"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!
written by Mary Marques
October 8, 2019
It's not news that Philly is a great city for eating. Philadelphia is home to exceptionally exiting and delicious food, much of it celebrating the diversity of the people who call this city…
continue reading La Cocina: Pursuit of the American Dream Through Cooking
written by Liz A.
June 17, 2019
Parkway Central Library Senior Services will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Coretta Scott King Awards for excellence in African American children’s literature with a five-part…
continue reading Conversations in Color: The Coretta Scott King Awards Celebrate 50 Years of Excellence
written by Lisa-Jane E.
May 29, 2019
A zine (pronounced zeen) is a small-circulation, self-published work of original or appropriated texts and images. Usually hand-made using found materials and simple supplies, zines can be about…
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written by Michelle Z.
May 20, 2019
Join the Free Library of Philadelphia as we celebrate Chinese New Year and the Year of the Pig! Chinese New Year is a fifteen-day celebration which starts on the new moon (also known as Lunar new…
continue reading Celebrate the Year of the Pig with the Free Library!
written by Administrator
February 4, 2019
In response to the National Endowment for the Humanities ’ call for public programming on humanities and the legacy of race in the United States, the Free Library of Philadelphia will host a…
continue reading Free Library to Host Panel Discussion On Race and Policing
written by Kate C.
October 12, 2017
In an informal conversation with Marianne Banbor, Branch Head of the Independence Library , and Sara Palmer, Children’s Librarian at the Ramonita G. de Rodríguez Library , I asked…
continue reading Curious about the Free Library of Pride?
written by Mary Marques
April 20, 2017
Drop by any library and look at some picture book covers. Every color, shape, age, and gender smile back at you, but are they really representing diversity? What and who define diversity? How has…
continue reading Diversity in Picture Books
written by Patti M.
January 6, 2017