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Conversations Between Libraries and Communities Spark Program Ideas

In a previous post, we shared some stories about how meetings between libraries and other community organizations can lead to what the American Library Association calls the “domino effect of positive results.” One potential…

National Honey Bee Day is Extra Meaningful at the Free Library this Year!

We have always loved to celebrate National Honey Bee Day , but this year it means a little more to us over here at the Free Library! That’s because we’ve got bees of our very own buzzing around, and we hope you’ll come…

A Field Guide to Exciting Programs and Special Exhibitions at the Free Library!

Want to explore the outdoors? Start inside—here at the Free Library! Now through September 15, the Free Library of Philadelphia, with an exciting new exhibition and programs, is your pathway to adventure and a keener understanding…

Spring Cleaning in the Middle of a Winter Snowstorm

It's the first day of spring ... well, at least according to the calendar. Look outside? Winter still has its grip on much of the U.S., especially here on the east coast . Nevertheless, spring has sprung, and with it, the cleaning…

Winter Reflections on the Year Without a Summer

Greetings from Frozen Philadelphia! After a snowy beginning to the new year and a lot of single-digit temperatures, we're bundled up and back in the office. And as we shiver on our way to and from the museum, we're…

Art of the Nature Printed Book

Nature printing is a term that encompasses several different printmaking processes for making direct reproductions of natural objects. The simplest and most direct of these is something most people will recognize: a plant, ideally one…

Get HYPE Philly!: From Bookworms to Earthworms

Worm bins and books alike inspire curiosity! During the summer, Get HYPE Philly! set up compost bins at neighborhood libraries , filling them up with scraps of raw fruits and vegetables, soil and worms. Led by our urban agriculture…

Shakespeare Park Has Reopened!

Some great news right before the upcoming Welcome to America July 4th holiday festivities get under way in Philadelphia this weekend... Shakespeare Park has finally reopened! If you've tried to visit our Parkway Central Library over…

Experience Nature Close-Up with Our Birding Backpack Program!

Note: The scheduled Saturday, March 18 Migrate to Discovery and Adventure event has been rescheduled to Saturday, April 1, due to inclement weather. While books, CDs, and DVDs are still among the Free Library’s most checked-out…