Upcoming Events

The Free Library is excited to partner with dozens of community organizations to offer seven weeks of free events and programs as part of the 20th season of One Book, One Philadelphia.

Please review the Programming Guide for an overview of all One Book, One Philadelphia events planned for this season.

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Norris Square Gardens Tour and Discussion

Sat, May 21, 2022 11:00 A.M.
Parcelas Garden, 2248 Palethorp Street, Philadelphia, PA

Created between 1980 and 2006 by a collective of women called Grupo Motivos, the  Norris Square Neighborhood Project's Gardens  are dedicated to Puerto Rican cultural heritage.  Located in the Kensington neighborhood depicted in the One Book, One Philadelphia 2022…

Our Names and Their Meanings: Collage Workshop

Mon, May 23, 2022 3:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Join the Parkway Central Library's Children's Department for this workshop for children and caregivers. We'll read the One Book, One Philadelphia 2022 children's book, Alma and How She Got Her Name,  and celebrate the stories and meanings of our own names with a collage…

Zine Workshop for Teens

Tue, May 24, 2022 4:00 P.M.
Frankford Library

Who are you? Tell the world in a zine, a classic DIY magazine meant to be shared!  Using this year’s  One Book, One Philadelphia selection  as inspiration, teens are invited to explore aspects of their own identities as they learn to make a classic 8-page minizine. All…

Teen Book Discussion: Never Look Back

Tue, May 24, 2022 4:00 P.M.
Widener Library

Join the Widener Library for an interactive discussion of the One Book, One Philadelphia 2022 YA selection, Never Look Back, a modern retelling of an ancient story of love and loss, by Lilliam Rivera. The discussion will invite participants to share their own experiences, and reading…

DIY Instruments Workshop

Tue, May 24, 2022 4:30 P.M.
Nicetown-Tioga Library

In this virtual workshop for younger children and their caregivers, we'll create our own instruments using recycled materials, write our own songs, and learn about instruments that are culturally significant in Puerto Rico.  Sign up here to receive an event link ; registration is free.…

Teen Book Discussion: Never Look Back

Wed, May 25, 2022 4:00 P.M.
Nicetown-Tioga Library

Join the Nicetown Library for an interactive discussion of the One Book, One Philadelphia 2022 YA selection, Never Look Back, a modern retelling of an ancient story of love and loss, by Lilliam Rivera. The discussion will invite participants to share their own experiences, and reading…

Our Names and Their Meanings: Collage Workshop

Wed, May 25, 2022 4:00 P.M.
Holmesburg Library

In this workshop for children of all ages and caregivers, we'll read the One Book, One Philadelphia 2022 children's book, Alma and How She Got Her Name,  and celebrate the stories and meanings of our own names with a collage activity.  Sign up for this free event here.…

Gardening Stories Workshop

Wed, May 25, 2022 4:30 P.M.
Oak Lane Library

This hands-on workshop for children and caregivers celebrates culturally relevant plants in the Latine diaspora, as well as plants that are native to Philadelphia. Focusing on how they connect us and help to tell the stories of who we are, we’ll learn to identify different plants and their…

Book Discussion: My Broken Language

Wed, May 25, 2022 6:00 P.M.
Chestnut Hill Library

Join Chestnut Hill Library for an interactive discussion of the  One Book, One Philadelphia  2022 featured selection,  My Broken Language , Quiara Alegría Hudes’ musical memoir of coming of age in 1980s and 90s Philadelphia.  The discussion will invite…

All the Things We Remember: Honoring Trans & Queer Storytelling

Wed, May 25, 2022 6:30 P.M.
Scribe Video Center | 3908 Lancaster Ave | Philadelphia

Why is the art of community storytelling and remembrance important to social justice movements? One answer is that we exist in a climate that is hell-bent on silencing our voices and disappearing our histories. Inspired by the One Book, One Philadelphia 2022 selection,  My Broken…

"My Neighborhood" Art Workshop

Thu, May 26, 2022 4:00 P.M.
Falls of Schuylkill Library

Our neighborhoods hold the personalities, histories, and stories of the people who live in them. In these visual art and storytelling workshops, children of all ages and caregivers will be invited to explore and celebrate what makes our Philadelphia communities unique and strong! Art activities…

Storytime: Alma and How She Got Her Name

Thu, May 26, 2022 4:00 P.M.
Bushrod Library

Children and their caregivers are invite to join the Bushrod Library for a read-aloud of the  One Book, One Philadelphia  2022 children’s selection, Alma and How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez-Neal. A limited supply of free copies of the book will be available for…

Collage and Storytime: Alma and How She Got Her Name

Thu, May 26, 2022 4:00 P.M.
Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library

Children and their caregivers are invite to join the Lucien Blackwell Library at Malcom X Park for a read-aloud of the  One Book, One Philadelphia  2022 children’s selection, Alma and How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez-Neal. A limited supply of free copies of the book…

Zine Workshop for Teens

Thu, May 26, 2022 4:00 P.M.
Queen Memorial Library

Who are you? Tell the world in a zine, a classic DIY magazine meant to be shared!  Using this year’s  One Book, One Philadelphia selection  as inspiration, teens are invited to explore aspects of their own identities as they learn to make a classic 8-page minizine. All…

Storytime: Alma and How She Got Her Name

Tue, May 31, 2022 11:00 A.M.
Thomas F. Donatucci, Sr. Library

Children and their caregivers are invite to join the Thomas F Donatucci Library for a read-aloud of the  One Book, One Philadelphia  2022 children’s selection, Alma and How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez-Neal. A limited supply of free copies of the book will be available…

Zine Workshop for Teens

Tue, May 31, 2022 4:00 P.M.
Widener Library

Who are you? Tell the world in a zine, a classic DIY magazine meant to be shared!  Using this year’s  One Book, One Philadelphia selection  as inspiration, teens are invited to explore aspects of their own identities as they learn to make a classic 8-page minizine. All…

Indigenous Caribbean Heritage Workshop

Tue, May 31, 2022 7:00 P.M.
Online

In  My Broken Language --the One Book, One Philadelphia 2022 featured book --Quiara Alegría Hudes explores her own indigenous heritage and some of the history of indigenous peoples in Puerto Rico. This online presentation and discussion will provide an introduction to Caribbean…

Our Names and Their Meanings: Collage Workshop

Wed, June 1, 2022 4:00 P.M.
Chestnut Hill Library

In this workshop for children of all ages and caregivers, we'll read the One Book, One Philadelphia 2022 children's book, Alma and How She Got Her Name,  and celebrate the stories and meanings of our own names with a collage activity.  Sign up for this free event here.…

Gardening Stories Workshop

Wed, June 1, 2022 4:00 P.M.
Richmond Library

This hands-on workshop for children and caregivers celebrates culturally relevant plants in the Latine diaspora, as well as plants that are native to Philadelphia. Focusing on how they connect us and help to tell the stories of who we are, we’ll learn to identify different plants and their…

Zine Workshop for Teens

Thu, June 2, 2022 3:00 P.M.
Bustleton Library

Who are you? Tell the world in a zine, a classic DIY magazine meant to be shared!  Using this year’s  One Book, One Philadelphia selection  as inspiration, teens are invited to explore aspects of their own identities as they learn to make a classic 8-page minizine. All…

2022 One Book, One Philadelphia Celebrating 20 Years of One Book