Want to know what your neighborhood looked like in the late 1800s? Now you can! The Free Library of Philadelphia recently added more than 1,600 historic photographs from the Historical Images of… continue reading

By Shannon G   May 13, 2010    1

This spring, we’re partnering with Mayor Nutter and the Friends of the Free Library to host a series of public forums on “Libraries of the Future.” These forums, which are being… continue reading

By Shannon G   May 3, 2010   

The Regional Foundation Cente r of the Free Library of Philadelphia is celebrating our 36th year of informing the nonprofit community.  If you are a new or emerging nonprofit organization,… continue reading

By Jenn D.   April 28, 2010    2

By day, they are bestselling authors. By night, they turn into jamming rockstars. Each year, the Rock Bottom Remainders put down their pens and pick up their instruments to play a tour of benefit… continue reading

By Shannon G   April 20, 2010    5

The Regional Foundation Center (RFC) of the Free Library of Philadelphia is celebrating our 36th year of informing the nonprofit community.  Please join us for our 6th annual Nonprofit… continue reading

By Jenn D.   April 15, 2010    2

Court cases can sum up the events and movements swirling through a given period of history. They can distill important issues, as well as demonstrate the origins of legal rights we take for… continue reading

By Joe S.   April 7, 2010    1

On the first Saturday of the month, Jack Moore and I host Discoveries from the Fleisher Collection on WRTI 90.1 FM in Philadelphia and on the all-classical webstream at wrti.org . We also… continue reading

By Kile S.   March 31, 2010   

MYTH: I can’t afford to go to college. FACT: College can be an affordable option. With the rising price tags on colleges and universities, it’s easy to believe that higher education is… continue reading

By Theresa R.   March 22, 2010    11

Last year, a pair of red-tailed hawks made a nest on a window ledge at the Franklin Institute, just across from the Parkway Central Library in Logan Circle. With the help of a webcam,… continue reading

By Carolyn P.   March 22, 2010    3

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! In honor of the all-things-Irish holiday, we are thrilled to announce that later this Spring, our very own President and Director Siobhan A. Reardon will be honored… continue reading

By Shannon G   March 17, 2010    4

I love watching the Oscars . I enjoy the pre-show glitz of the red carpet and listening to the opening monologue of the host - not to mention the excitement of who will win! This year there are 10… continue reading

By Camille T.   March 5, 2010    11

Greater Olney Branch recently received a facelift with the help of the Mural Arts Program and the North Fifth Street Revitalization Project. Together, the groups created a mural for… continue reading

By Shannon G   March 1, 2010   

The Free Library recently released its own mobile friendly version of our library catalog .  You can access it by clicking on the "Mobile" link on the top of all our web… continue reading

By Jen W.   February 25, 2010    25

Attention film aficionados! The Free Library’s third annual One Film program officially began last night with a screening of the selected film: Waltz with Bashir . Directed by Ari Folman,… continue reading

By Shannon G   February 18, 2010    5

Through generous funding from the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA), the Free Library of Philadelphia is offering free Financial Literacy workshops at the five branch locations… continue reading

By Theresa R.   February 17, 2010    1

Salinger fan? Curious about the self-imposed recluse’s life? The Morgan Library and Museum in Manhattan is preparing for an exhibition of 11 letters written by J.D. Salinger to his friend… continue reading

By Shannon G   February 12, 2010    1

Just because the Free Library's 54 locations are closed on Wednesday and Thursday, February 10 and 11, doesn't mean that you can't enjoy all that we have to offer! Our online resources are still… continue reading

By Shannon G   February 10, 2010    6

Author, teacher, historian, and political activist Howard Zinn died of a heart attack on Wednesday at age 87. Famous for his bestselling look at history— A People’s History of the… continue reading

By Shannon G   January 29, 2010    4

POWER Library has provided the public and school libraries within Pennsylvania with access to many valuable resources for years.  The Office of Commonwealth Libraries has just announced that… continue reading

By Jen W.   January 29, 2010    6

The literary world lost an important player on Wednesday when J.D. Salinger passed away at the age of 91. The author of The Catcher in the Rye , Franny and Zooey , Nine Stories , and Raise High… continue reading

By Shannon G   January 28, 2010    5

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