Browsing Date: April 2012 (27)

Beginning today, our Overdrive site will have a new look.  You will notice a lot of changes in appearance and layout, but the nuts and bolts are the same. The checkouts, holds, and ‘My… continue reading

By Jamie W.   April 30, 2012    5

If I were an 18 th century manuscript, and had a broken spine, and detached boards, not to mention all kinds of other injuries to my pages, I think I would contact the Conservation Center for Art… continue reading

By Del-Louise M.   April 25, 2012   

The H.O.M.E. Page Café at Parkway Central is now home to more than just coffee and mouth-watering pastries. The Free Library’s Print and Picture Collection presents a special… continue reading

By Eileen O.   April 24, 2012   

We are on the road today, visiting the Kingsessing Branch. Today is primary day, and many of our branches are polling locations. The Techmobile is parked on South 51st Street, and we are inviting… continue reading

By Joel N.   April 24, 2012    1

We apologize if you were trying to use the new catalog this morning and were caught in a virtual traffic jam.  We’ll keep you posted as we work on a few lingering bugs that are causing… continue reading

By Carolyn P.   April 23, 2012   

After the multitude of holidays commemorated over the past few days, here comes another day jam-packed with reasons to celebrate. Today, April 23, marks World Book and Copyright Day, inaugurated… continue reading

By Grace R.   April 23, 2012    1

By Edward Pettit The Vincent Van Gogh exhibition, Van Gogh Up Close , now open at the Philadelphia Museum of Art has been receiving lots of attention . The exhibition focuses on Van Gogh’s… continue reading

By Caitlin G.   April 23, 2012    2

Between the spate of warm weather we've been enjoying here in Philadelphia to the realization that summer really isn't that far away, I've been doing a good bit of mental vacation… continue reading

By Michelle S.   April 20, 2012   

The beta period for our new online catalog is drawing to a close. During the last six weeks, we’ve read your comments and suggestions, blushed at your kind flattery, fixed some bugs, and… continue reading

By Carolyn P.   April 19, 2012   

With the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Rodin Museum, and our own very Print and Picture Collection to name a few, the opening of the Barnes Foundation--our new neighbors—continues to make… continue reading

By Eileen O.   April 19, 2012   

As archivists at the Children’s Literature Research Collection, it’s not surprising that most of the materials we work with are children’s book materials: drafts of manuscripts,… continue reading

By Caitlin G.   April 17, 2012    1

Our Parkway neighbor, The Academy of Natural Sciences , is celebrating its 200th birthday! To mark the momentous occasion, the museum is chronicling their incredible collection through the… continue reading

By Eileen O.   April 16, 2012    1

Check out this entry in our Free Library Reading Journal and then click here to access a podcast of Harry Belafonte discussing My Song at the Free Library!     continue reading

By Alix G.   April 13, 2012   

Some of our favorite Free Library Reading Journal entries came from young readers - So inspiring!       continue reading

By Alix G.   April 13, 2012   

Check out this reading recommendation from a fan of our Philadelphia City Institute library:     continue reading

By Alix G.   April 12, 2012   

Today the Free Library launches our Techmobile, a state-of-the art digital literacy training vehicle. Sporting iPads and laptops, presentation equipment and mobile broadband, our Techmobile brings… continue reading

By Joel N.   April 12, 2012    1

April 14 th is the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 26 th induction ceremony, celebrating the achievements of some of the biggest names in rock music as well as recognizing some early influences… continue reading

By Jeff W.   April 12, 2012    2

The Free Library is excited to launch a trial of a new service for all you ebook readers out there! This service—which is free with your Library card and PIN and will be offered for a… continue reading

By Alix G.   April 11, 2012    6

The Free Library of Philadelphia is celebrating Pennsylvania’s seventh annual One Book, Every Young Child program!  This series promotes the importance of reading early and often to… continue reading

By Rachel F.   April 11, 2012   

We, too, love the Free Library's "infinite resources," as this Reading Journal participant notes! And for those also interested in her book-of-choice, don't miss this upcoming… continue reading

By Alix G.   April 11, 2012