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 #OneBookWednesday: The Curious Incidence of the Dogs in our Lifetimes
By written 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 In Memoriam: Maya Angelou
By written 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 A Message from Free Library President and Director, Siobhan A. Reardon
By written 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 To Beer or Not to Beer
By written 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 Introducing Leading Voices: Conversations from the C-Suite
By written 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 Congratulations Philadelphia on reading 20 Million Minutes this Summer!
By written 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 Moonight Movies in Mt. Airy Returns to Lovett Library!
By written 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 Announcing The Rosenbach of the Free Library Foundation
By written 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 Winter Entertainment
By written 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 Celebrate Black History Month!
By written 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 Pride and Prejudice at 200!
By written 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 A Special Birthday
By written 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 Litte Dog Lost Finds a Home with the Best Books of 2012!
By written 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 The Free Library Shop
By written 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 Why Support Your Local Library?
By written 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 Bond, James Bond
By written 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 A Free Library Minute: Reveal Your Inner Nerd
By written 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 A Free Library Minute: Volunteer!
By written 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 A Free Library Minute: Digital Offerings!
By written by Eileen O. August 16, 2012
Check out the hidden gem shared by Curator of the Automobile Reference Collection Kim Bravo: continue reading A Free Library Minute: Automobile Reference Collection
By written by Eileen O. August 8, 2012