Browsing Date: December 2014 (33)

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   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

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

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

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

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

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

By Peter SM   December 19, 2014   

Construction Underway at Former South Philly Branch of Free Library Philly.curbed.com After vibration monitors were installed in neighboring houses, the site of the former South Philadelphia… continue reading

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

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

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

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

By Jamie W.   December 17, 2014    2

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

By Adam F.   December 16, 2014    1

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

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

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

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

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

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

By Michelle S.   December 11, 2014   

[ Editorial Note: This is the sixth and final edition of a six part series intended to demonstrate for teachers and students the use of special Free Library of Philadelphia resources for… continue reading

By Adam F.   December 10, 2014    1