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At the Free Library, we are always on the lookout for the best resources to add to our database collection. Likewise, we are constantly evaluating our current offerings to make sure you… continue reading News from Databaseland

By written by Jamie W.    August 9, 2012   

For students of all ages, the Free Library is source-number-one for information; that almost goes without saying. Though sometimes, when you’re struggling with a tough problem or trying to… continue reading Reintroducing Homework Help Online: What You Don’t Know about This Great Resource

By written by Jamie W.    August 8, 2012    8

Check out the hidden gem shared by Curator of the Automobile Reference Collection Kim Bravo: continue reading A Free Library Minute: Automobile Reference Collection

By written by Eileen O.    August 8, 2012   

In this edition of a Free Library Minute, Children's Librarian Rachel Fryd tells us about Summer Reading: continue reading A Free Library Minute: Summer Reading!

By written by Eileen O.    August 3, 2012   

The world lost an eloquent and acerbic powerhouse of a writer and political commentator with the passing of Gore Vidal on Tuesday, July 31, at the age of 86. The author of 25 acclaimed novels,… continue reading In Memoriam: Gore Vidal

By written by Michelle S.    August 1, 2012    1

Downloading music and ebooks on the go has just gotten easier.  Two of our most popular digital media services, Freading and Freegal, now offer mobile apps for iOS/Apple and Android… continue reading New mobile apps available for digital media

By written by Jamie W.    July 31, 2012   

  In their search for freedom of conscience and worship, as well as for the promise of economic self-sufficiency and inexpensive land, many German-speaking Christian sectarian groups… continue reading Gertrude Rapp, Expert in Silk and Song

By written by Del-Louise M.    July 31, 2012    2

function toggle(element) { document.getElementById(element).style.display = (document.getElementById(element).style.display == "none") ? "" : "none"; } On July 26, 1775 – 237 years ago… continue reading Going Postal : Vintage and Historic Sheet Music Featuring Letters, Mail, and Stamps

By written by Perry G.    July 26, 2012    2

Interested to know what all the fuss is about e-readers without dropping your hard-earned cash on a device you may or may not like? Look no further than the Free Library of Philadelphia: You can… continue reading Check out an E-reader from the Free Library!

By written by Michelle S.    July 25, 2012    4

This video will walk you through the process of checking out and downloading an ebook for your Nook, Kobo, Sony, or other dedicated e-reader.  It also covers how to download and activate… continue reading How to Download Ebooks to Your Nook or other similar e-reader

By written by Jamie W.    July 24, 2012    2

Our new web series, A Free Library Minute, will introduce you to the many faces of the Free Library. You'll hear from librarians, staff, and volunteers on everything from our Summer Reading… continue reading A Free Library Minute

By written by Eileen O.    July 23, 2012   

The Library of Congress , in celebration of National Book Festival has an exhibit featuring " Books That Shaped America ." They curated a list of 88 books which they feel are influential… continue reading Books That Shaped America

By written by Camille T.    July 20, 2012   

You have likely heard that the Free Library offers tens of thousands of downloadable ebooks. If you are new to digital reading though, finding them can take some getting used to. This video will… continue reading New to ebooks: Start here

By written by Jamie W.    July 19, 2012    2

It has been a while since our first attempt to launch our new online catalog .  During our first launch in April, we discovered some hardware limitations that were holding us back.  (In… continue reading Our New Catalog Launches Monday - Take 2!

By written by Carolyn P.    July 18, 2012   

The City has declared an Excessive Heat Warning beginning at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 17, and ending at 9:00 p.m.  on Wednesday, July 18. The Free Library has designated 14 agencies as… continue reading Free Library Activates Cooling Centers for July 17 and 18

By written by Alix G.    July 17, 2012   

  A few weeks ago, we posted about LiLi , a experimental hi-tech library vehicle from Canada. Today, meet A47, a mobile library in Mexico City that has taken a decidedly low-tech angle to… continue reading Mobile Library in Mexico City

By written by Joel N.    July 17, 2012   

I just finished reading the funny and engaging book, Maphead , written by Ken Jennings, who you may remember from his record-busting 75-game winning streak on Jeopardy a few years ago. For a… continue reading Marvelous Maps

By written by Michelle S.    July 11, 2012   

My name is Michael Hillegas, and if you know me, it’s most likely because I served as the first Treasurer of the United States from 1777-1789. I have always, as you may have surmised, had… continue reading A Collection of Musick Adapted for the Harpsichord ex Libris Michael Hillegas

By written by Del-Louise M.    July 9, 2012   

Due to the ongoing heat wave, the following Free Library locations have been designated as cooling centers and will all remain open this evening until the hour indicated. In addition, the Lucien… continue reading Free Library Cooling Centers activated for July 6 and 7

By written by Alix G.    July 6, 2012   

The Philbrick Hall teens, Teen Leadership Assistants, and After School Leader K-Fai Steele collaborated on an ambitious series of post-it murals this past month. They discovered the post-it mural… continue reading Teen Post-It murals at Parkway Central

By written by Dena    July 5, 2012    2

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