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Happy Women's History Month! Anyone who has any contact with children is aware of the incredible popularity of Disney’s Frozen . One of the movie’s appeals is the strong female… continue reading Great Books for Strong Girls

By written by Sarah S.    February 26, 2015    1

Valentine’s Day may have come and gone, but here in the Children’s Department at Parkway Central, readers young and old keep spreading the word about their true love – books! Our… continue reading Looking for love? Our patrons know where to find it!

By written by Suzanna U.    February 24, 2015    1

Up Next! Karen Smith On Monday, March 9 at 7:00 p.m., audiences at the Montgomery Auditorium at the Parkway Central Library will have an opportunity to welcome percussionist Karen Smith and her… continue reading Mysterious Travelers' Concert Series | Up next: Karen Smith | Video recap of Anwar Marshall Trio

By written by Adam F.    February 23, 2015    1

Foundation says Sendak-Rosenbach relationship had frayed Philly.com The Maurice Sendak Foundation, responding to a lawsuit filed by the Rosenbach of the Free Library of Philadelphia, is denying… continue reading Free Library in the News: February16-20, 2015

By written by Samantha M.    February 20, 2015   

Pa German Fraktur subject of exhibits, comprehensive catalog Auction Central News Nearby, the Free Library of Philadelphia will present an exhibition of works drawn from its own permanent… continue reading Free Library in the News: February 9-13, 2015

By written by Samantha M.    February 13, 2015   

Here are the Top 10 ebooks downloaded from the Free Library's OverDrive Digital Library in January 2015. More than 69,000 ebooks were checked out and downloaded last month! The first month of… continue reading Top 10 ebooks OverDrive Digital Library January 2015

By written by Peter SM    February 13, 2015    2

If you plan to open a business, you'll need information about your competition for your business plan. If you're in sales, you'll need a list of businesses that will want to buy… continue reading Featured Resource: ReferenceUSA

By written by Jamie W.    February 12, 2015    1

Tax season is upon us. After months of anticipation, the Federal and Pennsylvania tax forms are now available in the Government Publications Department at the Central Library (1901 Vine St.), as… continue reading 2015 Tax Preparation

By written by Timothy F.    February 11, 2015   

When it comes to applying for Federal Student Aid to begin your journey to college or trade school, the process can seem overwhelming, especially if you do not know how to start,… continue reading Understanding Federal Student Aid! Explore Your Resources

By written by Aisha A.    February 9, 2015   

This month's children's book reviews are written by Stephanie Bujak, Children's Librarian at the  Cecil B. Moore Library , who loves to share chapter books with her son. Some… continue reading Great Chapter Books for Preschoolers

By written by Sarah S.    February 6, 2015   

VOTE: Parkway Museums District, Philadelphia USA TODAY As part of its 10 Best travel awards, USA Today has nominated Philadelphia as a contender for the best art district. VOTE!   #PhillyFive… continue reading Free Library in the News: February 2-6, 2015

By written by Samantha M.    February 6, 2015   

Last weekend in Chicago, a room full of children's and teen librarians erupted in cheers, gasps, and wild applause for the newest batch of books chosen for the Youth Media Awards, administered… continue reading Caldecott, Newbery, Belpre, Oh My!

By written by Sarah S.    February 6, 2015   

Every January, the American Library Association announces the winners of prestigious children's book awards including the longstanding Newbery and Caldecott awards.  In addition, there… continue reading Children's Book Awards announced at ALA

By written by Donald R.    February 5, 2015   

Note: The workshop will no longer be held on Friday Feb 6. The workshop will begin on Friday Feb 13. The Free Library Hot Spots will be holding workshops on the basics of audio editing at… continue reading Basic Audio Editing Workshops at the Institute for the Development of African American Youth

By written by Scott P.    February 5, 2015   

Looks like our furry little friend in Western Pennsylvania prognosticated this morning we'll be getting 6 more weeks of winter. Chase away those winter blahs with this month's Early… continue reading February 2015 Early Literacy Calendar

By written by Rachel F.    February 2, 2015   

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 Word on the Web January 2015

By written by Peter SM    January 30, 2015   

Literary Tourism: Philadelphia BookRiot See, Philadelphia is home to a number of awesome indie bookshops, an incredible library system, a handful of book publishers, some great authors, an awesome… continue reading Free Library in the News: January 26-30, 2015

By written by Samantha M.    January 30, 2015   

Get ready to rock, roll, dance, and dream this summer as our Sundays on Stage FREE performance series returns this weekend! This series of free performances for children, families, and adults is… continue reading Sundays on Stage Winter/Spring Calendar of events!

By written by Rachel F.    January 23, 2015    1

Here are the Top 10 ebooks downloaded from the Free Library's OverDrive Digital Library in December 2014. More than 62,000 ebooks were checked out and downloaded last month! The month of… continue reading Top 10 ebooks OverDrive Digital Library December 2014

By written by Peter SM    January 23, 2015    1

Five Libraries that Go Beyond Books Huffington Post Most libraries have hosted authors for book discussions, but the  Free Library of Philadelphia  takes it one step furthur. They record… continue reading Free Library in the News: January 20-23, 2015

By written by Samantha M.    January 23, 2015    2

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