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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 September is Library Card Sign-up Month!

By written 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 Time Enough at Last

By written 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 Emma Thompson Visits the Free Library!

By written 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 Last chance to help us measure the Free Library's impact!

By written 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 Humanitarian Efforts in Pakistan: How to Help those Devastated by Recent Floods

By written 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 The Mayor's Commission on Literacy - Dedicated to Lifelong Learning

By written 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 Remembering Tony Judt

By written 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 So you want to get an ebook reader?

By written 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 Parkway Central Tourist Information

By written 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 On Gardening and Getting Started

By written 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 The Book and the Quilt

By written by Michelle S.    August 2, 2010    2

Late summer Sundays, when time seems to run like molasses and the air is thick with stagnant heat—it’s not always the most inspiring time of year, is it? But the Free Library is… continue reading Sundays on the Parkway Offers Something for Everyone

By written by Michelle S.    July 29, 2010    4

Maybe you’ve seen him hanging out on the front steps of Parkway Central Library as you stop by to check out the latest bestseller, attend an author event, or listen to classical… continue reading Call for Phanatic Photos!

By written by Michelle S.    July 28, 2010    1

Are you looking for in-depth, unbiased information about the ongoing Gulf of Mexico oil spill? Click on the image below to be taken to the Gale website, one of our resource partners. You… continue reading Learn More about the 2010 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill

By written by Camille T.    July 27, 2010   

A tour de force in children’s literature not only for the Free Library of Philadelphia, but also for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and library systems nationwide, Children's Services… continue reading In Memoriam: Carolyn W. Field, Coordinator of Work with Children

By written by Michelle S.    July 26, 2010    5

Veteran broadcast and print journalist Daniel Schorr passed away today in Washington, D.C. at the age of 93. A tenacious and respected reporter, Schorr received three Emmy Awards for his coverage… continue reading In memoriam, Daniel Schorr

By written by Michelle S.    July 23, 2010   

Starting today, you will find a new link for "Book Description & Reviews" for items in our catalog. When you click the link, a new window will open, displaying reviews from our… continue reading Find Book Descriptions & Reviews in our Catalog

By written by Michelle S.    July 22, 2010   

RSS--which stands for Really Simple Syndication--is a web format that allows data from frequently updated works, like blog entries, news headlines, and audio and video content to be viewed in a… continue reading RSS - Let Information Come to You

By written by Camille T.    July 22, 2010    2

Library services may be free, but their value to users is enormous. The Free Library of Philadelphia is working with the Fels Institute of Government to put a value on the resources and services… continue reading Help the Library Demonstrate Its Impact: Complete a Brief Survey, and Enter to Win a $50 Gift Card

By written by Michelle S.    July 21, 2010    2

We have some exciting news for smart phone users! If you access the Free Library's website using a web-enabled device, you will find new features tailored for view on your iPhone, Blackberry,… continue reading New Mobile Web Features

By written by Michelle S.    July 20, 2010    1

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