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Magnificence sometimes appears in the most commonplace observations. In the poetic celebration of self and nature,  Magnificent Homespun Brown: A Celebration is a series of young brown… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Brown: A Deep and Varied Joy

By written by Jeff B.    February 12, 2020   

I’m excited and intrigued by the upcoming release of the new Doctor Dolittle movie starring Robert Downey, Jr. — Dolittle ... The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle was one of the first novels… continue reading The Doctor is In: Doctor Dolittle Revisited

By written by Jeff B.    January 17, 2020   

Sometimes you come across a small book that holds much more than what you see between the cover. Migrations: Open Hearts, Open Borders   is just such a wonder.  This timely and… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | 'Tis the Season... and the Times

By written by Jeff B.    December 24, 2019   

[ Editor's note: We librarians offer literally thousands of programs every year. It's a special thrill to get formal feedback from our audiences. We can't publish every review we get,… continue reading Art, Gardens, and Stories: Making Philadelphia Home

By written by Administrator    June 28, 2018   

Three upcoming new books, coming out in three consecutive months, will focus on the subject of the workings of the human brain. Helen Thomson, a freelance science journalist, tells the… continue reading Wrap Your Head Around These Books About the Brain

By written by Ai Leng N.    March 23, 2018   

"Hate-watching"—watching something you dislike for the oddly enjoyable/satisfying/fun experience of hating on it—has become a staple of our media times. I am typically a… continue reading The Handmaid’s Tale: A Classic Dystopia Comes of Age

By written by Julie B.    June 12, 2017    2

Did you know that December is Read A New Book Month ? That’s right, the perfect excuse to dig into something you haven’t read before, especially as the temperatures continue to drop… continue reading December is Read A New Book Month!

By written by Kate C.    December 12, 2016    1

I love a graphic novel—and even better I love a graphic novel memoir . There is something so much more intimate about reading the words AND pictures when someone shares her story. Or maybe… continue reading Graphic Novel Memoirs

By written by Rachel F.    August 24, 2016   

August is hot and steamy in Philadelphia... a perfect time to take a vacation to somewhere sunny, beachy, or just far away. Need some books to keep the kids busy? Here you go! Everything Goes On… continue reading Children's Books for Your Next Roadtrip!

By written by Sarah S.    August 4, 2016   

Post written by Mary W. Most of us have read, or at least heard of, Heather Has Two Mommies by Lesléa Newman and Laura Cornell, which was recently reissued this year. In addition to… continue reading Helpful Books about Gender Identity for Children

By written by Michelle S.    June 12, 2015   

Need another place to find book reviews for great new children’s books? Well, good news! The Free Library of Philadelphia has an exciting new feature in The Notebook , the newspaper for… continue reading Children's Book Reviews now in The Notebook!

By written by Sarah S.    June 9, 2015   

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   

The Library of Congress , in celebration of National Book Festival has an exhibit featuring " Books That Shaped America ." They curated a list of 88 books which they feel are influential… continue reading Books That Shaped America

By written by Camille T.    July 20, 2012   

As I’m sure many of my fellow readers do, too, I have an extensive and ever-rotating list of favorite authors. I look forward to reading their new works and enjoy exploring their back lists… continue reading “Hardback Favorites” - Margot Livesey

By written by Michelle S.    February 22, 2012   

We pride ourselves on being the Free Library of Opportunity, providing the resources, services, and programs that help our users find success in whatever task they’re tackling. For job… continue reading Attention Job Seekers: The Free Library has the Resources You Need for Your First Job, Next Job, New Job

By written by Michelle S.    November 3, 2011    2

If you’re a movie lover, then you might be familiar with the video distribution company The Criterion Collection . This company is known for re-releasing classic and foreign films, as well… continue reading The Criterion Collection and Subtitles Aren't that Bad

By written by Camille T.    July 28, 2011   

The Street Lit Book Award Medal Committee comprises of a group of volunteer librarians and library workers from across the U.S. who work with Street Lit and its readers in public and school… continue reading 2011 Street Lit Book Award Medal Winner and Honor Books

By written by Music Department    April 27, 2011    6

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