Posts in “teens” (114)

Every year, teen poets and spoken word artists come together to blow us away with their words and performances-- Teen Poetry Slam returns to the Free Library on Friday, April 5! If you’re… continue reading

By Daniel S.   March 5, 2013   

Hi everyone.  I am happy that I am having the chance to post some thoughts on Teen Tuesdays at Parkway Central before I transfer to Extensions and Children's Services.  I have been… continue reading

By Alex B.   January 8, 2013    2

Can anyone tell which books Malia and Sasha Obama bought recently? Tell us your best guesses in the comments section. (Look at a  larger version of this picture.)  Malia will turn 15 in… continue reading

By Peter L.   December 19, 2012    2

There's a new face in Philbrick Hall at Central this week - Michael R. has joined the team to be the After School Leader in the Teen Center.  Michael graduated from Vassar College in… continue reading

By Dena   November 20, 2012   

Hang out, make new friends, eat snacks - Teen Tuesday is back! Every Tuesday during the school year from 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. join us in the Skyline Room on the 4th floor at Parkway Central.… continue reading

By Rachel F.   October 2, 2012   

The Best Things in Life We here at the Blanche A. Nixon/Cobbs Creek Branch of the Free Library have had the pleasure of working with a lovely young lady, Angelina Smith. Angelina started out as a… continue reading

By Sarah S.   August 22, 2012   

The Philbrick Hall teens, Teen Leadership Assistants, and After School Leader K-Fai Steele collaborated on an ambitious series of post-it murals this past month. They discovered the post-it mural… continue reading

By Dena   July 5, 2012    2

Can't get enough of Suzanne Collins's epic Hunger Games trilogy? Dying for more dystopian fiction in your life? You're in luck: Our librarians have put together a great list of… continue reading

By Michelle S.   March 23, 2012    1

Today, the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation announced the Free Library of Philadelphia as one of 12 organizations in the United… continue reading

By Eileen O.   November 17, 2011    1

There's a new online community for young writers creating quite a buzz -- figment.com . Created by Jacob Lewis, former managing editor at The New Yorker and New Yorker staff writer Dana… continue reading

By Michelle S.   January 3, 2011    2

The holiday shopping season is in full swing in Philadelphia. As you think about the children in your life, remember books can be really fun gifts, too. Below are some recommendations of books… continue reading

By Sarah S.   December 1, 2010    6

So many of us have been distressed by the recent suicides of teens bullied for being or seeming gay.  Here’s what the Free Library staff have done to help show that things can change.… continue reading

By Elizabeth H.   November 5, 2010   

I was born and raised in Philadelphia, and in my very biased way; I believe it’s the best city in the world. So whenever I watch a film and notice parts of Philadelphia I get excited.… continue reading

By Camille T.   October 15, 2010    2

What would you do if someone secretly set up your webcam to record you in private , and then streamed that video over the internet? What would you do if you couldn’t walk to school at the… continue reading

By Joel N.   October 12, 2010   

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