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For nearly three decades, America’s birthplace (Philly, of course!) has celebrated Independence Day with Wawa Welcome America – a free, multi-day festival encompassing… continue reading Celebrate Wawa Welcome America Virtually with the Free Library!

By written by Kate C.    June 29, 2020   

On June 19, 1865, Major General Gordon Granger of the Union Army arrived in Galveston, Texas, and he had an announcement to make. More than two years before, President Abraham Lincoln had signed… continue reading Juneteenth Matters

By written by Kalela W.    June 18, 2020    1

Philadelphia's Mayor Kenney has declared Friday, June 19, 2020 a City holiday in recognition of Juneteenth! Juneteenth is the most popular annual celebration of Emancipation, and commemorates… continue reading Picture ebook Highlights | Celebrating Juneteenth!

By written by Monica C.    June 18, 2020   

What are your plans for Father’s Day this year? Even if you’re not able to be out and about, there is something you can do right at home – cozy up and share a good book together!… continue reading Stories to Share for Father's Day

By written by Monica C.    June 17, 2020   

Although most of us will be staying home this Mother’s Day, what better way to celebrate than by enjoying breakfast in bed and cuddling up to share stories with the ones we love? The… continue reading Stories to Share for Mother's Day

By written by Leigh U.    May 8, 2020   

It can be hard being a big brother or a big sister. It can also be hard being a little brother or a little sister. When you’re older, the arrival of a little sibling brings both joy and huge… continue reading Celebrate Siblings Day with These ebooks!

By written by Monica C.    April 9, 2020   

April is chock full of religious celebrations: Passover starts on April 8, Easter Sunday falls on April 12, and Ramadan begins on April 24. As always, you can find books to share with your little… continue reading Celebrating in April | Passover, Easter, and Ramadan

By written by Monica C.    April 7, 2020   

What is the Equinox? The word "equinox" comes from a Latin root meaning "equal night", and describes the days of the year when daytime is roughly equal to night. The equinox… continue reading Welcome Spring! How to Celebrate the Equinox with Kids

By written by Emily S.    March 19, 2020   

Today, March 13, is the first of two Friday the 13ths occurring in 2020. I've penned posts in the past of full of screamingly scary streaming selections and now I've returned to shock and… continue reading Spotlight on Digital Media | The Return of 13 Scary Movies to Watch on Friday the 13th

By written by Peter SM    March 13, 2020   

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   

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   

Join the Free Library of Philadelphia as we celebrate Chinese New Year 2020 and the Year of the Rat ! Chinese New Year is a fifteen-day celebration that starts on the new moon (also known as Lunar… continue reading Celebrate the Year of the Rat with the Free Library!

By written by Peter SM    January 21, 2020    1

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a strongly celebrated day in Philadelphia. People of all ages come together to support their communities and uplift the values of MLK’s civil rights leadership… continue reading MLK Day of Service | When the Youth Lead

By written by Gennifer R.    January 15, 2020   

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  stands with one arm stretched high above his head, waving to the crowd, with a broad smile on his face, as the legendary Philadelphia civil rights attorney and… continue reading Reflecting on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Visit to Philadelphia: A Personal Account

By written by Mharlyn M.    January 14, 2020    2

So many people revel in the spirit of giving this time of year—from giving gifts to loved ones to giving back to their communities. The Free Library and all of our supporters get in the… continue reading Give a Gift to the Free Library Fund this Holiday Season

By written by Jamie K.    December 23, 2019   

Here at the Culinary Literacy Center , cookies are a constant – over the years, we’ve offered science-based approaches to the sweet treat; a hands-on opportunity to make and taste a… continue reading Learn to Make Delicious Meshabek on National Bake Cookies Day

By written by Suzanna U.    December 18, 2019   

The holidays are in full swing, and that means your television, web browser, and anywhere else you can watch video on is currently inundated with holiday programming. And as comforting as A… continue reading Digital Media Spotlight | Season's Streamings with These Unique Holiday Television Specials and Movies

By written by Peter SM    December 17, 2019   

Yes, you heard that right: ice cream in December—and vegan ice cream, at that! Though you may be familiar with National Ice Cream Day, which is celebrated annually on the third Sunday in… continue reading You Scream, I Scream . . . for Vegan Ice Cream!

By written by Clare F.    December 13, 2019    1

Can you believe the holidays are already upon us? Although it's the *most* wonderful time of the year in many ways, from office parties to time away from work to celebrating with loved ones… continue reading Holiday Gift Ideas from the Free Library!

By written by Kate C.    December 10, 2019   

Deciding what holiday gifts to get friends and family is always tricky, especially since this time of year can be so hectic. And once you finally figure that out, you have to worry about actually… continue reading Give a Special Free Library Gift to Someone this Season: Dedicate a Bookplate!

By written by Jamie K.    December 9, 2019   

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