By Alex Jones, Fair Food’s Value Chain Coordinator Fair Food is based in the heart of downtown Philadelphia, but we work to build markets for food producers all over central and eastern… continue reading

By Michele T.   May 13, 2016   

On Wednesday, May 18, stunning percussion collective TIMBALONA  showcases Afro-Caribbean folkloric music in the second installment of the New Americans Spring Concert Series , a… continue reading

By Perry G.   May 12, 2016   

If you’re a local service provider, ReferenceUSA’s database U.S. New Movers/Homeowners  is a great resource for your small business. Offering hundreds of thousands of new… continue reading

By CaitlinT   May 11, 2016   

Looking to discover all the hidden features of your new iPad, e-reader, smart phone, or tablet? Can’t figure out how to turn the darn thing on? Don’t fret: The Free Library of… continue reading

By Harry F.   May 10, 2016    1

The new South Philadelphia Library is almost ready to open its doors to the public! We were thrilled to join the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia , the Philadelphia Department of Public… continue reading

By Julie B.   May 9, 2016    1

Here's another seasonal treat from the blog of Leanne Brown , author of Good and Cheap: Eat Well on $4/Day . Wild ramps appear very briefly in early spring, making their way out of winter… continue reading

By Michele T.   May 5, 2016   

The  World Builders Writing Club  is a diverse group of aspiring authors who meet once a month and showcase some of their work on the Free Library blog. Please enjoy this first… continue reading

By Tamoul Q.   May 4, 2016    1

What better way to kick off Children's Book Week than with a new Early Literacy calendar from Free Library? This month's calendar and links, compiled by Free Library of Philadelphia's… continue reading

By Peter SM   May 2, 2016   

The weather is truly taking a turn for warmer, sunnier days, making it the perfect time to enjoy a big juicy burger outside with friends. Veggie burgers come in all shapes and sizes and… continue reading

By Michele T.   April 29, 2016   

April has been a busy month for the Words at Play Vocabulary Initiative ! Words at Play staff presented to early childhood educators at a regional conference for the Delaware Valley Association… continue reading

By Carrie K.   April 29, 2016   

We are excited to announce that each of our three Hot Spot locations will offer digital-literacy workshops during Philly Tech Week (PTW) , April 29 – May 7. These workshops will delve… continue reading

By Harry F.   April 28, 2016   

The Philadelphia District-wide Parent & Guardian Survey is now available and the School District of Philadelphia wants to hear from you! The new survey was created with the help of… continue reading

By Julie B.   April 28, 2016    2

Last Thursday, the new South Philadelphia Library took a big step toward its opening, as an exciting piece of the puzzle was completed with the installation of the Maurice Sendak Chertoff… continue reading

By Kate C.   April 27, 2016   

In honor of his 452nd birthday on this past Saturday, April 23, 2016—the second night of Passover... The Hebrews had been prosperous in Egypt, growing and multiplying. But the new Pharaoh… continue reading

By Julie B.   April 26, 2016   

2016: It's an election year and Philadelphia is hosting the Democratic National Convention!  The Free Library wanted to get in on the fun, so join us as we launch an exciting new… continue reading

By Autumn M.   April 25, 2016   

Prince . One word. One being. Thousands of songs. Millions of fans . A purple pop polymath. That guitar SOUND! And now, he's left this mortal coil (as if he could ever be contained by it in… continue reading

By Peter SM   April 22, 2016    1

The Philadelphia Jazz Project and the Free Library of Philadelphia ’s season of concerts meditating on what the Great Migration means for our city’s musical DNA is nearing the final… continue reading

By Perry G.   April 21, 2016   

Librarians in the Music Department and the New Americans Committee invite you to celebrate the unique cultural heritage of Philadelphia’s immigrant communities with the New Americans Spring… continue reading

By Perry G.   April 12, 2016   

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 11, 2016   

The Free Library is excited to host several science-based children’s programs in 16 of its neighborhood libraries—as well as a number of kitchen-science programs at the Culinary… continue reading

By Julie B.   April 11, 2016   

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