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What’s better than a fun Free Library storytime with your little one? How about a fun Free Library storytime complete with some of Philly’s most iconic eats just steps away?… continue reading Join the Free Library for a Storytime in Reading Terminal Market!

By written by Kate C.    April 18, 2019    2

If you had told me a few years ago that I would be fully obsessed with either ice hockey or fencing by way of comics I would have laughed SO HARD. I’m barely into watching baseball or… continue reading Rah! Rah! Sis Boom Bah!: Let's Hear It for Sports Comics and Manga!

By written by Rachel F.    April 17, 2019   

Dublin 2019: An Irish Worldcon announced the finalists for the 2019 Hugo Awards on April 2. The awards are the most prestigious in the science fiction genre, honoring literature and media as well… continue reading Hugo Awards Finalists Announced for 2019

By written by Kim B.    April 17, 2019   

Many things go missing – overdue books, keys, socks in the dryer – but none of those can compare with the gravity of when a person simply disappears. Approximately 90,000 people are… continue reading The Mystery of Missing Persons

By written by Violet L.    April 16, 2019   

We’re back for another edition of Picture Book Highlights – a series where we put the spotlight on a book that has been ordered for all neighborhood libraries . Earlier this year we… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Owls Are Good At Keeping Secrets

By written by Monica C.    April 15, 2019   

A Voice for Peace, Concord, and Harmony: XIII International Poetry Festival in Philadelphia will congregate poets from Latin America, Spain, and the United States in an evening of verse and music… continue reading Poetry Reading Circle: Celebremos Global Peace!

By written by Mary Marques    April 12, 2019    2

Tamoul Quakhaan is a Library Supervisor 1 / Training and Development Assistant in the Human Resources Department and a participant in Cohort 1 of the Skills for Community-Centered Libraries… continue reading Go Digital! Community Access to Subscription Databases

By written by Community-Centered Libraries    April 11, 2019    3

Dive into film, international fashion, current events, and more with the newest additions to our digital magazines subscriptions through RBdigital . New World Language Magazines Read at your… continue reading New Digital Magazines: Glossies from Africa to Latin America

By written by Jamie B.    April 10, 2019   

by Nick Bunch Ding, ding!! HONK! Screeeeeech! That’s the sound of the Free Library Book Bike rolling into a community event near you! Warm weather is on its way and we can’t wait to… continue reading #NationalLibraryWeek: It’s Bookmobile Day!

By written by Administrator    April 10, 2019   

Dreaming of summer? We know your children and students are, too. But did you know that over the summer, students can lose three months of reading skills gained in school? This loss can make it… continue reading Preparing for Summer with the Summer Camp Challenge!

By written by Elizabeth K.    April 9, 2019   

Today as part of National Library Week , we’re joining the American Library Association (ALA) in celebrating National Library Workers Day and the real heroes behind who we are and what we… continue reading #NationalLibraryWeek: Happy National Library Workers Day!

By written by Kate C.    April 9, 2019    1

Eight years ago, HBO debuted a trailer for a new series called Game of Thrones . (My colleague’s 2011 blog post previewed the show and highlighted the books in our collection.) I was… continue reading Game of Thrones Returns

By written by Christina P.    April 8, 2019   

It’s here, it’s here! It’s one of our favorite weeks of the year: National Library Week ! Founded in 1958, this is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation’s… continue reading #NationalLibraryWeek: It’s Time to Celebrate Libraries!

By written by Kate C.    April 8, 2019   

If you’ve spent time visiting any of the Free Library’s 54 neighborhood library locations or reading this blog , you know that we’ve got something for everyone. With over 25,000… continue reading #MyFreeLibrary: What Is YOUR Free Library Story?

By written by Kate C.    April 5, 2019    3

It’s safe to say that Parkway Central Library is not your grandmother’s library. It’s equally safe to say that some special new books gracing the shelves of The Heim Center and… continue reading 21st Century Books for a 21st Century Library

By written by Alix G.    April 5, 2019    2

The newest superhero to take flight on the silver screen calls Philadelphia his home and viewers will be able to spot the Art Museum, the William Penn statue, the LOVE sculpture, and various… continue reading Look! Up in the Philly Skyline! It's a Bird! It's a Plane! It's... Shazam!?

By written by Peter SM    April 4, 2019   

When Julian Abele completed his design for the Parkway Central Library in 1926, he likely could not have imagined how different libraries would look in the 21st century. The expansive hallways… continue reading The Robert and Eileen Kennedy Heim Center: A Public Space Unlike Any Other in Philadelphia

By written by Andrew N.    April 4, 2019    1

Over the weekend, the French filmmaker Agnès Varda died at the age of 90. She was, and had been for decades, one of the world’s greatest living directors. Often called the grandmother… continue reading Remembering French Filmmaker Agnès Varda

By written by Clare F.    April 3, 2019   

Game of Thrones is coming back to HBO, did you know that? I mean, how could we miss it—am I right? I’m guessing that you’ve been waiting like everyone else with baited breath to… continue reading YA Books to Read While You Wait for Game of Thrones to Return

By written by Rachel F.    April 3, 2019    2

Guess what? The Field Teen Center at the Free Library officially opens to the public on April 12, 2019! The 4,000 square feet space is the first ever specifically designed for teens at the Parkway… continue reading The Field Teen Center is Ready for You!

By written by Kris L.    April 3, 2019    1

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