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The Northeast Regional Library celebrated its 50 th Anniversary with plenty of special programs -- and plenty of cake, too!  We welcomed over 7,000 patrons walking in to our library during… continue reading Northeast Regional Library: Celebrating 50 Years of Service to the Community

By written by Jenny C.    April 22, 2014   

With William Shakespeare’s 450 th birthday just around the corner on Wednesday, April 23 , the Free Library is set to is set to celebrate Shakespeare's big day with programs throughout… continue reading Celebrate Shakespeare's 450th Birthday with Us!

By written by Michelle S.    April 21, 2014   

Earlier this month Microsoft dropped support for the Windows XP operating system . This means that Windows XP will no long receive software updates. Most importantly, there will be no new security… continue reading Extend the Life of your Windows XP Computer with Ubuntu

By written by Scott P.    April 21, 2014    2

View and listen to the Top 10 Author Event Podcasts Downloaded in March 2014 . Authors coming to the Free Library soon include opera singer Jessye Norman , photographer Vincent Feldman , actress… continue reading Top 10 Author Event Podcasts Downloaded in March 2014

By written by Peter SM    April 16, 2014   

Two big announcements today: First, we've added streaming movies and video to the ebook and audiobook selection through our Overdrive platform. You'll find all different genres of movies… continue reading Now Showing: Streaming Movies from the Free Library

By written by Jamie W.    April 15, 2014    5

Today's children's book reviews feature two books by Leslie Patricelli, who seems to really have a knack for writing books for toddlers and preschoolers. Click on the titles to reserve… continue reading Great Toddler Books by Leslie Patricelli

By written by Sarah S.    April 11, 2014   

You spoke, and we heard you!  Effective today, we are again offering loan periods of up to three weeks instead of two weeks for our ebooks and downloadable books offered through our… continue reading Returning to three week loan period for ebooks!

By written by Anne L.    April 10, 2014    5

As you may know from the buzz around the libraries, this April marks the 450th anniversary of William Shakespeare's birth. And while Will may be celebrated for his comedies, tragedies,… continue reading Shakespearean Smackdowns!

By written by Chris B.    April 9, 2014   

bardolatry n. idolatry or excessive admiration of William Shakespeare 1 There is an exhibition going on in the Rare Book Department right now that you really need to see. It’s called… continue reading Bardolatry in the Rare Book Department

By written by Janine P.    April 9, 2014   

Sherlock: Death by Dewey Books contain secrets and gems of information. Do they also hold value beyond the intellectual; enough to murder for? On March 27,  three groups of teens set… continue reading Teens solve murder mystery, Death by Dewey!

By written by Rachel F.    April 9, 2014    1

Here are the Top 10 ebooks downloaded from the Free Library's OverDrive Digital Library in March 2014. More than 59,340 ebooks checked out and downloaded for the month! Blackberry Pie Murder ,… continue reading Top 10 ebooks OverDrive Digital Library March 2014

By written by Peter SM    April 9, 2014   

At the E-Gadget help desk we spend a lot of time with installing and explaining apps portable devices. We encounter a lot of book lovers, so we wanted to share our favorite apps for reading.… continue reading Android Apps for Book Lovers and News Junkies

By written by Scott P.    April 8, 2014    5

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   

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