Posts by Inaara S. (20)
Philadelphia is a city full of the history, culture, and contributions of numerous immigrant communities. This June, join the Free Library of Philadelphia as we celebrate Immigrant Heritage Month,… continue reading June is Immigrant Heritage Month
By written by Inaara S. May 31, 2023
Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month this May! Also sometimes known as Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, it first began during the 1970s with a week-long… continue reading Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month this May
By written by Inaara S. May 1, 2023
Did you know that in 1654, 23 Jewish refugees sailed to the port of New Amsterdam (presently New York City) and established the first Jewish community in what we now call the United States?… continue reading Honoring Jewish American Heritage Month
By written by Inaara S. May 1, 2023 1
May 1 begins Mental Health Awareness Month; this is a time to think more about our mental health journeys. Mental Health Awareness Month was established in 1949 to increase awareness about… continue reading Observing Mental Health Awareness Month With the Free Library
By written by Inaara S. May 1, 2023
Howdy, folks! I am one of the many Free Library of Philadelphia Library cards that Philadelphians use in their neighborhood libraries throughout the city. Because I am a part of the Free Library… continue reading Library Card Sign-Up Month | Flippy's Adventures: A Week in the Life of a Free Library Card
By written by Inaara S. September 13, 2022 1
The Free Library is celebrating Juneteenth! Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration of the end of enslavement in the United States and a time when we come together to celebrate this monumental… continue reading Celebrating Juneteenth!
By written by Inaara S. June 14, 2022
This June, the Free Library is celebrating Philadelphia’s immigrant communities! June is Immigrant Heritage Month , a time when we celebrate the beauty and strength of our city’s… continue reading Commemorating Immigrant Heritage Month This June
By written by Inaara S. June 3, 2022
This March, celebrate Women’s History Month with the Free Library! Women’s History Month originally began as a celebration of Women’s History Week. Congress passed Pub. L. 97-28… continue reading March Is Women's History Month
By written by Inaara S. March 1, 2022
Many of us may get our news from online sources these days—social media feeds provide a constant source of information about everything from policy proposals, the weather, celebrity news,… continue reading Newspapers: A Guide Into the Past
By written by Inaara S. February 24, 2022
History is found in the pages of a textbook—or so I thought! This February, celebrate Black History Month by learning more about the history of Black quilt makers! Do you know about the… continue reading The Quilts of Gee's Bend
By written by Inaara S. February 16, 2022 1
This February, the Free Library is proud to commemorate Black History Month , honoring the triumphs and achievements of Black Americans throughout U.S. history and celebrating Black history,… continue reading Celebrating Black History Month at the Free Library
By written by Inaara S. February 1, 2022 1
September 24 is International Bollywood Day! So... what exactly is Bollywood? Depending on who you ask, each person defines it differently. In the film My Name Is Khan , an Indian man… continue reading What Do You Know About Bollywood? | International Bollywood Day
By written by Inaara S. September 28, 2021 1
Howdy! I am a Free Library of Philadelphia Library Card. Since I am an important part of the Free Library of Philadelphia system, that is the F-L-P, you can call me Flippy for short. I am but one… continue reading A Week in the Life of Flippy, a Free Library Card | Library Card Sign-Up Month
By written by Inaara S. September 23, 2021
Hispanic Heritage Month is a celebration of Hispanic heritage and culture through festivals, cuisine, cultural events, and art, encompassing people of various races, ethnicities, nationalities,… continue reading Hispanic Heritage Month Begins!
By written by Inaara S. September 16, 2021
Whether it is eating ice cream, swimming, or visiting your neighborhood library, there are so many great summer pastimes. One of the most exciting parts of summer is listening to all the… continue reading Best Summer Albums Through the Decades
By written by Inaara S. September 2, 2021 1
Two months ago was the first official celebration of Juneteenth as a national holiday. On Thursday, June 17, 2021, Congress passed and presented the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act to… continue reading We Have a New Federal Holiday — Juneteenth!
By written by Inaara S. August 27, 2021
Jashn-e-Azadi Mubarak! Happy Independence Day! This past Saturday, August 14, was Pakistan’s Independence Day. Formed in 1947, Pakistan celebrated 74 years of its independence and freedom… continue reading Celebrating Pakistan's Independence Day with Music, Film, and Literature!
By written by Inaara S. August 18, 2021 3
Summertime is here and the Free Library is offering incredible outdoor and virtual programming! This July marks the second summer we’ve spent during the COVID-19 pandemic and as we gather… continue reading Q&A with Christina Holmes | Children's Summer Programming at Blackwell Regional Library
By written by Inaara S. July 16, 2021 2
The oldest known celebration of the end of enslavement in U.S. history, Juneteenth is a day that recognizes freedom and liberation. Juneteenth, a combination of the words "June" and… continue reading The Commemoration of Juneteenth
By written by Inaara S. June 14, 2021 1
This June we are commemorating Immigrant Heritage Month to celebrate the incredible diversity, beauty, and strength of immigrant communities in Philadelphia! Throughout the month, the City of… continue reading Celebrating Immigrant Heritage Month this June!
By written by Inaara S. June 3, 2021