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Today we're at 25th and Lehigh, serving One Day at a Time Recovery and other recovery houses in this neighborhood, providing access and assistance for people getting online for the first time,… continue reading Meet LiLi, the Techmobile's Pal in Canada

By written by Joel N.    June 8, 2012    1

Beach season is almost here, and what better way to get ready for it than a terrific book?  Here are three great beach-themed books, all available through the Free Library of Philadelphia ,… continue reading It's Beach Time!

By written by Megan W.    June 8, 2012   

The Free Library's Living Library event, to be held on Wednesday, June 20, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. in Parkway Central's Room 108, promises to bring together people from all walks of life to… continue reading The Free Library's Living Library: Participant Sneak Peek- The Science Version

By written by Grace R.    June 7, 2012   

“Without libraries what have we? We have no past and no future.” Ray Bradbury, author of Farenheit-451 , passed away Tuesday night, June 4, in California. He was 91. Born in Waukegan,… continue reading In Memoriam: Ray Bradbury

By written by Eileen O.    June 6, 2012    1

Beware!  Lions, tigers and bears have been found in the Rare Book Department at the Free Library of Philadelphia.  Before making this discovery several weeks ago I wouldn’t have… continue reading Beware! Lions, Tigers and Bears in the Rare Book Department

By written by Del-Louise M.    June 5, 2012    1

The Techmobile is parked outside the third base gate at Citizens Bank Park, helping welcome Phillies fans to the game tonight as they face off against the Marlins. (OK--we're welcoming… continue reading The Fightin' Techmobile

By written by Joel N.    June 1, 2012   

Last week, the Techmobile traveled to North Second Street to participate in the Food Trust's Night Market , a "roving street fair celebrating the city's ethnic restaurants, gourmet… continue reading E-books, Food Trucks, and the Night Market

By written by Joel N.    May 31, 2012    5

Philly Beer Week  begins this Friday, June 1 st  and continues through Sunday, June 10th.  To many in our area, especially Philly Beer Geeks, it’s the most exciting ten days… continue reading Get Ready for Beer Week

By written by Daniel S.    May 30, 2012   

Happy post-Memorial Day short week, everyone! With summer blazing forth in all of its glory, you might be contemplating a trip to different climes. Wonder what it's like traversing the open… continue reading The Free Library's Living Library: Participant Sneak Preview, Round 2

By written by Grace R.    May 29, 2012    2

You’ve probably noticed the video below cropping up on our site as you’ve searched for ebooks lately.  While we can’t take credit for this terrific video – that honor… continue reading The Free Library Joins the Ebooks For Libraries Movement

By written by Jamie W.    May 24, 2012    2

In a previous post, I wrote about researching the personal and professional life of Philadelphia writer, actor, and comedian, Ed Wynn (1886-1966). A versatile and adaptable performer with… continue reading “The Perfect Fool” Lives On Part II

By written by Caitlin G.    May 23, 2012   

Happy Tuesday, everyone! In case you haven't heard already, Parkway Central is planning a sure-to-be-amazing Living Library event for Wednesday, June 20. In anticipation of this exciting… continue reading The Free Library's "Living Library": Participant Sneak Preview

By written by Grace R.    May 22, 2012    1

This past year, I had the privilege of processing and creating a finding aid for the papers of Ed Wynn (1886-1966), an actor, writer, and comedian from Philadelphia, as part of an internship… continue reading “The Perfect Fool” Lives On Part I

By written by Caitlin G.    May 22, 2012    2

Did you know that May 23rd is World Turtle Day? Since 1990, the American Tortoise Rescue has designated this date to "bring attention to turtle conservation issues and highlightn ways each of… continue reading Happy World Turtle Day!

By written by Sarah S.    May 18, 2012    2

We have had a busy and adventurous week aboard the Techmobile. From geography and map literacy programs for third graders to lots of open access time where adults registered for online banking… continue reading Dispatches from the Techmobile

By written by Joel N.    May 16, 2012    2

It may seem obvious – but wordless picture books are books with no words! Since there is no text, wordless picture books are a great way to share books with children -- you… continue reading Fun With Wordless Picture Books!

By written by Rachel F.    May 15, 2012    4

Children's Book Week was established in 1919 and almost from the beginning the Children's Book Council enlisted an illustrator each year to design a commemorative Children's Book Week… continue reading Children's Book Week Posters

By written by Andrea Z.    May 10, 2012   

Everyone has a story worth sharing and hearing. Discover more about the lives of those around you at the Free Library's first "Living Library" event, which will take place at the… continue reading The Free Library's Living Library: Everyone Has a Story

By written by Grace R.    May 8, 2012    1

Maurice Sendak, beloved children's author/illustrator and noted curmudgeon, died today from complications suffered from a stroke at his home in Danbury, Connecticut. He was 83. Best known for… continue reading Rest in Peace, Maurice Sendak

By written by Grace R.    May 8, 2012    1

How do you write a children’s book about political corruption? It becomes quite simple when the real life story features a rhinoceros. Little Una by Elizabeth Olds is about a rhino that… continue reading Better a Rhino

By written by Lindsay F.    May 7, 2012   

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