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There are almost 20 million veterans currently living in the United States, and almost 12 percent of Pennsylvania’s adult population has served in an American war. (Source: 2013 American… continue reading The Eleventh Day of the Eleventh Month

By written by Timothy F.    November 9, 2014   

Find a book, and much more, at local library Philadelphia Inquirer It was at the Free Library of Philadelphia that I located, first, the river artifacts that wove their way into  Flow: The… continue reading Free Library in the News: November 3-7, 2014

By written by Samantha M.    November 7, 2014   

Here are the Top 10 ebooks downloaded from the Free Library's OverDrive Digital Library in October 2014. More than 62,000 ebooks were checked out and downloaded for the month! Taking… continue reading Top 10 ebooks OverDrive Digital Library October 2014

By written by Peter SM    November 7, 2014    1

Children's Books Starring Children with Disabilities The authors of these three coming of age stories seem to be heeding the advice of, “Write what you know,” attributed to… continue reading Books Starring Children with Disabilities

By written by Sarah S.    November 7, 2014   

If there are robust colors bursting from trees, the sun is setting earlier, and you are breaking out your sweaters, then it must be November! Some traditional and unique holidays this month that… continue reading November 2014 Early Literacy Calendar

By written by Jennifer W.    November 3, 2014   

This year’s general election takes place Tuesday, November 4, when Pennsylvanians will go to the polls and cast their votes for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, U.S. Congress, and State… continue reading Election Day 2014

By written by Timothy F.    November 1, 2014   

The Kids Of Ramonita de Rodriguez Branch Of The Library Say: HAPPY HALLOWEEN! Philebrity As part of the Free Library of Philadelphia‘s most excellent  MakerJawn  program… continue reading Free Library in the News: October 27-31, 2014

By written by Samantha M.    October 31, 2014   

A new job seeker workshop has started at Mercy Neighborhood Ministries. Every Wednesday, Digital Resource Specialist Osbia Jones assists job seekers in creating an account on JobScout , an online… continue reading Job Seeker Workshop at Mercy Ministries Hotspot

By written by Scott P.    October 31, 2014    1

Howllo Boils and Ghouls, Welcome back to the Free Library of Frightadelphia's bloodcurdling blog on this most haunted of holidays, Halloween ! If you survived last year's playlist , then… continue reading Macabre Movies and Sinematic Sounds: A Halloween Playlist from Free Library's Spotify Channel

By written by Peter SM    October 31, 2014   

illustrator and author Matt Phelan from Ardmore, PA! The award was presented this month at the annual Pennsylvania Library Association Annual Conference . Matt is an illustrator and author of many… continue reading The 2014 Free Library of Philadelphia/Drexel University Children’s Literature Citation Winner Is...

By written by Peter SM    October 30, 2014   

Daylight saving time (aka daylight time, aka DST) has its origins in the United States with the Standard Time Act of 1918 (See Pub.L. 65-106, United States Statutes at Large , 65 th Congress), an… continue reading Fall Back

By written by Timothy F.    October 30, 2014   

Let's get the "Word on the Web" and check out some recent topics of interest and discussion from the tech, literary, library, and arts and entertainment intersections of the World… continue reading Word on the Web October 2014

By written by Peter SM    October 29, 2014   

On Thursday, October 16, the Free Library of Philadelphia celebrated the 25th anniversary of LEAP, our Literacy Enrichment Afterschool Program. Started in 1989, LEAP has evolved over the years… continue reading Celebrating 25 Years of LEAP, the Literacy Enrichment Afterschool Program

By written by Michelle S.    October 28, 2014    1

This week the internet rediscovered a lost classic of children's literature, How to Do Nothing with Nobody All Alone By Yourself , which was published in 1958 by Robert Paul Smith… continue reading A Place To Do Nothing With Nobody All Alone by Yourself

By written by Jamie W.    October 28, 2014   

This week's news coverage of all things Free Library: More students cook as program grows Philadelphia Inquirer This fall, we also begin a partnership with the Free Library of Philadelphia,… continue reading Free Library in the News: October 20-24, 2014

By written by Samantha M.    October 24, 2014   

This Saturday many comic book stores across the country will celebrate Halloween ComicFest , reveling in the horror-day spirit of screams and scares this frightful fall. Here is a " Friday… continue reading Friday Five: Four Color Fear and Illustrated Horror

By written by Peter SM    October 24, 2014   

Watching scary movies during the month of October is a tradition almost as ancient as the Halloween holiday itself. You can't surf around the television dial without seeing any number of… continue reading Streaming Screams and Scares on Hoopla this Halloween

By written by Peter SM    October 22, 2014   

Last weekend the New York Times ran a piece called " Is E-Reading to Your Toddler Story Time, or Simply Screen Time? ". It's a good read. For me, as a parent and a librarian who… continue reading E-Reading and Children

By written by Jamie W.    October 16, 2014    3

We're excited to announce that the 2015 One Book, One Philadelphia featured selection for is Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline . Orphan Train is the compelling story of Vivian, a… continue reading Announcing the 2015 One Book, One Philadelphia Featured Selection!

By written by Michelle S.    October 16, 2014   

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