Posts by Kate C. (39)

Do you know any local artists (and by that, we also mean writers, musicians, performers…) who are seeking a wider audience for their work and would like to get paid for it? The Free Library… continue reading

By Kate C.   April 18, 2017    7

This Women’s History Month , we’ve been reflecting on the women who came before us. This list is by no means exhaustive but showcases just a few of those who paved the way here at the… continue reading

By Kate C.   March 28, 2017    2

When we heard this week was Shakespeare Week , we knew we couldn’t miss out on the chance to get in on the fun from across the pond. We didn’t have to look far for inspiration! Below,… continue reading

By Kate C.   March 23, 2017   

One of the special things about the One Book, One Philadelphia programming season is the ability for the One Book program and the Free Library as a whole to get out in the community, start or… continue reading

By Kate C.   March 15, 2017   

Women's History Month is in full swing, and in addition to a full slate of events across all our neighborhood libraries , the Free Library is no stranger to celebrating, showcasing, and… continue reading

By Kate C.   March 10, 2017    1

Happy Women’s History Month ! All throughout the month of March, we’re joining in the nationwide celebration of the vital role of women throughout American history. We hope… continue reading

By Kate C.   March 3, 2017   

Throughout February, we were feeling the Valentine's Day spirit and decided to ask our audience a simple question: Why do YOU #LoveTheLibrary ? The response warmed our hearts and reminded us… continue reading

By Kate C.   March 2, 2017    1

One of the most exciting days in library land is here – it’s Dr. Seuss’ birthday! Today, we’re joining in the celebration of the 113th birthday of Theodor Geisel, a.k.a.… continue reading

By Kate C.   March 2, 2017   

Is today a snow day for you or your little ones? Spend it with the Free Library! Our system is open for business, but as always, we recommend checking in with your neighborhood library location… continue reading

By Kate C.   February 9, 2017   

Last Wednesday night, we officially closed the door on the 2016-2017 One Book, One Philadelphia reading period for  The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (although, let’s be… continue reading

By Kate C.   February 1, 2017   

It’s February, cupid is dusting off his bow and arrow, and those chalky-but-delicious conversation hearts are lining supermarket shelves. With love already in the air, we thought it would be… continue reading

By Kate C.   February 1, 2017    23

The Free Library, along with the Office of Arts, Culture, and the Creative Economy (OACCE) ’s Percent for Art program , has announced a new site-specific public art commission to be carried… continue reading

By Kate C.   January 30, 2017   

Today is Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Awareness Day! So, what does that mean? For the last 40 years, an Earned Income Tax Credit has made life better for millions of workers. You may have extra… continue reading

By Kate C.   January 27, 2017    1

As we turn the page on 2016 and embark on exciting new chapters in 2017, a nationwide social media movement is afoot! Led by the New York Public Library (NYPL) , libraries and cultural… continue reading

By Kate C.   January 3, 2017    1

Free Library Myth #1 "Shhhhhhhhhh! This is a library!" While we do offer many quiet areas for customers to comfortably read, study, and explore our materials, we also offer many types of… continue reading

By Kate C.   December 28, 2016   

It was about this time last year that I met my husband for lunch at Reading Terminal Market. It was a particularly cold afternoon, so instead of making the walk, I drove. I passed Parkway Central… continue reading

By Kate C.   December 27, 2016    22

Free Library Myth #2 We can all picture it—the "stereotypical" librarian image: an old woman with a bun and glasses, rocking an awesome cardigan! In reality, Free Library… continue reading

By Kate C.   December 27, 2016   

Free Library Myth #3 While printed books, ebooks, and audiobooks are the most popular items to check out from the Free Library, a library card opens the door to so much more if you just know where… continue reading

By Kate C.   December 22, 2016   

Free Library Myth #4 Opened in June 2014, the Free Library’s Culinary Literacy Center (CLC) is revolutionizing the way Philadelphians think about food, nutrition, and literacy. It aims to… continue reading

By Kate C.   December 20, 2016    2

Free Library Myth #5 The Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation – the non-profit arm that supports the Free Library – works to bring in private donations that account for nearly… continue reading

By Kate C.   December 15, 2016