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Summer is winding down with Fall just around the corner, and with it a full schedule of Free Library Author Events ! In the meantime, you can checkout the Top 10 Author Event Podcasts Downloaded… continue reading Top 10 Author Event Podcasts Downloaded in July 2013

By written by Peter SM    August 16, 2013   

A fringe benefit of being a public librarian is that we get to learn about and read new books before they are published. It is part of the job so that, within the limits of our materials budgets,… continue reading LIBRARYREADS, Librarians recommend new books

By written by Anne L.    August 16, 2013   

Since June 2013, more than one hundred youth across Philadelphia have participated in free Maker programming at library locations. For many of these youth, this was the first time they were… continue reading Maker Celebration at Parkway Central this Saturday from 10-2!

By written by K-Fai S.    August 15, 2013   

Is your child expecting a baby sister or baby brother at any minute? Are you wondering how to bring up the topic with a preschooler, or is your first or second grader wondering how babies are… continue reading New Kids' Book about Reproduction

By written by Joel N.    August 12, 2013   

Elysium , the latest entry into the dystopian sci-fi film cannon, is set in the year 2154 where the disparity between the rich and the poor is literally larger than ever--the rich live on a… continue reading Friday Five: Dystopian Science Fiction

By written by Peter SM    August 9, 2013    2

Way to go, Philly! The Free Library of Philadelphia is so proud to announce that we achieved our goal of collectively reading 20 million minutes this summer!  We met the goal yesterday,… continue reading Congratulations Philadelphia on reading 20 Million Minutes this Summer!

By written by Eileen O.    August 8, 2013   

Here are the Top 10 ebooks downloaded from the Free Library's OverDrive Digital Library in July 2013. There were more than 54,300 ebooks checked out and downloaded for the month! The following… continue reading Top 10 ebooks OverDrive Digital Library July 2013

By written by Peter SM    August 6, 2013   

It's the first of the month and time for a new Early Literacy Calendar from the Free Library of Philadelphia's children's librarians! This month's calendar is once again full of… continue reading August 2013 Early Literacy Calendar

By written by Andrea Z.    August 1, 2013   

The Maker Ed Initiative , embedded in five Free Library locations in some of Philadelphia’s most underserved communities, is mentoring teens and youth in a variety of maker activities from… continue reading Making as a Celebration: Increasing Access to Creative Technology at the Free Library of Philadelphia

By written by K-Fai S.    July 31, 2013   

Summer is in full swing right now here at the Free Library: We are well past the half way mark in our Summer Reading 20-Million-Minute Challenge. Thursday storytimes at Eakins Oval have been a big… continue reading Summer Jams on Free Library's Spotify Channel!

By written by Peter SM    July 26, 2013   

Welcome to the second in a series of blog posts written by the teens participating in the WorkReady Philadelphia service learning program at the Free Library of Philadelphia! Each week,… continue reading Philadelphia Youth Network: Travel Postcards!

By written by Michelle S.    July 25, 2013    1

July is National Ice Cream Month! Celebrate with your favorite “scoop” of Children’s books all about ice cream. Here are a few suggestions: Infants and toddlers will enjoy… continue reading Hooray for Ice Cream!

By written by Susan B.    July 24, 2013    1

The saying goes, "Everyone loves a good mystery". And a recent mystery in the literary world has people rushing to libraries and bookstores to pick up a book called The Cuckoo’s… continue reading Author Pseudonyms and Pen Names and Aliases, Oh My!

By written by Peter SM    July 23, 2013   

Do you love learning and DIY projects? Are you interested in the intersection and overlap of technology and creativity? You may already be a maker! The Maker Movement generally refers to a… continue reading The Maker Movement at the Free Library of Philadelphia

By written by K-Fai S.    July 22, 2013   

Musicians, readers, listeners, and students from every neighborhood in the city rely on the Music Department - but have you visited us lately?  Whether you want to learn how to get your music… continue reading Learning about a Music Library with Girls Rock Philly

By written by Perry G.    July 19, 2013   

If you have a moment, I’d like to introduce you to Carl Friederich Egelmann, or Charles Frederick Egelmann as he came to be known in America.  He was born in Neuenkirchen, Germany on… continue reading The Skies Proclaim the Work of His Hands ~ Carl Friederich Egelmann (1782-1860)

By written by Del-Louise M.    July 17, 2013    7

This summer, 900AM WURD is taking its Summer of Freedom tour to the Free Library of Philadelphia. For the next three months, WURD will broadcast Al Butler's "Mid Morning Show" live… continue reading WURD Broacasts Live from the Free Library

By written by Michelle S.    July 16, 2013   

As the temperature continues to rise this week, a number of Free Library of Philadelphia neighborhood locations will serve as official cooling centers, where residents can get out of the heat and… continue reading Free Library Cooling Centers Active Through July 19

By written by Alix G.    July 15, 2013   

Beginning on Tuesday, July 16, the Free Library will be implementing a variety of changes to its cardholder and fine policies. Children under 12 years old will no longer be charged late fees for… continue reading Free Library Updates Library Card and Fine Policies

By written by Michelle S.    July 15, 2013    15

This weekend, the sci-fi robots vs. colossal monsters of Pacific Rim will be stomping all over movie screens and battling at the box office. Director Guillermo del Toro, no stranger to fantastical… continue reading Friday Five: Monster Movies

By written by Peter SM    July 12, 2013    1

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