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We know all of Philly is still excited over the Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl win, but there is another monumental sporting event to also get fired up for that begins at the end of this week: the… continue reading

By Administrator   February 6, 2018    2

The literary world lost a genre-defying icon last week with the passing of Ursula K. Le Guin . The author of scores of children's books, short stories, poetry, and essays, her voice—and… continue reading

By Administrator   January 30, 2018   

In celebration of the reopenings of our four new 21st Century Libraries , Yolanda Wisher — Philadelphia’s 2016–2017 Poet Laureate —penned an original poem. She read this… continue reading

By Administrator   December 18, 2017    3

by One Book, One Philadelphia Chair, Marie Field Born and raised in the Bronx, then Queens, I landed in Brooklyn when I moved into my new husband’s efficiency apartment on Willow Street in… continue reading

By Administrator   December 13, 2017   

Welcome to " Ask the Job Readiness Lab ," a series of blog posts in which we address the questions of job seekers and share our answers with a broader audience. Here our partner, the… continue reading

By Administrator   November 30, 2017    1

Contributing Writers: Julie Berger, Gina Bixler, Christopher Brown, Karen Lightner, Donald Root, Laura Stroffolino  "Once constructed, it will remain a thing of beauty and a joy for all… continue reading

By Administrator   November 9, 2017   

Are you looking for a job? Do you have a criminal record? If you answered "yes" to both these questions, then please join us for the Reentry Resource Fair , which will take place this… continue reading

By Administrator   October 25, 2017   

Welcome to " Ask the Job Readiness Lab ," a series of posts in which we address the questions of job seekers and share our answers with a broader audience. Here, our partner Clarifi… continue reading

By Administrator   October 10, 2017   

Welcome to "Ask the Job Readiness Lab," a series of posts in which we address the questions of job seekers and share our answers with a broader audience. Here, our partner the… continue reading

By Administrator   September 28, 2017    1

A version of this post was originally printed in the Southwest Globe Times on Friday, September 8, 2017.  In today’s employment landscape, English proficiency has become essential to… continue reading

By Administrator   September 14, 2017   

Originally posted on the City of Philadelphia’s blog in recognition of Library Card Sign-Up Month.   If you had to guess, how many questions do you think librarians at the Free Library… continue reading

By Administrator   September 8, 2017    3

by Emma Seeley The Free Library of Philadelphia recently opened a new office, the Center for Public Life (CPL), to coordinate cultural and civic programs for adults across the library system. At… continue reading

By Administrator   August 24, 2017    2

by Annette Mattei Are you thinking about getting back into the workforce but aren’t sure how to get started? Or maybe you’re not happy with how your job search is going? Then we have… continue reading

By Administrator   August 17, 2017    1

by Annette Mattei Did you know that close to 30 percent of adults who visit the Free Library come here to look for jobs? Moreover, That’s according to a Pew survey conducted in 2012 , 40… continue reading

By Administrator   August 11, 2017    2

While some schools in the area have already let out for the summer, the last official day for Philadelphia School District students is Tuesday, June 20. Woo Hoo! While pools and spraygrounds… continue reading

By Administrator   June 19, 2017   

by Indre Page The Free Library of Philadelphia recently received wooden block sets for preschool programming from the State Library of Pennsylvania. To prepare for this new programming,… continue reading

By Administrator   March 23, 2017   

Did you know that socks are among the most needed items at homeless shelters, yet are one of the least-often donated items?! For the entire month of February, the Warm the Sole initiative, started… continue reading

By Administrator   February 10, 2017    1

The following is a guest blog post by Frances Egler, who serves as the Director of Programming and Presentations at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts . Egler is responsible for booking the… continue reading

By Administrator   December 28, 2016   

by Ned Scharff A little boy gazes into a Free Library video screen when suddenly a familiar face appears—that of the boy's father, an inmate in a Philadelphia prison. "Dad,"… continue reading

By Administrator   November 21, 2016    1

by Ned Scharff As the United States begins restoring its historic ties to Cuba, the Free Library of Philadelphia is reaching out as well—by sharing its unique collection of some of the… continue reading

By Administrator   November 7, 2016    1