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The School District of Philadelphia is proud to present a new tool that parents and family members will be able to use to stay connected to their child and their school. The School District of… continue reading School District of Philadelphia Parent & Family Portal

By written by Michelle S.    October 15, 2014    1

Our Fall 2014 schedule continues with these great upcoming Author Events : The Monday Poets series on the first Monday of every month beginning in October, groundbreaking television writer and… continue reading Top 10 Author Event Podcast Downloads September 2014

By written by Peter SM    October 15, 2014   

Last week, the Digital Reader  broke the story that Adobe was tracking the reading habits of users of it's Adobe Digital Editions 4 software. Adobe has been tracking what… continue reading Adobe Privacy Concerns for Ebook Users

By written by Jamie W.    October 14, 2014   

Here are the Top 10 ebooks downloaded from the Free Library's OverDrive Digital Library in September 2014. More than 61,480 ebooks were checked out and downloaded for the month! Taking the… continue reading Top 10 ebooks OverDrive Digital Library September 2014

By written by Peter SM    October 10, 2014   

The second Monday of every October is Columbus Day, a day commemorating Christopher Columbus’s first sighting of the Americas ( San Salvador Island , specifically) and celebrated as early as… continue reading What You Might Not Have Known About Columbus Day

By written by Timothy F.    October 9, 2014   

Last month's’ inaugural concert of the Mysterious Travelers Series held approximately 200 listeners in rapt attention in the plush and sonorous Montgomery Auditorium of the Free Library… continue reading Mysterious Travelers Concert Series Featuring Mike Cemprola

By written by Adam F.    October 9, 2014   

Thursday, October 9 is National Depression Screening Day . Philadelphia’s Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services is encouraging citizens across the city,… continue reading National Depression Screening Day

By written by Autumn M.    October 7, 2014    1

The crisp autumn air has blown away any cinematic stink from a fairly lackluster summer at the box office . In the remaining few months of the year, cineplexes will screen more than their fair… continue reading Friday Five: Gone Girl and Making the Leap from Page to Screen

By written by Peter SM    October 3, 2014    1

Bonjour! Al Salaam A'alaykum! Ciao! Jambo! Today’s children’s book reviews highlight kids’ books which feature multiple languages. Mostly for English language-speaking… continue reading Say Hello! Books for Kids in Many Languages

By written by Sarah S.    October 3, 2014   

The Job Readiness Online workshops have begun at the Institute for the Development of African American Youth (IDAAY). This weekly instructional series focuses on the digital literacy skills needed… continue reading Job Readiness Workshops at the Hotspots

By written by Scott P.    October 1, 2014    1

The air is filled with a crisp Autumn breeze as it flips the calendar page to October. Traditional and unique holidays this month include World Smile Day the first Friday of the month, the Jewish… continue reading October 2014 Early Literacy Calendar

By written by Jennifer W.    October 1, 2014   

It’s almost time for the 23rd Annual Philadelphia Film Festival ! This year, the Free Library of Philadelphia is happy to partner with the Philadelphia Film Society to provide special… continue reading The 23rd Philadelphia Film Festival

By written by Samantha M.    September 30, 2014   

The Free Library of Philadelphia is excited to celebrate iconic children’s book author and illustrator Lloyd Alexander, in conjunction with the 50 th anniversary of the publication of The… continue reading Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Lloyd Alexander's Chronicles of Prydain

By written by Michelle S.    September 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 September 2014

By written by Peter SM    September 30, 2014    1

Everyone knows that finding a job is hard. In your job search, you'll hear a lot of advice and will likely follow a few dead ends before you succeed, but it is possible to find valuable help… continue reading Owning Your Job Search

By written by Jamie W.    September 29, 2014    1

This week marks 30 years of celebrating Banned Books Week . Well, maybe celebrating isn't the right word. I do think the message of "celebrating" something like the idea of banning… continue reading Banned Books Week 2014

By written by Peter SM    September 26, 2014   

We recently revamped our Explore section, the home to Booklist, Research and Learning guides, and Reviews & Recommendations for books, movies, and music in our catalog. So, let's go… continue reading Go On An Adventure Through Our New Explore Section!

By written by Peter SM    September 24, 2014   

Happy first week of fall! Leaves are getting crunchy, the air is getting chilly, and we're ready to settle in for a bit of cozy reading. Here are some of our favorite children's books… continue reading Fall in Love with a Great Book!

By written by Sarah S.    September 23, 2014   

Our Fall 2014 schedule is under way and we have some amazing authors coming to the Free Library soon including broadcaster and television host Tavis Smiley , philosopher Slavoj Zizek , educator… continue reading Top 10 Author Event Podcast Downloads August 2014

By written by Peter SM    September 17, 2014   

Which is better? The book or the movie? We librarians love this question, and most of us have strong opinions concerning movies based on our favorite books. Here are a couple upcoming movies based… continue reading Upcoming Movies based on Children's Books

By written by Sarah S.    September 16, 2014   

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