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See update to this story (10/2/2013) Yesterday, we were pleased to learn that Hachette, one of the “Big 6” publishers in the United States, will now sell their full catalog of ebook… continue reading Publishers Warming to Library Ebook Lending

By written by Jamie W.    May 2, 2013   

Here are the Top 10 ebooks downloaded from Free Library's OverDrive Digital Library in April 2013. There were more than 850 ebooks checked out and downloaded for the month! This following list… continue reading Top 10 ebooks OverDrive Digital Library April 2013

By written by Peter SM    May 1, 2013   

Teen Tuesday celebrated National Poetry Month with a Spine Poetry Photo Shoot. Let's see your spine poems!   continue reading Spine Poetry Photo Shoot

By written by Aurora S.    April 29, 2013   

"Humor is mankind's greatest blessing." - Mark Twain Did you know that besides being National Poetry Month and some other unique "holidays" such as National Peanut Butter… continue reading Have a Laugh; It's National Humor Month : D

By written by Peter SM    April 26, 2013    1

If you attended any of the recent Philadelphia Book Festival events, or are planning on attending any of the remaining Philadelphia Science Week or Philly Tech Week events, you've probably… continue reading Free Library Branches and Departments on Facebook

By written by Peter SM    April 24, 2013   

Yesterday was the 43rd anniversary of the Earth Day. Individuals across the globe took place in a variety of celebrations. "The first Earth Day on April 22, 1970, activated 20 million… continue reading Earth Day 2013- Continue to Celebrate

By written by Andrea Z.    April 23, 2013   

  Please join us in welcoming the latest addition to Parkway Central's Philbrick Hall team. Patrice is the new Teen Center Specialist, and she'll be hanging out in the Teen Center… continue reading Meet Patrice!

By written by Dena    April 22, 2013   

Dear Android Lovers, We know you want to read fantastic library ebooks and listen to great audiobooks on your device and now, it couldn't easier. Wth the free Overdrive Media Console app, you… continue reading Want library ebooks on your Android? There's an app for that!

By written by Jamie W.    April 18, 2013   

The Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation is incredibly excited to announce their intent to merge with The Rosenbach Museum & Library, creating The Rosenbach of the Free Library of… continue reading Announcing The Rosenbach of the Free Library Foundation

By written by Eileen O.    April 17, 2013   

Librarians at the Parkway Central Music Department are rolling out a new media literacy program for teens.  Music Critics' Roundtable offers young people a chance to share music with each… continue reading Music Critics' Roundtable for the Elementary Set

By written by Adam F.    April 17, 2013   

Calling all tech enthusiasts, digital strategists, web entrepreneurs, online editors, software developers, web designers, engineers, bloggers, hackers, gamers, students, and gadget geeks all… continue reading Philly Tech Week 2013 Featured Events @ Free Library

By written by Peter SM    April 16, 2013    1

"The only reason for time is so that everything doesn't happen at once." - Albert Einstein When Albert Einstein gave us his general relativity equation,   E = mc2 he… continue reading Time Travel

By written by Camille T.    April 12, 2013    2

In preparation for the dismantling of the book stacks at Parkway Central, we've been surveying the "Art Lewis" books in the stacks. These are books from John Frederick Lewis's… continue reading Amazing findings in books in the stacks

By written by Karen L.    April 11, 2013   

If you haven't viewed our Extras page in a while, we've recently updated it with some new spring-themed photos from our various digital collections . Add a touch of spring to your desktop,… continue reading Pinteresting Spring Extras

By written by Peter SM    April 9, 2013   

The Borneman Pennsylvania German Collection at the Free Library of Philadelphia is very fortunate to have a very small manuscript, Borneman Ms. 99, about 4" x 3 "  in size, entitled… continue reading What to Say While Fastening the Garland to the Gable

By written by Del-Louise M.    April 8, 2013   

April is National Poetry Month! Sharing poems and songs with your preschool-aged children helps get them ready to read. Nursery rhymes and nonsense verse are especially great in the way they… continue reading Preschool Poetry

By written by Sarah S.    April 8, 2013    2

A feature in the most recent issue of Wired magazine proclaims that we are in the "platinum age of television ", a progression over the past decade or so in the rise of quality… continue reading The Return of Mad Men

By written by Peter SM    April 5, 2013   

On Sunday March 24th, Bassoonist Raymundo Jacinto and the Parkway Central’s Music Department introduced the first experiment in what we hope will become a series of monthly readings and… continue reading Introducing... Readings from the Chamber Music Collection

By written by Adam F.    April 5, 2013    3

This year, celebrate National Library Week (April 14-20) at any of the Free Library of Philadelphia’s 54 locations city-wide. If you’re looking for literacy-rich, fun activities for… continue reading National Library Week for Preschool Children

By written by Sarah S.    April 4, 2013   

"Be not inhospitable to strangers, lest they be angels in disguise."   So reads the memorable inscription above the door of Shakespeare & Company , one of my favorite… continue reading Summer in the City

By written by Nani M.    April 3, 2013   

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