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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    2

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   

We’re excited to share our newly digitized Oscar Wilde manuscripts, part of the rich collection of literary manuscripts and first editions in the Rare Book Department. The draft of The… continue reading Oscar Wilde Manuscripts

By written by Samantha M.    November 25, 2014    2

In case you didn't know, the Free Library has an ever-expanding collection of interactive online exhibitions featured on our website, with topics ranging from science fiction and brewing beer… continue reading Take a Trip Back in Time with Ben Franklin and Our New Timeline Feature

By written by Peter SM    January 17, 2014   

If you haven't viewed our Extras page in a while, we've recently updated it again with some new autumn-themed digital images from our various digital collections , including our vast… continue reading Fall into these cool web extras!

By written by Peter SM    October 8, 2013   

If you have a moment, I’d like to introduce you to Carl Friederich Egelmann, or Charles Frederick Egelmann as he came to be known in America.  He was born in Neuenkirchen, Germany on… continue reading The Skies Proclaim the Work of His Hands ~ Carl Friederich Egelmann (1782-1860)

By written by Del-Louise M.    July 17, 2013    7

In our continual effort to better serve you, a team of librarians has recently taken a fresh look at our many electronic resources and databases, and has recommended some changes. Public… continue reading Changes Coming to Our Electronic Resources and Databases

By written by Jamie W.    May 15, 2013    32

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