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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    6

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   

by Steven Doncaster myPlace locations across Philadelphia help adults earn high school diplomas and get ready for the workplace. As the summer comes to an end and the school year starts, are you… continue reading myPLACE Is Your Place for Adult Education!

By written by Administrator    August 24, 2021   

by Lillian B. and Jake T. Afraid of shots or needles? Have questions about protecting your health? Get excited to learn with us this National Immunization Awareness Month ! Primarily,… continue reading It’s National Immunization Awareness Month!

By written by Administrator    August 16, 2021   

The Free Library of Philadelphia has for years offered the Homebound program as well as  email , chat , and text reference services for those who can't access their local library in… continue reading Spotlight On the Free Library Call Center

By written by Administrator    July 20, 2021    3

by Labonno Islam (Digital Engagement & Communications Specialist) and Juliet Fink-Yates (Digital Inclusion Fellow), City of Philadelphia  Office of Innovation and Technology The City of… continue reading Get Connected to These Free Internet Access Programs and Resources!

By written by Administrator    July 2, 2021   

You got some change? Bring it out Don’t just stand there Playing a poor man’s game Change jingles in your pocket Like the dangling shackles Stuck in my ear, hurting my soul —… continue reading Andre’a Rhoads Named the 2021-2022 Philadelphia Youth Poet Laureate

By written by Administrator    July 1, 2021    2

Want to help the City of Philadelphia close the digital divide and assist residents with affordable internet access? All you have to do is pick up your phone! The Philadelphia Household… continue reading Support Digital Equity by Taking the Philadelphia Household Internet Assessment Survey

By written by Administrator    June 22, 2021    1

by Erin H . and Kayla H. What does it feel like to be a child living through war and displacement? How can young people in the United States learn to develop empathy for young people around the… continue reading Palestinian Stories in Literature for Young People

By written by Administrator    June 21, 2021    9

The Free Library Board of Trustees will be holding its annual meeting of FY21 on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. The meeting will be held in-person at Parkway Central Library… continue reading Free Library Board of Trustees Upcoming Public Meeting on Wednesday, June 9 at 4:00 p.m.

By written by Administrator    June 4, 2021    2

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