FREE Winter Classes with the Free Library

The Free Library is hosting all sorts of classes for #getHYPEphilly youth through the winter months. Topics include food education, work readiness, urban agriculture and physical activity.


Check out the link to see where classes are taking place. 

4th Annual "I'm a Leader" Contest
January 20th, 2017, 11:59 p.m.

The "I'm a Leader" contest is hosted by the Lehigh Valley Center for Independent Living and part of its campaign to promote leadership education. PA youth K-12 are challeneged tocreate a video, write an essay or poem, create a visual art piece or write a song about leadership. 


The winner gets: a cash prize, their name in the local newspaper and a school assembly in their honor. 

Double Dutch with the Y
February 18th, 2017, TBD

Get physical with double dutchat Columbia North YMCA (1400 N. Broad St.)! Contact Coach Malik at for more info. 

Just Food - Training of Trainers
March 24th, 2017, 8:45 a.m.-5 p.m.

This spring the Free Library of Philadelphia and Just Food will offer a four-day training geared towards community members and library users interested in literacy, food, and cooking. Learn culinary literacy best practices as a dynamic approach for advancing community food education in Philadelphia. Trainings are FREE and limited to 20 participants. Applications will be accepted through Wednesday, March 8.