Happy National Wedding Month! Did you know you can celebrate your wedding at the Free Library? Every day, our Parkway Central Library serves as a wondrous place for ambitious minds to explore, and… continue reading

By Victoria G.   February 13, 2017   

Although I think that one never needs an excuse for wanting a good happily-ever-after, I’m happy to take any chance I get to recommend some great romance books. Personally, I find it… continue reading

By Dena   February 10, 2017    2

Did you know that socks are among the most needed items at homeless shelters, yet are one of the least-often donated items?! For the entire month of February, the Warm the Sole initiative, started… continue reading

By Administrator   February 10, 2017    1

Is today a snow day for you or your little ones? Spend it with the Free Library! Our system is open for business, but as always, we recommend checking in with your neighborhood library location… continue reading

By Kate C.   February 9, 2017   

Emphasizing the diversity and individuality expressed on the Autism Spectrum was one of the main themes that came out of the One Book, One Philadelphia panel discussion hosted at the South… continue reading

By Will T.   February 8, 2017   

Get HYPE Philly is a city-wide initiative for youth development, funded by GSK and brought to youth by several organizations including The Food Trust and the Free Library of Philadelphia. At… continue reading

By Khyra L.   February 8, 2017    2

Did you know you can film your next feature film at the Free Library of Philadelphia? The Free Library is happy to work with students, novice, and professional filmmakers, as well as being a proud… continue reading

By Victoria G.   February 7, 2017   

February may be short on days but it is long on holidays and events to celebrate throughout Philadelphia , including Chinese New Year , Presidents' Day , Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday), and the most… continue reading

By Sarah S.   February 6, 2017   

February might be the shortest month, but it could be one in which you read the most books within its bounds! How is that possible? Let February inspire the length of your books. Forget about… continue reading

By Samantha M.   February 3, 2017   

Well, that cute little rodent and fellow Pennsylvanian—Punxsutawney Phil— saw his shadow this morning , which means we have to endure another six weeks of winter. I don't think… continue reading

By Peter SM   February 2, 2017   

Last Wednesday night, we officially closed the door on the 2016-2017 One Book, One Philadelphia reading period for  The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (although, let’s be… continue reading

By Kate C.   February 1, 2017   

It’s February, cupid is dusting off his bow and arrow, and those chalky-but-delicious conversation hearts are lining supermarket shelves. With love already in the air, we thought it would be… continue reading

By Kate C.   February 1, 2017    23

With a longstanding commitment to promoting new, noteworthy, and overlooked works, the Fleisher Collection of Orchestral Music has engaged in musical diplomacy as an integral part of its history.… continue reading

By Gina B.   January 31, 2017   

Every parent's worst nightmare is something bad happening to their child. For Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, that nightmare became a reality when their 17-year-old son, Trayvon Martin, was… continue reading

By Author Events   January 30, 2017    8

The Free Library, along with the Office of Arts, Culture, and the Creative Economy (OACCE) ’s Percent for Art program , has announced a new site-specific public art commission to be carried… continue reading

By Kate C.   January 30, 2017   

Today is Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Awareness Day! So, what does that mean? For the last 40 years, an Earned Income Tax Credit has made life better for millions of workers. You may have extra… continue reading

By Kate C.   January 27, 2017    1

On January 28th, we will celebrate the Year of the Rooster at the Free Library! We invite you to explore storytimes, cultural programs, and arts & crafts activities throughout Philadelphia .… continue reading

By Jenny C.   January 26, 2017   

I met Mary Tyler Moore on the TV in my family’s basement somewhere in the late 1980s or early ‘90s, as I poured through repeats of her eponymous sitcom just as fast as Nick at Nite… continue reading

By Alix G.   January 26, 2017   

The 2017 One Book, One Philadelphia kickoff event is set for tonight and marks the 15th year of this beloved Philadelphia tradition. Can you believe it? The very first One Book, One Philadelphia… continue reading

By Kalela W.   January 25, 2017   

Our libraries have a full lineup of programs and activities this February to celebrate the rich intellectual and cultural contributions made by the African American community. We have everything… continue reading

By Jennifer W.   January 24, 2017    2

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