Browsing Date: October 2013 (24)

Howllo Boils and Ghouls, Do you know what today is? Why, it's Halloween , of course! What better way to celebrate this haunted holiday then with songs about zombies , monsters , grim reapers ,… continue reading

By Peter SM   October 31, 2013    1

  The Free Library is proud to introduce Leading Voices: Conversations from the C-Suite , a new morning lecture program featuring the brightest minds in business, brought to you by its… continue reading

By Eileen O.   October 29, 2013    5

In addition to the recent design and layout updates on our blog , we've also now added social media sharing buttons and calendar features on various sections throughout the Free Library… continue reading

By Peter SM   October 29, 2013    1

If the record breaking season 4 premiere of The Walking Dead is any indication of television viewer's taste, much like the unsatiated and unstoppable creatures themselves, there is no stopping… continue reading

By Peter SM   October 25, 2013    2

A Book of Hours takes its name from the so-called “Little Hours of the Virgin,” a collection of eight prayers that is derived from the Divine Office—the canonical hours observed… continue reading

By Katharine C.   October 24, 2013   

The Free Library of Philadelphia is excited to announce that the 2014 One Book, One Philadelphia featured selection is The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers! Winner of the 2013 PEN/Hemingway Award for… continue reading

By Michelle S.   October 23, 2013   

The Technology Learning Collaborative , an association of service organizations from throughout Philadelphia committed to leveraging technology resources to reduce poverty, improve public… continue reading

By Peter SM   October 23, 2013    3

What’s the best thing about October? All together now… HALLOWEEN! Get ready for some spooky fun with these frighteningly good books, CDs and DVDs.  Available right now at the… continue reading

By Monica C.   October 16, 2013   

I was only a little girl when my Grammy had me kneel before her in their little church.  She anointed my  forehead with oil, and laid her hands on me.  I was sick, but I can’t… continue reading

By Del-Louise M.   October 15, 2013    2

With luck, the government shutdown will be a thing of the past very soon, but until then, remember that you can rely on the Free Library for many of your information needs.  For… continue reading

By Jamie W.   October 15, 2013   

View the Top 10 Author Event Podcasts Downloaded in September 2013 . There were more than 34,000 podcast downloads from our website for the month of September! View our full Fall schedule and… continue reading

By Peter SM   October 15, 2013   

Looking out the window across the city on a rainy and dreary day, my mind always turns to Poe. What better author to shine a creepy candlelight on at this time of year than Edgar Allan Poe ? The… continue reading

By Peter SM   October 11, 2013   

In July we introduced our Spotify Channel with a playlist of highlights from our May 2013 acquisitions , as well as a playlist of Local Favorites .  Then in August , we unveiled Live from the… continue reading

By Adam F.   October 11, 2013   

With nights growing longer and Halloween only a few weeks away, it’s the perfect time of year to settle in for a scary movie. Mention horror movies to some people, though, and the reactions… continue reading

By Cameron D.   October 10, 2013    2

You've asked for it and now it's finally happened. Beginning this week you will be able to renew your downloadable Free Library ebooks and audiobooks from OverDrive. … continue reading

By Jamie W.   October 9, 2013    2

If you haven't viewed our Extras page in a while, we've recently updated it again with some new autumn-themed digital images from our various digital collections , including our vast… continue reading

By Peter SM   October 8, 2013   

Earlier this week, best-selling author Tom Clancy passed away at the age of 66 . Whether it was his technically detailed espionage and military thrillers, the many films adapted from said novels,… continue reading

By Peter SM   October 4, 2013   

The Free Library of Philadelphia has decided not to continue with our subscription to Mergent Online. While the Mergent/Moody's Digital Manuals will continue to be available, researchers who… continue reading

By Jamie W.   October 4, 2013   

This summer through an opportunity from the Maker Ed Initiative and a Project:Connect grant , we partnered with the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education and Design… continue reading

By K-Fai S.   October 3, 2013   

The doorbell rings. I walk through the hallway to answer it. Although I’ve done this walk repeatedly over the years, this time something is different. This one book catches the corner of my… continue reading

By Joe S.   October 3, 2013    2