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There’s treasure in your neighborhood if you know where to look! Southwest Philadelphia families are invited to hunt down treasure troves of books to kick-off Summer of Wonder in June.… continue reading Start Summer of Wonder with a Treasure Hunt

By written by Rachel R.    May 25, 2022   

Residents can get out of the heat and into an air-conditioned space at a neighborhood library with access to books, computers, wireless internet, and other library amenities. Masks are strongly… continue reading Cooling Centers Open at Select Libraries This Weekend: Saturday, May 21 and Sunday, May 22

By written by Administrator    May 20, 2022   

It is the 20th year of the One Book, One Philadelphia project, and as special as that is on its own, it is made all the more exciting due to the fact that this year’s title, … continue reading Upcoming Events with a Philly-Based One Book!

By written by Nell M.    May 16, 2022   

Philadelphians, we need to talk! Join your neighbors at eight Free Library of Philadelphia libraries between May 23 and June 30th, to watch and discuss individual episodes of the award winning PBS… continue reading Let's Talk: Philly D.A.

By written by Adam F.    May 12, 2022    1

Primary Election Day is Tuesday, May 17, 2022 and many of our neighborhood libraries will again serve as designated voting locations. Polls are open from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.; anyone in line… continue reading 36 Free Library Locations Will Serve as Polling Places for the Tuesday, May 17 Primary Election

By written by Jenn D.    May 10, 2022   

Happy National Bike Month ! Founded in 1956 by the League of American Bicyclists, National Bicycle Month is full of activities and initiatives to inspire people to take to the road on bikes rather… continue reading Bicycling Resources for National Bike Month

By written by Megan M.    May 5, 2022   

Mother’s Day can be so many things! For some it is a day for celebrating together as a family, for others it may be a phone or zoom call from far away, and for others still it is a… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Mother's Day

By written by Monica C.    May 5, 2022   

Summer is a time of growth, fruit, and bloom, when life on this planet feels abundant and vibrant. It might be a season when we feel more aware of other beings living alongside us, even here in… continue reading Join Science in the Summer to Be a Biologist!

By written by Emily S.    May 4, 2022    3

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

By written by Monica C.    May 3, 2022   

From May 2nd to May 8th, the country will be celebrating Children's Book Week , an annual celebration that promotes the joy of reading to children and young people. The event began a little… continue reading Children's Book Week & the Free Library

By written by Chris B.    May 3, 2022   

Are you a creative, engaged student who is passionate about writing, reading, performing, and experiencing poetry? Are you equally passionate about working with your peers and other students to… continue reading Are You Philadelphia’s Next Youth Poet Laureate?

By written by Kris L.    May 2, 2022    3

It's Jewish-American Heritage Month. Jewish-Americans have a rich and storied history and culture of our own. Many things we think of as chiefly Jewish are actually distinctly Jewish-American:… continue reading Jewish-American Heritage Month 2022

By written by Shelley R.    May 2, 2022   

We have a little something for everyone in these new titles coming to the Free Library of Philadelphia this May! Young Children (up to 2nd Grade) Yes We Will: Asian Americans Who Shaped This… continue reading New Titles Coming to the Free Library in May!

By written by Rachel F.    May 2, 2022   

You’ve most likely noticed when you visit your neighborhood library, all the books intended for school age children have a “j” label placed on the spine (sometimes… continue reading Four Young Ladies Show Courage

By written by Jeff B.    April 26, 2022   

It's the eve of the 20th season of  One Book, One Philadelphia , and the opening event is tomorrow, Wednesday, April 27 at 7:30 p.m., featuring a conversation… continue reading The One Book, One Philadelphia Kickoff Is Upon Us!

By written by Nell M.    April 26, 2022   

Written by Isabel S. April 23 marks the day that we traditionally celebrate William Shakespeare’s birth and deathday, though neither of those occasions are confirmed to have actually been on… continue reading Rosemary for Shakespeare

By written by Administrator    April 25, 2022   

Every day is a good day to learn about how you can take care of the Earth and put that knowledge into action. I think one of the reasons some people have trouble acknowledging holidays like… continue reading Happy Earth Day!

By written by Kamilah C.    April 22, 2022   

In the summer of 2019, my fiancée and I spent one weekend volunteering for the Special Olympics in New Jersey. He volunteered for the organization back when he is college and a couple… continue reading It's Volunteer Recognition Day!

By written by Kamilah C.    April 20, 2022   

Just in time for spring cleaning, N. C. Wyeth's The Old Woman Tost Up in a Basket is back on display in Up Above: Thinking About the Skies in Parkway Central Library. Creating and… continue reading Up Above: Thinking about the "Little Old Lady Tost Up in a Basket"

By written by Chris B.    April 19, 2022    2

It’s never too late to take personal inventory and check in with yourself. How is your mental health? When was the last time you drank some water or ate a fully balanced meal? Can you… continue reading April is Stress Awareness Month

By written by Kamilah C.    April 11, 2022    3

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