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There could not be a more natural community-centered initiative pairing than the Paschalville Partnership ’s Community Catalyst Initiative and Read by 4th . Last month, these initiatives… continue reading Community-Centered Groups Come Together to Promote Literacy in Southwest Philadelphia

By written by Administrator    October 24, 2019   

by Peter SM and Dena H. Imagine stepping into an alternate universe where not everything is as it seems, animals—known as dæmons —can talk and act like humans, and a mysterious… continue reading His Dark Materials Screenings and Scavenger Hunts!

By written by Administrator    October 21, 2019    1

As part of our ongoing series of blog posts highlighting our awesome staff throughout the Free Library of Philadelphia, today we take some time to speak with Dawn Silva, who serves as the… continue reading Meet Your Library Staff: Dawn Silva - Nicetown-Tioga Library Municipal Guard

By written by Administrator    October 16, 2019   

As you may have read in the news, recent changes in the publishing industry will soon impact library customers’ access to some newly released ebook titles. Macmillan Publishers—one of… continue reading Changes to ebook Lending Coming to a Library Near You

By written by Administrator    September 13, 2019    3

by Marcela F. and Hua C. The meeting room at the Lawncrest Library was a hub of STEM activities in July and early August. Hua, our Summer Learning Program Specialist, along with Teen Literacy… continue reading A STEM-focused Summer Tech Extravanganza at Lawncrest Library!

By written by Administrator    August 22, 2019   

Updated July, 18, 2019 1:14 PM The City of Philadelphia has declared a Heat Health Emergency through Sunday evening, July 21 . Free Library locations will serve as cooling centers where residents… continue reading Cooling Centers Open at Select Neighborhood Libraries Thursday, July 18 and Friday, July 19 During the Heat Wave

By written by Administrator    July 17, 2019    7

This month is African-American Music Appreciation Month , a commemoration first started by former President Jimmy Carter, on June 7, 1979. The national recognition began as Black Music Month, but… continue reading Celebrate African-American Music Appreciation Month!

By written by Administrator    June 5, 2019    2

by Nick Bunch Ding, ding!! HONK! Screeeeeech! That’s the sound of the Free Library Book Bike rolling into a community event near you! Warm weather is on its way and we can’t wait to… continue reading #NationalLibraryWeek: It’s Bookmobile Day!

By written by Administrator    April 10, 2019   

Join the Free Library of Philadelphia as we celebrate Chinese New Year and the Year of the Pig! Chinese New Year is a fifteen-day celebration which starts on the new moon (also known as Lunar new… continue reading Celebrate the Year of the Pig with the Free Library!

By written by Administrator    February 4, 2019   

by Erme C. Maula, Read by 4th Reading Captain Heading into my Reading Captain training, I didn’t know what to expect. I had wanted to get involved in my community by doing something that I… continue reading Checking in with a Read by 4th Reading Captain!

By written by Administrator    January 30, 2019   

A historian whose "discipline is worthy of a first-class detective" ( New York Review of Books ), Jill Lepore is the author of the National Book Award finalist Book of Ages , the… continue reading The Final Word with Jill Lepore

By written by Administrator    December 26, 2018   

Update: The Free Library’s At These Crossroads exhibition was honored as an Adobe Government Creativity Awards finalist in the ‘Multichannel Campaign – Museum of Park… continue reading At These Crossroads: The Legacies of Frederick Douglass and W.E.B. Du Bois Exhibition

By written by Administrator    December 20, 2018    3

On Saturday, November 10, 34 students from several area colleges and universities gathered for a New Student Orientation held in the Skyline Room at Parkway Central. Students were welcomed by Debi… continue reading Free Library Welcomes New Work Study Students

By written by Administrator    December 7, 2018   

In our ongoing series of blog posts highlighting our awesome staff throughout the Free Library of Philadelphia, today we take some time to speak with Dennis Mawson of our Materials Management… continue reading Meet Your Library Staff: Dennis Mawson - Materials Management

By written by Administrator    November 20, 2018    3

by Michelle Sheffer Today marks Irish writer Bram Stoker ’s 171st birthday. Author of Dracula —the inspiration for many a nightmare and pop-culture meme over the past two… continue reading Break Out Your Garlic Necklaces and Wooden Stakes for Bram Stoker's Bday!

By written by Administrator    November 8, 2018   

In our ongoing series of blog posts highlighting our awesome staff throughout the Free Library of Philadelphia, today we take some time to speak with Christina Patton of our Neighborhood Library… continue reading Meet Your Library Staff: Christina Patton - Neighborhood Library Services Division

By written by Administrator    October 30, 2018    4

In our ongoing series of blog posts highlighting our awesome staff throughout the Free Library of Philadelphia, today we take some time to speak with Marvin DeBose - Haverford Library Branch… continue reading Meet Your Library Staff: Marvin DeBose - Haverford Library Branch Manager & Adult Teen Librarian

By written by Administrator    September 18, 2018    2

by Kate M. This may sound familiar: you’re going to Italy in two weeks. Or Greece. Or Vietnam. You’ve been planning this trip for months, but it just never seemed like the right time… continue reading Learn a New Language with Mango Languages & Duolingo!

By written by Administrator    August 8, 2018    2

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