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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   

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 Hypnosis & Your Health

By written by Joe S.    September 21, 2018   

September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month , and while we all know that a library card grants you instant access to a treasure trove of books, DVDs, and audiobooks from our catalog , we… continue reading Library Card Signup Month | You Can Get WHAT at the Free Library?

By written by Kate C.    September 10, 2018    3

National Public Health Week takes place this week, from April 2-8. But what is "public health", you may be asking? Public health promotes and protects the health of all people and the… continue reading National Public Health Week

By written by Katie D.    April 2, 2018   

March is National Nutrition Month . Here are 7 Healthy Tips to put your best fork forward... Include a variety of healthy foods in your diet, from all of the food groups on a regular basis. Eat… continue reading 7 Tips to a Healthy National Nutrition Month

By written by Katie D.    March 5, 2018    2

February is American Heart Month , so it’s a great time to learn about making heart-healthy choices every day and to use your neighborhood library to help improve your heart health. Heart… continue reading Heart Health at the Free Library

By written by Katie D.    February 5, 2018   

If you walk into the South Philadelphia Library meeting room on a Monday afternoon between 4:00 - 6:00 p.m., you’ll find a group of children, teenagers, and adults chopping, grating, and… continue reading Meatless Mondays at South Philadelphia Library

By written by Katie D.    January 8, 2018