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Welcome to the first 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 Introducing the Philadelphia Youth Network Bloggers!

By written by Michelle S.    July 12, 2013   

Get ready to rock, roll, dance, and dream this summer as our Sundays on Stage FREE perfomance series returns in July and August!   July 14 th Two of a Kind presents, “I Dig… continue reading Sundays on Stage returns for the Summer!

By written by Rachel F.    July 10, 2013    2

Here are the Top 10 ebooks downloaded from the Free Library's OverDrive Digital Library in June 2013. Taking the top spot for the month was Neil Gaiman's newest novel The Ocean at the End… continue reading Top 10 ebooks OverDrive Digital Library June 2013

By written by Peter SM    July 9, 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! Each month, the Free Library's Early Literacy… continue reading July 2013 Early Literacy Calendar

By written by Andrea Z.    July 3, 2013   

The Free Library’s newest virtual library is now at the Philadelphia International Airport ! Located in the Terminal D/E connector, the Library’s free, high-speed Wi-Fi welcomes users… continue reading Free Library Taking Flight at Philadelphia International Airport

By written by Michelle S.    July 2, 2013    5

Today the Free Library unveils a new resource for listeners.  Please welcome Free Library Spotify to our community of electronic resources.  If you haven’t already registered for… continue reading Introducing... Free Library of Philadelphia Spotify

By written by Adam F.    July 2, 2013    4

July is a month full of celebrations. In the United States, the most popular day in July is Independence Day, July 4th, when we celebrate the signing of the Declaration of Independence and the… continue reading Encourage Independence!

By written by Susan B.    July 1, 2013   

Last month we blogged about  changes coming to our electronic resources and databases .  A few of those changes will take effect this week. First of all though, we are happy to report… continue reading UPDATE - Changes Coming to Our Electronic Resources and Databases

By written by Jamie W.    June 28, 2013   

Sometimes it really is the little things in life that matter.  This I learned recently while trying to identify the record keeper of Borneman Ms 152 from the Henry Stauffer Borneman… continue reading It’s the Little Things in Life That Matter ~ The Jacob Anthony Grist Mill Ledger, 1842-1868

By written by Del-Louise M.    June 27, 2013   

As reported on this blog back in March, Google Reader announced that they were shutting down their Google Reader service as of July 1st, 2013 . Once we went through the five stages of grief, we… continue reading Alternative RSS Readers to Replace Google Reader

By written by Peter SM    June 25, 2013   

We've all been there: One chapter from the end of a great book, and the pile of on-deck reads atop the bedside table looking awfully slim. The anxiety of not having something to read starts to… continue reading Attention Readers: Your New Favorite Book Is Here

By written by Jamie W.    June 24, 2013    1

Summer is here!  Did you sign your child up for the Summer Reading Game ?  Take a trip to the library and be sure to sign up.  Have you been using our literacy calendar with your… continue reading Summer Fun

By written by Megan W.    June 22, 2013   

Think of two or three of the most critically-lauded groups in the canon of rock music.  Got some?  Now, were there any women in those bands you imagined?  It's no secret:… continue reading An Instrument Share with Girls Rock Philly!

By written by Perry G.    June 21, 2013   

Neil Gaiman has just released his newest book, The Ocean at the End of the Lane , and to say that a number of us here at the Free Library are beyond excited to read it would be an understatement!… continue reading Friday Five: Neil Gaiman

By written by Peter SM    June 21, 2013   

You may have noticed a few of our librarians' shining faces around town lately on buses, billboards, subway placards, and more, as part of our ad campaign in partnership with ADLOOP. We… continue reading Check Us Out: Meet Khaleef!

By written by Michelle S.    June 20, 2013   

Celebrate the long summer nights with Moonight Movies from Mt. Airy USA! Beginning Friday, June 21 and running through Friday, August 16, Moonlight Movies will be shown at 8:30 p.m. in the park… continue reading Moonight Movies in Mt. Airy Returns to Lovett Library!

By written by Eileen O.    June 17, 2013   

2013 marks the 75th anniversary of "The Man of Steel," "The Last Son of Krypton," "The Man of Tomorrow"; the quintessential figure that helped invent the entire comic… continue reading Friday Five: Superman

By written by Peter SM    June 14, 2013    1

You may have noticed a few of our librarians' shining faces around town lately on buses, billboards, subway placards, and more, as part of our ad campaign in partnership with ADLOOP. We… continue reading Check Us Out: Meet Karin!

By written by Michelle S.    June 13, 2013   

Online Summer Reading is in full swing right now here at the Free Library with kids, teens, and adults from all over Philadelphia reading as much as they can all summer long to meet our… continue reading Find Summer Reading Booklists Instantly In Our Online Catalog

By written by Peter SM    June 12, 2013    1

In celebration of GLBTQ Pride Month, the Independence Library , 18 South 7th Street, will host a casual dessert and coffee social on Friday, June 28 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Our library is the home… continue reading Celebrate Pride Month and the Barbara Gittings GLBTQ Collection

By written by Independence Branch Library    June 12, 2013   

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