Browsing Date: February 2023 (13)

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This March, we're celebrating Women's History Month by exploring titles created by and featuring women! Our children's titles feature adventure and inspiration, while… continue reading New Titles Coming to the Free Library in March!

By written by Rachel F.    February 28, 2023   

Did you know? This year, February 27 is National Polar Bear Day. A day to celebrate and learn about polar bears is always a good day! A great place to start is right here at the library — we… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | National Polar Bear Day

By written by Monica C.    February 27, 2023   

The City of Philadelphia in conjunction with the Free Library administered the title of Youth Poet Laureate to Telicia Darius in September 2022. This civic position recognizes an exceptional poet… continue reading "La femme noir" by Philadelphia's Youth Poet Laureate, Telicia Darius

By written by Administrator    February 27, 2023   

The Free Library of Philadelphia is thrilled to announce Saturday hours at 10 of our neighborhood library branches. Beginning Saturday, February 25, 2023 , the following branches will be open from… continue reading 10 Neighborhood Free Library Branches Will Be Open on Saturdays

By written by Administrator    February 23, 2023    18

The Education, Philosophy, and Religion Department strives to offer engaging and informative programs that touch on the wide variety of topics included within our collection of materials. Our… continue reading Explore the Message of Swami Vivekananda With Our Interfaith Reading Group

By written by Alex B.    February 21, 2023   

It’s Black History Month and the Free Library has an extensive archive of podcasts and videos to help you celebrate a diverse range of writers working in politics, fiction, food, poetry,… continue reading Celebrating Black Voices with the Free Library Podcast

By written by Jason F.    February 16, 2023   

One Book, One Philadelphia is a signature project of the Free Library of Philadelphia that promotes literacy, library usage, and civic dialogue by encouraging the entire greater Philadelphia area… continue reading Announcing the 2023 One Book, One Philadelphia Selections

By written by Bridget G.    February 15, 2023    5

This February as we celebrate Black History Month, we want to recommend some pictures books published in 2022 that were written and/or illustrated by Black creators. In the following list,… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Black History Month

By written by Monica C.    February 13, 2023   

Are you ready for some football?! We are! We can't wait to watch our Philadelphia Eagles take on the Kansas City Chiefs this Sunday night at 6:30 p.m. from State Farm Stadium in Glendale,… continue reading Fly, Eagles, Fly! 5 Ways to Celebrate the Big Game with the Free Library

By written by Kate C.    February 10, 2023   

Are you a librarian with three years of experience and a passion for serving diverse populations in an urban public library setting? The Free Library of Philadelphia is seeking experienced… continue reading The Free Library Seeks Library Supervisors!

By written by Bridget G.    February 7, 2023   

February is Black History Month and, as we do throughout the year, the Free Library’s Author Events series is excited to celebrate diverse voices, viewpoints, and topics. This includes the… continue reading Six Upcoming Black History Month Author Events at the Free Library

By written by Jason F.    February 6, 2023   

Just announced this week from LibLearnX in New Orleans, we give you the Youth Media Awards !     This highly esteemed collection of outstanding books, audiobooks, and materials for… continue reading The 2023 Youth Media Award Winners Are Here!

By written by Emily S.    February 3, 2023   

2022 IRS Tax Return Updates and Paper Form Availability at the Library The IRS tax season has begun. If you are used to picking up paper tax forms at your local library, you will notice a few… continue reading Tax Season 2023: Here’s All You Need to Know Before Filing

By written by Marija G.    February 2, 2023