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Philadelphia was the place to be in July of 1976. Even Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain came to present the Bicentennial Bell , cast in the same foundry as our Liberty Bell. The 4,000+…
continue reading A History Minute: Philadelphia's Medical Mystery
written by Sally F.
March 16, 2017
By Becky Friedman and Kadafi El-Kardah Science in the Summer has begun! On June 28th and 29th, kids at the Oak Lane Library enjoyed two full days of free programming focused on science and…
continue reading Science in the Summer Arrives at Oak Lane!
written by Becky F.
July 6, 2016
The Free Library is excited to host several science-based children’s programs in 16 of its neighborhood libraries—as well as a number of kitchen-science programs at the Culinary…
continue reading #GetNerdyPHL with the Philadelphia Science Festival This April!
written by Julie B.
April 11, 2016
Beginning in September 2015, several Science Leadership Academy high school students studying film and photography worked on their Independent Learning Project at our Parkway Central Branch.…
continue reading Science Leadership Student 'Maps it Out.'
written by Abbe K.
January 1, 2016
What better way to celebrate science than in your own backyard? Join the Philadelphia Science Festival at several of our neighborhood libraries after school for a celebration of science…
continue reading Get Nerdy with Neighborhood Science After School!
written by Rachel F.
April 25, 2014