Free Library

Good Food For All conference
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Hadas Kuznits
May 03, 2019 - 6:30 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — An important issue takes center stage next week at Parkway Central Library. The Free Library's Culinary Literacy Center is hosting the fifth annual Good Food For All conference on May 9, hoping to open up a conversation about food insecurity in Philadelphia...
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Hadas Kuznits
April 05, 2019 - 4:16 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The Free Library of Philadelphia is getting ready to unveil three huge new spaces for public use at their Parkway Central branch. In order to make room for the new modern spaces, the Free Library says about 800,000 books had to be relocated to a storage facility. “...
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Close up photo of books in a row in Library
Dreamstime
January 21, 2019 - 1:09 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- As the government shutdown continues, one Havertown library is looking to help furloughed federal employees pass the time with a free movie rental. The Haverford Township Free Library, at 1601 Darby Road, in Havertown announced they are allowing "free DVD checkouts...
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Antionette Lee
October 16, 2018 - 4:57 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Every year the Free Library and the mayor's office partner to select a book that encourages Philadelphians to come together through reading and discussion. The 2019 book is Jesmyn Ward's "Sing, Unburied, Sing." Marie Field, the chair of One Book, One Philadelphia,...
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Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor participates the 18th annual Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington D.C., Sept. 1, 2018.
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Rachel Kurland
September 05, 2018 - 9:55 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor will be at the Free Library of Philadelphia Wednesday evening to promote her new children's books , "The Beloved World of Sonia Sotomayor" and "Turning Pages: My Life Story." Sotomayor, the first Hispanic Supreme Court justice,...
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Fifty immigrants who took the oath of citizenship at the Free Library of Philadelphia.
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Hadas Kuznits
June 21, 2018 - 3:58 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Jose Coronado came to the U.S. from Mexico seeking a better life. On Thursday, he was among a group of 50 immigrants who took the oath of citizenship at the Free Library of Philadelphia. "They don't do much to help the people [in other countries]," Coronado said of...
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