Browsing Date: July 2011 (11)

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All federal benefit payments to you such as Social Security, SSI, SSDI, and Veteran’s Benefits will be made electronically starting in March 2013. The U.S. Department of the Treasury will… continue reading Federal Benefits: How you receive them will change in March 2013

By written by Michelle S.    July 29, 2011    1

If you’re a movie lover, then you might be familiar with the video distribution company The Criterion Collection . This company is known for re-releasing classic and foreign films, as well… continue reading The Criterion Collection and Subtitles Aren't that Bad

By written by Camille T.    July 28, 2011   

The Free Library is proud to offer an extensive and continuously growing array of digital resources for the casual curiosity seeker to the serious scholar. From ebooks to language lessons to free… continue reading Digital Resources and Materials Available at the Free Library of the 21st Century

By written by Michelle S.    July 26, 2011    9

I first heard about mattter/antimatter from Star Trek when I was a kid, which--to be honest--sparked a lot of my fascination with science and technology. In Star Trek , they use matter/antimatter… continue reading A Science Minute: Matter/Antimatter

By written by Camille T.    July 21, 2011   

I'm a huge fan of young adult literature. Several of my favorite young adult authors maintain some excellent and entertaining blogs that discuss everything from classic novels to the world of… continue reading Keeping Up with Favorite YA Authors

By written by Michelle S.    July 20, 2011    2

It's summertime, that means many Philadelphia families are taking trips to the “shore” - yup, the Jersey Shore. You might not see Snooki, The Situation, or Pauly D, but odds are if… continue reading A History Minute: The Bikini

By written by Camille T.    July 19, 2011    1

Overdrive Media, the company that supports many of the downloadable eBooks and audiobooks available through the Free Library of Philadelphia does an awfully good job ensuring that their service is… continue reading A Digital Romance: Is Your Device Compatible with Overdrive?

By written by Jamie W.    July 14, 2011    2

Today is Bastille Day--the French national holiday--and I'm in a Francophile kind of mood, right down to the croissant from Parkway Central Library's H.O.M.E.Page Café that I had for… continue reading Liberté! Egalité! Fraternité!

By written by Michelle S.    July 14, 2011    3

Although the last Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows , was published four years ago, the last installment of the film series will finally be released this… continue reading Harry Potter

By written by Donald R.    July 11, 2011    1

Dun -dun. Dun -dun. (That's my poor attempt at the Jaws theme song, if you can't tell). It's coming. Tucked under those wide, floppy leaves, hiding under the thick, prickly plant stems, masking… continue reading It's coming...

By written by Michelle S.    July 6, 2011    5

Over the next two months, you can hear the latest and greatest about what’s happening – for free! – at your local library by tuning in to community-focused talk radio station,… continue reading WURD Broadcasts Live from Free Library Branches

By written by Michelle S.    July 5, 2011    2