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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 - Pathway Forward: GED Preparation and ABE Classes

Sun, July 12, 2020 1:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Join Pathway Forward and the Free Library of Philadelphia's Languages and Learning Center for FREE GED. and Adult Basic Education classes on Saturdays and Sundays. Free Classes on Saturdays 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m. English/Social Studies GED Prep 10:00 am – 12:00 p.m.…

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CANCELLED - Open Sew

Sun, July 12, 2020 1:15 P.M.
South Philadelphia Library

Open sew is a great opportunity to focus on your own sewing project or to just relax and enjoy creating with friends. So, bring your work(s) in progress and hang out with us as we craft together. Whether you need a bit of extra help, just a little bit of fun or great inspiration and the…

Adult Young Adult Senior Arts and Crafts Programs

Virtual Program | Sundays with Dracula

Sun, July 12, 2020 2:00 P.M.
Zoom

Every Sunday for 27 weeks, we’ll be having a live virtual conversation about Bram Stoker’s novel Dracula and highlight one chapter per week. The novel begins on May 3 and ends 27 weeks later on November 6. Join us for one program or all 27! Joining Edward G. Pettit of The…

Adult Young Adult Discussion and Participation Virtual Programs

Virtual Mindfulness Meditation via Facebook Live

Mon, July 13, 2020 10:00 A.M.
Fumo Family Library

Join Miss Abbe on Mondays at 10:00 a.m. live ( Fumo Family Library ) for some calm Mindfulness Meditation using a body scan and breathing techniques, ground your body and mind. 

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Blog Posts

Summer of Wonder - Week 7: Minecraft Club, Interactive Music, Museum Adventures, and Social Justice Workshops!

The virtual Summer of Wonder has something fun for everyone! Is your summer menu in a rut? Sign up to Learn from the Chef with the Culinary Literacy Center . Missing the Field Teen Center ? Sign up for their Virtual Teen Reading Lounge for hangout opportunities and free books. Check out Free Library Early Learning’s Youtube channel for… continue reading

By Emily S.   July 10, 2020    Exhibitions children's programs family programs Teens Summer Reading summer adult learners Virtual Programs

Race in the United States: Social Justice Virtual Workshops for Teens

Updated Friday, July 10, 2020 4:59 p.m. "The Social Justice Symposium Teen Planning Committee supports the Concerned Black Workers of the Free Library of Philadelphia ! CBWFLP Response to DEI/Board of Trustees' letter We are Philadelphia high school and college students who have been working for several weeks to plan the Free… continue reading

By Megan J.   July 7, 2020    art Teens history social justice Black Lives Matter politics community diversity racism inclusivity equality law students Virtual Programs

Summer of Wonder - Week 6: Mindfulness Meditation, Coding for Kids, Recycled Arts and Crafts, Virtual Storytimes, and Musical History!

The Summer of Wonder marches into week six, and we're here to help you keep your spirits up! Struggling to explain social distancing to a child in your life? Check out this hula-hooping video from Free Library Early Learning . Looking for a sweet green urban retreat? Why not harvest mulberries with the Field Teen Center ? Or try a brand new… continue reading

By Emily S.   July 3, 2020    2   children's programs family programs Teens Summer Reading summer adult learners Virtual Programs

New Titles Coming to the Free Library in July!

In this time of self-reflection and evaluation of our own and our society's biases and attitudes around race, our suggestions include new titles in which race is a central theme, as well as a primer on voting and why it matters. We think you'll find them thought-provoking and enlightening.   Young Children (Up to 2nd Grade)… continue reading

By Paul A.   July 3, 2020    1   Teens Children's books recommendations fiction nonfiction new titles