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May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month! You can celebrate the heritage, contributions, and writing of these diverse peoples through the Free Library’s Author Events Series.… continue reading Asian Pacific American Authors and Voices: Podcasts from the Author Events Archive

By written by Author Events    May 21, 2021   

The Hugo Awards are science fiction’s most prestigious prize. Books (and other media) nominated for a Hugo are always a stellar read, and you can read (and watch!) many of 2021's Hugo… continue reading Hugo Award Nominees Announced for 2021

By written by Shelley R.    May 20, 2021   

Have you been thinking about returning to school to obtain your high school diploma? Whether you want to qualify for a higher-paying job, get a promotion, continue your education, or… continue reading Take a GED® or HiSET® Preparation Course with the Free Library

By written by Rachel H.    May 19, 2021    1

Throughout the  Skills for Community-Centered Libraries initiative , we have shared experiences from our seven pilot sites as they tested the training series in their own libraries. We… continue reading A Final Update from Our Skills for Community-Centered Libraries National Partners

By written by Community-Centered Libraries    May 18, 2021   

In the month of May, we honor Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month , celebrating the history, culture, and contributions of the diverse Americans who belong to communities… continue reading Honor Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with Your Family

By written by Emily S.    May 17, 2021    1

Read, Baby, Read is a Free Library initiative focused on encouraging early literacy development among infants and young toddlers under two years old. We work with 12 participating libraries across… continue reading Read, Baby, Read Presents Early Literacy Ideas: Water!

By written by Sarah J.    May 14, 2021   

I always wanted to explore creative writing! It’s fascinating to understand what tools and mechanisms writers use to craft a story or a poem. Creating with words is an amazing and fun… continue reading Creative Writing: Discovering Your Inner Voice

By written by Mary Marques    May 13, 2021    2

by Kait P. with meaningful contributions by Chrissy D. It's Alright to Cry!  Have you ever wondered why onions make you cry? When was the last time you shed some tears while just… continue reading Cooking with Onions: Multi-Layered!

By written by Shayna M.    May 12, 2021   

When Frank Stephens, Jr., passed away in March at the age of 89, many mourned the loss of a friend and colleague. Others were hearing about Frank for the first time. And it was an opportunity for… continue reading Frank Stephens, Jr.: A Free Library Legacy

By written by Administrator    May 11, 2021    2

The Free Library's Culinary Literacy Center is excited to bring back A Taste of Latin American Heritage , a workshop produced by Oldways , this upcoming spring! These recipes honor and… continue reading Celebrate Latin American Cuisine and Heritage This Spring!

By written by Valentín S.    May 10, 2021   

As part of our ongoing series  of blog posts highlighting our awesome staff throughout the Free Library of Philadelphia, today we take some time to speak with Mary Westbrook, a children's… continue reading Meet Your Library Staff: Mary Westbrook - Children's Librarian

By written by Kate C.    May 7, 2021   

Mother's Day is coming up this Sunday, and what better way to celebrate either in person or virtually, from near or far, than with a great picture book? Celebrate the ones you love with these… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Mother’s Day

By written by Monica C.    May 7, 2021   

This May we have a little something for everyone: we're honoring mothers with a fun and unusual picture book, celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in our middle… continue reading New Titles Coming to the Free Library in May!

By written by Rachel F.    May 6, 2021   

Do you have a young scientist at home? An endless Lego tower builder or a spaceship dreamer? A robot creator or future climate-change solver? Sign up for a new virtual summertime science adventure… continue reading Add Some Science to Your Summer with the Franklin Institute

By written by Emily S.    May 6, 2021   

Have you experienced job disruption over the past year? Do you feel stuck in a low-paying job? Are you wanting a new or better employment situation? If you answered "yes" to any of these… continue reading Exciting News for Job Seekers: Announcing Philly Career Launch

By written by Administrator    May 5, 2021    2

Today, fans across the world celebrate Star Wars Day ! We were first introduced to George Lucas' Star Wars universe in 1977 (later retitled Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope ) and since then… continue reading May the 4th Be With You!

By written by Tuesday C.    May 4, 2021   

The primary election is coming up on Tuesday, May 18, and many of our  neighborhood libraries  will again serve as designated voting locations. These libraries will be closed for library… continue reading 37 Free Library Locations to Serve as Polling Places for May 18 Primary Election

By written by Kate C.    May 3, 2021   

Happy Children's Book Week ! Established in 1919, Children's Book Week is an annual celebration of children's books and reading, and is the longest-running national literacy initiative… continue reading Children's Book Week | Miss Mary Loves This Book! (And This One, and This One, and This One, and This One...!)

By written by Mary W.    May 3, 2021    1

May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month ! As part of the celebration, let’s dive into recent picture books created by Asian authors and/or illustrators. This is just a small… continue reading Picture Books Highlights | Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

By written by Monica C.    April 30, 2021   

The Free Library of Philadelphia has begun actively seeking candidates for its new President and Director. The search process is being conducted by a 22-member Search Committee, with assistance… continue reading The Free Library Launches Search for New Director

By written by Administrator    April 29, 2021   

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