Teens

Teen Reading

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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Upcoming Events

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Ask-a-Nurse

Tue, June 27, 2017 10:00 A.M.
Parkway Central Library

Every Tuesday, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., an on-site nurse will be available at a table in the lobby to check blood pressures, measure blood sugar, and answer any health questions you might have for free! This month, small presentations on how to stay healthy for the new year will be…

Adult Young Adult Senior Health Programs Body, Mind & Spirit Health & Fitness Medical Health

Ask-a-Nurse

Tue, June 27, 2017 10:00 A.M.
Parkway Central Library

Every Tuesday, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., an on-site nurse will be available at a table in the lobby to check blood pressures, measure blood sugar, and answer any health questions you might have for free! This month, small presentations on how to stay healthy for the new year will be…

Adult Young Adult Senior Health Programs Body, Mind & Spirit Health & Fitness Medical Health

Family Storytime

Tue, June 27, 2017 10:30 A.M.
Richmond Library

Miss Meghan invites children of all ages and their families to join her for stories, songs and activities. Daycares must make separate appointments.

Adult Young Adult School Age Preschool Toddler Family Programs Storytimes Children Summer Reading

Teens Nuke Stuff

Tue, June 27, 2017 2:00 P.M.
Chestnut Hill Library

Come out and learn how to microwave your way to healthy mug cakes and other tasty foods.

Young Adult Other Great Programs Cooking & Nutrition Summer Reading

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Blog Posts

Fruit Sparkling Water Recipe in 4 Easy Steps

As summer heats up, stay cool with this fruit soda recipe from Get HYPE! Philly ! Under the guidance of Chef Shawn Murray, teens at our Kensington Library used a blender to learn how to puree ingredients. Using only fruit and sparkling water, the drink is a simple and sweet summertime treat. Plus, they learned a key lesson about… continue reading

By Brittany B.   June 26, 2017    Events at the Library Teens culinary literacy Get HYPE Philly

Meet Greg Pizzoli, Our Summer of Wonder Artist

You may know him as the recipient of multiple Theodor Seuss Geisel Awards . You may know him as the author of such great books as The Watermelon Seed , Good Night Owl , and Number One Sam . Now you can add "Free Library of Philadelphia Summer of Wonder artist" to the list of ways that you know Greg Pizzoli . As an author, illustrator,… continue reading

By Becky F.   June 20, 2017    Teens Summer Reading early literacy literacy summer neighborhood libraries

When School's Out, Stay Cool with Awesome Activities at the Free Library!

While some schools in the area have already let out for the summer, the last official day for Philadelphia School District students is Tuesday, June 20. Woo Hoo! While pools and spraygrounds around the city will begin opening later this week and continue through July 1, that's not the only way to stay cool... The Free Library has plenty of… continue reading

By Administrator   June 19, 2017    children's programs film screenings Teens Summer Reading school summer Crafts & Hobbies video games

Welcome to the Summer of Wonder!

It’s starting to feel like summer here at the Free Library of Philadelphia. And with the start to the best season of the year, we’re excited for three months of activities, games, dancing, crafting, and, of course, reading! Summer of Wonder begins at neighborhood Free Library locations on June 12 th and goes through August 4 th .… continue reading

By Becky F.   May 26, 2017    1   Events at the Library family programs Teens Summer Reading literacy online learning summer neighborhood libraries