Browsing Date: August 2016 (18)

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Cooking with Confidence is a beginner cooking class for adults with developmental disabilities offered by the Free Library’s Culinary Literacy Center . The class is designed with two goals… continue reading Learning to Cook with Confidence

By written by Jamie B.    August 31, 2016    10

The life of a children’s librarian is so interesting. We get to meet so many amazing parents, grandparents, aunties, and uncles who bring their children to our library for storytimes… continue reading Too Tired to Turn Pages? Try These Online Early Literacy Tools!

By written by Sarah S.    August 30, 2016    1

The Print and Picture Collection is happy to announce the addition of over 100 photographic images by William Rapp to our  Historical Images of Philadelphia  digital… continue reading William Rapp Collection of Historical Images of Philadelphia

By written by Laura S.    August 29, 2016   

We are back for another Picture Book Highlight , where we put the spotlight on a brand-new book that has been ordered for all our libraries. Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love, is also known… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Maybe Something Beautiful

By written by Monica C.    August 25, 2016   

I love a graphic novel—and even better I love a graphic novel memoir . There is something so much more intimate about reading the words AND pictures when someone shares her story. Or maybe… continue reading Graphic Novel Memoirs

By written by Rachel F.    August 24, 2016   

Parkway Central is hosting a Social Justice Symposium for Teens on Monday, August 29th and if you are a high school student who is passionate about your Philadelphia community and care about… continue reading Social Justice Symposium for Teens – Register Now!

By written by Becky F.    August 23, 2016    1

Sometimes you just can't believe the story someone is telling you . Maybe it’s because it seems too fantastical or maybe it’s just because the storyteller is untrustworthy. Maybe… continue reading The Unreliable Narrator: Who Can You Trust?

By written by Rachel F.    August 19, 2016    2

Alohomora! The newest installment of the spectacularly popular Harry Potter series has just been released and it’s getting rave reviews from everyone who’s picked up a copy. Since… continue reading Harry Potter for Summer Reading!

By written by Becky F.    August 17, 2016    2

An  excessive heat warning has been extended through 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 16, for the Philadelphia area. Numerous Free Library locations will serve as cooling centers, where… continue reading Stay Cool at the Free Library! Extended Hours for Tuesday, August 16

By written by Peter SM    August 16, 2016   

The PNC Words at Play August Play Party series has started at The Advocate Center , located at 18th and Diamond streets. During the first session, families read The Listening Walk , made Listening… continue reading Family Fun Trips, Book Nooks, and Play Parties—Oh My!

By written by Carrie K.    August 16, 2016   

An excessive heat warning has been extended through Tuesday, August 16 for the Philadelphia area. Free Library locations will serve as cooling centers, where residents can get out of the heat and… continue reading Extended Hours at Haddington and Kingsessing Libraries Tonight, Monday, August 15

By written by Jenn D.    August 15, 2016   

Looking forward to our upcoming Author Event with comedian Amy Shumer next week on Wednesday, August 17th? Then sit back and have a laugh listening to these funny podcasts from other humorous… continue reading Funniest Author Events Podcasts

By written by Peter SM    August 12, 2016   

An  excessive heat warning  has been issued for the Philadelphia area for today through Saturday. Numerous Free Library locations will serve as cooling centers, where residents can get… continue reading Stay Cool at the Free Library! Extended Hours for Thursday, August 10 through Saturday, August 13

By written by Julie B.    August 11, 2016    2

The Free Library’s Summer Reading program in our neighborhood libraries is coming to a close after a super successful season of game playing, dancing, reading, and much more! Having… continue reading Online Summer Reading is Still Going Strong!

By written by Becky F.    August 4, 2016   

August is hot and steamy in Philadelphia... a perfect time to take a vacation to somewhere sunny, beachy, or just far away. Need some books to keep the kids busy? Here you go! Everything Goes On… continue reading Children's Books for Your Next Roadtrip!

By written by Sarah S.    August 4, 2016   

We are starting a new series of posts: Picture Book Highlights will put the spotlight on a brand-new book that has been ordered for all our agencies. Philadelphia is a large metropolitan city, so… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | City Shapes

By written by Monica C.    August 3, 2016   

The Free Library has been hard at work upgrading our website again to make it more user-friendly, encourage exploration, and offer better customer service. Today, we are launching our newly… continue reading Browse Our Redesigned and Updated Digital Collections!

By written by Peter SM    August 2, 2016   

We may be in the dog days of summer here in Philadelphia, but did you know that you can actually read to a dog—at the library ?! Check out our PAWS Read to a Dog program at various Free… continue reading August 2016 Early Literacy Calendar

By written by Peter SM    August 1, 2016