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Earlier this year I read the autobiography Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup and was blown away. While reading the book I often thought about what I learned about slavery in school and the… continue reading 12 Years A Slave and Slave Narratives

By written by Camille T.    November 13, 2013    3

Here are the Top 10 ebooks downloaded from the Free Library's OverDrive Digital Library in October 2013. There were more than 46,000 ebooks checked out and downloaded from both our website and… continue reading Top 10 ebooks OverDrive Digital Library October 2013

By written by Peter SM    November 12, 2013   

Autumn is in full swing, full of colorful leaves and brisk air, and with it the November Early Literacy Calendar from the Free Library of Philadelphia's children's librarians! This… continue reading November 2013 Early Literacy Calendar

By written by Jennifer W.    November 7, 2013   

View and listen to the Top 10 Author Event Podcasts Downloaded in October 2013 . There were more than 29,900 podcast downloads from our website for the month of October. View our full Fall… continue reading Top 10 Author Event Podcasts Downloaded in October 2013

By written by Peter SM    November 6, 2013   

The first part of the story of the Browne Hours was posted on Thursday, October 24 th . For the first part, read here . Thomas Becket, the Archbishop of Canterbury, was killed by four knights… continue reading The Browne Hours, Part II

By written by Katharine C.    November 5, 2013   

I know there are guidelines that say to limit screentime for your kid, but there are some great apps that let a parent (or caregiver) and toddler interact together.  It is fun to draw… continue reading Toddler trick for your iOS devices

By written by Jen W.    November 4, 2013   

Howllo Boils and Ghouls, Do you know what today is? Why, it's Halloween , of course! What better way to celebrate this haunted holiday then with songs about zombies , monsters , grim reapers ,… continue reading Do The Monster Mash with this Halloween Playlist from Free Library's Spotify Channel

By written by Peter SM    October 31, 2013    1

  The Free Library is proud to introduce Leading Voices: Conversations from the C-Suite , a new morning lecture program featuring the brightest minds in business, brought to you by its… continue reading Introducing Leading Voices: Conversations from the C-Suite

By written by Eileen O.    October 29, 2013    5

In addition to the recent design and layout updates on our blog , we've also now added social media sharing buttons and calendar features on various sections throughout the Free Library… continue reading Social Media Sharing Buttons and Calendar Functions Newest Additions to Free Library Website

By written by Peter SM    October 29, 2013    1

If the record breaking season 4 premiere of The Walking Dead is any indication of television viewer's taste, much like the unsatiated and unstoppable creatures themselves, there is no stopping… continue reading Friday Five: Zombies

By written by Peter SM    October 25, 2013    2

A Book of Hours takes its name from the so-called “Little Hours of the Virgin,” a collection of eight prayers that is derived from the Divine Office—the canonical hours observed… continue reading The Browne Hours

By written by Katharine C.    October 24, 2013   

The Free Library of Philadelphia is excited to announce that the 2014 One Book, One Philadelphia featured selection is The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers! Winner of the 2013 PEN/Hemingway Award for… continue reading Announcing the 2014 One Book, One Philadelphia Featured Selection

By written by Michelle S.    October 23, 2013   

The Technology Learning Collaborative , an association of service organizations from throughout Philadelphia committed to leveraging technology resources to reduce poverty, improve public… continue reading Poverty, Digital Literacy, and Digital Inclusion Topics of Discussion at TLC Conference

By written by Peter SM    October 23, 2013    3

What’s the best thing about October? All together now… HALLOWEEN! Get ready for some spooky fun with these frighteningly good books, CDs and DVDs.  Available right now at the… continue reading Time for Halloween!

By written by Monica C.    October 16, 2013   

I was only a little girl when my Grammy had me kneel before her in their little church.  She anointed my  forehead with oil, and laid her hands on me.  I was sick, but I can’t… continue reading MAGICAL CHARMS ~ MEDICAL CURES

By written by Del-Louise M.    October 15, 2013    2

With luck, the government shutdown will be a thing of the past very soon, but until then, remember that you can rely on the Free Library for many of your information needs.  For… continue reading Online Census Data during the Government Shutdown

By written by Jamie W.    October 15, 2013   

View the Top 10 Author Event Podcasts Downloaded in September 2013 . There were more than 34,000 podcast downloads from our website for the month of September! View our full Fall schedule and… continue reading Top 10 Author Event Podcasts Downloaded in September 2013

By written by Peter SM    October 15, 2013   

Looking out the window across the city on a rainy and dreary day, my mind always turns to Poe. What better author to shine a creepy candlelight on at this time of year than Edgar Allan Poe ? The… continue reading Edgar Allan Poetry

By written by Peter SM    October 11, 2013   

In July we introduced our Spotify Channel with a playlist of highlights from our May 2013 acquisitions , as well as a playlist of Local Favorites .  Then in August , we unveiled Live from the… continue reading Highlights from New Albums in our Collection

By written by Adam F.    October 11, 2013   

With nights growing longer and Halloween only a few weeks away, it’s the perfect time of year to settle in for a scary movie. Mention horror movies to some people, though, and the reactions… continue reading “Everyone’s entitled to one good scare.”

By written by Cameron D.    October 10, 2013    2

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