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We are often asked which titles are the most frequently checked out here at the Free Library. To answer this question, our hardworking Materials Management staff has compiled several lists of the… continue reading Most Circulated Titles at the Free Library, Part I

By written by Michelle S.    January 31, 2011    2

The National Film Registry Board under the Library of Congress selected 25 films they deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" for the 2010 year. I was happy to… continue reading Films Inducted into the 2010 National Film Registry

By written by Camille T.    December 28, 2010    3

As I pre-ordered my tickets to the next Harry Potter film, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I , I realized it’s been a while since I’ve re-read the series . I was first… continue reading Harry Potter - The Book that Keeps on Giving

By written by Camille T.    November 10, 2010    3

I was born and raised in Philadelphia, and in my very biased way; I believe it’s the best city in the world. So whenever I watch a film and notice parts of Philadelphia I get excited.… continue reading Philly on Film

By written by Camille T.    October 15, 2010    2

The American Book Review released a list of what they consider the 100 Best First Lines from Novels . It's a pretty interesting list, and some of my personal favorites made the cut: #5.… continue reading 100 Best First Lines from Novels

By written by Camille T.    September 27, 2010    1

One of my favorite The Twilight Zone episodes is " Time Enough at Last " which stars the brilliant Burgess Meredith as Henry Bemis. Henry is a lover of books who is constantly belittled… continue reading Time Enough at Last

By written by Camille T.    August 30, 2010    6

“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view, until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.” These words of compassion spoken by… continue reading In Appreciation of To Kill a Mockingbird

By written by Michelle S.    July 16, 2010    1

Last week, I posted a few of my favorite French films , and this week I thought I'd share some of my favorite films set in London. Click on the film title to request material from the Free… continue reading Welcome to London Town

By written by Camille T.    July 14, 2010    5

On my first day of high school, all freshmen had to select a foreign lanaguage to study. I knew my parents wanted me to take Spanish, but I had my heart set on French. The summer before high… continue reading A Few of My Favorite French Films

By written by Camille T.    July 7, 2010    4

The popular HBO television series True Blood based on The Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris has developed a huge fan base. Season 3 of the series will begin airing June 13, but while we… continue reading Get Your True Blood Fix

By written by Camille T.    May 27, 2010    6

I love watching the Oscars . I enjoy the pre-show glitz of the red carpet and listening to the opening monologue of the host - not to mention the excitement of who will win! This year there are 10… continue reading 2010 Best Picture Films

By written by Camille T.    March 5, 2010    11

Yes, Uncle Sam has free online resources for career planning and job searching. Over the next few blogs, I’ll discuss some of these resources and how they can help you to develop and reach… continue reading Uncle Sam wants you … to have a great career!

By written by Paul S.    October 14, 2009    9

You’ve been on the internet for weeks applying for jobs. But you never hear back from employers. Or maybe you had a great interview last week. You’re anxious to hear about the job, but… continue reading THE FOLLOW-UP: Is it the Missing Link in Your Job Search?

By written by Paul S.    September 29, 2009    15

Hi there! Paul Savedow here, your go-to librarian for career resources. I am the head of the Education, Religion, and Philosophy Department in the Parkway Central Library and run WORKPLACE… continue reading Workplace Tips

By written by Administrator    September 22, 2009    4

The great thing about the wide array of DVDs available at the Free Library  is that there is truly something for everyone, from every genre, stretching back to the silent era (look for the… continue reading DVDs – New Arrivals!

By written by Anne L.    November 7, 2008    39

Regular readers of the New York Times may have read this week's article "From the Streets to the Libraries" which described why so many public libraries are buying… continue reading Street Lit at the Free Library

By written by Anne L.    October 25, 2008    19

Two extraordinary writers have recently released new novels, years after their earlier books established their literary reputations. It's been fifteen years since Fae Myenne Ng's debut, Bone , and… continue reading What I'm Reading Now

By written by Anne L.    September 26, 2008    25

The Fall season brings so many good things ... cooler weather, freshly picked apples ... and the anticipation of a big book publishing season.  The Sunday's Philadelphia Inquirer (9/7/08)… continue reading Upcoming Fall books

By written by Anne L.    September 10, 2008    29

How To Be Useful : A Beginner’s Guide to Not Hating Work / Megan Hustad Admission: I picked up this book because of its cover. I don’t take much stock in the whole… continue reading Surviving Your First Job

By written by Liz A.    September 3, 2008    75

Have you ever wanted to learn a foreign language?  Whether you are travelling out of the country soon or just want  to communicate with your neighbors, our downloadable foreign language… continue reading Language learning audiobooks available to download!

By written by Jen W.    August 29, 2008    73