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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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Friends of Whitman Library Used Book Sale

Sat, October 23, 2021 11:00 A.M.
Whitman Library

The 16th annual National Friends of Libraries Week is October 17-23, 2021! To celebrate, the Friends of Whitman Library will be holding a fundraiser book sale in front of the library from 11 am-1 pm. Prices are $1 for hardcover, 50 cents for paperback, and $5 to fill a whole bag! Please note we…

Virtual Sundays on Stage: Mexico Beyond Mariachi - SUGAR SKULL! A Virtual Día de Muertos Adventure

Sun, October 24, 2021 2:00 P.M.

Specifically created for the virtual stage, SUGAR SKULL! A Virtual Día de Muertos Adventure is a captivating theatrical experience for the times that celebrates Day of the Dead, a traditional holiday that transcends borders. Join Sugar Skull, a charismatic candy skeleton, as he follows…

Covid-19 Vaccine Clinic 11-4

Mon, October 25, 2021 11:00 A.M.
Widener Library

Free Covid-19 vaccine clinic every Monday starting September 20 through October 25 (except October 11) from 11am - 4pm. Pfizer (age 12+) and Johnson & Johnson vaccines offered. No ID required. Free SEPTA passes available on site, Call 311 for transportation assistance. Vaccine is free, no ID…

Fun with Air-Dry Clay

Mon, October 25, 2021 3:30 P.M.
Logan Library

Join us to play and experiment with air-dry clay.  Create birds and nests, hand dishes, coil pots, heart ornaments or anything else you can imagine.  Supplies will be available from 3:30 until about 5:00 p.m., for all ages.  We will be playing each day after school this week -…

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Blog Posts

LGBTQ History Told Through Comics and Graphic Novels

A panel from Hazel Newlevant's exposé of queer uprisings found within Be Gay, Do Comics!. All October we'll be talking about LGBTQ History on the Free Library's blog! Last week we discussed LGBTQ Historical Young Adult Fiction… continue reading

By Shelley R.    October 13, 2021   

SAT and College Prep Workshops

Start your journey to college at the Free Library! This school year, the Field Teen Center will be hosting a series of virtual SAT and College Prep workshops for teens . College Financial Aid Workshop Saturday, October 16 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.… continue reading

By Kris L.    October 12, 2021   

We Were Always Here: LGBTQ Historical Young Adult Fiction

October is LGBTQ History Month ! A lot of straight and/or cisgender people like to treat gay people like we didn't exist until  Ellen Degeneres came out as a lesbian in 1997 ; and as if transgender people didn't exist until Laverne… continue reading

By Shelley R.    October 1, 2021    1   

Back to School Resources for Students, Families, and Teachers

Many students, parents, caregivers, and teachers are wondering what the upcoming school year is going to look like. The Free Library is here to help you!   Back to School Basics The first day of classes for Philadelphia School District… continue reading

By Emily S.    August 23, 2021