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Who are all these undocumented folks we hear about? What is DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals)? Who are DREAMers ? What does it mean to be an American, to be a citizen? With questions… continue reading The Voices of Undocumented Immigrants: Memoirs and Stories of Young People

By written by Rachel F.    October 11, 2019   

"A community is healthy when relationships are felt deeply, when there are histories of trust, a shared sense of mutual belonging, norms of mutual commitments, habits of mutual assistance,… continue reading Book Fiesta Strives to Connect Libraries and Communities in South Philadelphia!

By written by Mary Marques    October 8, 2019    1

September is Adult Education Month and the Free Library is excited to announce the launch of the Languages and Learning Center at Parkway Central Library , a center dedicated to supporting the… continue reading Announcing the Languages and Learning Center!

By written by Liz A.    September 16, 2019    1

¿Conoces a un adulto hispanohablante que necesita ayuda para aprender a leer y escribir? Estamos aceptando estudiantes adultos en la biblioteca de Kensington para un curso gratuito de… continue reading Leamos en la Biblioteca: ¡Clases de Alfabetización! Leamos @ The Library: Spanish Literacy Class!

By written by Lindsay S.    August 27, 2019   

A Voice for Peace, Concord, and Harmony: XIII International Poetry Festival in Philadelphia will congregate poets from Latin America, Spain, and the United States in an evening of verse and music… continue reading Poetry Reading Circle: Celebremos Global Peace!

By written by Mary Marques    April 12, 2019    2

When we think of food, many of us recall the well-worn kitchen tables at which our families welcome friends and neighbors to share dishes that tell our stories. As a first generation American, I… continue reading Engaging Philadephia’s Immigrant and Refugee Communities Through Culinary Literacy

By written by Suzanna U.    November 7, 2018    1

The World Traveling Trunk Project was officially launched in June 2018 during Immigrant Heritage Month , when “Every voice is unique, Every story is powerful.” Since then,… continue reading Blueprint for Collective Unity: The World Traveling Trunk Project

By written by Mary Marques    October 12, 2018   

If you ever indulged yourself in a marinated lamb taco from South Philly Barbacoa, then you are aware of Chef Cristina Martinez. She will be featured in the upcoming season of the Netflix… continue reading Marginalized Voices Being Heard: from Cristina Martinez to Welcoming Week Kick Off

By written by Paul M.    September 13, 2018   

[ Editor's note: We librarians offer literally thousands of programs every year. It's a special thrill to get formal feedback from our audiences. We can't publish every review we get,… continue reading Art, Gardens, and Stories: Making Philadelphia Home

By written by Administrator    June 28, 2018   

Did you know that the United Nations has declared June 20 to be  World Refugee Day ? There are all kinds of reasons that someone might leave their country – new job opportunities,… continue reading Books to Inspire Empathy on World Refugee Day

By written by Rachel F.    June 14, 2018   

June is Immigrant Heritage Month, a national month that uses storytelling to highlight immigrant communities. This year, the Free Library of Philadelphia is partnering with the city’s Office… continue reading Celebrate Immigrant Heritage Month!

By written by Nate E.    June 1, 2018   

The Danza Azteca del Anahuac is an indigenous Mesoamerican prayer dance that evokes spiritual and religious ritual movements, with interwoven narratives, creating sacred spaces to contact the life… continue reading Danza Azteca del Anahuac: Evoking a Mesoamerica Prayer Dance to Honor the Guardian of Nature

By written by Mary Marques    May 10, 2018   

Sing, read, play, write, and talk with the World Traveling Trunks —cultural-themed toolboxes that celebrate cultures around the globe while enriching our local communities throughout… continue reading Fly with Your Imagination: The World Traveling Trunks Connect Families, Cultures and Stories

By written by Mary Marques    May 7, 2018    8

The Parkway Central Library will present A Voice for Peace, Concord, and Harmony: XII International Poetry Festival in Philadelphia during the global celebration of poetry in the month of… continue reading A Voice for Peace, Concord, and Harmony: XII International Poetry Festival in Philadelphia

By written by Mary Marques    April 24, 2018   

Free Spanish Literacy Classes for Adults! Do you know a Spanish-speaking adult who wants to learn how to read and write? The Free Library of Philadelphia is offering free classes for adult Spanish… continue reading Free Spanish Literacy Program LEAMOS Teaches Spanish-speaking Adults to Read and Write

By written by Emily L.    March 27, 2018    5

Now that the fog has lifted from St. Patrick’s Day, it occurs to us at the Free Library that the holiday is the moment where the fact of an Irish diaspora is felt most strongly in… continue reading Remember an Gorta Mór: the Great Famine

By written by Adam F.    March 26, 2018