Browsing Date: February 2015 (18)

Nutter announces 2015 Dilworth Award winners Philly.com A $1,000 award for excellence in customer service, also new this year, went to Ann Hornbach, head librarian at the Torresdale Neighborhood… continue reading

By Samantha M.   February 27, 2015   

The Business, Science & Industry Department at Parkway Central Library offers resources for all types of investors- from absolute beginners to financial gurus.  Whether you’re… continue reading

By CaitlinT   February 27, 2015    1

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   February 27, 2015   

Happy Women's History Month! Anyone who has any contact with children is aware of the incredible popularity of Disney’s Frozen . One of the movie’s appeals is the strong female… continue reading

By Sarah S.   February 26, 2015    1

Valentine’s Day may have come and gone, but here in the Children’s Department at Parkway Central, readers young and old keep spreading the word about their true love – books! Our… continue reading

By Suzanna U.   February 24, 2015    1

Up Next! Karen Smith On Monday, March 9 at 7:00 p.m., audiences at the Montgomery Auditorium at the Parkway Central Library will have an opportunity to welcome percussionist Karen Smith and her… continue reading

By Adam F.   February 23, 2015    1

Foundation says Sendak-Rosenbach relationship had frayed Philly.com The Maurice Sendak Foundation, responding to a lawsuit filed by the Rosenbach of the Free Library of Philadelphia, is denying… continue reading

By Samantha M.   February 20, 2015   

Pa German Fraktur subject of exhibits, comprehensive catalog Auction Central News Nearby, the Free Library of Philadelphia will present an exhibition of works drawn from its own permanent… continue reading

By Samantha M.   February 13, 2015   

Here are the Top 10 ebooks downloaded from the Free Library's OverDrive Digital Library in January 2015. More than 69,000 ebooks were checked out and downloaded last month! The first month of… continue reading

By Peter SM   February 13, 2015    2

If you plan to open a business, you'll need information about your competition for your business plan. If you're in sales, you'll need a list of businesses that will want to buy… continue reading

By Jamie W.   February 12, 2015    1

Tax season is upon us. After months of anticipation, the Federal and Pennsylvania tax forms are now available in the Government Publications Department at the Central Library (1901 Vine St.), as… continue reading

By Timothy F.   February 11, 2015   

When it comes to applying for Federal Student Aid to begin your journey to college or trade school, the process can seem overwhelming, especially if you do not know how to start,… continue reading

By Aisha A.   February 9, 2015   

This month's children's book reviews are written by Stephanie Bujak, Children's Librarian at the  Cecil B. Moore Library , who loves to share chapter books with her son. Some… continue reading

By Sarah S.   February 6, 2015   

VOTE: Parkway Museums District, Philadelphia USA TODAY As part of its 10 Best travel awards, USA Today has nominated Philadelphia as a contender for the best art district. VOTE!   #PhillyFive… continue reading

By Samantha M.   February 6, 2015   

Last weekend in Chicago, a room full of children's and teen librarians erupted in cheers, gasps, and wild applause for the newest batch of books chosen for the Youth Media Awards, administered… continue reading

By Sarah S.   February 6, 2015   

Every January, the American Library Association announces the winners of prestigious children's book awards including the longstanding Newbery and Caldecott awards.  In addition, there… continue reading

By Donald R.   February 5, 2015   

Note: The workshop will no longer be held on Friday Feb 6. The workshop will begin on Friday Feb 13. The Free Library Hot Spots will be holding workshops on the basics of audio editing at… continue reading

By Scott P.   February 5, 2015   

Looks like our furry little friend in Western Pennsylvania prognosticated this morning we'll be getting 6 more weeks of winter. Chase away those winter blahs with this month's Early… continue reading

By Rachel F.   February 2, 2015