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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? Create your free Brainfuse account (library card is required) and 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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State Representative Morgan Cephas Mobile Office Hours

Thu, October 19, 2017 11:00 A.M.
Overbrook Park Library

STATE REPRESENTATIVE MORGAN CEPHAS is bringing State services to YOU! Staff will be on hand to assist with any state-related issues or programs including: Property Tax/Rent Rebate LIHEAP PACE/PACENET PennDOT Applications Mobile office hours are from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information,…

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Resume Open Lab

Thu, October 19, 2017 11:00 A.M.
Frankford Library

Need help with your resume? Come to our resume open lab with extended laptop time.

Adult Young Adult Computer Classes Computers Jobs & Job Seekers

CareerLink Workshop

Thu, October 19, 2017 11:00 A.M.
Eastwick Library

Build Your Job Skills, Find a Career! Sign up with a certified PA CareerLink Navigator to develop your resume, search for jobs, learn about job skills training, and connect directly with PA CareerLink resources. Please speak to a staff member to sign-up or call 215.686.7502 for more information.

Adult Young Adult Career Workshops Jobs & Job Seekers

CareerLink Workshop

Thu, October 19, 2017 11:00 A.M.
Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library

Build Your Job Skills, Find a Career! Sign up with a certified PA CareerLink Navigator to develop your resume, search for jobs, learn about job skills training, and connect directly with PA CareerLink resources. Please speak to a staff member to sign-up or call 215.686.7502 for more information.

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Blog Posts

Free Library of Philadelphia Halloween Celebrations!

The Free Library of Philadelphia is celebrating Halloween on all corners of the city from the South and the North to the Northeast and Center City . Halloween isn’t merely for children to don ninja or superhero attire, nor is it just for re-reading Harry Potter with its apparitions and the very awesome Albus Dumbledore. No, for a select… continue reading

By Abbe K.   October 13, 2017    1   children's programs Community Events Free Library staff Parkway Central Teens Halloween

Recap of TLC's 5th Annual Tech-Ed Conference

On Friday, October 6th, the Technology Learning Collaborative (TLC) hosted its 5th Annual Tech-Ed Conference at Parkway Central Library . This year’s theme was "Talking about i-Generation",  which showcased both the application and the overall impact of technology for different age groups. The conference started with a… continue reading

By Harry F.   October 13, 2017    Events at the Library careers tech Parkway Central Seniors Teens Maker Movement Digital Literacy online learning digital media adult learners job seekers

Get HYPE Philly!: From Bookworms to Earthworms

Worm bins and books alike inspire curiosity! During the summer, Get HYPE Philly! set up compost bins at neighborhood libraries , filling them up with scraps of raw fruits and vegetables, soil and worms. Led by our urban agriculture educator, Rachel Weisberg, we watched our slimy, wiggly worms writhe around in dirt, and gradually break down… continue reading

By Khyra L.   September 27, 2017    3   Environment Going Green Teens Living Library DIY nature Get HYPE Philly

Back to School Resources for Teens at Parkway Central and Beyond!

Summer absolutely flew by and it’s now time to get back into a new school year. If you’re wondering how you’ll cope with all of the assignments and homework coming your way, the Free Library of Philadelphia has got you covered. From the newest graphic novels and ebooks to weekly programs  and events , you’ll find… continue reading

By Kristina L.   September 7, 2017    Teens digital media back to school digital learning