“Not Since Nineveh: Artifacts from the Ancient Near East in the Free Library of Philadelphia, 3100-300 B.C.E.” The Rare Book Department at the Free Library of Philadelphia’s… continue reading

By Michelle S.   September 17, 2010    4

So, of course, you have heard that Jonathan Franzen's latest book Freedom is the new Oprah Book Club pick.  After the controversy over picking The Corrections a few years ago, the rumors that… continue reading

By Jen W.   September 17, 2010    2

There are a number of fantastic tutorials that people have put together to walk you through using your ebook readers.  Below are two that I have found helpful. OverDrive Digital Media… continue reading

By Jen W.   September 16, 2010    5

From Mad Men to Mod Women: Fashion in the 1960s 2nd Floor, Art Hallway Gallery September 15 – October 25, 2010 Inspired by the current television show Mad Men and the retro '60s fashions we… continue reading

By Karen L.   September 16, 2010    13

Join us this fall for coffee and conversation! In partnership with Drexel University, the Free Library of Philadelphia is excited to announce the new season of Two Way Think , a free discussion… continue reading

By Donald R.   September 15, 2010    2

I confess that I’m a monoglot—aside from a few tenacious bits of high school Spanish and college Japanese still hanging in there, I speak only English. And I’ve always lamented… continue reading

By Michelle S.   September 14, 2010    10

Not only does the Free Library house thousands of quality children’s picture books within our walls, but we can now count a quality children’s book writer and illustrator among our… continue reading

By Michelle S.   September 13, 2010    3

For Philadelphia job seekers, the Workplace is the Free Library destination of choice, providing a complete and up-to-date roster of job-search information. Once you feel ready to put your job… continue reading

By Michelle S.   September 10, 2010    4

Yesterday was International Literacy Day, and to mark the occasion, Mayor Michael A. Nutter joined Free Library President and Director Siobhan A. Reardon at the Parkway Central Library to speak… continue reading

By Michelle S.   September 9, 2010    5

September is Library Card Sign-up Month, and getting a Free Library of Philadelphia library card couldn't be easier! You can sign up online or  sign up in person at any Free Library branch.… continue reading

By Michelle S.   September 2, 2010    1

One of my favorite The Twilight Zone episodes is " Time Enough at Last " which stars the brilliant Burgess Meredith as Henry Bemis. Henry is a lover of books who is constantly belittled… continue reading

By Camille T.   August 30, 2010    6

On Friday, August 13, Academy Award-winning acress Emma Thompson visited the Parkway Central Library in conjunction with her new film, Nanny McPhee Returns. She spent time answering… continue reading

By Michelle S.   August 24, 2010    5

Attention Library Lovers: Our economic impact survey will be officially closed on Monday, August 23, so if you haven't yet filled it out, now's your chance! (And if you have, many thanks!) By… continue reading

By Michelle S.   August 20, 2010    2

“I will never forget the destruction and suffering I have witnessed today. In the past I have visited the scenes of many natural disasters around the world, but nothing like this."… continue reading

By Jen W.   August 17, 2010    7

One of the Free Library’s best resources is also one that’s relatively new to the FLP—the Mayor’s Commission on Literacy . For 21 of its 27 years, the Mayor’s… continue reading

By Michelle S.   August 11, 2010    4

“The historian’s task is not to disrupt for the sake of it, but it is to tell what is almost always an uncomfortable story and explain why the discomfort is part of the truth we need… continue reading

By Michelle S.   August 10, 2010   

The Free Library added ebooks to our collection last fall. Since then, the revolution in ebooks has really picked up speed. With the release of the iPad this spring, more and more people… continue reading

By Jen W.   August 9, 2010    26

As the Free Library of Exploration, we’re proud to be a place where people come to seek out information, from complex research inquiries to “Where’s a good place to eat around… continue reading

By Michelle S.   August 5, 2010    4

This is the second year that my dad and I have planted a garden together. Last year, we came up with increasingly inventive ways to eat the massive amounts of zucchini we grew, but we lost our… continue reading

By Michelle S.   August 4, 2010    1

From the gorgeous, stark white baby quilt sewn for me by a family friend to the bright and colorful quilt gracing my college roommate’s bed that her mother made from old summer camp… continue reading

By Michelle S.   August 2, 2010    2

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