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As someone who not-so-patiently awaits the arrival of fall every year, I’m elated that today is the autumnal equinox. This wonderful first day of fall is one of my favorite holidays. It… continue reading An Autumnal State of Mind

By written by Christine M.    September 23, 2019   

Hey, library lovers! Another Banned Books Week is upon us, this year extending from September 22-28, as libraries around the country join forces with the American Library Association (ALA)’s… continue reading Banned Books Week | Celebrate Your Freedom to Read!

By written by Kate C.    September 23, 2019   

Today is National Read a Book Day , and as a book lover and Free Library staff member it’s my sworn duty to encourage everyone I meet today to pick up a book, so expect some recommendations… continue reading Celebrate National Read a Book Day!

By written by Christine M.    September 6, 2019   

The calendar still says August, and the weather forecast still says summer, but the new school year is just around the corner— School District of Philadelphia will ring the bell to begin… continue reading Go Back to School with the Free Library!

By written by Jess P.    August 30, 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   

In part 2 of interviews conducted around the Trans Writers, Kids, and Books event (you can find our interview with Kyle Lukoff from before the event in an earlier blog post), this time we speak… continue reading Conversations About Queer and Trans Literature with Author Kacen Callender

By written by Naomi S.    July 31, 2019   

We’re having a really exciting Author Event on the evening of Thursday, July 25 where the topics of discussion will be Trans Writers, Kids, and Books ! Lambda and Stonewall Award-winning… continue reading Conversations About Queer and Trans Literature with Picture Book Author Kyle Lukoff

By written by Naomi S.    July 16, 2019   

Turn the page to a new season with the Free Library’s Spring Reading Challenge ! Readers of all ages—whether individually or as part of a classroom or group —can create accounts… continue reading Look to Spring with the Spring Reading Challenge

By written by Molly B.    March 11, 2019    3

Get your scented candles and bath bombs ready, because February 9 is Read in The Bathtub Day! We know you’ve probably already got an attractive paperback you’ve been dying to find time… continue reading Take a Deep Dive Into These Recommendations for Read in the Bathtub Day!

By written by Violet L.    February 8, 2019   

It’s wintertime in Philly. Even in the absence of snow, (thus far!), this means the sun rises later and sets earlier than in bordering seasons. It’s enough to make a person feel like… continue reading Stay Cozy with the Free Library this Winter!

By written by Jenn D.    January 11, 2019    1

I have a confession to make—I am that friend who always wants to get a trivia team together on a Tuesday night. I’m also that kid who read Trivial Pursuit cards for fun to see if I… continue reading Celebrating the Trivia Nerd in All of Us

By written by Christine M.    January 4, 2019    2

I’m staring with dread at the slog of ever-colder, ever-shorter days upon us. I do not "just love sweater weather." I "just love" some palm trees and ocean breezes. Alas.… continue reading Beat the Winter Blues with the Free Library (and some Nordic Spirit!)

By written by Alix G.    December 21, 2018   

December is Read a New Book Month , and we at the Free Library are all about reading new books (and old books, and re-reading new and old books, and listening to books, and talking about books… continue reading Read a New Book Month, Free Library Style!

By written by Alix G.    December 12, 2018   

December is here and that means it’s time for the  Winter Reading Challenge ! Adults, parents, and students can create accounts online to track reading minutes, practice writing book… continue reading It's Time for the Winter Reading Challenge!

By written by Molly B.    December 5, 2018    2

Today marks 100 years since the birth of children's and young adult author Madeleine L'Engle , and some of our resident book lovers are pondering her legacy – and her best-known… continue reading Pondering Madeleine L’Engle’s Legacy and Works on Her 100th Birthday

By written by Kate C.    November 29, 2018    2

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   

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   

by Ashley Bryant Children in North Philadelphia face a unique set of obstacles. Growing up in one of the poorest urban centers in America and struggling to stay on grade level and away from some… continue reading Change Course: The Way Reading and Discussion Can Forge New Paths for Our Children

By written by Administrator    June 12, 2018   

Three upcoming new books, coming out in three consecutive months, will focus on the subject of the workings of the human brain. Helen Thomson, a freelance science journalist, tells the… continue reading Wrap Your Head Around These Books About the Brain

By written by Ai Leng N.    March 23, 2018   

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