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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

Here at the Central Children’s Department, we are celebrating the New Year with lots and lots of new graphic novels for kids . New installments of your favorite series, adaptations of other… continue reading New Graphic Novels for Kids

By written by Joel N.    January 10, 2011    3

We just launched a new RSS feed for our Digital Collections . The feed posts images recently added to our collection so you can stay up to date with our extensive collection. Check out: Digital… continue reading New Digital Collections RSS Feed

By written by Camille T.    January 7, 2011    1

This February, publisher NewSouth Books is issuing an updated edition combining two of Mark Twain's classic novels, Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer.  Usually, updated editions of classic… continue reading Something's Missing in the Latest Edition of Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer

By written by Michelle S.    January 6, 2011    2

The Free Library of Philadelphia is pleased to present More Than a Pretty Face, an annotated exhibition of unique African masks from the collection of Mary Sue and Paul Peter Rosen, M.D. This… continue reading New Exhibition of African Masks Opens at Parkway Central

By written by Michelle S.    January 5, 2011   

The Free Library of Philadelphia will celebrate the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. throughout the month of January with a variety of exciting programming for children and adults.… continue reading Free Library Celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

By written by Michelle S.    January 4, 2011    5

There's a new online community for young writers creating quite a buzz -- figment.com . Created by Jacob Lewis, former managing editor at The New Yorker and New Yorker staff writer Dana… continue reading New Online Community for the Teen Literati

By written by Michelle S.    January 3, 2011    2

New Year’s Resolutions can be great ways to add new things into your life. This year try to find a time each day when you and your children can share books. Try out one of these times and… continue reading New Year’s Resolution – Share Books with Kids!

By written by Chris C.    December 30, 2010    1

The New York Times presented a video series called " Fourteen Actors Acting " which simply showcases actors portraying classic screen types you might see in films. Here are a couple of… continue reading Actors Acting

By written by Camille T.    December 29, 2010   

The National Film Registry Board under the Library of Congress selected 25 films they deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" for the 2010 year. I was happy to… continue reading Films Inducted into the 2010 National Film Registry

By written by Camille T.    December 28, 2010    3

If you're anything like me, you've read a ton of series books. And then you come to the end, or you've read all the available books and are waiting for the author to write more. So you move on to… continue reading Great Website for Series Readers

By written by Dena    December 23, 2010    5

The library continues to expand its collection of ebook titles. We now have close to 4,000 books available for you to download to your new ereader. Compatible ebook reading devices are listed… continue reading So you might get an ereader for Christmas? (or you are hoping to?)

By written by Jen W.    December 21, 2010    3

Just in time for the holidays, you can now download ebooks to your iPhone, iPod Touch and Android device ! It only appears to work  with EPUB formatted ebooks, not PDFs, at this… continue reading iPhone and Android devices can read ebooks!

By written by Jen W.    December 20, 2010    7

In 1972, the Philadelphia Recreation Department was invited by the Pennsylvania Ballet to participate in a Nutcracker doll contest, in which people would imagine and create their own doll based on… continue reading Parkway Central Children's Department Hosts Handmade Nutcracker Display

By written by Michelle S.    December 17, 2010    3

Shopping just got easier! Give the Gift of Reading, and share the joy of reading! As Cicero said, “A home without books is a body without soul.” The Materials Management… continue reading Give the Gift of Reading!

By written by Michelle S.    December 15, 2010   

We are very happy to announce that a new exhibit featuring the work of children's book author and illustrator Tomi Ungerer has just been installed on the ground floor of the Parkway Central… continue reading New Tomi Ungerer Exhibit

By written by Adrienne P.    December 14, 2010   

Today, at the Lillian Marrero Branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia, Mayor Nutter named Dr. Judith Renyi as the new Executive Director of the Mayor's Commission on Literacy (MCOL), which… continue reading Mayor Announces New Executive Director of Mayor's Commission on Literacy

By written by Michelle S.    December 13, 2010    2

If you’ve been following us on Facebook, you know that we archivists are in a holiday mood. The authors whose papers we're processing also had a soft spot for Christmas. They made… continue reading Christmas in the Archives

By written by Adrienne P.    December 9, 2010   

Growing up, I always placed myself on the Rolling Stones side of the Stones v. Beatles debate. My mom is a big Stones fan, and I grew up listening to their music quite a bit. Not that I wasn't… continue reading In Praise of The Beatles

By written by Michelle S.    December 8, 2010    1

Oprah recently chose two books by Charles Dickens-- A Tale of Two Cities and Great Expectations --as her next book club selections. I've enjoyed Dickens since I was a child, beginning with A… continue reading Charles Dickens and the Free Library

By written by Michelle S.    December 7, 2010    2

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