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Are you looking for ideas on fun things to do for Father's Day? How about cuddling with the perfect picture book? We have loads of wonderful picture books celebrating the bonds between…

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…

June is LGBTQ+ Pride Month with lots of Free Library of Pride events scheduled! We recommend these new children’s, teen, and adult fiction titles, coming to a neighborhood library near you,…

A zine (pronounced zeen) is a small-circulation, self-published work of original or appropriated texts and images. Usually hand-made using found materials and simple supplies, zines can be about…

Happy Bike to Work Day , Philadelphia! One of the simplest joys of my adult life has been rediscovering the exhilarating bliss of riding a bike. When I was 10 years old, I was in an accident that…

While I'm not as well-versed in classic movies as I'd like to be, I have an undeniable soft spot for Old Hollywood movie stars and their work. Films like Roman Holiday, starring Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck, Singin' in the Rain, starring Gene…

Ah mothers and motherhood – such a beautiful and serene time, where everything is so easy and uncomplicated, right? Ha! All of the moms I know, including my friends, coworkers, and even my…

This spring and summer are shaping up to be a great time for readers and fans of all things related to comic books! As I'm sure you know and have been bombarded with ads, reviews, and…

2019 International Dublin Literary Award Shortlist
Ten novels have been shortlisted for the 2019 International DUBLIN Literary Award, proudly sponsored by Dublin City Council and managed by Dublin City Libraries. The list includes two novels by Irish authors, and novels from France, Pakistan, the UK and the USA.

We are all healthier and happier when our communities are stronger. The ever-popular Meals on Wheels is just one of many VON programs that serves to strength...

This special exhibition from the Free Library’s Rare Book Department might make you think that the more things change in Philadelphia, the more they stay the same—but there’s plenty to learn about our city along the way. Pamela Forsythe reviews.

Conceived by the Free Library and designed by acclaimed Moshe Safdie Architects, the new spaces opening this April are a culmination of over a decade of renovations to restore and reimagine the historic Parkway Central Library for today's–and tomorrow's–library users. Increasing the amount of public space from 35% (when renovations began in 2006) to 68%, the creative repurposing of nearly 41,000 square feet is the largest renovation since Parkway Central was completed in 1927.

Greetings! It's April, it's 29 degrees outside and I wore my mittens this morning to walk the dog. The weather is making it very difficult to think spring. Regardless, our librarians have optimistically planned a month of exciting programs, events and classes featuring gardening and attractions in the Greater Philadelphia area for adults and children
We have partnered with the Longwood Gardens Community Read to explore…

The Caldecott Medal was named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.

If there is one show that provides the sort of high-stakes shipping I truly love, it's the early-2000s hit Gilmore Girls. Both Lorelai Gilmore and her daughter Rory went through multiple relationships throughout the series. Fans clamored to defend…

Turn the page to a new season with the Free Library’s Spring Reading Challenge ! Readers of all ages—whether individually or as part of a classroom or group —can create accounts…

Spend your St. Patrick's Day feeling like your having a pint surrounded by friends and family as we visit the six-time Grammy-winning band in Dublin.

Ah March, that most unusual of months – is it spring or winter? Will it snow one last time? Are the crocuses blooming yet to give me a glimmer of hope? One fun way to get through these last…

The Women’s Prize for Fiction is the UK’s most prestigious annual book award celebrating & honoring women’s fiction. Founded in 1996, the Prize was set up to celebrate…

From now until early March there will be conversations, screenings and workshops, as the city comes together to read and weigh in on this incredible book.

Take your butterfly hair-clips out of storage and reinstall your landline telephone, because The Baby-Sitters Club is officially coming to Netflix. The streaming platform announced on Thursday that Ann M. Martin's beloved children's books are being…

Our new title offerings for March are a fascinating combination of stories about people on the margins struggling to survive and new stories about some well-loved characters that you may remember.…

If your springtime looks a little chilly, I've got a great selection of books you can cozy up to. I've picked out 15 new Gothic books you can read this spring, so get ready to lose yourself in a classic genre full of mystery and madness.
Gothic…

Harry Potter Artist Jodi Harvey-Brown has always loved books and getting pulled into new worlds through the process of reading. Her motto is, "The books th

Susan B. Anthony's contributions to the women's rights movement helped bring about the 19th Amendment. Learn more about this suffrage pioneer here.

A Black teen with a chronic digestive condition writes a love advice column. A bruja falls in love with a trans altar boy. Two Bay Area teen girls meet because of cranky customer service and a disdain for our tech-obsessed world.
These are the kinds…

Watch Author Events's Bernard-Henri Lévy | The Empire and the Five Kings: America’s Abdication and the Fate of the World on Livestream.com. In conversation with Carlin Romano, Critic-at-Large, The Chronicle of Higher Education, former literary critic The Philadelphia Inquirer and author of America the Philosophical
“Perhaps the most prominent intellectual in France today” (The Boston Globe), Bernard-Henri Lévy led the vanguard of the radical 1970s “New…

The best part of comics and graphic novels for me has been the increasing celebration of female friendship and teamwork. There are a ton of comic dudes out there who disagree. They, however,…

Tomi Ungerer (November 28, 1931 - February 8, 2019) was a complex man. His artwork reflected that complexity. Ungerer’s work has often been called subversive for its themes of war,…

Long before Comic-Con , long before the Hugo and Nebula awards, long before the sci-fi superhero film Black Panther made $1.3 billion dollars globally and became one of the highest grossing…

Join the Free Library of Philadelphia as we celebrate Chinese New Year and the Year of the Pig! Chinese New Year is a fifteen-day celebration which starts on the new moon (also known as Lunar new…

On the first Wednesday of the month, children can listen to stories, songs, and rhymes lead by a librarian from the Free Library of Philadelphia. The fun begins in the seating area between Miller's Twist and Metropolitan Bakery.