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We're wrapping up the 2022 One Book season with a very special event on June 15, and we hope you can join us for it! For several weeks we've been discussing the One Book… continue reading One Book Finale and Dance Party

By written by Brittanie S.    June 7, 2022   

This June, the Free Library is celebrating Philadelphia’s immigrant communities! June is Immigrant Heritage Month , a time when we celebrate the beauty and strength of our city’s… continue reading Commemorating Immigrant Heritage Month This June

By written by Inaara S.    June 3, 2022   

Everyone. Everywhere. The Summer of Wonder is all around you. It is happening at libraries and bus stops, at city parks and in camps, on PlayStreets, and in your very own homes. Everywhere you… continue reading Summer of Wonder Begins! | Everyone. Everywhere.

By written by Emily S.    June 2, 2022    1

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

By written by Rachel F.    June 2, 2022    1

Each June, the Free Library of Philadelphia commemorates LGBTQ+ Pride Month with programs and resources that amplify LGBTQ+ voices and stories, and 2022 is no different!… continue reading Celebrate Pride Month with the Free Library!

By written by Kate C.    June 1, 2022    2

Do the longer days, warmer weather, end of the school year stir your sense of adventure? I know I’m thinking more about trying new activities, visiting places in Philadelphia and beyond that… continue reading Mapping Adventure - Three Thrilling Titles for Middle Grades

By written by Jeff B.    May 31, 2022   

Written by Edward P. On May 26, 1897, visitors to bookshops in London found a new book, for just six shillings, published by Constable and Co., bound in a lurid yellow cloth cover with blood red… continue reading Dracula at 125

By written by Administrator    May 26, 2022   

There’s treasure in your neighborhood if you know where to look! Southwest Philadelphia families are invited to hunt down treasure troves of books to kick-off Summer of Wonder in June.… continue reading Start Summer of Wonder with a Treasure Hunt

By written by Rachel R.    May 25, 2022   

Residents can get out of the heat and into an air-conditioned space at a neighborhood library with access to books, computers, wireless internet, and other library amenities. Masks are strongly… continue reading Cooling Centers Open at Select Libraries This Weekend: Saturday, May 21 and Sunday, May 22

By written by Administrator    May 20, 2022   

It is the 20th year of the One Book, One Philadelphia project, and as special as that is on its own, it is made all the more exciting due to the fact that this year’s title, … continue reading Upcoming Events with a Philly-Based One Book!

By written by Nell M.    May 16, 2022   

Philadelphians, we need to talk! Join your neighbors at eight Free Library of Philadelphia libraries between May 23 and June 30th, to watch and discuss individual episodes of the award winning PBS… continue reading Let's Talk: Philly D.A.

By written by Adam F.    May 12, 2022    1

Primary Election Day is Tuesday, May 17, 2022 and many of our neighborhood libraries will again serve as designated voting locations. Polls are open from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.; anyone in line… continue reading 36 Free Library Locations Will Serve as Polling Places for the Tuesday, May 17 Primary Election

By written by Jenn D.    May 10, 2022   

Happy National Bike Month ! Founded in 1956 by the League of American Bicyclists, National Bicycle Month is full of activities and initiatives to inspire people to take to the road on bikes rather… continue reading Bicycling Resources for National Bike Month

By written by Megan M.    May 5, 2022   

Mother’s Day can be so many things! For some it is a day for celebrating together as a family, for others it may be a phone or zoom call from far away, and for others still it is a… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Mother's Day

By written by Monica C.    May 5, 2022   

Summer is a time of growth, fruit, and bloom, when life on this planet feels abundant and vibrant. It might be a season when we feel more aware of other beings living alongside us, even here in… continue reading Join Science in the Summer to Be a Biologist!

By written by Emily S.    May 4, 2022    3

May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month ! As part of the celebration, let’s again dive into recent picture books created by Asian authors and/or illustrators. This is just a small… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

By written by Monica C.    May 3, 2022   

From May 2nd to May 8th, the country will be celebrating Children's Book Week , an annual celebration that promotes the joy of reading to children and young people. The event began a little… continue reading Children's Book Week & the Free Library

By written by Chris B.    May 3, 2022   

Are you a creative, engaged student who is passionate about writing, reading, performing, and experiencing poetry? Are you equally passionate about working with your peers and other students to… continue reading Are You Philadelphia’s Next Youth Poet Laureate?

By written by Kris L.    May 2, 2022    3

It's Jewish-American Heritage Month. Jewish-Americans have a rich and storied history and culture of our own. Many things we think of as chiefly Jewish are actually distinctly Jewish-American:… continue reading Jewish-American Heritage Month 2022

By written by Shelley R.    May 2, 2022   

We have a little something for everyone in these new titles coming to the Free Library of Philadelphia this May! Young Children (up to 2nd Grade) Yes We Will: Asian Americans Who Shaped This… continue reading New Titles Coming to the Free Library in May!

By written by Rachel F.    May 2, 2022   

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