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Parenting is a journey filled with surprises, and toddlers have a remarkable knack for turning the ordinary into the extraordinary . One such memorable moment in our household occurred when our… continue reading The Wall of Creativity: Embracing Your Toddler’s Creativity One Scribble at a Time!

By written by Kimberly G.    February 26, 2024   

Lately, there has been a resurgence of interest in African Americans' contributions to the classical music genre. Boston Conservatory is set to have a Florence Price Birthday Celebration… continue reading African American History in the Fleisher Collection

By written by Danielle T.    February 22, 2024   

The Free Library's podcast archive  dates back more than 25 years and features scores of author talks to help you commemorate, celebrate, and reflect on Black History Month . Even in just… continue reading Compelling Black Stories from the Free Library Podcast

By written by Jason F.    February 21, 2024   

Spread the word: Sundays on Stage is back this spring! This season we will host live performances on Saturdays in the Montgomery Auditorium at Parkway Central Library . After nearly four years of… continue reading Sundays on Stage is Back … on Saturdays this Season!

By written by Kayla H.    February 20, 2024    6

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 2024 One Book, One Philadelphia Selections

By written by Terence W.    February 15, 2024   

The Free Library of Philadelphia is actively restoring six-day service to more of our neighborhood library locations throughout the city. Saturday hours are being rolled out in waves; more… continue reading Six-Day Service Beginning at More Neighborhood Free Library Branches

By written by Administrator    February 15, 2024    11

The last Thursday of February each year is known as  Digital Learning Day — a day dedicated to innovative, future-focused education that utilizes technology. At the Free… continue reading Celebrate Digital Learning with the Free Library's Resource Database

By written by Bridget G.    February 15, 2024   

In honor of Black History Month, the Free Library released another Mini Jawns series exploring important moments in Philadelphia's Black History.   Check out more Mini Jawns episodes on… continue reading Mini Jawns: Black History in Philadelphia

By written by Administrator    February 13, 2024   

In celebration of Black History Month, the Free Library's Social Science and History Department is displaying books from the collection that tell a visual history of Reconstruction — the… continue reading Collection Spotlight: A Visual History of Reconstruction

By written by Ben R.    February 12, 2024   

It’s the 50 Anniversary of the blaxploitation film Foxy Brown starring Pam Grier . The film is credited for revolutionizing the way women were portrayed in cinema. To celebrate this… continue reading Pam's Picks: Favorite Books of Legendary Actress Pam Grier

By written by Administrator    February 9, 2024    6

Lunar New Year is celebrated in some parts of Asia, and is important to many Asian immigrants and communities around the world. Lunar New Year is called Chūnjié (Spring Festival) in China… continue reading Celebrate Lunar New Year with the Free Library

By written by Megan J.    February 6, 2024   

Join the Education, Philosophy, and Religion Department on Saturday, February 17 at 11 a.m. for Inaugurating the Year of James Baldwin: God’s Revolutionary Voice . The event will take… continue reading The Year of James Baldwin: Kick-Off Event and Programming

By written by Grace D.    February 5, 2024    4

You might not expect to find blenders, cutting boards, or rolling pins in a library. You probably wouldn't expect to find a full commercial kitchen in one either. But on the fourth floor… continue reading Join the Culinary Literacy Center for an Open House on February 12

By written by Meredith M.    February 2, 2024   

This month, the Business Resource and Innovation Center (BRIC) is celebrating and uplifting Black entrepreneurs and their groundbreaking achievements. Join us for one or both of our Black History… continue reading Black History Month at the Business Resource and Innovation Center

By written by Birch M.    February 1, 2024   

Helen Adele Johnson Whiting (1885 – 1959) was a trailblazer in the education of African-American students, particularly those in rural areas of the South. Her education from Columbia… continue reading Advancing African-American Education: The Helen Adele Whiting Collection

By written by K. Michelle W.    February 1, 2024   

Check out these new titles coming to the Free Library's catalog in February! Young Children (up to 2nd Grade) Go Forth and Tell: The Life of Augusta Baker, Librarian and Master Storytelller by… continue reading New Titles Coming to the Free Library in February!

By written by Rachel F.    January 31, 2024   

Recognized with 132 Pulitzer Prizes and appreciated by over nine million subscribers globally, we are happy to announce that the Free Library's daily New York Time s subscription has… continue reading Our PressReader Database Now Includes The New York Times

By written by Sharyl O.    January 29, 2024   

Bright and early on January 22, while many of us were still sleeping, breakfasting, or commuting, librarians and other youth literature enthusiasts gathered excitedly in person at the… continue reading The 2024 Youth Media Award-Winners

By written by Jennifer E.    January 26, 2024   

You may have heard of our citywide  Summer of Wonder program full of activities, programs, and prizes for all ages, but did you know that the Free Library offers an  Online Reading… continue reading Enjoy Online Reading Challenges Year-Round!

By written by Emily S.    January 26, 2024   

By Tuesday C., Kate G., and Sara P. Hola, bonjour, dzien dobry, ni hao! Welcome to the Kensington / Fairhill / Riverwards Community Cookbook : a treasure showcasing the cultural… continue reading The Kensington / Fairhill / Riverwards Cookbook: A North Philly Community's Labor of Love

By written by Administrator    January 24, 2024    5

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