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The John Newbery Award is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2022! Commonly referred to as "The Newbery", the literary award is given each year by the American Library Association… continue reading Award-Winning Black Authors and The Newbery’s 100th Anniversary

By written by Jeff B.    February 28, 2022   

Philadelphia’s Food Service History is Black History From the Historical Marker Database , photographed by Carolyn Martienssen, June 2015 You might have noticed on South 8th Street a… continue reading Robert Bogle and Philadelphia’s Dynastic Black Caterers

By written by Lane    February 25, 2022   

Many of us may get our news from online sources these days—social media feeds provide a constant source of information about everything from policy proposals, the weather, celebrity news,… continue reading Newspapers: A Guide Into the Past

By written by Inaara S.    February 24, 2022   

Our podcast archive dates back more than 25 years and features scores of author talks to help you commemorate, celebrate, and reflect on Black History Month. But even in just this past year,… continue reading Black Authors and Voices: Podcasts from the Author Events Archive

By written by Author Events    February 23, 2022   

History is found in the pages of a textbook—or so I thought! This February, celebrate Black History Month by learning more about the history of Black quilt makers! Do you know about the… continue reading The Quilts of Gee's Bend

By written by Inaara S.    February 16, 2022   

This February as we celebrate Black History Month, we want to recommend some pictures books published in 2021 that were written and/or illustrated by Black creators. In the following list,… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Black History Month

By written by Monica C.    February 15, 2022   

Are you a fan of comic book characters such as Marvel Comics' Black Panther or DC Comics' Black Lighting ? These Black superhero comics gained renewed popularity in recent years as a… continue reading Early Black Comic Book Writers, Illustrators, and Newspaper Cartoonists

By written by Sandy M.    February 10, 2022    1

by Germaine Ingram On Sunday, February 13, at 6:00 p.m., live on YouTube , I’ll be in conversation with the tap/jazz aficionado and irrepressible raconteur Hank Smith on his every-so-often… continue reading Hangin’ with Hank: Imagining Louise

By written by Administrator    February 8, 2022   

Black History Month is a time to illuminate the past, to remember past trials and tribulations, and to celebrate the contributions of Black people in this country. The theme of this… continue reading Celebrate Health and Wellness this Black History Month Throughout Philadelphia

By written by Emily S.    February 7, 2022   

It may be chilly outside, but the Free Library has some titles to warm you up this month! Young Children (up to 2nd Grade) Hey You!: An Empowering Celebration of Growing Up Black by Dapo Adeola… continue reading New Titles Coming to the Free Library in February!

By written by Rachel F.    February 4, 2022   

Araminta (Minty) Ross was born a slave in March 1821. As a free woman, she was reborn under the name of Harriet Tubman. As the conductor of the Underground Railroad, Harriet was named the Moses of… continue reading Harriet Tubman’s Legacy

By written by Mary Marques    February 3, 2022   

Today is the 36th annual celebration of National Girls and Women in Sports Day (NGWSD) , started in 1974 by the Women’s Sports Foundation . The purpose of the foundation is to provide… continue reading National Girls and Women in Sports Day (NGWSD)

By written by Kamilah C.    February 2, 2022   

This February, the Free Library is proud to commemorate Black History Month , honoring the triumphs and achievements of Black Americans throughout U.S. history and celebrating Black history,… continue reading Celebrating Black History Month at the Free Library

By written by Inaara S.    February 1, 2022    1

The New Year is a time to reaffirm commitments and resolve to meet new goals. Leslie Walker , Interim Director of the Free Library of Philadelphia, and Dave Edwards , Interim CEO of the Free… continue reading Reference Desk: Candid Conversations with Leslie and Dave!

By written by Jonathan E.    March 4, 2021   

I bomb atomically, Socrates’ philosophies and hypotheses Can’t define how I be dropping these mockeries Lyrically perform armed robbery - "Triumph (feat. Cappadonna)" by… continue reading Memories of the Golden Age of Hip Hop

By written by Camille T.    February 26, 2021    1

Throughout February, in celebration of Black History Month, Picture Book Highlights will focus on books written and / or illustrated by African American authors and illustrators. Today to close… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Black History Month: Biographies

By written by Monica C.    February 26, 2021   

One of the joys of my profession is not knowing who will spark my curiosity to continue learning about something or someone. To celebrate Black History Month this year, I let my curiosity guide me… continue reading Dr. Rebecca Cole: Pioneering Philadelphia Doctor and African American Health Advocate

By written by J'Vanne W.    February 24, 2021   

Bessie Coleman is known for being the first black women to get a pilot’s license. But have you ever wondered who the first Black man was to get his pilot’s license? Meet Emory Conrad… continue reading Emory C. Malick: Trailblazing African American Pilot

By written by Sandy M.    February 23, 2021   

This is the seventh in a series of posts  highlighting major figures in Philadelphia jazz history. Every one of the bolded album titles below can be streamed free with your library card via… continue reading Philly Jazz Legends: The Heath Brothers

By written by Ben R.    February 23, 2021    1

To commemorate and celebrate the scope of Black History Month, you can jump into our Author Events podcast archive , which dates back almost 25 years! There you’ll find an astonishing wealth… continue reading Black Authors and Voices: Podcasts from the Author Events Archive

By written by Author Events    February 22, 2021    1

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