Browsing Date: December 2019 (40)

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Can you believe we’re about to turn the page on this decade and welcome 2020? I sure can’t! With every passing year – but particularly a momentous one like this – I… continue reading Let the Free Library Help You with Your New Year’s Resolution!

By written by Kate C.    December 31, 2019    6

Can you believe 2019 is almost in the books? It has been a big year for us here at the Free Library of Philadelphia, and with December winding down I wanted to take this opportunity to reflect on… continue reading My Top Five Free Library Moments of 2019

By written by Siobhan Reardon    December 31, 2019    7

Whether they were new stand-alone stories, biographical novels, retro reissue collections, original children's series, or new adventures with familiar faces, there was no shortage of… continue reading 19 Great Graphic Novels from 2019!

By written by Peter SM    December 30, 2019   

It's that time of the year again! Working in the Fiction Department of the Parkway Central Library means that I am always surrounded by excellent books to read. I read over 330 this year, and… continue reading Dena's Favorite Books of 2019

By written by Dena    December 30, 2019    4

As we wind down the year that was 2019 and look forward to a new decade beginning in 2020, librarians, wordsmiths, Scrabble players, and those who are just looking to add some new flavor to their… continue reading 2019's Newest Word Additions and Definitions to the Dictionary

By written by Peter SM    December 27, 2019   

For over 50 years, Mae’s Millinery (definition: "the art of hat-making") was a fixture in Philadelphia, a destination for women from up and down the East Coast in search of the… continue reading A History Minute | Who was Mae Reeves and Why is She in the Smithsonian?

By written by Sally F.    December 26, 2019    5

Sometimes you come across a small book that holds much more than what you see between the cover. Migrations: Open Hearts, Open Borders   is just such a wonder.  This timely and… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | 'Tis the Season... and the Times

By written by Jeff B.    December 24, 2019   

The Workplace at Parkway Central Library is here to help job seekers! We also partner with local organizations, such as The Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry, who help job seekers and… continue reading How to Write a Better Resume

By written by Karen H.    December 23, 2019   

So many people revel in the spirit of giving this time of year—from giving gifts to loved ones to giving back to their communities. The Free Library and all of our supporters get in the… continue reading Give a Gift to the Free Library Fund this Holiday Season

By written by Jamie K.    December 23, 2019   

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Coretta Scott King Book Award , honoring African American authors and illustrators in children’s and young adult literature. Noted by their… continue reading Celebrating the Coretta Scott King Book Award’s 50th Anniversary

By written by Gennifer R.    December 20, 2019   

Blog post author Allison Wysong is a Children's Librarian at Tacony Library and a participant in Cohort 6 of the Skills for Community-Centered Libraries trainings. Although we're headlong… continue reading Tacony Library Celebrates Community Through Their Events

By written by Community-Centered Libraries    December 20, 2019   

The Free Library is here to help your family find their Winter Wonderland! Nurture Minds and Spirits, Young and Old New research suggests that regular exposure to green spaces, or natural… continue reading Kids Need Green Time, Even in the Snow!

By written by Emily S.    December 19, 2019   

Following an early dismissal on Wednesdays, students from a local middle school pack the floor of the McPherson Square library . With students flocking in prior to regularly scheduled afterschool… continue reading Robots? Where? McPherson Square!

By written by Khyra L.    December 19, 2019   

Here at the Culinary Literacy Center , cookies are a constant – over the years, we’ve offered science-based approaches to the sweet treat; a hands-on opportunity to make and taste a… continue reading Learn to Make Delicious Meshabek on National Bake Cookies Day

By written by Suzanna U.    December 18, 2019   

"The wound that was made when white people came and took all that they took has never healed. An unattended wound gets infected. Becomes a new kind of wound like the history of what actually… continue reading #OneBookWednesday | Intergenerational Trauma

By written by Hannah B.    December 18, 2019   

As part of our ongoing series of blog posts highlighting our awesome staff throughout the Free Library of Philadelphia, today we take some time to speak with Brandon Waddington, a Digital Resource… continue reading Meet Your Library Staff: Brandon Waddington – Kensington Library Digital Resource Specialist

By written by Kate C.    December 17, 2019   

The holidays are in full swing, and that means your television, web browser, and anywhere else you can watch video on is currently inundated with holiday programming. And as comforting as A… continue reading Digital Media Spotlight | Season's Streamings with These Unique Holiday Television Specials and Movies

By written by Peter SM    December 17, 2019   

Hey everyone, it’s that time of year again – time for a new installment in the Star Wars movie universe! I’ve written before about my Star Wars excitement (that I’m sure… continue reading New Star Wars Teen Fiction to Read Before The Rise of Skywalker!

By written by Rachel F.    December 16, 2019   

We are pleased to announce that South Philadelphia Library has been designated a Zone of Peace by the Religious Leaders Council of Greater Philadelphia . This title is granted to both religious… continue reading South Philadelphia Library Designated a Zone of Peace

By written by Link R.    December 16, 2019    1

Yes, you heard that right: ice cream in December—and vegan ice cream, at that! Though you may be familiar with National Ice Cream Day, which is celebrated annually on the third Sunday in… continue reading You Scream, I Scream . . . for Vegan Ice Cream!

By written by Clare F.    December 13, 2019    1

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