Posts by Autumn M. (28)

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Are you a creative, engaged student who is passionate about writing, reading, performing, and experiencing poetry? Are you equally passionate about working with your peers and other students to… continue reading Are You Philadelphia’s Next Youth Poet Laureate?

By written by Autumn M.    April 12, 2021   

Through the challenges of 2020, one of the abiding sources of relief for many of us has been poetry. More people than ever are looking to the written word for strength, wisdom, and comfort. Even… continue reading Healing Verse Philly: a Project from the Poet Laureate

By written by Autumn M.    January 5, 2021    7

Are you a creative, engaged student who is passionate about writing, reading, performing, and experiencing poetry? Are you equally passionate about working with your peers and other students to do… continue reading Philadelphia is Looking for Its Next Youth Poet Laureate

By written by Autumn M.    May 11, 2020   

As we close out April and National Poetry Month, while many of us are in slow-down mode and many others of us are working extremely hard, let’s give ourselves a moment to pause and breathe… continue reading Listen to Poetry

By written by Autumn M.    April 30, 2020   

Do you need help finding healthcare or signing up for federal benefits? Do you have questions about resources for free or low-cost food? Are you worried about the mental health of a family member?… continue reading Health Support at the Free Library

By written by Autumn M.    December 13, 2018   

In July, the Free Library launched its new strategic plan for the next three years. This plan is a refresh of our prior five-year plan and keeps the same mission: Advance literacy, guide learning,… continue reading Check Out Our New Strategic Plan!

By written by Autumn M.    October 18, 2018    5

At the end of the film Dead Poets Society , the students who loved their professor, Mr. Keating (played by Robin Williams ), stand up on their desks and proclaim, "O Captain, My Captain"… continue reading YAWP! Happy 199th birthday, Walt Whitman

By written by Autumn M.    May 24, 2018   

It’s April, everyone, and you know what that means – it’s National Poetry Month ! Each year, the Academy of American Poets "highlights the extraordinary legacy and ongoing… continue reading Celebrate National Poetry Month

By written by Autumn M.    April 3, 2018   

Did you know the Free Library has trained mental health professionals on site at Parkway Central Library to help patrons who are in need of social services and other referrals? Because of all the… continue reading Spotlight on Michael Rabb for National Social Work Month

By written by Autumn M.    March 15, 2018    6

The Free Library’s Cultureshare is nearly here! Don’t miss your chance to subscribe to this exciting new venture that pairs art, music, and writing from locals with pieces from the… continue reading Why Not Join Cultureshare?

By written by Autumn M.    September 13, 2017    1

Imagine this: Your friends, and your associates, and the people around you, and the environment that you live in, and the speakers around you, and the communicators around you are the poetry… continue reading There's Poetry Everywhere!

By written by Autumn M.    April 12, 2017   

When UNESCO declared March 21 World Poetry Day in 1999, they had in mind building connections through our oral and written traditions and finding commonality among the feelings and questions that… continue reading It's World Poetry Day!

By written by Autumn M.    March 21, 2017   

"How to Triumph Like a Girl" , a poem by the dynamic Ada Limón , won’t get out of my head (and I don’t want it to). I read it the day after the election and it stuck… continue reading Poetry Room: Listening through Reading

By written by Autumn M.    November 28, 2016    1

The United States is about to enter its fourth year of Health Insurance Open Enrollment. This year, consumers can sign up for health insurance between November 1, 2016 and January 31, 2017.… continue reading Affordable Care Act Open Enrollment Starts November 1, 2016!

By written by Autumn M.    October 28, 2016   

2016: It's an election year and Philadelphia is hosting the Democratic National Convention!  The Free Library wanted to get in on the fun, so join us as we launch an exciting new… continue reading The 2016 American Presidency Series

By written by Autumn M.    April 25, 2016   

Information and books and podcasts and programming and computers and Wi-Fi and a great place to hang out: All of this and more make up the Free Library of Philadelphia. But what does the Library… continue reading 7 Days of Genius Festival: Find Your Path to Genius at the Free Library

By written by Autumn M.    March 3, 2016   

I wrote an essay for an anthology by poets on poetry a couple of years ago about owning one’s subject matter, taking responsibility for the themes that continually crop up, and stewarding… continue reading Poetry Room: Joy and Grief in Poems

By written by Autumn M.    December 31, 2015    1

The Free Library continually seeks ways to provide the best health information and resources for our users. One of our exciting ventures is the newly established Health Corners in three… continue reading Check Out Our New Health Corners!

By written by Autumn M.    December 8, 2015   

Philadelphia’s 2015 general election is Tuesday, November 3rd and it is an important one! Registered voters will have the opportunity to select a new Mayor , City Council members , Judges… continue reading VOTE on Tuesday, November 3rd!

By written by Autumn M.    October 29, 2015   

The United States is about to enter its third year of Marketplace (Affordable Care Act / Obamacare) Open Enrollment. This year, consumers can sign up for health insurance between November 1,… continue reading Affordable Care Act Open Enrollment Starts Soon!

By written by Autumn M.    October 26, 2015