Browsing Date: September 2014 (16)

It’s almost time for the 23rd Annual Philadelphia Film Festival ! This year, the Free Library of Philadelphia is happy to partner with the Philadelphia Film Society to provide special… continue reading

By Samantha M.   September 30, 2014   

The Free Library of Philadelphia is excited to celebrate iconic children’s book author and illustrator Lloyd Alexander, in conjunction with the 50 th anniversary of the publication of The… continue reading

By Michelle S.   September 30, 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 intersections of the World… continue reading

By Peter SM   September 30, 2014    1

Everyone knows that finding a job is hard. In your job search, you'll hear a lot of advice and will likely follow a few dead ends before you succeed, but it is possible to find valuable help… continue reading

By Jamie W.   September 29, 2014    1

This week marks 30 years of celebrating Banned Books Week . Well, maybe celebrating isn't the right word. I do think the message of "celebrating" something like the idea of banning… continue reading

By Peter SM   September 26, 2014   

We recently revamped our Explore section, the home to Booklist, Research and Learning guides, and Reviews & Recommendations for books, movies, and music in our catalog. So, let's go… continue reading

By Peter SM   September 24, 2014   

Happy first week of fall! Leaves are getting crunchy, the air is getting chilly, and we're ready to settle in for a bit of cozy reading. Here are some of our favorite children's books… continue reading

By Sarah S.   September 23, 2014   

Our Fall 2014 schedule is under way and we have some amazing authors coming to the Free Library soon including broadcaster and television host Tavis Smiley , philosopher Slavoj Zizek , educator… continue reading

By Peter SM   September 17, 2014   

Which is better? The book or the movie? We librarians love this question, and most of us have strong opinions concerning movies based on our favorite books. Here are a couple upcoming movies based… continue reading

By Sarah S.   September 16, 2014   

Since May, the Free Library’s new Regional Operations Center (ROC) has been open – open to staff, not the public. And while requesting most books from this offsite location is no… continue reading

By Timothy F.   September 16, 2014   

Here are the Top 10 ebooks downloaded from the Free Library's OverDrive Digital Library in August 2014. More than 67,000 ebooks were checked out and downloaded for the month! Taking the number… continue reading

By Peter SM   September 12, 2014   

It’s an exciting time of transformation at the Free Library of Philadelphia! The Free Library of Philadelphia is proud to announce Building Inspiration: 21 st Century Libraries , a… continue reading

By Samantha M.   September 9, 2014   

The Free Library of Philadelphia’s Music Department is a free and open conservatory-quality music library supporting several generations’ worth of local musicians and fans. We can show… continue reading

By Adam F.   September 5, 2014   

On August 21, Shayna Marmar, owner of HoneyPie cooking, led a fun and delicious program for families called Books & Cooks. The class began with a reading of “ Up, Down and Around ”… continue reading

By Liz A.   September 3, 2014   

We hope everyone had a great summer! The weather has been amazing here in Philadelphia with lots of fun outdoor activities, but just because we've flipped the calendar page doesn't mean… continue reading

By Jennifer W.   September 2, 2014   

Another school year is upon us, and like students everywhere, we too are wearing brand new outfits we'll likely regret by New Years, sharpening our #2 pencils, and cursing the ungodly… continue reading

By Jamie W.   September 2, 2014    1