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It's getting close to being "the most wonderful time of the year", or, if you have to travel far and wide—over the river and through the woods even—you may need some help… continue reading Digital Media Spotlight | New Audiobooks for Holiday Travels

By written by Peter SM    November 22, 2019   

"We wanna be free! We wanna be free to do what we wanna do. We wanna be free to surf the net. We wanna be free to visit websites and access information freely without being hassled by The… continue reading Banned Books Week | A Year Without Net Neutrality

By written by Peter SM    September 25, 2019   

Whether you've voted or not in the past few years for national or local elections, you may or may not know that voting security has become an ever-increasing concern. A bipartisan report by… continue reading New Voting Machine Demonstrations at a Neighborhood Library Near You!

By written by Peter SM    September 12, 2019   

Ever been searching for a title on Amazon (or on Google, and then the first search result back gives you a link to Amazon) and wish you could also find out whether that same title is available at… continue reading Library Browser Extension Helps Show Book, ebook, Audiobook, and Movie Catalog Availability on Non-Library Websites

By written by Peter SM    August 13, 2019    5

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 Digital Databases and Learning Spotlight: JSTOR

By written by Jamie B.    November 8, 2018    1

Did you know that October is Computer Learning Month ? The Free Library wants to help you celebrate! Below you'll find a helpful a reminder of all the ways we can help you gain confidence in… continue reading Celebrate Computer Learning Month at Your Neighborhood Library!

By written by Kate C.    October 15, 2018    1

Just in time for Easter, perhaps the largest collection of "Easter Eggs" to ever be assembled on film debuts in theaters today— Ready Player One . The film is adapted from Ernest… continue reading The Pop Culture Apocalypse of Ready Player One

By written by Peter SM    March 29, 2018    1

Welp, here we go again... This is what could happen if there are no Net Neutrality laws. Remember Net Neutrality ? If not, here's a refresher: In its simplest terms, Net Neutrality is the… continue reading Rally to Save Net Neutrality and Open Internet for All!

By written by Peter SM    December 8, 2017    1

Did you know that October is Computer Learning Month? The Free Library wants to help you celebrate! Here’s a reminder of all the ways we can help you gain confidence in your computer skills… continue reading Celebrate Computer Learning Month with The Free Library!

By written by Kate C.    October 16, 2017   

PhillyCAM , in collaboration with the Free Library, has kicked-off the new People's Media Collection at Northeast Regional and West Oak Lane libraries! Over the next six months, PhillyCAM will… continue reading PhillyCAM Offers Hands-On Media Training at Select Libraries

By written by Jenn D.    July 12, 2017   

Nine Free Library of Philadelphia locations are testing out a fun new take on an old classic! These new audio-enabled books from Vox Books are picture books combined with an audio recording of… continue reading Explore New Audio-Enabled Books at the Free Library!

By written by Kate C.    May 16, 2017   

OverDrive , one of our most popular Digital Media platforms for accessing ebooks and digital audiobooks, recently made some changes to their mobile apps. These changes should make your digital… continue reading Updates to OverDrive Mobile Apps

By written by Jamie W.    February 28, 2017    4

The Free Library of Philadelphia’s IT department has just completed a wireless upgrade throughout all our 53 neighborhood libraries! To paraphrase an old sci-fi show , "We have the… continue reading WiFi Upgrades: Better, Stronger, Faster

By written by Administrator    October 24, 2016    10

The Technology Learning Collaborative (TLC) , an association of service organizations from throughout Philadelphia committed to leveraging technology resources to reduce poverty, improve… continue reading Click, Engage, and Involve at Technology Learning Collaborative's Conference

By written by Harry F.    October 19, 2016    1

The Free Library of Philadelphia IT Digital Development team has updated the “Find a Location” section of our website today with a new responsive design layout and many new features.… continue reading New Updates and Features in Our Locations Section!

By written by Peter SM    October 17, 2016   

Happy International Literacy Day ! While everyone knows libraries are literacy hubs, many might not know the different types of literacy the Free Library of Philadelphia helps to promote! Not… continue reading Celebrate International Literacy Day with the Free Library

By written by Kate C.    September 8, 2016    2

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   

*** Update: For current information about this service, please contact the Science & Wellness Supervisor at paquetteb@freelibrary.org. *** Looking to discover all the hidden features of your… continue reading E-Gadget Help Desk

By written by Harry F.    May 10, 2016    4

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