What if this holiday season you could skip the lines, dodge the crowds, avoid internet-search fatigue … and get the perfect gift for all the bookworms on your list? Some might call that a… continue reading

By Alexa L.   December 11, 2017   

Do you send out greeting cards around the holiday season? Families have been writing "Christmas Letters" for hundreds of years, but the commercially produced Christmas card is a little… continue reading

By Caitlin G.   December 8, 2017   

Welp, here we go again... This is what could happen if there are no Net Neutrality laws. Remember Net Neutrality ? If not, here's a refresher : In its simplest terms, Net Neutrality is the… continue reading

By Peter SM   December 8, 2017   

Author  Erin Entrada Kelly recently sat down with us in the  Children's Literature Research Collection  and spoke about illustration, cultural struggles, and how her childhood… continue reading

By Chris B.   December 7, 2017    1

Like the enormous condo building that is being erected on your block right now, the word "gentrification" has loomed large recently. Its definition is tough to pin down and experts have… continue reading

By Kalela W.   December 6, 2017   

Read by 4th is proud to announce we have been selected as a recipient of a 2018–2019 Barra Award ! Our campaign joins 43 exceptional nonprofit organizations in the Greater Philadelphia… continue reading

By Terah S.   December 5, 2017    1

The beloved Parkway Central Library, celebrating its 90th birthday this year, is a defining building in our city. It seems natural that the Free Library of Philadelphia’s flagship location… continue reading

By Julie B.   December 4, 2017    1

Saturday, December 2, 2017, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Volkmar Andreae (1879–1962). Kleine Suite (1917) Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887–1959). Uirapurú (1917) Sergei Prokofiev… continue reading

By Fleisher Collection   December 1, 2017   

The Free Library will celebrate the holiday season this December with a variety of events throughout the city!   On December 3, 10, and 17, Sundays on Stage will take over the auditorium at… continue reading

By Laura W.   December 1, 2017    3

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, whether you celebrate Hanukkah (December 12 – 20), the Winter Solstice (December 21), Christmas (December 25), Kwanzaa (December 26 –… continue reading

By Sarah S.   December 1, 2017   

A frequent visitor to the Free Library of Philadelphia is Geisel-winning illustrator Greg Pizzoli . Greg recently sat down with us in the Children's Literature Research Collection to discuss… continue reading

By Chris B.   December 1, 2017   

Ready or not, the holiday season is upon us. Keep your cool with some fun and escapist fiction titles for all ages, coming to neighborhood libraries in December. On the more serious side, may we… continue reading

By Paul A.   November 30, 2017    1

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

By Administrator   November 30, 2017   

Nature printing is a term that encompasses several different printmaking processes for making direct reproductions of natural objects. The simplest and most direct of these is something most… continue reading

By Alina J.   November 30, 2017   

The thing I like most about One Book, One Philadelphia is the chance to read outside of my experiences—to see the world through the eyes of someone living a very different lifestyle that I… continue reading

By Rachel F.   November 29, 2017   

When we hear the words "Picture book," we often think of young children, storytimes, and simple stories. This isn't the case, however. Even though children may be off to school,… continue reading

By Chris B.   November 28, 2017   

It’s a fest! Tacony’s annual Winterfest, of course, and this year also a library-fest! After a year and a half of undergoing extensive renovation and expansion,  Tacony Library… continue reading

By Julie B.   November 27, 2017    6

November is the quintessential month of community, tying the nation and families together in a cranberry and pumpkin spice-scented weave of traffic jams and tryptophan that decoct into something… continue reading

By Adiel L.   November 27, 2017   

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   

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