Browsing Date: November 2010 (19)

The 4th Annual Book Paper Scissors Artists’ Book Fair will be held on Saturday, Dec. 4th from 10-4 at the Parkway Central Library. It's free and open to the public. This festive event… continue reading

By Karen L.   November 29, 2010    4

Not many people know about the Free Library's wonderful collection of Tomi Ungerer papers , currently being processed in the Children's Literature Reseach Collection. But since his… continue reading

By Adrienne P.   November 26, 2010    3

Two kinds of resources can help you to quickly learn the trends, developments and characteristics of a profession, trade or industry. They are magazines and newspapers devoted to specific… continue reading

By Paul S.   November 24, 2010   

Two kinds of resources can help you to quickly learn the trends, developments, and characteristics of a profession, trade, or industry.  The last entry discussed databases with… continue reading

By Paul S.   November 24, 2010   

While iPad and iPhone users are waiting patiently for OverDrive to release the new iPad/iPhone apps, we have discovered a workaround for getting OverDrive ebooks onto an iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad.… continue reading

By Jen W.   November 23, 2010    9

Thanksgiving is once again upon us! But before you succumb to pre-shopping anxiety and turkey-induced food coma, don’t forget about sharing the spirit of the season with the little ones.… continue reading

By Sarah S.   November 22, 2010    4

Beginning January 1, 2011, the prices you pay for electricity will be based on electric market pricing, after having been capped for more than 10 years, meaning that the cost of gas and… continue reading

By Michelle S.   November 19, 2010    5

Last night was a big night in the literary world -- the 2010 winners of the prestigious National Book Award were announced! Fiction: Lord of Misrule by Jaimy Gordon Nonfiction: Just Kids by Patti… continue reading

By Michelle S.   November 18, 2010    3

As another year winds down, the ubiquitous "best books of 2010" lists are starting to appear. Certain titles seem destined to appear over and over (I'm thinking Jonathan Franzen's… continue reading

By Michelle S.   November 17, 2010    4

Some books I read to be entertained, others to be informed or to stretch my thinking--and it seems the best are able to do all three simultaneously. Scholastic's great You Are What You Read forum… continue reading

By Michelle S.   November 16, 2010    2

Pajama Story Time? Bilingual Story Time? No problem for Elizabeth Corbett, Children’s Librarian at the Charles Santore branch of the Free Library in South Philadelphia. Elizabeth, who… continue reading

By Sarah S.   November 15, 2010    2

One of the great things about being an archivist in the grand “Age of the Internet” is how easy it is to find other archives and communicate with other archivists. This comes in handy… continue reading

By Adrienne P.   November 10, 2010   

As I pre-ordered my tickets to the next Harry Potter film, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I , I realized it’s been a while since I’ve re-read the series . I was first… continue reading

By Camille T.   November 10, 2010    2

Have you heard about Oxford University Press's fantastic Save the Words project? In an effort to revive English words that have fallen from common use, Save the Words encourages you to… continue reading

By Michelle S.   November 9, 2010    2

What do you think of this year's National Book Award finalists? From Nicole Krauss's Great House , to Patti Smith's Just Kids , to One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia , several of the… continue reading

By Michelle S.   November 8, 2010   

So many of us have been distressed by the recent suicides of teens bullied for being or seeming gay.  Here’s what the Free Library staff have done to help show that things can change.… continue reading

By Elizabeth H.   November 5, 2010   

When you look at a painting, can you tell if the paint is acrylic or tempera? When artwork in a gallery is called “mixed media,” do you start fretting about lazy cataloging? (Which… continue reading

By Adrienne P.   November 4, 2010    2

We're proud to announce that the Free Library has received the 2010 "Star Community Commitment to Education" EDDY Award from the Philadelphia Education Fund! We're being honored for our… continue reading

By Michelle S.   November 3, 2010    1

Local author Lori L. Tharps will be reading and signing copies of her new novel, Substitute Me , on Tuesday, November 9, at 6:30 p.m. at the Wadsworth Branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia.… continue reading

By Michelle S.   November 2, 2010    3