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Do you shudder at the thought of April 15 and wring your hands during the annual financial ritual? You are not alone. Taxes are complicated and the rules to change from year to year. To ease your… continue reading Don't Panic! Get Free Tax Filing Help from AARP!

By written by Abbe K.    February 21, 2020   

I know its Black History Month, and we have a ton of programs  and resources  to share and celebrate, but February always makes me think of the title of N.K. Jemisin’s… continue reading Visions of Black Future Month During Black History Month

By written by Rachel F.    February 21, 2020   

  Do you want to work toward a better future for our city? Are you a trusted member of your community, who other people look to for information? Are you 18 years of age or older and… continue reading 2020 Census: Get Involved at the Free Library!

By written by Clare F.    February 20, 2020   

On Thursday, February 20 , David W. Young will appear at Parkway Central Library to discuss his book, Battles of Germantown: Effective Public History in America .  Many Philadelphia residents… continue reading What is "Public History", Anyway?

By written by Nina C.    February 19, 2020   

Have you been on the lookout for children’s books with little faces like the ones you love? This booklist offers ten of our favorite children’s books, from Coretta Scot King Book Award… continue reading Black History Month | A Boys Booklist for Toddlers!

By written by Gennifer R.    February 19, 2020    1

The Languages and Learning Center offers relevant and engaging programs and resources for English language learners. Here are 7 great ways we can help you learn, improve, and speak English!  … continue reading 7 Great Ways to Improve Your English at the Free Library

By written by Lindsay S.    February 18, 2020   

During Black History Month, the Mayor’s Office of Black Male Engagement (OBME) is hosting a series on Black Generational Wealth , in partnership with the Philadelphia Department of Commerce… continue reading Understanding the Racial Wealth Gap and Building Up Black Generational Wealth

By written by Peter SM    February 18, 2020    2

Ah those intense feelings of first love and sexual awakening – how heady and confusing and exhilarating! In ye olde school times when I was growing up, any books (or movies or television… continue reading Consent is Romantic!

By written by Rachel F.    February 14, 2020   

It’s our valentine to the city we love: We’ve gone fine-free! That’s right: As of today, the Free Library of Philadelphia no longer charges fines for overdue materials! The new… continue reading Say Goodbye to Overdue Fines at the Free Library!

By written by Kate C.    February 14, 2020    24

Usually, the time between December and February is known as peak Flu season , and this year is no different as Pennsylvania residents can attest to in the past few weeks. But if you've turned… continue reading Everything You Need to Know About the Coronavirus

By written by Administrator    February 13, 2020    1

As part of our ongoing series of blog posts highlighting our awesome staff throughout the Free Library of Philadelphia, today we take some time to speak with Faith Smallwood, an Administrative… continue reading Meet Your Library Staff: Faith Smallwood - Regional Operations Center

By written by Kate C.    February 13, 2020   

Magnificence sometimes appears in the most commonplace observations. In the poetic celebration of self and nature,  Magnificent Homespun Brown: A Celebration is a series of young brown… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Brown: A Deep and Varied Joy

By written by Jeff B.    February 12, 2020   

I am a Monopoly lover! This celebrated board game became popular in the 1930s after it was patented by Philadelphia inventor Charles B. Darrow , who lived on W. Hortter St. in the West Mt.… continue reading Happy Inventors Day for Monopoly Lovers!

By written by Sharyl O.    February 11, 2020   

The Free Library cares about digital inclusion, equity, and access, and has expanded beyond the walls of our  54 neighborhood libraries  to partner with area nonprofits, providing free… continue reading Communal and Cultural Growth at the Village of Arts and Humanities

By written by Connor P.    February 10, 2020   

While this Sunday, February 9, marks the 92nd Academy Awards ceremony, it was recently revealed by a Gallup Poll that in 2019— more people went to the library than the movies ! Is it any… continue reading Oscars 2020: from Book Adaptation to Academy Award Nomination!

By written by Peter SM    February 7, 2020   

This blog post is in honor of  Charles Dickens' birthday. The prolific Victorian author of "epic stories" like  Oliver Twist and David Copperfield , was born on Portsea… continue reading Spotlight on Special Collections: When Dickens Met Poe

By written by Mharlyn M.    February 7, 2020   

Back in 2018, Denene Milner, children’s book writer and publisher, wrote an opinion piece for the New York Times lamenting the scarcity of children’s books that "celebrate the… continue reading Celebrating Everyday Experiences of Black Children and Families

By written by Monica C.    February 6, 2020    3

Attention teens in Northeast Philly!  It's time to rediscover the Northeast Regional Library ! The Everything Teen Center is a brand new section of the library just for teens, ages 12 to… continue reading Introducing the Everything Teen Center at Northeast Regional Library!

By written by Peter L.    February 5, 2020    2

On February 11 , the Culinary Literacy Center and One Book will bring together panelists who reflect a range of involvement in Philadelphia’s commitment to economic justice, food education… continue reading One Book Food and Community Conversation

By written by Hannah B.    February 5, 2020   

Tax Form Changes and Where You Can Get Them January 27, 2020, marked the start of the new tax season. Besides the annual inflation adjustments and increased standardized deduction that you can… continue reading Tax Season 2020: What's New, What's Changed, and Everything Else You Need to Know!

By written by Marija G.    February 4, 2020   

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