Browsing Date: September 2021 (27)

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September is National Sewing Month and a great opportunity to create something new this year for everyone on your D.I.Y gift-giving list. Both the Art and Literature and Science and Wellness… continue reading Create Something New During National Sewing Month

By written by Juanita V.    September 30, 2021   

After a successful first year, Hear Me Out is back this fall for its second season of monthly dialogues across distance and difference. Hear Me Out is the first state-wide dialogue program of its… continue reading Hear Me Out Event Series Begins a New Year of Virtual Dialogues!

By written by Irma Q.    September 29, 2021   

September 24 is International Bollywood Day! So... what exactly is Bollywood? Depending on who you ask, each person defines it differently.  In the film My Name Is Khan , an Indian man… continue reading What Do You Know About Bollywood? | International Bollywood Day

By written by Inaara S.    September 28, 2021    1

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 12 participating libraries across… continue reading Read, Baby, Read Presents Early Literacy Ideas: Feelings!

By written by Sarah J.    September 27, 2021   

September is National Classical Music Month and I wanted to highlight a classical music icon who has some major local ties to Philadelphia— George Walker . George Walker (who passed away in… continue reading September is National Classical Music Month

By written by Kamilah C.    September 24, 2021   

Hispanic Heritage Month takes place over two months, from September 15 to October 15, and as in previous years we wanted to share with you recent works by the many talented Latinx authors and… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | 16 Great Latinx Picture Books

By written by Monica C.    September 23, 2021   

Howdy! I am a Free Library of Philadelphia Library Card. Since I am an important part of the Free Library of Philadelphia system, that is the F-L-P, you can call me Flippy for short. I am but one… continue reading A Week in the Life of Flippy, a Free Library Card | Library Card Sign-Up Month

By written by Inaara S.    September 23, 2021   

Join the Adult Literacy Book Club, presented by the Free Library's Languages and Learning Center and Beyond Literacy . Improve your reading skills while reading and discussing interesting… continue reading The Adult Literacy Book Club's Fall Book Selection

By written by Phil K.    September 22, 2021   

Today, September 22, we welcome the equinox once again! On this day twice each year, the sun rests directly over the equator, so day and night are nearly equal in length all over the globe. In the… continue reading Move into Autumn with the Harvest Moon

By written by Emily S.    September 22, 2021   

The love for the Spanish language and culture can transcend frontiers! The stories, poems and illustrations of the books can reflect personal narratives that touch our collective unconsciousness.… continue reading ¡Celebremos la Fiesta del Libro en Español!

By written by Mary Marques    September 21, 2021   

by Regina Schliep, Logan Library Work-Study Student Logan Library invites adults and caregivers to an outdoor Resource Fair on Friday, September 24 from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., featuring over… continue reading Join the Logan Library for a Community Resource Fair!

By written by Catherine M.    September 21, 2021   

From Sean Connery to Daniel Craig, the intrepid agent of the British Secret Intelligence Service—James Bond, designated Agent 007—has epitomized masculine cool. Everyone knows how he… continue reading Uncovering the Real James Bond in the Rare Book Department

By written by Mharlyn M.    September 20, 2021    3

Calling all Philadelphia poets! The Free Library of Philadelphia and its partners invite you to submit your application for the opportunity to represent our city as its next Poet Laureate. The… continue reading Apply Now to be Philadelphia's Next Poet Laureate!

By written by Administrator    September 20, 2021   

Books and Cooks, a collaboration between the Parkway Central Library Children’s Department and the Culinary Literacy Center’s Nourishing Literacy team, offers an afterschool series of… continue reading Books and Cooks | Strong Rocks

By written by Shayna M.    September 17, 2021   

Hispanic Heritage Month is a celebration of Hispanic heritage and culture through festivals, cuisine, cultural events, and art, encompassing people of various races, ethnicities, nationalities,… continue reading Hispanic Heritage Month Begins!

By written by Inaara S.    September 16, 2021   

If ever a Broadway musical seemed destined to fail, it was Oklahoma . Contrary to the standard practice at the time, the producers insisted on casting singers who could act, rather than actors who… continue reading Oklahoma: The Show That Changed American Musicals Forever

By written by Richard L.    September 16, 2021   

The Free Library Board of Trustees will be holding its first meeting of FY22 on Friday, September 17, 2021, from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. View the upcoming meeting agenda » The meeting will… continue reading Free Library Board of Trustees Public Meeting on Friday, September 17 at 8:00 a.m.

By written by Administrator    September 15, 2021    17

Like many libraries across the nation, the Free Library of Philadelphia is undergoing a paradigm shift . Increasingly, our focus is not only on extensive collections but on how we are engaging… continue reading Skills for Community Centered Libraries Curriculum Release

By written by Lynn W.    September 15, 2021    1

While—for now—the realities of the ongoing pandemic keep us from gathering in the Parkway Central Library’s Montgomery Auditorium for a new season of Author Events , this month… continue reading Author Events Fall 2021 Schedule

By written by Author Events    September 14, 2021    3

September is  Library Card Sign-Up Month , and while we all know that a library card grants you instant access to a treasure trove of books, CDs, DVDs, graphic novels, and audiobooks… continue reading Do More With Your Free Library Card!

By written by Kate C.    September 14, 2021    1