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While some schools in the area have already let out for the summer, the last official day for Philadelphia School District students is Tuesday, June 20. Woo Hoo! While pools and spraygrounds… continue reading When School's Out, Stay Cool with Awesome Activities at the Free Library!

By written by Administrator    June 19, 2017   

It’s starting to feel like summer here at the Free Library of Philadelphia. And with the start to the best season of the year, we’re excited for three months of activities, games,… continue reading Welcome to the Summer of Wonder!

By written by Becky F.    May 26, 2017    1

The Culinary Literacy Center is excited to present Summer Thyme Cooks, a fresh approach to learning about cooking, collaboration, and cost. Summer Thyme Cooks is a FREE , four-part summer cooking… continue reading Summer Thyme Cooks - Apply Now!

By written by Jamie B.    May 10, 2017    6

The Philadelphia Science Festival is almost here!  The city-wide celebration of science happens April 21-29. The Free Library is proud to partner with the festival to offer great programing… continue reading A City-wide Celebration of Science: The 2017 Philadelphia Science Festival!

By written by Ann P.    April 20, 2017   

Wow, what a success that was! 2017 marked our third annual Free Library of Comic Con and it was our biggest yet! To all of you who came—Thank You! You are the reason we’re able to do… continue reading Free Library of Comic Con 2017 Wrap-Up!

By written by J. Matthew C.    April 19, 2017    1

What if an entire community wrote one line each on a vintage Underwood Typewriter to create a really, really, long poem? Would it bring world peace? Would love abound? Would we become a united… continue reading Are You the Poetry 'Type'?

By written by Abbe K.    April 17, 2017   

Our Get HYPE Philly! teens are ready for spring! In preparation for the warmer weather, they learned how easy it is to prepare light but flavorful snack dips. The lesson, by Food Educator… continue reading Dip into Springtime with Fresh Get HYPE Philly! Recipes

By written by Brittany B.    April 17, 2017   

At long last, the time has come... If you’ve been longing to get out of the house after a long snow and ice bound end to winter, Free Library of Comic Con ( FLoCC ) is a great chance to go… continue reading Free Library of Comic Con

By written by J. Matthew C.    March 22, 2017   

Ordering Pizza? Our Get HYPE Philly! teens recently built environment-friendly pizza ovens to reheat leftover pizza. All you have to do to make your own is hang on to your delivery box! They… continue reading Powered-Up Pizza!

By written by Khyra L.    March 14, 2017    1

Get HYPE Philly is a city-wide initiative for youth development, funded by GSK and brought to youth by several organizations including The Food Trust and the Free Library of Philadelphia. At… continue reading What's the HYPE?

By written by Khyra L.    February 8, 2017    2

I have weird memories of being a teenage girl—I’m pretty sure that I thought I was right about everything when maybe I was in actuality not so swift on the uptake. It’s… continue reading Teen Girls in Comics: The People I Wish I Would Have Been

By written by Rachel F.    January 11, 2017   

Pennsylvania Teen Health Week 2017 takes place January 9-13. The second annual state-wide week of awareness is unique in that it focuses on a holistic view of teen health and seeks to raise… continue reading Pennsylvania Teen Health Week

By written by Ann P.    January 9, 2017   

It's winter! It's the holiday season! You know what would be a great idea right now? Escaping into a collection of Young Adult wintery/holiday themed novels while your mom tries to get you… continue reading Winter Holiday-Themed Short Story Collections

By written by Rachel F.    December 23, 2016   

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times... to be a lady who likes comics. One day you get to celebrate the appearance of the first African American woman to own a comic book store on a… continue reading Let's Hear It For the Ladies (in comics)!

By written by Rachel F.    December 21, 2016    1

Do you have a favorite YouTuber? Maybe you love John and Hank Green and their community of Nerdfighters ?  Are you more of a Vine (RIP) enthusiast? Whomever your fave and on whatever… continue reading Social Media Stars Write Books, Don't They?

By written by Rachel F.    December 13, 2016   

The Field Family Teen Author Series and the Free Library of Philadelphia connects students, teachers, libraries, and authors through a successful series of author visits with teens throughout the… continue reading Looking for Teen Gift Book Ideas? Check Out These Popular Teen Author Titles!

By written by Ann P.    December 8, 2016   

It’s National Native American Heritage Month and the Free Library of Philadelphia is celebrating by reading books by authors who write about their Native heritage. We’re especially… continue reading How Well Do You Know Native American Authors Sherman Alexie and Louise Erdrich?

By written by Becky F.    November 8, 2016    1

Get HYPE Philly! team and teen participants alike learn new things all the time about the benefits of different foods and how to prepare them. At a recent HYPE program with culinary educator… continue reading For the Love of Avocado!

By written by Khyra L.    October 13, 2016    17

It’s that time of year again—the beginning of fall when temperatures start to fall and the pumpkin spice must flow. That means it’s almost Teen Read Week —the week of… continue reading Teen Read Week Is Upon Us!

By written by Rachel F.    October 11, 2016   

Louise Fitzhugh is perhaps best known for her novel Harriet the Spy , published in 1964 and lauded today as a classic children’s fiction work. Both written and illustrated by Fitzhugh,… continue reading Happy Birthday, Louise Fitzhugh!

By written by Becky F.    October 5, 2016   

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