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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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Roots2Rise Wellness: Yoga on the Rooftop Summer Series

Sat, July 20, 2019 10:00 A.M.
Parkway Central Library

Join Roots2Rise for an eight week yoga series on the beautiful rooftop at Parkway Central Library! You're invited to $5.00 yoga every Saturday--beginning June 1 and continuing through July 20--from 10:00 until 11:00 a.m. All proceeds go towards yoga and wellness programming in neighborhood…

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Social Justice Symposium

Sat, July 20, 2019 11:00 A.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

Young people age 12-20, join us for a day that will celebrate youth voices and inspire the activists of tomorrow! Participate in workshops on a variety of topics, including the school to prison pipeline, memoir writing, immigration and asylum seekers, social media, media making, and social…

Young Adult Discussion and Participation Social Justice

Social Justice Symposium | Dreams and Nightmares

Sat, July 20, 2019 11:45 A.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

This workshop is part of the Free Library's fourth annual Social Justice Symposium for young people age 12-20. Online registration is required at https://forms.gle/49wrpfQGw9bgLgq6A. Liliana Velásquez will share her story of fleeing insufferable poverty and violence in Guatemala,…

Young Adult Discussion and Participation Social Justice

Social Justice Symposium | Writing Your Story

Sat, July 20, 2019 11:45 A.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

This workshop is part of the Free Library's fourth annual Social Justice Symposium for young people age 12-20. Online registration is required at https://forms.gle/49wrpfQGw9bgLgq6A. Whiquitta Tobar will detail her process of self-publishing her memoir, I Survived: The Tale of a Black…

Young Adult Discussion and Participation Social Justice

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Blog Posts

Don’t Be a Drag, Just Be a Queen: Exploring and Celebrating Gender Roleplay in Young Adult Books!

Welcome to another Pride Month, friends! After this season of RuPaul’s Drag Race , I’m sure we're all ready to keep the amazing times rolling with more exploration of performative gender with some rollicking young adult novels. Or is that just me? Okay fine, just me. Either way, take off your wig and make up and settle in… continue reading

By Rachel F.   June 6, 2019    8   LGBTQ Teens recommendations YA Literature Free Library of Pride

Attend Free Summer Camps and Workshops in August at Your Neighborhood Library!

Summer is finally here – and that means it’s time for another Summer of Wonder with the library! Visit your local neighborhood library or visit us online to earn prizes for reading and completing learning challenges. But that’s not all!: We’re excited to introduce a series of FREE summer camps and workshops to keep the… continue reading

By Shari K.   June 4, 2019    12   children's programs Teens Summer Reading summer

Conversations in Color: The Coretta Scott King Awards Celebrate 50 Years of Excellence

Parkway Central Library Senior Services will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Coretta Scott King Awards for excellence in African American children’s literature with a five-part discussion series called Conversations In Color . These conversations take place throughout the month of June and center around the influence that images… continue reading

By Lisa-Jane E.   May 29, 2019    2   awards Events at the Library Central Senior Services Community Events Parkway Central Seniors Teens African American Children's books history diversity lecture series inclusivity

The 5th Annual Free Library Comic Con!

This year, Free Library Comic Con celebrates its 5th anniversary with our annual event at the Parkway Central Library on May 11, 2019! When you arrive, you’ll first encounter our Vendor Hall which will be chock full of an array of local businesses, colleges and universities, and other organizations. Artist Alley is where you can find all… continue reading

By Kris L.   May 2, 2019    2   Events at the Library Parkway Central Teens Children's books comics and graphic novels Comic Con conferences