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Please note: All Census Champion Trainings from now until March 30 have been cancelled.   Do you want to work toward a better future for our city? Are you a trusted member of your community,… continue reading 2020 Census: Get Involved at the Free Library!

By written by Clare F.    February 20, 2020    1

On Thursday, February 20 , David W. Young will appear at Parkway Central Library to discuss his book, Battles of Germantown: Effective Public History in America .  Many Philadelphia residents… continue reading What is "Public History", Anyway?

By written by Nina C.    February 19, 2020   

Today is the birthday of celebrated former First Lady and citizen of the world, Michelle Obama . A political figure in her own right, Michelle Obama is well known for her healthy eating campaign,… continue reading Michelle Obama Grows a Garden

By written by Gennifer R.    January 17, 2020   

In preparation for a special Free Library event taking place this Wednesday, January 15 at Lovett Library , today we'll be looking at the history and architecture of Mt. Airy. The neighborhood… continue reading Neighborhood Beginnings: 11 Things You Should Know About Mt. Airy

By written by Sally F.    January 13, 2020    2

The Free Library cares about digital inclusion, equity, and access, and has expanded beyond the walls of our 54 neighborhood libraries to partner with area nonprofits, providing free access to… continue reading Digital Inclusion, Equity, and Access | Mercy Neighborhood Ministries Hot Spot

By written by Lu F.    January 9, 2020   

Philadelphia is a wellspring of inspiring young people, with our innovative communities and the creative spirit of the city bringing out the best in many of our young leaders. Today, we would like… continue reading Y is for Youth

By written by Gennifer R.    January 7, 2020   

The United States has counted its population every 10 years since 1790, and in 2020 we will do so again with a Census . Why does the country undertake this challenging count? Well, it's… continue reading Census 2020, Your Community, and You: Information and Employment Opportunities

By written by Jenn D.    January 6, 2020    5

We are pleased to announce that South Philadelphia Library has been designated a Zone of Peace by the Religious Leaders Council of Greater Philadelphia . This title is granted to both religious… continue reading South Philadelphia Library Designated a Zone of Peace

By written by Link R.    December 16, 2019    1

Have you heard that Tommy Orange’s breathtaking novel There There is the 2020 One Book, One Philadelphia featured selection? If you don’t have a copy yet, don’t worry: the Free… continue reading #OneBookWednesday | Book Discussion Tips

By written by Clare F.    November 20, 2019    1

I pride myself on being someone who recycles. My grandmother took trash and recycle day in her neighborhood VERY seriously. She would make sure that any jar that had sauce/jam/cream/oil in it was… continue reading The Do's and Don'ts of Recycling in Philadelphia

By written by Kamilah C.    November 15, 2019    6

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   

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   

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   

Naquawna Letman is a Library Assistant at Parkway Central Library and a participant in Cohort 3 of the Skills for Community-Centered Libraries trainings. Exploring Music and Food through the… continue reading Music Department and Culinary Literacy Center Collaborate on Programming

By written by Community-Centered Libraries    August 26, 2019    1

by Suzanna U. and Amy T. The third Saturday in August marks National Honey Bee Day , and the Free Library knows a thing or two about honey bees! Did you know we have quite a few of our own bees… continue reading National Honey Bee Day at the Free Library!

By written by Suzanna U.    August 16, 2019   

Meredith McGovern is a Librarian at Falls of Schuylkill Library and a participant in Cohort 3 of the Skills for Community-Centered Libraries trainings. As a children’s librarian, I work with… continue reading Gardening for Kids Programs Grow Community Connections

By written by Community-Centered Libraries    August 12, 2019   

Ever wanted to enjoy the streets of Philadelphia without the hustle and bustle of traffic? This Saturday, August 3, you’ve got that chance as Philly Free Streets returns to North Broad… continue reading Join the Free Library at Philly Free Streets!

By written by Kate C.    August 1, 2019   

Claire L. Hand is an Adult/Teen Librarian at Wynnefield Library and a participant in Cohort 2 of the Skills for Community-Centered Libraries trainings. During library staff’s initial… continue reading Engaging Community Partners in Program Planning

By written by Community-Centered Libraries    July 22, 2019    2

The Free Library is delighted that WURD Radio (96.1FM | 900AM) is returning with LIVE broadcasts as part of their Summer of Freedom Tour. This marks the ninth year that WURD will broadcast from… continue reading WURD's Summer of Freedom Library Tour Returns!

By written by Jenn D.    July 2, 2019   

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