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Here's some exciting news to close out National Poetry Month : Philadelphia Poet Laureate Raquel Salas Rivera has been selected by the Academy of American Poets as one of 13 recipients of a… continue reading Raquel Salas Rivera Receives Academy of American Poets Laureate Fellowship

By written by Kate C.    April 30, 2019   

Here at the Culinary Literacy Center, we use food as a lens to see and experience the world around us. Unfortunately, the food system we take part in can also mirror larger societal inequities.… continue reading Help to Fight Food Insecurity at the Annual Good Food For All Conference

By written by Suzanna U.    April 29, 2019    1

On May 13, the Free Library's Special Collections Division will present Our Five Senses , the first family friendly, fully-interactive exhibition at the Free Library. The exhibition connects… continue reading Our Five Senses | A New Family Friendly, Fully-Interactive Exhibition

By written by Chris B.    April 29, 2019    5

Harper Lee was born on April 28, 1926 in Monroeville, Alabama. She died in 2016 in the same small Southern town, leaving many mourning her death. Her legacy lives on today most notably through her… continue reading Harper Lee and Complicating an American Classic

By written by Lo I.    April 25, 2019   

In my version of a perfect world, there are two kinds of fiction readers: Those who have already read (and loved) multi-award-winning author N.K Jemisin 's work and those who will. Soon. If… continue reading Are You an N.K. Jemisin Fan Yet?

By written by Kim B.    April 24, 2019   

Philadelphia’s Science Festival is back for a week of all things science. The week-long festival is hosted by the Franklin Institute and offers hundreds of free and low-cost programs across… continue reading Celebrate All Things Science at Your Neighborhood Library During the Philadelphia Science Festival!

By written by Elizabeth K.    April 23, 2019   

As the mercury rises this summer in Philly, get hot on the trail of... A re-opened cold case with one of America’s most dogged investigative journalists . Explore your epicurean side with… continue reading Summer 2019 Author Events Preview!

By written by Author Events    April 22, 2019    2

The winners of the 2019 Pulitzer Prizes were announced at Columbia University in New York City on Monday, April 15. The Pulitzers recognize achievements in newspaper, magazine and online… continue reading The 2019 Pulitzer Prize Winners Are...

By written by Peter SM    April 18, 2019   

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   

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