And we're back, for a new Picture Book Hightlighs , a series of posts where we put the spotlight on a new picture book that has been ordered for all agencies. Years ago, we wrote a blog post… continue reading

By Monica C.   October 26, 2017   

In the beginning Philadelphia was a river town. William’s Penn’s plan stretched from river to river, but the population clung to the shores of the Delaware and the docks and ships that… continue reading

By Sally F.   October 26, 2017   

Are you looking for a job? Do you have a criminal record? If you answered "yes" to both these questions, then please join us for the Reentry Resource Fair , which will take place this… continue reading

By Administrator   October 25, 2017   

Last week was a big week over here at the Free Library – we announced the 2018 One Book, One Philadelphia featured title , marking the start of the 16th season of One Book ! So as we sit… continue reading

By Kate C.   October 25, 2017   

Come one, come all: After a year and a half of undergoing extensive renovation and expansion, Logan Library will reopen its doors on Saturday, November 4! This neighborhood hub, located at 1333… continue reading

By Julie B.   October 24, 2017   

October 24 marks the birthday of the Roaring Twenties icon Gilda Gray. Born on October 24, 1901 as Marianna Michalska in Krakow, Poland, Gray didn’t get off to the easiest start in life. She… continue reading

By Grace D.   October 24, 2017   

Each November as Thanksgiving and the holiday season approaches, food and travel tend to come to mind. If you are job searching in the hospitality industry, food and travel are always on your… continue reading

By Gillian R.   October 23, 2017   

When reading up on music history, it's often interesting to see how composers and performers of the day coexisted, often relating to each other and even working together. For example, pianist… continue reading

By Fleisher Collection   October 23, 2017   

We are thrilled to announced that in the coming months, we will be reopening FOUR neighborhood libraries, following their extensive modernization and expansion! Logan , Lillian Marrero , Tacony ,… continue reading

By Julie B.   October 23, 2017    2

We lost a lot of important things and people last year, and it looks like we’re on track for more losses and heartbreaks in the coming years. But, I guess we knew what we signed up for, eh?… continue reading

By Rachel F.   October 20, 2017   

October is Bullying Prevention Month, although it should be year-round. Many students return to school in September, sometimes to new schools which can cause problems. Many times bullying results… continue reading

By Mary W.   October 20, 2017   

A few weeks ago The Ripped Bodice, a romance bookstore in Los Angeles, released the inaugural report on the State of Racial Diversity in Romance Publishing and it exposes some hard truths about… continue reading

By Dena   October 19, 2017    9

The 2018 One Book, One Philadelphia selection was announced this morning! We are very excited to share that for its 16th season, One Book will become immersed in Jacqueline Woodson’s… continue reading

By Julie B.   October 19, 2017   

A grandmother and child share a trip to the city to visit the museum and buy ingredients for pasteles , the traditional Puerto Rican Christmas delicacy. A young boy uses his speedy typing skills… continue reading

By Sarah S.   October 18, 2017   

On the occasion of the Barnes Foundation ’s forthcoming Solo Series Concert: Cowell, Cage, Crumb: Pioneers of the Avant-Garde Piano , on November 8, 2017, Edwin A. Fleisher Collection of… continue reading

By Fleisher Collection   October 17, 2017   

Did you know that October is Computer Learning Month? The Free Library wants to help you celebrate! Here’s a reminder of all the ways we can help you gain confidence in your computer skills… continue reading

By Kate C.   October 16, 2017   

After months (seriously) of combing through stacks of award winners, bestsellers, thought provokers, and heartstring pullers … WE HAVE SELECTED THIS YEAR’S ONE BOOK, ONE PHILADELPHIA… continue reading

By Julie B.   October 16, 2017    2

The Free Library of Philadelphia is celebrating Halloween on all corners of the city from the South and the North to the Northeast and Center City . Halloween isn’t merely for children to… continue reading

By Abbe K.   October 13, 2017    2

On Friday, October 6th, the Technology Learning Collaborative (TLC) hosted its 5th Annual Tech-Ed Conference at Parkway Central Library . This year’s theme was "Talking about… continue reading

By Harry F.   October 13, 2017   

There are many things associated with Friday the 13th, including horror films, bad luck, phobias ( paraskevidekatriaphobia ). Historians believe that Friday the 13th comes from the number 13 being… continue reading

By Christina P.   October 13, 2017   

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