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If you haven't viewed our Extras page in a while, we've recently updated it again with some new autumn-themed digital images from our various digital collections , including our vast… continue reading Fall into these cool web extras!

By written by Peter SM    October 8, 2013   

Earlier this week, best-selling author Tom Clancy passed away at the age of 66 . Whether it was his technically detailed espionage and military thrillers, the many films adapted from said novels,… continue reading Friday Five: Tom Clancy

By written by Peter SM    October 4, 2013    1

The Free Library of Philadelphia has decided not to continue with our subscription to Mergent Online. While the Mergent/Moody's Digital Manuals will continue to be available, researchers who… continue reading Attention Business Researchers - Changes Coming to Our Subscription Databases

By written by Jamie W.    October 4, 2013   

This summer through an opportunity from the Maker Ed Initiative and a Project:Connect grant , we partnered with the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education and Design… continue reading Connected Messages: Youth-Created Interactive Murals at the Free Library

By written by K-Fai S.    October 3, 2013   

The doorbell rings. I walk through the hallway to answer it. Although I’ve done this walk repeatedly over the years, this time something is different. This one book catches the corner of my… continue reading A Book Rediscovered

By written by Joe S.    October 3, 2013    2

Last week we learned that Penguin Books (which recently merged with Random House Books to form Penguin Random House) will once again make their ebooks available to libraries. Penguin has also… continue reading Penguin Ebooks Once Again Available to Libraries

By written by Jamie W.    October 2, 2013   

Here are the Top 10 ebooks downloaded from the Free Library's OverDrive Digital Library in September 2013. There were more than 44,450 ebooks checked out and downloaded from both our website… continue reading Top 10 ebooks OverDrive Digital Library September 2013

By written by Peter SM    October 2, 2013   

Did you know? October is National-Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month , so if you’re thinking of adding a new furry member to your family, now is the perfect time to do it.  Of course, bringing a… continue reading Go, Dog, Go!

By written by Monica C.    October 2, 2013   

Beginning October 15 through May 1, the Free Library of Philadelphia will be moving some 500,000 volumes currently housed in its closed storage book stacks at the Parkway Central Library to the… continue reading Parkway Central Library to Move Material from Closed Storage Stacks to New Free Library Operations Center at Southbank

By written by Michelle S.    October 1, 2013    7

In Stephen King's short story, Sometimes They Come Back , ghosts and demons haunt a man who is forced to confront his traumatic past. It would seem Stephen King is living out one of his own… continue reading Friday Five: Stephen King

By written by Peter SM    September 27, 2013    3

Let's go "Around the Blogs" and check out some recent topics of interest from the tech, literary, library, and arts and entertainment sections of the World Wide Web. It's Banned… continue reading Around the Blogs

By written by Peter SM    September 24, 2013   

This Saturday, September 21st marks the birth date of animation legend Chuck Jones . Even if the name doesn't ring any bells, if you've ever watched a Warner Bros. cartoon or really any… continue reading Friday Five: Animation Legend Chuck Jones

By written by Peter SM    September 20, 2013   

Apple released iOS 7 yesterday and many of  Apple users may have upgraded their device(s) or will be upgrading in the near future. Overdrive reported today that there is glitch with thier… continue reading Overdrive App and iOS 7

By written by Jamie W.    September 19, 2013    2

Checkout the Top 10 Author Event Podcasts Downloaded in August 2013 . There were more than 19,400 podcasts downloaded from our website for the month of August! View our full Fall schedule and… continue reading Top 10 Author Event Podcasts Downloaded in August 2013

By written by Peter SM    September 17, 2013   

The International Day of Peace is just around the corner!  The holiday was first celebrated in 1982 and is currently observed by all Member States of the United Nations on September 21. … continue reading International Day of Peace 2013

By written by Chris B.    September 16, 2013   

LibraryReads is back with its second monthly list of recommended new titles that will be published during October.  Public librarians from all across the country are reading copies of new… continue reading LibraryReads! Recommended new titles for October

By written by Anne L.    September 16, 2013   

If you're looking at this blog, you may notice something different: more stories, more color, more pictures. We've redesigned our blog ! When you go to Free Library's blog now, you… continue reading Check Out Our New Blog Redesign!

By written by Peter SM    September 13, 2013    1

It's the "Back to School Edition" of the Early Literacy Calendar from the Free Library of Philadelphia's children's librarians!  We’ve been quite busy preparing… continue reading September 2013 Early Literacy Calendar

By written by Andrea Z.    September 13, 2013   

Over the summer we blogged about a number of changes coming to our electronic resources and databases . The last of those changes has finally gone into effect. The Free Library will no long… continue reading UPDATE - Changes to Our Electronic Resources and Databases

By written by Jamie W.    September 12, 2013   

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