Browsing Date: July 2013 (19)

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The Maker Ed Initiative , embedded in five Free Library locations in some of Philadelphia’s most underserved communities, is mentoring teens and youth in a variety of maker activities from… continue reading Making as a Celebration: Increasing Access to Creative Technology at the Free Library of Philadelphia

By written by K-Fai S.    July 31, 2013   

Summer is in full swing right now here at the Free Library: We are well past the half way mark in our Summer Reading 20-Million-Minute Challenge. Thursday storytimes at Eakins Oval have been a big… continue reading Summer Jams on Free Library's Spotify Channel!

By written by Peter SM    July 26, 2013   

Welcome to the second in a series of blog posts written by the teens participating in the WorkReady Philadelphia service learning program at the Free Library of Philadelphia! Each week,… continue reading Philadelphia Youth Network: Travel Postcards!

By written by Michelle S.    July 25, 2013    1

July is National Ice Cream Month! Celebrate with your favorite “scoop” of Children’s books all about ice cream. Here are a few suggestions: Infants and toddlers will enjoy… continue reading Hooray for Ice Cream!

By written by Susan B.    July 24, 2013    1

The saying goes, "Everyone loves a good mystery". And a recent mystery in the literary world has people rushing to libraries and bookstores to pick up a book called The Cuckoo’s… continue reading Author Pseudonyms and Pen Names and Aliases, Oh My!

By written by Peter SM    July 23, 2013   

Do you love learning and DIY projects? Are you interested in the intersection and overlap of technology and creativity? You may already be a maker! The Maker Movement generally refers to a… continue reading The Maker Movement at the Free Library of Philadelphia

By written by K-Fai S.    July 22, 2013   

Musicians, readers, listeners, and students from every neighborhood in the city rely on the Music Department - but have you visited us lately?  Whether you want to learn how to get your music… continue reading Learning about a Music Library with Girls Rock Philly

By written by Perry G.    July 19, 2013   

If you have a moment, I’d like to introduce you to Carl Friederich Egelmann, or Charles Frederick Egelmann as he came to be known in America.  He was born in Neuenkirchen, Germany on… continue reading The Skies Proclaim the Work of His Hands ~ Carl Friederich Egelmann (1782-1860)

By written by Del-Louise M.    July 17, 2013    7

This summer, 900AM WURD is taking its Summer of Freedom tour to the Free Library of Philadelphia. For the next three months, WURD will broadcast Al Butler's "Mid Morning Show" live… continue reading WURD Broacasts Live from the Free Library

By written by Michelle S.    July 16, 2013   

As the temperature continues to rise this week, a number of Free Library of Philadelphia neighborhood locations will serve as official cooling centers, where residents can get out of the heat and… continue reading Free Library Cooling Centers Active Through July 19

By written by Alix G.    July 15, 2013   

Beginning on Tuesday, July 16, the Free Library will be implementing a variety of changes to its cardholder and fine policies. Children under 12 years old will no longer be charged late fees for… continue reading Free Library Updates Library Card and Fine Policies

By written by Michelle S.    July 15, 2013    12

This weekend, the sci-fi robots vs. colossal monsters of Pacific Rim will be stomping all over movie screens and battling at the box office. Director Guillermo del Toro, no stranger to fantastical… continue reading Friday Five: Monster Movies

By written by Peter SM    July 12, 2013   

Welcome to the first in a series of blog posts written by the teens participating in the WorkReady Philadelphia service learning program at the Free Library of Philadelphia! Each week,… continue reading Introducing the Philadelphia Youth Network Bloggers!

By written by Michelle S.    July 12, 2013   

Get ready to rock, roll, dance, and dream this summer as our Sundays on Stage FREE perfomance series returns in July and August!   July 14 th Two of a Kind presents, “I Dig… continue reading Sundays on Stage returns for the Summer!

By written by Rachel F.    July 10, 2013    2

Here are the Top 10 ebooks downloaded from the Free Library's OverDrive Digital Library in June 2013. Taking the top spot for the month was Neil Gaiman's newest novel The Ocean at the End… continue reading Top 10 ebooks OverDrive Digital Library June 2013

By written by Peter SM    July 9, 2013   

It's the first of the month and time for a new Early Literacy Calendar from the Free Library of Philadelphia's children's librarians! Each month, the Free Library's Early Literacy… continue reading July 2013 Early Literacy Calendar

By written by Andrea Z.    July 3, 2013   

The Free Library’s newest virtual library is now at the Philadelphia International Airport ! Located in the Terminal D/E connector, the Library’s free, high-speed Wi-Fi welcomes users… continue reading Free Library Taking Flight at Philadelphia International Airport

By written by Michelle S.    July 2, 2013    5

Today the Free Library unveils a new resource for listeners.  Please welcome Free Library Spotify to our community of electronic resources.  If you haven’t already registered for… continue reading Introducing... Free Library of Philadelphia Spotify

By written by Adam F.    July 2, 2013    4

July is a month full of celebrations. In the United States, the most popular day in July is Independence Day, July 4th, when we celebrate the signing of the Declaration of Independence and the… continue reading Encourage Independence!

By written by Susan B.    July 1, 2013