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Philadelphia City Employees Recognized For Going Above And Beyond

Three Philadelphia city employees have been honored for outstanding service. They are the winners of this year’s Richardson Dilworth Awards.

19 hours ago

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Philadelphia’s Head Librarian Honored As Best In The Business

There were times, after Siobhan Reardon took the reins of Philadelphia’s Free Library, when she wondered, “What did I do?”

01/27/2015

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Philadelphia Program Targeting Readers Both Young And Old Now Underway

One Book, One Philadelphia kicked off its annual push of reading, literacy, and libraries.

01/23/2015

(Daniel Creskoff, at Cinemug.  Photo by Hadas Kuznits)

What’s Cooking on 1060: Coffee with Movies, Pizza with Kindness, and Literacy with Cooking

KYW’s Hadas Kuznits reports on one pizza shop’s novel approach to crowdfunding, the Free Library’s efforts toward “culinary literacy,” and a coffee shop with something extra.

01/22/2015

(A "Chow Down With Veterans" cooking class at the Free Library of Philadelphia.  Photo by Hadas Kuznits)

Phila. Free Library Holds Healthy Cooking Classes With Focus on Military Vets

The Free Library of Philadelphia has hosted its second monthly session of “Chow Down with Veterans” in its fourth-floor culinary literacy center kitchen.

01/14/2015

(Love Park, at 15th Street and JFK Blvd., with its famed Robert Indiana "Love" sculpture.  File photo from CBS3)

Open Call For Ideas on Love Park Redesign

City officials will be all ears tonight the Free Library, as Philadelphia residents get a chance to weigh in on their vision for a new Love Park.

12/10/2014

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Shakespeare At 450 Still A Celebrated Author

450 years since his birth, and Shakespeare’s work continues to be exciting. 2014 has become known as the Year of the Bard.

10/15/2014

(Janet Haas announces the William Penn Foundation's historic grant to the Free Library of Philadelphia.  Photo by Mark Abrams)

William Penn Foundation Donates $25 Million to Free Library of Philadelphia

There was a standing ovation from library, civic, and community leaders as Janet Haas of the William Penn Foundation delivered the news.

09/11/2014

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Philly Library System Gets $25M Grant To Renovate

The Philadelphia public library system will undergo $25 million in renovations thanks to funds from a local philanthropy.

09/11/2014

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A Race To Keep Philadelphia’s Kids Reading Through The Summer

The Free Library of Philadelphia has organized a reading ‘race to prevent the “summer slide,” skills that are lost when kids don’t read over the vacation months.

06/16/2014

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Hillary Clinton Book-Signing is This Friday at Philadelphia Main Library

The signing, this Friday at 11:30am, hosted by the Central Parkway branch of the Free Library, on Logan Circle, is already sold out.

06/09/2014

(A reenactment of a swordfight between two of Shakespeare's characters, Hamlet and Mercutio, today at the Free Library of Philadelphia.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Free Library of Philadelphia Fêtes Shakespeare on His 450th Birthday

To punctuate a program titled “The Year of the Bard: Shakespeare at 450,” the Free Library teamed up with the Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre for a birthday party with cake, jugglers, and action sequences.

04/23/2014

Philadelphia School District Superintendent William Hite hands out Free Library cards to students at Blaine Elementary. (credit: Mike DeNardo)

Children In Philadelphia School District Get Their Very Own Free Library Cards

Thousands of Philadelphia school kids will begin getting city library cards, starting Wednesday.

04/15/2014

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New Book Highlights The Mural Arts In Philadelphia

The collection of essays chronicles the program’s 30 years of influence beyond the wall.

03/24/2014

(David Lasus, outside the new Manayunk location for Insomnia Cookies, prior to its opening.  Photo provided by David Lasus)

What’s Cooking On 1060: Insomnia, Dreaming, and… a Swap?

This week on “What’s Cooking,” KYW’s Hadas Kuznits explores a late-night food option, and one that let’s you trade what you’ve made.

01/23/2014

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