedule has eased up for the summer and you find yourself with some extra time on your hands, check out these ways to beat… continue reading Beat Boredom with the Free Library in July

By written by Kate C.    July 12, 2021   

Up from the depths and onto your screen, it's... Shark Week ! The Discovery Channel's annual feeding frenzy of shark-related media kicks off its 33rd year with shows featuring comedian… continue reading Are You Ready for Shark Week?

By written by Peter SM    July 9, 2021    1

by Breshay Woods, Culinary Literacy Center Intern Edible Alphabet  is a free English Language Learning (ELL) program offered by the Free Library's  Culinary Literacy Center.… continue reading Edible Alphabet Recipe of the Week: Hummus and Flatbread

By written by Lindsay S.    July 9, 2021   

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