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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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Pop-Up Library at Markward Playground

Thu, May 26, 2022 11:00 A.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

The Free Library Book Bike is coming to a neighborhood spot near you! Join PCI Library staff to learn more about summer reading and other library programs, pick up a take-and-make craft kit, and sign up for a library card at Markward Playground.  

Teen Board Games

Thu, May 26, 2022 3:00 P.M.
Holmesburg Library

  Join friends at Holmesburg Library as we play a variety of board games and card games. For teens.

A Love Letter to Philadelphia: Food through Photography

Thu, May 26, 2022 3:01 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Join the Culinary Literacy Center and Art Department in the sun-bathed Skyline Room for an afternoon of Philly, food, and photos with local photographer Neal Santos . Learn the basics of food photography through technical skill and camera work, lighting, and some software combined with practical…

Azadi Reading Collective

Thu, May 26, 2022 3:30 P.M.
Walnut Street West

Join the Azadi Reading Collective in revisiting the revolutionary history of the Indian Freedom Struggle, every Thursday 3.30-5.30 PM (EST), starting May 19, 2022. This reading group is part of a year-long commemoration of the 75th anniversary of Indian Independence , which will emphasize the…

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Blog Posts

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   

More Than Stonewall: LGBTQ Historical Nonfiction

All October we'll be talking about LGBTQ History on the Free Library's blog! So far we've discussed LGBTQ Historical Young Adult Fiction and  LGBTQ History Told Through Comics and Graphic Novels . This week, we turn our attention… continue reading

By Shelley R.    October 28, 2021