Browsing Date: June 2019 (29)

The Rosenbach 's annual Bloomsday festivities will be held on Sunday, June 16, falling on Father’s Day this year! What is Bloomsday? Bloomsday is an annual event where the… continue reading

By Rosa D.   June 7, 2019   

Juneteenth commemorates the end of slavery, on June 19, 1865, when the Emancipation Proclamation was enforced by Union soldiers and the last remaining slaves were freed in Galveston Texas. To… continue reading

By Barbara B.   June 6, 2019   

Welcome to another Pride Month, friends! After this season of RuPaul’s Drag Race , I’m sure we're all ready to keep the amazing times rolling with more exploration of performative… continue reading

By Rachel F.   June 6, 2019    8

This month is African-American Music Appreciation Month , a commemoration first started by former President Jimmy Carter, on June 7, 1979. The national recognition began as Black Music Month, but… continue reading

By Administrator   June 5, 2019    2

Summer is in full swing: temperatures are high, days are long, school is out for break, and the Ravens are on the rooftop! Join the Raven Society, the Free Library’s community of young… continue reading

By Alexa L.   June 5, 2019   

Today marks the last day of classes for School District of Philadelphia teachers and students and the beginning of summer break! Most thoughts and activities will turn to the outdoors, and when… continue reading

By Peter SM   June 4, 2019    3

Summer is finally here – and that means it’s time for another Summer of Wonder with the library! Visit your local neighborhood library or visit us online to earn prizes for reading and… continue reading

By Shari K.   June 4, 2019    12

If you’ve ever lived in a city like Philadelphia, you’re familiar with falafel. The vendors on practically every corner have mastered the art of turning chickpeas into a delicious… continue reading

By Suzanna U.   June 3, 2019   

Are you passionate about serving diverse populations in an urban public library setting? Are you ready for all that Philadelphia has to offer? If so, than please consider this community-focused… continue reading

By Jenn D.   June 3, 2019    6