Browsing Date: March 2013 (12)

The Free Library of Philadelphia is celebrating Pennsylvania’s eight annual One Book, Every Young Child selection, The Bus for Us by Suzanne Bloom ! One Book, Every Young Child is a… continue reading

By Rachel F.   March 28, 2013    1

  Many of the traditions we associate with Easter can be traced back to celebrations that honored Ostara, or Eastre (Old English), an ancient pagan Germanic goddess of spring. … continue reading

By Del-Louise M.   March 27, 2013    3

"Be afraid... Be very afraid." is the newest addition to the ever-expanding collection of interactive online exhibitions featured on the Free Library's website. The exhibition,… continue reading

By Peter SM   March 26, 2013   

Some sad news came across the internet last week as Google posted on their official blog that as of July 1st, 2013 they would be shutting down their Google Reader service . Google Reader is--or… continue reading

By Peter SM   March 21, 2013    1

Spring Break is right around the corner for Philly kids, tweens, and teens. They'll have a whole week of freedom from school, but even free time can get a little dull after a while. After all,… continue reading

By K-Fai S.   March 19, 2013    1

This April, the Free Library of Philadelphia is taking our annual Philadelphia Book Festival on the road, with special author events happening at all of our 54 locations throughout the city!… continue reading

By Michelle S.   March 18, 2013   

The Born This Way Foundation (BTWF) announced today that the Born Brave Bus is headed back on the road, without Lady Gaga, heading to Philly and three other select cities (Washington DC, New York,… continue reading

By K-Fai S.   March 14, 2013   

It’s the final week of One Book, One Philadelphia , and we couldn’t be more excited to be welcoming Julie Otsuka for the Grand Finale celebration on Wednesday, March 13 at 7:30 p.m. at… continue reading

By Michelle S.   March 13, 2013   

Back in November 2012, Google updated its Maps service for browsers, as well as Android powered mobile phones and tablets, with indoor maps and floor plans of over 10,000 locations inlcuding… continue reading

By Peter SM   March 12, 2013   

March 10-16 is Teen Tech Week @ The Free Library of Philadelphia and we’re calling on all Philadelphia teens to take a minute to check in at their Library or Hot Spot. We have tons of fun… continue reading

By Daniel S.   March 8, 2013   

Welcome to “Chatting One Book ,” week seven! Just two weeks are left of One Book, One Philadelphia , and we’d love for you to share on Facebook or Twitter (or in the comments… continue reading

By Michelle S.   March 6, 2013   

Every year, teen poets and spoken word artists come together to blow us away with their words and performances-- Teen Poetry Slam returns to the Free Library on Friday, April 5! If you’re… continue reading

By Daniel S.   March 5, 2013