Browsing Date: November 2013 (14)

We hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! If you need a post-Thanksgiving food coma pick-me-up, we've got just the thing: the Free Library Shop ! You can browse through the Free Library Shop… continue reading

By Peter SM   November 29, 2013   

Everyone, OverDrive, the Free Library's primary vendor for ebook and downloadable audiobooks, has emailed us about a security breach of customer data on Adobe servers.  Here is te message… continue reading

By Anne L.    November 27, 2013   

Expounding on recent discussions concerning the Digital Divide , welcome to a new series of blog posts that will discuss the topic of Digital Literacy . Digital literacy can have many layers of… continue reading

By Debra E. J.   November 26, 2013   

The Free Library is happy to announce the latest addition to our website: the integration of Google Translate ! As part of the Free Library’s strategic plans, it has been a goal to present… continue reading

By Peter SM   November 25, 2013    2

Let's go "Around the Web" and check out all the excitement over the next film installment in Suzanne Collins's The Hunger Games trilogy, Catching Fire ! First and foremost, watch… continue reading

By Peter SM   November 22, 2013    2

The Maker Movement has been in full swing at the Free Library! Since September we have been offering afterschool maker programming, with an emphasis on introducing youth in North Philadelphia to… continue reading

By K-Fai S.   November 20, 2013   

The Free Library’s latest Highlights mix is up on Spotify! If you haven’t given these a listen yet, Highlights are special playlists of, well, highlights , culled from our newest music… continue reading

By Perry G.   November 15, 2013   

“I must do what is right for me,” he muttered under his breath while gathering up his tools and shuttering the shop window.  Jacob Eichholtz was living a double life, and it soon… continue reading

By Del-Louise M.   November 14, 2013    1

Earlier this year I read the autobiography Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup and was blown away. While reading the book I often thought about what I learned about slavery in school and the… continue reading

By Camille T.   November 13, 2013    2

Here are the Top 10 ebooks downloaded from the Free Library's OverDrive Digital Library in October 2013. There were more than 46,000 ebooks checked out and downloaded from both our website and… continue reading

By Peter SM   November 12, 2013   

Autumn is in full swing, full of colorful leaves and brisk air, and with it the November Early Literacy Calendar from the Free Library of Philadelphia's children's librarians! This… continue reading

By Jennifer W.   November 7, 2013   

View and listen to the Top 10 Author Event Podcasts Downloaded in October 2013 . There were more than 29,900 podcast downloads from our website for the month of October. View our full Fall… continue reading

By Peter SM   November 6, 2013   

The first part of the story of the Browne Hours was posted on Thursday, October 24 th . For the first part, read here . Thomas Becket, the Archbishop of Canterbury, was killed by four knights… continue reading

By Katharine C.   November 5, 2013   

I know there are guidelines that say to limit screentime for your kid, but there are some great apps that let a parent (or caregiver) and toddler interact together.  It is fun to draw… continue reading

By Jen W.   November 4, 2013