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Now we really feel old. Today marks the 50th anniversary of the publication of Dr. Seuss' classic tale of one mischevious feline and a rainy day. Check out this website to find different ways to… continue reading The Cat in the Hat Turns 50!

By written by Emily    March 2, 2007   

Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian, Arthur Schlesinger , passed away last night. Read the coverage: New York Times CNN Washington Post BBC Wall Street Journal USA Today continue reading Remembering Arthur Schlesinger

By written by Emily    March 1, 2007   

Another mysterious library caper ..... continue reading Theft at the UCLA Library

By written by Emily    March 1, 2007   

Katherine Paterson's classic novel, Bridge to Terabithia , has been released as a major motion picture. continue reading Books to Movies

By written by Emily    February 28, 2007   

We here at the Free Library Blog love when you leave comments. However, we do not love spammers. Don't bother sending us messages that contain nothing but junk mail and ads--they will not be… continue reading Dear Spammers

By written by Emily    February 20, 2007   

The Free Library just launched it's first MySpace page! Check us out! continue reading We're On MySpace!

By written by Emily    February 14, 2007    3

Below is an excerpt of an interview between the Free Library of Philadelphia’s Andy Kahan and Walter Mosley where Mosley discusses the critical response to his latest book- Killing Johnny… continue reading Excerpt from Walter Mosley Interview

By written by Emily    February 14, 2007   

Remember how we were heckling you to ignore the several flakes of snow hovering in the sky and go to the Michael Eric Dyson lecture tonight? Well....we were....wrong. Very wrong. Apparently Mother… continue reading Defeated By the Weather

By written by Emily    February 13, 2007   

Tonight's lecture with Professor Michael Eric Dyson has been moved to 7:15! We don't want to hear those lame weather-related excuses--the man can quote Nas, Notorious B.I.G., DuBois, and Derrida in… continue reading Michael Eric Dyson

By written by Emily    February 13, 2007   

An interesting article on how to research like a Librarian.... continue reading Research Research Research

By written by Emily    February 12, 2007   

This showed up in the Washington Post. continue reading A Letter About Libraries

By written by Emily    February 8, 2007   

What do you usually do with your Thursday evenings? Debate syntax and etymology? Obviously. But why not do it with the pros? This evening at 7:00 p.m., the Free Library will host “Abusage… continue reading Thursday Night is for Linguists

By written by Emily    February 8, 2007   

Read about the struggles of Saad Eskander, Director of Iraq's National Library and Archive in Baghdad. continue reading A Librarian in Baghdad

By written by Emily    February 7, 2007   

Timothy Zahn, the bestselling author of many of the Star Wars novels spoke at the Library this past Saturday. The Garrison Carida of the 501st Legion showed up to support the author... continue reading Jedi Mind Tricks

By written by Emily    February 7, 2007   

Last night, the Philadelphia City Institute held a One Book, One Philadelphia event with Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar’s executive chef, Guillermo Pernot. Pernot gave a cooking… continue reading Cooking at the Philadelphia City Institute with Chef Guillermo Pernot

By written by Emily    February 6, 2007   

Blurb.com is pretty fun. Who needs the agony of waiting around for a publisher to discover you when you can make your own publications with downloadable software and few good ideas? continue reading Site of the Week--Make Your Own Book

By written by Emily    February 6, 2007   

If you haven't thought of a good reason to use Free Library resources, think again. Thanks to the new owners of the Philadelphia Inquirer and Philadelphia Daily News , the Free Library now offers… continue reading Read the Philadelphia Inquirer and Philadelphia Daily News for FREE!

By written by Emily    February 5, 2007    19

For those of you who love giving and receiving book recommendations, LibraryThing was built for you. Build catalogs of books you've read, read other user's catalogs, and join book groups. continue reading Site of the Week--Catalog Your Books Online

By written by Emily    February 2, 2007   

Some of you may have heard of Google's goal to digitize EVERY BOOK EVER PUBLISHED. Some think it's a great idea while others think it bodes badly for the printed word. The New Yorker just published… continue reading To Digitize or Not to Digitize

By written by Emily    February 1, 2007