Browsing Date: August 2015 (18)

Free Library Welcomes Papal Visit with New Ecumenical Exhibit ( no link ) Jewish Exponent The exhibit, “Sacred Stories: The World’s Religious Traditions,” will include a wide… continue reading

By Samantha M.   August 31, 2015   

As you get in gear for the new school year, know that the Free Library has your back! We, too, are gearing up for the homework, projects, and papers the school year brings—not to boost our… continue reading

By Julie B.   August 31, 2015   

To celebrate the landmark papal visit to Philadelphia, the Rare Book Department at Parkway Central Library has opened a new exhibition of rare religious texts. Running through January 30,… continue reading

By Janine P.   August 31, 2015   

A Free Library card is your key to countless resources, but few are as valuable to students as Homework Help Online .  Login with your Free Library card and PIN, register a username, and… continue reading

By Jamie W.   August 27, 2015    2

Back to School Jumpstart Camp is a summer learning program for children entering first through third grade. They attend a  three-week camp-style academic enrichment program designed to… continue reading

By Joel N.   August 25, 2015    1

Donald Root: Beyond the Bookshelves at Free Library Donald Root, Chief of Central Public Services Division, talks about his life, appreciation for libraries, and all the great things… continue reading

By Samantha M.   August 21, 2015   

This sticky, humid weather makes it hard to believe that Summer Reading is over! This year, kids and teens all over the city of Philadelphia explored, created, and, of course, read a ton… continue reading

By Sarah S.   August 21, 2015   

Welcome to Poetry Room blog post #2. Remember the whole “poetry is weird and difficult and often written with seemingly hidden clues designed to stymie the average reader” theme from… continue reading

By Autumn M.   August 18, 2015    2

It's been a while since we've had a Friday Five post, so what better way to jump back into some pop culture goodness than with the theatrical release this weekend of the big screen… continue reading

By Peter SM   August 14, 2015   

Top Press Mention The Culinary Literacy Center nourishes more than minds We're proud to know that, as part of being a 21st Century Library, the Culinary Literacy… continue reading

By Samantha M.   August 14, 2015   

This musical #informationliteracy activity today was very successful! — adamleofeldman (@adamleofeldman) July 29, 2015 What does it mean to… continue reading

By Adam F.   August 12, 2015    1

Three Award Winners to Check Out You might ask your dentist to recommend a good toothpaste, buy a sneaker endorsed by a professional basketball player or pick a veterinarian-approved pet food for… continue reading

By Sarah S.   August 10, 2015   

This week's press round-up is sparse, but gives a preview of some exciting author events happening at the Library soon and also looks back at a couple fun past events . From chick-lit… continue reading

By Samantha M.   August 7, 2015   

Sometimes you've got to take a test. It's a fact of life. Some of us struggle with tests while others breeze by, but we could all benefit from a little preparation. So before you… continue reading

By Jamie W.   August 6, 2015    1

In conjunction with the 2015 Philadelphia Fringe Festival , the Music Department at the Parkway Central Library will present a unique music performance and visual-art gallery project called… continue reading

By Adam F.   August 5, 2015   

Here are the Top 10 ebooks downloaded from the Free Library's OverDrive Digital Library in July 2015. More than 90,000 ebooks were checked out and downloaded for the month! Jumping up from the… continue reading

By Peter SM   August 5, 2015   

Top Press Mention in the News: Poet Sonia Sanchez’s life gets film treatment Check out this film about the life of Philadelphia poet extraordinaire and Free Library Board of… continue reading

By Samantha M.   August 4, 2015   

Whew! Hot enough for ya? Why not stop in at your local neighborhood library for one of our many  Children’s Events and Activities ? Or maybe add another book to your Summer Reading… continue reading

By Sarah S.   August 4, 2015