Browsing Date: December 2018 (29)

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Having a hard time finding a special gift for that impossible-to-shop-for book fanatic in your life? We have a unique gift idea for you—one that celebrates your loved one’s love of… continue reading Give a Gift from the Heart: Dedicate a Bookplate at the Free Library!

By written by Alexa L.    December 10, 2018   

Type "slime" into any search engine and you’re bound to find a variety of slime-making kits sold through major retailers, links to several YouTube accounts dedicated to slime, and… continue reading It's Time for Slime!

By written by Khyra L.    December 7, 2018    1

On Saturday, November 10, 34 students from several area colleges and universities gathered for a New Student Orientation held in the Skyline Room at Parkway Central. Students were welcomed by Debi… continue reading Free Library Welcomes New Work Study Students

By written by Administrator    December 7, 2018   

December is here and that means it’s time for the  Winter Reading Challenge ! Adults, parents, and students can create accounts online to track reading minutes, practice writing book… continue reading It's Time for the Winter Reading Challenge!

By written by Molly B.    December 5, 2018    2

In case you missed it, we announced in mid-October that Jesmyn Ward’s Sing, Unburied, Sing is the 2019 One Book, One Philadelphia selection . We’re now in the heart of the reading… continue reading #OneBookWednesday: There's More to the Story...

By written by Lo I.    December 5, 2018   

In traditional fairy tales, princesses are usually the ones in need of rescue. That’s one way to think of princesses, but certainly not the only one! There are new princesses in town: they… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | The Truly Brave Princesses

By written by Monica C.    December 4, 2018   

Excited for the Netflix premiere of Dumplin'  starring Jennifer Aniston and Danielle MacDonald? Did you know the movie was based on the Young Adult novel also titled Dumplin’ by… continue reading What to Read While You Wait for Dumplin'

By written by Rachel F.    December 3, 2018   

One of the most popular items in the Rare Book Department that resonates with visitors the world over is not what you would expect. It is not a rare manuscript or a printed book from one of our… continue reading Grip, Philadelphia's Pet Raven

By written by Joe S.    December 3, 2018    7