Browsing Date: April 2013 (22)

Teen Tuesday celebrated National Poetry Month with a Spine Poetry Photo Shoot. Let's see your spine poems!   continue reading

By Aurora S.   April 29, 2013   

"Humor is mankind's greatest blessing." - Mark Twain Did you know that besides being National Poetry Month and some other unique "holidays" such as National Peanut Butter… continue reading

By Peter SM   April 26, 2013    1

If you attended any of the recent Philadelphia Book Festival events, or are planning on attending any of the remaining Philadelphia Science Week or Philly Tech Week events, you've probably… continue reading

By Peter SM   April 24, 2013   

Yesterday was the 43rd anniversary of the Earth Day. Individuals across the globe took place in a variety of celebrations. "The first Earth Day on April 22, 1970, activated 20 million… continue reading

By Andrea Z.   April 23, 2013   

  Please join us in welcoming the latest addition to Parkway Central's Philbrick Hall team. Patrice is the new Teen Center Specialist, and she'll be hanging out in the Teen Center… continue reading

By Dena   April 22, 2013   

Dear Android Lovers, We know you want to read fantastic library ebooks and listen to great audiobooks on your device and now, it couldn't easier. Wth the free Overdrive Media Console app, you… continue reading

By Jamie W.   April 18, 2013   

The Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation is incredibly excited to announce their intent to merge with The Rosenbach Museum & Library, creating The Rosenbach of the Free Library of… continue reading

By Eileen O.   April 17, 2013   

Librarians at the Parkway Central Music Department are rolling out a new media literacy program for teens.  Music Critics' Roundtable offers young people a chance to share music with each… continue reading

By Adam F.   April 17, 2013   

Calling all tech enthusiasts, digital strategists, web entrepreneurs, online editors, software developers, web designers, engineers, bloggers, hackers, gamers, students, and gadget geeks all… continue reading

By Peter SM   April 16, 2013    1

"The only reason for time is so that everything doesn't happen at once." - Albert Einstein When Albert Einstein gave us his general relativity equation,   E = mc2 he… continue reading

By Camille T.   April 12, 2013    2

In preparation for the dismantling of the book stacks at Parkway Central, we've been surveying the "Art Lewis" books in the stacks. These are books from John Frederick Lewis's… continue reading

By Karen L.   April 11, 2013   

If you haven't viewed our Extras page in a while, we've recently updated it with some new spring-themed photos from our various digital collections . Add a touch of spring to your desktop,… continue reading

By Peter SM   April 9, 2013   

The Borneman Pennsylvania German Collection at the Free Library of Philadelphia is very fortunate to have a very small manuscript, Borneman Ms. 99, about 4" x 3 "  in size, entitled… continue reading

By Del-Louise M.   April 8, 2013   

April is National Poetry Month! Sharing poems and songs with your preschool-aged children helps get them ready to read. Nursery rhymes and nonsense verse are especially great in the way they… continue reading

By Sarah S.   April 8, 2013    2

A feature in the most recent issue of Wired magazine proclaims that we are in the "platinum age of television ", a progression over the past decade or so in the rise of quality… continue reading

By Peter SM   April 5, 2013   

On Sunday March 24th, Bassoonist Raymundo Jacinto and the Parkway Central’s Music Department introduced the first experiment in what we hope will become a series of monthly readings and… continue reading

By Adam F.   April 5, 2013    3

This year, celebrate National Library Week (April 14-20) at any of the Free Library of Philadelphia’s 54 locations city-wide. If you’re looking for literacy-rich, fun activities for… continue reading

By Sarah S.   April 4, 2013   

"Be not inhospitable to strangers, lest they be angels in disguise."   So reads the memorable inscription above the door of Shakespeare & Company , one of my favorite… continue reading

By Nani M.   April 3, 2013   

In tech news reported right before the Easter holiday last week, it was revealed that Amazon had bought the social reading website Goodreads . The news was posted on Goodreads official blog ,… continue reading

By Peter SM   April 3, 2013   

We’re so excited to announce the launch of the Virtual Free Library at Suburban Station, an awesome undertaking made possible by the Free Library and our partners at Dunkin’ Donuts,… continue reading

By Michelle S.   April 2, 2013    5