Just minutes ago, the Pennsylvania State senate passed bill 1828 by a vote of 32 to 17. For all of you who have been following the saga over the city's budget crisis, this is indeed the… continue reading

By Kathleen   September 17, 2009    63

If the Pennsylvania Senate does not pass House Bill 1828 by Friday morning, September 18, the City of Philadelphia will issue layoff notices to 3,000 employees, including most of the staff of the… continue reading

By Kathleen   September 16, 2009    5

While a vote on House Bill 1828 has not be scheduled (as of the time of this posting), we are monitoring the situation closely and will share with you any news that we receive.… continue reading

By Kathleen   September 15, 2009    3

  Now for some positive news about the Free Library of Philadelphia (finally). The Library and the Mayor’s Office just named Marjane Satrapi’s The Complete… continue reading

By Shannon G   September 15, 2009    6

The news that the entire Free Library of Philadelphia system is in jeopardy of closing on October 2 has resonated throughout the virtual world. People are expressing their dismay over the loss of… continue reading

By Kathleen   September 14, 2009    2

The current stalemate in Harrisburg over the two requests for legislation to help the City's budget will cause 53 Library facilities to close at the end of the day Friday, October 2nd unless… continue reading

By Sandy H.   September 11, 2009    4

EBSCO is now offering free access to Swine Flu research . This free flu information is grouped by information for physicians, nurses and patients.  The patient information is available in 17… continue reading

By Jen W.   September 9, 2009    7

With the help of devoted Library customers, Free Library of Philadelphia President and Director Siobhan A. Reardon cut the ribbon on a specialized department for older adults in the Parkway… continue reading

By Shannon G   August 31, 2009    1

The Free Library of Philadelphia is full of stories—mysteries, autobiographies, romances, and Pulitzer Prize winners are just a few of the tales residing on our bookshelves. But the most… continue reading

By Shannon G   August 4, 2009    14

Today we were extremely disheartened to learn how dire the city’s financial situation is because the State has not yet passed a State budget. Along with many other very severe cuts, Mayor… continue reading

By Shannon G   July 30, 2009   

Free Library fans who take home stacks of books week after week may have met their match. Louise Brown, a 91-year-old resident of Stranraer, Scotland, is about to take home her 25,000th library… continue reading

By Shannon G   July 29, 2009    4

Fans, family, and friends mourn the passing of author E. Lynn Harris, who died on Thursday, July 23, 2009 in Los Angeles at the age of 54. The author of 11 novels, including Invisible Life and A… continue reading

By Shannon G   July 28, 2009   

Did you know that German immigrants started towns in Pennsylvania as early as 1683? If you have German ancestry, you might be able to connect with your Pennsylvania German heritage using the… continue reading

By Shari K.   July 24, 2009    10

“Find what you love, and do it.” Author Frank McCourt relayed this advice while speaking to thousands of graduating students at my college commencement ceremony. McCourt, who passed… continue reading

By Shannon G   July 20, 2009    7

New this summer, an exhibit in the Parkway Central Library explores the history and meaning behind the hairstyles of African women. African Hair Styles: Culture and Consciousness features a range… continue reading

By Shannon G   July 1, 2009    8

Philadelphia is a big music town, and we are home to many musical talents such as opera singer Marian Anderson , pop sensation Frankie Avalon , jazz legends John Coltrane , Grover Washington and… continue reading

By Camille T.   June 30, 2009    13

On June 3rd the Lovett Branch located in Mt. Airy went to the dogs! Guests learned about greyhound rescue efforts with a presentation by Citizens Against Greyhound Racing and got to meet some of… continue reading

By Camille T.   June 23, 2009    5

Step back in time and explore the Philadelphia of yesterday using the Free Library of Philadelphia's Historical Images of Philadelphia digital collection with Google Maps. A portion of our records… continue reading

By Jim L.   June 15, 2009    11

This morning, NBC’s Today Show explored the current state of libraries across the country—much like the Free Library of Philadelphia, the libraries profiled in the segment are… continue reading

By Shannon G   June 11, 2009    1

Need a quick answer to a question to settle that office debate? Need to know when Parkway Central Closes or when Northeast Regional Library opens? With the Free Library of Philadelphia's new… continue reading

By Administrator   June 3, 2009    5

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