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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 Go Back to School with the Free Library!

By written by Jess P.    August 30, 2019    1

The current exhibition in the Rare Book Department ’s Dietrich Gallery, entitled Philadelphia - The Changing City , offers a look at centuries’ worth of local transformations… continue reading Philadelphia - The Cycling City | Part 1: Paving the Way

By written by Alina J.    January 18, 2019   

Come and learn about Philadelphia's exciting, dynamic, and often forgotten history with a free guided tour of the  Philadelphia: The Changing City exhibition. The tour will be led by… continue reading Free Tours of Philadelphia: The Changing City Exhibition

By written by Joe S.    November 5, 2018   

It’s been said that "everybody has a past." Would you like to delve into yours? If so, we can help you find links to the unknowns in your life and the life of your family with our… continue reading Who's Your Granddaddy?

By written by Lisa-Jane E.    October 4, 2018   

A recent article and video at the University of Pennsylvania's  Penn Today highlights the work taking place to digitize all of the medieval manuscripts at Philadelphia area… continue reading Bringing Philadelphia's Rare Manuscripts to the World

By written by Janine P.    August 20, 2018   

If you’re anything like us, you’re still flying high after the Eagles’ big win over the Vikings on Sunday in the NFC Championship Game. Now we’ve got two weeks to celebrate… continue reading Fly, Eagles, Fly! Get Ready for the Big Game with the Free Library!

By written by Kate C.    January 23, 2018   

Want to learn how to download some of the over 120,000 ebooks available from our catalog to your new Kindle or Nook? Looking to discover all the hidden features of your new iPad, e-reader,… continue reading "How Does This Thing Work?" Let the Free Library Help with Our Extended E-Gadget Helpdesk Holiday Hours!

By written by Lori M.    December 21, 2017    1

Do you send out greeting cards around the holiday season? Families have been writing "Christmas Letters" for hundreds of years, but the commercially produced Christmas card is a little… continue reading Do You Need Some Holiday Card Inspiration?

By written by Caitlin G.    December 8, 2017   

The Philadelphia Colored Directory , a handbook of religious, social, political, professional, business activities of the Negroes of Philadelphia, was compiled by R. (Richard) R. (Robert) Wright,… continue reading The Philadelphia Colored Directory of 1910 Recently Scanned and Available for Download in Our Digital Collections

By written by Renee G.    October 6, 2017    4

Much has been written in academic journals about the need to increase access to special collections in public libraries, museums, and universities. This topic is particularly relevant to the … continue reading Traveling Treasures: A Special Collection Worth Touching

By written by Joe S.    May 5, 2017   

Katherine Milhous (1894-1977) wore many hats in her time: a supervisor for the Federal Art Project ; an artist for the Pennsylvania Art Project (a subsidiary of the Federal Art Project, which… continue reading The Art of Katherine Milhous

By written by Chris B.    April 7, 2017   

The Free Library of Philadelphia has digitized over 41,000 items from our extensive collections and is constantly adding more every day. Current collections include Charles Dickens , the Fine Arts… continue reading Free Library Digital Collections Artwork Reproductions Available Through Art.com!

By written by Victoria G.    March 6, 2017    1

The Print and Picture Collection is happy to announce the addition of over 100 photographic images by William Rapp to our  Historical Images of Philadelphia  digital… continue reading William Rapp Collection of Historical Images of Philadelphia

By written by Laura S.    August 29, 2016   

The Free Library has been hard at work upgrading our website again to make it more user-friendly, encourage exploration, and offer better customer service. Today, we are launching our newly… continue reading Browse Our Redesigned and Updated Digital Collections!

By written by Peter SM    August 2, 2016   

Andrew Carnegie was born in 1835 and grew up poor in Scotland. When he was 12 years old his father moved the family to Allegheny City, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Pittsburgh, where young Andy got a… continue reading The Carnegie Libraries of the Free Library: Past, Present and Future

By written by Kim B.    June 11, 2015    1

Last week’s deadly train derailment in the Port Richmond section of Philadelphia was eerily similar to a crash that happened at the same junction on Labor Day in 1943. The 1943 accident… continue reading 1943 Philadelphia Train Derailment Tragedy

By written by David N.    May 21, 2015   

Want to learn how to download some of nearly 120,000 ebooks to your new Kindle or Nook? Looking to discover all the hidden features of your new iPad, e-reader, smart phone, or tablet? Can’t… continue reading How Does This Thing Work? Free Library to Offer Extended E-Gadget Helpdesk Holiday Hours

By written by Michelle S.    December 11, 2014   

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