Browsing Date: September 2016 (25)

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by Darrian Hopson "Mom, can I stay home today?" "Mom, I overslept!" "I just don’t feel like going to school today, we’re not doing anything, anyway."… continue reading Read by 4th: Attendance Awareness Month

By written by Abby T.    September 30, 2016   

October is Health Literacy Month , a month dedicated to promoting the importance of understandable health information. The month was first honored as an annual worldwide event in 1999 and… continue reading October is Health Literacy Month!

By written by Melanie M.    September 30, 2016    1

As the Free Library’s Prison Services program enters the second half of its first year running the Stories Alive program, we are very happy to report the program’s continued… continue reading Stories Alive: Family Story Hour for Incarcerated Parents and Their Children

By written by Micaela G.    September 28, 2016    3

The PNC Words at Play Vocabulary Initiative kicked off the fall season with a Block Party at Widener Library this past weekend, where we were joined by Daniel Tiger from WHYY to greet a few… continue reading Friends and Neighbors Come Together for the Words at Play Fall Block Party

By written by Carrie K.    September 28, 2016   

This week, as we join the American Library Association (ALA) in recognizing Banned Books Week , we are reminded that the Free Library of Philadelphia—and all public libraries—serves as… continue reading Banned Books Week with the Free Library

By written by Kate C.    September 26, 2016    2

The Music Department at Parkway Central Library is launching the Musical Instrument Collection (MIC) , an instrument lending library for library cardholders. In the past few years, the Free… continue reading Check out a musical instrument from the Free Library! I just did!

By written by Julie B.    September 26, 2016    7

The Free Library of Philadelphia is excited to announce the launch of our new Space Rental service! The Free Library's grand Beaux-Arts building on the Parkway is the perfect location for… continue reading Host Your Next Event at Parkway Central!

By written by Victoria G.    September 23, 2016    2

When the days start getting shorter and cooler, it means fall is in the air. Leaves begin to turn shades of yellow, orange, and red, carpeting the ground and changing the… continue reading Falling in Love with Fall

By written by Monica C.    September 22, 2016   

We’re thrilled to announce that musicians at any skill level, from those just plucking their first notes to virtuosos, will now be able to borrow the tools of the craft from the Parkway… continue reading Opening Notes of Instrument Lending at the Free Library

By written by Perry G.    September 21, 2016    9

With F. Scott Fitzgerald's 120th birthday approaching, we found some interesting connections between his writing and the  Rosenbach  collection hiding within our… continue reading When Fitzgerald was Literature's Biggest Fan

By written by Sara D.    September 21, 2016   

The Parkway Central Music Department ’ s getting hip to the celebrations surrounding F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 120th birthday . Visit our mini exhibition featuring printed music… continue reading Celebrating F. Scott with Foxtrots and More

By written by Perry G.    September 20, 2016   

So, apparently some guy named Bruce Springsteen is stopping by the Free Library in a couple weeks? All we know is that he's a musician and has a new book coming out or something... Kidding! We… continue reading Who's The Boss: How Well Do You Know Bruce Springsteen?

By written by Peter SM    September 15, 2016    6

F. Scott Fitzgerald is now considered one of the nation’s pre-eminent modern novelists and short story writers. During his lifetime, he was best known for his literary depictions of the… continue reading The Free Library Celebrates Fitzgerald at 120!

By written by Julie B.    September 15, 2016   

The Free Library of Philadelphia  and the  Philadelphia Jazz Project  invite you to a third season of free concerts:  Mysterious Travelers 3: Internal Investigations . This… continue reading Mysterious Travelers 3: Internal Investigations

By written by Perry G.    September 14, 2016   

BRIC is excited to announce our new “Business and Brews” series! Join us inside the Business Resource and Innovation Center (BRIC) at Parkway Central Library the second Wednesday of… continue reading Business and Brews

By written by Juanita V.    September 13, 2016    1

Children love to play with blocks—they begin by stacking and balancing, then they move on to building and engaging in pretend play. As an early literary  skill, play is an… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Blocks

By written by Monica C.    September 13, 2016   

Following months of site preparation, shovels are ready and work is underway! Construction on Lillian Marrero and Lovett Memorial libraries, two of five neighborhood libraries in the Building… continue reading Construction Is Underway at Our 21st Century Libraries!

By written by Jenn D.    September 12, 2016    3

September is Library Card Sign-up Month , and we want to make sure you know that securing your very own Free Library of Philadelphia library card is both easy and valuable! You can sign up online… continue reading September Is Library Card Sign-up Month!

By written by Kate C.    September 9, 2016    8

The anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks is a time for reflection, but it’s also a time for conversation. The generation of children that can remember the attack is now… continue reading Talking about September 11 with Children

By written by Chris B.    September 9, 2016   

Happy International Literacy Day ! While everyone knows libraries are literacy hubs, many might not know the different types of literacy the Free Library of Philadelphia helps to promote! Not… continue reading Celebrate International Literacy Day with the Free Library

By written by Kate C.    September 8, 2016    2