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New Year’s Resolutions: 21 Ways to Volunteer in and Around Philly

You Do You Start with your skills, talents and interests — then give them to others. If You Like to Cook Make all those hours […]


Noma’s René Redzepi and His Fermentation Guru Are Coming to Philly

If you clicked on this, it’s not because you’re here to find out who René Redzepi and David Zilber are. You already know about Redzepi’s […]


“The Skorpion Show” Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary

After millions of online views and several notable celebrity guest appearances, The Skorpion Show, created by Philly-based gay YouTube sensation Kevin Simmons, will be celebrating […]


Here’s How the Free Library Is Celebrating Pride Month In A Big Way

In celebration of Pride month, the Free Library of Philadelphia have gone all out this June to host a wide variety of LGBTQ-themed events throughout […]


Michael Wolff, Author of Trump Tome “Fire and Fury,” Is Coming to Philly

Michael Wolff, author of the instant best-seller Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, is set to make an appearance at the Free Library […]


Friday: John Hodgman at the Library

Though he often goes by his real name,* author/comedian/actor John Hodgman is rarely just being himself. On The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, he often […]


Man Stabbed to Death Outside Free Library in Center City

This is a developing news story. Check back for more information. A man was stabbed to death on Friday morning outside the Free Library of […]

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Edward Snowden Will Make an Appearance at the Free Library

Edward Snowden is (kind of) coming the Free Library next month. The whistleblower and former CIA employee will appear via live closed-circuit video link – […]


Mural Arts Honors Fallen Fire Lt. Joyce Craig

The latest project from the city’s Mural Arts program celebrates the life and memory of the first woman to die in the line of duty in […]


Author Q&A: Judy Collins on How She Conquered Her Food Addiction

Singer Judy Collins doesn’t mind at all if you bring up the whole “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes” homage. In fact, she’s meeting up with former […]


3 Book Events to Check Out This Week

Jeffrey Sussman @ Gershman Y | Tuesday, February 7 Boxer Max Schmeling never officially joined the Nazi Party, but in 1920s Germany the Nazis touted […]


4 Book Events That Aren’t Bruce Springsteen

Alton Brown: EveryDayCook @ Parkway Central Library | Thursday, September 29 The endearing chef/TV host Alton Brown will be at the Free Library to talk […]


I Just Checked This Guitar Out of the Philly Library for Free

In addition to books, audiobooks, CDs, DVDs and sheet music, you can now check musical instruments out of the Philadelphia Free Library. The program launched […]


Five Philly Public Libraries Are Getting a Makeover

Construction is under way on two of five Philadelphia libraries being modernized as part of the 21st Century Libraries Initiative.


Play Mini-Golf in a Library

The Independence branch of the Free Library is trying out a new way to raise some cash for books: Mini-golf and alcohol. On Friday night […]