Browsing Date: February 2013 (15)

 The Free Library of Philadelphia’s Rare Book Department has on display an exhibition of original drawings and published works of Robert Lawson.  The Department has a large… continue reading

By Caitlin G.   February 28, 2013    2

The Kingsessing Branch is currently housing the TRAILBLAZERS TO FREEDOM DIGITAL INTERACTIVE MEDIA TRAVELING TRUNK . The trunk is an on loan to us from the African American Museum of… continue reading

By Tamikka C.   February 27, 2013   

Welcome back to “Chatting One Book ”! This week, we’re focusing on the section called “Traitors.” In “Traitors,” I thought Julie Otsuka did an especially… continue reading

By Michelle S.   February 27, 2013   

Let me just say: I love an awards show. I love the suspense, the silly red-carpet interviews, the dresses, everything. This year, though, I barely managed to make it to the movie theater. So while… continue reading

By Alix G.   February 26, 2013   

The Free Library of Philadelphia is proud to partner with the Maker Education Initiative as part of their national Maker Corps Program for summer 2013. This unique program will provide… continue reading

By K-Fai S.   February 21, 2013   

“The Children” is perhaps my favorite section of The Buddha in the Attic , if one can have a favorite part of this wholly enveloping novel. I love how Julie Otsuka describes the… continue reading

By Michelle S.   February 20, 2013   

We are excited to present VuFind , the newest version of our online catalog , starting on Wednesday, February 20th! We've been running VuFind in beta since early last year, so some of you may… continue reading

By Peter SM   February 15, 2013    13

We’re halfway through the 2013 One Book, One Philadelphia season! How many events have you made it to so far? This week’s edition of “Chatting One Book ” focuses on the… continue reading

By Michelle S.   February 13, 2013   

The 55th annual Grammy awards were held this week in Los Angeles and the world was invited to sit on its collective couch and watch. Did the Grammys reaffirm your faith in pop music? Or like many… continue reading

By Jamie W.   February 12, 2013   

Tax season is here, and as usual Philadelphians are flocking to every branch and regional library, as well as the Parkway Central Library, with questions about filing.  Unfortunately,… continue reading

By Adam F.   February 8, 2013    1

It’s the third week of “Chatting One Book ,” and this week we’re taking a look at the section, “Whites.” It’s a long section that details the… continue reading

By Michelle S.   February 6, 2013   

In a few short weeks, you will notice limited commercial advertising on the Free Library’s website in an effort to generate new income that will support Library services and innovations.… continue reading

By Alix G.   February 5, 2013    12

The Free Library of Philadelphia yesterday released its first batch of raw data to the OpenDataPhilly project. As discussed in previous blog posts , the "Open Data" initative's goal… continue reading

By Peter SM   February 5, 2013   

The Free Library of Philadelphia and WHYY are teaming up to present selections from the award-winning 2011 documentary BULLY followed by a q&a session with Cynthia Lowen, Producer and Writer… continue reading

By K-Fai S.   February 1, 2013   

The Regional Foundation Center at the Free Library now offers job seekers what they need...Job Announcements!  Click here to view the postings.  Most openings are located in the… continue reading

By Aileen M.   February 1, 2013