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The Technology Learning Collaborative , an association of service organizations from throughout Philadelphia committed to leveraging technology resources to reduce poverty, improve public… continue reading Poverty, Digital Literacy, and Digital Inclusion Topics of Discussion at TLC Conference

By written by Peter SM    October 23, 2013    3

What’s the best thing about October? All together now… HALLOWEEN! Get ready for some spooky fun with these frighteningly good books, CDs and DVDs.  Available right now at the… continue reading Time for Halloween!

By written by Monica C.    October 16, 2013   

I was only a little girl when my Grammy had me kneel before her in their little church.  She anointed my  forehead with oil, and laid her hands on me.  I was sick, but I can’t… continue reading MAGICAL CHARMS ~ MEDICAL CURES

By written by Del-Louise M.    October 15, 2013    2

With luck, the government shutdown will be a thing of the past very soon, but until then, remember that you can rely on the Free Library for many of your information needs.  For… continue reading Online Census Data during the Government Shutdown

By written by Jamie W.    October 15, 2013   

View the Top 10 Author Event Podcasts Downloaded in September 2013 . There were more than 34,000 podcast downloads from our website for the month of September! View our full Fall schedule and… continue reading Top 10 Author Event Podcasts Downloaded in September 2013

By written by Peter SM    October 15, 2013   

Looking out the window across the city on a rainy and dreary day, my mind always turns to Poe. What better author to shine a creepy candlelight on at this time of year than Edgar Allan Poe ? The… continue reading Edgar Allan Poetry

By written by Peter SM    October 11, 2013   

In July we introduced our Spotify Channel with a playlist of highlights from our May 2013 acquisitions , as well as a playlist of Local Favorites .  Then in August , we unveiled Live from the… continue reading Highlights from New Albums in our Collection

By written by Adam F.    October 11, 2013   

With nights growing longer and Halloween only a few weeks away, it’s the perfect time of year to settle in for a scary movie. Mention horror movies to some people, though, and the reactions… continue reading “Everyone’s entitled to one good scare.”

By written by Cameron D.    October 10, 2013    2

You've asked for it and now it's finally happened. Beginning this week you will be able to renew your downloadable Free Library ebooks and audiobooks from OverDrive. … continue reading Overdrive renewals are here at last!

By written by Jamie W.    October 9, 2013    3

If you haven't viewed our Extras page in a while, we've recently updated it again with some new autumn-themed digital images from our various digital collections , including our vast… continue reading Fall into these cool web extras!

By written by Peter SM    October 8, 2013   

Earlier this week, best-selling author Tom Clancy passed away at the age of 66 . Whether it was his technically detailed espionage and military thrillers, the many films adapted from said novels,… continue reading Friday Five: Tom Clancy

By written by Peter SM    October 4, 2013    1

The Free Library of Philadelphia has decided not to continue with our subscription to Mergent Online. While the Mergent/Moody's Digital Manuals will continue to be available, researchers who… continue reading Attention Business Researchers - Changes Coming to Our Subscription Databases

By written by Jamie W.    October 4, 2013   

This summer through an opportunity from the Maker Ed Initiative and a Project:Connect grant , we partnered with the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education and Design… continue reading Connected Messages: Youth-Created Interactive Murals at the Free Library

By written by K-Fai S.    October 3, 2013   

The doorbell rings. I walk through the hallway to answer it. Although I’ve done this walk repeatedly over the years, this time something is different. This one book catches the corner of my… continue reading A Book Rediscovered

By written by Joe S.    October 3, 2013    2

Last week we learned that Penguin Books (which recently merged with Random House Books to form Penguin Random House) will once again make their ebooks available to libraries. Penguin has also… continue reading Penguin Ebooks Once Again Available to Libraries

By written by Jamie W.    October 2, 2013   

Here are the Top 10 ebooks downloaded from the Free Library's OverDrive Digital Library in September 2013. There were more than 44,450 ebooks checked out and downloaded from both our website… continue reading Top 10 ebooks OverDrive Digital Library September 2013

By written by Peter SM    October 2, 2013   

Did you know? October is National-Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month , so if you’re thinking of adding a new furry member to your family, now is the perfect time to do it.  Of course, bringing a… continue reading Go, Dog, Go!

By written by Monica C.    October 2, 2013   

Beginning October 15 through May 1, the Free Library of Philadelphia will be moving some 500,000 volumes currently housed in its closed storage book stacks at the Parkway Central Library to the… continue reading Parkway Central Library to Move Material from Closed Storage Stacks to New Free Library Operations Center at Southbank

By written by Michelle S.    October 1, 2013    7

In Stephen King's short story, Sometimes They Come Back , ghosts and demons haunt a man who is forced to confront his traumatic past. It would seem Stephen King is living out one of his own… continue reading Friday Five: Stephen King

By written by Peter SM    September 27, 2013    3

Let's go "Around the Blogs" and check out some recent topics of interest from the tech, literary, library, and arts and entertainment sections of the World Wide Web. It's Banned… continue reading Around the Blogs

By written by Peter SM    September 24, 2013   

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