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Last week we learned that Penguin Books (which recently merged with Random House Books to form Penguin Random House) will once again make their ebooks available to libraries. Penguin has also… continue reading Penguin Ebooks Once Again Available to Libraries

By written by Jamie W.    October 2, 2013   

Here are the Top 10 ebooks downloaded from the Free Library's OverDrive Digital Library in September 2013. There were more than 44,450 ebooks checked out and downloaded from both our website… continue reading Top 10 ebooks OverDrive Digital Library September 2013

By written by Peter SM    October 2, 2013   

Did you know? October is National-Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month , so if you’re thinking of adding a new furry member to your family, now is the perfect time to do it.  Of course, bringing a… continue reading Go, Dog, Go!

By written by Monica C.    October 2, 2013   

Beginning October 15 through May 1, the Free Library of Philadelphia will be moving some 500,000 volumes currently housed in its closed storage book stacks at the Parkway Central Library to the… continue reading Parkway Central Library to Move Material from Closed Storage Stacks to New Free Library Operations Center at Southbank

By written by Michelle S.    October 1, 2013    7

In Stephen King's short story, Sometimes They Come Back , ghosts and demons haunt a man who is forced to confront his traumatic past. It would seem Stephen King is living out one of his own… continue reading Friday Five: Stephen King

By written by Peter SM    September 27, 2013    3

Let's go "Around the Blogs" and check out some recent topics of interest from the tech, literary, library, and arts and entertainment sections of the World Wide Web. It's Banned… continue reading Around the Blogs

By written by Peter SM    September 24, 2013   

This Saturday, September 21st marks the birth date of animation legend Chuck Jones . Even if the name doesn't ring any bells, if you've ever watched a Warner Bros. cartoon or really any… continue reading Friday Five: Animation Legend Chuck Jones

By written by Peter SM    September 20, 2013   

Apple released iOS 7 yesterday and many of  Apple users may have upgraded their device(s) or will be upgrading in the near future. Overdrive reported today that there is glitch with thier… continue reading Overdrive App and iOS 7

By written by Jamie W.    September 19, 2013    2

Checkout the Top 10 Author Event Podcasts Downloaded in August 2013 . There were more than 19,400 podcasts downloaded from our website for the month of August! View our full Fall schedule and… continue reading Top 10 Author Event Podcasts Downloaded in August 2013

By written by Peter SM    September 17, 2013   

The International Day of Peace is just around the corner!  The holiday was first celebrated in 1982 and is currently observed by all Member States of the United Nations on September 21. … continue reading International Day of Peace 2013

By written by Chris B.    September 16, 2013   

LibraryReads is back with its second monthly list of recommended new titles that will be published during October.  Public librarians from all across the country are reading copies of new… continue reading LibraryReads! Recommended new titles for October

By written by Anne L.    September 16, 2013   

If you're looking at this blog, you may notice something different: more stories, more color, more pictures. We've redesigned our blog ! When you go to Free Library's blog now, you… continue reading Check Out Our New Blog Redesign!

By written by Peter SM    September 13, 2013    1

It's the "Back to School Edition" of the Early Literacy Calendar from the Free Library of Philadelphia's children's librarians!  We’ve been quite busy preparing… continue reading September 2013 Early Literacy Calendar

By written by Andrea Z.    September 13, 2013   

Over the summer we blogged about a number of changes coming to our electronic resources and databases . The last of those changes has finally gone into effect. The Free Library will no long… continue reading UPDATE - Changes to Our Electronic Resources and Databases

By written by Jamie W.    September 12, 2013   

Sundays on Stage - Fall 2013 Sundays on Stage is a series of cultural programs featuring live performances by a variety of artists and entertainers. These family programs celebrate diversity… continue reading Sundays on Stage Fall Performances!

By written by Rachel F.    September 11, 2013    1

Want to have a fun-filled day of creativity, learning, and making cool stuff courtesy of Free Library and SparkFun ? The SparkFun tour bus and staff will visit the Cecil B. Moore Library  at… continue reading SparkFun Brings Maker Movement to Cecil B. Moore Library

By written by Peter SM    September 10, 2013   

The month of September happens to be the birth month of many children’s book authors and illustrators who have created wonderful books for preschoolers. Celebrate their lives and classic… continue reading September Birthdays

By written by Ruth G.    September 9, 2013    1

There's no shortage of media and entertainment vying for our attention these days. Between books, movies, television, and the Internet (which you can get all the aforementioned forms of visual… continue reading Friday Five: Fall 2013 TV Season or How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love Binge-Watching

By written by Peter SM    September 6, 2013   

The search for the next Poet Laureate for the City of Philadelphia is on! Are you an enthusiastic, established poet who lives in the city and wishes to be an ambassador for the art form? Do you… continue reading Apply today to be Philadelphia's next Poet Laureate!

By written by Autumn M.    September 5, 2013    1

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