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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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Mindfulness Meditation via Instagram Live

Wed, January 27, 2021 10:00 A.M.
Fumo Family Library

Join Miss Abbe on Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m. on Instagram Live for some calm Mindfulness Meditation using body scan and breathing techniques, ground your body and mind. 

Adult Young Adult Senior Health Programs Health and Wellness Health and Fitness meditation Virtual Programs

Conversations Around Gun Violence: Souls Shot Exhibition and Community Solutions

Wed, January 27, 2021 11:00 A.M.
Logan Library

Join us virtually for community conversations with Philadelphians impacted by gun violence and the local organizations working to help create solutions to this epidemic. The weekly conversation will be posted to the Logan Facebook page on Wednesdays after 11 a.m. This program would have taken…

Adult Young Adult Senior Community Events Other Great Programs Art Humanities Social Justice Virtual Programs

French Conversation Circle

Wed, January 27, 2021 11:00 A.M.

Bonjour! Salut! Bonsoir! Join the Languages and Learning Center’s French Conversation Circle! This FREE online group will build your knowledge and confidence in the French language all while introducing you to other French-loving adults in a casual and fun learning environment! We are…

Adult Young Adult Senior Discussion and Participation Education Language Study Literacy Online Learning Languages and Learning Center Virtual Programs

Making Her Mark Spotlight: Temperance and Suffrage | Digital Discussion

Now through Wed, January 27, 2021 12:00 P.M.

Discussion led by Dr. Theresa McCulla, Curator in the Division of Work and Industry at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History Women have long been critical to the production and consumption of alcohol in the United States and throughout the world. Yet as campaigns for…

Adult Young Adult School Age Senior Discussion and Participation Exhibitions Online Learning Philadelphia History Special Collections History Voting and Elections Virtual Programs

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Blog Posts

The Social Justice Symposium Turns Five!

Planning and hosting the Free Library's Social Justice Symposium for young people has become an important tradition at the Philadelphia City Institute Library . We held the first Symposium in 2016 and have scheduled one annually since then.… continue reading

By Erin H.    December 21, 2020    1   

Winter Programming for Children and Families at the Free Library

This winter, Free Library Youth Services are working together to bring your family stellar virtual programming through the socially-distant holiday season and beyond. For the Whole Family Enjoy an at-home concert of original songs and music with… continue reading

By Emily S.    December 11, 2020   

The Philly High School Choice Website Is Now Online!

High School selection season is upon us—the window for students to select a Philadelphia School District High School is open now through November 6. The Literacy Enrichment Afterschool Program (LEAP) is proud to kick off a new initiative… continue reading

By Bryan B.    October 29, 2020   

Fall Programming for Children and Families

The fall season is upon us, and along with turning leaves and back-to-school resources, the Free Library is here to help you and your family learn, grow, and play every day. For the Whole Family The Free Library’s Fall Learning Challenge is… continue reading

By Emily S.    October 28, 2020