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Baseball: for over a century, the game has been known as "America’s favorite pastime." During the early parts of the 20th century, tuning in to a baseball game on the… continue reading Collection Spotlight: Highlights from the Negro Leagues

By written by Chris M.    April 19, 2024    1

In honor of the Thanksgiving holiday, we present a curated collection of podcasts from our Author Events series archive.   Thanksgiving is often traditionally associated with America’s… continue reading 10 Free Library Podcast Episodes Perfect for Thanksgiving

By written by Jason F.    November 20, 2023   

Are you ready for some football?! We are! We can't wait to watch our Philadelphia Eagles take on the Kansas City Chiefs this Sunday night at 6:30 p.m. from State Farm Stadium in Glendale,… continue reading Fly, Eagles, Fly! 5 Ways to Celebrate the Big Game with the Free Library

By written by Kate C.    February 10, 2023   

Today is the 36th annual celebration of National Girls and Women in Sports Day (NGWSD) , started in 1974 by the Women’s Sports Foundation . The purpose of the foundation is to provide… continue reading National Girls and Women in Sports Day (NGWSD)

By written by Kamilah C.    February 2, 2022   

After the postponement of the 2020 Olympics due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the torch will be lit once again this year as the rescheduled Summer Games will take place in Tokyo, Japan starting today,… continue reading Local Athletes Competing in the Summer Olympics

By written by Peter SM    July 23, 2021    1

The Rare Book Department has some true treasures within its collections, but perhaps one of its most special collections is the First Folio of William Shakespeare . What is the “First… continue reading Who Said It: Shakespeare, Milton, or Shake Milton?

By written by Peter SM    April 28, 2021   

Have you seen the movie A League of Their Own ? This famous movie highlights the early years of the Women’s Baseball League in 1943. However, if you were a Negro woman during the 1940s,… continue reading Toni Stone: The First Female Player in the Negro League

By written by Sandy M.    February 4, 2021    1

The 2020 Olympic Games were supposed to be starting today in Tokyo, Japan, but the Olympic flame will not be lit this summer . This year's Olympics were postponed back in March due to the… continue reading Digital Media Spotlight: Olympic Memories of the Past

By written by Peter SM    July 23, 2020   

I never would have pegged myself as someone who wanted to read about "the sports", but there are some sweet and dramatic comics and graphic novels that have changed my mind about that in… continue reading Queer Comics About Sports!

By written by Rachel F.    June 10, 2020   

During this fall season of Free Library Author Events , we’re seeing a lot of cultural connections between our authors and speakers. Let’s talk about the events taking place two days… continue reading Fall 2019 Author Events: Cultural Connections

By written by Author Events    September 9, 2019    1

If you had told me a few years ago that I would be fully obsessed with either ice hockey or fencing by way of comics I would have laughed SO HARD. I’m barely into watching baseball or… continue reading Rah! Rah! Sis Boom Bah!: Let's Hear It for Sports Comics and Manga!

By written by Rachel F.    April 17, 2019    2

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    3

Completing a marathon is a huge accomplishment! Months of training and hard work culminating with one exciting day – running a mind-boggling 26.2 miles and testing the limits of the human… continue reading The 25th Annual Philadelphia Marathon Weekend Is Here!

By written by Kate C.    November 13, 2018    1

Tonight at 8:20 p.m., the world champion Philadelphia Eagles officially open their 2018 season against the Atlanta Falcons at Lincoln Financial Field. We don’t know about you, but… continue reading Celebrate the Return of Your World Champion Philadelphia Eagles with the Free Library!

By written by Kate C.    September 6, 2018   

In these days of big bucks baseball, with the top players making over $30 million a year and the top clubs valued in the billions, it’s hard to imagine a time when America’s Pastime… continue reading A History Minute | The Fortunes of Philadelphia - Let's Play Ball!

By written by Sally F.    July 17, 2018    1

We know all of Philly is still excited over the Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl win, but there is another monumental sporting event to also get fired up for that begins at the end of this week: the… continue reading Local Athletes Competing in the 2018 Winter Olympics

By written by Administrator    February 6, 2018    2

Chances are you have driven, biked, run, walked, or partied on Kelly Drive, but have you ever wondered where it got its name? No, it’s not named for Grace Kelly , movie star and princess.… continue reading A History Minute: The Fortunes of Philadelphia - The Kellys

By written by Sally F.    November 16, 2017   

The NFL Draft is coming to Philadelphia! And it is happening on the front lawn of the Parkway Central Library —the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. But perhaps the American football craze… continue reading NFL Draft Not Your Thing? Check Out These Worldly Alternative Footballs!

By written by Julie B.    April 24, 2017   

So, I have a confession to make: up until the beginning of this year, I had no idea who Simone Biles was. I'm not big on sports and had no interest in watching the Olympics this past year.… continue reading Going for the Gold with Simone Biles

By written by Peter SM    January 4, 2017   

The world is mourning the death of another larger-than-life pop culture icon, hero, and force of sheer nature: Muhammad Ali . The self-described, but no less true, "Greatest of All Time"… continue reading Muhammad Ali's Philly Ties

By written by Peter SM    June 8, 2016    1