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What are the kids up to these days? Reading a diverse array of books and graphic novels and watching some clever TV shows and films, as it turns out! Here are our most popular… continue reading Most Circulated Titles at the Free Library, Part III: Children's

By written by Michelle S.    February 17, 2011    5

This week, the House of Representatives will consider two amendments to the FY2011 Continuing Resolution that are critical to libraries: one that would eliminate all Institute of Museum and… continue reading A Call to Action: Future Library Funding in Jeopardy

By written by Michelle S.    February 16, 2011   

Parkway Central's Rare Book Department is mounting a new exhibition of distinctive movie theater lobby cards, now through June 17. “Foyer Entertainment: Movie Lobby Cards from the… continue reading Must See: Rare Book Department's New Exhibition of Vintage Movie Posters

By written by Michelle S.    February 15, 2011    4

Join readers nationwide as Walmart and the Free Library of Philadelphia host the first ever One Book, One Philadelphia online book chat! On Wednesday, February 23, at 2:00 p.m. EST, visit… continue reading Join the First Ever One Book, One Philadelphia Online Book Discussion!

By written by Michelle S.    February 14, 2011    2

Brian Jacques, the acclaimed author of the bestselling and beloved Redwall adventure series of books, passed away suddenly on Saturday, February 5, at the age of 71. Considered a pioneer of… continue reading In Memoriam, Brian Jacques

By written by Michelle S.    February 8, 2011    1

Last Monday, we revealed the most circulated books, DVD films, and DVD television shows for adults at the Free Library in 2010. This week, we're revealing the most… continue reading Most Circulated Titles at the Free Library, Part II: Digital Media

By written by Michelle S.    February 7, 2011    2

Although small children live their lives in the here and now, it’s never too early to start sharing our past with them.  The story of the African American people is fundamental to… continue reading Celebrating Black History Month with Preschool Children

By written by Michelle S.    February 4, 2011    3

With February comes the Chinese New Year, and we're excited to be celebrating here at the Free Library! On Wednesday, February 9 at 12:30 p.m., come celebrate the Chinese New Year and usher in the… continue reading Celebrate the Chinese New Year at Independence Branch!

By written by Michelle S.    February 3, 2011   

Our website is constantly evolving to allow you quick access to our resources, and we love when we get feedback and suggestions from patrons. One patron suggested we provide links on our mobile… continue reading Website Updates - Mobile site and Branch Pages

By written by Camille T.    February 2, 2011    3

Books Aloud! is the Free Library’s early literacy program. The goal of the program is to encourage parents and child care providers to READ, SING, PLAY, TALK, and WRITE with children in the… continue reading Early Literacy Sparks Life Long Learning

By written by Jennifer W.    February 1, 2011    4

We are often asked which titles are the most frequently checked out here at the Free Library. To answer this question, our hardworking Materials Management staff has compiled several lists of the… continue reading Most Circulated Titles at the Free Library, Part I

By written by Michelle S.    January 31, 2011    2

Did you know that Lloyd Alexander was born on January 30, 1924 right here in Philadelphia? The celebrated children’s author published over three dozen books before he died in 2007, including… continue reading Philadelphia, according to Lloyd Alexander

By written by Adrienne P.    January 28, 2011    1

"...But what a gift to give a child, this chance to discover that you can love a book and the characters in it, you can become their friend and share their adventures in your own imagination.… continue reading An Inspiring Speech from Philip Pullman

By written by Michelle S.    January 27, 2011    1

An exciting new savings opportunity is available to all Americans this tax season--the ability to save a portion of your tax refund into U.S. Series I Savings Bonds.  For as little as $50,… continue reading Tax Time Savings Bonds

By written by Michelle S.    January 26, 2011   

This Sunday, January 30, Wonder Spark Puppets will visit the library to present the classic tale Little Red Riding Hood. The puppet show will begin at 2:00 p.m. in the Montgomery Auditorium. This… continue reading Puppet Show!

By written by Jennifer W.    January 25, 2011   

In response to broad audience demand, the Foundation Center has created this spectacular interactive mapping tool.  Designed for all persons interested in the impact of philanthropy around… continue reading Philanthropy In/Sight: Every Picture Tells a Story

By written by Jenn D.    January 24, 2011    2

This morning I was delighted to see the Google Doodle (the image on the homepage of google.com) which honors the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy's inaugration as president. Most people can… continue reading 50th Anniversary of JFK Inaugural

By written by Camille T.    January 20, 2011   

We're excited to celebrate Black History Month at the Free Library of Philadelphia! We have several great programs planned at our neighborhood libraries and at Parkway Central, from poetry… continue reading Black History Month at the Free Library

By written by Michelle S.    January 13, 2011   

On Monday, the American Library Association announced the winners of their Youth Media awards at their midwinter conference in San Diego--where it's currently sunny and 72 degrees, sigh--which… continue reading American Library Association Announces Youth Media Award Winners

By written by Michelle S.    January 12, 2011   

Barnes and Noble is hosting a bookfair fundraising drive to benefit the Free Library of Philadelphia! From January 16-22 -- One Book, One Philadelphia kickoff week--visit the Barnes and Noble… continue reading Barnes and Noble Book Fair Benefitting the Free Library

By written by Michelle S.    January 11, 2011    1

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