Browsing Date: August 2019 (13)

by Suzanna U. and Amy T. The third Saturday in August marks National Honey Bee Day , and the Free Library knows a thing or two about honey bees! Did you know we have quite a few of our own bees… continue reading

By Suzanna U.   August 16, 2019   

Ever been searching for a title on Amazon (or on Google, and then the first search result back gives you a link to Amazon) and wish you could also find out whether that same title is available at… continue reading

By Peter SM   August 13, 2019   

Meredith McGovern is a Librarian at Falls of Schuylkill Library and a participant in Cohort 3 of the Skills for Community-Centered Libraries trainings. As a children’s librarian, I work with… continue reading

By Community-Centered Libraries   August 12, 2019   

"Stronger, lighter, safer" was the goal Edward Budd pursued his entire life. Along the way he built the largest manufacturing company in Philadelphia and forever changed the way the… continue reading

By Sally F.   August 9, 2019   

The Free Library is committed to connecting with all the residents of Philadelphia. With our Prison & Reentry Services program, we are reaching out to men and women experiencing incarceration… continue reading

By Micaela G.   August 8, 2019    1

Summer at Widener Library has included a whirlwind of educational and entertaining programs, ranging from subjects like science to art and nearly everything in between! Thanks to our friend Miss… continue reading

By Sunita B.   August 8, 2019   

When I first read The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison , at 15 years old, I knew it would haunt me. The story fed my soul—I was shocked at its lovely, yet stinging taste, but realized I had… continue reading

By Lo I.   August 7, 2019    9

PA CareerLink® has been partnering with our neighborhood libraries over the past several months in bringing their services closer to our patrons. One of our primary goals is connecting… continue reading

By Michelle Z.   August 6, 2019   

It’s no secret that the Free Library of Philadelphia loves summer! Summer is a time for playing, exploring, and relaxing. Summer gives us time to learn new things and do what we love.… continue reading

By Shari K.   August 5, 2019   

August is here and Philadelphia City Institute Library will be featuring free summer jazz concerts ! We are pleased to continue this tradition for the fifth year in a row with performances by… continue reading

By Margaret T.   August 5, 2019   

Did you know that the first week of August is Simplify Your Life Week ? It’s true! In the spirit of clearing your mind and making your life simpler and more organized, we put together a few… continue reading

By Kate C.   August 2, 2019   

August 1, 2019 marked the 200th anniversary of Herman Melville ’s birth. In honor of his bicentennial, we are proud to present American Voyager: Herman Melville at 200 , a new exhibition on… continue reading

By Rosa D.   August 2, 2019   

Ever wanted to enjoy the streets of Philadelphia without the hustle and bustle of traffic? This Saturday, August 3, you’ve got that chance as Philly Free Streets returns to North Broad… continue reading

By Kate C.   August 1, 2019