Browsing Date: December 2014 (33)

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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 Word on the Web December 2014

By written by Peter SM    December 30, 2014   

Massive Upgrades for Central Library Philly Mag In addition to having a scheduled  fresh pedestrian-friendly redesign  right outside its doors, the Parkway Central Library at 1901 Vine… continue reading Free Library in the News: December 22-26, 2014

By written by Samantha M.    December 29, 2014   

Library users in the know are already using Hoopla . It's the place for free streaming movies, television, audiobooks, and music -- all you need is your library card. If you've never… continue reading Get In the Holiday Spirit with Hoopla

By written by Jamie W.    December 24, 2014    2

This year's additions to National Film Registry were announced last week, which includes 25 films ranging from the early 20th century up to films released within the past 10 years. This… continue reading 2014 Additions to National Film Registry

By written by Peter SM    December 23, 2014   

We've seen mistletoe and holly, heard the cha ching of unhinged commerce, seen jolly elves hustling parents in the mall, noticed a marked increase in the number of John Hughes' movies on… continue reading 2014 in Reading - Staff Year End Favorites

By written by Jamie W.    December 23, 2014   

The United States Congress handles much of its work through the use of committees – panels of varying size, focus, rules, funding, and authority – made up of members of the Senate or… continue reading Committees of the U.S. Congress

By written by Timothy F.    December 22, 2014   

How time flies! We recently closed out another year of great conversations in our Author Events series here at the Free Library and can't wait for the new year to start right up again! Our… continue reading Top 10 Author Event Podcast Downloads November 2014

By written by Peter SM    December 19, 2014   

Construction Underway at Former South Philly Branch of Free Library After vibration monitors were installed in neighboring houses, the site of the former South Philadelphia… continue reading Free Library in the News: December 15-19, 2014

By written by Samantha M.    December 19, 2014   

This winter break, the Free Library of Philadelphia encourages you to spend some quality time with your children reading some great books together! Shared reading time is great way for your child… continue reading Read with your children this winter break!

By written by Michelle S.    December 18, 2014    2

Here are the Top 10 ebooks downloaded from the Free Library's OverDrive Digital Library in November 2014. More than 60,000 ebooks were checked out and downloaded for the month! It… continue reading Top 10 ebooks OverDrive Digital Library November 2014

By written by Peter SM    December 18, 2014   

It's December! Let's make lists! With the recent additions to our popular Zinio digital magazine service, it seems we've been all about magazines this year. And why not? While… continue reading 2014 in Reading - Our Favorite Longform Journalism from the web

By written by Jamie W.    December 17, 2014   

We have a new online resource available to you over at our database page -- Driver's Permit Practice Tests Online   offers practice tests for the general Pennsylvania driver's… continue reading Online Practice Tests for Drivers Now Available

By written by Jamie W.    December 17, 2014    5

The Free Library of Philadelphia’s Music Department connects Philadelphians with a Sheet Music Collection that spans the entire history of single sheet publishing in the United States and… continue reading New Sheet Music Acquisitions

By written by Adam F.    December 16, 2014    3

While searching for financial aid advice to pass on to students I recently stumbled across an extremely interesting article titled " Beware of the College Bait and Switch ” by Lynn… continue reading College Bait and Switch

By written by Aisha A.    December 16, 2014    2

Last year we announced a new digital resource for digital learning focused on tech skills called Treehouse. While Treehouse was embraced by some eager to learn coding and web design,… continue reading Changes Coming for Treehouse and Our Digital Learning Resources

By written by Jamie W.    December 15, 2014    6

Free Library in the News My Daughter's Kitchen: Chicken on skewers impresses the founder Inquirer Laurada Byers later wrote me how valuable she thought the cooking classes were for these… continue reading Free Library in the News: December 8-12, 2014

By written by Samantha M.    December 12, 2014   

Wondering what to buy your young friends and family members this holiday season? Look no further. First, check out the Free Library of Philadelphia online shop . An Edgar Allan Poe puppet?… continue reading Children’s Book Reviews: Miss Mary’s Holiday Shopping Edition

By written by Sarah S.    December 12, 2014   

Up Next! Dan Hanrahan On Monday, January 12 at 7:00 p.m. , audiences at the Montgomery Auditorium at the Parkway Central Library will have an opportunity to welcome jazz guitarist Dan Hanrahan and… continue reading Mysterious Travelers' Concert Series | Up next: Dan Hanrahan | Video recap of Wayne Smith, Jr Quintet

By written by Adam F.    December 12, 2014   

Want to learn how to download some of nearly 120,000 ebooks to your new Kindle or Nook? Looking to discover all the hidden features of your new iPad, e-reader, smart phone, or tablet? Can’t… continue reading How Does This Thing Work? Free Library to Offer Extended E-Gadget Helpdesk Holiday Hours

By written by Michelle S.    December 11, 2014