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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 Library Usage Highlighted on Today Show

By written 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 Have a Question?

By written by Administrator    June 3, 2009    5

I was first introduced to Star Trek during my summer vacation in 9th grade.  It was 1994 and science fiction was big business, the television show The X Files had developed a huge following,… continue reading Get Lost in Star Trek

By written by Camille T.    May 21, 2009    13

Have you ever wondered: “Where can I get cool Free Library wallpaper?” “Is there a way to search the library catalog from my browser?” “I wonder if the Library… continue reading New Website Feature – Extras!

By written by Camille T.    May 12, 2009    25

I may not be a bona fide history nut—I certainly don’t know who was the fourth King of England—but I can spend hours poring over photographs and historical accounts of places… continue reading Parkway Central: Then and Now

By written by Shannon G    May 1, 2009    4

With more visitors than ever, the Free Library Festival was a hit last weekend! Broadway and television actress Kristin Chenoweth drew a huge crowd, and she even gave fans a special treat when she… continue reading Free Library Festival Was a Huge Success!

By written by Shannon G    April 21, 2009    6

Don't forget, this weekend marks the third annual Free Library Festival! We have something for everyone, with readings, performances, a literary street fair, and tasty treats! Look for our guide… continue reading This Weekend: Free Library Festival!

By written by Shannon G    April 17, 2009    3

April is National Poetry Month, so stop by the Independence Foundation Poetry Corner (Room 108 of the Parkway Central Library) during the Free Library Festival this weekend and listen to readings… continue reading Celebrate National Poetry Month at the Free Library Festival!

By written by Shannon G    April 13, 2009    10

In just a week and a half, the third annual Free Library Festival will be taking over the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and the Parkway Central Library for a burst of books, music, and inspiration for… continue reading A burst of books, music, and inspiration for everyone!

By written by Administrator    April 8, 2009    9

The Free Library of Philadelphia received the set of 50 translated books of modern Japanese fiction, non-fiction and graphic novels thanks to a grant from Toyota Motor Corporation to the… continue reading Japanese Book Grant Recipient

By written by Music Department    March 13, 2009    8

Got any plans tomorrow night? Well now you do—it’s your last chance to participate in the 2009 One Film program! This year, One Film featured Julian Schnabel’s Basquiat , and… continue reading One Film Winds Down

By written by Shannon G    March 10, 2009    5

Attention all spirited spellers! The Free Library of Philadelphia is proud to host the Philadelphia Tribune /Scripps Howard Spelling Bee on Saturday, March 14. Open to Philadelphia public,… continue reading Parkway Central to Host Spelling B-e-e

By written by Shannon G    February 26, 2009    2

Now entering its sixth week, One Book, One Philadelphia continues to offer engaging events for the whole community. Whether you’re drawn to The Soloist 's themes of homelessness or classical… continue reading One Book Event Highlights

By written by Shannon G    February 24, 2009    3

Calling all movie lovers! A special opening night screening at Moore College of Art and Design tonight at 7:00 p.m. marks the official start of the second annual One Film program. Through March… continue reading One Film Kicks Off!

By written by Shannon G    February 18, 2009    26

Can you believe we’re almost a month into the  One Book, One Philadelphia program ? In the past several weeks, library locations and community organizations have hosted a variety of… continue reading A One Book, One Philadelphia State of Mind

By written by Shannon G    February 12, 2009    3

Booklovers across the world mourned the death of contemporary American writer John Updike on Tuesday, January 27. The author, who counted the award-winning Rabbit series among his bestsellers,… continue reading Acclaimed Author John Updike Dies at Age 76

By written by Shannon G    January 28, 2009    7

Now that the seventh season of One Book, One Philadelphia is underway, I want to hear from you! Were you one of the 700+ people who attended the kick-off at Parkway Central for the kick off on… continue reading One Book Author Lopez Visits Local Branch

By written by Shannon G    January 28, 2009    1

As the United States is celebrating on this historic inauguration day, take some time to read about the lives of our new President and Vice President.  Free Library librarians have put… continue reading Inauguration - past and present

By written by Jen W.    January 20, 2009    12

Do you have any plans to celebrate the historic inauguration next week? Parkway Central will have a television set up in the Main Lobby, so feel free to stop by on Tuesday to catch a glimpse of… continue reading From the Archives: Barack Obama's Visit to Parkway Library

By written by Shannon G    January 16, 2009    13

Looking for an antidote to the post-holiday blues, chilly temps, and lack of sun in the coming months? Well grab your copy of The Soloist (you can borrow it from any branch of the Free Library)… continue reading Get Ready, Get Set, Get Reading!

By written by Shannon G    January 13, 2009    91

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