Posts by Julie B. (88)

TheFree Library is teeming with opportunities for little ones to get cozy with letters, words, and books from the earliest ages. Our storytimes for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers incorporate… continue reading

By Julie B.   May 14, 2018   

You know we’ve got books. Lots. More than 2 million, in fact. (And that doesn’t even include our streaming and downloadable ebooks and audiobooks!) We’ve got it all. From A to Z.… continue reading

By Julie B.   April 30, 2018   

Want to have your book and eat it … er, drink it … too? You may know that the Free Library of Philadelphia is a public institution, funded by the City of Philadelphia, which provides… continue reading

By Julie B.   April 23, 2018    8

We’re a hall of learning, a cove of curiosity, an ambassador of opportunities, and a fount of resources. The Free Library of Philadelphia is one of the most widely used educational and… continue reading

By Julie B.   April 17, 2018   

We know the Free Library is one of the most heavily used cultural and educational institutions in our city. We’ve got the numbers: In fiscal year 2017, 640,000 people in Philadelphia held a… continue reading

By Julie B.   April 12, 2018   

In honor of National Library Week , we’re celebrating not just our beloved Free Library and its amazing librarians and staff, but the role of libraries in the 21st century. Chief among these… continue reading

By Julie B.   April 9, 2018   

The end of another phenomenal  One Book, One Philadelphia  season is upon us. We have spent eight inspired weeks reading, discussing, watching, creating, playing, and enjoying. The 16th… continue reading

By Julie B.   March 14, 2018   

In Jacqueline Woodson’s books, cooking traces the roots and routes of families and memories. The Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP) joined with the Free Library’s Culinary… continue reading

By Julie B.   March 8, 2018   

At the beginning of Jacqueline Woodson’s recent event at the Community College of Philadelphia, she told the roomful of eager students: "Put down the phone and experience me." For… continue reading

By Julie B.   February 28, 2018   

Black History Month begins this week, and we have a packed February full of programming for all ages here at the Free Library.  Neighborhood libraries across the city are hosting everything… continue reading

By Julie B.   January 30, 2018    1

The Free Library of Philadelphia's Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (LBPH) will soon have a new home. Beginning Wednesday, February 21, this library will be located at 1500… continue reading

By Julie B.   January 29, 2018   

Tonight marks the official beginning of One Book season! Join us for an evening of reading, conversation, and performance at Parkway Central Library to kick off eight inspired weeks of programming… continue reading

By Julie B.   January 17, 2018   

The Free Library's Rare Book Department prides itself on making historical and beatiful artifacts available to the general public. An award of $500,000 from the Council on Library and… continue reading

By Julie B.   January 11, 2018    4

We are just one week away from the Kickoff Event to the One Book, One Philadelphia 2018 season . On Wednesday night, January 17, at 7:30 p.m. you are invited to join us in Parkway Central Library… continue reading

By Julie B.   January 10, 2018   

The Free Library's Center for Public Life is thrilled to announce the 2018–2019 Philadelphia Poet Laureate— Raquel Salas Rivera , a Puerto Rican poet and translator who writes… continue reading

By Julie B.   January 8, 2018    1

Author Jacqueline Woodson has said that as much as Another Brooklyn is the story of August, who we see progress from childhood to adulthood, it is the story of a place—Bushwick, New York.… continue reading

By Julie B.   January 3, 2018    1

Our reopening season comes to a close with one final community celebration that is not to be missed. After a year and a half of undergoing extensive renovation and expansion,  Lovett Memorial… continue reading

By Julie B.   December 11, 2017    1

The beloved Parkway Central Library, celebrating its 90th birthday this year, is a defining building in our city. It seems natural that the Free Library of Philadelphia’s flagship location… continue reading

By Julie B.   December 4, 2017    1

It’s a fest! Tacony’s annual Winterfest, of course, and this year also a library-fest! After a year and a half of undergoing extensive renovation and expansion,  Tacony Library… continue reading

By Julie B.   November 27, 2017    8

Jacqueline Woodson has said that Another Brooklyn , although a fictional story of four girls growing up in the 1960s and 70s, is at its heart a biography of her neighborhood—Bushwick. Having… continue reading

By Julie B.   November 8, 2017   

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