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Effective June 30, 2021, we will no longer be offering Kanopy and Hoopla services to our patrons. Instead, the Free Library will use the funding for those subscriptions to support our collections… continue reading Kanopy and Hoopla Access Ends June 30, 2021

By written by Tara M.    June 15, 2021    60

This is the seventh in a series of posts  highlighting major figures in jazz history who were from Philly (even if most ended up in New York City). A virtual book discussion of Thelonious… continue reading Philly Jazz Legends: Lee Morgan

By written by Ben R.    April 14, 2021    3

In August, we announced big changes on the horizon now that OverDrive has acquired the RBdigital platform. If you remember, RBdigital audiobooks moved to our OverDrive platform. Now comes the… continue reading Introducing OverDrive Magazines!

By written by Jamie B.    March 19, 2021    3

I bomb atomically, Socrates’ philosophies and hypotheses Can’t define how I be dropping these mockeries Lyrically perform armed robbery - "Triumph (feat. Cappadonna)" by… continue reading Memories of the Golden Age of Hip Hop

By written by Camille T.    February 26, 2021    1

2021 marks 45 years since The Muppet Show debuted on television and today Disney+ is bringing back all 120 episodes streaming on-demand! As Kermit the Frog would say—arms flailing—… continue reading Digital Media Spotlight | The Muppets

By written by Peter SM    February 19, 2021   

What do Guion Bluford , Angela Davis , Hank Aaron , Maya Angelou , Katherine G. Johnson , Eartha Kitt , Sonny Rollins , Gordon Parks , Ntozake Shange , and E. Lynn Harris all have in common? They… continue reading Introducing the HistoryMakers Digital Archive!

By written by Jamie B.    February 16, 2021   

The first Saturday of February is Take Your Child to the Library Day! This holiday , invented by two librarians, encourages families to make a trip to their neighborhood library with their young… continue reading There’s Always Something New to Discover at the Free Library!

By written by Emily S.    February 5, 2021   

Seen any good movies lately? If you've exhausted watching everything on your streaming media platforms of choice, take a look at the National Film Registry 's yearly recommendations and… continue reading Newest Additions to the National Film Registry

By written by Peter SM    January 11, 2021    3

Space western adventures! Out of this world creatures! And one cute green baby (Yoda)! We're talking about The Mandalorian , the latest installment in the ever-expanding Star Wars universe of… continue reading This Is The Way... to Mandalorian and Star Wars Reads

By written by Peter SM    December 18, 2020   

For many Philadelphians, library access to free ebooks and audiobooks has been a lifesaver during the pandemic. We may not be able to go anywhere we want, but we can travel vicariously through… continue reading How to Recommend a Digital Book

By written by Jamie B.    December 14, 2020    2

by Stephanie S - Intern, Languages & Learning Center The Languages and Learning Center supports the individual literacy and learning goals of Philadelphia adults, including… continue reading Free Arabic Literacy Program - Available Virtually Now

By written by Lindsay S.    November 2, 2020   

The new school year starts this week throughout Philadelphia and whether students will be attending school in-person and / or virtually, the Free Library is ready to help with resources and… continue reading Back to School Resources and Programs for Students

By written by Valerie S.    September 1, 2020    1

¡hurra! 万岁 hoan hô! Ура! hourra! hooray! الصيحة! Let’s celebrate! The Free Library now offers access to ebooks and audiobooks in seven world languages: Spanish, Chinese,… continue reading Hurra! Hourra! Hoan Hô! | ebooks in 7 Languages

By written by Jamie B.    August 31, 2020   

If I had to sum up 2020 so far in one word, it would be... bogus . Or, maybe we're just stuck in one of the darkest timelines ? Either way, we could all use some pure escapism right now, and… continue reading Bill and Ted Face the Music \m/

By written by Peter SM    August 28, 2020   

Have you heard the news? OverDrive has acquired the RBdigital platform . For Free Library users, this means that on September 8, 2020, RBdigital content will move to OverDrive. The RBdigital… continue reading Big Changes are Coming to RBdigital

By written by Jamie B.    August 26, 2020    24

In these times of social distancing and no indoor activities, what better way to spend time than venturing outside and going for a hike in the great outdoors? You don’t have to go… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Let's Go Hiking

By written by Monica C.    August 13, 2020   

As part of our ongoing series of blog posts highlighting our awesome staff throughout the Free Library of Philadelphia, today we take some time to speak with Jamie Bowers, an eResources Librarian.… continue reading Meet Your Library Staff: Jamie Bowers - eResources Librarian

By written by Administrator    August 11, 2020    11

by Khristina Spence - Intern, Languages & Learning Center Bonjour! Salut! Bonsoir! Join the Free Library's Languages and Learning Center ’s newest offering: the French… continue reading French Conversation Circle

By written by Rachel H.    August 11, 2020   

It's that time of year again... where you'll never know what to expect from... Shark Week ! For the past 32 years, Shark Week has grown from a small, PBS-styled series of documentary… continue reading Digital Media Spotlight | Shark Week 2020

By written by Peter SM    August 10, 2020    1

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