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SIDE A - The Words : News You Can Use Last year at tax time we detailed some " Tax Filing Tips " for our fellow Philadelphians. This year, we're happy to report that the many high… continue reading Fresh for 2014: Tax Season Mix Tape

By written by Adam F.    February 6, 2014   

As we continue our ongoing Digital Literacy series , today marks the third annual Digital Learning Day . For today's post, we'll be focusing on autism and library services. To read more on… continue reading Autism, Library Services, and Digital Literacy

By written by Debra E. J.    February 5, 2014    2

In keeping with the spirit of our The Year of The Bard celebration, we've published a new online exhibition and accompanying timeline to our website celebrating 450 years' worth of… continue reading Through The Years with William Shakespeare

By written by Peter SM    February 5, 2014   

With the woeful winter weather we've been having so far this year in Philadelphia, you and the children in your life may have come down with major cases of cabin fever. What better way to… continue reading February 2014 Early Literacy Calendar

By written by Jennifer W.    January 31, 2014   

Last night, the Free Library of Philadelphia celebrated the grand opening of the new William B. Dietrich Gallery in the Rare Book Department at Parkway Central Library . Made possible by a… continue reading Free Library Opens the New William B. Dietrich Gallery at Parkway Central Library

By written by Michelle S.    January 30, 2014   

Last week, we hosted a Shakesbeer pun off—inspired by our special crafted Shakesbeer from Yards Brewery—on our Twitter feed ( @FreeLibrary ). Thanks to everyone who participated. Find… continue reading To Beer or Not to Beer

By written by Eileen O.    January 29, 2014    2

You'll find some new features at today! We're pleased to introduce our new Digital Learning Portal . We've also redesigned our Download Media page to make it… continue reading Introducing Our New Digital Learning Portal and Redesigned Digital Media Page

By written by Jamie W.    January 28, 2014   

This week, one of the most exciting and prestigious events in children’s literature took place right here in Philadelphia. The American Library Association’s Youth Media Awards are a… continue reading Youth Media Awards have been announced!

By written by Sarah S.    January 28, 2014   

Do you ever think of the environment in a display case?  Probably not.   It’s one of the geeky concerns of the Free Library of Philadelphia (FLP) Collection Care Department. Most… continue reading The Odd Little Oddy Test: Keeping the Free Library of Philadelphia Special Collections Safe When on Display

By written by Meg N.    January 17, 2014   

In case you didn't know, the Free Library has an ever-expanding collection of interactive online exhibitions featured on our website, with topics ranging from science fiction and brewing beer… continue reading Take a Trip Back in Time with Ben Franklin and Our New Timeline Feature

By written by Peter SM    January 17, 2014   

View and listen to the Top 10 Author Event Podcasts Downloaded in December 2013 . Don't forget to view our schedule for upcoming Winter and Spring 2014 author events! Blaine Harden | Escape… continue reading Top 10 Author Event Podcasts Downloaded in December 2013

By written by Peter SM    January 14, 2014   

The latest version of one of our most popular and useful online resources is here. LearningExpress Library 3.0 supports academic and career development as well as lifelong learning through… continue reading Introducing LearningExpress Library 3.0

By written by Jamie W.    January 14, 2014    5

Here are the Top 10 ebooks downloaded from the Free Library's OverDrive Digital Library in December to close out 2013. There were more than 48,000 ebooks checked out and downloaded for the… continue reading Top 10 ebooks OverDrive Digital Library December 2013

By written by Peter SM    January 10, 2014    1

Looking for some great books for your children? Our children’s librarians are excited to share their expert reviews with you.  First in our series of monthly children's book… continue reading Flora & Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo: The Story of a Girl and a Squirrel

By written by Sarah S.    January 8, 2014    2

Today, in the lobby of the Parkway Central Library , the Free Library of Philadelphia, in partnership with The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre and numerous other cultural organizations from… continue reading Celebrate William Shakespeare During the Year of the Bard

By written by Michelle S.    January 8, 2014   

Need health insurance? Not sure how to sign up? The Free Library is a Certified Application Counselor (CAC) Designated Organization, meaning we are here to help! With more than 30 trained staff,… continue reading Health Insurance Help at the Free Library

By written by Autumn M.    January 6, 2014    5

Happy New Year! We're back after the holidays and ready to kick off a brand new year of great Early Literacy programs and events that emphasis Reading, Writing, Talking, Singing, and Playing.… continue reading January 2014 Early Literacy Calendar

By written by Jennifer W.    January 2, 2014   

Hi, my name is Dena and I’m a fiction librarian in Philbrick Hall at the Parkway Central Library. You might have seen me there excitedly recommending the best vampire book ever written… continue reading What Dena Reads: 2013 Favorites

By written by Dena    December 31, 2013    5

2013 was another great year for readers and fans of comic books, specifically graphic novels. While not necessarily a "Top 10" (especially since I selected thirteen!) and definitely not… continue reading 13 Great Graphic Novels from 2013

By written by Peter SM    December 31, 2013   

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