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As Philadelphia students gear up to return to school at the end of the month, we hope you’ll join the Blanche A. Nixon/Cobbs Creek Library on Friday, August 27 from 12:00 p.m.–3:00… continue reading Join the Cobbs Creek Library for a Community Fair!

By written by Kate C.    August 25, 2021   

by Steven Doncaster myPlace locations across Philadelphia help adults earn high school diplomas and get ready for the workplace. As the summer comes to an end and the school year starts, are you… continue reading myPLACE Is Your Place for Adult Education!

By written by Administrator    August 24, 2021   

Many students, parents, caregivers, and teachers are wondering what the upcoming school year is going to look like. The Free Library is here to help you!   Back to School Basics The first day… continue reading Back to School Resources for Students, Families, and Teachers

By written by Emily S.    August 23, 2021   

Mashed, chopped, whole, frozen, fresh, or dried—bananas are a whole food that are nutritious to eat and flexible to use in cooking! This snack is made with just two ingredients, banana, and… continue reading That's Bananas!

By written by Shayna M.    August 20, 2021   

Jashn-e-Azadi Mubarak! Happy Independence Day! This past Saturday, August 14, was Pakistan’s Independence Day. Formed in 1947, Pakistan celebrated 74 years of its independence and freedom… continue reading Celebrating Pakistan's Independence Day with Music, Film, and Literature!

By written by Inaara S.    August 18, 2021    3

Sunday Fundays, a program series of stories and songs featuring mindfulness, meditation, and movement in celebration of Jewish culture, is a partnership between Folkshul and the Free Library.… continue reading Sunday Funday Yoga Storytime with Folkshul

By written by Becky S.    August 17, 2021   

by Lillian B. and Jake T. Afraid of shots or needles? Have questions about protecting your health? Get excited to learn with us this National Immunization Awareness Month ! Primarily,… continue reading It’s National Immunization Awareness Month!

By written by Administrator    August 16, 2021   

This year marks the 20th anniversary of Free Comic Book Day ! The all-ages event was founded in 2001 to encourage both curious, first-time comic book readers and seasoned comic book fans alike,… continue reading The Return of Free Comic Book Day!

By written by Peter SM    August 13, 2021   

The ongoing pandemic has elevated stress levels, anxiety, uncertainty, depression, and loneliness within our communities. So what if we took a moment to reflect on self-care? Members of the… continue reading Join Us in Joyful Acts of Mindfulness: In Joy, Take Care

By written by Valentín S.    August 12, 2021   

The Nourishing Literacy team and friends have created color-coded spice blends for our Rainbow Pantry. What colorful spices do you enjoy using?   Black Spice Blend Toni created a black spice… continue reading The Rainbow Pantry: Spice Blends!

By written by Shayna M.    August 11, 2021   

Last year, the Free Library put out a contest call for artwork from high school students. Deyania Sanders’ art teacher encouraged her to submit her designs and she was selected to be our… continue reading An Update from Our Summer of Wonder Teen Artist Deyania Sanders

By written by Emily S.    August 10, 2021   

In honor of  Book Lovers Day , our staff shared what a perfect day of reading looks like to them, and we're inspired! Here's to a marvelous day of celebrating our favorite… continue reading Happy Book Lovers Day!

By written by Kate C.    August 9, 2021   

Beans bring a lot to the table! Taste, color, and flavor are among their positive qualities. They add nutrition to meals, containing protein, fiber, vitamins, and minerals. These burgers in the… continue reading How Have You Bean?

By written by Shayna M.    August 6, 2021   

What do you get when a secret government agency assembles an equally secret team of supervillains and anti-heroes to fight against a worldwide threat? Sounds like a mission for The Suicide Squad !… continue reading The Suicide Squad are Dying to Save the World

By written by Peter SM    August 5, 2021   

Philadelphia residents recently got their bodies moving through two exciting community partnerships with the Free Library's Culinary Literacy Center's Healthy Communities programming!… continue reading Body Connections: It Starts with You!

By written by Valentín S.    August 4, 2021   

Ready for some new reads to escape this long, hot summer? Read on for fun and inspiring books to help get you through the dog days of August! Young Children (up to 2nd Grade) Bodies Are Cool by… continue reading New Titles Coming to the Free Library in August!

By written by Rachel F.    August 3, 2021   

The Parkway Central Children’s Department has been having loads of fun in the sun this summer, with outdoor programming in Shakespeare Park, including storytimes on weekday mornings and… continue reading I Love My Curls Author Janay Anderson Closes Out Summer of Wonder 2021

By written by Becky S.    August 2, 2021   

August is  Family Fun Month , and we think the Free Library is the perfect place to celebrate! Whether you're looking for outdoor in-person or virtual events or suggestions for… continue reading It's Family Fun Month!

By written by Kate C.    August 2, 2021   

Tomatoes are available in different sizes and colors—canned, dried, powdered, juiced, sauced, or fresh—and can be found in many different recipes and preparations. The tomatoes in the… continue reading Talking About Tomatoes!

By written by Shayna M.    July 30, 2021   

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