Free Library of Philadelphia

Free Library of Philadelphia
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Pat Loeb
July 23, 2020 - 5:44 pm
The head of the Philadelphia Free Library is resigning after months of complaints by Black workers about racism and a lack of diversity on the staff. Read more here.
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Shara Dae Howard
July 19, 2020 - 6:26 pm
The City of Philadelphia has issued a Heat Health Emergency beginning Monday, July 20, at 8:30 a.m. So what does this mean in the middle of a pandemic? Read more here.
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Jonathan Van Ness, Tan France, Karamo Brown, Antoni Porowski, and Bobby Berk attend the Netflix FYSEE "Queer Eye" panel and reception at Raleigh Studios on May 16, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.
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Holli Stephens
June 05, 2020 - 5:00 am
It’s Pride Month, and we’ve got you covered with a list of great ways to kick off this year’s celebration. Check out what we’ve got in store for you, including magic, karaoke, cocktails to-go, and more things to do in Philadelphia this weekend from a distance. All on The KYW To-Do List.
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Holli Stephens
May 15, 2020 - 5:00 am
Check out The KYW To-Do List for more things to do in Philadelphia from home this weekend.
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Free Library of Philadelphia.
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Pat Loeb
February 25, 2020 - 4:27 pm
Supporters of Philadelphia's Free Library system are already gearing up for this year's budget battle. They want more money for the city's library branches, but last year's offensive had only modest success. Read more here.
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The Free Library of Philadelphia poster celebrating Black History Month.
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Shara Dae Howard
February 03, 2020 - 6:49 pm
The Free Library of Philadelphia is celebrating Black History Month with a series of nearly 100 programs. Read more here.
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Alycia Larson
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Antionette Lee
January 31, 2020 - 6:00 am
Alycia Larson is known to hundreds of kids across Philadelphia as the “geography lady.” She’s like a modern-day Ms. Frizzle, but instead of a magic school bus, she carries around a “magic” suitcase that she uses to teach children about the world. Read more here.
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Megan Larson of the Free Library's Literacy Lab works with two young children to help them with their reading.
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Justin Udo
January 19, 2020 - 4:41 pm
The Free Library of Philadelphia is working to close the literacy gap with kids in the city, through a special program aimed at getting elementary kids ahead of the curve. Read more here.
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Hadas Kuznits
December 12, 2019 - 5:48 pm
The city debuted its newest poet laureate Thursday at the Free Library of Philadelphia, who will be a champion for the verse over the next two years. Read more here.
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Free Library of Philadelphia.
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Pat Loeb
December 11, 2019 - 11:25 am
The Free Library of Philadelphia will eliminate fines for overdue books. The library's board of trustees voted Wednesday morning to do away with most fines early next year. Read more here.
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