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If you’re a teen who likes to read and write fan fiction, or if you know a teen who does, you’re in good company at the Field Teen Center . Fan fiction, also called "fanfic"… continue reading Indulge Yourself: Exploring Fanfic and Fan Culture with Field Teen Center

By written by Yona Y.    March 8, 2023   

Like comics? You're going to love this! Our newest electronic resources from ComicsPlus   bring thousands of digital comics, graphic novels, and manga from a variety of… continue reading ComicsPlus is Here!

By written by Sharyl O.    March 7, 2023   

March is National Women’s History Month , and the Free Library’s author events series will feature five related authors who are making history in literary fiction, the business world,… continue reading 5 Upcoming Author Events for Women's History Month

By written by Jason F.    March 6, 2023   

Whether real or imaginary, maps guide travelers, define characteristics of a region, and illustrate values and perspectives.   How did the location of Marvel’s Wakanda come to fruition?… continue reading Mapping Imagination: The Art of World-Building

By written by Administrator    March 6, 2023    5

A sure sign that spring is around the corner is the start of The Philadelphia Flower Show , a tradition that dates back to 1829. After a long winter, it's such a joy to see flowers… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Flower Power

By written by Monica C.    March 6, 2023   

If you like documentaries, world cinema, or films for kids, we think you will love our latest electronic resource: Access Videos! These  three collections  have no monthly watch limits… continue reading New Databases from Access Videos on Demand

By written by Sharyl O.    March 3, 2023    2

Summer is on its way, once again. If you will be working with Philly kids at an existing summer camp program, we welcome you to join us in the Summer Camp Challenge! Whether it’s your… continue reading Join the Summer Camp Challenge!

By written by Emily S.    March 3, 2023    5

Spring is the season of growth and renewal. Do your new goals include getting a new job, pivoting to a new field, or learning some new skills?  Check out upcoming virtual career… continue reading Spring Into a New Career With Free Virtual Career Workshops

By written by Steven D.    March 1, 2023   

Here in the northern hemisphere, the month of March is known for its changeable nature — predictable unpredictability, you might say! After all, it is the start of spring, a season of thaw… continue reading Women’s History is for Everyone, Especially Kids and Teens

By written by Emily S.    March 1, 2023   

What is Overdrive? Overdrive is the Free Library of Philadelphia’s portal to thousands of e-books, e-audiobooks, and e-magazines that you can read for free using your Free Library of… continue reading The Overdrive App is Being Replaced with Libby

By written by Sharyl O.    March 1, 2023    13

March is Women's History Month , and the Free Library is excited to spend the month celebrating!  Women's History Month as we know it today began as a celebration of Women's… continue reading It's Women's History Month at the Library!

By written by Kate C.    March 1, 2023   

This March, we're celebrating Women's History Month by exploring titles created by and featuring women! Our children's titles feature adventure and inspiration, while… continue reading New Titles Coming to the Free Library in March!

By written by Rachel F.    February 28, 2023   

Did you know? This year, February 27 is National Polar Bear Day. A day to celebrate and learn about polar bears is always a good day! A great place to start is right here at the library — we… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | National Polar Bear Day

By written by Monica C.    February 27, 2023   

The City of Philadelphia in conjunction with the Free Library administered the title of Youth Poet Laureate to Telicia Darius in September 2022. This civic position recognizes an exceptional poet… continue reading "La femme noir" by Philadelphia's Youth Poet Laureate, Telicia Darius

By written by Administrator    February 27, 2023   

The Free Library of Philadelphia is thrilled to announce Saturday hours at 10 of our neighborhood library branches. Beginning Saturday, February 25, 2023 , the following branches will be open from… continue reading 10 Neighborhood Free Library Branches Will Be Open on Saturdays

By written by Administrator    February 23, 2023    25

The Education, Philosophy, and Religion Department strives to offer engaging and informative programs that touch on the wide variety of topics included within our collection of materials. Our… continue reading Explore the Message of Swami Vivekananda With Our Interfaith Reading Group

By written by Alex B.    February 21, 2023   

It’s Black History Month and the Free Library has an extensive archive of podcasts and videos to help you celebrate a diverse range of writers working in politics, fiction, food, poetry,… continue reading Celebrating Black Voices with the Free Library Podcast

By written by Jason F.    February 16, 2023   

One Book, One Philadelphia is a signature project of the Free Library of Philadelphia that promotes literacy, library usage, and civic dialogue by encouraging the entire greater Philadelphia area… continue reading Announcing the 2023 One Book, One Philadelphia Selections

By written by Bridget G.    February 15, 2023    5

This February as we celebrate Black History Month, we want to recommend some pictures books published in 2022 that were written and/or illustrated by Black creators. In the following list,… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Black History Month

By written by Monica C.    February 13, 2023   

Are you ready for some football?! We are! We can't wait to watch our Philadelphia Eagles take on the Kansas City Chiefs this Sunday night at 6:30 p.m. from State Farm Stadium in Glendale,… continue reading Fly, Eagles, Fly! 5 Ways to Celebrate the Big Game with the Free Library

By written by Kate C.    February 10, 2023   

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