Posts in “databases” (87)

You are about to enter another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind. A journey into a wondrous land of entertainment. Next stop, the Free Library of Philadelphia's… continue reading

By Peter SM   September 18, 2019   

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   

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   

The calendar still says August, and the weather forecast still says summer, but the new school year is just around the corner— School District of Philadelphia will ring the bell to begin… continue reading

By Jess P.   August 30, 2019    1

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

If the idea of heading out into the world at some ungodly hour to fight crowds and spend money makes you queasy, and you’re choosing to celebrate today as Buy Nothing Day rather than Black… continue reading

By Kate C.   November 23, 2018   

Although October was Computer Learning Month, it's always a great time to learn and try new tech tools. Take a moment this month to test out JSTOR , the Free Library’s classic research… continue reading

By Jamie B.   November 8, 2018    1

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   

Who remembers having to visit the library and look up magazine articles in the long, long row of green hardbound Reader’s Guide to Periodical Literature ? No disrespect against the… continue reading

By Violet L.   August 29, 2018   

by Kate M. This may sound familiar: you’re going to Italy in two weeks. Or Greece. Or Vietnam. You’ve been planning this trip for months, but it just never seemed like the right time… continue reading

By Administrator   August 8, 2018    1

Take a deep dive into the Free Library’s resources on African American artists at The Libraries Are Appreciated , an exhibition from the Parkway Central’s Art Department . Borrowing… continue reading

By Jamie B.   April 24, 2018   

Two of our most popular digital resources are getting a new home on your mobile device. RBDigital Audiobooks and RBDigital Magazines ( formerly Zinio )  are now both available… continue reading

By Jamie W.   April 20, 2018    3

We are very pleased to announce complimentary online access to the New York Times is now available with your library card ! Free Library card holders will now have free access to NYTimes.com and… continue reading

By Jamie W.   April 10, 2018    8

I recently spoke with a familair face at Parkway Central Library —Sean Early, the Digital Resource Specialist in the Workplace , a service that supports job seekers within the Business… continue reading

By Gillian R.   January 11, 2018   

It’s that time of year again! You know, that time. Your neighborhood gym is packed and everyone’s researching the latest fad diet to meet those New Year’s Resolutions as we head… continue reading

By Kate C.   December 27, 2017    1

The Free Library is very pleased to announce the launch of a brand-new service to our cardholders. The popular on-demand video streaming service Kanopy is now available at no cost with your… continue reading

By Jamie W.   November 1, 2017    32

Is everyone ready for the start of another school year? At the Free Library of Philadelphia, we spent the last few weeks of our summer brushing up on the wonderful online resources available… continue reading

By Rachel F.   September 6, 2017   

The Free Library of Philadelphia is pleased to announce that beginning today we will offer free access to Lynda.com with your library card ! Lynda.com is an online training and learning tool… continue reading

By Jamie W.   September 5, 2017    31

2 + 2 = 4 The Earth is round. Frankenstein is the name of the doctor, not the monster. These are all indisputable facts. Unfortunately, we are currently living in some bizarro, post-truth world… continue reading

By Peter SM   August 25, 2017   

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