Browsing Date: May 2013 (26)

The Online Summer Reading Game begins tomorrow, June 1st! Going on vacation this summer? Can’t get to your neighborhood library? You can still play Online Summer Reading! Online Summer… continue reading

By Rachel F.   May 31, 2013   

You may have noticed a few of our librarians' shining faces around town lately on buses, billboards, subway placards, and more, as part of our ad campaign in partnership with ADLOOP. We… continue reading

By Michelle S.   May 30, 2013   

You can tune into Discoveries from the Fleisher Collection on Saturday, June 1st, 2013, from  5 to 6 p.m. on WRTI 90.1 FM and learn about the life and music of Joseph Haydn, the… continue reading

By Andrea Z.   May 29, 2013   

Mostly referred to as that "other" major social networking site besides Facebook and Twitter , Google+ has managed to stay relevant and innovative while only being on the social media… continue reading

By Peter SM   May 28, 2013    2

The Memorial Day holiday weekend is here and with it the unofficial start of the summer season! Besides most people being off from work, "goin' down the shore" for some sun and fun,… continue reading

By Peter SM   May 24, 2013   

You may have noticed a few of our librarians' shining faces around town lately on buses, billboards, subway placards, and more, as part of our ad campaign in partnership with ADLOOP. We… continue reading

By Michelle S.   May 23, 2013   

OverDrive will release an updated version of the OverDrive Media Console (OMC) mobile app for iOS and Android (v2.6.5) on Tuesday, May 28. This change will effect people who use the Overdrive app… continue reading

By Jamie W.   May 23, 2013    2

Did you know that last week was Children’s Book Week, the longest running literacy initiative in the US? Fear not, Free Library staff has curated “Oh, the places you’ll go”… continue reading

By Kate E.   May 22, 2013   

Google recently announced updates to their Maps API script, with more updates planned this summer for their overall Maps platform. The Free Library uses this API to display Google Maps in various… continue reading

By Peter SM   May 21, 2013   

2013 marks the 6th annual Philly Beer Week . What began as a “what if discussion” between a Daily News reporter and some bar owners has now grown into an annual event with more than… continue reading

By Daniel S.   May 20, 2013   

The Criterion Collection is widely known as one of the most eclectic film collections ever assembled. For close to 30 years, they've specialized in showcasing and curating cult, foreign, and… continue reading

By Peter SM   May 17, 2013   

You may have noticed a few of our librarians' shining faces around town lately on buses, billboards, subway placards, and more, as part of our ad campaign in partnership with ADLOOP. We… continue reading

By Michelle S.   May 16, 2013    1

As part of its 21st Century Libraries initiative, the Free Library will be holding a series of forums to welcome feedback from community members about how they use and value their neighborhood… continue reading

By Michelle S.   May 16, 2013   

In our continual effort to better serve you, a team of librarians has recently taken a fresh look at our many electronic resources and databases, and has recommended some changes. Public… continue reading

By Jamie W.   May 15, 2013    32

This is a great time for music lovers. Not so long ago, we had relatively few choices when it came to how we heard our music. We could buy it, which is ideal if you’re sure you’re… continue reading

By Jamie W.   May 15, 2013    17

The Free Library Mobile Services page has recently been updated! There are new step-by-step instructions and screenshots illustrating how to access and bookmark the Free Library's mobile… continue reading

By Peter SM   May 14, 2013    1

You may have noticed a construction crane towering over Parkway Central Library today. That crane is lifting steel into place as part of work being done to the third and fourth floors of Parkway… continue reading

By Michelle S.   May 13, 2013   

The Phillies are going to bat for literacy! On July 10, join the Free Library as the Phillies take on the Nationals at Citizens Bank Park. All net proceeds from tickets purchased through this… continue reading

By Alix G.   May 13, 2013   

Beginning on Saturday, May 18th at 5:00 p.m., Free Library IT staff will be performing a software upgrade and system maintenance on our online catalog. The upgrade is essential to keep our catalog… continue reading

By Peter SM   May 10, 2013   

A true legend of the silver screen passed away earlier this week, and while you may not know his name or what he looks like, chances are if you've ever watched a science fiction, fantasy, or… continue reading

By Peter SM   May 9, 2013