Browsing Date: February 2014 (18)

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This Sunday, March 2nd marks the 86th Academy Awards ceremony , otherwise known as The Oscars . Whether you watch for the glitz and glamour of the whole affair, enter into an office pool to maybe… continue reading 2014 Oscars: Film Adaptations and Lesser-Known Category Nominations

By written by Peter SM    February 28, 2014   

Is it Spring yet?! Even if Old Man Winter won't leave Philadelphia, we can at least "Spring Forward" with warm-minded and sunshine-themed activities, arts and crafts, books, and… continue reading March 2014 Early Literacy Calendar

By written by Jennifer W.    February 27, 2014   

Let's surf "Around the Blogs" and check out some recent topics of interest from the tech, literary, library, and arts and entertainment sections of the World Wide Web in February… continue reading Around The Blogs February 2014

By written by Peter SM    February 25, 2014   

Savvy entrepreneurs and nonprofit leaders already know about Business Decision, but did you know this resource can help you create thematic maps and datasets that will guide your business… continue reading Featured Resource: Business Decision

By written by Jamie W.    February 24, 2014   

UPDATE - 8/12/2015 - The Free Library no longer offers Treehouse to our card holders. This change went into effect in December 2014 . We apologize for any confusion.    One newest… continue reading FLP Now Offering Online Technology Education with Treehouse

By written by Jamie W.    February 21, 2014    7

Here are the Top 10 ebooks downloaded from the Free Library's OverDrive Digital Library in January 2014. There were more than 58,700 ebooks checked out and downloaded for the first month of… continue reading Top 10 ebooks OverDrive Digital Library January 2014

By written by Peter SM    February 19, 2014   

Amid all the talk of love and romance, Valentine’s Day can provide an opportunity to talk with young children about friendship and kindness. Share these books with your preschooler and… continue reading Valentine's Day is for Friends

By written by Ruth G.    February 14, 2014   

View and listen to the Top 10 Author Event Podcasts Downloaded in January 2014 . Don't forget to view our schedule for upcoming Winter and Spring 2014 author events! Jane Pauley | Your Life… continue reading Top 10 Author Event Podcasts Downloaded in January 2014

By written by Peter SM    February 12, 2014   

On Monday, February 10th, the Free Library broadcast its first ever Google+ Hangouts On Air with Dena, Camille, and Karin discussing romance books and what they love about the genre. Live… continue reading It's a Romance Video Podcast!

By written by Dena    February 12, 2014   

At Wadsworth Library , we’re always trying to find a new way to engage our patrons. Sometimes the best programs are passive programs; that means that we plan a bulletin board or display that… continue reading Passive Programming: Chinese New Year

By written by Chris B.    February 11, 2014   

Today's children's book review is a real heartbreaker. Poet Daniel Beaty performed a piece of slam poetry called "Knock Knock" about his relationship with his father. When Daniel… continue reading Knock Knock: My Dad's Dream for Me by Daniel Beaty and Brian Collier - Winner of the 2014 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award

By written by Sarah S.    February 10, 2014    2

When winter weather keeps you indoors and away from the playground, you and your preschooler may come down with a case of cabin fever. Fortunately, there are some great books that can get your… continue reading Who's Got Cabin Fever?

By written by Ruth G.    February 10, 2014   

The Virtual Library Hot Spot at PHL has launched! Over the past months, the Free Library of Philadelphia and Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) have collaborated to produce this unique… continue reading Virtual Free Library Hot Spot at the Philadelphia International Airport

By written by Harry F.    February 7, 2014    4

Do you know a child who will be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2014? If you do, it is time to enroll for Kindergarten! The School District of Philadelphia is currently enrolling children… continue reading Kindergarten, Here I Come!

By written by Jennifer W.    February 6, 2014   

SIDE A - The Words : News You Can Use Last year at tax time we detailed some " Tax Filing Tips " for our fellow Philadelphians. This year, we're happy to report that the many high… continue reading Fresh for 2014: Tax Season Mix Tape

By written by Adam F.    February 6, 2014   

As we continue our ongoing Digital Literacy series , today marks the third annual Digital Learning Day . For today's post, we'll be focusing on autism and library services. To read more on… continue reading Autism, Library Services, and Digital Literacy

By written by Debra E. J.    February 5, 2014    2

In keeping with the spirit of our The Year of The Bard celebration, we've published a new online exhibition and accompanying timeline to our website celebrating 450 years' worth of… continue reading Through The Years with William Shakespeare

By written by Peter SM    February 5, 2014