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Local author Lori L. Tharps will be reading and signing copies of her new novel, Substitute Me , on Tuesday, November 9, at 6:30 p.m. at the Wadsworth Branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia.… continue reading Local Author Lori L. Tharps to Appear at Wadsworth Branch

By written by Michelle S.    November 2, 2010    3

This past month, Bob Edwards has been airing a fascinating, multi-part program series on NPR titled, "Shhhh...Libraries at Work!" In the series, he speaks with current ALA… continue reading Shhhh... Libraries at Work!

By written by Michelle S.    October 29, 2010    6

Looking for some great kid-tested, librarian-approved books for autumn? The children's librarians at the Free Library have put together a list of a few of their favorites. … continue reading Autumn Books, Songs, and Rhymes for Kids

By written by Sarah S.    October 28, 2010   

Election day is Tuesday, November 2. Don't forget to vote! Several key races are taking place in Pennsylvania this election year, including the races for Governor and Lieutenant Governor; U.S.… continue reading Don't forget to vote on November 2!

By written by Michelle S.    October 27, 2010   

We're excited to announce that Sherman Alexie's War Dances has been chosen as the 2011 One Book, One Philadelphia featured reading selection! Winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award, War Dances is a… continue reading Announcing the 2011 One Book, One Philadelphia Selection!

By written by Michelle S.    October 26, 2010    4

It’s that time of the year again. High school seniors are scrambling to finish their college applications and hoping to get into the college or university of their choice. If you are… continue reading Applying to College: The Essay

By written by Theresa R.    October 22, 2010    18

October is National Archives Month ! Many state archives have created posters like the one to the right to celebrate. And last week, you heard a little bit about our new archives project… continue reading October is Archives Month

By written by Adrienne P.    October 21, 2010   

It’s been a week and people are still talking about the New York Times article titled " Picture Books No Longer a Staple for Children ," which ran on October 7, 2010. From the more… continue reading Children and Reading

By written by Sarah S.    October 19, 2010   

The Free Library will host students from Philadelphia's celebrated Science Leadership Academy for a ladies-only program about cars, their care, and the role they play in our lives. With Special… continue reading Learning By Doing meets Ladies, Start Your Engines

By written by Kim B.    October 18, 2010    2

I was born and raised in Philadelphia, and in my very biased way; I believe it’s the best city in the world. So whenever I watch a film and notice parts of Philadelphia I get excited.… continue reading Philly on Film

By written by Camille T.    October 15, 2010    2

Archives assistant Celia Caust-Ellenbogen is posting on behalf of the CLIR “Milestones in 20th Century American Children’s Literature” project this week, writing about her… continue reading Lloyd Alexander Papers at the Free Library of Philadelphia

By written by Adrienne P.    October 14, 2010    5

Ever wish you could have a private screening of a great new movie with your friends and family at a local theater? Now’s your chance, book lovers! The Free Library is proud to partner with… continue reading Get Reading with MEGAREAD!

By written by Michelle S.    October 14, 2010    1

In July, we launched the Find a Location, Calendar of Events, and I Would Like To... features to our mobile website, and today I would like to share a couple cool new features. Podcasts –… continue reading More Mobile Web Features

By written by Camille T.    October 13, 2010    6

What would you do if someone secretly set up your webcam to record you in private , and then streamed that video over the internet? What would you do if you couldn’t walk to school at the… continue reading Teen Suicide and Anti-LGBT Bullying

By written by Joel N.    October 12, 2010   

During the fall and winter months, the Free Library of Philadelphia will offer its patrons extended service four evenings a week. Some branches will operate on a Monday through Friday schedule,… continue reading New Fall Hours

By written by Michelle S.    October 8, 2010    3

Announced today, Peruvian writer Mario Vargas Llosa has received the 2010 Nobel Prize in Literature. Praised for "his cartography of the structures of power and his trenchant images of the… continue reading Mario Vargas Llosa Wins 2010 Nobel Prize in Literature

By written by Michelle S.    October 7, 2010    1

This morning, Philly Plays Scrabble officially kicked off at the Parkway Central Library with Bob "The Hound" Kelly, the retired left-winger from Philadelphia Flyers! A… continue reading Philly Plays Scrabble Month Kicks Off at Parkway Central

By written by Michelle S.    October 6, 2010    1

Along with cooler weather and changing leaves, fall always brings with it a plentiful helping of new fiction and nonfiction--so much of it, in fact, that I inevitably struggle with which book… continue reading What I'm Reading (and Can't Wait to Read)

By written by Michelle S.    October 5, 2010    1

The Sundays on Stage fall season got off to a stellar start on October 4, when the Philadelphia Capoeira Arts Center performed the unique Afro-Brazilian art form known as Capoeira. The… continue reading Sundays on Stage

By written by Jennifer W.    October 4, 2010    4

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