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As the temperature continues to rise this week, a number of Free Library of Philadelphia neighborhood locations will serve as official cooling centers, where residents can get out of the heat and… continue reading Fourteen Free Library Locations Named Official Cooling Centers

By written by Alix G.    June 19, 2012   

Check out this entry in our Free Library Reading Journal and then click here to access a podcast of Harry Belafonte discussing My Song at the Free Library!     continue reading For the Love of Reading: 7

By written by Alix G.    April 13, 2012   

Some of our favorite Free Library Reading Journal entries came from young readers - So inspiring!       continue reading For the Love of Reading: 6

By written by Alix G.    April 13, 2012   

Check out this reading recommendation from a fan of our Philadelphia City Institute library:     continue reading For the Love of Reading: 5

By written by Alix G.    April 12, 2012   

The Free Library is excited to launch a trial of a new service for all you ebook readers out there! This service—which is free with your Library card and PIN and will be offered for a… continue reading Free Library Launches New Ebook Service!

By written by Alix G.    April 11, 2012    6

We, too, love the Free Library's "infinite resources," as this Reading Journal participant notes! And for those also interested in her book-of-choice, don't miss this upcoming… continue reading For the Love of Reading: 4

By written by Alix G.    April 11, 2012   

A shout out to YA favorite John Green makes up another one of our favorite Free Library Reading Journal entries:     continue reading for the Love of Reading: 3

By written by Alix G.    April 10, 2012   

Below, find another in our series of favorite entries from the Free Library Reading Journal project - A young reader shares her love of books and of our Oak Lane Library!     continue reading For the Love of Reading: 2

By written by Alix G.    April 9, 2012   

Earlier this year, we launched a campaign in which we left Free Library Reading Journals all around Philadelphia for people to fill out and share their thoughts on books, reading, and libraries… continue reading For the Love of Reading

By written by Alix G.    April 9, 2012   

We wanted to let you, our valued customers, know of some proposed changes to our Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped that will impact the ability to check out talking books. The state… continue reading Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped Faces Cuts

By written by Alix G.    February 16, 2012   

We at the Free Library were saddened to hear of the passing of WURD radio host Fatimah Ali . This past summer a number of our librarians and staff had the wonderful opportunity to work with Ms.… continue reading In Memoriam: Fatimah Ali

By written by Alix G.    January 24, 2012    1

Although the weather outside is anything but frightful, there’s definitely a festive feel in the air thanks to Philadelphia’s quaint Chestnut Hill neighborhood. Throughout the month of… continue reading Chestnut Hill Celebrates a Year of Dickens!

By written by Alix G.    November 30, 2011   

In celebration of the 200th anniversary of Charles Dickens’s birth this coming February, the Free Library of Philadelphia is proud to present the Year of Dickens 2012, featuring special… continue reading Celebrate the Year of Dickens 2012!

By written by Alix G.    November 10, 2011    3

Due to a building emergency, the Parkway Central Library closed early at 4:00 p.m. today. The issue has since been resolved and tonight's Author Event with Jeffrey Eugenides will take place at… continue reading Parkway Central Library Closed Early Today

By written by Alix G.    November 1, 2011   

This weekend, the Free Library of Philadelphia opened a new photography exhibition in the West Gallery of the Parkway Central Library. Running through November 27, “Celebrate Philadelphia… continue reading Celebrate Philadelphia Performers

By written by Alix G.    October 18, 2011    1

Dancer, actor, singer, choreographer, director. Gene Kelly (1912–1996) added each of these impressive “job titles” to his résumé during his time in Hollywood, and… continue reading Celebrating the Great Gene Kelly

By written by Alix G.    August 24, 2011   

I was curled up on the couch last weekend when a preview for one of my favorite Alfred Hitchcock films flashed across the screen. Strangers on a Train , starring Farley Granger and Robert Walker,… continue reading Flicks from the Master of Suspense

By written by Alix G.    August 17, 2011   

I was talking this week to my Free Library colleague Camille—who frequently blogs here—about the Library of Congress’s striking “Bound for Glory” exhibition that… continue reading A Colorful Peek into the Past

By written by Alix G.    May 24, 2011   

If you read my blog extolling the virtues of Agatha Christie several weeks ago, you won’t be surprised to know that I was really excited when I found out about an upcoming film version of… continue reading Pages on Screens

By written by Alix G.    May 19, 2011    1

While some people prefer a cozy fall night for snuggling up with creepy crime novel, the summer air always gives me a hankering for the works of my absolute favorite mystery writer: Agatha… continue reading Spend Your Summer with the Queen of Crime

By written by Alix G.    May 6, 2011    1