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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 Physician's Desk Reference Now Available from Home

By written 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 Congratulations, Orhan Pamuk!

By written 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 Interview with Fleisher Curator, Kile Smith

By written 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 Book TV Visits the Free Library

By written 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 Two Branches Built with Funds from Andrew Carnegie Celebrate 100th Anniversaries in October

By written 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 Greater Olney and the English as a Second Language Community

By written 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 Volunteer Chat with... Sally Forester

By written 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 Technical Assistance Fair

By written 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 Books to Go News

By written 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 Take Five with... Steve Wozniak

By written 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 Philly Plays Scrabble®

By written 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 Take Five with... Frank Rich

By written 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 Take the Imani Pledge!

By written by Emily    September 28, 2006   

Last night’s Talk About It!, Caught in the Crossfire: Kids and Violence in Philadelphia , was an electrifying event. Turnout was spectacular, with overflow crowds taking seats in the Main… continue reading Talk About It! Nonviolence Summit an Inspiring Evening

By written by Emily    September 28, 2006   

Nora Ephron discussed her new book, I Feel Bad About My Neck , at the Free Library on Thursday, September 21, at 8:00 p.m. She took a few moments to chat with the Free Library Blog. 1. What role… continue reading Take Five with... Nora Ephron

By written by Administrator    September 27, 2006   

While other metropolitan cities have seen a decrease in rates of violence over the past several years, Philadelphia's have risen astronomically. Since January 1, 2006, the city has seen 290… continue reading Talk About It! Tonight Discusses Youth Violence

By written by Emily    September 27, 2006   

Why a blog? It’s our aim to make this site as interactive as possible, and a blog seems like the best way to do it. Come here daily to get the scoop on the many events, materials, and… continue reading Welcome to the Free Library Blog!

By written by Emily    September 27, 2006    3

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