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A shout out to YA favorite John Green makes up another one of our favorite Free Library Reading Journal entries:     continue reading for the Love of Reading: 3

By written by Alix G.    April 10, 2012   

Below, find another in our series of favorite entries from the Free Library Reading Journal project - A young reader shares her love of books and of our Oak Lane Library!     continue reading For the Love of Reading: 2

By written by Alix G.    April 9, 2012   

Earlier this year, we launched a campaign in which we left Free Library Reading Journals all around Philadelphia for people to fill out and share their thoughts on books, reading, and libraries… continue reading For the Love of Reading

By written by Alix G.    April 9, 2012   

T.S. Eliot may have dubbed April the cruelest month, but we’re pretty sure he didn’t take the Free Library into account when he did. This month, the Philadelphia Book Festival returns… continue reading Philadelphia Book Festival Returns!

By written by Eileen O.    April 4, 2012    1

Just in time for a stretch of bicycling-friendly weather, the Free Library presents an evening with Steven Rea , who will be at the Parkway Central library on Monday, April 9 at 7:30 p.m. to talk… continue reading Bicycle with the Stars!

By written by Grace R.    April 4, 2012   

There's a whole lotta "free" in the title of this blog post! The Free Library is working with the Free University of Philadelphia to host free writing-based classes in branches… continue reading Free Classes from the Free University at the Free Library

By written by Michelle S.    April 3, 2012    1

To commemorate the birthday of Hans Christian Andersen on April 2, the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) has celebrated International Children's Book Day on this day since… continue reading It's International Children's Book Day!

By written by Sarah S.    April 2, 2012   

T-Rex the Turtle plans to escape from his home at the Garden State Discovery Museum and travel to the Parkway Central Library to lead children on a journey uncovering the world of Dinosaurs! Join… continue reading Dino Adventure!

By written by Michelle S.    March 30, 2012   

Adrienne Rich, the famed poet, essayist, and public intellectual known for her writings on politics, sexuality, and gender, passed away on Tuesday at her home in Santa Cruz. Her career spanned… continue reading Rest in Peace, Adrienne Rich

By written by Grace R.    March 29, 2012    1

All hail the glorious Wikipedia for revealing heretofore unknown holidays! Not only is today World Whiskey Day (to which I say, drink up, ye of legal drinking age!), it is also World Theatre Day!… continue reading It's World Theatre Day!

By written by Grace R.    March 27, 2012    1

March 26 is a surprisingly literary day. It was on this day in 1484 that William Caxton published his English-language translation of Aesop's Fables. Tennesee Williams and Robert Frost were born… continue reading March 26: Let's Get Literary

By written by Grace R.    March 26, 2012    1

Spring is upon us, and as cliché as it sounds, it’s the best time to clean, rearrange, and freshen up just about anything. Has winter clutter taken over your house? Has your… continue reading Spring foward!

By written by Eileen O.    March 26, 2012   

See update to this story (10/2/2013) Ebooks fans may have noticed that some titles are no longer available for wireless downloading via Amazon.  This is due to restrictions recently put in… continue reading Ebook News: Penguin Book Group Restricts Wireless Downloads for Kindle

By written by Jamie W.    March 23, 2012   

Can't get enough of Suzanne Collins's epic Hunger Games trilogy? Dying for more dystopian fiction in your life? You're in luck: Our librarians have put together a great list of… continue reading Hunger Games Fever

By written by Michelle S.    March 23, 2012    1

 To end the week and begin the weekend, I present to you Henry Miller's commandments for writing and for life. continue reading Happy Friday!

By written by Grace R.    March 23, 2012   

Discussing famed children's illustrator Randolph Caldecott, Maurice Sendak remarked, "Caldecott's work heralds the beginning of the modern picture book. He devised an ingenious juxtaposition… continue reading Happy Birthday, Randolph Caldecott!

By written by Grace R.    March 22, 2012    1

Once an English major, always an English major. I can't help but annotate and scribble in the margins of every book I read, rendering me incapable of making the switch to e-readers (despite the… continue reading The Illuminating World of Marginalia

By written by Grace R.    March 22, 2012   

 Although it may seem like every day brings a new national or international holiday to celebrate, today, March 21, is particularly noteworthy (and comes with UNESCO's seal of approval):… continue reading Happy World Poetry Day!

By written by Grace R.    March 21, 2012   

Scott O’Dell once summed up being an author in three simple words: “Writing is hard.” As a writer of children’s historical fiction, he excelled in creating his own story… continue reading The Scott O'Dell papers

By written by Adrienne P.    March 19, 2012    5

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