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In this edition of a Free Library Minute, Children's Librarian Rachel Fryd tells us about Summer Reading: continue reading A Free Library Minute: Summer Reading!

By written by Eileen O.    August 3, 2012   

Our new web series, A Free Library Minute, will introduce you to the many faces of the Free Library. You'll hear from librarians, staff, and volunteers on everything from our Summer Reading… continue reading A Free Library Minute

By written by Eileen O.    July 23, 2012   

It’s that time again. The few weeks of summer where I’m glued to my television, rooting for the home team, waxing poetic about sports that I only remember exist every four years… continue reading The Athletes are Coming!

By written by Eileen O.    July 5, 2012   

“Without libraries what have we? We have no past and no future.” Ray Bradbury, author of Farenheit-451 , passed away Tuesday night, June 4, in California. He was 91. Born in Waukegan,… continue reading In Memoriam: Ray Bradbury

By written by Eileen O.    June 6, 2012    1

The H.O.M.E. Page Café at Parkway Central is now home to more than just coffee and mouth-watering pastries. The Free Library’s Print and Picture Collection presents a special… continue reading Stonewalled at the H.O.M.E Page Cafe

By written by Eileen O.    April 24, 2012   

With the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Rodin Museum, and our own very Print and Picture Collection to name a few, the opening of the Barnes Foundation--our new neighbors—continues to make… continue reading Art is in the Air

By written by Eileen O.    April 19, 2012   

Our Parkway neighbor, The Academy of Natural Sciences , is celebrating its 200th birthday! To mark the momentous occasion, the museum is chronicling their incredible collection through the… continue reading The Academy at 200

By written by Eileen O.    April 16, 2012    1

T.S. Eliot may have dubbed April the cruelest month, but we’re pretty sure he didn’t take the Free Library into account when he did. This month, the Philadelphia Book Festival returns… continue reading Philadelphia Book Festival Returns!

By written by Eileen O.    April 4, 2012    1

Spring is upon us, and as cliché as it sounds, it’s the best time to clean, rearrange, and freshen up just about anything. Has winter clutter taken over your house? Has your… continue reading Spring foward!

By written by Eileen O.    March 26, 2012   

The Free Library is teaming up with Everyblock Philadelphia! Everyblock   is a community website that operates like a modern day block watch by collecting 19 types of news in Philadelphia. It… continue reading Free Library and Everyblock

By written by Eileen O.    March 16, 2012    2

I’ve always found short stories the perfect reading material for sunny days spent outdoors. Of course reading any novel or non-fiction book in the park on a warm afternoon is hard to beat,… continue reading Short Stories for Spring

By written by Eileen O.    March 8, 2012    1

The Free Library’s book fund needs some love! Over the past three years, our materials budget has been slashed by 40%, severely limiting the number of books, DVDs, and ebooks we’re… continue reading Show Your Library Love!

By written by Eileen O.    February 15, 2012   

With six more weeks of winter to go, I’m starting to get some serious wanderlust. I know, I know, winter hasn’t even come close to being as bad as it has in recent years: no major snow… continue reading Winter Blues

By written by Eileen O.    February 10, 2012    4

As a part of One Book, One Philadelphia programming, Parkway Central Library’s Print and Picture Collection and Vivant Art Collection present a special historical and spiritual Haitian art… continue reading Haitian Art Exhibition at Parkway Central

By written by Eileen O.    February 2, 2012    2

Throughout February, the Free Library is celebrating Black History Month with a wide range of events across the branches. Beginning with film and discussion series, Black History Month at the Free… continue reading Commemorate Black History Month with the Free Library of Philadelphia!

By written by Eileen O.    January 26, 2012   

The Free Library of Philadelphia’s Year of Dickens 2012 carries on throughout February—Charles Dickens’s birthday month! Mr. Dickens officially turns 200 on February 7, but… continue reading Everyone's Getting in the Dickens Spirit!

By written by Eileen O.    January 24, 2012    2

Looking for love this Valentine’s Day? Find it at the Free Library of L’amour! Throughout the beginning of February, we’re holding various free speed dating events in many of… continue reading The Free Library of L'Amour

By written by Eileen O.    January 17, 2012    15

Next month marks the 200th birthday of Charles Dickens. With brightly colored banners hanging outside Parkway Central, Rare Book Department exhibitions, special storytime readings, and our very… continue reading Dickens of the 21st Century

By written by Eileen O.    January 10, 2012   

The Mayor's Commission on Literacy has an exciting community development bidding opportunity for Philadelphia's adult literacy providers and nonprofit organizations to receive $30,000 for work to… continue reading Funding Opportunity from The Mayor's Commission on Literacy

By written by Eileen O.    January 9, 2012    2

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and legacy, the Free Library has a host of events and activities across the branches to commemorate the inspiring work of the Civil Rights… continue reading Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the Free Library!

By written by Eileen O.    January 6, 2012    1