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Welcome! From craft to college prep, from movie screenings to film making the Free Library has it all for teens! Check out an event at your local library or visit the Teen Space at the Parkway Central Library on Vine Street. Find awesome programs around the city and find your next great read!

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58th and Baltimore Farmer’s Market

Wed, June 29, 2022 12:00 P.M.
Blanche A. Nixon/Cobbs Creek Library

A new Farmer's Market is coming to our location! The 58th and Baltimore Farmer's Market is launching Wednesday, June 8th from 12-3:30pm on the lawn at Blanche Nixon. The farmers market will continue every Wednesday with occasional food demonstrations throughout summer and into fall. The…

Summer Kick-Off Party

Wed, June 29, 2022 1:00 P.M.
McPherson Square Library

Starting off our Summer with a Party hosted by the Library and Parks and Rec. Join us outside in the playground behind the branch. Rain date: June 29

Game Day Wednesdays

Wed, June 29, 2022 1:00 P.M.
Wynnefield Library

Stop by the Wynnefield Library on Wednesdays for game day.

Independence Library Gittings Reading Contest

Wed, June 29, 2022 2:00 P.M.
Independence Library

From June 1- June 30 Borrow books from the Barbara Gittings Collection . Entries accepted in person at branch or online.  Complete a contest entry form at the Independence branch or https://forms.gle/SgP2UEYKjEvZ5cCL9 and you will be entered to win prizes! Prizes are from local…

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Blog Posts

Free Library Seeking Teen Social Justice Fellows!

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 develop/demonstrate your leadership skills? Would you like to earn… continue reading

By Erin H.    June 28, 2022   

Jewish-American Heritage Month 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: From Bagels and Lox to the Conservative, Renewal,… continue reading

By Shelley R.    May 2, 2022   

Deaf History Month 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 not being able to hear.   Deaf Culture has a… continue reading

By Shelley R.    April 4, 2022   

Transgender Awareness Week 2021

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 on November 20 with Transgender Day of… continue reading

By Shelley R.    November 15, 2021