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The Free Library of Philadelphia is actively restoring six-day service to more of our neighborhood library locations throughout the city. Saturday hours are being rolled out in waves; more… continue reading Six-Day Service Beginning at More Neighborhood Free Library Branches

By written by Administrator    February 15, 2024    9

In honor of Black History Month, the Free Library released another Mini Jawns series exploring important moments in Philadelphia's Black History.   Check out more Mini Jawns episodes on… continue reading Mini Jawns: Black History in Philadelphia

By written by Administrator    February 13, 2024   

It’s the 50 Anniversary of the blaxploitation film Foxy Brown starring Pam Grier . The film is credited for revolutionizing the way women were portrayed in cinema. To celebrate this… continue reading Pam's Picks: Favorite Books of Legendary Actress Pam Grier

By written by Administrator    February 9, 2024    4

To commemorate Black History Month , Visit Philadelphia  in partnership with national nonprofit Little Free Library and the Free Library of Philadelphia launched Little Free(dom) Library , an… continue reading Little Free(dom) Library: Elevating the Voices of Black Authors

By written by Administrator    January 31, 2024    2

Now you can win great prizes and access special offers just for being a patron of the Free Library of Philadelphia!     Kimmel Cultural Campus and The Philadelphia Orchestra Free… continue reading Patron Perks: Save on Great Shows and Win Cool Prizes

By written by Administrator    January 31, 2024    28

By Tuesday C., Kate G., and Sara P. Hola, bonjour, dzien dobry, ni hao! Welcome to the Kensington / Fairhill / Riverwards Community Cookbook : a treasure showcasing the cultural… continue reading The Kensington / Fairhill / Riverwards Cookbook: A North Philly Community's Labor of Love

By written by Administrator    January 24, 2024    5

The Free Library is pleased to announce the addition of three full-time social workers to its Social Services roster. The newly formed Social Services team will provide open office… continue reading Social Services Offered by the Free Library

By written by Administrator    January 8, 2024   

The Parkway Central Children’s Department has a fun tradition of giving our favorite books very specific awards crafted just for them, and here they are! These are our best reads of 2023.… continue reading The Central Children's Department Best Books for 2023

By written by Administrator    December 27, 2023    1

The  Free Library Board of Trustees  will be holding its second meeting of FY24 on Friday, December 8, 2023, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. View the upcoming meeting agenda.   To… continue reading Free Library Board of Trustees Public Meeting on Friday, December 8 at 8 a.m.

By written by Administrator    December 1, 2023   

The Free Library of Philadelphia is excited to announce the return of six-day service at 10 of our neighborhood library locations throughout the city. Saturday hours are being rolled out in waves,… continue reading Six-Day Service Beginning at 10 Neighborhood Free Library Branches

By written by Administrator    November 15, 2023    9

The Free Library of Philadelphia is conducting research on patrons' use of  freelibrary.org to help improve the current website experience. We would love to hear from you! Patrons… continue reading Help Improve the Free Library's Website!

By written by Administrator    October 31, 2023    1

Beginning Wednesday, April 12, 2023, the Free Library of Philadelphia launches a unique seven-part series of live evening events exploring the life and career of George Orson Welles , one of the… continue reading Special Lecture Series: Orson Welles & The Golden Age of Hollywood

By written by Administrator    October 12, 2023    10

Reading Promise Week is October 7–15, 2023! Philly’s fourth annual family reading festival is back and bigger than ever. Over 70 free family events are giving away 16,000… continue reading Philly Families, Get Ready for Reading Promise Week!

By written by Administrator    October 4, 2023   

The Free Library is excited to announce an update to our hours of operation in many neighborhood libraries, as well as Parkway Central and its departments! These changes are in effect as… continue reading New Hours at Free Library Locations Now in Effect

By written by Administrator    September 26, 2023    39

by Laura S. and Karen K. In 1967, the Print and Picture Collection at Parkway Central Library purchased a print by a young Philadelphia artist named John Dowell. That first acquisition led to… continue reading The Art and Influence of John Dowell: An Exhibition from Special Collections

By written by Administrator    September 18, 2023    1

The Free Library of Philadelphia provides educational programming to enhance and enrich the lives of residents and free access to important resources and services. The Library hosts thousands of… continue reading The Free Library Seeks a Contract Event Photographer

By written by Administrator    September 11, 2023   

If you receive a random phone call from an individual who says they are with the library and that you owe money: this is a scam . Hang up the call immediately and block the number if… continue reading Warning: Library Scam Phone Call

By written by Administrator    August 23, 2023   

The Free Library of Philadelphia is thrilled to announce Saturday hours at 10 of our neighborhood library branches for the summer. Beginning Saturday, July 8 to August 26, 2023 , the following… continue reading 10 Neighborhood Free Library Branches Will Be Open on Saturdays

By written by Administrator    June 29, 2023    37

Due to unsafe air quality levels we have canceled tonight's event. Following the recommendation of the Philadelphia Department of Public Health to limit outdoor activities, we have made the… continue reading The Community Impact Awards Are Canceled Due to Unsafe Air Quality Levels

By written by Administrator    June 8, 2023   

The  Free Library Board of Trustees  will be holding its annual meeting of FY22 on Friday, June 2, 2023 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. The meeting will be held in-person at the Elaine… continue reading Free Library Board of Trustees Public Meeting on Friday, June 2 at 8:00 a.m.

By written by Administrator    May 26, 2023    2

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