Browsing Date: February 2017 (29)

OverDrive , one of our most popular Digital Media platforms for accessing ebooks and digital audiobooks, recently made some changes to their mobile apps. These changes should make your digital… continue reading

By Jamie W.   February 28, 2017    2

You'll have to excuse me today, I'm a little tired after watching this weekend's wild awards ceremonies. And no, I don't mean The Oscars (although, #envelopegate would get my… continue reading

By Peter SM   February 27, 2017   

The Rare Book Department 's Judaica includes a beautifully written and lavishly hand-decorated Spanish Hebrew Masoretic Text bible . Commissioned in 1496 in Lisbon, Portugal, the book is… continue reading

By Caitlin G.   February 24, 2017   

New Orleans is always on my mind at this time of year. Mardi Gras is more than just Fat Tuesday in the Big Easy, and the celebrations extend far beyond Bourbon Street: parades take place all… continue reading

By Sara D.   February 23, 2017   

The Art Department of the Free Library of Philadelphia maintains a collection of artist files going back to the 19th century. Our artist files are folders that include article clippings, gallery… continue reading

By Alina J.   February 23, 2017   

The Free Library of Philadelphia Author Events program is pleased to announce the debut of 20th & Vine , a new behind-the-scenes interview series featuring backstage conversations with authors… continue reading

By Author Events   February 22, 2017    2

You don’t understand how much I love burgers. I  love  them. Give me a big fat burger on a bun with a couple slices of tomato, pickles, and cheese, and you’ll see the… continue reading

By Kalela W.   February 22, 2017   

Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, and other tech billionaire/philanthropists may have set new standards in giving, but philanthropy is an old Philadelphia tradition with two of our earliest… continue reading

By Sally F.   February 22, 2017    8

The Academy Awards, also referred to as the Oscars, will be broadcast on Sunday, February 26. This is the biggest night of the year in my household. We host a party every year and have a blast… continue reading

By Jen W.   February 22, 2017   

Philadelphia is home to the nation’s first Mint facility , and it is here that the largest number of U.S. pennies is manufactured. Pretty cool, right? Which links nicely with our next… continue reading

By Monica C.   February 17, 2017    2

So, what’s the story with Abraham Lincoln wearing a leather biker jacket? If you’ve ever entered or exited Parkway Central Library through the back door on Wood Street, you might have… continue reading

By Paul A.   February 17, 2017    2

Do you love food and want to engage in participatory learning through cooking? Do you wish your community had more opportunities to share knowledge of food and cooking? Do you want your… continue reading

By Liz A.   February 16, 2017    3

Earlier this year, J. Matthew Catron, a Library Assistant in Phibrick Hall at  Parkway Central Library came to the Education, Philosophy, and Religion Department with a pitch: to bring Dr.… continue reading

By Sarah M.   February 16, 2017   

There were no dog-related mysteries at last Wednesday evening’s One Book, One Philadelphia event . In fact, the message was quite clear: working and service dogs from across the city are… continue reading

By Eileen O.   February 15, 2017   

The Free Library is happy to host  Philadelphia Performances for Autism (PPA) on Saturday, February 18 at 2:00 p.m. in Parkway Central Library's Children's Department . Philadelphia… continue reading

By Leanne F.   February 15, 2017   

Looking for something heartfelt and inspiring to read while supporting a worthy cause this Valentine's Day? Check out Love is Love , a 162-page graphic novel from IDW Publishing and DC Comics… continue reading

By Peter SM   February 14, 2017   

The Free Library of Philadelphia, American Heart Association , and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia will come together at Parkway Central Library on Saturday, February 18 in honor of… continue reading

By Melanie M.   February 13, 2017   

Happy National Wedding Month! Did you know you can celebrate your wedding at the Free Library? Every day, our Parkway Central Library serves as a wondrous place for ambitious minds to explore, and… continue reading

By Victoria G.   February 13, 2017    1

Although I think that one never needs an excuse for wanting a good happily-ever-after, I’m happy to take any chance I get to recommend some great romance books. Personally, I find it… continue reading

By Dena   February 10, 2017    2

Did you know that socks are among the most needed items at homeless shelters, yet are one of the least-often donated items?! For the entire month of February, the Warm the Sole initiative, started… continue reading

By Administrator   February 10, 2017    1