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In our previous Manga 101 installment, we covered romance manga. This time, we’ll take a look at two subgenres of romance manga (BL and GL), as well as some non-romantic LGBTQ+ manga. … continue reading Manga 101: BL, GL, and Beyond

By written by Meg B.    September 15, 2023    2

We are happy to announce the return of four popular electronic resources that are no longer carried by POWER Library, Pennsylvania’s Electronic Library. The Free Library of… continue reading 4 Gale Databases Return to the Free Library

By written by Sharyl O.    September 13, 2023   

While it’s a bit of a bummer that summer is drawing to a close, we’re happy to welcome in some cooler weather alongside a brisk fall season of Free Library Author Events. And what a… continue reading 5 Author Events To Catch This September

By written by Jason F.    September 12, 2023   

Read, Baby, Read at the Free Library knows that early childhood matters! We also know that from day one, you want to set the stage for your baby’s lifelong learning, happiness, and success.… continue reading Read, Baby, Read: The Power of Talk For Nurturing Your Baby's Brain

By written by Kimberly G.    September 12, 2023   

The Free Library of Philadelphia provides educational programming to enhance and enrich the lives of residents and free access to important resources and services. The Library hosts thousands of… continue reading The Free Library Seeks a Contract Event Photographer

By written by Administrator    September 11, 2023   

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    61

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   

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    9

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    3

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   

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