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Like many holidays, Purim offers all those who celebrate Jewish traditions a chance to make and enjoy handmade goodies. The hallmark sweet treat for this occasion is the hamantaschen , a… continue reading How Do You Hamantaschen? From Cookbooks to Rare Books, Celebrating Purim at the Free Library!

By written by Suzanna U.    March 9, 2020   

Here today gone tomorrow is sometimes the fate of digital content. Paid subscription services such as Netflix add and drop titles monthly. Are your favorite titles disappearing from Netflix?… continue reading Are Your Favorite Titles Disappearing from Netflix?

By written by Susanna W.    March 6, 2020    2

"Women of the world, unite. You have nothing to lose but your chains!" You’ve probably heard a slightly different version of this quote (or, to be fair, misquote ) from Karl… continue reading Women of the World, Unite!

By written by Clare F.    March 6, 2020   

Blog post author Ben Remsen is a Library Supervisor at Kingsessing Library and a participant in Cohort 2 of the Skills for Community-Centered Libraries trainings. November 29, 2019, marked the… continue reading Kingsessing Library Celebrates 100 Years with Fine Forgiveness Jubilee!

By written by Community-Centered Libraries    March 5, 2020   

It’s early March and the Philadelphia Flower Show has just opened – a clear sign that spring is near! The spring equinox, which will arrive on March 19 this year, marks a new season,… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Spring is in the Air

By written by Monica C.    March 5, 2020   

Last spring, once a week for three weeks, students at the Greater Olney Library played guitars and wrote their own songs. Laughter could be heard from our upstairs meeting room as the students… continue reading Mighty Writers Workshops Help Teach Kids How To Write at Greater Olney Library

By written by Joy K.    March 4, 2020   

Super Tuesday is now behind us. The 11th debate of the Democratic presidential primary is on the horizon. Candidates are dropping out of the race left and right, but it’s still… continue reading Get Your Trusted 2020 Presidential Election News from the Free Library

By written by Jamie B.    March 4, 2020    2

March is Women’s History Month and the Free Library’s Author Events series will feature three related programs that will explore very different eras and the ideas of women. First up,… continue reading Author Events Celebrates Women's History Month

By written by Administrator    March 3, 2020   

"Even if I believed that women should be denied the right of suffrage, wild horses could not drag such an admission from my pen or my lips, for this reason: precisely the same arguments used… continue reading Women's History Month 2020: Stories We Know, Stories We'll Discover

By written by Kalela W.    March 3, 2020   

March of 2020 marks the 25th anniversary of our country’s nationally proclaimed Women’s History Month ! This year’s celebration is dedicated to the " Valiant Women of the… continue reading Telling Her Story: Picture Books to Celebrate Women’s History Month

By written by Emily S.    March 2, 2020   

Happy (almost) Leap Day! That’s right, tomorrow is that special bonus day that comes around once every four years. The date of February 29 is added in various solar calendars, including the… continue reading Spend Your Leap Day at the Free Library!

By written by Kate C.    February 28, 2020   

Our adult selections for March are decidedly serious and topical, dealing with opioid addiction, racial bias, and living under despotism... while our teen and children’s selections are full… continue reading New Titles Coming to the Free Library in March!

By written by Paul A.    February 28, 2020   

The Philadelphia Flower Show was the first public flower show held in the U.S. and it has become the largest and longest-running flower show in the world. The seed that became the Philadelphia… continue reading Oldest, Biggest, Best: A History of the Philadelphia Flower Show

By written by Sally F.    February 27, 2020   

Fire up your computer or smart device—it's Digital Learning Day ! Of course, every day is Digital Learning Day at the Free Library—all you need is a library card and you can gain… continue reading Every Day is Digital Learning Day at the Free Library!

By written by Peter SM    February 27, 2020   

Aren’t cover letters a thing of the past? Shouldn’t we be able to do away with them now that most job applications are online? The answer is no to both questions, and these here are… continue reading Cover Letters Uncovered!

By written by Karen H.    February 26, 2020   

I learned so much at a recent One Book, One Philadelphia   panel about the relationship between food, memory, and economic justice. The conversation centered on what it means to… continue reading One Book, Many Voices Community Dinner at Cobbs Creek Library

By written by Brittanie S.    February 26, 2020   

The Free Library is well into the third year of our Skills for Community-Centered Libraries training program, and we continue to learn from our six national partners as they test the workshop… continue reading Community Engagement with National Partners

By written by Community-Centered Libraries    February 25, 2020   

Every year, Mardi Gras brings together revelers in New Orleans and beyond to carry on the traditions of celebration that began in medieval times. Whether you take to the streets to join a parade… continue reading Drinks to Celebrate Mardi Gras!

By written by Suzanna U.    February 25, 2020   

For this month's Digital Media Spotlight , we are celebrating Black History Month and the lives and achievements of African Americans in film, music, literature, and other multimedia, all… continue reading Digital Media Spotlight: Black History Month

By written by Peter SM    February 24, 2020   

Note: all remaining AARP Tax Prep events have been cancelled. Do you shudder at the thought of April 15 and wring your hands during the annual financial ritual? You are not alone. Taxes are… continue reading Don't Panic! Get Free Tax Filing Help from AARP!

By written by Abbe K.    February 21, 2020   

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