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Have you experienced job disruption over the past few years? Are you feeling stuck in a low-paying job or want a new or better employment situation? Here’s your chance to take hold of your… continue reading Join Philly Career Launch for Our Career Exploration Series

By written by Annette M.    September 11, 2023    3

In 2023, the Free Library is observing the  50th anniversary of hip hop  with a  limited-edition library card design  commissioned by local artist  Akinseye Brown . In… continue reading 50 Years of Hip Hop: Books Authored by the Artists

By written by Bridget G.    September 11, 2023   

As patrons may know, the Free Library has been expanding staffing efforts throughout the library system in recent months. With all the hiring excitement, there’s a mix of both new and… continue reading Faces of the Free Library: Meet Rebecca!

By written by Bridget G.    September 8, 2023    3

Looking for learning resources to help you and your family prepare for kindergarten, conquer the back-to-school routine, or explore a new adult learning path? The Free Library has plenty to offer,… continue reading Online Resources for Learners of All Ages

By written by Emily S.    September 8, 2023    2

The Free Library of Philadelphia is celebrating the 50th anniversary of hip hop with a limited-edition art card available at ALL Free Library locations — while supplies last! This… continue reading Introducing the Free Library's 50th Anniversary of Hip Hop Art Card

By written by Bridget G.    September 5, 2023    60

As the leaves begin to change and the air turns crisp, September arrives with a delightful reminder that it's not just a month of transition from summer to fall — it's also Library… continue reading Happy Library Card Signup Month!

By written by Bridget G.    September 1, 2023    9

The Business Resource and Innovation Center hosts several monthly events for business professionals and entrepreneurs, including free headshots , resume reviews, and office hours with experts.… continue reading Office Hours for Business Professionals and Entrepreneurs at the Library

By written by Birch M.    September 1, 2023    2

As summer begins to wind down and another autumn is on the horizon, your friends at the Free Library have some new titles to share with you! Young Children (up to 2nd Grade) Vamos! Let's Go… continue reading New Titles Coming to the Free Library in September!

By written by Rachel F.    August 30, 2023   

This summer has flown by, and believe it or not, the Free Library’s Summer of Wonder is already wrapping up! We finished our in-person summer programming in branches on August 11, and our… continue reading That’s a Wrap on Summer of Wonder 2023!

By written by Emily S.    August 28, 2023    2

Did you know that you can get a free, professional headshot done at the library? Every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month from 1–3 p.m. , the Free Library's Business Resource and… continue reading Get Free Professional Headshots Done at the Library!

By written by Birch M.    August 28, 2023    5

Do you want to use your knowledge and experience to give back to the Philadelphia community? Then consider becoming a tutor with the Free Library of Philadelphia! The Free Library is looking for… continue reading The Free Library Seeks Volunteer Tutors

By written by Betsy M.    August 28, 2023    1

If you receive a random phone call from an individual who says they are with the library and that you owe money: this is a scam . Hang up the call immediately and block the number if… continue reading Warning: Library Scam Phone Call

By written by Administrator    August 23, 2023   

With this month’s Comix Club drawing nigh (that’s Tuesday, August 29 from 5:30–7:30 p.m.  in the Art Department), here is a Review Spotlight of sparkly new additions to… continue reading Comix Club's New Titles Spotlight Review

By written by Eileen E.    August 23, 2023   

¡Leamos! es un curso gratuito de alfabetización con componentes en línea y presenciales que enseña a adultos hispanohablantes y analfabetos a leer y escribir en… continue reading Leamos! Adult Literacy for Spanish Speakers

By written by Betsy M.    August 22, 2023    1

Each month in the Art Department library staff Radiyah and Eileen pick a theme for the book display and curate books related to that topic. This month’s theme is Road… continue reading Places Imagined and Realized: The Art Department's August Book Display

By written by Natasha S.    August 21, 2023   

I am a Black woman living, thriving, and loving in Philadelphia. How we prepare our food has a history, and that history is often long and can be challenging to decipher. We live in a world where… continue reading Sugar Don’t Go on Grits: An Archival Look at the Great Migration’s Effect on How We Eat

By written by Andrea L.    August 18, 2023   

Previous Manga 101 installments took a look at isekai and sports manga; this time, we’ll explore another popular genre of manga: romance .  From poignant stories of high school love to… continue reading Manga 101: Romance

By written by Meg B.    August 15, 2023    1

August is National Black Business Month! Black business and non-profit professionals are integral to our economy and they contribute invaluable knowledge and skills to the companies for which they… continue reading Black-Authored Books on Business and Non-Profit Work

By written by Birch M.    August 15, 2023   

August is Get Ready for Kindergarten Month. It's a big step for little ones and an important milestone for both kids and parents. Some kids are very excited to go, while others need… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Get Ready for Kindergarten!

By written by Monica C.    August 14, 2023   

Would you like to work for one of the largest urban library systems in America? The Free Library of Philadelphia circulates more than eight million items to almost 500,000 patrons and conducts… continue reading We're Hiring After-School Leaders!

By written by Jenn D.    August 9, 2023    11

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