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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!

Need homework help? Get access to tutoring services available for Math, Science, English, Social Studies (in Spanish and English), skills building, and a 24-hour writing lab.

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CANCELLED - Nintendo Fridays

Fri, April 3, 2020 3:00 P.M.
Widener Library

Come join us every Friday after school for Nintendo Fridays! We play games like Smash Bros and Mario Party. Open to kids and teens ages 8 and up. 

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CANCELLED - Drama Club with Parks Plays Theater Group

Fri, April 3, 2020 3:30 P.M.
McPherson Square Library

Do you enjoy theater?  Are you great at drawing and designing clothes? Do you like building things?  We will be focusing on set design, costume design and sound production for this round of theater club.   The purpose of the group is to teach teens the ways of theater. We are…

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CANCELLED - Philly Slam League

Fri, April 3, 2020 4:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

The Free Library auditorium hosts the Philly Slam League, a weekly poetry slam competition for teen poets. All are welcome to attend the performances. If your school doesn’t have a team, join ours! The Free Library House Team practices Mondays 3:30-5:30 in the Teen Center.  …

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CANCELLED - Saturday Morning Cartoons

Sat, April 4, 2020 9:00 A.M.
Parkway Central Library

Need to get out of the house on Saturday morning but have nothing to do? Come join us at the Field Teen Center for some early morning cartoon watching! Programs at the Field Teen Center are open to individuals ages 12 to 18. Contact TeenCenter@freelibrary.org or call 215-686-5395 for more info.…

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Blog Posts

Step Aside Netflix, BookFlix Rules!

While many will be embracing their Netflix accounts for the foreseeable future, this is a great time to check out its intellectual counterpart for kids from Scholastic called BookFlix ! Bookflix is a digital resource available through the Free Library that pairs classic video storybooks with related nonfiction ebooks. It also has an extremely… continue reading

By Sara M.   March 27, 2020    databases digital collections ebooks Teens Children's books

Celebrate the Opening of the New Teen Space at Queen Memorial Library!

The Queen Memorial Library is excited to announce the launch of a new Teen Space on Tuesday, March 10, from 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.! Stop by for food, games, and fun as we celebrate the culmination of a year of hard work and planning! Below is a short story about how we got here...   It’s 4:00 p.m. on a Tuesday at the Queen Memorial… continue reading

By Liz G.   March 9, 2020    3   Teens neighborhood libraries

Introducing the Everything Teen Center at Northeast Regional Library!

Attention teens in Northeast Philly!  It's time to rediscover the Northeast Regional Library ! The Everything Teen Center is a brand new section of the library just for teens, ages 12 to 19. Located on the second floor, the ETC is a cozy spot to chat with friends, read, study, check out titles from our Young Adult collection, or attend… continue reading

By Peter L.   February 5, 2020    2   Free Library staff Teens neighborhood libraries

Explore Black History with Your Family at the Free Library!

The Free Library is proud to honor Black History Month ! We’ll be celebrating, learning, and reflecting together, with a multitude of programs for the whole family at neighborhood libraries across the city. Explore local history on the Free Library’s blog , where you can find a firsthand account of Dr. King’s visit to… continue reading

By Emily S.   February 4, 2020    Events at the Library children's programs Teens African American Black History Month