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Turn the lights down, grab some snacks, and tune into your screen of choice—the National Film Registry 's 2021 recommendations and selections have been announced! 25 films have been… continue reading Newest Additions to the National Film Registry

By written by Peter SM    January 6, 2022   

What better way to start your new year than with one of these new titles coming to the Free Library this January? Young Children (up to 2nd Grade) The Year We Learned to Fly written by Jacqueline… continue reading New Titles Coming to the Free Library in January!

By written by Rachel F.    January 5, 2022   

It's that time of year again for my annual list of favorite books from the Philbrick Hall Fiction Department at Parkway Central Library ! Welcome to the tenth anniversary of this yearly list… continue reading Dena's Favorite Books of 2021

By written by Dena    January 3, 2022   

Which were the best books you read this year? The Children’s Librarians at Parkway Central Children’s Department have all the extremely specific book awards and recommended reads you… continue reading Best Books of 2021 Selected by Parkway Central Children's Librarians

By written by Administrator    December 21, 2021   

Can you believe we’re about to turn the page on another (long, strange, COVID-19 filled...) year? I know I can't!  While I've never really been a big New Year's… continue reading The Free Library and You: New Year’s Resolutions in 2022!

By written by Kate C.    December 20, 2021    2

You may know bell hooks for her innovative and tranformative works in literature, poetry, and feminist studies.  Did you know she also wrote picture books?  These titles are… continue reading bell hooks and picture books

By written by Monica C.    December 16, 2021   

It’s a well-established tradition at the end of the year that ballet companies everywhere offer performances of The Nutcracker . The Philadelphia Ballet presentation of this seasonal… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | The Nutcracker

By written by Monica C.    December 9, 2021   

Jólabókaflóðið , or the Christmas Book Flood in English, is an Icelandic holiday tradition started in 1944 and enjoyed every year since then. Around 2015, this… continue reading Jólabókaflóðið: Iceland’s Holiday Book Tradition

By written by Jeff B.    December 7, 2021   

The Rainbow Connection is an LGBTQ+ group of library staff across all job classes that serve to support each other and the Queer communities in Philadelphia. Below are the books that we loved… continue reading The Rainbow Connection Fall Booklist

By written by Raven W.    December 6, 2021    1

December is chockful of celebrations, with windows filled with lights and decorations, and a communal feeling of anticipation and joy.   Find picture books for the holidays you celebrate… continue reading Celebrating in December | Hanukkah, Christmas, and Kwanzaa

By written by Monica C.    December 2, 2021   

There’s a lot to explore this December with a mix of new titles coming to the Free Library's shelves!   Young Children (up to 2nd Grade) The Real Santa  written by Nancy… continue reading New Titles Coming to the Free Library in December!

By written by Rachel F.    December 1, 2021   

Sharing a meal is at the heart of Thanksgiving. Be it with friends or family, with new neighbors or with those in the larger community, the act of cooking and eating together brings us all… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Thanksgiving

By written by Monica C.    November 23, 2021   

Back in 2012, a group of authors and illustrators came together to promote picture books and... Picture Book Month was born! During this time in November, we celebrate this magical… continue reading November is Picture Book Month!

By written by Monica C.    November 16, 2021   

Born in Columbus, Ohio, Jacqueline Woodson grew up in Greenville, South Carolina, and Brooklyn, New York, graduating from college with a B.A. in English. She is the author of dozens of… continue reading Celebrating Jacqueline Woodson

By written by Jeff B.    November 2, 2021   

We are grateful for these new titles arriving on our shelves and catalog this fall! Young Children (up to 2nd Grade) Nibi's Water Song  written by Sunshine Tenasco; illustrated by… continue reading New Titles Coming to the Free Library in November!

By written by Rachel F.    November 1, 2021   

Greeting fiends! The brisk winds of autumn are finally here, bringing colder nights for spooky reading... So much great horror fiction has been hitting our stacks, here are some of my current… continue reading Scary Reads for Autumn Chills | Horror Fiction Recommendations

By written by Ned W.    October 25, 2021   

I’ll admit it—I am a child of the 1980s. I mean, the stereotypical mallrat/latchkey kid who watched a lot of sitcoms, devoured the Sweet Valley High series , and ate large (think… continue reading Spooky Season Books and Films from Gen X to Gen Z

By written by Aimee TH    October 18, 2021   

This year, for the first time, Philadelphia will celebrate Indigenous Peoples' Day on the 2nd Monday of October. It is a welcome and important step in recognizing and rethinking Native… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Indigenous Peoples' Day

By written by Monica C.    October 8, 2021   

The Halloween season is here once again! Time for creepy decorations and spooky fun! While the way we celebrate Halloween Night might be different this year, the thrills of creepy comics will… continue reading Comic Book Frights for October

By written by Ned W.    October 7, 2021    2

Decorative gourd season is in full swing and the Free Library has some treats to share with you, like these new titles coming to our shelves this fall! Young Children (up to 2nd Grade)… continue reading New Titles Coming to the Free Library in October!

By written by Rachel F.    October 1, 2021   

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