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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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Making Her Mark: Philadelphia Women Fight for the Vote: Self-Guided Tour

Now through Fri, July 30, 2021 2:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

The Making Her Mark exhibition, open by appointment weekday afternoons in the West Gallery of the Parkway Central Library, offers a look at the stories of Philadelphia women who built and sustained movements dedicated to voting rights. Making Her Mark was curated by Jennifer Zarro, Ph.D.,…

Summer Reading Outside

Fri, July 30, 2021 2:00 P.M.
Blanche A. Nixon/Cobbs Creek Library

Join us outside at our Summer Reading table! Sign up for Summer Reading and get your swag bag with supplies, ideas, prizes and more, or stop by to grab a snack, share your progress, grab a free book and enter our end of summer raffles!   Wednesdays and Fridays between 2:00 p.m. and…

Outdoor Sexuality and Gender Acceptance (SAGA) Club Teen Meetup

Fri, July 30, 2021 2:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

S.A.G.A, short for Sexuality and Gender Acceptance, is the Youth G.S.A. (Gay Straight Alliance) located at the Field Teen Center at the Parkway Central Library. LGBT+ youth and their allies meet monthly to socialize and discuss issues affecting the queer community. This program is for teens…

Making Her Mark: Philadelphia Women Fight for the Vote: Self-Guided Tour

Now through Fri, July 30, 2021 3:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

The Making Her Mark exhibition, open by appointment weekday afternoons in the West Gallery of the Parkway Central Library, offers a look at the stories of Philadelphia women who built and sustained movements dedicated to voting rights. Making Her Mark was curated by Jennifer Zarro, Ph.D.,…

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Blog Posts

Palestinian Stories in Literature for Young People

by Erin H . and Kayla H. What does it feel like to be a child living through war and displacement? How can young people in the United States learn to develop empathy for young people around the world? How do we explain to our children what they… continue reading

By Administrator    June 21, 2021   

Baking with Becca: Cooking Outside the Box

Baking with Becca began at Whitman Library , nestled between 2nd and 3rd Streets on Snyder Avenue in South Philly. When COVID hit, we had to take a long break. I continued to grow and learn to strengthen this class and to steel myself during an… continue reading

By Rebecca M.    April 8, 2021    1   

Celebrating Trans Day of Visibility with the Field Teen Center

March 31 is International Trans Day of Visibility , which honors the trans community and celebrates transgender, nonbinary, and gender non-conforming people. The annual celebration was created in 2010 by Rachel Crandall, a co-founder of… continue reading

By Megan J.    March 29, 2021   

Teen Author Content | Inspiring BIPOC Women

by Brianna Arce - LEAP Teen Leader Happy Women’s History Month! This month we celebrate the contributions of women to history, culture, and society. As a young Latina woman, I wish to see the stories of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People… continue reading

By Emily S.    March 23, 2021