This morning, the Washington Post and other prominent newspapers reported that Barack Obama is now considering a bid for the 2008 presidential elections. Could the resounding reception he received… continue reading

By Emily   October 23, 2006   

On October 22 at 2:00 p.m., the Rare Book Department will host a special program coinciding with the current exhibition, "Unimaginable Coasts: European Exploration and the Conquest of the… continue reading

By Emily   October 20, 2006   

Normally, science and religion are assumed to be at odds. But tonight's Lecture Series lineup presents a much more optimistic picture, with Pulitzer Prize-winning scientist and writer, Edward O.… continue reading

By Emily   October 19, 2006   

First, Smokin' Joe Frazier made an appearance at the Free Library's citywide anti-violence forum . Today, he showed up in the New York Times . continue reading

By Emily   October 18, 2006   

Yesterday afternoon, radio and talk show host Tavis Smiley spoke with teens as part of the Free Library's Field Family Teen Author Series. It was a rousing lecture -- in addition to discussing his… continue reading

By Emily   October 18, 2006   

"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read." Groucho Marx continue reading

By Emily   October 16, 2006   

The Free Library is pleased to announce that Library card holders can now access the online subscription to the PDR Electronic Library from home. You can search both the Physician’s Desk… continue reading

By Emily   October 13, 2006    10

Orhan Pamuk , a novelist hailing from Turkey, won this year's Nobel Prize in Literature. He is an author,"who in the quest for the melancholic soul of his native city has discovered new symbols… continue reading

By Emily   October 12, 2006   

Kile Smith, Curator of the Free Library’s Edwin A. Fleisher Collection of Orchestral Music and host of WRTI’s Discoveries from the Fleisher Collection monthly program, takes a moment… continue reading

By Emily   October 11, 2006   

On October 4, CSPAN2’s Book TV Bus arrived at the Free Library to interview Ian S. Lustick , Professor of Political Science and Bess W. Heyman Chair at the University of Pennsylvania, as he… continue reading

By Emily   October 10, 2006   

The Frankford Branch , which opened at Frankford Avenue and Overington Street on October 2, 1906, was the second Carnegie Branch in the city. The roots of this library date back to 1823, when the… continue reading

By Emily   October 6, 2006    1

Marsha, Children's Librarian at the Greater Olney Branch, supplied the Free Library Blog with an interesting story about a neighborhood ESL program: “The English as a Second Language (ESL)… continue reading

By Emily   October 5, 2006    1

Sally Forester has been a dedicated volunteer with the Free Library of Philadelphia for the past twelve years and has been indispensable in the programming and maintenance of the Library's… continue reading

By Emily   October 4, 2006    1

The Regional Foundation Center in partnership with the Nonprofit Center at LaSalle University is holding its second annual Technical Assistance Fair today at the Central Library. Representatives… continue reading

By Emily   October 3, 2006   

Do you want to build your personal library but are low on funds? Just like collecting books? Check out the Central Library's Books to Go public sale at its new rooftop location from Monday,… continue reading

By Emily   October 2, 2006    2

Steve Wozniak discussed his new book, iWoz: From Computer Geek to Cult Icon: How I Invented the Personal Computer, Co-Founded Apple, and Had Fun Doing It , at the Free Library on Saturday,… continue reading

By Administrator   September 29, 2006    1

Think you’re so smart? Well prove it. This October, the Free Library will partner with Verizon and After School Activities Partnerships to bring you Philly Plays Scrabble® , a month-long… continue reading

By Emily   September 29, 2006   

Frank Rich discussed his new book, The Greatest Story Ever Sold: The Decline and Fall of Truth from 9/11 to Katrina , at the Free Library on September 26, at 8:00 p.m. H e took a few moments to… continue reading

By Administrator   September 28, 2006   

If last night's summit moved you to action, start with the House of Umoja's Imani Pledge of nonviolence. continue reading

By Emily   September 28, 2006   

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