The Free Library has a longstanding partnership with the Philadelphia Phillies.  This year, they are once again one of the sponsors of our Summer Reading Game . To show our appreciation,… continue reading

By Donald R.   June 16, 2011    3

We are excited to present a new exhibit featuring Robert Lawson’s original illustrations for Mr. Popper’s Penguins , on display on the ground floor of the Parkway Central Library,… continue reading

By Caitlin G.   June 15, 2011    1

On Friday, June 17, librarians from the Free Library of Philadelphia will partner with the School District of Philadelphia to visit area classrooms and speak to schoolchildren about the importance… continue reading

By Michelle S.   June 14, 2011    4

It is HOT in Philadelphia today! The stagnant humidity makes walking outside feel like you're slogging through pea soup with a wet blanket hanging over your head. This hazy day has me daydreaming… continue reading

By Michelle S.   June 9, 2011    3

You might already know that the Children’s Literature Research Collection archivists are a little nutty about Tomi Ungerer . Ever since we processed his papers last year, it seems like… continue reading

By Caitlin G.   June 8, 2011   

The Free Library is excited to offer two new electronic resources: Job and Career Accelerator and Literature Criticism Online. You can access both of these resources through our website using your… continue reading

By Michelle S.   June 7, 2011   

Recently, one my favorite events of the year took place: the Scripps National Spelling Bee ! I love the tension, the excitement, the sheer elation on the winner's face when he or she spells… continue reading

By Michelle S.   June 6, 2011   

What I read and enjoyed on the web this week: NASA closed a chapter on the Space Shuttle Endeavour last month and here’s a video compilation of the best of the best . Rolling Stone created a… continue reading

By Camille T.   June 3, 2011   

Jennifer Egan is in some ways an unlikely candidate for a Pulitzer Prize in Fiction. She’s under 50, female, and writes what many call “experimental” fiction. But this… continue reading

By Michelle S.   June 1, 2011    1

The Rare Book Department at the Free Library is lucky to own the papers of children’s book author and illustrator Robert Lawson, donated by the rare book dealer and collector Frederick R.… continue reading

By Caitlin G.   May 31, 2011   

Looking to get to know a great group of people who love the Library, too? The Raven Society , the Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation’s young supporters in their 20s and 30s who make a… continue reading

By Rebecca F.   May 27, 2011   

We invite you to Discover the World @ your library. Kids, teens, and adults can sign up for the summer reading game at your local Free Library branch. You earn prizes for reading and participating… continue reading

By Jennifer W.   May 26, 2011    4

From time to time, Parkway Central hosts exhibits in its grand lobby. The latest, a collection of children’s artwork, is called The Dream Flag Project. Started as an English assignment at… continue reading

By Autumn M.   May 25, 2011   

I was talking this week to my Free Library colleague Camille—who frequently blogs here—about the Library of Congress’s striking “Bound for Glory” exhibition that… continue reading

By Alix G.   May 24, 2011   

From vintage hats to the pleasures of Shakespeare, what I read and enjoyed on the web this week: Watch a video from the Smithsonian featuring Philadelphia fashion pioneer Mae Reeves vintage hat… continue reading

By Camille T.   May 20, 2011    1

If you read my blog extolling the virtues of Agatha Christie several weeks ago, you won’t be surprised to know that I was really excited when I found out about an upcoming film version of… continue reading

By Alix G.   May 19, 2011    1

We’re excited to be moving forward with our re-envisioned plans for a new Parkway Central! From May 19 through December 2011, Philbrick Popular Library will be closed to the public as… continue reading

By Michelle S.   May 17, 2011    6

Twitter, the microblogging site that allows anyone and everyone to share their opinion on issues large and small, has been in the news quite a bit the past few years. From Kanye West’s… continue reading

By Sarah S.   May 12, 2011    7

May 11, 2011 marks the 30th anniversary of the death of legendary reggae singer and songwriter Bob Marley . Mr. Marley died at the age of 36 after battling cancer. His life was certainly cut too… continue reading

By Camille T.   May 11, 2011    1

Last evening, I picked up my first CSA share of the season. You would have thought it was my birthday, I was so excited! (I admit that I like vegetables probably more than the average person.)… continue reading

By Michelle S.   May 10, 2011   

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