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September is Adult Education Month and the Free Library is excited to announce the launch of the Languages and Learning Center at Parkway Central Library , a center dedicated to supporting the… continue reading Announcing the Languages and Learning Center!

By written by Liz A.    September 16, 2019    1

As you may have read in the news, recent changes in the publishing industry will soon impact library customers’ access to some newly released ebook titles. Macmillan Publishers—one of… continue reading Changes to ebook Lending Coming to a Library Near You

By written by Administrator    September 13, 2019    3

In the course of a casual conversation with a new acquaintance this summer, chatter turned—as it inevitably does, when one of you works in a library—first to books, then to mystery… continue reading Happy Birthday, Agatha Christie!

By written by Alix G.    September 13, 2019   

Whether you've voted or not in the past few years for national or local elections, you may or may not know that voting security has become an ever-increasing concern. A bipartisan report by… continue reading New Voting Machine Demonstrations at a Neighborhood Library Near You!

By written by Peter SM    September 12, 2019   

The Culinary Literacy Center has been cooking up summer fun for youth over the last five years through the Summer Thyme Cooks program. This past summer, the Nourishing Literacy team piloted… continue reading Summer Thyme Camp In Review

By written by Shayna M.    September 10, 2019   

In addition to Library Card Sign-Up Month (woo-hoo!), September is National Literacy Month! As you would expect, literacy is very near and dear to our hearts here at the Free Library, and a core… continue reading We're Here For You During National Literacy Month!

By written by Kate C.    September 10, 2019   

Thanks to the Free Library’s huge selection of digital media , most of our patrons know that their library cards gain them access to books, music, movies, and more that travel with… continue reading A Library Card Keeps You Movin’ and Groovin’

By written by Clare F.    September 9, 2019   

During this fall season of Free Library Author Events , we’re seeing a lot of cultural connections between our authors and speakers. Let’s talk about the events taking place two days… continue reading Fall 2019 Author Events: Cultural Connections

By written by Author Events    September 9, 2019    1

Today is National Read a Book Day , and as a book lover and Free Library staff member it’s my sworn duty to encourage everyone I meet today to pick up a book, so expect some recommendations… continue reading Celebrate National Read a Book Day!

By written by Christine M.    September 6, 2019   

I waited until the last possible minute to write this blog. I’m not joking. When I took on the assignment, I made a joke about how ironic it would be to turn in a blog about procrastination,… continue reading Fight Procrastination Day!

By written by Kamilah C.    September 6, 2019   

It's September—time to celebrate National Grandparents Day ! And what better way to celebrate than to share a picture book with your very special grandpa/grandma? Below are three… continue reading Spend Some Quality Time This Grandparents Day with These New Picture Books!

By written by Monica C.    September 5, 2019   

All throughout Library Card Sign-Up Month , we're sharing library card fun facts and information about the ways you can use a Free Library card. From books, movies, and DVDs to musical… continue reading Library Card Sign-Up Month | "Unlock a World of Possibilities Today"

By written by Kate C.    September 5, 2019    3

School is back in session! If you’re a caregiver, your mind is probably buzzing with questions like: Is my child a strong reader ? What subject will my child fall in love with this year?… continue reading Back to School 2019: Becoming an Attendance Hero with Read by 4th!

By written by Enni A.    September 4, 2019    1

I’ll let constellations form and fall off this tongue Mold planets out of clay with clay with these hands, Create a whole universe behind these eyes I’ll spread myself across the sky… continue reading Meet the 2019-2020 Youth Poet Laureate!

By written by Andrew N.    September 4, 2019    3

Looking for a chance to learn or practice a world language like Spanish, Italian, or Mandarin Chinese? Interested in meeting new people, learning to cook a new recipe, and having a great time?… continue reading Language Learning at the Free Library During Adult Education Month!

By written by Lindsay S.    September 4, 2019    1

Today is a big day, Philly! It marks the first day of school for the School District of Philadelphia , as the 2019-2020 school year is now officially underway! To celebrate, a few of our trusty… continue reading Ah, the First Day of School...

By written by Kate C.    September 3, 2019   

September is Library Card Sign-up Month, and we just wanted to remind you that securing your very own Free Library of Philadelphia library card is both easy and valuable! You can sign up online or… continue reading September is Library Card Sign-Up Month!

By written by Kate C.    September 3, 2019   

Summer is almost over but you can extend the season of fun a bit longer with a gripping adventure or fantasy story. Or try one of the new nonfiction titles about women in ISIS or from best-selling… continue reading New Titles Coming to the Free Library in September!

By written by Paul A.    August 30, 2019   

The calendar still says August, and the weather forecast still says summer, but the new school year is just around the corner— School District of Philadelphia will ring the bell to begin… continue reading Go Back to School with the Free Library!

By written by Jess P.    August 30, 2019    1

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