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Sharing cross-cultural stories is so important to developing civic engagement and participation in our communities. Creating safe environments is essential to discovering, exploring, and learning… continue reading Multicultural Fair: Empowering Communities, Quilting Stories

By written by Mary Marques    November 5, 2019    1

There could not be a more natural community-centered initiative pairing than the Paschalville Partnership ’s Community Catalyst Initiative and Read by 4th . Last month, these initiatives… continue reading Community-Centered Groups Come Together to Promote Literacy in Southwest Philadelphia

By written by Administrator    October 24, 2019   

When you think of spelling bees, you probably think back to those elementary school glory days (or, in my case, to an embarrassing misspelling of ‘different’ that still haunts me to… continue reading The Birds and the Bee: A Raven Society Spelling Bee!

By written by Laura K.    October 15, 2019   

"A community is healthy when relationships are felt deeply, when there are histories of trust, a shared sense of mutual belonging, norms of mutual commitments, habits of mutual assistance,… continue reading Book Fiesta Strives to Connect Libraries and Communities in South Philadelphia!

By written by Mary Marques    October 8, 2019    1

As someone who not-so-patiently awaits the arrival of fall every year, I’m elated that today is the autumnal equinox. This wonderful first day of fall is one of my favorite holidays. It… continue reading An Autumnal State of Mind

By written by Christine M.    September 23, 2019   

The workshop in the Free Library’s new Robert and Eileen Kennedy Heim Center for Cultural and Civic Engagement began with a quick quiz. And while I knew I wouldn’t ace it, I thought I… continue reading Modern Courts, Modern Lives

By written by Kalela W.    August 28, 2019   

International Overdose Awareness Day is Saturday, August 31. The aim is to raise awareness and acknowledge the grief felt by families and friends remembering those who have died or suffered injury… continue reading Overdose Awareness and Prevention

By written by Jenn D.    August 28, 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   

On Saturday, June 29, join us in Germantown's Vernon Park from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for the inaugural Unity Day ! On Unity Day, the North Central Philadelphia community will to come… continue reading Join Us for Unity Day on June 29!

By written by Andrea S.    June 20, 2019    2

Juneteenth commemorates the end of slavery, on June 19, 1865, when the Emancipation Proclamation was enforced by Union soldiers and the last remaining slaves were freed in Galveston Texas. To… continue reading Juneteenth is in the Air on 52nd Street and in the House at Blackwell Regional Library!

By written by Barbara B.    June 6, 2019   

Philadelphia’s Science Festival is back for a week of all things science. The week-long festival is hosted by the Franklin Institute and offers hundreds of free and low-cost programs across… continue reading Celebrate All Things Science at Your Neighborhood Library During the Philadelphia Science Festival!

By written by Elizabeth K.    April 23, 2019   

What’s better than a fun Free Library storytime with your little one? How about a fun Free Library storytime complete with some of Philly’s most iconic eats just steps away?… continue reading Join the Free Library for a Storytime in Reading Terminal Market!

By written by Kate C.    April 18, 2019    2

A Voice for Peace, Concord, and Harmony: XIII International Poetry Festival in Philadelphia will congregate poets from Latin America, Spain, and the United States in an evening of verse and music… continue reading Poetry Reading Circle: Celebremos Global Peace!

By written by Mary Marques    April 12, 2019    2

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   

The Free Library Book Bike program is now entering its 4th season! The Book Bikes are bicycle-powered mobile libraries that go to local events, bringing a piece of the Free Library outside of our… continue reading The Book Bike Gears Up for Its 4th Season!

By written by Link R.    February 8, 2019   

We are excited to share the news that the Free Library will be at the African American Children's Book Fair again this year! Founded and organized by Vanesse Lloyd-Sgambati, the African… continue reading Free Library Participating in 27th Annual African American Children's Book Fair

By written by Molly B.    January 25, 2019   

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