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Welcome back to “Chatting One Book ”! This week, we’re focusing on the section called “Traitors.” In “Traitors,” I thought Julie Otsuka did an especially… continue reading Chatting One Book: The Buddha in the Attic, “Traitors”

By written by Michelle S.    February 27, 2013   

Let me just say: I love an awards show. I love the suspense, the silly red-carpet interviews, the dresses, everything. This year, though, I barely managed to make it to the movie theater. So while… continue reading Catching Up with the Oscars

By written by Alix G.    February 26, 2013   

The Free Library of Philadelphia is proud to partner with the Maker Education Initiative as part of their national Maker Corps Program for summer 2013. This unique program will provide… continue reading Library as Youth Maker Space – coming soon to a neighborhood location near you!

By written by K-Fai S.    February 21, 2013   

“The Children” is perhaps my favorite section of The Buddha in the Attic , if one can have a favorite part of this wholly enveloping novel. I love how Julie Otsuka describes the… continue reading Chatting One Book: The Buddha in the Attic, “The Children”

By written by Michelle S.    February 20, 2013   

We are excited to present VuFind , the newest version of our online catalog , starting on Wednesday, February 20th! We've been running VuFind in beta since early last year, so some of you may… continue reading VuFind, the Library's New Online Catalog!

By written by Peter SM    February 15, 2013    13

We’re halfway through the 2013 One Book, One Philadelphia season! How many events have you made it to so far? This week’s edition of “Chatting One Book ” focuses on the… continue reading Chatting One Book: The Buddha in the Attic, “Babies”

By written by Michelle S.    February 13, 2013   

The 55th annual Grammy awards were held this week in Los Angeles and the world was invited to sit on its collective couch and watch. Did the Grammys reaffirm your faith in pop music? Or like many… continue reading Grab a Grammy Winner with Freegal!

By written by Jamie W.    February 12, 2013   

Tax season is here, and as usual Philadelphians are flocking to every branch and regional library, as well as the Parkway Central Library, with questions about filing.  Unfortunately,… continue reading Tax Filing Tips from the Free Library of Philadelphia

By written by Adam F.    February 8, 2013    1

It’s the third week of “Chatting One Book ,” and this week we’re taking a look at the section, “Whites.” It’s a long section that details the… continue reading Chatting One Book: The Buddha in the Attic, “Whites”

By written by Michelle S.    February 6, 2013   

In a few short weeks, you will notice limited commercial advertising on the Free Library’s website in an effort to generate new income that will support Library services and innovations.… continue reading The Free Library and Website Advertising

By written by Alix G.    February 5, 2013    12

The Free Library of Philadelphia yesterday released its first batch of raw data to the OpenDataPhilly project. As discussed in previous blog posts , the "Open Data" initative's goal… continue reading Free Library of Philadelphia Contributes First Batch of Data to OpenDataPhilly Project

By written by Peter SM    February 5, 2013   

The Free Library of Philadelphia and WHYY are teaming up to present selections from the award-winning 2011 documentary BULLY followed by a q&a session with Cynthia Lowen, Producer and Writer… continue reading The Free Library and WHYY present BULLY

By written by K-Fai S.    February 1, 2013   

The Regional Foundation Center at the Free Library now offers job seekers what they need...Job Announcements!  Click here to view the postings.  Most openings are located in the… continue reading LOCATE YOUR NEXT JOB!

By written by Aileen M.    February 1, 2013   

Welcome to the second week of our blog series, “Chatting One Book ”! Have you made it to any of our great One Book programs yet? Events are taking place throughout the city, so click… continue reading Chatting One Book: The Buddha in the Attic, “First Night”

By written by Michelle S.    January 30, 2013   

Overdrive released their revamped website about two weeks ago and we've already heard from many of our readers. New features, such as the improved download button (no more accidentally… continue reading Welcome to Overdrive Read

By written by Jamie W.    January 29, 2013   

The American Library Association webcast just concluded and the winners are . . . Caldecott Award Winner :               This… continue reading Caldecott Medal turns 75 - And the Winners Are...

By written by Andrea Z.    January 28, 2013    1

The  American Library Association honors books, videos, and other outstanding materials for children and teens.  According to their  website, "2013 marks the 75th… continue reading Caldecott Medal turns 75

By written by Andrea Z.    January 25, 2013    1

The following, I’m sure, comes as no surprise to any Philadelphia resident: it’s freezing outside. I know we’ve escaped a huge chunk of winter with milder weather, but that… continue reading Winter Entertainment

By written by Eileen O.    January 25, 2013   

As of Tuesday, January 22, 2013, I have resumed my duties as a Children's Librarian with the Free Library of Philadelphia.  It's been over four years since I've served in… continue reading I'm on the Outside Looking In

By written by Alex B.    January 24, 2013   

Throughout these eight inspired weeks of One Book, One Philadelphia , I’ll be blogging about each chapter of Julie Otsuka’s masterful featured selection, The Buddha in the Attic . I… continue reading Chatting One Book: The Buddha in the Attic, “Come, Japanese!”

By written by Michelle S.    January 23, 2013   

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