Posts in “library-resources” (23)

Have you read the 1619 Project yet? It’s the award-winning special issue of the New York Times Magazine all about American Slavery that was published last month. The project’s creator,… continue reading

By Jamie B.   September 17, 2019   

In addition to Library Card Sign-Up Month (woo-hoo!), September is National Literacy Month! As you would expect, literacy is very near and dear to our hearts here at the Free Library, and a core… continue reading

By Kate C.   September 10, 2019   

Thanks to the Free Library’s huge selection of digital media , most of our patrons know that their library cards gain them access to books, music, movies, and more that travel with… continue reading

By Clare F.   September 9, 2019   

I waited until the last possible minute to write this blog. I’m not joking. When I took on the assignment, I made a joke about how ironic it would be to turn in a blog about procrastination,… continue reading

By Kamilah C.   September 6, 2019   

All throughout Library Card Sign-Up Month , we're sharing library card fun facts and information about the ways you can use a Free Library card. From books, movies, and DVDs to musical… continue reading

By Kate C.   September 5, 2019    3

September is Library Card Sign-up Month, and we just wanted to remind you that securing your very own Free Library of Philadelphia library card is both easy and valuable! You can sign up online or… continue reading

By Kate C.   September 3, 2019   

If you’re getting your news mostly from social media, your information diet is probably a little lacking. You might even be consuming fake news , which the New York Times defines as "a… continue reading

By Jamie B.   August 20, 2019    2

Did you know that the first week of August is Simplify Your Life Week ? It’s true! In the spirit of clearing your mind and making your life simpler and more organized, we put together a few… continue reading

By Kate C.   August 2, 2019    1

Through This Lens , an exhibit of library materials that illustrates and discusses the camera work of African American photographers can be viewed on the 2nd floor landing of Parkway Central… continue reading

By Alina J.   March 5, 2019    1

Earlier this week, the City of Philadelphia announced efforts to help federal workers affected by the current government shutdown. Mayor Kenney is encouraging furloughed workers and those working… continue reading

By Kate C.   January 25, 2019   

Who was Herbert Crowley? And why did he almost fade into obscurity after exhibiting critically acclaimed work at the start of the 20th century? Crowley was part of the very influential… continue reading

By Alina J.   October 29, 2018   

Now more than ever , students and teachers at our schools need the information and skills that librarians and libraries can provide. This year, the Free Library is working to spread the word about… continue reading

By Jess P.   October 26, 2018   

What better way to celebrate Classical Music Month this September than to perform some of your own music? The Free Library’s Chamber Music Collection can provide you with the materials to… continue reading

By Leanne F.   September 27, 2018   

In a world of "fake news" and "alternate truths", the importance of critical thinking is more important than ever. Educators and librarians have replaced old-school teaching… continue reading

By Joe S.   September 12, 2018   

Don’t get lost Googling, stuck behind a paywall, or duped by untrustworthy data! New electronic resources for information seekers of all ages are now available from the Free Library of… continue reading

By Jamie B.   August 30, 2018   

Today is Senior Citizens Day , the perfect time to reflect on the Free Library’s myriad offerings for our city’s older residents! As noted when we celebrated Older Americans Month back… continue reading

By Kate C.   August 21, 2018   

We have always loved to celebrate National Honey Bee Day , but this year it means a little more to us over here at the Free Library! That’s because we’ve got bees of our very own… continue reading

By Kate C.   August 17, 2018   

One of my favorite comic collections of all time is the Calvin and Hobbes Lazy Sunday Book . It reminds me that whenever possible, even if just for an hour, having a "lazy Sunday" is… continue reading

By Brittanie S.   August 10, 2018   

You know we’ve got books. Lots. More than 2 million, in fact. (And that doesn’t even include our streaming and downloadable ebooks and audiobooks!) We’ve got it all. From A to Z.… continue reading

By Julie B.   April 30, 2018   

We know the Free Library is one of the most heavily used cultural and educational institutions in our city. We’ve got the numbers: In fiscal year 2017, 640,000 people in Philadelphia held a… continue reading

By Julie B.   April 12, 2018