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by Breshay Woods, Culinary Literacy Center Intern Edible Alphabet is a free English Language Learning (ELL) program offered by the Free Library's  Culinary Literacy Center . Our… continue reading Edible Alphabet Recipe of the Week: Dumplings

By written by Lindsay S.    April 9, 2021   

A Voice for Peace, Concord, and Harmony: The XV International Poetry Festival in Philadelphia will virtually congregate poets from Latin America and the United States in an evening of verse and… continue reading Poetry: The Art of Expression!

By written by Mary Marques    April 8, 2021   

Spring has sprung, and so has the Free Library’s Author Events calendar! Our events are, of course, still virtual, so you can enjoy our diverse array of authors from the comfort of wherever… continue reading Spring has Sprung with New Upcoming Author Events!

By written by Author Events    April 7, 2021   

This  National Library Week , we have reflected on the many fantastic resources, programs, and events the Free Library offers. This past year, staff faced the challenges brought on by… continue reading It’s Library Giving Day!

By written by Laura K.    April 7, 2021   

What are the most popular Googled questions about Ramadan? Here's what we found: When does Ramadan begin and end in 2021? What is allowed and not allowed during Ramadan? What does Ramadan… continue reading Happy Ramadan: Manuscripts of the Muslim World and Beyond!

By written by Joe S.    April 6, 2021   

Today as part of  National Library Week , we’re joining with the  American Library Association (ALA) in celebrating  National Library Workers Day  and the real… continue reading Thank You, Free Library Staff!

By written by Kate C.    April 6, 2021   

by Suzanna Urminska and Sam Perduta Our words carry power—whether as balm or as burnish, our words have the power to come together to form poetry that recalls and reconnects a range of human… continue reading Making Her Mark Spotlight: Poetry and Movement Building

By written by Sam P.    April 5, 2021   

It’s one of our favorite weeks of the year— National Library Week !  Founded in 1958, this annual celebration is a time to reflect on the contributions of our nation’s… continue reading Happy National Library Week!

By written by Kate C.    April 5, 2021   

This April, our children and teen titles explore curiosity and adventure while our adult selections are taking us into complicated realms... Young Children (up to 2nd Grade) What’s Inside a… continue reading New Titles Coming to the Free Library in April!

By written by Rachel F.    April 1, 2021   

The Free Library is pleased to announce the launch of a number of new resources for Philadelphians in search of a new job or career! Workshops, career fairs, and a new website are part of the Free… continue reading Free Library Launches New Job Seeker Resources

By written by Administrator    April 1, 2021   

Dracula vs. Frankenstein Alien vs. Predator T-800 vs. T-1000 These are just a few of the most over-the-top sci-fi b-movie fight scenes ever filmed, but the main event will finally take place when… continue reading March Monster Madness: Godzilla vs. Kong

By written by Peter SM    March 31, 2021    2

Coinciding with Women’s History Month, the newest episode of Book Feast uses the luncheon in Virginia Woolf ’s proto-feminist essay A Room of One’s Own (1929) to discuss… continue reading Newest Episode of "Book Feast" Invites Women to the Table

By written by Katherine L.    March 31, 2021   

Free Library Youth Services is excited to announce a new Summer Camp Challenge season! Are you working with the youth of Philadelphia at a camp program this summer? The Free Library is here to… continue reading Sign Up Now for This Year's Summer Camp Challenge!

By written by Emily S.    March 30, 2021   

Ruth Jones Graves, a dietitian, educator, author, and business owner, was born on June 17, 1903, in East Walpole, Massachusetts. She is credited with inventing the very first chocolate chip… continue reading Women's History Month | Ruth Wakefield and the Toll House Cookie Empire

By written by Naquawna L.    March 30, 2021   

Ursula K. Le Guin 's award-winning writing often depicted futuristic alternative worlds steeped in the themes of politics, the natural environment, gender, religion, sexuality, and… continue reading Women's History Month | Ursula K. Le Guin Honored with Commemorative Stamp

By written by Peter SM    March 29, 2021   

March 31 is International Trans Day of Visibility , which honors the trans community and celebrates transgender, nonbinary, and gender non-conforming people. The annual celebration was created in… continue reading Celebrating Trans Day of Visibility with the Field Teen Center

By written by Megan J.    March 29, 2021   

When the 19th Amendment passed in 1920, the ways many American women engage civically forever changed. Voter enfranchisement continues to be a touchpoint for movements dedicated to participatory… continue reading Women's History Month | The 19th Amendment and Making Her Mark

By written by Suzanna U.    March 26, 2021   

What happens when you bring together five book-loving kids with the author of the book they just read? We found out on December 16, 2020, when five young readers met virtually with Philadelphia… continue reading Philly Tweens Interview Middle Grade Author Christine Kendall

By written by Jane E.    March 26, 2021   

March is Women’s History Month, so let’s take a look at some books highlighting daring women who fought for their rights, who stood up for what is right, and who made a better world… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Women in Action

By written by Monica C.    March 25, 2021   

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