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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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PA CareerLink® Job Search Assistance

Fri, September 30, 2022 1:00 P.M.
South Philadelphia Library

PA CareerLink® Job Search Assistance Meet with a Community Workforce Connector from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. for one-on-one job search assistance. Get individualized support with résumé development, career counseling, and professional development workshops. Call…

Start High School Equivalency or English Language Classes through Next Level Learning

Fri, September 30, 2022 1:30 P.M.
South Philadelphia Library

Are you looking to earn your high school equivalency (a high school diploma, GED, HiSET, etc.), take some refresher courses in math and reading, or improve you English language skills? Continue your educational journey through Next Level Learning, a network of adult education classes…

Teen Video Games

Fri, September 30, 2022 3:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Join us for video games at the Field Teen Center every Friday! We play a variety of XBox, Playstation, and Nintendo Games, as well as Steam programs like Jackbox Games. New players and experienced pros welcome.    Programs at the Field Teen Center are open to individuals ages 12 to 18.…

Crochet and Knitting Club for Kids

Fri, September 30, 2022 3:15 P.M.
Oak Lane Library

Learn how to crochet or knit, or work on your own project.  Supplies provided! This program is best for children in grades 3 to 8, and will meet most Fridays through October 28 (except September 16 & October 7).  Come one time, or all the time!

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Blog Posts

Empathy Versus Misinformation Wrap-Up

Thank you to everyone who came out to our Empathy Versus Misinformation: Transgender Youth series of panels. There has been a lot of interest in transgender youth in the media, and yet so few easy ways to access reliable answers to questions… continue reading

By Shelley R.    September 7, 2022   

Explore Creative Careers with Field Teen Center!

Throughout the month of July, Field Teen Center recorded interviews with a voice actor, four game designers, and a comic book writer. If you’re interested in creative jobs or if you just want to learn more about how your favorite TV shows,… continue reading

By Yona Y.    August 5, 2022   

Time Travel to the Beginning of the Universe

Interested in time travel? The superpowered James Webb Telescope has released its first images this month, giving us a window into distant space and the distant past. It’s dazzling. The Carina Nebula, a birthing ground for stars, appears as… continue reading

By Emily S.    August 5, 2022   

Halfway through Summer of Wonder 2022!

The Summer Readers of Philadelphia are on a roll. Just halfway through the Free Library’s Summer of Wonder, we’re more than halfway to our citywide online reading minutes goal! If you’re not signed up yet, it’s not too… continue reading

By Emily S.    July 14, 2022