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If you have a moment, I’d like to introduce you to Carl Friederich Egelmann, or Charles Frederick Egelmann as he came to be known in America.  He was born in Neuenkirchen, Germany on… continue reading The Skies Proclaim the Work of His Hands ~ Carl Friederich Egelmann (1782-1860)

By written by Del-Louise M.    July 17, 2013    8

This summer, 900AM WURD is taking its Summer of Freedom tour to the Free Library of Philadelphia. For the next three months, WURD will broadcast Al Butler's "Mid Morning Show" live… continue reading WURD Broacasts Live from the Free Library

By written by Michelle S.    July 16, 2013   

As the temperature continues to rise this week, a number of Free Library of Philadelphia neighborhood locations will serve as official cooling centers, where residents can get out of the heat and… continue reading Free Library Cooling Centers Active Through July 19

By written by Alix G.    July 15, 2013   

Beginning on Tuesday, July 16, the Free Library will be implementing a variety of changes to its cardholder and fine policies. Children under 12 years old will no longer be charged late fees for… continue reading Free Library Updates Library Card and Fine Policies

By written by Michelle S.    July 15, 2013    16

This weekend, the sci-fi robots vs. colossal monsters of Pacific Rim will be stomping all over movie screens and battling at the box office. Director Guillermo del Toro, no stranger to fantastical… continue reading Friday Five: Monster Movies

By written by Peter SM    July 12, 2013    1

Welcome to the first in a series of blog posts written by the teens participating in the WorkReady Philadelphia service learning program at the Free Library of Philadelphia! Each week,… continue reading Introducing the Philadelphia Youth Network Bloggers!

By written by Michelle S.    July 12, 2013   

Get ready to rock, roll, dance, and dream this summer as our Sundays on Stage FREE perfomance series returns in July and August!   July 14 th Two of a Kind presents, “I Dig… continue reading Sundays on Stage returns for the Summer!

By written by Rachel F.    July 10, 2013    2

Here are the Top 10 ebooks downloaded from the Free Library's OverDrive Digital Library in June 2013. Taking the top spot for the month was Neil Gaiman's newest novel The Ocean at the End… continue reading Top 10 ebooks OverDrive Digital Library June 2013

By written by Peter SM    July 9, 2013   

It's the first of the month and time for a new Early Literacy Calendar from the Free Library of Philadelphia's children's librarians! Each month, the Free Library's Early Literacy… continue reading July 2013 Early Literacy Calendar

By written by Andrea Z.    July 3, 2013   

The Free Library’s newest virtual library is now at the Philadelphia International Airport ! Located in the Terminal D/E connector, the Library’s free, high-speed Wi-Fi welcomes users… continue reading Free Library Taking Flight at Philadelphia International Airport

By written by Michelle S.    July 2, 2013    5

Today the Free Library unveils a new resource for listeners.  Please welcome Free Library Spotify to our community of electronic resources.  If you haven’t already registered for… continue reading Introducing... Free Library of Philadelphia Spotify

By written by Adam F.    July 2, 2013    4

July is a month full of celebrations. In the United States, the most popular day in July is Independence Day, July 4th, when we celebrate the signing of the Declaration of Independence and the… continue reading Encourage Independence!

By written by Susan B.    July 1, 2013   

Last month we blogged about  changes coming to our electronic resources and databases .  A few of those changes will take effect this week. First of all though, we are happy to report… continue reading UPDATE - Changes Coming to Our Electronic Resources and Databases

By written by Jamie W.    June 28, 2013   

Sometimes it really is the little things in life that matter.  This I learned recently while trying to identify the record keeper of Borneman Ms 152 from the Henry Stauffer Borneman… continue reading It’s the Little Things in Life That Matter ~ The Jacob Anthony Grist Mill Ledger, 1842-1868

By written by Del-Louise M.    June 27, 2013   

As reported on this blog back in March, Google Reader announced that they were shutting down their Google Reader service as of July 1st, 2013 . Once we went through the five stages of grief, we… continue reading Alternative RSS Readers to Replace Google Reader

By written by Peter SM    June 25, 2013   

We've all been there: One chapter from the end of a great book, and the pile of on-deck reads atop the bedside table looking awfully slim. The anxiety of not having something to read starts to… continue reading Attention Readers: Your New Favorite Book Is Here

By written by Jamie W.    June 24, 2013    1

Summer is here!  Did you sign your child up for the Summer Reading Game ?  Take a trip to the library and be sure to sign up.  Have you been using our literacy calendar with your… continue reading Summer Fun

By written by Megan W.    June 22, 2013   

Think of two or three of the most critically-lauded groups in the canon of rock music.  Got some?  Now, were there any women in those bands you imagined?  It's no secret:… continue reading An Instrument Share with Girls Rock Philly!

By written by Perry G.    June 21, 2013   

Neil Gaiman has just released his newest book, The Ocean at the End of the Lane , and to say that a number of us here at the Free Library are beyond excited to read it would be an understatement!… continue reading Friday Five: Neil Gaiman

By written by Peter SM    June 21, 2013   

You may have noticed a few of our librarians' shining faces around town lately on buses, billboards, subway placards, and more, as part of our ad campaign in partnership with ADLOOP. We… continue reading Check Us Out: Meet Khaleef!

By written by Michelle S.    June 20, 2013   

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