Browsing Date: September 2015 (21)

The Free Library's mission is to "advance literacy, guide learning, and inspire curiosity," and few of our digital resources hit that mark as squarly as Tumblebooks.… continue reading

By Jamie W.   September 30, 2015   

For this installment of the Poetry Room, we're going to shift to the local. Philadelphia is looking for its next Poet Laureate ! Supported via the Mayor's Office of Arts, Culture, and the… continue reading

By Autumn M.   September 30, 2015    5

Calling all creatives and burgeoning photographers! On Friday, October 9, 2015, the 6th Annual Philly Photo Day will celebrate photography as an art form, with the Greater Philadelphia region as… continue reading

By Laura S.   September 29, 2015    1

Black geniuses you may or may not know Phillytrib.com Philadelphia Museum of Art and Free Library Design — Julian Abele (4/30/1881 Birth Date): He was the Chief Designer at the prestigious… continue reading

By Samantha M.   September 24, 2015   

Downloading got you down? Overdrive driving you crazy? Through our Digital Media portal and Online Catalog , we offer nearly 120,000 streaming or downloadable ebooks, more than 19,000 streaming or… continue reading

By Lori M.   September 21, 2015    4

These Public Libraries are for Snowshoes and Ukuleles New York Times Last year, the Free Library of Philadelphia pulled together city, state and private funds to open a teaching kitchen, which is… continue reading

By Samantha M.   September 18, 2015   

Here are the Top 10 ebooks downloaded from the Free Library's OverDrive Digital Library in August 2015. More than 69,400 checkouts for month ebooks were checked out and downloaded for the… continue reading

By Peter SM   September 18, 2015   

Back to school (BTS) is in full swing. How will you fund BTS next year?  Now is the time for many families across the Philadelphia area to begin evaluating the best possible financial… continue reading

By CaitlinT   September 17, 2015   

Philadelphia in the early 19th century was known as the “Athens of America.” Prominent city residents had established scholarly societies, libraries, schools, theatres, and museums;… continue reading

By Karen L.   September 16, 2015   

Here's some news concerning the Free Library's hours of operations for the upcoming Papal Visit and World Meeting of Families: The entire Free Library of Philadelphia system will be closed… continue reading

By Samantha M.   September 15, 2015    3

Swap: Four Years of Exchange at Second State Press, a new exhibition in the 2nd floor West Gallery. September 14 – November 20, 2015. Second State Press is a nonprofit communal printmaking… continue reading

By Karen L.   September 15, 2015   

The Print and Picture Collection is pleased to announce a new exhibition in the Print and Picture Collection Hallway Gallery. The exhibition,  Robin Brewer and Sinéad Cahill , features… continue reading

By Laura S.   September 15, 2015   

Turning Your Library in a Haunted House Alsc.ala.org For the last few weeks, the crickets in Philadelphia have begun playing at night. This is the signal for the end of Summer Reading, the time to… continue reading

By Samantha M.   September 11, 2015   

Since the Free Library of Philadelphia is a Patent & Trademark Resource Center, we are able to appreciate some of the very interesting patents granted by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office… continue reading

By Sharyl O.   September 11, 2015   

Kwame Alexander’s The Crossover received the 2015 John Newbery Medal for most distinguished contribution to children’s literature, and deservingly so.  The Crossover is… continue reading

By Sarah S.   September 8, 2015    36

Caitlin Goodman, one of the librarians in our Rare Book Department, writes a column for  City Paper  in which she gives a book recommendation based on reader submissions of two books… continue reading

By Samantha M.   September 4, 2015   

Performance and classical music listing Philly.com Atlantic Coast Opera Festival: Fidelio A cast of rising opera stars & musicians from the Philadelphia Symphony present a cameo performance of… continue reading

By Samantha M.   September 4, 2015   

At the dawn of every school year, all the librarians put on their letterman jackets, sew days of the week labels into our socks, and start thinking really hard about we can help… continue reading

By Jamie W.   September 4, 2015   

We hope you've all been having a great summer! At least we know you have been reading, as we just wrapped up another wonder-filled Summer Reading season . We've also added another… continue reading

By Sarah S.   September 3, 2015   

Take the #FreeLibraryAnywhere! Sign up for your library card online and get ebooks, database access, streaming videos, and more—instantly! Show us where you take YOUR Free Library by… continue reading

By Samantha M.   September 2, 2015    3