Browsing Date: August 2023 (17)

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As summer begins to wind down and another autumn is on the horizon, your friends at the Free Library have some new titles to share with you! Young Children (up to 2nd Grade) Vamos! Let's Go… continue reading New Titles Coming to the Free Library in September!

By written by Rachel F.    August 30, 2023   

Did you know that you can get a free, professional headshot done at the library? Every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month from 1–3 p.m. , the Free Library's Business Resource and… continue reading Get Free Professional Headshots Done at the Library!

By written by Birch M.    August 28, 2023    10

This summer has flown by, and believe it or not, the Free Library’s Summer of Wonder is already wrapping up! We finished our in-person summer programming in branches on August 11, and our… continue reading That’s a Wrap on Summer of Wonder 2023!

By written by Emily S.    August 28, 2023    3

Do you want to use your knowledge and experience to give back to the Philadelphia community? Then consider becoming a tutor with the Free Library of Philadelphia! The Free Library is looking for… continue reading The Free Library Seeks Volunteer Tutors

By written by Betsy M.    August 28, 2023    1

If you receive a random phone call from an individual who says they are with the library and that you owe money: this is a scam . Hang up the call immediately and block the number if… continue reading Warning: Library Scam Phone Call

By written by Administrator    August 23, 2023   

With this month’s Comix Club drawing nigh (that’s Tuesday, August 29 from 5:30–7:30 p.m.  in the Art Department), here is a Review Spotlight of sparkly new additions to… continue reading Comix Club's New Titles Spotlight Review

By written by Eileen E.    August 23, 2023   

¡Leamos! es un curso gratuito de alfabetización con componentes en línea y presenciales que enseña a adultos hispanohablantes y analfabetos a leer y escribir en… continue reading Leamos! Adult Literacy for Spanish Speakers

By written by Betsy M.    August 22, 2023    1

Each month in the Art Department library staff Radiyah and Eileen pick a theme for the book display and curate books related to that topic. This month’s theme is Road… continue reading Places Imagined and Realized: The Art Department's August Book Display

By written by Natasha S.    August 21, 2023   

I am a Black woman living, thriving, and loving in Philadelphia. How we prepare our food has a history, and that history is often long and can be challenging to decipher. We live in a world where… continue reading Sugar Don’t Go on Grits: An Archival Look at the Great Migration’s Effect on How We Eat

By written by Andrea L.    August 18, 2023   

Previous Manga 101 installments took a look at isekai and sports manga; this time, we’ll explore another popular genre of manga: romance .  From poignant stories of high school love to… continue reading Manga 101: Romance

By written by Meg B.    August 15, 2023    4

August is National Black Business Month! Black business and non-profit professionals are integral to our economy and they contribute invaluable knowledge and skills to the companies for which they… continue reading Black-Authored Books on Business and Non-Profit Work

By written by Birch M.    August 15, 2023   

August is Get Ready for Kindergarten Month. It's a big step for little ones and an important milestone for both kids and parents. Some kids are very excited to go, while others need… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Get Ready for Kindergarten!

By written by Monica C.    August 14, 2023   

Would you like to work for one of the largest urban library systems in America? The Free Library of Philadelphia circulates more than eight million items to almost 500,000 patrons and conducts… continue reading We're Hiring After-School Leaders!

By written by Jenn D.    August 9, 2023    11

We are very proud of our electronic resources, also known as databases, and want to update you on some changes. As of August 1, 2023,  POWER Library Pennsylvania's Electronic Library will… continue reading Free Library of Philadelphia Database Updates

By written by Sharyl O.    August 7, 2023    1

Hey book lovers! Did you know you can read, read, read, with just a tap of your finger — and without ever having to go to the library? Try digital books, also known as e-books! You can… continue reading Everything You Need To Know About Free Library E-Books

By written by Sharyl O.    August 4, 2023    10

We may just be wrapping up the dog days of summer, but a new school year is just around the corner! For Philly families looking for school supplies, we’ve got some hot tips. Each year, the… continue reading Gear Up for Success With Back To School Giveaways!

By written by Emily S.    August 4, 2023    5

August is National Black Business Month! This August, we are highlighting a handful of Philly-based, Black-owned small businesses that are definitely worth checking out. From books, to coffee, to… continue reading Celebrating National Black Business Month: 20 Black-Owned Philly Gems

By written by Birch M.    August 2, 2023    2