Browsing Date: May 2023 (23)

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Philadelphia is a city full of the history, culture, and contributions of numerous immigrant communities. This June, join the Free Library of Philadelphia as we celebrate Immigrant Heritage Month,… continue reading June is Immigrant Heritage Month

By written by Inaara S.    May 31, 2023   

It’s that wondrous time of year again when the sun heats up, the spray parks open, and the books come out! We’re talking about the Summer of Wonder , of course. What started over a… continue reading Kick off Your Summer of Wonder With a Week of Play!

By written by Emily S.    May 31, 2023    1

In 1973, author Lloyd Alexander (1924-2007) wrote The Cat Who Wished to Be a Man , a comical fantasy novel about a housecat who is magically transformed by his wizard-owner into a… continue reading The Human Who Was Amazed by "The Cat Who Wished to Be a Man"

By written by Chris B.    May 31, 2023   

There's something for everyone this month! Young Children (up to 2nd Grade) Awake, Asleep by Kyle Lukoff; illustrated by Nadia Alam From sunup to sundown, a young child’s day is bursting… continue reading New Titles Coming to the Free Library in June!

By written by Rachel F.    May 30, 2023   

The  Free Library Board of Trustees  will be holding its annual meeting of FY22 on Friday, June 2, 2023 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. The meeting will be held in-person at the Elaine… continue reading Free Library Board of Trustees Public Meeting on Friday, June 2 at 8:00 a.m.

By written by Administrator    May 26, 2023    2

The Edwin A. Fleisher Collection of Orchestral Music at the Free Library of Philadelphia offers a closing theme as Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month comes to an end for 2023. As… continue reading Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage in the Fleisher Collection

By written by Fleisher Collection    May 24, 2023   

Last month we released a post about the Better Philadelphia Exhibition , a 1947 exhibit designed by architects and city planners showing the citizens of Philadelphia their plans for urban… continue reading Reading the City: Books About Plans, Models, and Photos of Cities

By written by Francis B.    May 24, 2023   

We are happy to announce that more than 1,000 new videos have been added to our Kanopy PLUS subscription. The library has purchased these two new film packs, recently introduced by… continue reading More Kanopy Films Added

By written by Sharyl O.    May 22, 2023   

Every June the Free Library celebrates LGBTQIA+ Pride Month. The Free Library aims to be a place where everyone belongs. We value the LGBTQIA+ community, including transgender people and… continue reading The Free Library Celebrates LGBTQ+ Pride Month

By written by Administrator    May 22, 2023    1

If you don't have a high school diploma, it's not too late to obtain your credentials! The Commonwealth Secondary School Diploma (CSSD) is a "high school equivalency credential… continue reading Practice for Your GED With the Free Library

By written by Jamie B.    May 16, 2023   

Manga is often published chapter-by-chapter in anthology magazines which are marketed towards particular audiences. Some magazines focus on specific genres of manga (like fantasy, romance, etc.)… continue reading Manga 101: Demographic Categories

By written by Meg B.    May 15, 2023    1

May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month , and you can celebrate the heritage, contributions, and writings of these diverse peoples through the Free Library’s Author Events audio podcast… continue reading AAPI Experiences: Podcasts From Past Author Events

By written by Jason F.    May 15, 2023   

Hi, my name is Gillian and I’m an accidental music librarian. Specifically, I’m an accidental orchestral music librarian. I recently joined the staff of The Edwin A. Fleisher… continue reading Confession: I’m an Accidental Music Librarian

By written by Gillian R.    May 9, 2023    2

Primary Election Day is Tuesday, May 16, 2023, and 32 of our neighborhood libraries will serve as designated voting locations. Polls are open from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. Remember: anyone in… continue reading 32 Libraries Will Serve as Polling Places for the May 16, 2023 Primary Election

By written by Bridget G.    May 8, 2023   

Are you a creative, engaged student who is passionate about writing, reading, performing, and experiencing poetry? Are you equally passionate about working with your peers and other students to… continue reading Are You Philadelphia’s Next Youth Poet Laureate?

By written by Kris L.    May 8, 2023   

May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month — a perfect time to highlight some recent books written and/or illustrated by Asian creators. We've done it in the past, and you… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

By written by Monica C.    May 8, 2023   

One Book, One Philadelphia is officially in full swing! We had the kickoff on April 20 with Interior Chinatown author Charles Yu tuning in from his home in California. I encourage you to check out… continue reading Interior Chinatown and Philadelphia’s Chinatown: Intersecting Stories

By written by Terence W.    May 5, 2023   

Summer is a great time to relax, go on vacation, discover a new passion, or enjoy the new weather — so now is the time to work on your professional goals to set your summer up for… continue reading Score Your Summer Job With the Help of Free Virtual Career Workshops

By written by Steven D.    May 5, 2023   

Celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride Month with the Free Library of Philadelphia! We're celebrating LGBTQ+ lives, stories, and histories throughout June at the Free Library. Now, you can show off your Pride… continue reading Celebrate Pride and Support the Library With Free Library Pride Tees!

By written by Bridget G.    May 3, 2023    1

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month , and it’s a wonderful time to celebrate this rich and varied cultural heritage with the whole family! The acronym stands in… continue reading Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage for Families

By written by Emily S.    May 1, 2023