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**Upated to reflect new virtual programs on March 26 at 3:23 p.m.** While we’re sad that our buildings are closed for now , our Free Library librarians and staff members are taking… continue reading Join the Free Library for Online Storytimes and Virtual Activities!

By written by Kate C.    March 23, 2020   

***Updated 3:45 p.m. March 4, 2020: Due to the evolving nature and recommendations about the COVID-19 coronavirus, parts of this post may be out of date. For the latest information from the Health… continue reading Everything You Need to Know About the Coronavirus

By written by Administrator    February 13, 2020    2

New year, new you! Let one of our new Home Gym Kits help support your health and fitness goals. You can use your library card to borrow the kit for up to two weeks.  Inside the… continue reading Stay Fit—Borrow a Home Gym Kit!

By written by Aurora S.    January 29, 2020    8

Today is the birthday of celebrated former First Lady and citizen of the world, Michelle Obama . A political figure in her own right, Michelle Obama is well known for her healthy eating campaign,… continue reading Michelle Obama Grows a Garden

By written by Gennifer R.    January 17, 2020   

Can you believe we’re about to turn the page on this decade and welcome 2020? I sure can’t! With every passing year – but particularly a momentous one like this – I… continue reading Let the Free Library Help You with Your New Year’s Resolution!

By written by Kate C.    December 31, 2019    6

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   

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month , a time to learn about prevention and treatment. However, I think it's also a time where we can agree that breast cancer is very rude.… continue reading The Breast Cancer Journey Illustrated Through Graphic Novels

By written by Rachel F.    October 9, 2019    1

If you've been in Center City recently, you can't walk 10 feet without finding Cannabidiol or CBD advertised on merchandise ranging from lotions and potions to patches and… continue reading The ABCs of CBD

By written by Abbe K.    September 24, 2019    1

Thanks to the Free Library’s huge selection of digital media , most of our patrons know that their library cards gain them access to books, music, movies, and more that travel with… continue reading A Library Card Keeps You Movin’ and Groovin’

By written by Clare F.    September 9, 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   

Did you know that the first week of August is Simplify Your Life Week ? It’s true! In the spirit of clearing your mind and making your life simpler and more organized, we put together a few… continue reading Simplify Your Life with the Free Library!

By written by Kate C.    August 2, 2019    1

Today, Friday, June 21, is recognized as the International Day of Yoga and organizations around the world are preparing fun ways to engage their communities through yoga practice. Many people,… continue reading International Day of Yoga

By written by Kamilah C.    June 21, 2019   

Chera Kowalski is the Assistant to the Chief of Staff at the Free Library of Philadelphia and a participant in Cohort 1 of the Skills for Community-Centered Libraries trainings. The Skills… continue reading A Trauma-Informed Approach to Community Engagement

By written by Community-Centered Libraries    June 11, 2019    1

May, among other things, is Mental Health Awareness Month —so this is a great time to discuss and reduce the stigma around mental illness. Millions of people in the United States and around… continue reading May is Mental Health Awareness Month

By written by Rachel F.    May 15, 2019   

LEAP , the Literacy Enrichment Afterschool Program, is continuously looking for ways to better serve youth in Philadelphia. On January 25, LEAP hosted training for staff on Trauma Informed… continue reading LEAP Spotlight: Training on Trauma Informed Approach

By written by Molly B.    March 21, 2019   

February has been named American Heart Month , to raise awareness of how heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States while still being the most preventable. The average heart… continue reading Get Pumped Up for American Heart Month!

By written by Michelle Z.    February 22, 2019   

It’s 11:30 a.m. on a Tuesday morning and nearly a dozen seniors at the Fumo Family Library are stretching, strengthening, and sweating to Funk, Disco, and Soul tunes. While it’s not… continue reading Senior Strength Training Big Success at Fumo Family Library

By written by Abbe K.    February 15, 2019    1

Do you need help finding healthcare or signing up for federal benefits? Do you have questions about resources for free or low-cost food? Are you worried about the mental health of a family member?… continue reading Health Support at the Free Library

By written by Autumn M.    December 13, 2018   

One of the most popular items in the Rare Book Department that resonates with visitors the world over is not what you would expect. It is not a rare manuscript or a printed book from one of our… continue reading Grip, Philadelphia's Pet Raven

By written by Joe S.    December 3, 2018    6

Medical information changes rapidly with new research, and when new information is delivered to you during a stressful medical appointment, it can be tough to remember everything you were… continue reading The Free Library is Here for You During Health Literacy Month!

By written by Kate C.    October 11, 2018