Posts in “how-to” (23)

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

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

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

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

By Jamie W.   February 28, 2017    2

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

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

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

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

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

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

By Jamie W.   August 6, 2015   

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

By Peter SM   July 20, 2015    20

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

By Peter SM   June 24, 2015    1

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

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

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

By Kim B.   June 24, 2014    6

Earlier this month Microsoft dropped support for the Windows XP operating system . This means that Windows XP will no long receive software updates. Most importantly, there will be no new security… continue reading

By Scott P.   April 21, 2014    2

With the fall season upon us, students, their teachers, and their principals have recently returned to school.  In the School District of Philadelphia, each of those groups face immense… continue reading

By Adam F.   September 18, 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   

The Memorial Day holiday weekend is here and with it the unofficial start of the summer season! Besides most people being off from work, "goin' down the shore" for some sun and fun,… continue reading

By Peter SM   May 24, 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