A grandmother and child share a trip to the city to visit the museum and buy ingredients for pasteles , the traditional Puerto Rican Christmas delicacy. A young boy uses his speedy typing skills… continue reading

By Sarah S.   October 18, 2017   

The Edwin A. Fleisher Collection of Orchestral Music at the Free Library of Philadelphia is pleased to announce a digital partnership with our neighbor, the Barnes Foundation , to promote their… continue reading

By Fleisher Collection   October 17, 2017   

Did you know that October is Computer Learning Month? The Free Library wants to help you celebrate! Here’s a reminder of all the ways we can help you gain confidence in your computer skills… continue reading

By Kate C.   October 16, 2017   

After months (seriously) of combing through stacks of award winners, bestsellers, thought provokers, and heartstring pullers … WE HAVE SELECTED THIS YEAR’S ONE BOOK, ONE PHILADELPHIA… continue reading

By Julie B.   October 16, 2017    2

The Free Library of Philadelphia is celebrating Halloween on all corners of the city from the South and the North to the Northeast and Center City . Halloween isn’t merely for children to… continue reading

By Abbe K.   October 13, 2017    1

On Friday, October 6th, the Technology Learning Collaborative (TLC) hosted its 5th Annual Tech-Ed Conference at Parkway Central Library . This year’s theme was "Talking about… continue reading

By Harry F.   October 13, 2017   

There are many things associated with Friday the 13th, including horror films, bad luck, phobias ( paraskevidekatriaphobia ). Historians believe that Friday the 13th comes from the number 13 being… continue reading

By Christina P.   October 13, 2017   

In response to the National Endowment for the Humanities ’ call for public programming on humanities and the legacy of race in the United States, the Free Library of Philadelphia will host a… continue reading

By Kate C.   October 12, 2017   

In this edition of Partner Spotlight, we are thrilled to speak with  Herman Nyamunga , the Director of  the Welcoming Center's Global Enterprise Hub ! In this role, Herman provides… continue reading

By CaitlinT   October 12, 2017   

Author Martha Freeman recently visited the Free Library of Philadelphia and entertained nearly 400 students with stories about her career and her writing process. While visiting the library,… continue reading

By Chris B.   October 11, 2017   

Welcome to " Ask the Job Readiness Lab ," a series of posts in which we address the questions of job seekers and share our answers with a broader audience. Here, our partner Clarifi… continue reading

By Administrator   October 10, 2017   

The Philadelphia Colored Directory , a handbook of religious, social, political, professional, business activities of the Negroes of Philadelphia, was compiled by R. (Richard) R. (Robert) Wright,… continue reading

By Renee G.   October 6, 2017    3

This November, the Free Library will be hosting enrollment fairs for federal marketplace (Affordable Care Act/Obamacare) health insurance. You can find out more about the Affordable Care Act… continue reading

By Katie D.   October 5, 2017   

Saturday, October 7, 2017, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Johann Stamitz (1717–1757). Symphony in B–flat for Strings Stamitz . Concerto for Flute (Oboe) and Orchestra in C Stamitz .… continue reading

By Fleisher Collection   October 4, 2017   

October is here and we are fall ing into lots of fun and free Fall activities and events here at the Free Library! Traditional and unique holidays throughout October include World Smile Day the… continue reading

By Sarah S.   October 4, 2017   

Take a chance and expand your reading universe in October with some wonderful first-time authors. We’re recommending dazzling debut fiction for all ages. There’s also a… continue reading

By Paul A.   October 3, 2017   

Medical information changes rapidly with new research and when new information is delivered to you during a stressful medical appointment, it can be tough to remember everything you were… continue reading

By Katie D.   October 2, 2017   

by Anne Schuster Hunter This month, Philadelphia celebrates one of the biggest “new finds” in old music: German composer Georg Philipp Telemann. A big party to celebrate… continue reading

By Fleisher Collection   October 2, 2017   

The Monday Poets Reading Series at the Free Library started as a reading group of local poets 22 years ago, sponsored by the Literature Department, and it is now a hallmark program of the… continue reading

By Larry D.   September 29, 2017   

We've spent the past week here on the blog celebrating Banned Books and the f READ om to read whatever you want—banned, challenged, or not. If there's one thing possibly more… continue reading

By Peter SM   September 29, 2017   

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