Browsing Date: August 2014 (9)

With the Labor Day weekend coming up, you may have plans to get together with friends, take a trip down the shore, get out of the city and go camping, or maybe just relax. But after all of that,… continue reading

By Peter SM   August 29, 2014   

In 1910, farmers and farm laborers made up, by far, the largest group of workers in the United States. A century later, they don’t even crack the top ten (the greatest numbers now work in… continue reading

By Timothy F.   August 27, 2014   

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 sections of the World Wide… continue reading

By Peter SM   August 26, 2014   

As we are now in the dog days of summer and those long sun lit evenings begin to wane, my thoughts turn to carefree childhood days playing with friends and spending time outdoors from dawn to… continue reading

By Peter SM   August 22, 2014   

Ms. Sarah is on a well-earned vacation, so I'll be posting this week's book reviews.  Today, we're looking at the Free Library's graphic novel section:   The gods are… continue reading

By Chris B.   August 20, 2014   

August 15th marks the 75th anniversary of the Hollywood premiere of The Wizard of Oz at the famous Grauman's Chinese Theatre. To say that the story, both the original L. Frank Baum novel and… continue reading

By Peter SM   August 15, 2014   

View and listen to the Top 10 Author Event Podcasts Downloaded in July 2014 . Our Fall 2014 schedule has been announced and we have some amazing authors coming to the Free Library soon including… continue reading

By Peter SM   August 14, 2014   

Today is the last day of the Free Library of Philadelphia Summer Reading program, and it’s been quite the whirlwind of fun! Between story times, camp visits, movies, LEGO clubs, art… continue reading

By Sarah S.   August 8, 2014    1

Here are the Top 10 ebooks downloaded from the Free Library's OverDrive Digital Library in July 2014. More than 64,600 ebooks were checked out and downloaded for the month! Taking the number… continue reading

By Peter SM   August 6, 2014    1