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Yolanda Wisher is back! She left us in 2017 as the first Poet Laureate since the Free Library assumed responsibility for nurturing our city's chief word smith. On May 9, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.,… continue reading Embrace the Sacred and Interstellar Through the Art and Poetry of Stellar Masses

By written by Adam F.    May 4, 2018   

The 4th annual Free Library of Comic Con will descend upon the Parkway Central Library on May 12, 2018! There’s so much going on at this year’s event that we don’t even know if… continue reading The Return of the Free Library of Comic Con!

By written by Kris L.    May 1, 2018    2

On February 3, 1958, Dwight D. Eisenhower issued a proclamation to designate May 1 as  Law Day . This year marks its 60th anniversary. Eisenhower declared it to be a day for us to… continue reading In Commemoration of Law Day, the Free Library Offers Legal Advice Live!

By written by Marija G.    April 30, 2018   

Want to have your book and eat it … er, drink it … too? You may know that the Free Library of Philadelphia is a public institution, funded by the City of Philadelphia, which provides… continue reading Raise a Glass to the Free Library: The Spring Rooftop Beer Garden Series Is Back!

By written by Julie B.    April 23, 2018    8

In Philadelphia, April means the Philadelphia Science Festival ! The week-long festival, hosted by the Franklin Institute, includes hundreds of free and low-cost programs across the city for… continue reading #GetNerdyPHL at the Philadelphia Science Festival!

By written by Valerie S.    April 20, 2018   

We’re a hall of learning, a cove of curiosity, an ambassador of opportunities, and a fount of resources. The Free Library of Philadelphia is one of the most widely used educational and… continue reading Creative Thinkers at the Free Library and on WHYY’s Articulate

By written by Julie B.    April 17, 2018   

This year has been full of meaningful milestones not only for the Free Library, but for the entire city of Philadelphia. Notably, our boulevard magnifique, the Benjamin Franklin Parkway,… continue reading Celebrate the History of our City and the Free Library at the 2018 Family Event!

By written by Alexa L.    April 16, 2018   

The Free Library's  Culinary Literacy Center is coming up on four years of having our kitchen doors open! One of the most frequent questions we get is,  What's your favorite… continue reading Buzzing about Cookbooks!

By written by Liz A.    April 9, 2018   

Throughout Spring and Summer, every corner of the Free Library of Philadelphia will be taking inspiration from In Our Nature: Flora and Fauna of the Americas - an exhibition taking place in our… continue reading The City of Arborly Love: Flora, Fauna, and Free Trees at Parkway Central Library!

By written by Adam F.    March 27, 2018    3

Now that the fog has lifted from St. Patrick’s Day, it occurs to us at the Free Library that the holiday is the moment where the fact of an Irish diaspora is felt most strongly in… continue reading Remember an Gorta Mór: the Great Famine

By written by Adam F.    March 26, 2018   

Grab your hats and get ready to play, because we are celebrating Dr. Seuss Day ! Each year, schools, libraries, and other organizations prepare for this event, as millions of teachers and students… continue reading Read Across America with Dr. Seuss!

By written by Tuesday C.    February 26, 2018   

If you’re anything like us, you’re still flying high after the Eagles’ big win over the Vikings on Sunday in the NFC Championship Game. Now we’ve got two weeks to celebrate… continue reading Fly, Eagles, Fly! Get Ready for the Big Game with the Free Library!

By written by Kate C.    January 23, 2018   

In case you didn’t hear, the 2017 Beaux Arts Bash was a smashing success! On Saturday, December 9, the Parkway Central Library was transformed for the Free Library’s biggest… continue reading A Historic Night at Parkway Central, Beaux Arts Bash 2017!

By written by Alexa L.    December 29, 2017   

Nature printing is a term that encompasses several different printmaking processes for making direct reproductions of natural objects. The simplest and most direct of these is something most… continue reading Art of the Nature Printed Book

By written by Alina J.    November 30, 2017   

As a dedicated Library user, you have likely interacted with the Free Library of Philadelphia on countless occasions—whether you’ve borrowed books in one of our 54 neighborhood… continue reading Support the Free Library with Style—at the Beaux Arts Bash!

By written by Alexa L.    November 27, 2017   

This Monday, November 20, plug back into the fourth season of our Mysterious Travelers concert series, where musicians visit the Parkway Central Library's Subject Departments with a mission to… continue reading Mysterious Travelers 4 | Up Next!: Ben Singer | Recapping Chad Taylor

By written by Perry G.    November 17, 2017   

A grandmother and child share a trip to the city to visit the museum and buy ingredients for pasteles , the traditional Puerto Rican Christmas delicacy. A young boy uses his speedy typing skills… continue reading Eric Velasquez, Celebrated Picture Book Author and Illustrator, to Visit Free Library!

By written by Sarah S.    October 18, 2017   

In response to the National Endowment for the Humanities ’ call for public programming on humanities and the legacy of race in the United States, the Free Library of Philadelphia will host a… continue reading Free Library to Host Panel Discussion On Race and Policing

By written by Kate C.    October 12, 2017    1

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