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The Free Library Board of Trustees will be holding its annual meeting of FY21 on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. The meeting will be held in-person at Parkway Central Library… continue reading Free Library Board of Trustees Upcoming Public Meeting on Wednesday, June 9 at 4:00 p.m.

By written by Administrator    June 4, 2021    2

Looking for books to celebrate Pride month? Look no further than these titles bursting with love and pride! These picture books have it all, with families finding homes, love, and adventures along… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Celebrate Pride Month!

By written by Monica C.    June 4, 2021   

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: Library Facility Guards!

By written by Jenn D.    June 4, 2021    1

This June we are commemorating Immigrant Heritage Month to celebrate the incredible diversity, beauty, and strength of immigrant communities in Philadelphia! Throughout the month, the City of… continue reading Celebrating Immigrant Heritage Month this June!

By written by Inaara S.    June 3, 2021   

This June we’re celebrating Pride with a spectrum of titles from picture books to novels, plus some danger and intrigue in our adult fiction and movie recommendations!   Young… continue reading New Titles Coming to the Free Library in June!

By written by Rachel F.    June 2, 2021   

The Parkway Central Children’s Department is excited to announce a series of outdoor author visits for Summer of Wonder 2021! Please join us in kicking off this summer's festivities with… continue reading Readers and Dreamers: Kick Off Summer of Wonder with Local Author Stephany Coakley

By written by Becky S.    June 2, 2021    1

by Keri E. Wilkins, Administrator, Free Library Library for Blind and Physically Handicapped, LAMP: Library of Accessible Media for Pennsylvanians and Mark Lee, Administrator, LAMP: Library of… continue reading Announcing LAMP: Library of Accessible Media for Pennsylvanians

By written by Administrator    June 1, 2021   

Each June the Free Library celebrates LGBTQ+ Pride Month with programs, resources, reading lists, and posts that lift up LGBTQ+ voices and stories—and 2021 is no different. Kick off your… continue reading Celebrate Pride Month with the Free Library!

By written by Administrator    June 1, 2021   

Youth Services and Programs (YSP) is a division of the Free Library of Philadelphia that provides programs and services for families and educators across all of our Neighborhood Libraries and… continue reading Youth Services and Programs at the Free Library

By written by Emily S.    May 28, 2021    1

May 31 of this year marks an awful anniversary in our country and one we are still coming to terms with— The Tulsa Race Riots , which have been called "the single worst incident of… continue reading Unspeakable: Taking Time for Tulsa

By written by Jeff B.    May 27, 2021   

Becca at Whitman Library This week we are making Cinnamon Apple Cake ! I was inspired by our first recipe and blog post for Apple Yogurt Cake , but I was not content. I wanted it moister and… continue reading Baking with Becca: Cooking Outside the Box... Cinnamon Apple Cake

By written by Rebecca M.    May 26, 2021    1

Welcome to the Summer of Wonder 2021! The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and from June 1 - August 31, the Free Library will be sharing new ways to read, learn, and grow. Help us celebrate… continue reading Kick Off Your Summer of Wonder!

By written by Emily S.    May 25, 2021   

We're sharing with you another batch of #ownvoices titles by diverse authors writing from their own experience! Like our previous post , all of these titles can be found in multiple formats… continue reading Own More: 19 Voices and Five Books for Middle Grade Readers

By written by Jeff B.    May 24, 2021   

May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month! You can celebrate the heritage, contributions, and writing of these diverse peoples through the Free Library’s Author Events Series.… continue reading Asian Pacific American Authors and Voices: Podcasts from the Author Events Archive

By written by Author Events    May 21, 2021   

The Hugo Awards are science fiction’s most prestigious prize. Books (and other media) nominated for a Hugo are always a stellar read, and you can read (and watch!) many of 2021's Hugo… continue reading Hugo Award Nominees Announced for 2021

By written by Shelley R.    May 20, 2021   

Have you been thinking about returning to school to obtain your high school diploma? Whether you want to qualify for a higher-paying job, get a promotion, continue your education, or… continue reading Take a GED® or HiSET® Preparation Course with the Free Library

By written by Rachel H.    May 19, 2021    1

Throughout the  Skills for Community-Centered Libraries initiative , we have shared experiences from our seven pilot sites as they tested the training series in their own libraries. We… continue reading A Final Update from Our Skills for Community-Centered Libraries National Partners

By written by Community-Centered Libraries    May 18, 2021   

In the month of May, we honor Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month , celebrating the history, culture, and contributions of the diverse Americans who belong to communities… continue reading Honor Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with Your Family

By written by Emily S.    May 17, 2021    1

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: Water!

By written by Sarah J.    May 14, 2021   

I always wanted to explore creative writing! It’s fascinating to understand what tools and mechanisms writers use to craft a story or a poem. Creating with words is an amazing and fun… continue reading Creative Writing: Discovering Your Inner Voice

By written by Mary Marques    May 13, 2021    2

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