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Have you had the chance to be a part of the discussion about the Free Library of the 21st Century this spring? If not, be sure to make it the June 9th event at the Martin Luther King, Jr. High… continue reading Make Your Voice Heard!

By written by Shannon G    June 4, 2010    4

As you may have noticed, we recently revamped our homepage . Today, our beta-testing period has come to an end, and the homepage is now permanent! We appreciate all of the feedback you’ve… continue reading FreeLibrary.org Introduces New Homepage

By written by Shannon G    June 3, 2010   

The popular HBO television series True Blood based on The Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris has developed a huge fan base. Season 3 of the series will begin airing June 13, but while we… continue reading Get Your True Blood Fix

By written by Camille T.    May 27, 2010    6

We encourage all of the Free Library of Philadelphia customers and supporters to contact your elected city official and ask that they go back to the table and continue to work to resolve the… continue reading Keep supporting the Free Library!

By written by Shannon G    May 21, 2010   

Local businesses are stepping up for the second year in a row and helping the Free Library line its shelves with 10,000 new books during the “ 10,000 Books for Children ” book drive!… continue reading Local businesses support Free Library book drive!

By written by Shannon G    May 17, 2010    3

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 Explore Philadelphia's history through digital images

By written 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 How do you envision the Free Library of the 21st Century?

By written 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 Starting a Nonprofit Organization

By written 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 Rock out with the Rock Bottom Remainders!

By written 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 Nonprofit Technical Assistance Day

By written 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 Controversy in the Courts: Regicide, Rebels, and Regal Indiscretion

By written 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 Discoveries from the Fleisher Collection, April 3, 2010

By written 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 Financial Aid

By written 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 Hawks are our neighbors at the Parkway Central Library

By written 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 Celebrating St. Patrick's Day by Honoring the Irish!

By written 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 2010 Best Picture Films

By written 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 Greater Oleny Branch Debuts New Mural

By written 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 Mobile Device Support for Free Library Resources!

By written 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 One Film Kicks Off!

By written 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 Financial Literacy Workshops

By written by Theresa R.    February 17, 2010    1

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