Browsing Date: July 2012 (17)

Downloading music and ebooks on the go has just gotten easier.  Two of our most popular digital media services, Freading and Freegal, now offer mobile apps for iOS/Apple and Android… continue reading

By Jamie W.   July 31, 2012   

  In their search for freedom of conscience and worship, as well as for the promise of economic self-sufficiency and inexpensive land, many German-speaking Christian sectarian groups… continue reading

By Del-Louise M.   July 31, 2012    1

function toggle(element) { document.getElementById(element).style.display = (document.getElementById(element).style.display == "none") ? "" : "none"; } On July 26, 1775 – 237 years ago… continue reading

By Perry G.   July 26, 2012    2

Interested to know what all the fuss is about e-readers without dropping your hard-earned cash on a device you may or may not like? Look no further than the Free Library of Philadelphia: You can… continue reading

By Michelle S.   July 25, 2012    4

This video will walk you through the process of checking out and downloading an ebook for your Nook, Kobo, Sony, or other dedicated e-reader.  It also covers how to download and activate… continue reading

By Jamie W.   July 24, 2012    2

Our new web series, A Free Library Minute, will introduce you to the many faces of the Free Library. You'll hear from librarians, staff, and volunteers on everything from our Summer Reading… continue reading

By Eileen O.   July 23, 2012   

The Library of Congress , in celebration of National Book Festival has an exhibit featuring " Books That Shaped America ." They curated a list of 88 books which they feel are influential… continue reading

By Camille T.   July 20, 2012   

You have likely heard that the Free Library offers tens of thousands of downloadable ebooks. If you are new to digital reading though, finding them can take some getting used to. This video will… continue reading

By Jamie W.   July 19, 2012    2

It has been a while since our first attempt to launch our new online catalog .  During our first launch in April, we discovered some hardware limitations that were holding us back.  (In… continue reading

By Carolyn P.   July 18, 2012   

The City has declared an Excessive Heat Warning beginning at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 17, and ending at 9:00 p.m.  on Wednesday, July 18. The Free Library has designated 14 agencies as… continue reading

By Alix G.   July 17, 2012   

  A few weeks ago, we posted about LiLi , a experimental hi-tech library vehicle from Canada. Today, meet A47, a mobile library in Mexico City that has taken a decidedly low-tech angle to… continue reading

By Joel N.   July 17, 2012   

I just finished reading the funny and engaging book, Maphead , written by Ken Jennings, who you may remember from his record-busting 75-game winning streak on Jeopardy a few years ago. For a… continue reading

By Michelle S.   July 11, 2012   

My name is Michael Hillegas, and if you know me, it’s most likely because I served as the first Treasurer of the United States from 1777-1789. I have always, as you may have surmised, had… continue reading

By Del-Louise M.   July 9, 2012   

Due to the ongoing heat wave, the following Free Library locations have been designated as cooling centers and will all remain open this evening until the hour indicated. In addition, the Lucien… continue reading

By Alix G.   July 6, 2012   

The Philbrick Hall teens, Teen Leadership Assistants, and After School Leader K-Fai Steele collaborated on an ambitious series of post-it murals this past month. They discovered the post-it mural… continue reading

By Dena   July 5, 2012    2

It’s that time again. The few weeks of summer where I’m glued to my television, rooting for the home team, waxing poetic about sports that I only remember exist every four years… continue reading

By Eileen O.   July 5, 2012   

This summer my husband and I had the incredible opportunity to visit Cuba on a people-to-people tour sanctioned by the U.S. government. The tour included a stop to see Ernest Hemingway’s… continue reading

By Alix G.   July 2, 2012    1