Browsing Date: October 2014 (24)

The Kids Of Ramonita de Rodriguez Branch Of The Library Say: HAPPY HALLOWEEN! Philebrity As part of the Free Library of Philadelphia‘s most excellent  MakerJawn  program… continue reading

By Samantha M.   October 31, 2014   

A new job seeker workshop has started at Mercy Neighborhood Ministries. Every Wednesday, Digital Resource Specialist Osbia Jones assists job seekers in creating an account on JobScout , an online… continue reading

By Scott P.   October 31, 2014    1

Howllo Boils and Ghouls, Welcome back to the Free Library of Frightadelphia's bloodcurdling blog on this most haunted of holidays, Halloween ! If you survived last year's playlist , then… continue reading

By Peter SM   October 31, 2014   

illustrator and author Matt Phelan from Ardmore, PA! The award was presented this month at the annual Pennsylvania Library Association Annual Conference . Matt is an illustrator and author of many… continue reading

By Peter SM   October 30, 2014   

Daylight saving time (aka daylight time, aka DST) has its origins in the United States with the Standard Time Act of 1918 (See Pub.L. 65-106, United States Statutes at Large , 65 th Congress), an… continue reading

By Timothy F.   October 30, 2014   

Let's get the "Word on the Web" and check out some recent topics of interest and discussion from the tech, literary, library, and arts and entertainment intersections of the World… continue reading

By Peter SM   October 29, 2014   

On Thursday, October 16, the Free Library of Philadelphia celebrated the 25th anniversary of LEAP, our Literacy Enrichment Afterschool Program. Started in 1989, LEAP has evolved over the years… continue reading

By Michelle S.   October 28, 2014    1

This week the internet rediscovered a lost classic of children's literature, How to Do Nothing with Nobody All Alone By Yourself , which was published in 1958 by Robert Paul Smith… continue reading

By Jamie W.   October 28, 2014   

This week's news coverage of all things Free Library: More students cook as program grows Philadelphia Inquirer This fall, we also begin a partnership with the Free Library of Philadelphia,… continue reading

By Samantha M.   October 24, 2014   

This Saturday many comic book stores across the country will celebrate Halloween ComicFest , reveling in the horror-day spirit of screams and scares this frightful fall. Here is a " Friday… continue reading

By Peter SM   October 24, 2014   

Watching scary movies during the month of October is a tradition almost as ancient as the Halloween holiday itself. You can't surf around the television dial without seeing any number of… continue reading

By Peter SM   October 22, 2014   

Last weekend the New York Times ran a piece called " Is E-Reading to Your Toddler Story Time, or Simply Screen Time? ". It's a good read. For me, as a parent and a librarian who… continue reading

By Jamie W.   October 16, 2014    3

We're excited to announce that the 2015 One Book, One Philadelphia featured selection for is Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline . Orphan Train is the compelling story of Vivian, a… continue reading

By Michelle S.   October 16, 2014   

The School District of Philadelphia is proud to present a new tool that parents and family members will be able to use to stay connected to their child and their school. The School District of… continue reading

By Michelle S.   October 15, 2014    1

Our Fall 2014 schedule continues with these great upcoming Author Events : The Monday Poets series on the first Monday of every month beginning in October, groundbreaking television writer and… continue reading

By Peter SM   October 15, 2014   

Last week, the Digital Reader  broke the story that Adobe was tracking the reading habits of users of it's Adobe Digital Editions 4 software. Adobe has been tracking what… continue reading

By Jamie W.   October 14, 2014   

Here are the Top 10 ebooks downloaded from the Free Library's OverDrive Digital Library in September 2014. More than 61,480 ebooks were checked out and downloaded for the month! Taking the… continue reading

By Peter SM   October 10, 2014   

The second Monday of every October is Columbus Day, a day commemorating Christopher Columbus’s first sighting of the Americas ( San Salvador Island , specifically) and celebrated as early as… continue reading

By Timothy F.   October 9, 2014   

Last month's’ inaugural concert of the Mysterious Travelers Series held approximately 200 listeners in rapt attention in the plush and sonorous Montgomery Auditorium of the Free Library… continue reading

By Adam F.   October 9, 2014   

Thursday, October 9 is National Depression Screening Day . Philadelphia’s Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services is encouraging citizens across the city,… continue reading

By Autumn M.   October 7, 2014    1