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Whether you've voted or not in the past few years for national or local elections, you may or may not know that voting security has become an ever-increasing concern. A bipartisan report by… continue reading New Voting Machine Demonstrations at a Neighborhood Library Near You!

By written by Peter SM    September 12, 2019   

Philadelphians: it’s time to make your voting plans for the 2019 Pennsylvania primary election, which will be held this coming Tuesday, May 21! The Free Library is here to help you vote, in… continue reading How to Vote in the Primary Election on Tuesday, May 21

By written by Clare F.    May 16, 2019   

The position of First Lady is a unique one in American government. It’s not a democratically elected position, but the office holds a great deal of cultural clout, and the women who occupied… continue reading First Ladies, In Their Own Words

By written by Violet L.    October 29, 2018   

With the launch of our Division of Cultural and Civic Engagement (DCCE), the Free Library is committed, more than ever, to getting Philadelphians involved in what’s happening in their… continue reading Plan for the Polls: No Excuses!

By written by Kalela W.    October 24, 2018   

Voting is an exercise in democracy. And no matter where you fall on the political spectrum, if you’re not registered to vote, your voice won’t be heard. Midterms matter! And for these… continue reading Midterms Matter: Democracy Looks Like You!

By written by Kalela W.    September 20, 2018    2

Updated January, 16, 2018 Watch our interview with Michael Wolff tonight LIVE starting @ 7:30 p.m. A week from today, in what is sure to be one of our more interesting Author Events to ever take… continue reading Our Spring 2018 Author Events Series Is Full of Fire and Fury!

By written by Author Events    January 9, 2018    1

Welp, here we go again... This is what could happen if there are no Net Neutrality laws. Remember Net Neutrality ? If not, here's a refresher: In its simplest terms, Net Neutrality is the… continue reading Rally to Save Net Neutrality and Open Internet for All!

By written by Peter SM    December 8, 2017    1

Election Day is Tuesday, November 7th throughout the state of Pennsylvania. During this general election, Philadelphians will elect both a new District Attorney and City Controller, as well as:… continue reading November 7th is Election Day

By written by Christina P.    November 6, 2017   

Relatively few Americans have ever visited or know much about Russia, North Korea, and Turkey. Yet, each passing day seems to bring additional evidence that these nations are working to thwart… continue reading Looking Beyond the Headlines: What You Should Know About Russia, North Korea, and Turkey

By written by Richard L.    August 14, 2017    3

The peaceful transfer of power from one presidential administration to the next is a hallmark of our democracy—and something that Americans take great pride in. The occasion is particularly… continue reading Presidential Inaugural Stories and Anecdotes

By written by Richard L.    January 17, 2017   

2016 will be remembered for many things in the history books and one of those top historical moments will be the 2016 Presidential Election. No matter which candidate you voted for or what… continue reading Bernie Sanders: Progressivism, Social Democracy, and Political Revolution

By written by Peter SM    November 23, 2016    4

The Technology Learning Collaborative (TLC) , an association of service organizations from throughout Philadelphia committed to leveraging technology resources to reduce poverty, improve… continue reading Click, Engage, and Involve at Technology Learning Collaborative's Conference

By written by Harry F.    October 19, 2016    1

Happy International Literacy Day ! While everyone knows libraries are literacy hubs, many might not know the different types of literacy the Free Library of Philadelphia helps to promote! Not… continue reading Celebrate International Literacy Day with the Free Library

By written by Kate C.    September 8, 2016    2