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Written by Isabel S. April 23 marks the day that we traditionally celebrate William Shakespeare’s birth and deathday, though neither of those occasions are confirmed to have actually been on… continue reading Rosemary for Shakespeare

By written by Administrator    April 25, 2022   

by Spencer Duncan, Digital Equity Vista at the Office of Innovation and Technology Helping Philadelphians get access to devices is a key goal in Philadelphia’s Digital Equity Plan . Experts… continue reading Find free or low-cost laptops and computers

By written by Administrator    April 7, 2022   

The Free Library Board of Trustees will be holding a meeting on Friday, March 18, 2022 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. View the upcoming meeting agenda To access the meeting: Join via Zoom with the… continue reading Free Library Board of Trustees Public Meeting on Friday, March 18 at 8:00 a.m.

By written by Administrator    March 12, 2022    1

by Nathalie Marquez, Language and Learning Center Intern The Languages and Learning Center has launched the Leamos! ( Let’s Read! ) literacy program, with both virtual and in-person classes… continue reading Leamos! (Let’s Read!) Literacy Program

By written by Administrator    February 11, 2022   

by Germaine Ingram On Sunday, February 13, at 6:00 p.m., live on YouTube , I’ll be in conversation with the tap/jazz aficionado and irrepressible raconteur Hank Smith on his every-so-often… continue reading Hangin’ with Hank: Imagining Louise

By written by Administrator    February 8, 2022   

Today, the Free Library welcomes Mr. Kelly Richards as its new Director . Prior to this appointment, Kelly served as the Muskegon Area District Library Director in Michigan and Michigan Library… continue reading Q&A with New Free Library Director, Kelly Richards

By written by Administrator    January 14, 2022    14

The Free Library and the Philadelphia Poet Laureate Governing Committee are excited to announce that Airea D. Matthews has been appointed the 2022-2023 Philadelphia Poet Laureate . The committee… continue reading Philly, Meet Your New Poet Laureate

By written by Administrator    January 4, 2022    3

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 and recommended reads you… continue reading Best Books of 2021 Selected by Parkway Central Children's Librarians

By written by Administrator    December 21, 2021   

The Free Library Board of Trustees will hold a meeting on Friday, December 17, 2021, from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. View the upcoming meeting agenda » The meeting will take place through the… continue reading Free Library Board of Trustees Public Meeting on Friday, December 17 at 8:00 a.m.

By written by Administrator    December 10, 2021   

by Autumn M. and Alexis A. You might think of the Parkway Central Library as a great place to check out your favorite books and movies, but there’s so much more we have to offer and a lot of… continue reading Take a Video Tour Through Parkway Central Library!

By written by Administrator    November 19, 2021    5

Marian Sosa spent the summer volunteering for the Free Library, with Youth Services , the Summer of Wonder , and on Philadelphia's Play Streets . Here is what she had to say about her… continue reading A Summer of Service: What I Learned on Philly's Play Streets

By written by Administrator    November 17, 2021   

The Free Library of Philadelphia is excited to announce that Mr. Kelly Richards, Director of the Muskegon Area District Library in Michigan and President of the Michigan Library Association, has… continue reading Kelly Richards Named New Free Library Director

By written by Administrator    November 16, 2021    13

Written by Lewis Shaw, who conducted extensive research in the Art Department as part of a Friends Select School Senior Internship Project. The following is a continuation of a previous blog post… continue reading A Continued Discussion on the Topics of Surrealism and Gender

By written by Administrator    November 10, 2021   

November is almost upon us, and it already has us thinking about Thanksgiving and the spirit of giving as the holiday season approaches! Here at the Free Library, we're thankful for … continue reading Give Thanks with the Free Library this November!

By written by Administrator    October 27, 2021   

Written by Lewis Shaw, who conducted extensive research in the Art Department as part of a Friends Select School Senior Internship Project. During the extended fever dream which we all refer to as… continue reading Surrealism and Gender

By written by Administrator    October 6, 2021    1

Calling all Philadelphia poets! The Free Library of Philadelphia and its partners invite you to submit your application for the opportunity to represent our city as its next Poet Laureate. The… continue reading Apply Now to be Philadelphia's Next Poet Laureate!

By written by Administrator    September 20, 2021   

The Free Library Board of Trustees will be holding its first meeting of FY22 on Friday, September 17, 2021, from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. View the upcoming meeting agenda » The meeting will… continue reading Free Library Board of Trustees Public Meeting on Friday, September 17 at 8:00 a.m.

By written by Administrator    September 15, 2021    17

In order to boldly move forward our mission to advance literacy, guide learning, and inspire curiosity the Free Library must hold with great fidelity a space for dialogue, a space for nuance, and… continue reading A Space for Civic Dialogue

By written by Administrator    September 3, 2021    45

by Tyler Williams, Logan Library Work-Study Student Since the beginning of time, people have loved to hear the narratives and experiences of others. Memoirs make it possible for many to share in… continue reading Happy National Memoir Day

By written by Administrator    August 31, 2021   

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