Posts in “tech” (138)

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

By Peter SM   October 8, 2013   

Here are the Top 10 ebooks downloaded from the Free Library's OverDrive Digital Library in September 2013. There were more than 44,450 ebooks checked out and downloaded from both our website… continue reading

By Peter SM   October 2, 2013   

Let's go "Around the Blogs" and check out some recent topics of interest from the tech, literary, library, and arts and entertainment sections of the World Wide Web. It's Banned… continue reading

By Peter SM   September 24, 2013   

Checkout the Top 10 Author Event Podcasts Downloaded in August 2013 . There were more than 19,400 podcasts downloaded from our website for the month of August! View our full Fall schedule and… continue reading

By Peter SM   September 17, 2013   

If you're looking at this blog, you may notice something different: more stories, more color, more pictures. We've redesigned our blog ! When you go to Free Library's blog now, you… continue reading

By Peter SM   September 13, 2013    1

Want to have a fun-filled day of creativity, learning, and making cool stuff courtesy of Free Library and SparkFun ? The SparkFun tour bus and staff will visit the Cecil B. Moore Library  at… continue reading

By Peter SM   September 10, 2013   

Here are the Top 10 ebooks downloaded from the Free Library's OverDrive Digital Library in August 2013. There were more than 47,000 ebooks checked out and downloaded for the month! The… continue reading

By Peter SM   September 4, 2013    1

There have been a number of news stories over the past few weeks discussing the digital divide that still exists around the world. Studies and statistics show that access to the internet has… continue reading

By Peter SM   August 27, 2013   

Back in May we posted about the Google+ redesign , which included a multiple column layout, consistency across devices (desktop, tablet, and mobile), an emphasis on visual content with the ability… continue reading

By Peter SM   August 20, 2013   

Here are the Top 10 ebooks downloaded from the Free Library's OverDrive Digital Library in July 2013. There were more than 54,300 ebooks checked out and downloaded for the month! The following… continue reading

By Peter SM   August 6, 2013   

The Maker Ed Initiative , embedded in five Free Library locations in some of Philadelphia’s most underserved communities, is mentoring teens and youth in a variety of maker activities from… continue reading

By K-Fai S.   July 31, 2013   

The saying goes, "Everyone loves a good mystery". And a recent mystery in the literary world has people rushing to libraries and bookstores to pick up a book called The Cuckoo’s… continue reading

By Peter SM   July 23, 2013   

Here are the Top 10 ebooks downloaded from the Free Library's OverDrive Digital Library in June 2013. Taking the top spot for the month was Neil Gaiman's newest novel The Ocean at the End… continue reading

By Peter SM   July 9, 2013   

As reported on this blog back in March, Google Reader announced that they were shutting down their Google Reader service as of July 1st, 2013 . Once we went through the five stages of grief, we… continue reading

By Peter SM   June 25, 2013   

Online Summer Reading is in full swing right now here at the Free Library with kids, teens, and adults from all over Philadelphia reading as much as they can all summer long to meet our… continue reading

By Peter SM   June 12, 2013    1

Here are the Top 10 ebooks downloaded from the Free Library's OverDrive Digital Library in May 2013. We may actually need to re-name this the "Top James Patterson ebooks List" this month, as the… continue reading

By Peter SM   June 4, 2013   

Mostly referred to as that "other" major social networking site besides Facebook and Twitter , Google+ has managed to stay relevant and innovative while only being on the social media… continue reading

By Peter SM   May 28, 2013    2

Google recently announced updates to their Maps API script, with more updates planned this summer for their overall Maps platform. The Free Library uses this API to display Google Maps in various… continue reading

By Peter SM   May 21, 2013   

The Free Library Mobile Services page has recently been updated! There are new step-by-step instructions and screenshots illustrating how to access and bookmark the Free Library's mobile… continue reading

By Peter SM   May 14, 2013    1

Another resource and ally in the Open Data movement (as I've written about in previous blog posts ) has popped up online as of last week: CultureBlocks.com . CultureBlocks is a free web-based… continue reading

By Peter SM   May 8, 2013