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By Camille T.   July 22, 2010    2

Library services may be free, but their value to users is enormous. The Free Library of Philadelphia is working with the Fels Institute of Government to put a value on the resources and services… continue reading

By Michelle S.   July 21, 2010    2

We have some exciting news for smart phone users! If you access the Free Library's website using a web-enabled device, you will find new features tailored for view on your iPhone, Blackberry,… continue reading

By Michelle S.   July 20, 2010    1

“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view, until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.” These words of compassion spoken by… continue reading

By Michelle S.   July 16, 2010    1

Last week, I posted a few of my favorite French films , and this week I thought I'd share some of my favorite films set in London. Click on the film title to request material from the Free… continue reading

By Camille T.   July 14, 2010    5

Starting today you can update the email address we currently have on file for you by logging into your My Account . If you have an email address on file with us, you can: receive email reminders… continue reading

By Alix G.   July 7, 2010    8

On my first day of high school, all freshmen had to select a foreign lanaguage to study. I knew my parents wanted me to take Spanish, but I had my heart set on French. The summer before high… continue reading

By Camille T.   July 7, 2010    4

Head over to Parkway Central Library on Friday, June 2, at 2 p.m. for a special screening of Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief in the Montgomery Auditorium. The film, based on… continue reading

By Alix G.   July 2, 2010    1

Want to learn about the culture, history, and politics in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Central Asia? Then listen to newsmakers@Central including: Andrew Bacevich | The Limits of Power: The End of… continue reading

By Camille T.   June 30, 2010   

You may have heard about the 2010 World Expo that opened in Shanghai in May. Did you know that there was a world expo in Philadelphia in 1876? That exposition celebrated the centennial of the… continue reading

By Karen L.   June 18, 2010    6

Nobel Prize-winning author José Saramago passed away today at the age of 87. The first Portuguese-language writer to win the Nobel Prize, Saramago reached international acclaim with… continue reading

By Shannon G   June 18, 2010    1

I am an iPhone user and recently decided that I had to invest in an iPad as well.  For two weeks I have been exploring everything about my new gadget and have a few tips for Library lovers… continue reading

By Jen W.   June 18, 2010    21

  We love hearing about the many ways the Free Library has impacted individuals across our city and about how much they value our treasured institution. Recently, we were delighted to read an… continue reading

By Alix G.   June 17, 2010    7

Aspiring writers and avid readers, take note! Next Tuesday, Oak Lane Branch is hosting an evening with the Liars Club , a group of local authors. Don’t miss your chance to learn about the… continue reading

By Shannon G   June 17, 2010    4

It’s the summer time and I’m sure you’re eager to pull the grill out of the garage or lug it from the basement, but you know what goes best with a barbeque (besides being with… continue reading

By Camille T.   June 11, 2010    12

Have you had the chance to be a part of the discussion about the Free Library of the 21st Century this spring? If not, be sure to make it the June 9th event at the Martin Luther King, Jr. High… continue reading

By Shannon G   June 4, 2010    4

As you may have noticed, we recently revamped our homepage . Today, our beta-testing period has come to an end, and the homepage is now permanent! We appreciate all of the feedback you’ve… continue reading

By Shannon G   June 3, 2010   

The popular HBO television series True Blood based on The Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris has developed a huge fan base. Season 3 of the series will begin airing June 13, but while we… continue reading

By Camille T.   May 27, 2010    6

We encourage all of the Free Library of Philadelphia customers and supporters to contact your elected city official and ask that they go back to the table and continue to work to resolve the… continue reading

By Shannon G   May 21, 2010   

Local businesses are stepping up for the second year in a row and helping the Free Library line its shelves with 10,000 new books during the “ 10,000 Books for Children ” book drive!… continue reading

By Shannon G   May 17, 2010    3

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