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You got some change? Bring it out Don’t just stand there Playing a poor man’s game Change jingles in your pocket Like the dangling shackles Stuck in my ear, hurting my soul —… continue reading Andre’a Rhoads Named the 2021-2022 Philadelphia Youth Poet Laureate

By written by Administrator    July 1, 2021    2

What is it like to be a tree? Trees grow tall and strong, they create shade and provide protection, they connect to the world and to each other, offering us food and comfort. Can we be like trees?… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Trees

By written by Monica C.    June 30, 2021   

by Breshay Woods, Culinary Literacy Center Intern Edible Alphabet  is a free English Language Learning (ELL) program offered by the Free Library's  Culinary Literacy Center… continue reading Edible Alphabet Recipe of the Week: Black Bean Burgers

By written by Lindsay S.    June 29, 2021   

The City of Philadelphia has declared a Heat Health Emergency beginning at 8:00 a.m. tomorrow, Tuesday, June 29. It will remain in effect until 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, June 30,… continue reading Seven Free Library Locations to Serve as Cooling Centers During Heat Health Emergency

By written by Jenn D.    June 28, 2021    2

During Immigrant Heritage Month, we celebrate the history, culture, and contributions of those who have immigrated to the United States and their descendants. As Guerline Jozef explains , "I… continue reading Staff Spotlight on Jade Cintron Baez | Immigrant Heritage Month

By written by Emily S.    June 28, 2021   

Be sure to join us for our upcoming program, Fresh Ideas for the Grill , at Malcolm X Park on Wednesday, July 7, from 11:00 a.m.—1:00 p.m.! Sample two healthy, grilled dishes, and pose… continue reading What’s Cooking, Grilladelphia?!

By written by Lane    June 25, 2021   

Join the Adult Literacy Book Club, presented by the Free Library's Languages and Learning Center and Beyond Literacy . Improve your reading skills while reading and discussing interesting… continue reading The Adult Literacy Book Club's Latest Book Selection

By written by Phil K.    June 24, 2021   

And we are back to my favorite season of the year ! There’s so much to do when the weather is warm, when sunshine lasts long through the day, and there’s all kinds of things to be done… continue reading Picture Books Highlights | Summer=Outdoors!

By written by Monica C.    June 24, 2021   

If you have been to the Lovett Memorial Library recently, you have likely seen the Black Lives Matter book walk prominently displayed in its park. The idea came from Lisa Browne of Colorful… continue reading Lovett Library's Book Walk Continues the Conversation on Race

By written by Dana G.    June 23, 2021    2

Want to help the City of Philadelphia close the digital divide and assist residents with affordable internet access? All you have to do is pick up your phone! The Philadelphia Household… continue reading Support Digital Equity by Taking the Philadelphia Household Internet Assessment Survey

By written by Administrator    June 22, 2021    1

Are you passionate about serving diverse populations in an urban public library setting? Are you ready for all that Philadelphia has to offer? If so, then please consider this community-focused… continue reading We're Hiring Librarians!

By written by Jenn D.    June 22, 2021    4

by Erin H . and Kayla H. What does it feel like to be a child living through war and displacement? How can young people in the United States learn to develop empathy for young people around the… continue reading Palestinian Stories in Literature for Young People

By written by Administrator    June 21, 2021    9

African American Independence Day, widely referred to as Juneteenth, originated in Galveston, Texas in 1865. Though the Emancipation Proclamation, issued in 1863, freed millions of slaves in… continue reading Juneteenth: A Celebration of Freedom and Cuisine

By written by Naquawna L.    June 18, 2021    1

This blog post was written by Jeanette Coppinger, Digital Resource Specialist for Lovett Memorial Library. Jeanette was a member of Cohort 10 of the Skills for Community-Centered Libraries… continue reading Exploring the Neighborhood: Virtual Adventures in Community Asset Mapping

By written by Community-Centered Libraries    June 17, 2021   

June is Pride Month and the Free Library’s Author Events series has an extensive archive of podcasts and videos to help you celebrate a diverse range of writers working in politics, fiction,… continue reading Author Events Celebrates Pride Month

By written by Author Events    June 16, 2021   

Here are five ebook and audiobook titles about identity, acceptance, love, and loss to consider this month as we celebrate those journeys with our friends, families, and ourselves.   King and… continue reading LGBTQ+ Middle Grade and YA ebooks and Audiobooks

By written by Jeff B.    June 16, 2021   

Effective June 30, 2021, we will no longer be offering Kanopy and Hoopla services to our patrons. Instead, the Free Library will use the funding for those subscriptions to support our collections… continue reading Kanopy and Hoopla Access Ends June 30, 2021

By written by Tara M.    June 15, 2021    69

Read, Baby, Read is a Free Library initiative focused on encouraging early literacy development among infants and young toddlers under two years old. We work with 12 participating libraries across… continue reading Read, Baby, Read Presents Early Literacy Ideas: Food!

By written by Sarah J.    June 15, 2021    1

The oldest known celebration of the end of enslavement in U.S. history, Juneteenth is a day that recognizes freedom and liberation. Juneteenth, a combination of the words "June" and… continue reading The Commemoration of Juneteenth

By written by Inaara S.    June 14, 2021   

The comic strip  Heart of the City , set in Philadelphia, dates back to when everyone read the daily funnies on newsprint. A year ago, then 29-year-old Christina “Steenz”… continue reading Christina “Steenz” Stewart Draws the Heart of the City

By written by Bruce J.    June 11, 2021   

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