Browsing Date: October 2023 (19)

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The Free Library of Philadelphia is conducting research on patrons' use of to help improve the current website experience. We would love to hear from you! Patrons… continue reading Help Improve the Free Library's Website!

By written by Administrator    October 31, 2023    1

We are grateful for these new titles arriving on our shelves this fall!   Young Children (up to 2nd Grade) A Letter for Bob by Kim Rogers Ever since the day Mom and Dad brought Bob home from… continue reading New Titles Coming to the Free Library in November!

By written by Rachel F.    October 26, 2023   

And Now, Love (2019), the award-winning feature documentary, chronicles the amazing life of renowned psychoanalyst Dr. Bernard Bail, an important Philadelphian and Temple Medical School… continue reading Upcoming Documentary Screening on Groundbreaking Psychoanalyst Dr. Bernard Bail

By written by Phil K.    October 23, 2023   

The Free Library has been expanding staffing efforts throughout the library system in recent months. With all the hiring excitement, there’s a mix of both new and familiar faces in all of… continue reading Faces of the Free Library: Meet Rasheem!

By written by Bridget G.    October 20, 2023    3

Join the Central Children’s Department  on Thursday, October 26 from 3:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m. (rain date: Friday, October 27) for our yearly Costume Parade! Bookmark the event on… continue reading The Outdoor Costume Parade Returns to Parkway Central Library on October 26!

By written by Liz G.    October 18, 2023   

In our last Manga 101 installments, we touched on romance and LGBTQIA+ themes in manga. This time, we’ll take a look at a new genre:  horror . Though the roots of manga can be traced… continue reading Manga 101: Horror

By written by Meg B.    October 16, 2023   

The Free Library is pleased to announce that the LEAP After-School Program is once again available in neighborhood libraries across the city! This groundbreaking library program offers drop-in… continue reading Welcome Back to LEAP Afterschool!

By written by Emily S.    October 16, 2023    7

October is National Women’s Small Business Month! Women business owners and entrepreneurs are invaluable to our economy and necessary for it to flourish and thrive. This month, and all… continue reading Women-Authored Books on Business and Entrepreneurship

By written by Birch M.    October 16, 2023   

Did you know that Pennsylvania makes it easy for you to register to vote? You can find voter registration forms at public libraries, state park offices, state-run Veterans Homes, and many other… continue reading Don't Forget to Register to Vote by Monday, October 23

By written by Bridget G.    October 12, 2023   

Beginning Wednesday, April 12, 2023, the Free Library of Philadelphia launches a unique seven-part series of live evening events exploring the life and career of George Orson Welles , one of the… continue reading Special Lecture Series: Orson Welles & The Golden Age of Hollywood

By written by Administrator    October 12, 2023    10

El Field Teen Center se une a la celebración del Mes de la Herencia Hispana con el estreno de su nueva colección en español. Ahora podrás disfrutar de novelas,… continue reading ¡Nueva colección para jóvenes en español!

By written by Verónica M.    October 11, 2023   

October is National Women’s Small Business Month. This month we’re highlighting 15 women-owned small businesses in Philadelphia and the surrounding areas. From board games, to books,… continue reading 15 Philly Small Businesses To Support For National Women-Owned Small Business Month

By written by Birch M.    October 10, 2023    1

Do you need one-on-one help to sharpen your reading and writing skills? Then consider requesting a tutor with the Free Library of Philadelphia! The Free Library Tutoring Program pairs adult… continue reading Request a Tutor With the Free Library

By written by Betsy M.    October 10, 2023    1

We are happy to introduce five new databases from POWER Library , Pennsylvania's Electronic Library, that are now available on our databases page under POWER Library Britannica School Edition… continue reading Five New Databases from POWER Library

By written by Sharyl O.    October 6, 2023   

Reading Promise Week is October 7–15, 2023! Philly’s fourth annual family reading festival is back and bigger than ever. Over 70 free family events are giving away 16,000… continue reading Philly Families, Get Ready for Reading Promise Week!

By written by Administrator    October 4, 2023   

The Free Library is proud to honor Indigenous Peoples' Day, celebrated on Monday, October 9, 2023 . Philadelphia is now one of the over 100 cities that have chosen to celebrate the holiday in… continue reading Honoring Indigenous Peoples' Day

By written by Emily S.    October 2, 2023   

Philadelphia will make history with the nation’s first parade and festival in honor of National Coming Out Day, and the Free Library is honored to take part! Named OURfest , the weekend-long… continue reading OURfest, National Coming Out Day's First Parade and Festival!

By written by Emily S.    October 2, 2023   

October 1–7 is Banned Books Week , and this year's theme is " Let Freedom Read! " This important observance began in 1982 in response to a surge in book challenges in… continue reading Let Freedom Read: It's Banned Books Week!

By written by Bridget G.    October 2, 2023    3

The vibrant spirit of the Latino community comes alive at the fifth annual  Latin American Book Fair in Philadelphia (LABF). This annual celebration, organized by a dedicated team of… continue reading Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at the Fifth Latin American Book Fair!

By written by Mary Marques    October 2, 2023