Posts in “neighborhood-libraries” (40)

The Free Library has always helped people explore new worlds—through fictional tales of far-off places and its international music collections, as well as through its robust foreign-language… continue reading

By Julie B.   July 6, 2017    9

When you think about a library and the sorts of events you might find scheduled between its walls, you may think of storytimes, lectures, maybe even job fairs and computer classes. While the Free… continue reading

By Kate C.   July 5, 2017    1

It's official—summer has arrived and the Free Library is here to keep you cool, connected, and book-bound! Our summer hours went into effect on June 19, so take note that most of our… continue reading

By Jenn D.   June 29, 2017   

Summer is upon us, and you know what that means: road trips, vacations, relaxing afternoons on the beach, and maybe even a much-needed staycation on your couch. If you’ll be out of town and… continue reading

By Kate C.   June 28, 2017   

It may feel like summer has only just began, but at the Free Library we are already prepping for back-to-school and the arrival of our Jumpstart Camp program. Jumpstart is a three-week camp that… continue reading

By Becky F.   June 23, 2017    1

You may know him as the recipient of multiple Theodor Seuss Geisel Awards . You may know him as the author of such great books as The Watermelon Seed , Good Night Owl , and Number One Sam . Now… continue reading

By Becky F.   June 20, 2017   

This week, the Free Library of Philadelphia celebrated the start of Summer of Wonder , our summer reading program, with an annual kickoff event featuring special guest visits and a whole bunch of… continue reading

By Becky F.   June 9, 2017   

We're free, we're proud, and we're fabulous here at the the Free Library! We're proud to celebrate Pride Month throughout June with a series of programming throughout our… continue reading

By Julie B.   May 30, 2017    1

It’s starting to feel like summer here at the Free Library of Philadelphia. And with the start to the best season of the year, we’re excited for three months of activities, games,… continue reading

By Becky F.   May 26, 2017    1

Nine Free Library of Philadelphia locations are testing out a fun new take on an old classic! These new audio-enabled books from Vox Books are picture books combined with an audio recording of… continue reading

By Kate C.   May 16, 2017   

A baker browses through dozens of cake pans to plan confectionary creations of her wildest imagination. Meanwhile, a man chooses the perfect tie from more than 60 to wear to his graduation.… continue reading

By Samantha M.   April 26, 2017   

A year ago we kicked off the Paschalville Partnership , a Free Library-led collaboration of 11 organizations working to transform services for job seekers in Southwest Philadelphia. This community… continue reading

By Julie B.   April 25, 2017   

Note: The scheduled Saturday, March 18 Migrate to Discovery and Adventure event has been rescheduled to Saturday, April 1, due to inclement weather. While books, CDs, and DVDs are still among the… continue reading

By JoAnne W.   March 13, 2017    5

Much of the Free Library's ability to create and incubate cutting-edge programs and services is thanks to the generosity of individuals, corporations, and foundations. One of the most… continue reading

By Julie B.   March 8, 2017   

Happy Women’s History Month ! All throughout the month of March, we’re joining in the nationwide celebration of the vital role of women throughout American history. We hope… continue reading

By Kate C.   March 3, 2017   

Throughout February, we were feeling the Valentine's Day spirit and decided to ask our audience a simple question: Why do YOU #LoveTheLibrary ? The response warmed our hearts and reminded us… continue reading

By Kate C.   March 2, 2017    1

One of the most exciting days in library land is here – it’s Dr. Seuss’ birthday! Today, we’re joining in the celebration of the 113th birthday of Theodor Geisel, a.k.a.… continue reading

By Kate C.   March 2, 2017   

Did you know you can film your next feature film at the Free Library of Philadelphia? The Free Library is happy to work with students, novice, and professional filmmakers, as well as being a proud… continue reading

By Victoria G.   February 7, 2017   

It’s February, cupid is dusting off his bow and arrow, and those chalky-but-delicious conversation hearts are lining supermarket shelves. With love already in the air, we thought it would be… continue reading

By Kate C.   February 1, 2017    24

It was about this time last year that I met my husband for lunch at Reading Terminal Market. It was a particularly cold afternoon, so instead of making the walk, I drove. I passed Parkway Central… continue reading

By Kate C.   December 27, 2016    24