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We hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! If you need a post-Thanksgiving food coma pick-me-up, we've got just the thing: the Free Library Shop ! You can browse through the Free Library Shop… continue reading Free Library Shop: The Perfect Gift for the Holidays

By written by Peter SM    November 29, 2013   

Everyone, OverDrive, the Free Library's primary vendor for ebook and downloadable audiobooks, has emailed us about a security breach of customer data on Adobe servers.  Here is te message… continue reading For OverDrive ebook users: An OverDrive update regarding the reported security breach of Adobe data

By written by Anne L.    November 27, 2013    2

Expounding on recent discussions concerning the Digital Divide , welcome to a new series of blog posts that will discuss the topic of Digital Literacy . Digital literacy can have many layers of… continue reading Introducing Digital Literacy: Here and Now

By written by Debra E. J.    November 26, 2013   

The Free Library is happy to announce the latest addition to our website: the integration of Google Translate ! As part of the Free Library’s strategic plans, it has been a goal to present… continue reading Google Translate Helps to Break Language Barriers on Free Library Website

By written by Peter SM    November 25, 2013    2

Let's go "Around the Web" and check out all the excitement over the next film installment in Suzanne Collins's The Hunger Games trilogy, Catching Fire ! First and foremost, watch… continue reading Around the Web: The Hunger Games Edition

By written by Peter SM    November 22, 2013    3

The Maker Movement has been in full swing at the Free Library! Since September we have been offering afterschool maker programming, with an emphasis on introducing youth in North Philadelphia to… continue reading Putting the “A” in STEM: Creativity and Making at the Free Library of Philadelphia

By written by K-Fai S.    November 20, 2013   

The Free Library’s latest Highlights mix is up on Spotify! If you haven’t given these a listen yet, Highlights are special playlists of, well, highlights , culled from our newest music… continue reading November Highlights from New Albums

By written by Perry G.    November 15, 2013   

“I must do what is right for me,” he muttered under his breath while gathering up his tools and shuttering the shop window.  Jacob Eichholtz was living a double life, and it soon… continue reading I Must Do What Is Right For Me ~ The Jacob Eichholtz Book of Sketches and Painterly Advice

By written by Del-Louise M.    November 14, 2013    1

Earlier this year I read the autobiography Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup and was blown away. While reading the book I often thought about what I learned about slavery in school and the… continue reading 12 Years A Slave and Slave Narratives

By written by Camille T.    November 13, 2013    3

Here are the Top 10 ebooks downloaded from the Free Library's OverDrive Digital Library in October 2013. There were more than 46,000 ebooks checked out and downloaded from both our website and… continue reading Top 10 ebooks OverDrive Digital Library October 2013

By written by Peter SM    November 12, 2013   

Autumn is in full swing, full of colorful leaves and brisk air, and with it the November Early Literacy Calendar from the Free Library of Philadelphia's children's librarians! This… continue reading November 2013 Early Literacy Calendar

By written by Jennifer W.    November 7, 2013   

View and listen to the Top 10 Author Event Podcasts Downloaded in October 2013 . There were more than 29,900 podcast downloads from our website for the month of October. View our full Fall… continue reading Top 10 Author Event Podcasts Downloaded in October 2013

By written by Peter SM    November 6, 2013   

The first part of the story of the Browne Hours was posted on Thursday, October 24 th . For the first part, read here . Thomas Becket, the Archbishop of Canterbury, was killed by four knights… continue reading The Browne Hours, Part II

By written by Katharine C.    November 5, 2013   

I know there are guidelines that say to limit screentime for your kid, but there are some great apps that let a parent (or caregiver) and toddler interact together.  It is fun to draw… continue reading Toddler trick for your iOS devices

By written by Jen W.    November 4, 2013   

Howllo Boils and Ghouls, Do you know what today is? Why, it's Halloween , of course! What better way to celebrate this haunted holiday then with songs about zombies , monsters , grim reapers ,… continue reading Do The Monster Mash with this Halloween Playlist from Free Library's Spotify Channel

By written by Peter SM    October 31, 2013    1

  The Free Library is proud to introduce Leading Voices: Conversations from the C-Suite , a new morning lecture program featuring the brightest minds in business, brought to you by its… continue reading Introducing Leading Voices: Conversations from the C-Suite

By written by Eileen O.    October 29, 2013    5

In addition to the recent design and layout updates on our blog , we've also now added social media sharing buttons and calendar features on various sections throughout the Free Library… continue reading Social Media Sharing Buttons and Calendar Functions Newest Additions to Free Library Website

By written by Peter SM    October 29, 2013    1

If the record breaking season 4 premiere of The Walking Dead is any indication of television viewer's taste, much like the unsatiated and unstoppable creatures themselves, there is no stopping… continue reading Friday Five: Zombies

By written by Peter SM    October 25, 2013    2

A Book of Hours takes its name from the so-called “Little Hours of the Virgin,” a collection of eight prayers that is derived from the Divine Office—the canonical hours observed… continue reading The Browne Hours

By written by Katharine C.    October 24, 2013   

The Free Library of Philadelphia is excited to announce that the 2014 One Book, One Philadelphia featured selection is The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers! Winner of the 2013 PEN/Hemingway Award for… continue reading Announcing the 2014 One Book, One Philadelphia Featured Selection

By written by Michelle S.    October 23, 2013   

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