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We’re deep in the heart of the reading period for the 2012 One Book, One Philadelphia season, and I’m reading Edwidge Danticat’s Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work… continue reading Chatting One Book: Create Dangerously, Chapter 2 - “Walk Straight”

By written by Michelle S.    December 1, 2011    1

November is National Novel Writing Month! Think what you have what it takes to craft the next Great American Novel in just 30 days? Today is the day to get scribbling! In years past, I always… continue reading November means Nanowrimo!

By written by Michelle S.    November 1, 2011   

The Free Library of Philadelphia and the Mayor’s Office today announced the selection of Edwidge Danticat’s Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work as the 2012 One Book, One… continue reading Announcing the 2012 One Book, One Philadelphia Featured Selection

By written by Michelle S.    October 12, 2011   

At the end of this week, there will be a small change made to our Homework Help Online service. As with our other online databases, you will now need to enter your Free Library card number and PIN… continue reading Small Change to Homework Help Online Log-in Process

By written by Michelle S.    September 20, 2011   

To celebrate our extensive collection of Beatrix Potter materials and to share her magical world with children across Philadelphia, we are proud to partner with the Beatrix Potter Society to bring… continue reading “Reading Beatrix Potter” at the Free Library

By written by Michelle S.    September 14, 2011    1

I feel like the weather has been on everyone's minds lately, from the insufferable heat wave of a few weeks ago to the now seemingly daily deluges of rain. (Not to mention recent news about how… continue reading Inspired by the Weather

By written by Michelle S.    August 22, 2011   

Parkway Central Library has a new “front yard!” With generous support from the Department of Community and Economic Development of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the Free Library… continue reading Parkway Central’s Shakespeare Park Now Open after Extensive Renovation

By written by Michelle S.    August 9, 2011    3

Free Library of Philadelphia Board of Trustees member and New York Times bestselling author Leslie Esdaile Banks has passed away after a hard-fought battle with cancer. Leslie wrote more than 50… continue reading In Memoriam: Leslie Esdaile Banks

By written by Michelle S.    August 2, 2011    1

Finding inexpensive family entertainment in Center City is difficult. Philadelphia has wonderful museums, theaters, and music venues, but even programs priced for families can add up. As part of… continue reading Free Summer Fun for the Family at Parkway Central Library

By written by Michelle S.    August 2, 2011   

Following up on our recent post about some of the Library’s coolest online resources, we’re excited to announce that the Free Library has won the OverDrive Digital Pioneer Award! The… continue reading Free Library Receives Digital Pioneer Award

By written by Michelle S.    August 1, 2011    4

All federal benefit payments to you such as Social Security, SSI, SSDI, and Veteran’s Benefits will be made electronically starting in March 2013. The U.S. Department of the Treasury will… continue reading Federal Benefits: How you receive them will change in March 2013

By written by Michelle S.    July 29, 2011    1

The Free Library is proud to offer an extensive and continuously growing array of digital resources for the casual curiosity seeker to the serious scholar. From ebooks to language lessons to free… continue reading Digital Resources and Materials Available at the Free Library of the 21st Century

By written by Michelle S.    July 26, 2011    9

I'm a huge fan of young adult literature. Several of my favorite young adult authors maintain some excellent and entertaining blogs that discuss everything from classic novels to the world of… continue reading Keeping Up with Favorite YA Authors

By written by Michelle S.    July 20, 2011    2

Today is Bastille Day--the French national holiday--and I'm in a Francophile kind of mood, right down to the croissant from Parkway Central Library's H.O.M.E.Page Café that I had for… continue reading Liberté! Egalité! Fraternité!

By written by Michelle S.    July 14, 2011    3

Dun -dun. Dun -dun. (That's my poor attempt at the Jaws theme song, if you can't tell). It's coming. Tucked under those wide, floppy leaves, hiding under the thick, prickly plant stems, masking… continue reading It's coming...

By written by Michelle S.    July 6, 2011    5

Over the next two months, you can hear the latest and greatest about what’s happening – for free! – at your local library by tuning in to community-focused talk radio station,… continue reading WURD Broadcasts Live from Free Library Branches

By written by Michelle S.    July 5, 2011    2

Czeslaw Milosz is one of the most honored and revered poets of the 20th century. A recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a PEN Award for translation, and the… continue reading Celebrating the Legacy of Czeslaw Milosz

By written by Michelle S.    June 30, 2011    1

On Friday, June 17, librarians from the Free Library of Philadelphia will partner with the School District of Philadelphia to visit area classrooms and speak to schoolchildren about the importance… continue reading Summer Reading Rally in Philadelphia Public Schools

By written by Michelle S.    June 14, 2011    4

It is HOT in Philadelphia today! The stagnant humidity makes walking outside feel like you're slogging through pea soup with a wet blanket hanging over your head. This hazy day has me daydreaming… continue reading Mental Relief from the Heat

By written by Michelle S.    June 9, 2011    3

The Free Library is excited to offer two new electronic resources: Job and Career Accelerator and Literature Criticism Online. You can access both of these resources through our website using your… continue reading New Electronic Resources at the Free Library!

By written by Michelle S.    June 7, 2011