Tagged Free Library of Philadelphia Programs & Services

Merit Selection of Judges

Join Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts for a discussion on the merit selection of judges.  This discussion will encapsulate the ongoing debate surrounding how our judges should be selected and the need for reform in the state…

Landlord-Tenant Court

Going to Housing Court can be an overwhelming experience both for landlords and tenants. This presentation will help build knowledge and confidence by guiding you through the process. It will cover how a case gets to court, courtroom…

Criminal Court

When taken to court, criminal matters involve very high stakes for anyone involved. Therefore, developing knowledge of the criminal process beyond TV dramas and movies is vital for an individual’s ability to advocate for…

14 Week Beginner Spanish Learning Circle

Are you interested in learning Spanish or brushing up on your existing Spanish language skills? Have you ever started an online course only to lose motivation a few sessions in and never finish? Do you want to meet new people and…

Family Court

When it comes to the sensitive topic of parents and children going to court, better knowledge of the court system and your rights help prepare you for the justice system and for any of its outcomes. This program will cover three topics…

Judicial Candidate Forum

Join Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts for a special Judicial Candidate forum in the Skyline Room at Parkway Central Library. This event will begin at 5:00 pm. and is free and open to the public. For any questions, please call Alex in…

Know Your Courts-Orphan's Court (Estates, Wills, Trusts)

Court rules and processes are often intimidating and unfamiliar. Learn about Orphans’ Court, which actually deals with Guardianship, Wills, and disputes relating to Estates and Trusts. Learn the basics of this court system, in a…

Know Your Courts-Family Court

Court rules and processes are often intimidating and unfamiliar. Gain an understanding of Dependency, Child Custody, and Child Support, court matters that affect many families. This program is designed to bring you awareness and…

Judicial Independence

Join Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts for a conversation exploring the meaning of judicial independence and the importance of the judiciary being free of undue influence from the other two branches of government and private…

Office Hours: Registered Patent Agent

Interested in protecting your invention or design with a patent? Would you like to talk to a Registered Patent Agent for free? We are pleased to announce that we are accepting requests for free 30 minute patent…

Revenue 101: Business Tax Basics for Small Business Owners

Revenue 101: Business Tax Basics is designed to give business owners an overview of the four major business tax types: Business Income and Receipts, Net Profits, Wage/Earnings, and Use & Occupancy. You won’t leave as a tax…

Edible Alphabet en Español: Learn Spanish Through Cooking at the Library

Looking for a chance to brush up on your Spanish language skills? Interested in meeting new people, learning to cook a new recipe and have a great time? Join us in the Culinary Literacy Center for a hands-on Spanish language cooking…

Know Your Courts-Criminal Court

Court rules and processes are often intimidating and unfamiliar, but criminal matters are high stakes for all involved. Learn about criminal court processes, terms and possible outcomes. This program is designed to bring you awareness…

Engage and Empower Workshop Featuring Local Author Fiona Harewood of I Did It ...You Can Too!

Have you considered finishing your education but thought it would be too hard or that you were too old? Here's your chance! In her book, Fiona shares the trials and triumphs of her educational journey, helping you to realize that if…

Edible Alphabet in Italiano: Learn Italian Through Cooking at the Library

Looking for a chance to brush up on your Italian language skills? Interested in meeting new people, learning to cook a new recipe and have a great time? Join us in the Culinary Literacy Center for a hands-on Italian language cooking…

Know Your Courts-Family Court

Court rules and processes are often intimidating and unfamiliar. Gain an understanding of Dependency, Child Custody, and Child Support, court matters that affect many families. This program is designed to bring you awareness and…

14 Week Beginner Spanish Learning Circle

Are you interested in learning Spanish or brushing up on your existing Spanish language skills? Have you ever started an online course only to lose motivation a few sessions in and never finish? Do you want to meet new people and…

From Across the Waters

Join us at Parkway Central Library for a kick-off to Welcoming Week poetry reading and conversation with authors writing about immigration in today's America:  From Across the Waters .   This event will feature Julia…

Edible Alphabet in Mandarin: Learn Mandarin Through Cooking at the Library

Looking for a chance to learn more about Chinese ingredients, culinary history and the Mandarin language? Interested in meeting new people, learning to cook a new recipe and have a great time? Join us in the Culinary Literacy Center for…

14 Week Beginner Spanish Learning Circle

Are you interested in learning Spanish or brushing up on your existing Spanish language skills? Have you ever started an online course only to lose motivation a few sessions in and never finish? Do you want to meet new people and…

One Book, One Philadelphia | Criminal Justice Reform Panel

Inspired by the themes in the One Book, One Philadelphia 2019 selection, Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward, a panel of formerly incarcerated community advocates were joined in conversation by District Attorney Larry Krasner and Chief…