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Philadelphia's Mayor Kenney has declared Friday, June 19, 2020 a City holiday in recognition of Juneteenth! Juneteenth is the most popular annual celebration of Emancipation, and commemorates… continue reading Picture ebook Highlights | Celebrating Juneteenth!

By written by Monica C.    June 18, 2020   

What are your plans for Father’s Day this year? Even if you’re not able to be out and about, there is something you can do right at home – cozy up and share a good book together!… continue reading Stories to Share for Father's Day

By written by Monica C.    June 17, 2020   

In addition to offering patrons ever-growing Digital Collections , dozens of research databases , and a rich variety of genealogic resources , the Free Library and the Special Collections Division… continue reading Finding "Nonno"

By written by Fleisher Collection    June 17, 2020   

Hello library world friends! You have no idea how much we miss you and how much we miss recommending titles for you and your children! On the subject of recommendations, I have a few for kids who… continue reading All of the Magic, None of the Hate

By written by Rachel F.    June 15, 2020    1

Today's the day: Artemis Fowl takes the leap from book to screen as Disney+ premiere's the sci-fi-fantasy-world-spy-kid-action-adventure-YA film adaptation! Directed by Kenneth Branagh… continue reading Artemis Fowl—from Book to Screen

By written by Peter SM    June 12, 2020    2

We are back with another Picture ebook Highlights , a series where we put the spotlight on an ebook that you can read at home, using the Free Library's Digital Media portal. And this one is a… continue reading Picture ebooks Highlights | Click, Clack, Moo, Cows That Type

By written by Monica C.    June 11, 2020    1

I never would have pegged myself as someone who wanted to read about "the sports", but there are some sweet and dramatic comics and graphic novels that have changed my mind about that in… continue reading Queer Comics About Sports!

By written by Rachel F.    June 10, 2020   

May we suggest some fun fiction and inspiring memoirs that we've recently added to our collection? Enjoy! Young Children (Up to 2nd Grade) I Am Perfectly Designed written by Karamo Brown and… continue reading New Titles Coming to the Free Library in June!

By written by Paul A.    June 10, 2020   

Attending video meetings has become a necessity for many of us these days while working from home, taking an online class, or keeping in touch with friends and family. Zoom is a popular web… continue reading Tutorials for Learning How to Use Zoom Video Conferencing Software

By written by Phil K.    June 9, 2020    1

Edible Alphabet is a free English Language Learning (ELL) program offered by the Free Library's Culinary Literacy Center. The mission is to teach English language and literacy skills through… continue reading Edible Alphabet Recipe of the Week: Pasta Primavera

By written by Lindsay S.    June 9, 2020   

You can still participate in Pride Month even if you cannot go to a pride parade. There are even ways of participating that avoid pinkwashing or whitewashing of the pride movement. While PRIDE may… continue reading Add These Books by Young LGBQTIA Authors to Your Pride Reading List!

By written by Hannah B.    June 8, 2020   

Original blog post by Symbol Lai, Office of Immigrant Affairs, posted on May 29, 2020   National Immigrant Heritage Month is back — and not a moment too soon. Faced with a global… continue reading Celebrate Immigrant Heritage Month!

By written by Administrator    June 8, 2020   

There may be no better way to dress your salad than with a healthy, homemade vinaigrette! While choosing a salad may seem like an inherently nutritious option (and it often is!), adding the wrong… continue reading Salad Science: Make a Simple Vinaigrette!

By written by Caity R.    June 5, 2020    1

The first week of Summer of Wonder has already flown by! Join us on Facebook for Week Two, June 8 through 12! Mondays: Imagination Station Share your feelings with the world by designing and… continue reading Summer of Wonder – Week Two: Maker Crafts, Animation, Storytimes, Trivia, and Yoga!

By written by Emily S.    June 5, 2020   

We are back with another Picture ebook Highlight , a series where we put the spotlight on an ebook that you can read at home, using the Free Library's Digital Media portal. This time our… continue reading Picture ebooks Highlights | Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star

By written by Monica C.    June 4, 2020   

by Kalela W. and Andrew N. Celebrate Pride by standing up against racism. Black lives Matter. freelibrary.org/pride Fifty years ago, in June 1970, LGBTQ+ people in cities across the United States… continue reading Pride, Black Lives Matter, and Solidarity

By written by Kalela W.    June 4, 2020    3

Dear Free Library community, We are enraged and heartbroken.  The murder of George Floyd at the hands of the police—and the senseless murders of Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor, among… continue reading The Free Library Stands Against Racism

By written by Siobhan Reardon    June 3, 2020    6

This is the final installment in an ongoing series of self-care blog-posts. I’m not a professional healthcare worker. I’m simply someone that practices self-care in his daily life and… continue reading Do-It-Yourself Family Self-Care

By written by Bryan B.    June 3, 2020   

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