The Please Touch Museum has donated Play Passes to the Free Library! Stop by one of the participating branches for your chance to use the Play Pass FREE! Available at the Central Library, Joseph… continue reading

By Emily   November 15, 2006    1

Galway Kinnell will visit the Free Library on Thursday, November 16, at 8:00 p.m. Here is a poem from The Book of Nightmares. Little Sleep's-Head Sprouting Hair in the Moonlight 1 You scream,… continue reading

By Emily   November 15, 2006   

The votes are in! Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prin ce is the winner! continue reading

By Emily   November 14, 2006   

Philly Plays SCRABBLE® will end its month-long program with a grand finale game to be held at the Central Library today at 4:00 p.m. Players who qualified for the semi-finals (held at the… continue reading

By Emily   November 14, 2006   

Celebrate the end of Hispanic Heritage Month (October 15th) by going to this web-based Free Library Resource . You'll find Spanish-language books, biographies of important Latinos, Latino history… continue reading

By Emily   November 14, 2006    1

“As a child, I loved to read books. The library was a window to the world, a pathway to worlds and people far from my neighborhood in Philadelphia.” Ed Bradley ("60 Minutes"… continue reading

By Emily   November 13, 2006   

"There is not such a cradle of democracy upon the earth as the Free Public Library, this republic of letters, where neither rank, office, nor wealth receives the slightest… continue reading

By Emily   November 10, 2006   

Today the Paschalville Branch opens its Job Readiness Center . As a part of the Central Library’s Workplace , it will feature all sorts of helpful job-seeing resources. Sign up for an… continue reading

By Emily   November 9, 2006   

Rita Dove’s books include American Smooth, On the Bus with Rosa Parks , Mother Love , Selected Poems, Grace Notes , Thomas and Beulah (which won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry), Museum , and… continue reading

By Administrator   November 8, 2006   

On November 8, 2006 , the Lehigh Avenue Branch (601 W. Lehigh Ave) will celebrate its 100th Anniversary and be named in honor of former Branch Librarian, Lillian Marrero . There will be… continue reading

By Emily   November 7, 2006   

Tomorrow is Election Day! Find out your polling place and other important facts at: . continue reading

By Emily   November 6, 2006   

Yesterday's free afternoon lecture by Richard Dawkins was attended by a full house in the Montgomery Auditorium as well as overflow crowds watching the simulcast. He was introduced by Tony Auth,… continue reading

By Emily   November 3, 2006   

The great American novelist William Styron once wrote: "Most books, like their authors, are born to die; of only a few books can it be said that death has no dominion over them; they live, and… continue reading

By Emily   November 2, 2006   

Sherman Alexie was raised on the Spokane Indian reservation in Wellpinit, Washington. He was born with water in his brain and was not expected to live. Even when he did, doctors predicted he would… continue reading

By Administrator   November 1, 2006   

The Philadelphia Weekly put the Free Library's upcoming Richard Dawkins lecture (tomorrow at noon) in its A List lineup. Journalist Matt Prigge wrote, "In his recent book Why Darwin Matters: The… continue reading

By Emily   November 1, 2006   

We here at the Free Library love Amy Sedaris. Not just because she visited us here last month. Or that she's funny. Or related to David Sedaris. Which doesn't hurt. But because she's now an… continue reading

By Emily   October 31, 2006   

Natalie Pompilio article . Damon C. Williams article. continue reading

By Emily   October 31, 2006   

Today at 11:00 a.m., a press conference was held in the Central Library's Main Lobby to announce the featured title for 2007's One Book, One Philadelphia . Carlos Eire's 2003 National Book… continue reading

By Emily   October 30, 2006   

Here are some photos from the Free Library's Barack Obama event. New Yorker interview. continue reading

By Emily   October 27, 2006   

Are you a young adult who loves the Free Library? Then join the Raven Society! For a $50 donation, you benefit from an array of members-only benefits, such as: invitations to social events and… continue reading

By Emily   October 27, 2006   

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