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National Library Week is April 7–13, 2024, and we encourage everyone to visit the Free Library of Philadelphia to celebrate this year’s theme: Ready, Set, Library! But first,… continue reading Promoting Literacy with the Free Library of Philadelphia

By written by Free Library Foundation    April 4, 2024   

Want to read popular new titles without paying for expensive copies? You’re in luck! The Free Library of Philadelphia’s Lucky Loans program makes award-winning books like Paul… continue reading You're in Luck! The Free Library has Popular Titles Ready to Loan!

By written by Anthony T.    March 15, 2024    1

March is designated as National Reading Month to not only celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss  — prolific author of beloved children’s books such as The Cat in the Hat ,… continue reading Helping Philly Youth "March" into Reading

By written by Erin S.    March 15, 2024   

One Book, One Philadelphia is a signature project of the Free Library of Philadelphia that promotes literacy, library usage, and civic dialogue by encouraging the entire greater Philadelphia area… continue reading Announcing the 2024 One Book, One Philadelphia Selections

By written by Terence W.    February 15, 2024   

It’s the 50 Anniversary of the blaxploitation film Foxy Brown starring Pam Grier . The film is credited for revolutionizing the way women were portrayed in cinema. To celebrate this… continue reading Pam's Picks: Favorite Books of Legendary Actress Pam Grier

By written by Administrator    February 9, 2024    6

You may have heard of our citywide  Summer of Wonder program full of activities, programs, and prizes for all ages, but did you know that the Free Library offers an  Online Reading… continue reading Enjoy Online Reading Challenges Year-Round!

By written by Emily S.    January 26, 2024   

For the last year, the shared offices of the Children's Literature Research Collection and the Map Collection have had a consistent litmus test for visitors. When a new visitor enters… continue reading Spotlight: The Letter People

By written by Chris B.    January 8, 2024   

In our Manga 101 series , we’ve covered a lot of manga-related topics. We looked at some commonly asked questions , explored demographic categories , reviewed several popular manga genres,… continue reading Manga 101: Manga and Beyond at the Free Library

By written by Meg B.    December 18, 2023    1

In our Manga 101 series, we’ve answered some frequently asked questions , defined some common manga terms , and looked at some of the most popular manga genres found at the Free Library.… continue reading Manga 101: Related Concepts

By written by Meg B.    November 20, 2023   

Pregnancy is an amazing journey filled with excitement, wonder, and the anticipation of meeting your little one for the first time. Even before birth, it’s a time when parents typically… continue reading Nurturing Your Baby in the Womb: The Benefits of Prenatal Education

By written by Kimberly G.    November 6, 2023   

In our last Manga 101 installments, we touched on romance and LGBTQIA+ themes in manga. This time, we’ll take a look at a new genre:  horror . Though the roots of manga can be traced… continue reading Manga 101: Horror

By written by Meg B.    October 16, 2023   

In our previous Manga 101 installment, we covered romance manga. This time, we’ll take a look at two subgenres of romance manga (BL and GL), as well as some non-romantic LGBTQ+ manga. … continue reading Manga 101: BL, GL, and Beyond

By written by Meg B.    September 15, 2023    2

Previous Manga 101 installments took a look at isekai and sports manga; this time, we’ll explore another popular genre of manga: romance .  From poignant stories of high school love to… continue reading Manga 101: Romance

By written by Meg B.    August 15, 2023    3

In the previous Manga 101 installment, we took a look at the manga genre known as isekai . Now, we’ll continue with an exploration of another popular manga genre: sports! Sports manga as a… continue reading Manga 101: Sports

By written by Meg B.    July 17, 2023    2

One way of classifying manga is by demographic categories like shonen and shojo (for more information, check out the previous Manga 101 blog post ). However, manga can also be divided into genres… continue reading Manga 101: Isekai

By written by Meg B.    June 15, 2023   

Manga is often published chapter-by-chapter in anthology magazines which are marketed towards particular audiences. Some magazines focus on specific genres of manga (like fantasy, romance, etc.)… continue reading Manga 101: Demographic Categories

By written by Meg B.    May 15, 2023    1

Some of the most popular titles at the Field Teen Center are manga, or Japanese graphic novels. Manga includes a wide range of genres and art styles with more than 100 titles in our collections.… continue reading Manga 101: Answering Common Questions

By written by Yona Y.    April 11, 2023   

What is Overdrive? Overdrive is the Free Library of Philadelphia’s portal to thousands of e-books, e-audiobooks, and e-magazines that you can read for free using your Free Library of… continue reading The Overdrive App is Being Replaced with Libby

By written by Sharyl O.    March 1, 2023    15

The Education, Philosophy, and Religion Department strives to offer engaging and informative programs that touch on the wide variety of topics included within our collection of materials. Our… continue reading Explore the Message of Swami Vivekananda With Our Interfaith Reading Group

By written by Alex B.    February 21, 2023   

One Book, One Philadelphia is a signature project of the Free Library of Philadelphia that promotes literacy, library usage, and civic dialogue by encouraging the entire greater Philadelphia area… continue reading Announcing the 2023 One Book, One Philadelphia Selections

By written by Bridget G.    February 15, 2023    5

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