Posts in “events-at-the-library” (120)

Did you know that October is Computer Learning Month ? The Free Library wants to help you celebrate! Below you'll find a helpful a reminder of all the ways we can help you gain confidence in… continue reading

By Kate C.   October 15, 2018    1

It’s been said that "everybody has a past." Would you like to delve into yours? If so, we can help you find links to the unknowns in your life and the life of your family with our… continue reading

By Lisa-Jane E.   October 4, 2018   

Today, it seems that more Americans than ever before are writing poetry, participating in poetry slams, and entering poetry contests. But as we dive (back?) into poetry and draw inspiration from… continue reading

By Richard L.   October 2, 2018   

John Kerry Author Event Livestream Video by Michael Smerconish When Andy Kahan, the Ruth W. and A. Morris Williams, Jr., Director of Author Events at the Free Library of Philadelphia invited me to… continue reading

By Author Events   October 2, 2018   

September is Self-Improvement Month , and if you’ve been thinking about taking steps to become your best self, now is the time. Let the Free Library – and your library card , of course… continue reading

By Kate C.   September 26, 2018   

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 ‘macaroni’ that nearly ruined fourth… continue reading

By Kate C.   September 25, 2018   

Hypnosis, using its power to heal or influence others, has captured our public imagination long ago. It is a popular and often misunderstood technique that has been used for a variety of things,… continue reading

By Joe S.   September 21, 2018   

In addition to Library Card Sign-Up Month (woo-hoo!), September is National Literacy Month . As you would expect, literacy is very near and dear to our hearts here at the Free Library, and a core… continue reading

By Kate C.   September 18, 2018   

In a previous post, we shared some stories about how meetings between libraries and other community organizations can lead to what the American Library Association calls the “domino effect… continue reading

By Community-Centered Libraries   September 7, 2018   

Today is Senior Citizens Day , the perfect time to reflect on the Free Library’s myriad offerings for our city’s older residents! As noted when we celebrated Older Americans Month back… continue reading

By Kate C.   August 21, 2018   

When you start seeing advertisements for back to school, you know at least a few things are imminent: crisp cool weather, pumpkin spice lattes, and job fairs are coming to the Free Library! Back… continue reading

By Gillian R.   August 14, 2018   

Temperatures are getting warmer, days are getting longer, schools are out for break, and that can only mean one thing: summer!  The season will officially begin in the northern hemisphere on… continue reading

By Alexa L.   June 15, 2018   

The Free Library of Philadelphia opened its first Passport Acceptance Facility at the Northeast Regional Library in June 2017. Now, almost one year later, we are excited to have accepted over… continue reading

By Victoria G.   May 22, 2018    1

Do you know what Kabbalah is?  Join us on May 23 at 7:00 p.m. to learn about this ancient mystical Jewish tradition.  Professor Joel Hecker will talk about the history of Kabbalah,… continue reading

By Laurie A.   May 15, 2018   

Yolanda Wisher is back! She left us in 2017 as the first Poet Laureate since the Free Library assumed responsibility for nurturing our city's chief word smith. On May 9, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.,… continue reading

By Adam F.   May 4, 2018   

The 4th annual Free Library of Comic Con will descend upon the Parkway Central Library on May 12, 2018! There’s so much going on at this year’s event that we don’t even know if… continue reading

By Kristina L.   May 1, 2018    2

On February 3, 1958, Dwight D. Eisenhower issued a proclamation to designate May 1 as  Law Day . This year marks its 60th anniversary. Eisenhower declared it to be a day for us to… continue reading

By Marija G.   April 30, 2018   

Want to have your book and eat it … er, drink it … too? You may know that the Free Library of Philadelphia is a public institution, funded by the City of Philadelphia, which provides… continue reading

By Julie B.   April 23, 2018    8

In Philadelphia, April means the Philadelphia Science Festival ! The week-long festival, hosted by the Franklin Institute, includes hundreds of free and low-cost programs across the city for… continue reading

By Valerie S.   April 20, 2018   

We’re a hall of learning, a cove of curiosity, an ambassador of opportunities, and a fount of resources. The Free Library of Philadelphia is one of the most widely used educational and… continue reading

By Julie B.   April 17, 2018   

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