Do you know any local artists (and by that, we also mean writers, musicians, performers…) who are seeking a wider audience for their work and would like to get paid for it? The Free Library… continue reading

By Kate C.   April 18, 2017    11

The Free Library is exploring the history and art of the mystery with We the Detectives , a unique, multifaceted, and immersive intellectual and creative experience. Here we track the growth of… continue reading

By Julie B.   April 17, 2017   

What if an entire community wrote one line each on a vintage Underwood Typewriter to create a really, really, long poem? Would it bring world peace? Would love abound? Would we become a united… continue reading

By Abbe K.   April 17, 2017   

Our Get HYPE Philly! teens are ready for spring! In preparation for the warmer weather, they learned how easy it is to prepare light but flavorful snack dips. The lesson, by Food Educator… continue reading

By Brittany B.   April 17, 2017   

The Print and Picture Collection (PIX) in Parkway Central Library is home to diverse collections of fine art prints, photographs, drawings, and artists’ books, as well as extensive research… continue reading

By Laura S.   April 13, 2017   

I’ve always been a library lover. Free books! Being surrounded by towering shelves of words and characters and adventures! And if ever I learned that Philly friends had not visited a Free… continue reading

By Julie B.   April 13, 2017   

Here’re the allegro steps and quick jetes on ballet uber-etoile Misty Copeland, who’ll be appearing at a SOLD OUT Free Libray Author Event at  Parkway Central Library tonight,… continue reading

By Author Events   April 13, 2017    1

Imagine this: Your friends, and your associates, and the people around you, and the environment that you live in, and the speakers around you, and the communicators around you are the poetry… continue reading

By Autumn M.   April 12, 2017   

Because it is National Bookmobile Day , I’m here to dote on my favorite bookmobile—the Free Library Book Bike ! Last year the Free Library acquired two bicycle-powered mobile libraries… continue reading

By Link R.   April 12, 2017   

Jazz and the study of Jazz are old-school standards at the Free Library. When John Coltrane studied at the Ornstein School of Music, he'd visit the Parkway Central Library Music… continue reading

By Perry G.   April 12, 2017    1

Join us on Saturday, April 15 at 1:00 p.m for a free performance by the Philadelphia Chinese Opera Society (PCOS) in the Montgomery Auditorium on the ground floor of Parkway Central Library . The… continue reading

By Leanne F.   April 11, 2017   

April is National Volunteer Month and the Free Library of Philadelphia is especially grateful to the thousands of volunteers who have donated their time to help make our library system shine. Over… continue reading

By Julie B.   April 11, 2017   

It is National Library Week ! First sponsored in 1958, it is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation's libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support. It is also a… continue reading

By Julie B.   April 10, 2017   

Move over, London! England’s capital city may count Sherlock Holmes and Hercule Poirot among its resident gumshoes, but only Philadelphia can be called the true birthplace of the modern… continue reading

By Alix G.   April 10, 2017    2

Ringing in Passover with The Bard, because... why not? The Hebrews had been prosperous in Egypt, growing and multiplying. But the new Pharaoh became scared and decided, "I'll manacle thy… continue reading

By Julie B.   April 10, 2017   

Katherine Milhous (1894-1977) wore many hats in her time: a supervisor for the Federal Art Project ; an artist for the Pennsylvania Art Project (a subsidiary of the Federal Art Project, which… continue reading

By Chris B.   April 7, 2017   

Stress Awareness Month was started in 1992 to increase public awareness of the causes and cures for chronic stress. Stress is the body’s response to a person’s perception of a threat… continue reading

By Phil K.   April 5, 2017   

Happy April, everyone, whether you are an April Fool or not! April brings some fun holidays and celebrations, like Easter on April 16, Earth Day on April 22 – hey, you can never be too young… continue reading

By Sarah S.   April 5, 2017   

Our selectors of new materials are starting a monthly blog post to recommend some new titles coming to Free Library. Browse through our catalog to find the local neighborhood library locations… continue reading

By Paul A.   April 4, 2017    1

Dig out your deerstalker cap, magnifying glass, and slip on your quietest shoes: Something mysterious is happening at the Free Library of Philadelphia and you must help unravel it. As part of the… continue reading

By Julie B.   April 3, 2017   

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