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The Winter Solstice, the shortest day and longest night of the year, is fast approaching. However, our libraries are not short on immersive, interactive programming. Experience a flurry of fun and… continue reading Celebrate the Holiday Season with the Free Library at These Fun and Free Events!

By written by Christina P.    November 27, 2018    1

The days have gotten shorter. We’ve dug up our coziest sweaters. We’re making hot chocolate and plenty of other steaming drinks. We’re spying twinkly lights all around,… continue reading Curl Up with a Winter Read

By written by Lo I.    November 26, 2018   

If the idea of heading out into the world at some ungodly hour to fight crowds and spend money makes you queasy, and you’re choosing to celebrate today as Buy Nothing Day rather than Black… continue reading Not a Black Friday Shopper? We’ve Got You Covered!

By written by Kate C.    November 23, 2018   

Ever wonder what to do with that slightly wrinkled bell pepper sitting in your produce drawer, or that Tupperware of cooked rice? Have you ever felt an overpowering sense of humdrum eating,… continue reading It's National Leftovers Day!

By written by Paul M.    November 23, 2018   

In this fast-paced world of ours, it’s easy to forget to take a minute or two to slow down. Hopefully, this Thanksgiving will allow us all a chance to sit back and reflect on what’s… continue reading What We’re Thankful For This Year

By written by Kate C.    November 21, 2018   

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

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