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Updated Friday, July 10, 2020 4:59 p.m. "The Social Justice Symposium Teen Planning Committee supports the Concerned Black Workers of the Free Library of Philadelphia ! CBWFLP Response to…
continue reading Race in the United States: Social Justice Virtual Workshops for Teens
written by Megan J.
July 7, 2020
Women today often talk about the difficulty of "having it all", but Sadie T.M. Alexander was more concerned with "doing it all." She not only raised two children and worked to…
continue reading A History Minute: The Many Firsts of Sadie T. M. Alexander
written by Sally F.
March 31, 2020
The workshop in the Free Library’s new Robert and Eileen Kennedy Heim Center for Cultural and Civic Engagement began with a quick quiz. And while I knew I wouldn’t ace it, I thought I…
continue reading Modern Courts, Modern Lives
written by Kalela W.
August 28, 2019
Many things go missing – overdue books, keys, socks in the dryer – but none of those can compare with the gravity of when a person simply disappears. Approximately 90,000 people are…
continue reading The Mystery of Missing Persons
written by Violet L.
April 16, 2019
Storm Rhodes is a Library Assistant at the David Cohen Ogontz Library , and a member of Cohort 1 of the Skills for Community-Centered Libraries training. In this post, she shares what she has…
continue reading Expanding Legal Literacy in Neighborhood Libraries
written by Community-Centered Libraries
February 6, 2019
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!
written by Marija G.
April 30, 2018