Browsing Date: July 2015 (25)

Let's get the "Word on the Web" and check out some recent topics of interest and discussion from the tech, literary, library, and arts and entertainment intersections of the World… continue reading

By Peter SM   July 31, 2015   

This is really weird, but the Music Department got a call from Nicola Sturgeon , First Minister of Scotland, to come look through a mysterious box found in a dormitory room in the Hogwarts School… continue reading

By Adam F.   July 31, 2015   

The Print & Picture Collection of the Free Library of Philadelphia is pleased to announce a new exhibition in the Print and Picture Hallway Gallery. Kollner's View: Philadelphia and Beyond… continue reading

By Laura S.   July 30, 2015   

So, today's the day: Microsoft has released their newest operating system, Windows 10 . After the debacle that was Windows 8 , I guess anything would be better at this point. What exactly are… continue reading

By Peter SM   July 29, 2015   

There is an EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING in Philadelphia. The following Free Library locations will serve as cooling sites . Here are their addresses and hours for Wednesday, July 29 : Andorra Library,… continue reading

By Jenn D.   July 29, 2015   

Top Press Mention in the News: Best of Philly Philly Mag The Rosenbach of the Free Library won the Best of Philly award for the Best Bibliophile Retreat! The Rosenbach has a world-class collection… continue reading

By Samantha M.   July 28, 2015   

A small group of parents in Florida are threatening to ban a children’s book close to our hearts. The book in question? The Librarian of Basra by Jeanette Winter. This librarian remembers… continue reading

By Perry G.   July 27, 2015    3

Summer is a great time to head to Parkway Central this month to see all of these great exhibitions! You'll continue learning, be inspired to check out relevant books on the various… continue reading

By Samantha M.   July 22, 2015   

The Free Library offers a plentiful amount of resources that are easily accessible for citizens of Philadelphia. As a result, the Library enriches individual’s worldly knowledge, increases… continue reading

By Brittney M.   July 21, 2015   

Continuing our series of blog posts highlighting new features in our revamped and updated Online Catalog , today we bring you a tutorial about Online Registration . You can now sign up for a… continue reading

By Peter SM   July 20, 2015    70

There is an EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING in Philadelphia. The following Free Library locations will serve as cooling sites . Here are their addresses and hours for Monday, July 20 : Andorra Library, 705… continue reading

By Jenn D.   July 20, 2015    2

Top Press Mention in the News: Magnet Carter Philly.com "Kinsley, who wore a small "It's my birthday!" balloon and pin, spent most of her morning yesterday waiting with her… continue reading

By Samantha M.   July 17, 2015   

Personally, I am unable to compartmentalize the important language of conservation and the skills that come along with it. I have though applied skills adopted from interning at Collection Care… continue reading

By Brittney M.   July 16, 2015    1

Here are the Top 10 ebooks downloaded from the Free Library's OverDrive Digital Library in June 2015. More than 83,000 ebooks were checked out and downloaded for the month! Taking the number… continue reading

By Peter SM   July 15, 2015   

Poetry is weird. It's that dull thing about a lark or a road your high school teacher made you memorize. It's a bunch of words strung together in such a way to make you feel not-so-bright.… continue reading

By Autumn M.   July 15, 2015    3

This weekend I noticed many of my friends posting photos of their children at the movies (check out this father and son photo ). They seem to have all gone to see the same film – Minions !… continue reading

By Camille T.   July 14, 2015   

Top Press Mention of the Week: Haywood seeks to start a ‘reading revolution’ for children in Northwest Philly  from  Newsworks.org This article highlights work that the… continue reading

By Samantha M.   July 10, 2015   

A smile is worth a thousand words … and, thanks to Wells Fargo Bank, $1!  Wells Fargo’s Smile Campaign launched June 18, offering $1 to benefit the READ! by 4 th initiative… continue reading

By Samantha M.   July 9, 2015   

It's been a little over a week now since launching our new Online Catalog and we've been hearing your feedback, thanks! Today's tutorial video goes over another useful new feature in… continue reading

By Peter SM   July 7, 2015    1

We understand that sleighbells and snow aren't exactly on your mind right now--it is 90 degrees outside, after all. But who doesn't like presents? That's what Christmas in July is… continue reading

By Samantha M.   July 7, 2015