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This spring and summer are shaping up to be a great time for readers and fans of all things related to comic books! As I'm sure you know and have been bombarded with ads, reviews, and… continue reading It's That Time of Year Again... Free Comic Book Day!

By written by Peter SM    May 3, 2019   

This Saturday marks that most intergalactic of wordplay holidays... May the 4th Be With You ! Did you know that " Star Wars Fiction " is a subject heading in our online catalog ?… continue reading May the 4th Be With You | Star Wars Fiction

By written by Rachel F.    May 3, 2019   

This year, Free Library Comic Con celebrates its 5th anniversary with our annual event at the Parkway Central Library on May 11, 2019! When you arrive, you’ll first encounter our Vendor Hall… continue reading The 5th Annual Free Library Comic Con!

By written by Kris L.    May 2, 2019    2

Ramadan, Islam’s holiest month, begins on May 5. Ramadan is the ninth month in the Muslim lunar calendar and all over the world Muslim families celebrate with daily fasting and prayer. For… continue reading Children's Books for Ramadan Mubarak (Happy Ramadan!)

By written by Monica C.    May 2, 2019   

The Free Library of Philadelphia’s Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (LBPH) and Culinary Literacy Center (CLC) will receive a Community Partner Award from Associated Services… continue reading Associated Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired (ASB) to Honor the Free Library

By written by Kate C.    May 1, 2019   

What do you think of when you hear the words "May Day"? (And no, I don’t mean the distress call "mayday," which comes from m’aidir , French for "help… continue reading May Day! Mayday? May Day!

By written by Clare F.    May 1, 2019   

Our new title offerings for May are an eclectic bunch, touching on wolves, teenage chefs, Harper Lee, and the strange art and science of decision-making. Read on for our suggestions, available in… continue reading New Titles Coming to the Free Library in May!

By written by Paul A.    April 30, 2019   

Here's some exciting news to close out National Poetry Month : Philadelphia Poet Laureate Raquel Salas Rivera has been selected by the Academy of American Poets as one of 13 recipients of a… continue reading Raquel Salas Rivera Receives Academy of American Poets Laureate Fellowship

By written by Kate C.    April 30, 2019   

Here at the Culinary Literacy Center, we use food as a lens to see and experience the world around us. Unfortunately, the food system we take part in can also mirror larger societal inequities.… continue reading Help to Fight Food Insecurity at the Annual Good Food For All Conference

By written by Suzanna U.    April 29, 2019    1

On May 13, the Free Library's Special Collections Division will present Our Five Senses , the first family friendly, fully-interactive exhibition at the Free Library. The exhibition connects… continue reading Our Five Senses | A New Family Friendly, Fully-Interactive Exhibition

By written by Chris B.    April 29, 2019    5

Harper Lee was born on April 28, 1926 in Monroeville, Alabama. She died in 2016 in the same small Southern town, leaving many mourning her death. Her legacy lives on today most notably through her… continue reading Harper Lee and Complicating an American Classic

By written by Lo I.    April 25, 2019   

In my version of a perfect world, there are two kinds of fiction readers: Those who have already read (and loved) multi-award-winning author N.K Jemisin 's work and those who will. Soon. If… continue reading Are You an N.K. Jemisin Fan Yet?

By written by Kim B.    April 24, 2019   

Philadelphia’s Science Festival is back for a week of all things science. The week-long festival is hosted by the Franklin Institute and offers hundreds of free and low-cost programs across… continue reading Celebrate All Things Science at Your Neighborhood Library During the Philadelphia Science Festival!

By written by Elizabeth K.    April 23, 2019   

As the mercury rises this summer in Philly, get hot on the trail of... A re-opened cold case with one of America’s most dogged investigative journalists . Explore your epicurean side with… continue reading Summer 2019 Author Events Preview!

By written by Author Events    April 22, 2019    2

The winners of the 2019 Pulitzer Prizes were announced at Columbia University in New York City on Monday, April 15. The Pulitzers recognize achievements in newspaper, magazine and online… continue reading The 2019 Pulitzer Prize Winners Are...

By written by Peter SM    April 18, 2019   

What’s better than a fun Free Library storytime with your little one? How about a fun Free Library storytime complete with some of Philly’s most iconic eats just steps away?… continue reading Join the Free Library for a Storytime in Reading Terminal Market!

By written by Kate C.    April 18, 2019    2

If you had told me a few years ago that I would be fully obsessed with either ice hockey or fencing by way of comics I would have laughed SO HARD. I’m barely into watching baseball or… continue reading Rah! Rah! Sis Boom Bah!: Let's Hear It for Sports Comics and Manga!

By written by Rachel F.    April 17, 2019   

Dublin 2019: An Irish Worldcon announced the finalists for the 2019 Hugo Awards on April 2. The awards are the most prestigious in the science fiction genre, honoring literature and media as well… continue reading Hugo Awards Finalists Announced for 2019

By written by Kim B.    April 17, 2019   

Many things go missing – overdue books, keys, socks in the dryer – but none of those can compare with the gravity of when a person simply disappears. Approximately 90,000 people are… continue reading The Mystery of Missing Persons

By written by Violet L.    April 16, 2019   

We’re back for another edition of Picture Book Highlights – a series where we put the spotlight on a book that has been ordered for all neighborhood libraries . Earlier this year we… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Owls Are Good At Keeping Secrets

By written by Monica C.    April 15, 2019   

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