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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 Alternative RSS Readers to Replace Google Reader

By written 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 Find Summer Reading Booklists Instantly In Our Online Catalog

By written 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 Top 10 ebooks OverDrive Digital Library May 2013

By written 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 Check Out Free Library of Philadelphia on Google+

By written 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 Free Library Google Maps Upgrade and New Features

By written 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 Free Library Mobile Services at the Tap of Your Finger!

By written 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 Arts, Culture, and Creativity Mapped Out on CultureBlocks

By written by Peter SM    May 8, 2013   

Here are the Top 10 ebooks downloaded from Free Library's OverDrive Digital Library in April 2013. There were more than 850 ebooks checked out and downloaded for the month! This following list… continue reading Top 10 ebooks OverDrive Digital Library April 2013

By written by Peter SM    May 1, 2013   

If you attended any of the recent Philadelphia Book Festival events, or are planning on attending any of the remaining Philadelphia Science Week or Philly Tech Week events, you've probably… continue reading Free Library Branches and Departments on Facebook

By written by Peter SM    April 24, 2013   

Calling all tech enthusiasts, digital strategists, web entrepreneurs, online editors, software developers, web designers, engineers, bloggers, hackers, gamers, students, and gadget geeks all… continue reading Philly Tech Week 2013 Featured Events @ Free Library

By written by Peter SM    April 16, 2013    1

If you haven't viewed our Extras page in a while, we've recently updated it with some new spring-themed photos from our various digital collections . Add a touch of spring to your desktop,… continue reading Pinteresting Spring Extras

By written by Peter SM    April 9, 2013   

In tech news reported right before the Easter holiday last week, it was revealed that Amazon had bought the social reading website Goodreads . The news was posted on Goodreads official blog ,… continue reading Amazon Buys Book-centric Social Networking Site Goodreads

By written by Peter SM    April 3, 2013   

"Be afraid... Be very afraid." is the newest addition to the ever-expanding collection of interactive online exhibitions featured on the Free Library's website. The exhibition,… continue reading "Be afraid... Be very afraid." - An Exhibition of Horror

By written by Peter SM    March 26, 2013   

Some sad news came across the internet last week as Google posted on their official blog that as of July 1st, 2013 they would be shutting down their Google Reader service . Google Reader is--or… continue reading Google Reader Service Ending July 1st, 2013

By written by Peter SM    March 21, 2013    1

Back in November 2012, Google updated its Maps service for browsers, as well as Android powered mobile phones and tablets, with indoor maps and floor plans of over 10,000 locations inlcuding… continue reading Find Your Way Around Parkway Central via Google Indoor Maps

By written by Peter SM    March 12, 2013   

We are excited to present VuFind , the newest version of our online catalog , starting on Wednesday, February 20th! We've been running VuFind in beta since early last year, so some of you may… continue reading VuFind, the Library's New Online Catalog!

By written by Peter SM    February 15, 2013    14

The Free Library of Philadelphia yesterday released its first batch of raw data to the OpenDataPhilly project. As discussed in previous blog posts , the "Open Data" initative's goal… continue reading Free Library of Philadelphia Contributes First Batch of Data to OpenDataPhilly Project

By written by Peter SM    February 5, 2013   

If the previous year’s statistics are any indication of what consumers spent money on during the holidays , there is a good chance that you or someone you know may be receiving some sort of… continue reading Have Yourself A Happy High-Tech Holiday!

By written by Peter SM    December 18, 2012   

The Free Library of Philadelphia has released the newest version of our mobile site ! The new mobile site (version 3.0) uses responsive web design and provides an optimal viewing experience on all… continue reading Free Library of Philadelphia Mobile Site 3.0

By written by Peter SM    December 11, 2012   

Picking up from where we left off last week: What does Open Data mean for patrons and customers of the Free Library and what are some of the potential benefits and possibilities? If ever there was… continue reading Benefits and Possibilities of Open Data and the Free Library

By written by Peter SM    December 4, 2012   

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