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Today, the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation announced the Free Library of Philadelphia as one of 12 organizations in the United… continue reading Free Library Wins Grant Competition to Design Digial Learning Labs for Young Americans!

By written by Eileen O.    November 17, 2011    1

We found our Dickens!  Lisa Litman of Bala Cynwyd, Pa. won today's ‘Dickens Idol Contest," our quest to find someone to bring Dickens to life for the Free… continue reading Dickens Idol Winner Announced

By written by Caitlin G.    November 14, 2011   

New picture books hit our shelves almost every day, and two of our new favorites show how good and diverse books for preschoolers   Our first pick is Creepy Monsters, Sleepy Monsters: A… continue reading New Monster Book for Preschoolers

By written by Sarah S.    November 14, 2011    1

2nd floor Art and Print Galleries Parkway Central Library Now through January 29, 2012 Artists have been involved with the production of books for centuries – from the illumination of… continue reading Artists' Books: Past & Present

By written by Karen L.    November 14, 2011    1

SATURDAY, November 19, 2011 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Parkway Central Library Free Library of Philadelphia 1901 Vine Street Free and open to the public! This festive book fair features… continue reading Book Paper Scissors Artists' Book Fair

By written by Karen L.    November 14, 2011   

In celebration of the 200th anniversary of Charles Dickens’s birth this coming February, the Free Library of Philadelphia is proud to present the Year of Dickens 2012, featuring special… continue reading Celebrate the Year of Dickens 2012!

By written by Alix G.    November 10, 2011    3

2012 marks the 10th anniversary of the Free Library’s One Book, One Philadelphia program. In its 10 years, One Book has made an incredible impact on Philadelphia. Each year, the One Book… continue reading One Book: 10th Anniversary

By written by Eileen O.    November 9, 2011   

We pride ourselves on being the Free Library of Opportunity, providing the resources, services, and programs that help our users find success in whatever task they’re tackling. For job… continue reading Attention Job Seekers: The Free Library has the Resources You Need for Your First Job, Next Job, New Job

By written by Michelle S.    November 3, 2011    2

With the 10th anniversary of One Book, One Philadelphia and a compelling, thoughtful selection for 2012, we’re really excited about the events surrounding this year’s program. Create… continue reading A Sneak Peek of One Book Events

By written by Eileen O.    November 2, 2011    3

Due to a building emergency, the Parkway Central Library closed early at 4:00 p.m. today. The issue has since been resolved and tonight's Author Event with Jeffrey Eugenides will take place at… continue reading Parkway Central Library Closed Early Today

By written by Alix G.    November 1, 2011   

November is National Novel Writing Month! Think what you have what it takes to craft the next Great American Novel in just 30 days? Today is the day to get scribbling! In years past, I always… continue reading November means Nanowrimo!

By written by Michelle S.    November 1, 2011   

One Book, One Philadelphia 2012 is here! And although the season doesn’t get into full swing until January, we’re too excited to keep quiet about this year’s selection, Create… continue reading One Book, One Philadelphia 2012: Edwidge Danticat

By written by Eileen O.    October 26, 2011    2

Among the many treasures of the John Fredrick Lewis Collection in the Free Library of Philadelphia are twenty-five elaborately illustrated folios from a single Mughal manuscript, the Razmnama… continue reading The Book of War: Folios from the Razmnama in the Rare Book Department, October 21st to November 10th.

By written by Caitlin G.    October 21, 2011    2

Our Children's Librarians recently asked each other for lists of our favorite Halloween books to share in spooky storytimes and to recommend to little goblins to take home and read with their… continue reading Our favorite books for Halloween!

By written by Sarah S.    October 21, 2011    1

Calling all parents and caregivers! Want to learn some new techniques for fostering literacy skills in young children? Consider registering for the Books Aloud! program. This… continue reading 2011-2012 Books Aloud! Workshops Have Begun

By written by Sarah S.    October 20, 2011    4

This weekend, the Free Library of Philadelphia opened a new photography exhibition in the West Gallery of the Parkway Central Library. Running through November 27, “Celebrate Philadelphia… continue reading Celebrate Philadelphia Performers

By written by Alix G.    October 18, 2011    1

In honor of Charles Dickens’s 200th birthday and to celebrate the Free Library’s large Dickens collection, we are bringing Charles Dickens back to life through the first ever, American… continue reading Free Library to Host Dickens Impersonator Contest

By written by Eileen O.    October 17, 2011    2

Recently, I began processing the papers of children’s book author and illustrator Munro Leaf. Having already processed the Frederick R. Gardner collection of Robert Lawson, it was a perfect… continue reading “This Is a Watchbird Watching YOU”

By written by Caitlin G.    October 14, 2011    27

The Free Library of Philadelphia and the Mayor’s Office today announced the selection of Edwidge Danticat’s Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work as the 2012 One Book, One… continue reading Announcing the 2012 One Book, One Philadelphia Featured Selection

By written by Michelle S.    October 12, 2011   

Parkway Central Children’s has recently added more than 30 brand-new books in Hindi. A few are even bilingual Hindi/English, so you can enjoy them even if you don’t read Hindi. The… continue reading New Hindi books for Children

By written by Sarah S.    October 11, 2011    2

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