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The Memorial Day holiday weekend is here and with it the unofficial start of the summer season! Besides most people being off from work, "goin' down the shore" for some sun and fun,… continue reading Friday Five: How-To's for Your B-B-Q!

By written by Peter SM    May 24, 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 K-Fai!

By written by Michelle S.    May 23, 2013   

OverDrive will release an updated version of the OverDrive Media Console (OMC) mobile app for iOS and Android (v2.6.5) on Tuesday, May 28. This change will effect people who use the Overdrive app… continue reading Updated Overdrive Mobile Apps Coming Tuesday 5/28/13

By written by Jamie W.    May 23, 2013    2

Did you know that last week was Children’s Book Week, the longest running literacy initiative in the US? Fear not, Free Library staff has curated “Oh, the places you’ll go”… continue reading Children's Book Week Virtual Exhibit

By written by Kate E.    May 22, 2013   

Google recently announced updates to their Maps API script, with more updates planned this summer for their overall Maps platform. The Free Library uses this API to display Google Maps in various… continue reading Free Library Google Maps Upgrade and New Features

By written by Peter SM    May 21, 2013   

2013 marks the 6th annual Philly Beer Week . What began as a “what if discussion” between a Daily News reporter and some bar owners has now grown into an annual event with more than… continue reading Celebrate Philly Beer Week at the Free Library

By written by Daniel S.    May 20, 2013   

The Criterion Collection is widely known as one of the most eclectic film collections ever assembled. For close to 30 years, they've specialized in showcasing and curating cult, foreign, and… continue reading Friday Five: Criterion Collection Cult Movies

By written by Peter SM    May 17, 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 Adam!

By written by Michelle S.    May 16, 2013    1

As part of its 21st Century Libraries initiative, the Free Library will be holding a series of forums to welcome feedback from community members about how they use and value their neighborhood… continue reading Upcoming Community Forums

By written by Michelle S.    May 16, 2013   

In our continual effort to better serve you, a team of librarians has recently taken a fresh look at our many electronic resources and databases, and has recommended some changes. Public… continue reading Changes Coming to Our Electronic Resources and Databases

By written by Jamie W.    May 15, 2013    32

This is a great time for music lovers. Not so long ago, we had relatively few choices when it came to how we heard our music. We could buy it, which is ideal if you’re sure you’re… continue reading Music Everywhere

By written by Jamie W.    May 15, 2013    17

The Free Library Mobile Services page has recently been updated! There are new step-by-step instructions and screenshots illustrating how to access and bookmark the Free Library's mobile… continue reading Free Library Mobile Services at the Tap of Your Finger!

By written by Peter SM    May 14, 2013    1

You may have noticed a construction crane towering over Parkway Central Library today. That crane is lifting steel into place as part of work being done to the third and fourth floors of Parkway… continue reading Parkway Central Library Renovations Update

By written by Michelle S.    May 13, 2013   

The Phillies are going to bat for literacy! On July 10, join the Free Library as the Phillies take on the Nationals at Citizens Bank Park. All net proceeds from tickets purchased through this… continue reading Root, Root, Root for the Home Team!

By written by Alix G.    May 13, 2013   

Beginning on Saturday, May 18th at 5:00 p.m., Free Library IT staff will be performing a software upgrade and system maintenance on our online catalog. The upgrade is essential to keep our catalog… continue reading Software Upgrade Beginning Saturday, May 18th

By written by Peter SM    May 10, 2013   

A true legend of the silver screen passed away earlier this week, and while you may not know his name or what he looks like, chances are if you've ever watched a science fiction, fantasy, or… continue reading Visual Effects Pioneer Ray Harryhausen R.I.P. 1920 - 2013

By written by Peter SM    May 9, 2013   

Another resource and ally in the Open Data movement (as I've written about in previous blog posts ) has popped up online as of last week: CultureBlocks.com . CultureBlocks is a free web-based… continue reading Arts, Culture, and Creativity Mapped Out on CultureBlocks

By written by Peter SM    May 8, 2013   

Congratulations on your new e-reader, tablet, or mobile device! We hope you enjoy borrowing digital items from the Free Library of Philadelphia. Here's a quick guide to get you on your… continue reading New to Ebooks? Start Here

By written by Jamie W.    May 7, 2013    18

May is here with its blossoming trees and warm, elongated days that make for the most enjoyable bike rides. Did you know that May is National Bike Month? It's a great time of the year to… continue reading Break out the tricycles, May is National Biking Month!

By written by Kate E.    May 5, 2013    1

Iron Man 3 rockets onto screens today and ushers in the 2013 summer movie season. Superheroes are at the forefront of the box office again this summer with Man of Steel , the newest entry in the… continue reading Friday Five: Superhero Movies

By written by Peter SM    May 3, 2013   

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