Posts in “teens” (187)
If you’re a teen who likes to read and write fan fiction, or if you know a teen who does, you’re in good company at the Field Teen Center . Fan fiction, also called "fanfic"… continue reading Indulge Yourself: Exploring Fanfic and Fan Culture with Field Teen Center
By written by Yona Y. March 8, 2023
Like comics? You're going to love this! Our newest electronic resources from ComicsPlus bring thousands of digital comics, graphic novels, and manga from a variety of… continue reading ComicsPlus is Here!
By written by Sharyl O. March 7, 2023
Just announced this week from LibLearnX in New Orleans, we give you the Youth Media Awards ! This highly esteemed collection of outstanding books, audiobooks, and materials for… continue reading The 2023 Youth Media Award Winners Are Here!
By written by Emily S. February 3, 2023
Ever wondered what it’s like to be a book editor? Or how to become a better storyteller? To answers these questions and more, Field Teen Center interviewed a professional book editor, the… continue reading Exploring More Careers with Field Teen Center: Book Editor!
By written by Yona Y. November 29, 2022
Do you have teens in your life who will be attending high school in Philly next year? They’ve got options. It is time for High School choice selection! The Philadelphia High School system is… continue reading It's Time for High School Choice!
By written by Emily S. October 13, 2022
Thank you to everyone who came out to our Empathy Versus Misinformation: Transgender Youth series of panels. There has been a lot of interest in transgender youth in the media, and yet so few easy… continue reading Empathy Versus Misinformation Wrap-Up
By written by Shelley R. September 7, 2022
Throughout the month of July, Field Teen Center recorded interviews with a voice actor, four game designers, and a comic book writer. If you’re interested in creative jobs or if you just… continue reading Explore Creative Careers with Field Teen Center!
By written by Yona Y. August 5, 2022
Interested in time travel? The superpowered James Webb Telescope has released its first images this month, giving us a window into distant space and the distant past. It’s dazzling. The… continue reading Time Travel to the Beginning of the Universe
By written by Emily S. August 5, 2022
The Summer Readers of Philadelphia are on a roll. Just halfway through the Free Library’s Summer of Wonder, we’re more than halfway to our citywide online reading minutes goal! If… continue reading Halfway through Summer of Wonder 2022!
By written by Emily S. July 14, 2022
Are you between the ages of 14 and 19? Do you have a passion and commitment for social justice? Are you looking for an opportunity where you can learn, serve your community, and… continue reading Free Library Seeking Teen Social Justice Fellows!
By written by Erin H. June 28, 2022
It's Jewish-American Heritage Month. Jewish-Americans have a rich and storied history and culture of our own. Many things we think of as chiefly Jewish are actually distinctly Jewish-American:… continue reading Jewish-American Heritage Month 2022
By written by Shelley R. May 2, 2022
Note: the use of "deaf" versus "Deaf" in this blog post is intentional. Deaf refers to the community and culture, while the lowercase deaf refers to the physical act of… continue reading Deaf History Month 2022
By written by Shelley R. April 4, 2022
Transgender Awareness Week , held annually from November 15 – 19, helps to raise the visibility of transgender people and address issues members of the community face. The week is capped off… continue reading Transgender Awareness Week 2021
By written by Shelley R. November 15, 2021
All October we'll be talking about LGBTQ History on the Free Library's blog! So far we've discussed LGBTQ Historical Young Adult Fiction and LGBTQ History Told Through Comics and… continue reading More Than Stonewall: LGBTQ Historical Nonfiction
By written by Shelley R. October 28, 2021
Teens recently joined the Field Teen Center and Nourishing Literacy teams for a SWEET Make and Take project! Candy buttons are small dots of colorful sugar candy attached to a strip of paper.… continue reading Nourishing Literacy | Create Your Own Candy Buttons!
By written by Shayna M. October 26, 2021
A panel from Hazel Newlevant's exposé of queer uprisings found within Be Gay, Do Comics!. All October we'll be talking about LGBTQ History on the Free Library's blog! Last week… continue reading LGBTQ History Told Through Comics and Graphic Novels
By written by Shelley R. October 13, 2021
Start your journey to college at the Free Library! This school year, the Field Teen Center will be hosting a series of virtual SAT and College Prep workshops for teens . College Financial Aid… continue reading SAT and College Prep Workshops
By written by Kris L. October 12, 2021
October is LGBTQ History Month ! A lot of straight and/or cisgender people like to treat gay people like we didn't exist until Ellen Degeneres came out as a lesbian in 1997 ; and as if… continue reading We Were Always Here: LGBTQ Historical Young Adult Fiction
By written by Shelley R. October 1, 2021 1
Many students, parents, caregivers, and teachers are wondering what the upcoming school year is going to look like. The Free Library is here to help you! Back to School Basics The first day… continue reading Back to School Resources for Students, Families, and Teachers
By written by Emily S. August 23, 2021
Last year, the Free Library put out a contest call for artwork from high school students. Deyania Sanders’ art teacher encouraged her to submit her designs and she was selected to be our… continue reading An Update from Our Summer of Wonder Teen Artist Deyania Sanders
By written by Emily S. August 10, 2021