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The holiday season is upon us and what better way to celebrate than by bringing your little ones to a storytime at Christmas Village , Philadelphia’s authentic German Christmas market! The… continue reading Christmas Village Storytimes are Back this Holiday Season!

By written by Sheila O.    November 29, 2021   

November is Native American Heritage Month, as well as a time when many people in the United States celebrate Thanksgiving. If this holiday is a part of your family’s tradition, it may be… continue reading Reframing Thanksgiving for Native American Heritage Month

By written by Emily S.    November 22, 2021   

Young Readers Day was first created by a collaboration between the Library of Congress and the reading-incentives program with pizza rewards, Book It! We will happily take any excuse to celebrate… continue reading Celebrate Young Readers Day!

By written by Emily S.    November 9, 2021   

November is almost upon us, and it already has us thinking about Thanksgiving and the spirit of giving as the holiday season approaches! Here at the Free Library, we're thankful for … continue reading Give Thanks with the Free Library this November!

By written by Administrator    October 27, 2021   

Jack-o'-lanterns are grinning from the stoops, and a chill wind rustles through the leaves. An orange October moon slips from behind swift-moving clouds, and children are possessed by an… continue reading Trick or Treat! A COVID-Safe Halloween

By written by Emily S.    October 22, 2021   

Since October 14 is National Dessert Day , I thought I'd take a trip down memory lane, all the way back to the spring of 2020 when I started stress-baking... Coronavirus was still a new… continue reading National Dessert Day

By written by Kamilah C.    October 14, 2021   

This year, for the first time, Philadelphia will celebrate Indigenous Peoples' Day on the 2nd Monday of October. It is a welcome and important step in recognizing and rethinking Native… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Indigenous Peoples' Day

By written by Monica C.    October 8, 2021   

Today, September 22, we welcome the equinox once again! On this day twice each year, the sun rests directly over the equator, so day and night are nearly equal in length all over the globe. In the… continue reading Move into Autumn with the Harvest Moon

By written by Emily S.    September 22, 2021    1

The bond between grandchildren and grandparents is strong. This unique connection, across time and generations, can stretch across countries as well. It’s no surprise that National… continue reading Picture Books Highlights | Grandparents Day

By written by Monica C.    September 10, 2021   

Two months ago was the first official celebration of Juneteenth as a national holiday. On Thursday, June 17, 2021, Congress passed and presented the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act to… continue reading We Have a New Federal Holiday — Juneteenth!

By written by Inaara S.    August 27, 2021   

Jashn-e-Azadi Mubarak! Happy Independence Day! This past Saturday, August 14, was Pakistan’s Independence Day. Formed in 1947, Pakistan celebrated 74 years of its independence and freedom… continue reading Celebrating Pakistan's Independence Day with Music, Film, and Literature!

By written by Inaara S.    August 18, 2021    3

In honor of  Book Lovers Day , our staff shared what a perfect day of reading looks like to them, and we're inspired! Here's to a marvelous day of celebrating our favorite… continue reading Happy Book Lovers Day!

By written by Kate C.    August 9, 2021   

African American Independence Day, widely referred to as Juneteenth, originated in Galveston, Texas in 1865. Though the Emancipation Proclamation, issued in 1863, freed millions of slaves in… continue reading Juneteenth: A Celebration of Freedom and Cuisine

By written by Naquawna L.    June 18, 2021    1

The oldest known celebration of the end of enslavement in U.S. history, Juneteenth is a day that recognizes freedom and liberation. Juneteenth, a combination of the words "June" and… continue reading The Commemoration of Juneteenth

By written by Inaara S.    June 14, 2021   

In the month of May, we honor Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month , celebrating the history, culture, and contributions of the diverse Americans who belong to communities… continue reading Honor Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with Your Family

By written by Emily S.    May 17, 2021    1

Mother's Day is coming up this Sunday, and what better way to celebrate either in person or virtually, from near or far, than with a great picture book? Celebrate the ones you love with these… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Mother’s Day

By written by Monica C.    May 7, 2021   

by Breshay Woods — Culinary Literacy Center Intern What better way to mark the one-year anniversary of life under a global pandemic than with a number that seems to go on forever and can… continue reading Recipes and Recommendations for Pi Day!

By written by Lindsay S.    March 12, 2021   

by Breshay Woods  (Culinary Literacy Center Intern) Does all this Philadelphia snow have you ready for a virtual vacation to New Orleans? The Culinary Literacy Center  is here to… continue reading Recipes and Resources for a Virtual Mardi Gras Celebration

By written by Lindsay S.    February 16, 2021   

Celebrate Lunar New Year 2021 and the Year of the Ox ! In Chinese culture, the Ox is a valued animal. Because of its role in agriculture, positive characteristics, such as being hardworking and… continue reading Celebrate the Year of the Ox!

By written by Peter SM    February 12, 2021   

January 23 happens to be a date of importance for two similar reasons: it is the birthday of John Hancock , who was the first person to sign the Declaration of Independence , with his name… continue reading Celebrate National Handwriting Day!

By written by Linda Y.    January 22, 2021   

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