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I am a Monopoly lover! This celebrated board game became popular in the 1930s after it was patented by Philadelphia inventor Charles B. Darrow , who lived on W. Hortter St. in the West Mt.…
continue reading Happy Inventors Day for Monopoly Lovers!
written by Sharyl O.
February 11, 2020
Part of my job is to show Parkway Central Library ’s private spaces to those who are interested in renting them for events . At the end of those tours, I often take them to the Heim Center ,…
continue reading New Monthly Game Night Series to Take Place in Heim Center
written by Kamilah C.
January 23, 2020
Earlier this month a deceivingly simple yet absolutely addictive game celebrated it's 35th anniversary . Before Minecraft, before VR, there was... TETRIS ! The game, or one of its many…
continue reading 35th Anniversary of TETRIS
written by Peter SM
June 28, 2019
Our first cohort of staff members participating in the Skills for Community-Centered Libraries training recently learned about and explored team roles and dynamics. Staff reflected on their own…
continue reading Skills Training for Community-Centered Libraries: Building Your Library Team
written by Community-Centered Libraries
November 6, 2018
It's almost officially summer here in Philadelphia, as the sun finally breaks through all the recent rain clouds and schools will be letting out early next week. No matter what your plans are…
continue reading Summer Hours and Cool Activities at the Free Library!
written by Christina P.
June 6, 2018
Games? We love games! Board games , video games , card games , fantasy role playing games —we'll probably play hundreds of different games throughout our lifetime, but what about…
continue reading Get Your Game On with These Video Game-influenced Graphic Novels!
written by Rachel F.
May 9, 2018