45 hours ago

All kinds of fun things to do at West Oak Lan...

All kinds of fun things to do at West Oak Lane Library!

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    All kinds of fun things to do at West Oak Lane Library!
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6 days ago

Wet Walter is movin' on up!

Wet Walter is movin' on up!

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    Wet Walter is movin' on up!
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May 16

West Oak Lane Library updated their cover pho...

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    West Oak Lane Library updated their cover photo.
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May 15

Please join Art Matthews in a discussion of h...

Please join Art Matthews in a discussion of his book, Historical Commemoration of the Black in Blue. The book is a collection of photos and articles that commemorate some of the accomplishments of African Americans in law enforcement; primarily in the Philadelphia Police Department. Mr. Matthews has researched the ten-year campaign (from 1871 to 1881) by the African American citizens of the historic 7th Ward, to hire African Americans as police officers. Copies of the book will be available. Thursday, May 17, 2018 6:30 P.M.

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May 14

Learn more about the Free Library's Culinary ...

Learn more about the Free Library's Culinary Literacy Center!

    Through Cooking, Immigrants Better Understand English, America
    Food and conversation go together like love and marriage; they are a natural pairing, one that evokes home and comfort. That is exactly why the Free Library of Philadelphia offers cooking classes to immigrants and refugees. They learn American cooking, sure, but they also learn the English language.
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May 11

Nom, nom, nom, nom. Wet Walter the Pleco love...

Nom, nom, nom, nom. Wet Walter the Pleco loves zucchini. Keep this in mind summer gardeners!

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    Nom, nom, nom, nom. Wet Walter the Pleco loves zucchini. Keep this in mind summer gardeners!
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May 11

Weather is fine for Pokemon Go

Weather is fine for Pokemon Go

    What the Free Library learned about civic engagement from Pokémon Go - Generocity Philly
    Yes, Pokémon Go is still a thing. The augmented reality game for smartphones exploded in Summer 2016 and while its popularity has certainly dwindled, it still had 65 million active monthly users a year out (and still prompts meetups in Philadelphia). The game can obviously bring people together.
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May 07

Not just books and databases at the Free Libr...

Not just books and databases at the Free Library of Philadelphia

    Get cooking at the Free Library's Culinary Literacy Center
    Get out of a cooking rut and try one of a free and low cost cooking class. Plus, see how the CLC brings together the intersection of literacy, food, and nutrition in its various offerings. - Anna Nguyen, Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News
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May 02

Toddler storytime this morning featured "My C...

Toddler storytime this morning featured "My Cousin Momo", the Pennsylvania One Book Every Young Child title for 2018. We followed the story with a craft that gave the children an opportunity to explore creating and positive self-expression.

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    Toddler storytime this morning featured "My Cousin Momo", the Pennsylvania One Book Every Young Child title for 2018. We followed the story with a craft that gave the children an opportunity to...
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Apr 27

Great news!

Great news!

    Vanguard donates $3M to Free Library of Philadelphia for child literacy
    The Free Library of Philadelphia received the largest corporate grant in its history from the Vanguard Strong Start for Kids Program, the library said on Thursday. The $3 million grant over three years aims to improve early childhood literacy and language development in low-income communities by partnering with local child care sites.
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Apr 25

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    Poetry conveys sense of Philadelphia community : Community : WHYY
    Fresh Air opens the window on contemporary arts and issues with guests from worlds as diverse as literature and economics. Terry Gross hosts this multi-award-winning daily interview and features program. Listen 5:34 National Poetry Month is winding down. A few weeks ago, Morning Edition host Jennifer Lynn did a call out for poems penned by WHYY listeners about their communities.
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Apr 21

West Oak Lane Library added 4 new photos.

Star Party Friday evening April 20, 2018 was awesome. We had two astronomers bring their professional telescopes. We saw the moon’s surface in great detail. We also saw Venus and the Big Dipper. Thank you to astronomers Jerry, Mike and Robbin. To all who attended it was a night to remember. I heard one of our young attendees say he never liked science before until now.


Apr 13

West Oak Lane Library added 3 new photos.

Daffodils and tulips in the library garden.


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