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It's not news that Philly is a great city for eating. Philadelphia is home to exceptionally exiting and delicious food, much of it celebrating the diversity of the people who call this city… continue reading La Cocina: Pursuit of the American Dream Through Cooking

By written by Liz A.    June 17, 2019   

Our Five Senses , a new exhibition in Parkway Central Library's Dietrich Gallery opened last month, and we have the honor of sitting down with some of the authors and illustrators… continue reading Our Five Senses - A Conversation with Book Artist Eriko Takahashi

By written by Chris B.    June 14, 2019    1

"A father is someone you look up to no matter how tall you grow." (unknown author) Father's Day is celebrated internationally on a variety of different dates. In the United States,… continue reading Father's Day Films

By written by Susanna W.    June 14, 2019   

Now that summer is upon us, we hope you’ve got the Free Library on your mind! Whether you’re looking for something fun to do outside, plan to cool off at your neighborhood library… continue reading Summer at the Free Library!

By written by Kate C.    June 13, 2019   

Are you looking for ideas on fun things to do for Father's Day?  How about cuddling with the perfect picture book? We have loads of wonderful picture books celebrating the bonds between… continue reading Celebrate Father's Day with Picture Books!

By written by Monica C.    June 12, 2019   

Chera Kowalski is the Assistant to the Chief of Staff at the Free Library of Philadelphia and a participant in Cohort 1 of the Skills for Community-Centered Libraries trainings. The Skills… continue reading A Trauma-Informed Approach to Community Engagement

By written by Community-Centered Libraries    June 11, 2019    1

At the Free Library of Philadelphia, we know firsthand that access to books and other media can change lives. The Poetry to the People tour is dedicated to increasing such access—so… continue reading The Poetry to the People Tour Is Coming to Philadelphia!

By written by Clare F.    June 10, 2019   

The Rosenbach 's annual Bloomsday festivities will be held on Sunday, June 16, falling on Father’s Day this year! What is Bloomsday? Bloomsday is an annual event where the… continue reading ReJoyce! Bloomsday Returns to The Rosenbach

By written by Rosa D.    June 7, 2019   

Juneteenth commemorates the end of slavery, on June 19, 1865, when the Emancipation Proclamation was enforced by Union soldiers and the last remaining slaves were freed in Galveston Texas. To… continue reading Juneteenth is in the Air on 52nd Street and in the House at Blackwell Regional Library!

By written by Barbara B.    June 6, 2019   

This month is African-American Music Appreciation Month , a commemoration first started by former President Jimmy Carter, on June 7, 1979. The national recognition began as Black Music Month, but… continue reading Celebrate African-American Music Appreciation Month!

By written by Administrator    June 5, 2019    2

Summer is in full swing: temperatures are high, days are long, school is out for break, and the Ravens are on the rooftop! Join the Raven Society, the Free Library’s community of young… continue reading Ravens on the Rooftop: A Summer Celebration Atop the Parkway Central Library!

By written by Alexa L.    June 5, 2019   

Today marks the last day of classes for School District of Philadelphia teachers and students and the beginning of summer break! Most thoughts and activities will turn to the outdoors, and when… continue reading School's Out for Summer! Keep Cool at a City Pool, Sprayground, and Your Neighborhood Library!

By written by Peter SM    June 4, 2019    3

Summer is finally here – and that means it’s time for another Summer of Wonder with the library! Visit your local neighborhood library or visit us online to earn prizes for reading and… continue reading Attend Free Summer Camps and Workshops in August at Your Neighborhood Library!

By written by Shari K.    June 4, 2019    12

If you’ve ever lived in a city like Philadelphia, you’re familiar with falafel. The vendors on practically every corner have mastered the art of turning chickpeas into a delicious… continue reading Eid al-Fitr | Falafel (Chickpea Patties) Recipe

By written by Suzanna U.    June 3, 2019   

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, than please consider this community-focused… continue reading Are You a Librarian? We are HIRING!

By written by Jenn D.    June 3, 2019    6

National Gardening Week starts on June 2 and I, for one, will celebrate by staring obsessively at the Grandpa Ott morning glories that I planted a few weeks ago. Grandpa Ott is a gorgeous… continue reading Celebrate National Gardening Week with These Books and Gardening Tips!

By written by Kamilah C.    May 31, 2019   

June is LGBTQ+ Pride Month with lots of Free Library of Pride events scheduled! We recommend these new children’s, teen, and adult fiction titles, coming to a neighborhood library near you,… continue reading New Titles Coming to the Free Library in June!

By written by Paul A.    May 31, 2019   

June is LGBTQ+ Pride Month , and the Free Library is celebrating with events, speakers, drag queen storytimes, exhibitions, movie screenings, and more, all across Philadelphia! You can find… continue reading LGBTQ+ Pride Month 2019 Programs and Events

By written by Joel N.    May 30, 2019    3

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