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Announced today, Peruvian writer Mario Vargas Llosa has received the 2010 Nobel Prize in Literature. Praised for "his cartography of the structures of power and his trenchant images of the… continue reading Mario Vargas Llosa Wins 2010 Nobel Prize in Literature

By written by Michelle S.    October 7, 2010    1

This morning, Philly Plays Scrabble officially kicked off at the Parkway Central Library with Bob "The Hound" Kelly, the retired left-winger from Philadelphia Flyers! A… continue reading Philly Plays Scrabble Month Kicks Off at Parkway Central

By written by Michelle S.    October 6, 2010    1

Along with cooler weather and changing leaves, fall always brings with it a plentiful helping of new fiction and nonfiction--so much of it, in fact, that I inevitably struggle with which book… continue reading What I'm Reading (and Can't Wait to Read)

By written by Michelle S.    October 5, 2010    1

This week, the Parkway Central Library welcomed C-SPAN's Digital Tour Bus for a morning of civic education and exploration for library users and students from Philadelphia's Math, Science, and… continue reading C-SPAN's Digital Tour Bus Visits Free Library

By written by Michelle S.    October 1, 2010   

A few changes have been made to the Free Library's blog to make it more user-friendly and easy to read. These changes include: When you click the author's name on a post, it will link to all posts… continue reading New Updates to Free Library Blog

By written by Michelle S.    September 28, 2010    1

The Free Library will be holding a memorial service for Carolyn Wicker Field, our former Coordinator of Work with Children, this Saturday, September 25 at 11:00 a.m. in the Skyline Room of… continue reading Carolyn Wicker Field Memorial Service To Be Held Saturday, September 25

By written by Michelle S.    September 24, 2010   

Exciting news from the literary world (if you're as big of a Zadie Smith fan as I am): the critically lauded, award-winning writer will be taking over the "New Books" column in Harpers… continue reading Zadie Smith Taking on New Role as Literary Critic

By written by Michelle S.    September 23, 2010   

Though it certainly doesn't feel like it here in Philly (I thought we were done with this whole 90-degree-temperatures business!), today is the first day of autumn--my favorite season. Hopefully… continue reading In Celebration of Trees on the Autumnal Equinox

By written by Michelle S.    September 22, 2010    2

The next time you visit the Parkway Central Library, give our new self-check computers a try! Check out items, reserve public computer time, and pay library fines using the simple… continue reading New Self-Check Computers Help Expedite Check Out Process

By written by Michelle S.    September 21, 2010    1

Are you registered to vote in this year’s critical midterm elections? Election Day is Tuesday, November 2, and the deadline to register is Monday, October 4—exactly two weeks from… continue reading Register to vote at the Parkway Central Library

By written by Michelle S.    September 20, 2010   

“Not Since Nineveh: Artifacts from the Ancient Near East in the Free Library of Philadelphia, 3100-300 B.C.E.” The Rare Book Department at the Free Library of Philadelphia’s… continue reading Rare Book Department Mounts Exhibition of Ancient Cuneiform Tablets

By written by Michelle S.    September 17, 2010    4

I confess that I’m a monoglot—aside from a few tenacious bits of high school Spanish and college Japanese still hanging in there, I speak only English. And I’ve always lamented… continue reading Mango Languages: My New Favorite Free Library Database!

By written by Michelle S.    September 14, 2010    12

Not only does the Free Library house thousands of quality children’s picture books within our walls, but we can now count a quality children’s book writer and illustrator among our… continue reading The Free Library’s Own Mônica Carnesi Signs Two-Book Deal!

By written by Michelle S.    September 13, 2010    3

For Philadelphia job seekers, the Workplace is the Free Library destination of choice, providing a complete and up-to-date roster of job-search information. Once you feel ready to put your job… continue reading Job Fair Resources and Tips

By written by Michelle S.    September 10, 2010    4

Yesterday was International Literacy Day, and to mark the occasion, Mayor Michael A. Nutter joined Free Library President and Director Siobhan A. Reardon at the Parkway Central Library to speak… continue reading Mayor Nutter Announces His New Mayor's Commission on Literacy!

By written by Michelle S.    September 9, 2010    5

September is Library Card Sign-up Month, and getting a Free Library of Philadelphia library card couldn't be easier! You can sign up online or  sign up in person at any Free Library branch.… continue reading September is Library Card Sign-up Month!

By written by Michelle S.    September 2, 2010    2

On Friday, August 13, Academy Award-winning acress Emma Thompson visited the Parkway Central Library in conjunction with her new film, Nanny McPhee Returns. She spent time answering… continue reading Emma Thompson Visits the Free Library!

By written by Michelle S.    August 24, 2010    5

Attention Library Lovers: Our economic impact survey will be officially closed on Monday, August 23, so if you haven't yet filled it out, now's your chance! (And if you have, many thanks!) By… continue reading Last chance to help us measure the Free Library's impact!

By written by Michelle S.    August 20, 2010    2

One of the Free Library’s best resources is also one that’s relatively new to the FLP—the Mayor’s Commission on Literacy . For 21 of its 27 years, the Mayor’s… continue reading The Mayor's Commission on Literacy - Dedicated to Lifelong Learning

By written by Michelle S.    August 11, 2010    4

“The historian’s task is not to disrupt for the sake of it, but it is to tell what is almost always an uncomfortable story and explain why the discomfort is part of the truth we need… continue reading Remembering Tony Judt

By written by Michelle S.    August 10, 2010