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Looking for free and low-cost summer activities that are safe and adult-supervised for children, teens, and families? The 2024 City of Philadelphia Parent and Youth Resource Fair will be held… continue reading The Philadelphia Parent and Youth Resource Fair is Saturday, April 27

By written by Bridget G.    April 19, 2024   

An adrenaline rush is defined as a physical feeling of intense excitement and stimulation caused by the release of adrenaline from the adrenal glands. That’s gnarly! Do you know what… continue reading Want To Learn How to Skateboard?

By written by Brianna V.    April 10, 2024   

April is Autism Acceptance Month ! In 2008, the United Nations declared April 2 as  World Autism Awareness Day . Learn and explore the wide world of neurodivergent minds with great… continue reading Explore Neurodiverse Programs and More at the Free Library

By written by Yona Y.    March 26, 2024    1

World Book Online is   a great resource for children and teens. If you want to go directly to one of the four modules on our database page, now you can! You can find biographies of notable… continue reading World Book Online is Now Even Better!

By written by Sharyl O.    March 19, 2024    3

March is Women's History Month! Did you know that Women’s History Month has its roots in the struggle for workers’ rights? In 1908, women garment workers protested the poor… continue reading Teen Reads for Women's History Month

By written by Verónica M.    March 6, 2024   

Free college and test prep programs continue at Parkway Central Library through the spring semester! Field Teen Center in partnership with The Alexander Advantage is offering… continue reading Free SAT Workshops and Other College Prep Resources

By written by Yona Y.    January 2, 2024    1

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   

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   

El Field Teen Center se une a la celebración del Mes de la Herencia Hispana con el estreno de su nueva colección en español. Ahora podrás disfrutar de novelas,… continue reading ¡Nueva colección para jóvenes en español!

By written by Verónica M.    October 11, 2023   

This school year, college and test prep workshops return to the Free Library, hosted by Field Teen Center in partnership with The Alexander Advantage. This  free series is for youth ages… continue reading College and SAT Prep Workshops for the 2023–2024 School Year

By written by Yona Y.    September 25, 2023   

Reading and discussing books is powerful! The connections we make with stories, with ourselves, and with others can bring us closer together and help us understand more about those who… continue reading Join Something New: The Intergenerational Teen Book Club at PCI Library

By written by Erin H.    September 19, 2023    1

The Free Library of Philadelphia is pleased to announce the 2023–24 Philadelphia Youth Poet Laureate: Oyewumi Oyeniyi, a senior at Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School! She was selected from… continue reading Introducing the 2023–24 Philadelphia Youth Poet Laureate

By written by Kris L.    September 18, 2023    4

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

We here at Youth Services are so proud of our new teen hires! Thanks to PYN, they’ll be with us all summer long. What is PYN? The Philadelphia Youth Network (PYN) works with strategic… continue reading Teens Working at the Free Library

By written by Emily S.    July 17, 2023    2

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

In recent years, Dungeons & Dragons (or D&D ) has transformed from a nerdy niche into a pop culture staple, recognizable in popular shows like the Netflix original series Stranger Things ,… continue reading Dungeons & Dragons and The Free Library

By written by Yona Y.    June 26, 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

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