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Through This Lens , an exhibit of library materials that illustrates and discusses the camera work of African American photographers can be viewed on the 2nd floor landing of Parkway Central… continue reading Through This Lens: African American Photographers

By written by Alina J.    March 5, 2019    1

The Women’s Prize for Fiction is the UK’s most prestigious annual book award celebrating & honoring women’s fiction. Founded in 1996, the Prize was set up to celebrate… continue reading The 2019 Women's Prize for Fiction Longlist Announced

By written by Kim B.    March 4, 2019   

by Kile Smith The National Museum of Women in the Arts asked, "Can you name five women artists?" March is Women’s History Month , and Fleisher Discoveries is answering that… continue reading Fleisher Discoveries | #5WomenArtists (+1)

By written by Fleisher Collection    March 4, 2019    1

Our new title offerings for March are a fascinating combination of stories about people on the margins struggling to survive and new stories about some well-loved characters that you may remember.… continue reading New Titles Coming to the Free Library in March!

By written by Paul A.    March 1, 2019   

If you are reading this, chances are you are doing so on a computer, tablet, or smartphone. The advancement and use of digital devices is at the forefront of everyday learning. And for that… continue reading Digital Learning Day Engages Learners of All Ages!

By written by Peter SM    February 28, 2019    1

Throughout March and including International Women’s Day on March 8, the Free Library will join in the nationwide celebration of the vital role of women throughout American History during… continue reading March is Women’s History Month at the Free Library!

By written by Kate C.    February 28, 2019    2

What is a story? Perhaps the question isn’t what , but where . Every story I’ve read has taken me somewhere, twisting and turning the ground under me until I’m in a place I… continue reading #OneBookWednesday: Journeys

By written by Lo I.    February 27, 2019   

Are you a new parent or soon-to-be parent? Do you have questions about what activities support your baby’s language and literacy development? Have you been looking for opportunities for you… continue reading Read, Baby, Read Launching Spring Parent Circles for Spring 2019

By written by Molly B.    February 26, 2019   

Like lots of ‘80s kids, I grew up with repeats of The Monkees on television and couldn’t wait for my weekly Saturday morning dose of their hijinks and bubble gum pop. Unlike lots of… continue reading A Daydream Believer’s Tribute to Peter Tork

By written by Alix G.    February 25, 2019    4

If the winter blues have got you down, how about heading to your neighborhood library and taking advantage of everything a library card has to offer? Forty of our library locations are now… continue reading 40 Library Locations Now Offering Six Days of Service!

By written by Kate C.    February 25, 2019    3

Around this time of year, all the stories concerning film seem to be about the Academy Awards: Who will host ? What films were snubbed ? Who will actually take home an Oscar ? It's no secret… continue reading The History of Black Horror Movies

By written by Peter SM    February 22, 2019    1

February has been named American Heart Month , to raise awareness of how heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States while still being the most preventable. The average heart… continue reading Get Pumped Up for American Heart Month!

By written by Michelle Z.    February 22, 2019   

Even if you’ve never read Mary Shelley ’s groundbreaking novel Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus , you’ve certainly heard of the stiched-together monster the teenage mother… continue reading Immersive Multimedia Experience Breathes New Life into the Frankenstein Mythos

By written by Violet L.    February 21, 2019   

The last decade has produced a number of amazing, award-winning, and celebratory graphic novels featuring figures from African American history. Here are a few of my favorites that I would love to… continue reading Graphic Novels about Black History

By written by Rachel F.    February 20, 2019   

The Mysterious Travelers are back, and something special is brewing! For the past four years, the Free Library has teamed up with the Philadelphia Jazz Project for a concert series showcasing the… continue reading Join Us For The Mysterious Travelers All-Stars Winter Concert!

By written by Kate C.    February 19, 2019   

The Free Library helps people explore new worlds—through fictional tales of far-off places and its international music collections, as well as through its robust foreign-language… continue reading Visit the Passport Office at Northeast Regional Library

By written by Victoria G.    February 15, 2019    3

It’s 11:30 a.m. on a Tuesday morning and nearly a dozen seniors at the Fumo Family Library are stretching, strengthening, and sweating to Funk, Disco, and Soul tunes. While it’s not… continue reading Senior Strength Training Big Success at Fumo Family Library

By written by Abbe K.    February 15, 2019    1

It's Valentine’s Day and I feel like this is the perfect time to indulge in a good imaginary romance. I don’t know about you but I love a good teen romance novel: I love the… continue reading Young Adult Romance Novels to Warm Cold Hearts

By written by Rachel F.    February 14, 2019   

Throughout Jesmyn Ward’s Sing, Unburied, Sing , we see how the characters connect, or disconnect, from each other. The novel focuses in on relationships and what one needs for such… continue reading #OneBookWednesday: Natural Healing & Remedies

By written by Lo I.    February 13, 2019   

The last decades of the 19th century produced a backlash that diminished much of the progress made by blacks in the south after emancipation and led large numbers to travel to the… continue reading A History Minute | The Armstrong Association and The Berean Enterprise

By written by Sally F.    February 12, 2019    1

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