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It's the first day of spring ... well, at least according to the calendar. Look outside? Winter still has its grip on much of the U.S., especially here on the east coast . Nevertheless, spring… continue reading Spring Cleaning in the Middle of a Winter Snowstorm

By written by Peter SM    March 20, 2018   

Here at the Free Library, we often have parents ask us, "How can I help my child learn to read?" Of course, we know that sharing books with children helps to develop a love of reading,… continue reading Ready4K and Vroom: Early Learning Tips for Young Children

By written by Sarah S.    February 2, 2018    2

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 Cool Job! Chatting with Workplace's Digital Resource Specialist

By written by Gillian R.    January 11, 2018   

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 Start Your School Year Off Right with These Free Online Resources!

By written by Rachel F.    September 6, 2017   

The Culinary Literacy Center is excited to present Summer Thyme Cooks, a fresh approach to learning about cooking, collaboration, and cost. Summer Thyme Cooks is a FREE , four-part summer cooking… continue reading Summer Thyme Cooks - Apply Now!

By written by Jamie B.    May 10, 2017    6

March 21 is the second annual Credit Card Reduction Day , an obscure holiday created in 2016. You’ve never heard of it? Neither had I until just a few days ago, but I’m sure plenty of… continue reading Credit Card Reduction Day

By written by Allen M.    March 21, 2017   

I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers. Claude Monet   As winter finally drags its feet slowly out the door, I think of Spring, and I think of flowers. Here are some books… continue reading When I Think of Spring, I Think of Flowers

By written by Ai Leng N.    March 20, 2017   

I admit it: I’ve developed a slight obsession with baking pies. It all started last spring, when I took a hands-on pie class at the Free Library’s Culinary Literacy Center with Holly… continue reading Pi(e) Day

By written by Samantha M.    March 14, 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

Do you love food and want to engage in participatory learning through cooking? Do you wish your community had more opportunities to share knowledge of food and cooking? Do you want your… continue reading Just Food Training with the Culinary Literacy Center

By written by Liz A.    February 16, 2017    3

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… continue reading Get Your School Year Off to a Great Start with These Online Resources!

By written by Rachel F.    September 6, 2016   

Does your child love food and want to learn more about how to cook? Do you ever wish you had a helping hand in the kitchen? Ever wonder how to turn your child on to healthy eating habits? The… continue reading What Will Your Child Cook This Summer?

By written by Jamie B.    June 17, 2016    2

My dad was a radio DJ when I was a kid and thereby instilled in me a fierce love of music. As far back as my days of wearing footie pajamas I preferred partaking of his vast vinyl collection to… continue reading Yes, I Do Know How to Find Great New Music

By written by Kim B.    March 11, 2016   

At the dawn of every school year, all the librarians put on their letterman jackets, sew days of the week labels into our socks, and start thinking really hard about we can help… continue reading Bulk Up on Back to School Resources

By written by Jamie W.    September 4, 2015   

Sometimes you've got to take a test. It's a fact of life. Some of us struggle with tests while others breeze by, but we could all benefit from a little preparation. So before you… continue reading Featured Resource: Learning Express Library

By written by Jamie W.    August 6, 2015    1

Continuing our series of blog posts highlighting new features in our revamped and updated Online Catalog , today we bring you a tutorial about Online Registration . You can now sign up for a… continue reading How To Get A Library Card - New Online Registration Feature

By written by Peter SM    July 20, 2015    219

The Free Library is happy to announce that we've launched our new Online Catalog ! As we mentioned on the blog and throughout social media last week, our goal was to help make our catalog more… continue reading Introducing The Free Library's New Online Catalog!

By written by Peter SM    June 24, 2015    3

The Free Library has been hard at work upgrading our online catalog to make it more user-friendly, encourage exploration, and offer better customer service. With many suggestions and feedback from… continue reading New Updates and Features Coming Soon to our Online Catalog!

By written by Peter SM    June 19, 2015    6

Always wanted to write the "Great American Novel" but put it off because of any myriad of reasons (didn't know where to start, needed motivation, general procrastination)? Well, this… continue reading National Novel Writing Month

By written by Peter SM    November 21, 2014   

Access to FREE Auto Repair Resources   All you need is a library card and POWER Library   (PHILADELPHIA) - Before your next trip to the mechanic, take an online detour and check out… continue reading Access to FREE Auto Repair Resources

By written by Kim B.    June 24, 2014    33

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