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Happy Children’s Book Week, Philadelphia! Founded in 1919 — thus marking its 105th anniversary this year — Children’s Book Week is the nation’s longest-running… continue reading No Rules, Just Read: Children's Book Week

By written by Jennifer E.    May 3, 2024   

Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Heritage Month celebrates generations of AAPI contributions to American history, society, and culture. Initially founded as… continue reading May is AANHPI Heritage Month

By written by Bridget G.    May 1, 2024    2

Lunar New Year is celebrated in some parts of Asia, and is important to many Asian immigrants and communities around the world. Lunar New Year is called Chūnjié (Spring Festival) in China… continue reading Celebrate Lunar New Year with the Free Library

By written by Megan J.    February 6, 2024   

The new year is traditionally a time to start fresh, make resolutions, and name your hopes and dreams for the year ahead. Some share this tradition with friends and family and even introduce it to… continue reading New Year, New Habits

By written by Emily S.    January 2, 2024   

Can you believe the holidays are here already? We can't! Although it can be the most wonderful time of the year in many ways, this time of year can also bring stress as you ponder your… continue reading Last-Minute Gift Ideas from the Free Library Foundation

By written by Kate C.    December 20, 2023   

The holidays are a great time to support local businesses! No matter who you're shopping for this holiday season, Philly's commercial corridors are the perfect place to check off your… continue reading Shop Small in Philly for the Holidays

By written by Birch M.    December 12, 2023   

A Kwanzaa Keepsake by Dr. Jessica B. Harris, author of High on the Hog , is an invitation to honor, connect, create, and cook. Besides the cooking, it may move you to gather family recipes to… continue reading A Kwanzaa Keepsake: Celebrating with New Traditions and Feasts

By written by Aurora S.    December 11, 2023   

At the Free Library, we believe that the holidays should be a time filled with warmth, wonder, and shared experiences for everyone, regardless of age or interests. With this in mind, we've… continue reading Handpicked Holiday Entertainment for All Ages From Our Catalog

By written by Bridget G.    November 29, 2023   

Join the Free Library this holiday season at Philadelphia’s authentic German Christmas market, presented by Bank of America! Christmas Village will light up LOVE Park and City Hall from… continue reading Storytimes at Christmas Village and More Holiday Fun

By written by Emily S.    November 27, 2023   

With the spirit of giving on our minds, we want to remind you that November 28 is Giving Tuesday ! Founded in 2012, Giving Tuesday has grown into a worldwide movement. It is a powerful way for you… continue reading Giving Tuesday is Coming!

By written by Kate C.    November 21, 2023   

In honor of the Thanksgiving holiday, we present a curated collection of podcasts from our Author Events series archive.   Thanksgiving is often traditionally associated with America’s… continue reading 10 Free Library Podcast Episodes Perfect for Thanksgiving

By written by Jason F.    November 20, 2023   

Thanksgiving is only a week away! In the spirit of the holiday, here are some local Thanksgiving-related community events that include turkey drives, giveaways, and free Thanksgiving meals… continue reading Local Thanksgiving Food Drives and Shared Meals for Those in Need

By written by Bridget G.    November 16, 2023   

Can you believe the holiday season is almost upon us? While families are preparing to celebrate their favorite holiday traditions, we invite you to join the Free Library of Philadelphia… continue reading Take Part in a Free Library Holiday Tradition: Dedicate a Bookplate!

By written by Kate C.    November 14, 2023   

November is here, and the Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation is excited to soak up the last full month of autumn with programs and events at the Free Library! Browse the  event… continue reading It's the Season of Giving!

By written by Kate C.    November 8, 2023   

November is Native American Heritage Month . The Free Library, located on the ancestral lands of the Lenni-Lenape people, is proud to honor this tradition. Read on to learn what this holiday is… continue reading Native American Heritage Month and Beyond

By written by Emily S.    November 1, 2023    2

Join the Central Children’s Department  on Thursday, October 26 from 3:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m. (rain date: Friday, October 27) for our yearly Costume Parade! Bookmark the event on… continue reading The Outdoor Costume Parade Returns to Parkway Central Library on October 26!

By written by Liz G.    October 18, 2023   

The Free Library is proud to honor Indigenous Peoples' Day, celebrated on Monday, October 9, 2023 . Philadelphia is now one of the over 100 cities that have chosen to celebrate the holiday in… continue reading Honoring Indigenous Peoples' Day

By written by Emily S.    October 2, 2023   

Philadelphia will make history with the nation’s first parade and festival in honor of National Coming Out Day, and the Free Library is honored to take part! Named OURfest , the weekend-long… continue reading OURfest, National Coming Out Day's First Parade and Festival!

By written by Emily S.    October 2, 2023   

October 1–7 is Banned Books Week , and this year's theme is " Let Freedom Read! " This important observance began in 1982 in response to a surge in book challenges in… continue reading Let Freedom Read: It's Banned Books Week!

By written by Bridget G.    October 2, 2023    3

Is your family excited to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month with the Free Library? We are too! The mid-month heritage celebration is set from September 15–October 15  in order… continue reading Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month With Your Family

By written by Emily S.    September 15, 2023   

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