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What better thing to do on a scorching Philadelphia night than go to the ballpark?  Open air, green grass, that summer sound of cracking bats...  Who are we kidding, it was still… continue reading Hot night at the ballpark!

By written by Donald R.    June 22, 2012   

And so the countdown begins for the Free Library's Living Library event, to take place on Wednesday, June 20, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. in Room 108 of Parkway Central! To whet your appetites for… continue reading The Free Library's Living Library: Participant Sneak Preview, Final Round!

By written by Grace R.    June 20, 2012   

As the temperature continues to rise this week, a number of Free Library of Philadelphia neighborhood locations will serve as official cooling centers, where residents can get out of the heat and… continue reading Fourteen Free Library Locations Named Official Cooling Centers

By written by Alix G.    June 19, 2012   

The Free Library’s Living Library event is coming up this Wednesday, June 20 at 7:00 p.m. in Room 108 of the Parkway Central Library. At this event, human “books” will be… continue reading The Free Library’s Living Library: Creativity and the Common Good

By written by Daniel S.    June 18, 2012    3

Join the Parkway Children's Department as we celebrate summer on the Parkway. Mondays at 10:30 a.m. from June 18 - August 6, staff will present a nature-inspired story. We will be joined by… continue reading Children's Stories on the Parkway

By written by Andrea Z.    June 15, 2012   

The Free Library's Living Library event will take place on Wednesday, June 20 in Room 108 of the Parkway Central branch from 7:00 to 8:30 pm. During that time, human "books" will be… continue reading The Free Library's Living Library: Food and Justice Sneak Preview

By written by Grace R.    June 13, 2012   

Today we're at 25th and Lehigh, serving One Day at a Time Recovery and other recovery houses in this neighborhood, providing access and assistance for people getting online for the first time,… continue reading Meet LiLi, the Techmobile's Pal in Canada

By written by Joel N.    June 8, 2012    1

Beach season is almost here, and what better way to get ready for it than a terrific book?  Here are three great beach-themed books, all available through the Free Library of Philadelphia ,… continue reading It's Beach Time!

By written by Megan W.    June 8, 2012   

The Free Library's Living Library event, to be held on Wednesday, June 20, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. in Parkway Central's Room 108, promises to bring together people from all walks of life to… continue reading The Free Library's Living Library: Participant Sneak Peek- The Science Version

By written by Grace R.    June 7, 2012   

“Without libraries what have we? We have no past and no future.” Ray Bradbury, author of Farenheit-451 , passed away Tuesday night, June 4, in California. He was 91. Born in Waukegan,… continue reading In Memoriam: Ray Bradbury

By written by Eileen O.    June 6, 2012    1

Beware!  Lions, tigers and bears have been found in the Rare Book Department at the Free Library of Philadelphia.  Before making this discovery several weeks ago I wouldn’t have… continue reading Beware! Lions, Tigers and Bears in the Rare Book Department

By written by Del-Louise M.    June 5, 2012    1

The Techmobile is parked outside the third base gate at Citizens Bank Park, helping welcome Phillies fans to the game tonight as they face off against the Marlins. (OK--we're welcoming… continue reading The Fightin' Techmobile

By written by Joel N.    June 1, 2012   

Last week, the Techmobile traveled to North Second Street to participate in the Food Trust's Night Market , a "roving street fair celebrating the city's ethnic restaurants, gourmet… continue reading E-books, Food Trucks, and the Night Market

By written by Joel N.    May 31, 2012    5

Philly Beer Week  begins this Friday, June 1 st  and continues through Sunday, June 10th.  To many in our area, especially Philly Beer Geeks, it’s the most exciting ten days… continue reading Get Ready for Beer Week

By written by Daniel S.    May 30, 2012   

Happy post-Memorial Day short week, everyone! With summer blazing forth in all of its glory, you might be contemplating a trip to different climes. Wonder what it's like traversing the open… continue reading The Free Library's Living Library: Participant Sneak Preview, Round 2

By written by Grace R.    May 29, 2012    2

You’ve probably noticed the video below cropping up on our site as you’ve searched for ebooks lately.  While we can’t take credit for this terrific video – that honor… continue reading The Free Library Joins the Ebooks For Libraries Movement

By written by Jamie W.    May 24, 2012    2

In a previous post, I wrote about researching the personal and professional life of Philadelphia writer, actor, and comedian, Ed Wynn (1886-1966). A versatile and adaptable performer with… continue reading “The Perfect Fool” Lives On Part II

By written by Caitlin G.    May 23, 2012   

Happy Tuesday, everyone! In case you haven't heard already, Parkway Central is planning a sure-to-be-amazing Living Library event for Wednesday, June 20. In anticipation of this exciting… continue reading The Free Library's "Living Library": Participant Sneak Preview

By written by Grace R.    May 22, 2012    1

This past year, I had the privilege of processing and creating a finding aid for the papers of Ed Wynn (1886-1966), an actor, writer, and comedian from Philadelphia, as part of an internship… continue reading “The Perfect Fool” Lives On Part I

By written by Caitlin G.    May 22, 2012    2

Did you know that May 23rd is World Turtle Day? Since 1990, the American Tortoise Rescue has designated this date to "bring attention to turtle conservation issues and highlightn ways each of… continue reading Happy World Turtle Day!

By written by Sarah S.    May 18, 2012    2

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