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Yes, I am one of those: I keep a list of books saved in my phone—books that I will eventually read once I reach that magical point of life when I stop desiring new books and therefore stop… continue reading Happy Birthday to Kurt Vonnegut (and Kilgore Trout?)

By written by Briana G.    November 8, 2019    2

Blog post author Nina Coffin is a Librarian in the Social Science & History Department at Parkway Central Library and a participant in Cohort 6 of the Skills for Community-Centered Libraries… continue reading Honor the Past, Embrace the Future: Exploring Services for Veterans and Their Families

By written by Community-Centered Libraries    November 8, 2019   

On Saturday, November 9 at 12:00 p.m., world-renowned violist Adriana Linares of ArcoNet (The Arts & Community Network), an incorporated nonprofit organization committed to offering… continue reading Viola, Violin, and Cello Family Concert at Lawncrest Library

By written by Marcela F.    November 7, 2019   

Prints were popular in American colonial homes. Among the decorative luxuries available, they were the most affordable. They would be hung in hallways, entrance halls, stairwells, and kitchens.… continue reading Spotlight on Special Collections: Five Unstudied Prints from the American Revolutionary War

By written by Joe S.    November 7, 2019   

The 'Song-Poems' concert series , which debuted in the Spring of 2019, is finishing up this calendar year with three special events. The concert series invites Philadelphia-based musicians… continue reading Song-Poems Concert Series Returns to Literature Deparment This Fall

By written by Sam P.    November 6, 2019   

So, have you started reading There There yet? Back on October 17, the Free Library was pleased to announce , in partnership with the Office of the Mayor , that Tommy Orange 's… continue reading #OneBookWednesday: Are You Reading With Us?

By written by Kate C.    November 6, 2019    4

Sharing cross-cultural stories is so important to developing civic engagement and participation in our communities. Creating safe environments is essential to discovering, exploring, and learning… continue reading Multicultural Fair: Empowering Communities, Quilting Stories

By written by Mary Marques    November 5, 2019    1

Call me Ishmael. It’s one of the most famous sentences in U.S. literature—and the opening statement of what is often called "the great American novel": Herman Melville… continue reading The Free Library Celebrates Herman Melville’s Bicentennial

By written by Clare F.    November 4, 2019   

After finally graduating this year, I didn’t think that I would ever want to read another book again. Being assigned books to read that are of little interest to you tends to ruin the desire… continue reading Explore Your Love of Books and Find Your Next Favorite!

By written by Kamilah C.    November 1, 2019    1

If you’re looking for something out of the ordinary, our November selections should be be of interest. There are sci-fi, fantasy, and amazing true stories that will capture your imagination… continue reading New Titles Coming to the Free Library in November!

By written by Paul A.    November 1, 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 . This time we have a… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | One Fox: A Counting Book Thriller

By written by Monica C.    October 31, 2019   

Howllo Boils and Ghouls!, Welcome back to the Free Library of Phrightadelphia's blog, on this most haunted of holidays— Halloween ! It would seem to be that 2019 is the Year of the… continue reading Monstermania!: A Monstrous Halloween Playlist

By written by Peter SM    October 31, 2019    1

Squash is one of those wonderful, hearty foods that last throughout the colder seasons, and comes in many intriguing shapes and sizes. It serves as a point of literary intrigue, a cultural… continue reading The Pumpkin on the Plate

By written by Gennifer R.    October 30, 2019   

Blog post author Lynn Williamson is the Chief of the Free Library of Philadelphia’s Neighborhood Library Services Division, the Project Manager of “Skills for Community-Centered… continue reading Reflections on Year 2 of Skills for Community-Centered Libraries

By written by Community-Centered Libraries    October 30, 2019   

On Friday, November 8 at 6:00 p.m., two unique features of the Richmond Library will come together in the form of "For the Love of Bees," a free piano concert by avant-guard composer… continue reading Richmond Library to Host "For the Love of Bees" Avant-Garde Piano Concert

By written by Amy T.    October 29, 2019    1

Election Day is Tuesday, November 5 throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. During this general election, Philadelphians will elect a Mayor, 10 District Council and Seven Council at-Large… continue reading Election Day is Tuesday, November 5

By written by Jenn D.    October 29, 2019   

This year, the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) declared the month of October: TeenTober ! It’s a time to celebrate and highlight Teen Services in libraries nationwide. This… continue reading What Will You Discover at the Free Library This TeenTober?

By written by Kris L.    October 28, 2019   

One of my favorite poetry presses recently printed out bookmarks that said: "Who needs poetry?" This question was a little tongue in cheek, but I think, in earnest, a valid question.… continue reading Poetry Comes to the Free Library This Fall

By written by Hannah B.    October 28, 2019   

We know that not everyone is lucky enough to live in Philadelphia. For those who aren’t able to make it to our diverse line-up of author talks in person—no worries! You can now watch… continue reading Introducing the Free Library’s Author Events YouTube Channel!

By written by Author Events    October 25, 2019    4

Somehow, November is just days away and we can't help but start to think about Thanksgiving. Here at the Free Library, we’re thankful for YOU! It’s true! No matter how you use the… continue reading Cook Up a Sweet Recipe with the Free Library This Fall!

By written by Kate C.    October 25, 2019   

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