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Effective April 10, 2014, the OverDrive Media Console (OMC) mobile app for BlackBerry will no longer be available to download on BlackBerry, BlackBerry 10, and Playbook devices. BlackBerry users… continue reading Overdrive to discontinue support for Blackberry app

By written by Jamie W.    April 8, 2014   

I wrote about the practice of binge-watching in September of last year here on the blog, in relation to the then upcoming fall television season. Nowadays though, the idea of one dominant "TV… continue reading Friday Five: Spring Break Binge without the Hi-Def Hangover

By written by Peter SM    April 4, 2014   

On Saturday March 15, 2014, the Free Library's Montgomery Auditorium played host to Tune Up Philly the education outreach project of the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra . To a packed house,… continue reading Tune Up Philly @ the Free Library of Philadelphia

By written by Adam F.    April 4, 2014   

OneClick Digital is a popular source for downloadable audiobooks from the Free Library of Philadelphia. While OneClick is fairly straightforward and easy-to-use, we've compiled the following… continue reading OneClick Digital Audiobook Help and FAQs

By written by Jamie W.    April 3, 2014    1

Spring has sprung! Hooray! And what better way to celebrate the end of winter and the refreshing shot of warm weather than with a new Early Literacy calendar, on International Children's Book… continue reading April 2014 Early Literacy Calendar

By written by Jennifer W.    April 2, 2014   

The Free Library of Philadelphia is excited to announce an innovative new service aimed at improving the lives of all Philadelphians, one purr at a time. Debuting today, the Free Library… continue reading Announcing Our Innovative New ‘Cat’alog Lending Service

By written by Michelle S.    April 1, 2014    17

Calling All of Philly’s Technology Enthusiasts!   Where will you be during the week of April 4-12, 2014? If you are interested in technology and community, Technically Philly’s… continue reading Get Ready! Philly Tech Week 2014

By written by Jenn D.    March 31, 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 March 2014

By written by Peter SM    March 28, 2014   

To celebrate Women's History Month, Wadsworth Library's Children's area is focusing on one very popular woman: Cinderella. Cinderella is more than a quick bedtime story or Disney… continue reading Cinderella Around the World

By written by Chris B.    March 25, 2014    10

This Saturday marks the 20th anniversary of the publication of Hellboy and has been designated Hellboy Day across libraries, comic book shops, and bookstores around the world. Who or what is… continue reading Friday Five: Hellboy

By written by Peter SM    March 21, 2014   

The Free Library is excited to host several science-based children’s programs in 17 of our neighborhood libraries—as well as a special “Science Tellers” program at the… continue reading Explore Science with the Free Library of Philadelphia this spring!

By written by Rachel F.    March 21, 2014   

Every day, the Free Library works to provide teens with opportunities to master new technology and make their voices heard at our Hot Spots and through initiatives at libraries throughout the city… continue reading Vote for Our Library Bullhorn Project

By written by Michelle S.    March 19, 2014    1

Our fantastic librarians and staff are truly the backbone of the Free Library of Philadelphia, helping to advance literacy, guide learning, and inspire curiosity each and every day. In this new… continue reading Check Us Out: Meet Janine

By written by Michelle S.    March 18, 2014   

We're so pleased to announce that we've expanded our ebook and digital audiobook services with two new platforms! First, we have a new digital experience just for kids. The… continue reading Introducing Two New eBook and Audiobook Services: OneClick Digital and Overdrive Kid's eReading Room!

By written by Jamie W.    March 17, 2014    3

If you are reading this on March 14th at 1:59 p.m., then it must be Pi Day ! (Pi at 5 decimal places = 3.14159 : ) What is Pi Day, you ask? Only an annual celebration of the mathematical constant… continue reading A Science Minute: Pi Day!

By written by Peter SM    March 14, 2014    1

View and listen to the Top 10 Author Event Podcasts Downloaded in February 2014 . Authors coming to the Free Library soon include Kevin Powers , Max Brooks , Bob Mankoff , Pat and Gina Neely ,… continue reading Top 10 Author Event Podcasts Downloaded in February 2014

By written by Peter SM    March 12, 2014   

If you have ever read a Graphic Novel , you have Will Eisner to thank. The artist and writer popularized the term in 1978 with his critical and commercial success A Contract with God , defining… continue reading Friday Five: Will Eisner

By written by Peter SM    March 7, 2014   

Looking for some great books for your children? Our children's librarians are excited to share their expert reviews with you. Today's reviews feature books that encourage us to be thrifty… continue reading Getting Thrifty with Kids: Children's Book Reviews

By written by Sarah S.    March 7, 2014   

We are deeply grateful to Mayor Nutter for increasing the Free Library’s budget, which will ensure that every neighborhood library will be open six days a week. Serving Philadelphians of all… continue reading A Message from Free Library President and Director, Siobhan A. Reardon

By written by Eileen O.    March 6, 2014    4

Here are the Top 10 ebooks downloaded from the Free Library's OverDrive Digital Library in February 2014. With the Polar Vortex (hey, there's a GREAT name for a suspense thriller !)… continue reading Top 10 ebooks OverDrive Digital Library February 2014

By written by Peter SM    March 6, 2014   

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