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Congratulations on your new e-reader, tablet, or mobile device! We hope you enjoy borrowing digital items from the Free Library of Philadelphia.  Here's a quick guide to get you on your… continue reading An Introduction to Ebooks at the Free Library of Philadelphia

By written by Jamie W.    December 19, 2012    1

E-readers and tablets are among this year's hottest holiday gifts and of course, borrowing Free Library ebooks and audiobooks for your new e-reader or tablet is the hottest activity for… continue reading Free Library Ebook Guide

By written by Jamie W.    December 19, 2012    62

Can anyone tell which books Malia and Sasha Obama bought recently? Tell us your best guesses in the comments section. (Look at a  larger version of this picture.)  Malia will turn 15 in… continue reading What do Malia and Sasha read?

By written by Peter L.    December 19, 2012    2

If the previous year’s statistics are any indication of what consumers spent money on during the holidays , there is a good chance that you or someone you know may be receiving some sort of… continue reading Have Yourself A Happy High-Tech Holiday!

By written by Peter SM    December 18, 2012   

The Free Library is proud to announce that our very own Children’s Librarian Mônica Carnesi and her picture book, Little Dog Lost, were chosen for Horn Book's list of the best… continue reading Litte Dog Lost Finds a Home with the Best Books of 2012!

By written by Eileen O.    December 17, 2012   

If you’re a fan of the Free Library’s Music Department on Facebook , you already know about the rousing pop-up performance Mimi Stillman gave us on Tuesday, November 13 th .  As… continue reading Watch Mimi Stillman perform in the library!

By written by Perry G.    December 14, 2012   

Last week in my “ Best of” daze , I stumbled upon this article in the New York Times  about the year’s most notable musical memoirs. I don’t particularly have a… continue reading Hey, Hey, It's a Wealth of Musical Memoirs (and more!)

By written by Alix G.    December 13, 2012   

The Free Library of Philadelphia has released the newest version of our mobile site ! The new mobile site (version 3.0) uses responsive web design and provides an optimal viewing experience on all… continue reading Free Library of Philadelphia Mobile Site 3.0

By written by Peter SM    December 11, 2012   

By   Edward G. Pettit The conviviality of the Dickensian world is nowhere more apparent than in Dickens’s Christmas books and stories. From Mr Pickwick celebrating at Dingley Dell to… continue reading A celebration of the Victorian conviviality of Charles Dickens

By written by Janine P.    December 10, 2012   

Young children can learn so much about their world through seasonal books and discussions.  With the change of the season just around the corner, why not visit your local library and check… continue reading Wonderful Winter is Almost Here!

By written by Megan W.    December 10, 2012    4

Racking your brain for the perfect holiday gifts? Well, rack no more because the Free Library Shop is here! Launched earlier this week, the Free Library Shop has a slew of great literary and… continue reading The Free Library Shop

By written by Eileen O.    December 7, 2012   

Can a great urban library such as the Free Library of Philadelphia "remember" a musician?  With yesterday's passing of Dave Brubeck (B. Concord, CA, Dec 6 1920; d. Norwalk, CT,… continue reading Remembering Dave Brubeck

By written by Adam F.    December 6, 2012   

About a month ago I tagged along on my husband’s business trip to Chicago so that I could check out Ernest Hemingway’s home in Oak Park, Illinois. (More on that another… continue reading Reliving My Childhood Through Books

By written by Alix G.    December 5, 2012   

Picking up from where we left off last week: What does Open Data mean for patrons and customers of the Free Library and what are some of the potential benefits and possibilities? If ever there was… continue reading Benefits and Possibilities of Open Data and the Free Library

By written by Peter SM    December 4, 2012   

I love a good "Best of the Year" book list, whether it's finding my personal favorites on the lists of critics whom I respect or discovering great books that must have slid past my… continue reading Jumping on the 'Best of' Bandwagon

By written by Michelle S.    December 3, 2012   

Every year at this time, it seems like billions of “best of” lists start peppering blogs, newspapers, magazines, and morning news television shows. I gobble them up, despite the fact… continue reading The "Best of" Lists Are Here!

By written by Alix G.    November 28, 2012   

Book Paper Scissors December 8, 2012 10 am - 4 pm Parkway Central Library Book Paper Scissors is an artists' book fair, free and open to the public, accompanied by book and paper workshops.… continue reading Book Paper Scissors Artists' Book Fair

By written by Karen L.    November 27, 2012    2

This is the first part in a multi-part series looking at tech news and issues relevant to the Free Library of Philadelphia’s customers and patrons. One of the more recent buzzwords gaining… continue reading The Open Data Initiative and GIS Technology

By written by Peter SM    November 27, 2012   

There's a new face in Philbrick Hall at Central this week - Michael R. has joined the team to be the After School Leader in the Teen Center.  Michael graduated from Vassar College in… continue reading Introducing Michael - Central's New Teen Center After School Leader!

By written by Dena    November 20, 2012   

The Free Library was saddened to hear about the passing of Michael McGonigle, film lecturer at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Michael was very generous with his time and talents and donated his… continue reading In Memoriam: Michael McGonigle

By written by Daniel S.    November 19, 2012    1

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