Posts by Eileen O. (55)

There were no dog-related mysteries at last Wednesday evening’s One Book, One Philadelphia event . In fact, the message was quite clear: working and service dogs from across the city are… continue reading

By Eileen O.   February 15, 2017   

Legendary poet and author Maya Angelou has passed away at age 86. Known for her poems, essays, memoirs, and biographies--including I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings-- Angelou had a prolific creative… continue reading

By Eileen O.   May 28, 2014   

We are deeply grateful to Mayor Nutter for increasing the Free Library’s budget, which will ensure that every neighborhood library will be open six days a week. Serving Philadelphians of all… continue reading

By Eileen O.   March 6, 2014    4

Last week, we hosted a Shakesbeer pun off—inspired by our special crafted Shakesbeer from Yards Brewery—on our Twitter feed ( @FreeLibrary ). Thanks to everyone who participated. Find… continue reading

By Eileen O.   January 29, 2014    2

  The Free Library is proud to introduce Leading Voices: Conversations from the C-Suite , a new morning lecture program featuring the brightest minds in business, brought to you by its… continue reading

By Eileen O.   October 29, 2013    5

Way to go, Philly! The Free Library of Philadelphia is so proud to announce that we achieved our goal of collectively reading 20 million minutes this summer!  We met the goal yesterday,… continue reading

By Eileen O.   August 8, 2013   

Celebrate the long summer nights with Moonight Movies from Mt. Airy USA! Beginning Friday, June 21 and running through Friday, August 16, Moonlight Movies will be shown at 8:30 p.m. in the park… continue reading

By Eileen O.   June 17, 2013   

The Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation is incredibly excited to announce their intent to merge with The Rosenbach Museum & Library, creating The Rosenbach of the Free Library of… continue reading

By Eileen O.   April 17, 2013   

The following, I’m sure, comes as no surprise to any Philadelphia resident: it’s freezing outside. I know we’ve escaped a huge chunk of winter with milder weather, but that… continue reading

By Eileen O.   January 25, 2013   

The Free Library of Philadelphia is celebrating Black History Month throughout  February with programming in our neighborhood libraries. From storytimes to poetry readings, drumming workshops… continue reading

By Eileen O.   January 16, 2013    2

January 28, 2013, marks the 200 th publication anniversary of Pride and Prejudice . In honor of the special occasion, the Free Library is hosting Pride and Prejudice at 200 , a day-long… continue reading

By Eileen O.   January 4, 2013    15

Mirabel Horton didn’t want the latest gadget or expensive toy for her 4 th birthday. Instead, she wanted to give to others. A frequent customer at the Parkway Central Children’s… continue reading

By Eileen O.   December 21, 2012   

The Free Library is proud to announce that our very own Children’s Librarian Mônica Carnesi and her picture book, Little Dog Lost, were chosen for Horn Book's list of the best… continue reading

By Eileen O.   December 17, 2012   

Racking your brain for the perfect holiday gifts? Well, rack no more because the Free Library Shop is here! Launched earlier this week, the Free Library Shop has a slew of great literary and… continue reading

By Eileen O.   December 7, 2012   

Now, more than ever, libraries are a vital resource in our communities. From job searches to homework help, libraries provide a wealth of services that are especially important given today’s… continue reading

By Eileen O.   October 12, 2012    2

October 5, 2012 marks the 50 th anniversary of when the first Bond film, Dr. No , based on Ian Fleming’s novel, premiered in London. With that half-century marker, the world celebrates… continue reading

By Eileen O.   October 4, 2012   

In this edition of A Free Library Minute, Web Developer Camille Tomlin proves that being a nerd is cool.   We want to hear from you: Who would you like to hear from in our next video? Is… continue reading

By Eileen O.   October 3, 2012   

What's it like to volunteer at the Free Library? Listen in as one of our volunteers, Matt, speaks about his experience:     And find out more at freelibrary.org/volunteer continue reading

By Eileen O.   September 5, 2012    1

The Free Library's got a wealth of electronic resources including ebooks, online homework help, research databases,  world-language programs, and more! Below, Electronic Resources… continue reading

By Eileen O.   August 16, 2012   

Check out the hidden gem shared by Curator of the Automobile Reference Collection Kim Bravo: continue reading

By Eileen O.   August 8, 2012