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George Orwell , who was born on this day 115 years ago, entered the world as Eric Arthur Blair. It is fitting that this legend of dystopian literature—which essentially puts a mask on ills… continue reading Wishing a Doubleplusgood Birthday to George Orwell

By written by Julie B.    June 25, 2018   

What’s a climbing wall doing at the Library?? The library used to be a quiet place—families and children sitting quietly together reading. Because that’s what people did at the… continue reading Let’s Play! At the Library! Innovative Play-and-Learn Spaces Come to Three Neighborhood Libraries

By written by Julie B.    June 18, 2018    2

TheFree Library is teeming with opportunities for little ones to get cozy with letters, words, and books from the earliest ages. Our storytimes for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers incorporate… continue reading Vanguard Donates $3 Million to Boost Literacy for Our Littlest Learners

By written by Julie B.    May 14, 2018   

You know we’ve got books. Lots. More than 2 million, in fact. (And that doesn’t even include our streaming and downloadable ebooks and audiobooks!) We’ve got it all. From A to Z.… continue reading Hitting the Streets (and Buses and Subways): There’s MORE TO EXPLORE at the Free Library

By written by Julie B.    April 30, 2018   

Want to have your book and eat it … er, drink it … too? You may know that the Free Library of Philadelphia is a public institution, funded by the City of Philadelphia, which provides… continue reading Raise a Glass to the Free Library: The Spring Rooftop Beer Garden Series Is Back!

By written by Julie B.    April 23, 2018    8

We’re a hall of learning, a cove of curiosity, an ambassador of opportunities, and a fount of resources. The Free Library of Philadelphia is one of the most widely used educational and… continue reading Creative Thinkers at the Free Library and on WHYY’s Articulate

By written by Julie B.    April 17, 2018   

We know the Free Library is one of the most heavily used cultural and educational institutions in our city. We’ve got the numbers: In fiscal year 2017, 640,000 people in Philadelphia held a… continue reading The Library’s Impact: A New Report

By written by Julie B.    April 12, 2018   

In honor of National Library Week , we’re celebrating not just our beloved Free Library and its amazing librarians and staff, but the role of libraries in the 21st century. Chief among these… continue reading National Library Week: Top Ten Most Challenged Books of 2017

By written by Julie B.    April 9, 2018   

The end of another phenomenal  One Book, One Philadelphia  season is upon us. We have spent eight inspired weeks reading, discussing, watching, creating, playing, and enjoying. The 16th… continue reading #OneBookWednesday: Our Season Comes to a Close

By written by Julie B.    March 14, 2018   

In Jacqueline Woodson’s books, cooking traces the roots and routes of families and memories. The Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP) joined with the Free Library’s Culinary… continue reading #OneBookWednesday: The Many Flavors of One Book

By written by Julie B.    March 8, 2018   

At the beginning of Jacqueline Woodson’s recent event at the Community College of Philadelphia, she told the roomful of eager students: "Put down the phone and experience me." For… continue reading #OneBookWednesday: In the Author’s Words

By written by Julie B.    February 28, 2018   

Black History Month begins this week, and we have a packed February full of programming for all ages here at the Free Library.  Neighborhood libraries across the city are hosting everything… continue reading Black History Month at the Free Library

By written by Julie B.    January 30, 2018    1

The Free Library of Philadelphia's Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (LBPH) will soon have a new home. Beginning Wednesday, February 21, this library will be located at 1500… continue reading The Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped Is Moving!

By written by Julie B.    January 29, 2018   

Tonight marks the official beginning of One Book season! Join us for an evening of reading, conversation, and performance at Parkway Central Library to kick off eight inspired weeks of programming… continue reading #OneBookWednesday: Join Us at Tonight’s Season Kickoff

By written by Julie B.    January 17, 2018   

The Free Library's Rare Book Department prides itself on making historical and beatiful artifacts available to the general public. An award of $500,000 from the Council on Library and… continue reading Rare Book Department Awarded Digitization Grant for Muslim-World Artifacts

By written by Julie B.    January 11, 2018    4

We are just one week away from the Kickoff Event to the One Book, One Philadelphia 2018 season . On Wednesday night, January 17, at 7:30 p.m. you are invited to join us in Parkway Central Library… continue reading #OneBookWednesday: Book Discussion Tips

By written by Julie B.    January 10, 2018   

The Free Library's Center for Public Life is thrilled to announce the 2018–2019 Philadelphia Poet Laureate— Raquel Salas Rivera , a Puerto Rican poet and translator who writes… continue reading The Free Library Announces Philadelphia's Next Poet Laureate

By written by Julie B.    January 8, 2018    1

Author Jacqueline Woodson has said that as much as Another Brooklyn is the story of August, who we see progress from childhood to adulthood, it is the story of a place—Bushwick, New York.… continue reading #OneBookWednesday: Another Brooklyn, Another Time, Another Childhood

By written by Julie B.    January 3, 2018    1

Our reopening season comes to a close with one final community celebration that is not to be missed. After a year and a half of undergoing extensive renovation and expansion,  Lovett Memorial… continue reading Lovett Memorial Library Grand Reopening Celebration!

By written by Julie B.    December 11, 2017    3

The beloved Parkway Central Library, celebrating its 90th birthday this year, is a defining building in our city. It seems natural that the Free Library of Philadelphia’s flagship location… continue reading Celebrate the City’s Beaux Arts Bonafides

By written by Julie B.    December 4, 2017    1

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