Browsing Date: April 2016 (20)

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The weather is truly taking a turn for warmer, sunnier days, making it the perfect time to enjoy a big juicy burger outside with friends. Veggie burgers come in all shapes and sizes and… continue reading Recipe: DIY Veggie Burgers

By written by Michele T.    April 29, 2016   

April has been a busy month for the Words at Play Vocabulary Initiative ! Words at Play staff presented to early childhood educators at a regional conference for the Delaware Valley Association… continue reading April Showers Bring Words at Play Book Nooks!

By written by Carrie K.    April 29, 2016   

We are excited to announce that each of our three Hot Spot locations will offer digital-literacy workshops during Philly Tech Week (PTW) , April 29 – May 7. These workshops will delve… continue reading Philly Tech Week Is Back at the Hot Spots!

By written by Harry F.    April 28, 2016   

The Philadelphia District-wide Parent & Guardian Survey is now available and the School District of Philadelphia wants to hear from you! The new survey was created with the help of… continue reading Help Build Better Schools: Take the District-wide Parent & Guardian Survey Now!

By written by Julie B.    April 28, 2016    2

Last Thursday, the new South Philadelphia Library took a big step toward its opening, as an exciting piece of the puzzle was completed with the installation of the Maurice Sendak Chertoff… continue reading Sendak Mural Installed as South Philadelphia Library Opening Nears

By written by Kate C.    April 27, 2016   

In honor of his 452nd birthday on this past Saturday, April 23, 2016—the second night of Passover... The Hebrews had been prosperous in Egypt, growing and multiplying. But the new Pharaoh… continue reading The Passover Story, as told by William Shakespeare

By written by Julie B.    April 26, 2016   

2016: It's an election year and Philadelphia is hosting the Democratic National Convention!  The Free Library wanted to get in on the fun, so join us as we launch an exciting new… continue reading The 2016 American Presidency Series

By written by Autumn M.    April 25, 2016   

Prince . One word. One being. Thousands of songs. Millions of fans . A purple pop polymath. That guitar SOUND! And now, he's left this mortal coil (as if he could ever be contained by it in… continue reading Prince

By written by Peter SM    April 22, 2016    1

The Philadelphia Jazz Project and the Free Library of Philadelphia ’s season of concerts meditating on what the Great Migration means for our city’s musical DNA is nearing the final… continue reading Mysterious Travelers 2 Concert Series | Up Next! Victor North | Recapping Najwa Parkins

By written by Perry G.    April 21, 2016   

Librarians in the Music Department and the New Americans Committee invite you to celebrate the unique cultural heritage of Philadelphia’s immigrant communities with the New Americans Spring… continue reading New Americans Spring Concert Series

By written by Perry G.    April 12, 2016   

It is National Library Week ! First sponsored in 1958, it is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation's libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support. It is also a… continue reading Top Ten Most Challenged Books of 2015

By written by Julie B.    April 11, 2016    1

The Free Library is excited to host several science-based children’s programs in 16 of its neighborhood libraries—as well as a number of kitchen-science programs at the Culinary… continue reading #GetNerdyPHL with the Philadelphia Science Festival This April!

By written by Julie B.    April 11, 2016   

UPDATE: Philly Spring Cleanup: Postponed Until Saturday, April 16th Due to the forecasted inclement weather, the Streets Department has made the decision to postpone the 9th Annual Philly Spring… continue reading Phillly Spring Cleanup Saturday, April 9 2016

By written by Jasmine D.    April 7, 2016   

The Free Library of Philadelphia is delighted to announce four new site-specific public art commissions at neighborhood libraries across the city. The art will be placed at four of the libraries… continue reading Public Art Commissions at Four Neighborhood Libraries

By written by Jenn D.    April 6, 2016    1

By Kristine Johnson My name is Kristine Johnson and I am a committed College Prep Specialist with the Free Library of Philadelphia. The best thing about this program is the youth! We are… continue reading "Oh The Things You’ll See…"

By written by Aisha A.    April 6, 2016   

The following recipe is from Leanne Brown’s book Good and Cheap: Eat Well on $4/Day (also available as a free downloadable PDF from her website). The book began as a project for her… continue reading Recipe: Korean-Style Spinach on Toast

By written by Michele T.    April 5, 2016   

By Lisa Kelly of The Food Trust Over the next several weeks, asparagus will be one of the main attractions at Philadelphia markets!  The supermodel of early springtime produce, long and lanky… continue reading Cook This Now: Oh, Hello Asparagus!

By written by Michele T.    April 5, 2016   

April is National Volunteer Month and the Free Library of Philadelphia is especially grateful to the thousands of volunteers who have donated their time to help make our library system shine. Over… continue reading Thank you to the Library's incredible volunteers!

By written by Julie B.    April 5, 2016   

Spring is unfortunately not quite in the air yet in Philadelphia : ( In the meantime, let's watch the video below with easy to read and listen to sentences as well as stunning springtime… continue reading April 2016 Early Literacy Calendar

By written by Peter SM    April 4, 2016   

The Free Library of Philadelphia is BUILDING INSPIRATION at four neighborhood libraries: Lillian Marrero Library (601 W. Lehigh Avenue) Logan Library (1333 Wagner Avenue) Lovett Memorial Library… continue reading BUILDING INSPIRATION: 21st Century Libraries Initiative

By written by Jenn D.    April 1, 2016    2