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Since 2016, the Business Resource and Innovation Center (BRIC) has been a one-stop shop for entrepreneurs, nonprofits, inventors, and job seekers at the Free Library. We’ve helped thousands… continue reading The Business Resource and Innovation Center (BRIC) has a New Home!

By written by Gillian R.    April 2, 2019    1

Celebrate the coming of Spring with new fantasy fiction for teens and adults, memoirs by culinary celebrities, a film about the ground-breaking career of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg,… continue reading New Titles Coming to the Free Library in April!

By written by Paul A.    April 1, 2019   

Following years of planning and renovation, the Free Library is set to open reimagined spaces in the Parkway Central Library later this month! The massive undertaking began with moving more than… continue reading #ReimaginedFLP: Free Library to Open Reimagined Spaces in the Parkway Central Library!

By written by Kate C.    April 1, 2019    3

While riding on the El one afternoon, as the train wobbily drifted into 46th Street Station, I noticed a handful of people standing around in a vacant lot off to the side of the tracks and then I… continue reading Strange Statues and a Discovery in Parkway Central Library's Art Department

By written by Briana G.    March 29, 2019    3

Philadelphia has been a major center of international commerce for over 300 years. Even today, with major port complexes serving major metropolitan centers throughout the country, Philadelphia and… continue reading A History Minute | 14 Surprising Facts about the Port of Philadelphia

By written by Sally F.    March 28, 2019    2

The Barbie doll’s official beau has always been Ken, but to many toy collectors (and some cultural critics ) the real natural counterpart to Barbie has always been G.I. Joe . The two… continue reading Happy Birthday, Barbie and G.I. Joe!

By written by Violet L.    March 27, 2019    2

The Free Library was fortunate to recently receive a donation of books by Polish authors that were translated into English, along with books in Polish for both adults and children. The books were… continue reading Book Donation to Recognize and Celebrate Polish Literature

By written by Paul A.    March 26, 2019    1

Every year, the Free Library of Philadelphia hosts a Family Fest —a celebration just for children and their families in the historic Parkway Central Library . Open to the public, this very… continue reading Celebrate the Free Library at This Year’s Family Fest!

By written by Alexa L.    March 25, 2019   

This Saturday, March 23 marks the 25th anniversary of Hellboy and has been designated Hellboy Day across libraries, comic book shops, and bookstores around the world! What's a… continue reading Throw Those Horns In the Air in Celebration of Hellboy's 25th Anniversary!

By written by Peter SM    March 22, 2019   

LEAP , the Literacy Enrichment Afterschool Program, is continuously looking for ways to better serve youth in Philadelphia. On January 25, LEAP hosted training for staff on Trauma Informed… continue reading LEAP Spotlight: Training on Trauma Informed Approach

By written by Molly B.    March 21, 2019   

March 20 is the Great American Meatout – an annual challenge to pass up meat for just one day  and give the vegetarian (or vegan) life a try. What you choose to eat is a very… continue reading A Look at Some Famous "Veggies" in Honor of the Great American MeatOut

By written by Violet L.    March 20, 2019    1

Through the National Center for Interactive Learning at the Space Science Institute , Overbrook Park Library has been granted the Project Build program. Project Build brings libraries and… continue reading Project Build Brings Libraries and Engineers Together for Children's STEM Programming

By written by Elizabeth K.    March 19, 2019   

It's no secret... the Free Library is thrilled to partner with Philadelphia's beloved film screening series, The Secret Cinema , now in its 27th year. In celebration of our current… continue reading The Secret Cinema Presents: Philadelphia: The Changing City

By written by Laura S.    March 19, 2019   

¡Hola! My name is Mary and I will be your host on this extraordinary adventure. We will be flying for eight hours from the United States to one of the most historic countries in South… continue reading The World Traveling Trunk viaja a Sudamérica: ¡Bienvenido a Perú!

By written by Mary Marques    March 15, 2019   

Over the past two months, second grade students in the Building Bridges with Books program, a partnership between the Free Library and the School District of Philadelphia, had a chance to… continue reading School and Library Partnerships: Florence, Italy at the Library

By written by Molly B.    March 14, 2019   

Ah March, that most unusual of months – is it spring or winter? Will it snow one last time? Are the crocuses blooming yet to give me a glimmer of hope? One fun way to get through these last… continue reading Celebrating Math and Formulas in Teen Books for Pi Day!

By written by Rachel F.    March 14, 2019   

We hate to admit it, but the end of another phenomenal  One Book, One Philadelphia  season is already upon us! We’ve spent the last eight weeks reading, discussing, watching,… continue reading #OneBookWednesday: Closing the Book (For Now!)

By written by Kate C.    March 13, 2019   

It’s still early in the race for the presidency 2020, but already we have 4 (four!) women candidates for the presidency: Senator Elizabeth Warren, Senator Kamala… continue reading Women’s History Month | 2020 Women Presidential Candidates

By written by Monica C.    March 12, 2019   

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