Browsing Date: October 2012 (19)

More than ever, we at the Free Library of Philadelphia are focused on making sure that you have a good experience whenever you visit us in person or online—from easily finding the resources… continue reading

By Michelle S.   October 31, 2012    10

Last year we introduced a fantastic new service called Tumblebooks, which offers digital talking picture books, read along chapter books, and interactive literacy activities for children. … continue reading

By Jamie W.   October 31, 2012    1

Three Moravian Manuscripts in the Pennsylvania German Collection at FLP The Pennsylvania German Collection at the Free Library of Philadelphia contains a  wealth of valuable research… continue reading

By Del-Louise M.   October 26, 2012    4

Theodor Schulz (1770-1850) Theodor Schulz (1770-1850) was born December 17, 1770 in Gerdauen, East Prussia, one of the towns founded by the Teutonic Knights in the Middle Ages, and rich in history… continue reading

By Del-Louise M.   October 26, 2012   

Charlotte Sabine Schropp (1787-1833) Charlotte Sabine Schropp (1787-1833) was the second daughter of Johannes Schropp (1750-1805), and Maria Elisabeth (1753-1801) née Tannenberg, and was… continue reading

By Del-Louise M.   October 26, 2012   

Sarah Horsfield (1785-1867) Sarah Horsfield (1785-1867), was the oldest daughter of Joseph Horsfield (1750-1834) and Elizabeth (1754-1836) née Benezet, and was born December 17, 1785. … continue reading

By Del-Louise M.   October 26, 2012    2

We are pleased to announce that the 2013 One Book, One Philadelphia featured selection is Julie Otsuka's The Buddha in the Attic . The Buddha in the Attic is a beautifully crafted, poetic… continue reading

By Michelle S.   October 24, 2012   

  On Friday, October 26, Philadelphia Photo Arts Center will host their third annual Philly Photo Day .   On Philly Photo Day, Philadelphia Photo Arts Center asks everyone in… continue reading

By Daniel S.   October 22, 2012   

Something scary is creeping up behind you… Getting closer every day… It’s HALLOWEEN! And if you’re anything like me, you’re putting off costumes until the last… continue reading

By Sarah S.   October 19, 2012   

Borrowing ebooks and audiobooks from the Free Library just got a whole lot easier for users of the NOOK HD, NOOK HD+, NOOK Tablet and NOOK Color.  Barnes & Noble has recently added the… continue reading

By Jamie W.   October 18, 2012   

Adding ebooks to mobile devices like the iPhone, iPad, and Android phones or tablets has always been a breeze.  Just go to your app store, add Overdrive’s free app, and start… continue reading

By Jamie W.   October 15, 2012    1

Now, more than ever, libraries are a vital resource in our communities. From job searches to homework help, libraries provide a wealth of services that are especially important given today’s… continue reading

By Eileen O.   October 12, 2012    2

Congratulations are in order to Mo Yan, the acclaimed Chinese writer who received the presitigous Nobel Prize in Literature this morning. “Through a mixture of fantasy and reality,… continue reading

By Michelle S.   October 11, 2012   

Is your little one feeling sniffly and sneezy? Come check out some of these books, and you'll be sure to feel better soon! Bear Feels Sick by Karma Wilson, illustrated by Jane Chapman Poor old… continue reading

By Sarah S.   October 9, 2012   

The Independence Branch Library at 18 South 7 th Street in Philadelphia’s historic district, is celebrating GLBT History month.  The branch is home to the Barbara Gittings GLBT… continue reading

By Independence Branch Library   October 4, 2012    2

October 5, 2012 marks the 50 th anniversary of when the first Bond film, Dr. No , based on Ian Fleming’s novel, premiered in London. With that half-century marker, the world celebrates… continue reading

By Eileen O.   October 4, 2012   

Free Library of Philadelphia/Drexel University   Children’s Literature Citation This citation is awarded to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to  literature… continue reading

By Rachel F.   October 3, 2012   

In this edition of A Free Library Minute, Web Developer Camille Tomlin proves that being a nerd is cool.   We want to hear from you: Who would you like to hear from in our next video? Is… continue reading

By Eileen O.   October 3, 2012   

Hang out, make new friends, eat snacks - Teen Tuesday is back! Every Tuesday during the school year from 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. join us in the Skyline Room on the 4th floor at Parkway Central.… continue reading

By Rachel F.   October 2, 2012