Browsing Date: January 2024 (14)

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Check out these new titles coming to the Free Library's catalog in February! Young Children (up to 2nd Grade) Go Forth and Tell: The Life of Augusta Baker, Librarian and Master Storytelller by… continue reading New Titles Coming to the Free Library in February!

By written by Rachel F.    January 31, 2024   

Recognized with 132 Pulitzer Prizes and appreciated by over nine million subscribers globally, we are happy to announce that the Free Library's daily New York Time s subscription has… continue reading Our PressReader Database Now Includes The New York Times

By written by Sharyl O.    January 29, 2024   

Bright and early on January 22, while many of us were still sleeping, breakfasting, or commuting, librarians and other youth literature enthusiasts gathered excitedly in person at the… continue reading The 2024 Youth Media Award-Winners

By written by Jennifer E.    January 26, 2024   

You may have heard of our citywide  Summer of Wonder program full of activities, programs, and prizes for all ages, but did you know that the Free Library offers an  Online Reading… continue reading Enjoy Online Reading Challenges Year-Round!

By written by Emily S.    January 26, 2024   

By Tuesday C., Kate G., and Sara P. Hola, bonjour, dzien dobry, ni hao! Welcome to the Kensington / Fairhill / Riverwards Community Cookbook : a treasure showcasing the cultural… continue reading The Kensington / Fairhill / Riverwards Cookbook: A North Philly Community's Labor of Love

By written by Administrator    January 24, 2024    5

As we dash into 2024, the Free Library is looking forward to another season of its venerable Author Events  series. Brave the cold and warm up with a red-hot slate of talks by some of… continue reading Upcoming Author Events for Winter/Spring 2024

By written by Jason F.    January 24, 2024   

Is your 2024 New Year’s resolution finding a new or better job, or improving skills needed in your current job? Then you can count on the Free Library to help you keep this… continue reading Upcoming Programs to Jumpstart Your Job Search and Boost Workplace Skills

By written by Annette M.    January 16, 2024   

The Free Library is pleased to announce the addition of three full-time social workers to its Social Services roster. The newly formed Social Services team will provide open office… continue reading Social Services Offered by the Free Library

By written by Administrator    January 8, 2024   

“Dance with me, baby, baby dance with me!” If you’ve ever found yourself enraptured and swaying to the rhythm with your little one, you’re onto something way more… continue reading Dance, Baby, Dance! The World of Movement for Babies and Toddlers

By written by Kimberly G.    January 8, 2024   

For the last year, the shared offices of the Children's Literature Research Collection and the Map Collection have had a consistent litmus test for visitors. When a new visitor enters… continue reading Spotlight: The Letter People

By written by Chris B.    January 8, 2024   

Join the Art Department on Saturday, February 3 at 2 p.m. , for a free screening of the documentary film Broken Dreams . The feature documentary  Broken Dreams highlights artist James E.… continue reading James E. Dupree: Stolen Dreams Exhibit and Film Screening

By written by Natasha S.    January 4, 2024    2

The Edwin A. Fleisher Collection of Orchestral Music team is thrilled about Fort Smith Symphony Orchestra’s latest album,  Louis Wayne Ballard : a stunning compilation of recorded… continue reading Rediscovering Louis Ballard at the Fleisher

By written by Danielle T.    January 3, 2024   

Free college and test prep programs continue at Parkway Central Library through the spring semester! Field Teen Center in partnership with The Alexander Advantage is offering… continue reading Free SAT Workshops and Other College Prep Resources

By written by Yona Y.    January 2, 2024    1

The new year is traditionally a time to start fresh, make resolutions, and name your hopes and dreams for the year ahead. Some share this tradition with friends and family and even introduce it to… continue reading New Year, New Habits

By written by Emily S.    January 2, 2024