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With the current quarantine for Covid-19 affecting Pennsylvania, many parents are looking for fun, educational activities for their children. One activity worth exploring is window birding . Due… continue reading Window Birding

By written by Chris B.    March 30, 2020   

The Free Library’s Spring Reading Challenge is active now through May 15! Engage your brain in fun activities, alone or with family and friends. Sign up online, then track your reading… continue reading Spring Online Reading Challenge

By written by Shari K.    March 24, 2020    1

Involving youth of all ages in the kitchen is a great way to help open up young minds to new foods. Check out our ideas that don’t need a knife or other sharp tools. And remember,… continue reading In the Kitchen with Children and Youth

By written by Liz A.    March 20, 2020    1

If you have yet to experience an afternoon with Sundays on Stage , you’re really missing out! One of the Free Library’s longest-running programs, this free-to-the-public event series… continue reading Come Out for Sundays on Stage this Winter Season!

By written by Emily S.    February 3, 2020   

The Free Library is here to help your family find their Winter Wonderland! Nurture Minds and Spirits, Young and Old New research suggests that regular exposure to green spaces, or natural… continue reading Kids Need Green Time, Even in the Snow!

By written by Emily S.    December 19, 2019   

Philadelphia is soon to be lit up with the awe-inspiring glee of the opening of the annual Christmas Village, presented by Bank of America and located in LOVE Park. The open-air German Christmas… continue reading Welcome in the Winter Season with Free Library Storytimes at the Christmas Village!

By written by Gennifer R.    December 2, 2019   

December is THE SEASON. For whatever holiday you observe, celebrate, or just casually note upon the calendar, the Free Library has a celebratory feast of offerings.   Is it a performance… continue reading December is Holiday Heaven at the Free Library!

By written by Jenn D.    November 26, 2019   

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

Archives shield us from a world saturated with fake news and misinformation. But what are archives? How are they different from libraries? Where are they? How do they work? How are they… continue reading Design in the Archives: A Free Evening of Fun and Learning for All Ages!

By written by Joe S.    October 21, 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

This past school year, Ms. Pinkston’s second grade class from Bayard Taylor Elementary surprised the Free Library with a new way to look at our Online Reading Challenge . During the Winter… continue reading Fall for Reading with Our Newest Online Reading Challenge!

By written by Shari K.    September 16, 2019    1

The calendar still says August, and the weather forecast still says summer, but the new school year is just around the corner— School District of Philadelphia will ring the bell to begin… continue reading Go Back to School with the Free Library!

By written by Jess P.    August 30, 2019    1

In part 2 of interviews conducted around the Trans Writers, Kids, and Books event (you can find our interview with Kyle Lukoff from before the event in an earlier blog post), this time we speak… continue reading Conversations About Queer and Trans Literature with Author Kacen Callender

By written by Naomi S.    July 31, 2019   

Did you know that August is Family Fun Month ? It’s true! And the Free Library is the perfect place to celebrate! Our events calendar is jam-packed with ideas for spending a fun day with… continue reading Celebrate Family Fun Month with the Free Library!

By written by Kate C.    July 30, 2019   

We’re having a really exciting Author Event on the evening of Thursday, July 25 where the topics of discussion will be Trans Writers, Kids, and Books ! Lambda and Stonewall Award-winning… continue reading Conversations About Queer and Trans Literature with Picture Book Author Kyle Lukoff

By written by Naomi S.    July 16, 2019   

Another Summer of Wonder is here and The Rosenbach is again excited to offer free admission for families to the museum ! Once you step through the museum’s stately front doors, you’ll… continue reading Summer of Wonder at The Rosenbach

By written by Emilie P.    June 25, 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   

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   

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