Browsing Date: January 2013 (21)

Welcome to the second week of our blog series, “Chatting One Book ”! Have you made it to any of our great One Book programs yet? Events are taking place throughout the city, so click… continue reading

By Michelle S.   January 30, 2013   

Overdrive released their revamped website about two weeks ago and we've already heard from many of our readers. New features, such as the improved download button (no more accidentally… continue reading

By Jamie W.   January 29, 2013   

The American Library Association webcast just concluded and the winners are . . . Caldecott Award Winner :               This… continue reading

By Andrea Z.   January 28, 2013    1

The  American Library Association honors books, videos, and other outstanding materials for children and teens.  According to their  website, "2013 marks the 75th… continue reading

By Andrea Z.   January 25, 2013    1

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

By Eileen O.   January 25, 2013   

As of Tuesday, January 22, 2013, I have resumed my duties as a Children's Librarian with the Free Library of Philadelphia.  It's been over four years since I've served in… continue reading

By Alex B.   January 24, 2013   

Throughout these eight inspired weeks of One Book, One Philadelphia , I’ll be blogging about each chapter of Julie Otsuka’s masterful featured selection, The Buddha in the Attic . I… continue reading

By Michelle S.   January 23, 2013   

  Registration for kindergarten at the School District of Philadelphia begins on Tuesday  January 22, 2013!   The Free Library of Philadelphia is participating in the Kindergarten… continue reading

By Rachel F.   January 18, 2013    2

If you’re reading this blog, you probably know that the Library is a great place to go when you’re looking for something.  It’s also a great place to go if you’re… continue reading

By Daniel S.   January 18, 2013   

The Free Library is excited to kick off our 11th season of One Book, One Philadelphia tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Parkway Central Library! This year's featured selection, PEN/Faulkner Award… continue reading

By Michelle S.   January 17, 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

By Eileen O.   January 16, 2013    2

Today marks what would have been the 84th birthday of Nobel Prize winning activist and Civil Rights Leader Dr.Martin Luther King, Jr. The DREAM@50 is a tribute series that was held throughout 2012… continue reading

By Peter SM   January 15, 2013    3

In this Sunday's Philadelphia Inquirer , Free Library Board Member Sheldon Bonovitz penned a passionate op-ed about the wide impact of the Free Library of Philadelphia. In it, he notes: If a… continue reading

By Alix G.   January 14, 2013   

We here at the Free Library are really excited about our upcoming Pride and Prejudice at 200 celebration on January 28. Actually, for me, “really excited” might be an understatement.… continue reading

By Alix G.   January 10, 2013   

If you’ve been waiting for the process of checking out library ebooks to become simpler, Overdrive, the company that maintains the Free Library’s primary ebook collection , promises… continue reading

By Jamie W.   January 10, 2013    1

The Free Library of Philadelphia is proud to announce that it will be partnering with Lady Gaga’s Born Brave Bus Tour (BBBT) on February 19 and 20, 2013, at the Wells Fargo Center as… continue reading

By K-Fai S.   January 9, 2013   

Hi everyone.  I am happy that I am having the chance to post some thoughts on Teen Tuesdays at Parkway Central before I transfer to Extensions and Children's Services.  I have been… continue reading

By Alex B.   January 8, 2013    2

  Do you have an exciting new-fangled gadget that you don't know how to use? Are you a pro at your device, but you want to know how to get free ebooks on your smart phone, e-reader,… continue reading

By Ann B.   January 4, 2013    4

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

By Eileen O.   January 4, 2013    15

During the holiday season (heck, on any gift-giving occasion) the present I most look forward to receiving is a book. Somehow, the “newness” of it lasts longer than whatever piece of… continue reading

By Alix G.   January 3, 2013