Food & Fun in West Chester, PA

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…

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…

Designed for use in our flagship location, it’s durable enough for everyday restaurant use, yet stylish enough for your own modern farmhouse.

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…

It's with a sad heart that We share about the passing our brother, Joe Dougherty. He passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday at his home in Morton. Anyone that crossed paths with Joe knows he would do anything for any body. He was always eager to share a story and when you talked with him, he made...

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.

If you had told me a few years ago that I would be fully obsessed with either ice hockey or fencing by way of comics I would have laughed SO HARD. I’m barely into watching baseball or…

Michael Bixler has this preview of the three new public spaces opening on Friday at the Free Library of Philadelphia's Parkway Central branch.

A modern twist on a signature silhouette. Flat panes showcase glass clarity and artisan skill, while the forced twist adds an intriguing geometry to this classic design. Use it to display a bouquet or illuminate with twinkle lights to highlight its many facets.

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.

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…

It used to be that Varsity Blues was known as nothing more than a James Van Der Beek-led football film from 1999. But when news broke earlier this week about Operation Varsity — a.k.a. the biggest college admissions scandal to be prosecuted in the…

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…

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 Summer Camps are set up with all of the fun activities of a gym class including soccer, basketball, tennis, racquetball, kickball plus much more – inflatables, arts & crafts, special guests such as the mad scientist, the reptile experience, and awesome field trips!

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…

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

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,…

Specialties: In West Chester, there's a hidden spot where you can get the most delicious thin crust pizza and subs -- just follow the smell of fresh dough wafting from Lenape Pizza. Our dishes are award winning, and everyone who walks…

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.

Julius Bittner was born in Vienna in 1874, growed up just outside of his hometown, and died in that same town in January 1939. He was pretty much immediately forgotten after his death. Well, in…

The Philadelphia Ecosystem Collaboration Fund's inaugural six grants are going to projects such as the creation of a Media Justice Fellowship for returning citizens and an after-school newsroom for Camden teens.

We’ve rounded up our favorite mysteries and thrillers written by women. Read on for some recommendations that your book club might enjoy.

Las Vegas-based Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop, known for its award-winning, hand-crafted sandwiches, has tapped finance and restaurant industry veteran, Brent Erwin as Capriotti’s Senior Vice President of Finance as the brand looks to further its strategic growth. With more than a decade of experience in finance, Erwin is equipped to develop a sound unit economics strategy to continue driving Capriotti’s to the forefront of the franchise space.

Everywhere you look these days, businesses and advertisers are using stunning typography to grab your attention. With book typography in the news this month, I thought these 15 books with typography-driven covers would be worth your time and…

Stationing social workers inside libraries is taking off across the country. One key lesson so far: hiring people with lived experiences of homelessness and other challenges as part of the social worker team.

Biography and stories about Martin Luther King, Jr
Book Children
Notes:
The book recounts an incident from the childhood of Martin Luther King, Jr., when his best friend's father said they could no longer play together because "colored and white can't mix!"

Writings and Words of Martin Luther King, Jr
Book
Notes
Contains Martin Luther King Jr's major speeches, including I Have A Dream, Acceptance for the Nobel Peace Prize, Where Do We Go From Here? and I've Been To The Mountaintop.
Book
Notes:
Highlights from the legendary civil rights leader's speeches, sermons and writings, selected by his wife, Coretta Scott King.
Notes:
Using Stanford University's voluminous collection…

Watch Author Events's Ha Jin | The Banished Immortal: A Life of Li Bai (Li Po) 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
Celebrated internationally for a prolific, “achingly beautiful” (Los Angeles Times Book Review) body of work across a variety of genres, Chinese émigré Ha Jin is…