Browsing Date: June 2022 (17)

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The Pride Flag as we know it today has gone through several iterations since its birth in 1978. It has a long and rich history that started in San Francisco with artist Gilbert Baker, who met… continue reading The History of the Pride Flag

By written by Kamilah C.    June 24, 2022   

Celebrate Pride month with these new picture books, where you will find stories of love, family and joy, told with humor and tenderness. And there's more — be sure to check our booklist… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Celebrate Pride Month

By written by Monica C.    June 22, 2022   

Summer is here, and along with the rising temperatures, the Summer of Wonder is heating up! In June, we kicked off Pride Month with a brand new Pride March right here in Philly, and we’re… continue reading Summer of Wonder is Heating Up!

By written by Emily S.    June 21, 2022   

Father’s Day can be celebrated in many different ways – with a day full of activities or as quiet day filled with longing and memories.  For all those celebrating Father’s… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Father's Day

By written by Monica C.    June 16, 2022   

The Rosenbach's annual Bloomsday festival is BACK on Delancey Place after a two-year hiatus. Join the celebration on Thursday, June 16 anytime between 11:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. What … continue reading Bloomsday is back!

By written by Rosa D.    June 15, 2022   

The Free Library is celebrating Juneteenth! Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration of the end of enslavement in the United States and a time when we come together to celebrate this monumental… continue reading Celebrating Juneteenth!

By written by Inaara S.    June 14, 2022   

The  Free Library Board of Trustees  will be holding its annual meeting of FY22 on Thursday, June 16, 2022 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. View the upcoming meeting agenda The meeting will… continue reading Free Library Board of Trustees Public Meeting on Thursday, June 16 at 4:00 p.m.

By written by Administrator    June 10, 2022   

Discovery is an essential component of growth. Discovering aspects of the self and the world all around enables learning, understanding…growth. June is Pride Month and the Pride Movement… continue reading Page After Page of Pride: 6 Middle Grade Titles for Pride Month

By written by Jeff B.    June 10, 2022   

Fresh herbs add flavor and nutrition to meals, they are beautiful when added to dishes, and many of them have unique fragrances. They are like tiny greens ! Maybe fresh herbs will inspire poems,… continue reading Keep it Fresh with Fresh Herbs!

By written by Shayna M.    June 9, 2022   

In 2020, the city of Philadelphia declared June 19th a city holiday in recognition of Juneteenth, an important day in the history of African Americans and our country. New children's books… continue reading New Children's Books for Celebrating Juneteenth!

By written by Monica C.    June 9, 2022   

Philly Career Launch has wrapped up its spring 2022 programming of career exploration workshops and career fairs, but we’ll be back in the fall with more programming, so stay tuned! In… continue reading Three Ways to Get Your Career Going This Summer!

By written by Annette M.    June 8, 2022   

Read, Baby, Read is a Free Library initiative focused on encouraging early literacy development among infants and young toddlers under two years old. We work with 17 participating libraries across… continue reading Read, Baby, Read Presents Early Literacy Ideas: Babies!

By written by Sarah J.    June 7, 2022    1

We're wrapping up the 2022 One Book season with a very special event on June 15, and we hope you can join us for it! For several weeks we've been discussing the One Book… continue reading One Book Finale and Dance Party

By written by Brittanie S.    June 7, 2022   

This June, the Free Library is celebrating Philadelphia’s immigrant communities! June is Immigrant Heritage Month , a time when we celebrate the beauty and strength of our city’s… continue reading Commemorating Immigrant Heritage Month This June

By written by Inaara S.    June 3, 2022   

Everyone. Everywhere. The Summer of Wonder is all around you. It is happening at libraries and bus stops, at city parks and in camps, on PlayStreets, and in your very own homes. Everywhere you… continue reading Summer of Wonder Begins! | Everyone. Everywhere.

By written by Emily S.    June 2, 2022    1

This June we’re celebrating Pride as well as Immigrant Heritage month with a spectrum of titles from picture books to young adult novels, plus some danger and intrigue in our adult fiction… continue reading New Titles Coming to the Free Library in June!

By written by Rachel F.    June 2, 2022    1

Each June, the Free Library of Philadelphia commemorates LGBTQ+ Pride Month with programs and resources that amplify LGBTQ+ voices and stories, and 2022 is no different!… continue reading Celebrate Pride Month with the Free Library!

By written by Kate C.    June 1, 2022    2