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Becca at Whitman Library Today at Whitman Library we are baking Apple Yogurt Cake with a Cinnamon Streusel in the middle and on top! Being a baker, I had to start with my strengths. The community… continue reading Baking with Becca: Cooking Outside the Box... with Apples

By written by Rebecca M.    April 14, 2021    7

This is the seventh in a series of posts  highlighting major figures in jazz history who were from Philly (even if most ended up in New York City). A virtual book discussion of Thelonious… continue reading Philly Jazz Legends: Lee Morgan

By written by Ben R.    April 14, 2021   

Thank you to Nourishing Literacy (NL) team member Carolyn for writing this blog post! In addition to sharing her experience and findings, Carolyn has included some of the activities and approaches… continue reading Greens Across Tables

By written by Shayna M.    April 13, 2021   

Are you thinking about starting a nonprofit organization? In the Regional Foundation Center (RFC), the Free Library’s resource center for nonprofits, we see lots of folks who are… continue reading Five Alternatives to Starting a Nonprofit

By written by Caitlin S.    April 13, 2021   

Are you a creative, engaged student who is passionate about writing, reading, performing, and experiencing poetry? Are you equally passionate about working with your peers and other students to… continue reading Are You Philadelphia’s Next Youth Poet Laureate?

By written by Autumn M.    April 12, 2021   

by Regina Schliep, Logan Library Work-Study Student During this unusual school year, some neighborhood libraries  have joined forces with local schools and community organizations to support… continue reading Virtual Tutoring Programs Flourish This Spring

By written by Catherine M.    April 12, 2021   

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 . Our… continue reading Edible Alphabet Recipe of the Week: Dumplings

By written by Lindsay S.    April 9, 2021   

A Voice for Peace, Concord, and Harmony: The XV International Poetry Festival in Philadelphia will virtually congregate poets from Latin America and the United States in an evening of verse and… continue reading Poetry: The Art of Expression!

By written by Mary Marques    April 8, 2021   

Spring has sprung, and so has the Free Library’s Author Events calendar! Our events are, of course, still virtual, so you can enjoy our diverse array of authors from the comfort of wherever… continue reading Spring has Sprung with New Upcoming Author Events!

By written by Author Events    April 7, 2021   

This  National Library Week , we have reflected on the many fantastic resources, programs, and events the Free Library offers. This past year, staff faced the challenges brought on by… continue reading It’s Library Giving Day!

By written by Laura K.    April 7, 2021   

What are the most popular Googled questions about Ramadan? Here's what we found: When does Ramadan begin and end in 2021? What is allowed and not allowed during Ramadan? What does Ramadan… continue reading Happy Ramadan: Manuscripts of the Muslim World and Beyond!

By written by Joe S.    April 6, 2021   

Today as part of  National Library Week , we’re joining with the  American Library Association (ALA) in celebrating  National Library Workers Day  and the real… continue reading Thank You, Free Library Staff!

By written by Kate C.    April 6, 2021   

by Suzanna Urminska and Sam Perduta Our words carry power—whether as balm or as burnish, our words have the power to come together to form poetry that recalls and reconnects a range of human… continue reading Making Her Mark Spotlight: Poetry and Movement Building

By written by Sam P.    April 5, 2021   

It’s one of our favorite weeks of the year— National Library Week !  Founded in 1958, this annual celebration is a time to reflect on the contributions of our nation’s… continue reading Happy National Library Week!

By written by Kate C.    April 5, 2021   

This April, our children and teen titles explore curiosity and adventure while our adult selections are taking us into complicated realms... Young Children (up to 2nd Grade) What’s Inside a… continue reading New Titles Coming to the Free Library in April!

By written by Rachel F.    April 1, 2021   

The Free Library is pleased to announce the launch of a number of new resources for Philadelphians in search of a new job or career! Workshops, career fairs, and a new website are part of the Free… continue reading Free Library Launches New Job Seeker Resources

By written by Administrator    April 1, 2021   

Dracula vs. Frankenstein Alien vs. Predator T-800 vs. T-1000 These are just a few of the most over-the-top sci-fi b-movie fight scenes ever filmed, but the main event will finally take place when… continue reading March Monster Madness: Godzilla vs. Kong

By written by Peter SM    March 31, 2021    2

Coinciding with Women’s History Month, the newest episode of Book Feast uses the luncheon in Virginia Woolf ’s proto-feminist essay A Room of One’s Own (1929) to discuss… continue reading Newest Episode of "Book Feast" Invites Women to the Table

By written by Katherine L.    March 31, 2021   

Free Library Youth Services is excited to announce a new Summer Camp Challenge season! Are you working with the youth of Philadelphia at a camp program this summer? The Free Library is here to… continue reading Sign Up Now for This Year's Summer Camp Challenge!

By written by Emily S.    March 30, 2021   

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