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Columbia Professor Manning Marable recently passed away April 1, 2011, three days before the publication of his new biography of Malcolm X, Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention . Professor Marable has… continue reading Malcolm X Review

By written by Camille T.    April 6, 2011   

What are the kids up to these days? Reading a diverse array of books and graphic novels and watching some clever TV shows and films, as it turns out! Here are our most popular… continue reading Most Circulated Titles at the Free Library, Part III: Children's

By written by Michelle S.    February 17, 2011    5

Last Monday, we revealed the most circulated books, DVD films, and DVD television shows for adults at the Free Library in 2010. This week, we're revealing the most… continue reading Most Circulated Titles at the Free Library, Part II: Digital Media

By written by Michelle S.    February 7, 2011    2

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 New York Times presented a video series called " Fourteen Actors Acting " which simply showcases actors portraying classic screen types you might see in films. Here are a couple of… continue reading Actors Acting

By written by Camille T.    December 29, 2010   

The holiday shopping season is in full swing in Philadelphia. As you think about the children in your life, remember books can be really fun gifts, too. Below are some recommendations of books… continue reading Give the Gift of Books

By written by Sarah S.    December 1, 2010    6

Thanksgiving is once again upon us! But before you succumb to pre-shopping anxiety and turkey-induced food coma, don’t forget about sharing the spirit of the season with the little ones.… continue reading Celebrating Thanksgiving with Your Preschooler

By written by Sarah S.    November 22, 2010    4

Looking for some great kid-tested, librarian-approved books for autumn? The children's librarians at the Free Library have put together a list of a few of their favorites. … continue reading Autumn Books, Songs, and Rhymes for Kids

By written by Sarah S.    October 28, 2010   

It’s been a week and people are still talking about the New York Times article titled " Picture Books No Longer a Staple for Children ," which ran on October 7, 2010. From the more… continue reading Children and Reading

By written by Sarah S.    October 19, 2010   

This is that time of the year when we start to see a multitude of "Best of...." lists.  One of my favorites is always The New York Times "Notable Books of..." for… continue reading 100 Notable Books of 2008

By written by Anne L.    December 4, 2008    23

Amazon.com has changed how people buy books (of course, we know that you borrow MOST of the books you read from the Free Library of Philadelphia!).  But even if you don't buy books from… continue reading Best Books of the Year...So Far?

By written by Anne L.    September 12, 2008    28

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