Posts by Kate C. (165)
If the idea of heading out into the world at some ungodly hour to fight crowds and spend money makes you queasy, and you’re choosing to celebrate today as Buy Nothing Day rather than Black… continue reading Not a Black Friday Shopper? We’ve Got You Covered!
By written by Kate C. November 23, 2018
In this fast-paced world of ours, it’s easy to forget to take a minute or two to slow down. Hopefully, this Thanksgiving will allow us all a chance to sit back and reflect on what’s… continue reading What We’re Thankful For This Year
By written by Kate C. November 21, 2018
Maybe when they say November 17 is Take a Hike Day , they mean you’re supposed to tell someone on your nerves to go take a hike?! Hmmm. *shrug emoji* In any case, we figured it was a good… continue reading Celebrate Take a Hike Day with the Free Library!
By written by Kate C. November 16, 2018
Completing a marathon is a huge accomplishment! Months of training and hard work culminating with one exciting day – running a mind-boggling 26.2 miles and testing the limits of the human… continue reading The 25th Annual Philadelphia Marathon Weekend Is Here!
By written by Kate C. November 13, 2018 1
In this city of neighborhoods, exciting new programs focused on cultural, artistic, and civic engagement for adults are happening in communities all across Philadelphia and now being implemented… continue reading Division of Cultural and Civic Engagement Brings Adult Programs to Neighborhood Libraries
By written by Kate C. October 26, 2018
The Free Library was founded with the goal of helping Philadelphians achieve personal enlightenment, and has continuously evolved to reach this goal in an ever-changing city and world. To further… continue reading Introducing the Division of Cultural and Civic Engagement!
By written by Kate C. October 22, 2018 1
To celebrate the crisp weather, colorful leaves, and delicious food that this time of year brings, we wanted to share with you a fun recipe that screams fall! There's more to the season than… continue reading A Fall Treat from the Culinary Literacy Center!
By written by Kate C. October 16, 2018
Did you know that October is Computer Learning Month ? The Free Library wants to help you celebrate! Below you'll find a helpful a reminder of all the ways we can help you gain confidence in… continue reading Celebrate Computer Learning Month at Your Neighborhood Library!
By written by Kate C. October 15, 2018 1
If you’ve ever joined our friends at The Rosenbach for Bloomsday , you know how fun (and slightly surreal) it can be to hear a book read aloud over an extended period of time. Well, the next… continue reading Join The Rosenbach for a Marathon Reading of Moby-Dick!
By written by Kate C. October 12, 2018
Medical information changes rapidly with new research, and when new information is delivered to you during a stressful medical appointment, it can be tough to remember everything you were… continue reading The Free Library is Here for You During Health Literacy Month!
By written by Kate C. October 11, 2018
The Free Library’s popular rooftop beer garden series, Brews & Views , held in conjunction with Brûlée Catering , is headed back to the Parkway Central Library for a… continue reading The Free Library’s Rooftop Beer Gardens Are Back!
By written by Kate C. September 28, 2018
September is Self-Improvement Month , and if you’ve been thinking about taking steps to become your best self, now is the time. Let the Free Library – and your library card , of course… continue reading Let the Free Library Help You Grow During Self-Improvement Month!
By written by Kate C. September 26, 2018
When you think of spelling bees, you probably think back to those elementary school glory days (or, in my case, to an embarrassing misspelling of ‘macaroni’ that nearly ruined fourth… continue reading The Birds & The Bee: A Raven Society Spelling Bee!
By written by Kate C. September 25, 2018
We’ll soon be bidding farewell to Library Card Sign-Up Month (although, let’s be honest, EVERY month is a good month to get your library card !), but before we do, we wanted to check… continue reading Library Card Sign-Up Month | Staff Reflections
By written by Kate C. September 24, 2018 2
From Tuesday, September 25 through Tuesday, October 30, the Public Library Association (PLA) – a division of the American Library Association (ALA) – will be accepting submissions of… continue reading Submit Your Short Story for the PLA's National Writing Contest!
By written by Kate C. September 21, 2018 2
In addition to Library Card Sign-Up Month (woo-hoo!), September is National Literacy Month . As you would expect, literacy is very near and dear to our hearts here at the Free Library, and a core… continue reading Happy National Literacy Month!
By written by Kate C. September 18, 2018
The summer is coming to a close (though someone obviously forgot to tell the weather!) and with that, several exhibitions at the Free Library will soon be winding down. Don’t worry!… continue reading Visit These Free Library Exhibitions Before It’s Too Late!
By written by Kate C. September 11, 2018
September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month , and while we all know that a library card grants you instant access to a treasure trove of books, DVDs, and audiobooks from our catalog , we… continue reading Library Card Signup Month | You Can Get WHAT at the Free Library?
By written by Kate C. September 10, 2018 3
Tonight at 8:20 p.m., the world champion Philadelphia Eagles officially open their 2018 season against the Atlanta Falcons at Lincoln Financial Field. We don’t know about you, but… continue reading Celebrate the Return of Your World Champion Philadelphia Eagles with the Free Library!
By written by Kate C. September 6, 2018
September is Library Card Sign-up Month, and we want to make sure you know that securing your very own Free Library of Philadelphia library card is both easy and valuable! You can sign up online ,… continue reading September Is Library Card Sign-Up Month!
By written by Kate C. August 30, 2018 4