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We're thankful for these inventions that help us make the Thansgiving feast and all the festivties more enjoyable and fun!   Automatic mashed potato system (2007) U.S. Patent No. 7172335… continue reading Handy Thanksgiving Inventions!

By written by Sharyl O.    November 20, 2018   

Thanksgiving reminds us to be grateful for all the little and big things that happen in our lives. And that’s a very good thing: feeling thankful helps us to stay positive! When we focus on… continue reading Thanksgiving & Giving Thanks

By written by Monica C.    November 19, 2018   

Howllo Boils and Ghouls!, Welcome back to the Free Library of Phrightadelphia's blog, on this most haunted of holidays— Halloween ! Besides the usual seasonal scares that arise from the… continue reading This Is Halloween 2018!

By written by Peter SM    October 31, 2018    1

Throughout history there are duos that are stronger together than they are separate: Peanut Butter and Jelly       Hall and Oates… continue reading Pizza and Beer Day!

By written by Liz A.    October 9, 2018   

Ah, Book Lovers Day —a day to celebrate the love of the written word. While many of us are book lovers every day , the Free Library wouldn’t miss the chance to officially celebrate.… continue reading Happy Book Lovers Day!

By written by Lo I.    August 9, 2018   

It’s almost Mother’s Day and for those of us lucky to still have our moms in our lives, or to have had cool moms at all, you'll probably celebrate with maybe some brunch? A mani… continue reading Celebrate These Bada$$ Moms on Mother's Day

By written by Rachel F.    May 8, 2018    2

If you are reading this on March 14 at 1:59 p.m., then it must be Pi Day (Pi at 5 decimal places = 3.14159, natch!) This annual celebration of the mathematical constant π (Pi), or in its… continue reading Pi Day: Stephen Hawking Travels to Infinity

By written by Peter SM    March 14, 2018   

March brings us many things—weather that is all over the place, early spring flowers and feelings, and inevitably, St. Patrick’s Day. It's my understanding that St. Patrick's… continue reading Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with some Irish YA Lit!

By written by Rachel F.    March 12, 2018   

Daylight Saving Time , abbreviated DST, begins again this Sunday, March 11 at 2:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time, when we will set our clocks forward one hour and gain more sunlight in the evenings.… continue reading Friday Five: Daylight Saving Time Springs Ahead This Sunday

By written by Christina P.    March 9, 2018   

Today, February 16, we celebrate the Year of the Dog ! In the video below, Jenifer Chang, Chief of Central Public Services Division at Parkway Central Library , discusses the history and… continue reading Celebrate the Year of the Dog with the Free Library!

By written by Peter SM    February 16, 2018    1

Thank you for being our valentine all year round.  Because of the love you’ve shown us, we are able to… …run the largest no-cost afterschool program in the city, LEAP ,… continue reading We <3 You Too!

By written by Alexa L.    February 14, 2018   

We may have gotten our first snowfall of the year, but our families love storytime at Christmas Village in LOVE Park despite the cold weather. Every Wednesday morning until December 20, join us at… continue reading Catching Snowflakes at Storytime in the Christmas Village

By written by Laura W.    December 15, 2017   

What if this holiday season you could skip the lines, dodge the crowds, avoid internet-search fatigue … and get the perfect gift for all the bookworms on your list? Some might call that a… continue reading A Unique Gift That Gives Back, Dedicate a Bookplate at the Free Library!

By written by Alexa L.    December 11, 2017   

Do you send out greeting cards around the holiday season? Families have been writing "Christmas Letters" for hundreds of years, but the commercially produced Christmas card is a little… continue reading Do You Need Some Holiday Card Inspiration?

By written by Caitlin G.    December 8, 2017   

The Free Library will celebrate the holiday season this December with a variety of events throughout the city!   On December 3, 10, and 17, Sundays on Stage will take over the auditorium at… continue reading Celebrate the Holiday Season with Free Library Family Programs!

By written by Laura W.    December 1, 2017    3

A frequent visitor to the Free Library of Philadelphia is Geisel-winning illustrator Greg Pizzoli . Greg recently sat down with us in the Children's Literature Research Collection to discuss… continue reading Q&A with Children's Author and Illustrator Greg Pizzoli

By written by Chris B.    December 1, 2017   

The Free Library Shop offers charming literary gifts for any occasion, including signed books, tote bags, stationery, and more—many featuring designs inspired by the Library’s own… continue reading Happy Holidays! Check Out These New Gifts in the Free Library Shop!

By written by Victoria G.    November 24, 2017   

There are many things associated with Friday the 13th, including horror films, bad luck, phobias ( paraskevidekatriaphobia ). Historians believe that Friday the 13th comes from the number 13 being… continue reading Friday the 13th

By written by Christina P.    October 13, 2017   

Rosh Hashanah —the celebration of the Jewish new year—begins at sundown on Wednesday night, September 20. Even those not celebrating the holiday may be preparing, as Philadelphia… continue reading Rosh Hashanah Is a SWEET Time to Visit the Free Library

By written by Julie B.    September 18, 2017   

The Fourth of July is America's biggest holiday – there are parades, music, picnics, parties, AND fireworks! We are a nation of immigrants and on this day we all come together to… continue reading Happy Independence Day!

By written by Monica C.    July 3, 2017    1

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