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Attention all you boils and ghouls! Join us tomorrow at 4:30pm for a Spooky Stor...

Attention all you boils and ghouls! Join us tomorrow at 4:30pm for a Spooky Storytime! We'll read some spooky, scary stories and then draw monster self-portraits. Join us for a spooktacular time... if you dare...

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Man Shot, Killed Near Philadelphia Zoo

The victim was hit by gunfire near the intersection of West Girard Avenue and North 38th Street in the city's Parkside neighborhood around 1 a.m., according to authorities.

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Oct 14

Tomorrow night at 6pm, we'll be hosting a program as part of the Muslim Voices o...

Tomorrow night at 6pm, we'll be hosting a program as part of the Muslim Voices of Philadelphia programming series. We'll screen a few short films about the role of Islam in the African American Freedom Movement followed by a brief discussion, led by the film makers. Learn about the program series and tomorrow night's program at the Muslim Voices of Philadelphia webpage.

Oct 13

Oct 12

1 Shot, Wounded In Mantua Shooting

Police say a a 42-year-old man was shot in his right thigh and left calf on 4100 block of Westminster Avenue. According to authorities, when the victim realized he was shot, he ran to the 800 block of N 42nd Street, which is about 3 blocks away from where the shooting took place.

Police say a a 42-year-old man was shot in his right thigh and left calf on 4100 block of Westminster Avenue. According to authorities, when the victim realized he was shot, he ran to the 800 block of N 42nd Street, which is about 3 blocks away from where the shooting took place.

Oct 12

All Free Library of Philadelphia locations will be closed Monday, October 13th i...

All Free Library of Philadelphia locations will be closed Monday, October 13th in honor Columbus Day. See everyone on Tuesday!

Oct 12

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Oct 12

Man Shot Twice In West Philly

This happened around 12:15 a.m. on the 4100 block of Westminster Avenue.

Oct 11

wynnefield Residents Association Fundraiser

On another note of community information, the first WRA fundraising effort is October 15th at the Landmark Restaurant 2481 N. 54th Street (Between City and Overbrook Avenues.). The fundraiser will run from opening around 12 noon until closing (around midnight). The Landmark will donate 25 percent of every patron's check when a flyer is presented to the server stating you are here for the WRA fundraiser. This offer is good for food as well as any type of beverage (including...

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On another note of community information, the first WRA fundraising effort is October 15th at the Landmark Restaurant 2481 N. 54th Street (Between City and Overbrook Avenues.). The fundraiser will run from opening around 12 noon until closing (around midnight). The Landmark will donate 25 percent of every patron's check when a flyer is presented to the server stating you are here for the WRA fundraiser. This offer is good for food as well as any type of beverage (including alcohol). The offer is good for take out as well as eat in. The WRA fundraiser supports such notable causes as our Holiday Festivities for disadvantage children and families in Wynnefield and the WRA Summer Youth Camp. Flyers can be downloaded from the WRA web page www.wynnefield.org, or can obtained at the John Anderson Center; 5301 Overbrook Avenue from 2 until 8 p.m. If you have no way of obtaining a flyer, please reply to my email address and I will make sure you receive one. Please stay tuned for further fundraising events and activities sponsored by the Wynnefield Resident's Association. Hope to see you there. Thank you kindly.
Michael Reid, Executive Vice Pres. Wynnefield Residents Association (WRA)

Oct 11

We're about to enter our final week of summer reading, so make sure to stop by t...

We're about to enter our final week of summer reading, so make sure to stop by the library in the next few days to enter to win to some awesome prizes! Even Mr. Mittens over here is excited (but shhhhhhh..... no one tell him we haven't yet developed a feline summer reading program).

Oct 11

Hey there, all you teen party animals! Today is the TEEN SUMMER READING PARTY! C...

Hey there, all you teen party animals! Today is the TEEN SUMMER READING PARTY! Come play some games, eat some snacks, and win those prizes you've been working all summer for! Party starts at 1pm, so don't be late (or Party Cat might eat all the pizza).

Oct 11

The Free Library system will be closed on Monday, September 1st in honor of Labo...

The Free Library system will be closed on Monday, September 1st in honor of Labor Day. Everyone have a safe, long weekend and we'll see you on Tuesday!

Oct 11

Join us this Saturday at 2pm for a film screening about William Still and the Un...

Join us this Saturday at 2pm for a film screening about William Still and the Underground Railroad in Philadelphia. Moonstone Arts Center will lead a discussion following the film. Please contact the library with any questions.

Oct 11

We've got some spooky, scary programs coming up! Check it out on our October ca...

We've got some spooky, scary programs coming up! Check it out on our October calendar!

Oct 11

On Monday, June 9 at 5:30pm, join us for an exciting, all-ages jazz performance...

On Monday, June 9 at 5:30pm, join us for an exciting, all-ages jazz performance by a renowned local trio! The Eye2Eye Jazz Trio are Philadelphia based musicians who combine original works, standard jazz compositions, and improvisation, with influences from Africa, Latin America, and Caribbean styles.

Oct 11

Wynnefield Branch reminds everyone that the Free Library of Philadelphia will be...

Wynnefield Branch reminds everyone that the Free Library of Philadelphia will be closed on Thursday, June 12, 2014 for an All Staff Day In-Service. We will resume our normal hours on Saturday, June 14, 2014.

Oct 11

Just because you live in the city doesn't mean you can't have a garden! Join us...

Just because you live in the city doesn't mean you can't have a garden! Join us tonight at 6pm when Horticulturist Rachel Burlington shares the basics of urban and container gardening.

Oct 11

Today, is our birthday; today is also the official start of Summer Reading Progr...

Today, is our birthday; today is also the official start of Summer Reading Program for all ages. And, just when you thought it was over: our summer hours begin today:

Oct 11

There are still a few hours remaining of our 50th Anniversary celebration! Stop...

There are still a few hours remaining of our 50th Anniversary celebration! Stop by for cake, crafts, face painting. See you soon!

Oct 11

Here are some photos of our 50th Anniversary: Loretta the Griot and some friends...

Here are some photos of our 50th Anniversary: Loretta the Griot and some friends from the Philadelphia Zoo.

Oct 11

Join us today at 2pm for workshop on world drumming! Tony Mascara, Jr. will be t...

Join us today at 2pm for workshop on world drumming! Tony Mascara, Jr. will be teaching us about the many styles of drums and rhythms from around the globe. Dare we say that we think this program will be...banging?

Oct 11

This a reminder that we're starting our summer hours this week! We'll now be ope...

This a reminder that we're starting our summer hours this week! We'll now be open Mondays and Wednesdays 12pm-8pm, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 10am-5pm. We will be closed on Saturdays and Sundays all summer long. So stop by and see us soon!

Oct 11

The Teen movie screening of Batman Begins will start in just a few minutes! Ther...

The Teen movie screening of Batman Begins will start in just a few minutes! There will be snacks!

Oct 11

Teens! Escape the heat and join us for a 1pm movie screening today. There will b...

Teens! Escape the heat and join us for a 1pm movie screening today. There will be snacks!!!

Oct 11

Calling all artists! Mark your calendars, dust off your berets and get out your...

Calling all artists! Mark your calendars, dust off your berets and get out your easels. We've got an all ages art class scheduled for Wednesday, July 23rd at 12:30pm. We'll be exploring the art of collage through the use of abstract forms. Art supplies will be provided. Please contact the library with any questions.

Oct 11

Hey teens! Stop by today for our 1pm Digital Music Making workshop. As always, t...

Hey teens! Stop by today for our 1pm Digital Music Making workshop. As always, there will be snacks.

Oct 11

Reminder! Our all ages art class is happening tomorrow at 12:30. We'll be making...

Reminder! Our all ages art class is happening tomorrow at 12:30. We'll be making garden-themed collages. Please call the library with any questions!

Oct 11

Do you have questions about health insurance and/or the enrollment in the Afford...

Do you have questions about health insurance and/or the enrollment in the Affordable Care Act? The health insurance navigators from Resources for Human Development will lead a program on Health Insurance 101 on Monday at 6pm. Please call the library with any questions.

Oct 11

Don't forget to register in advance for our end of summer reading Zoo Visit! The...

Don't forget to register in advance for our end of summer reading Zoo Visit! The Zoo on Wheels will be stopping by on Monday, August 4th. Space is limited, so reserve your seat today! Call the library at 215-685-0298 to sign up.

Oct 11

Reminder! Tonight at 6pm is our Health Insurance 101 program. Get all your healt...

Reminder! Tonight at 6pm is our Health Insurance 101 program. Get all your health insurance and Affordable Care Act questions answered by professionals from Resources for Human Development. Please call the library with any questions.

Oct 11

We've got some great events coming up next month! Zoo visits, summer reading par...

We've got some great events coming up next month! Zoo visits, summer reading parties, and storytimes, oh my! Check it all out on our new calendar.

Oct 10

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