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An  excessive heat warning  has been issued for the Philadelphia area through the weekend. Joseph E. Coleman Northwest Regional Library will serve as a cooling center on Saturday, July… continue reading Stay Cool at the Library! Extended Hours for Saturday, July 23 and Sunday, July 24

By written by Julie B.    July 22, 2016    2

With the Democratic National Convention descending on the city next week, political partying and election events are taking over the town. Joining in on this moment for the city, the Free Library… continue reading Visit the Free Library While the DNC Is In Town!

By written by Julie B.    July 22, 2016    1

An  excessive heat warning  has been issued for the Philadelphia area for today and tomorrow. Numerous Free Library locations will serve as cooling centers, where residents can get out… continue reading Stay Cool at the Library! Extended Hours for Thursday, July 14 and Friday, July 15

By written by Julie B.    July 14, 2016   

An excessive heat warning has been issued for the Philadelphia area for the next few days. Numerous Free Library locations will serve as cooling centers,where residents can get out of the heat and… continue reading Stay Cool at the Library! Extended Hours for Wednesday, July 6 through Friday, July 8

By written by Julie B.    July 6, 2016   

Update: Thank you for your comments and excitement over the new South Philadelphia Library. We regret the error of leaving out the address and location of the library. This blog post has now been… continue reading The New South Philadelphia Library Is Now Open!

By written by Julie B.    June 13, 2016    14

Our literary Christmas is almost upon us: Philadelphia’s favorite bookish holiday— Bloomsday —arrives on Thursday, June 16, and we couldn’t be more excited! This annual… continue reading Philadelphia’s Literary Christmas—Bloomsday!

By written by Julie B.    May 27, 2016   

The new South Philadelphia Library is almost ready to open its doors to the public! We were thrilled to join the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia , the Philadelphia Department of Public… continue reading The Free Library Cuts the Ribbon on the New South Philadelphia Community Health and Literacy Center

By written by Julie B.    May 9, 2016    1

The Philadelphia District-wide Parent & Guardian Survey is now available and the School District of Philadelphia wants to hear from you! The new survey was created with the help of… continue reading Help Build Better Schools: Take the District-wide Parent & Guardian Survey Now!

By written by Julie B.    April 28, 2016    2

In honor of his 452nd birthday on this past Saturday, April 23, 2016—the second night of Passover... The Hebrews had been prosperous in Egypt, growing and multiplying. But the new Pharaoh… continue reading The Passover Story, as told by William Shakespeare

By written by Julie B.    April 26, 2016   

It is National Library Week ! First sponsored in 1958, it is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation's libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support. It is also a… continue reading Top Ten Most Challenged Books of 2015

By written by Julie B.    April 11, 2016    1

The Free Library is excited to host several science-based children’s programs in 16 of its neighborhood libraries—as well as a number of kitchen-science programs at the Culinary… continue reading #GetNerdyPHL with the Philadelphia Science Festival This April!

By written by Julie B.    April 11, 2016   

April is National Volunteer Month and the Free Library of Philadelphia is especially grateful to the thousands of volunteers who have donated their time to help make our library system shine. Over… continue reading Thank you to the Library's incredible volunteers!

By written by Julie B.    April 5, 2016   

The team at The Free Library of Philadelphia was deeply saddened to hear of the passing earlier today of our former president and director Elliot L. Shelkrot. Elliot was a wonderful and dynamic… continue reading The Free Library Mourns the Loss of Former President Elliot Shelkrot

By written by Julie B.    March 21, 2016    6

This One Book, One Philadelphia season, with its focus on Charles Frazier’s Cold Mountain , has sparked a larger conversation about the book’s setting—the Civil War. Citizens… continue reading #OneBookWednesday: Jews in the Civil War

By written by Julie B.    March 16, 2016   

One Book, One Philadelphia is known for inspiring great conversations across the Philadelphia region. Last week, it also inspired some new stories altogether—as a panel of professional… continue reading #OneBookWednesday: Storytelling Inspired by One Book

By written by Julie B.    March 9, 2016   

Tuesday marked the official beginning of One Book, One Philadelphia 2016! To kick off the season, Cold Mountain author Charles Frazier and opera composer Jennifer Higdon spoke at Parkway Central… continue reading #OneBookWednesday: Author’s and Composer’s Takes on Cold Mountain

By written by Julie B.    February 3, 2016   

We are just one week away from the Kickoff Event to the One Book, One Philadelphia 2016 season. On Tuesday night, February 2, at 7:30 p.m. you are invited to join us in Parkway Central… continue reading #OneBookWednesday: With one week until the Kickoff, get some book-discussion tips!

By written by Julie B.    January 27, 2016   

Texts talk to each other. That was certainly the intention behind selecting companion books for this One Book, One Philadelphia , season—to begin a larger community discussion through… continue reading #OneBookWednesday: Insights from Another Text

By written by Julie B.    December 30, 2015   

As we read about slavery and the Civil War from the perspective of those living in the South—with settings of North Carolina in Cold Mountain and Louisiana in Twelve Years a Slave —… continue reading #OneBookWednesday: Philadelphia During the Civil War

By written by Julie B.    December 16, 2015   

Charles Frazier’s Cold Mountain , which was his debut novel, received critical acclaim when it was published in 1997, ultimately receiving the National Book Award and topping the New York… continue reading #OneBookWednesday: Cold Mountain Reimagines The Odyssey

By written by Julie B.    December 9, 2015    1

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