Browsing Date: November 2023 (17)

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At the Free Library, we believe that the holidays should be a time filled with warmth, wonder, and shared experiences for everyone, regardless of age or interests. With this in mind, we've… continue reading Handpicked Holiday Entertainment for All Ages From Our Catalog

By written by Bridget G.    November 29, 2023   

Happy Giving Tuesday ! This worldwide movement is an opportunity for people everywhere to use their individual power of generosity to remain connected and support their communities. Here at the… continue reading Support the Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation on Giving Tuesday

By written by Kate C.    November 28, 2023   

Join the Free Library this holiday season at Philadelphia’s authentic German Christmas market, presented by Bank of America! Christmas Village will light up LOVE Park and City Hall from… continue reading Storytimes at Christmas Village and More Holiday Fun

By written by Emily S.    November 27, 2023   

The Free Library of Philadelphia is the proud custodian of an astounding literary artifact in our Rare Book Department : a copy of Shakespeare's First Folio that belonged to English… continue reading “Making Shakespeare: The First Folio” - Featuring a Cherished Free Library Artifact

By written by Bridget G.    November 21, 2023    1

With the spirit of giving on our minds, we want to remind you that November 28 is Giving Tuesday ! Founded in 2012, Giving Tuesday has grown into a worldwide movement. It is a powerful way for you… continue reading Giving Tuesday is Coming!

By written by Kate C.    November 21, 2023   

In honor of the Thanksgiving holiday, we present a curated collection of podcasts from our Author Events series archive.   Thanksgiving is often traditionally associated with America’s… continue reading 10 Free Library Podcast Episodes Perfect for Thanksgiving

By written by Jason F.    November 20, 2023   

In our Manga 101 series, we’ve answered some frequently asked questions , defined some common manga terms , and looked at some of the most popular manga genres found at the Free Library.… continue reading Manga 101: Related Concepts

By written by Meg B.    November 20, 2023   

November is National Novel Writing Month. That’s right, the goal is to write a whole novel in a month. For more information about National Novel Writing Month, check out… continue reading Elevate Your Writing: 10 Author Events Podcasts Perfect for NaNoWriMo

By written by Jason F.    November 17, 2023    1

Thanksgiving is only a week away! In the spirit of the holiday, here are some local Thanksgiving-related community events that include turkey drives, giveaways, and free Thanksgiving meals… continue reading Local Thanksgiving Food Drives and Shared Meals for Those in Need

By written by Bridget G.    November 16, 2023   

The Free Library of Philadelphia is excited to announce the return of six-day service at 10 of our neighborhood library locations throughout the city. Saturday hours are being rolled out in waves,… continue reading Six-Day Service Beginning at 10 Neighborhood Free Library Branches

By written by Administrator    November 15, 2023    9

Can you believe the holiday season is almost upon us? While families are preparing to celebrate their favorite holiday traditions, we invite you to join the Free Library of Philadelphia… continue reading Take Part in a Free Library Holiday Tradition: Dedicate a Bookplate!

By written by Kate C.    November 14, 2023   

With all the hiring excitement going on at the Free Library recently, there’s a mix of both new and familiar faces in all of the branches, and you might be wondering what some of these folks… continue reading Faces of the Free Library: Meet Grace!

By written by Bridget G.    November 10, 2023    2

November is here, and the Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation is excited to soak up the last full month of autumn with programs and events at the Free Library! Browse the  event… continue reading It's the Season of Giving!

By written by Kate C.    November 8, 2023   

Municipal Election Day is Tuesday, November 7, 2023 , and 30 of our neighborhood libraries will serve as designated voting locations. Polls are open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m.… continue reading 30 Libraries Will Serve As Polling Places for the November 7, 2023 Municipal Election

By written by Bridget G.    November 6, 2023   

Pregnancy is an amazing journey filled with excitement, wonder, and the anticipation of meeting your little one for the first time. Even before birth, it’s a time when parents typically… continue reading Nurturing Your Baby in the Womb: The Benefits of Prenatal Education

By written by Kimberly G.    November 6, 2023   

Are you an inventor, artist, entrepreneur, or small business owner interested in learning how to protect your idea and business assets? The Free Library of Philadelphia's  Patent and… continue reading Patent and Trademark Resource Center Appointments Now Available

By written by Raymond W.    November 3, 2023    1

November is Native American Heritage Month . The Free Library, located on the ancestral lands of the Lenni-Lenape people, is proud to honor this tradition. Read on to learn what this holiday is… continue reading Native American Heritage Month and Beyond

By written by Emily S.    November 1, 2023    2