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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 September 2014

By written 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 Owning Your Job Search

By written 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 Banned Books Week 2014

By written 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 Go On An Adventure Through Our New Explore Section!

By written 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 Fall in Love with a Great Book!

By written 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 Top 10 Author Event Podcast Downloads August 2014

By written 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 Upcoming Movies based on Children's Books

By written 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 Government Documents at the Regional Operations Center

By written 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 Top 10 ebooks OverDrive Digital Library August 2014

By written 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 Announcing Building Inspiration: 21st Century Libraries

By written 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 Free Library of Improvisation

By written 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 Books & Cooks

By written 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 September 2014 Early Literacy Calendar

By written 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 The Back to School Special!

By written by Jamie W.    September 2, 2014    1

With the Labor Day weekend coming up, you may have plans to get together with friends, take a trip down the shore, get out of the city and go camping, or maybe just relax. But after all of that,… continue reading Labor Day Weekend Hoopla-thon

By written by Peter SM    August 29, 2014   

In 1910, farmers and farm laborers made up, by far, the largest group of workers in the United States. A century later, they don’t even crack the top ten (the greatest numbers now work in… continue reading Labor Day 2014

By written by Timothy F.    August 27, 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 sections of the World Wide… continue reading Word on the Web August 2014

By written by Peter SM    August 26, 2014   

As we are now in the dog days of summer and those long sun lit evenings begin to wane, my thoughts turn to carefree childhood days playing with friends and spending time outdoors from dawn to… continue reading Friday Five: Summer Camp Movies

By written by Peter SM    August 22, 2014   

Ms. Sarah is on a well-earned vacation, so I'll be posting this week's book reviews.  Today, we're looking at the Free Library's graphic novel section:   The gods are… continue reading Beyond Percy Jackson: Great Graphic Novels

By written by Chris B.    August 20, 2014   

August 15th marks the 75th anniversary of the Hollywood premiere of The Wizard of Oz at the famous Grauman's Chinese Theatre. To say that the story, both the original L. Frank Baum novel and… continue reading The Wizard of Oz Celebrates 75th Cinematic Anniversary

By written by Peter SM    August 15, 2014   

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