As a dedicated Library user, you have likely interacted with the Free Library of Philadelphia on countless occasions—whether you’ve borrowed books in one of our 54 neighborhood… continue reading

By Alexa L.   November 27, 2017   

The Israel-born, Pittsburgh-raised chef is now claimed by Philadelphia as a favorite culinary son. As executive chef and co-owner of Zahav, a restaurant of international renown that celebrates… continue reading

By Lo I.   November 24, 2017   

The Free Library Shop offers charming literary gifts for any occasion, including signed books, tote bags, stationery, and more—many featuring designs inspired by the Library’s own… continue reading

By Victoria G.   November 24, 2017   

In October, several of our neighborhood libraries hosted School Registration Workshops for parents with students entering either Kindergarten or High School. These workshops were provided to the… continue reading

By Elizabeth K.   November 22, 2017   

Gladys Jamison couldn’t know this, but she was a girl coming of age in an exodus. Thirteen years old when her father moved her and her siblings to Brooklyn, she’d lost her mother five… continue reading

By Kalela W.   November 22, 2017    3

Two Free Library of Philadelphia programs have teamed up to create new ways to advance literacy, guide learning, and inspire curiosity! Get HYPE Philly! and the Literacy Enrichment After-School… continue reading

By Khyra L.   November 21, 2017   

Picture books are fun reads, but they're also fantastic tools that support emergent literacy skills. We have to keep in mind though that simply having books in the home is not enough. To… continue reading

By Chris B.   November 21, 2017   

At the Free Library, we’re all about connecting people with the information they need to enhance and improve their lives. We connect job seekers with résumé workshops,… continue reading

By Emily S.   November 20, 2017    3

This Monday, November 20, plug back into the fourth season of our Mysterious Travelers concert series, where musicians visit the Parkway Central Library's Subject Departments with a mission to… continue reading

By Perry G.   November 17, 2017   

Amy Ignatow , author of The Popularity Papers and The Mighty Odds series recently spoke to 400 students at the Free Library of Philadelphia about her career as an author/illustrator. While… continue reading

By Chris B.   November 17, 2017   

Chances are you have driven, biked, run, walked, or partied on Kelly Drive, but have you ever wondered where it got its name? No, it’s not named for Grace Kelly , movie star and princess.… continue reading

By Sally F.   November 16, 2017   

So many great audiobooks, so little time. In fact, all three of our audiobook platforms are more popular than ever,  So here's a few of our favorites to help you along. Visit our… continue reading

By Jamie W.   November 16, 2017   

Note: This broadcast took place on Saturday, November 4, 2017, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.   Felix Mendelssohn (1809–1847). Symphony No. 5, Reformation Johann Sebastian Bach… continue reading

By Fleisher Collection   November 15, 2017   

As part of my bi-weekly Baby & Toddler Storytime  Mondays and Wednesdays at 11:00 a.m. in the Children's Department of Parkway Central Library , I have to keep the attention of the… continue reading

By Mary W.   November 15, 2017   

Another Brooklyn  is so rich with sound that I can hear it. I want to slide it onto a record player and spin myself back to white go-go boots and Al Green . 1970s. Inimitable young August has… continue reading

By Brittanie S.   November 15, 2017   

I’ve never read  Moby-Dick . I know! I work at the Rosenbach, where one of the world’s best collections of Herman Melville’s work resides, and I haven’t read his most… continue reading

By Alicia T.   November 14, 2017   

November 14 is Young Readers Day, and while we believe that every day should be spent celebrating and encouraging our city’s littlest learners, we’re happy to take this opportunity to… continue reading

By Kate C.   November 14, 2017   

Come one, come all: After a year and a half of undergoing extensive renovation and expansion,  Lillian Marrero Library  will reopen its doors on Saturday, November 18! This neighborhood… continue reading

By Jenn D.   November 13, 2017   

Binge-Watch  (verb) - "Watch multiple episodes of (a television program) in rapid succession, typically by means of DVDs or digital streaming." According to Merriam-Webster, the… continue reading

By Camille T.   November 10, 2017   

Since  Frankenstein & Dracula: Gothic Monsters, Modern Science  opened on Friday the 13th of October, I’ve fielded a few questions from surprised visitors:  Dracula ,… continue reading

By Sara D.   November 10, 2017   

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