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Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Heritage Month celebrates generations of AAPI contributions to American history, society, and culture. Initially founded as… continue reading May is AANHPI Heritage Month

By written by Bridget G.    May 1, 2024    2

There's a lot to celebrate this month — spring has sprung, Mother's Day is around the corner, and it's Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month! Young… continue reading New Titles Coming to the Free Library in May

By written by Rachel F.    April 26, 2024   

The Free Library’s Author Events program recently added numerous events to its spring and summer lineups. Here are ten events we’re excited about — along with some… continue reading Author Events Upcoming Spring and Summer Highlights

By written by Jason F.    April 25, 2024   

Teens often come into McPherson Square Library during the summer months looking for jobs, which inspired the library staff to host their first Teen Job Fair in 2021. Three years later, this has… continue reading Teen Job Fair at McPherson Square Library on Tuesday, April 30

By written by Vincent E.    April 24, 2024   

Languages and Learning is the Free Library of Philadelphia's department for adult education support, connecting patrons seeking Adult Basic Education, English Language Learner , and World… continue reading New Adult Learning Titles in the Free Library's Catalog

By written by Betsy M.    April 24, 2024   

From classics like In Cold Blood and Helter Skelter to recent bestsellers like In Light of All Darkness and If You Tell , readers love true crime. In addition to generating chills and thrills, a… continue reading 19th Century True Crime at the Free Library

By written by Ben R.    April 19, 2024   

Looking for free and low-cost summer activities that are safe and adult-supervised for children, teens, and families? The 2024 City of Philadelphia Parent and Youth Resource Fair will be held… continue reading The Philadelphia Parent and Youth Resource Fair is Saturday, April 27

By written by Bridget G.    April 19, 2024    2

Baseball: for over a century, the game has been known as "America’s favorite pastime." During the early parts of the 20th century, tuning in to a baseball game on the… continue reading Collection Spotlight: Highlights from the Negro Leagues

By written by Chris M.    April 19, 2024    1

Primary Election Day is  Tuesday, April 23, 2024 , and 28 of our neighborhood libraries will serve as designated voting locations. Polls are open from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.… continue reading 28 Libraries Will Serve As Polling Places for the April 23, 2024 Primary Election

By written by Bridget G.    April 18, 2024   

Every April, people all over the world celebrate Autism Acceptance Month ! You might’ve heard of this annual event called Autistic Awareness Month before. Thanks to the work of… continue reading Neurodiverse Reads for Autism Acceptance Month

By written by Meredith M.    April 17, 2024   

April is both Celebrate Diversity Month and National Poetry Month. Therefore, it is the perfect time to shine a spotlight on the City of Philadelphia's Poet Laureate and Youth Poet Laureate,… continue reading Celebrating Diversity Through Poetry in Philly and Beyond

By written by Free Library Foundation    April 15, 2024   

The Free Library’s mission is to advance literacy, guide learning, and inspire curiosity for all Philadelphians. You’re probably familiar with our many branches and departments, along… continue reading Languages and Learning: Adult Education at the Free Library

By written by Meredith M.    April 11, 2024    4

An adrenaline rush is defined as a physical feeling of intense excitement and stimulation caused by the release of adrenaline from the adrenal glands. That’s gnarly! Do you know what… continue reading Want To Learn How to Skateboard?

By written by Brianna V.    April 10, 2024   

National Library Week is April 7–13, 2024, and we encourage everyone to visit the Free Library of Philadelphia to celebrate this year’s theme: Ready, Set, Library! But first,… continue reading Promoting Literacy with the Free Library of Philadelphia

By written by Free Library Foundation    April 4, 2024   

Do you love the Free Library of Philadelphia? Whether you have fond childhood memories or recently attended your first event at one of our many locations , millions rely on this important… continue reading Library Giving Day: Support the Free Library on April 3, 2024

By written by Free Library Foundation    April 2, 2024   

The exhibition Into the Night features two paintings by N. C. Wyeth, The Admiral's Ghost and Snow-Drop . The first's title is somewhat explanatory ( It's a ghost! ), but the… continue reading Snow-Drop: A Märchen, a Mouse, and a Mystery

By written by Chris B.    April 2, 2024   

We Are What We Eat  is on view from  Monday, April 1–Friday, August 30, 2024  on the Third Floor of Parkway Central Library  in the Dietrich Gallery. "Food is more… continue reading We Are What We Eat: An Exhibition from Special Collections

By written by Administrator    April 1, 2024    1

The Free Library's newest exhibition from the Special Collections Division,  We Are What We Eat , explores the intersection of food, community, and identity. On view in the… continue reading We Are What We Eat: Recipes and Resources

By written by Administrator    April 1, 2024    1

Philly Career Launch Career Exploration Workshop sessions will take place this April, May, and June at various Free Library locations  and community sites throughout Philadelphia. Have… continue reading Join Philly Career Launch for Our Career Exploration Workshops

By written by Annette M.    April 1, 2024    7

Something very special is happening on Monday, April 8 : a total solar eclipse will cross North America from Mexico to Canada! After April 8, the next solar eclipse viewable from… continue reading Get Ready for the 2024 Solar Eclipse on Monday, April 8!

By written by Jennifer E.    April 1, 2024   

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