Tagged digital media

Listen to Over 1,800 Podcasts and Watch Almost 500 Videos from Our Author Events Series!

Hello, Author Events friends, While our event season has so far been a bit truncated, we’re willing to bet you haven’t heard or seen the vast majority of the writers we’ve hosted over the past 20 or so years. We also…

Check Out Online Magazines for some Home Cooking Inspiration!

While you’re checking out the library’s amazing collection of ebooks, movies and music , don’t forget about one of our most vibrant options- magazines! With RBdigital Magazine , you can browse over 100 popular…

Keeping You and the Kids Busy While Social Distancing

While we all practice social distancing with schools and libraries closed for at least two weeks to help flatten the curve of COVID-19 , what exactly are you (and your kids!) going to do with yourself? A lot of us have to-be-read piles…

Audiobooks 101

Audiobooks offer a great way to escape while you’re working, cooking, or cleaning. They have also been proven to help struggling readers access literature . But a battle still rages: audiobooks vs. reading . Which side are you on?…

Join the Free Library for Online Storytimes and Virtual Activities!

**Upated to reflect new virtual programs on March 26 at 3:23 p.m.** While we’re sad that our buildings are closed for now , our Free Library librarians and staff members are taking some of your favorite programs online…

ebooks 101

New to ebooks? Here’s a short guide to getting started with ebooks at the Free Library. Finding ebooks Search our library catalog by title, author, subject, or another term. In your search results, ebooks will be labeled with a…

In the Kitchen with Children and Youth

Involving youth of all ages in the kitchen is a great way to help open up young minds to new foods. Check out our ideas that don’t need a knife or other sharp tools. And remember, before chopping it up in the kitchen, check…

Spotlight on Digital Media | The Return of 13 Scary Movies to Watch on Friday the 13th

Today, March 13, is the first of two Friday the 13ths occurring in 2020. I've penned posts in the past of full of screamingly scary streaming selections and now I've returned to shock and surprise you with 13 more from our…

Digital Media Spotlight: Black History Month

For this month's Digital Media Spotlight , we are celebrating Black History Month and the lives and achievements of African Americans in film, music, literature, and other multimedia, all available through our Digital Media Portal.…

Digital Media Spotlight | New Year, New ebooks!

For this month's Digital Media Spotlight , we turn our attention towards ebooks and the news that in 2019, the Free Library reached the 1 million+ ebook checkout mark ! And it would seem public libraries, in general, were having a…

Newest Additions to the National Film Registry

For Hollywood, the time spanning November through March is known as "film awards season" . Between the  People's Choice Awards ,  Golden Globe Awards , the Oscars , the Golden Raspberry Awards , as well as…

Meet Your Library Staff: Brandon Waddington – Kensington Library Digital Resource Specialist

As part of our ongoing series of blog posts highlighting our awesome staff throughout the Free Library of Philadelphia, today we take some time to speak with Brandon Waddington, a Digital Resource Specialist at the Kensington Library .…

Digital Media Spotlight | Season's Streamings with These Unique Holiday Television Specials and Movies

The holidays are in full swing, and that means your television, web browser, and anywhere else you can watch video on is currently inundated with holiday programming. And as comforting as A Charlie Brown Christmas or a Rankin/Bass…

The Free Library's New Center for Digitization | Sharing Treasures Through Technology

" If you want to understand today, you have to search yesterday" Pearl S. Buck   Putting the contents of libraries and museums on the web makes wonderful, hidden art accessible. The Free Library of Philadelphia has…

Digital Media Spotlight | New Audiobooks for Holiday Travels

It's getting close to being "the most wonderful time of the year", or, if you have to travel far and wide—over the river and through the woods even—you may need some help getting to where you need to be for…

Introducing the Free Library’s Author Events YouTube Channel!

We know that not everyone is lucky enough to live in Philadelphia. For those who aren’t able to make it to our diverse line-up of author talks in person—no worries! You can now watch them streamed live on our new Author…

Digital Media Highlights October 2019 | Streaming Screams Just in Time for Halloween!

At the beginning of each month, we highlight all the great new titles —books, ebooks, audiobooks, movies, and music—that have been added to our catalog and will be available to check out at your neighborhood library .…

Library Card Sign-Up Month | Take a Trip Through Our Digital Media Portal

You are about to enter another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind. A journey into a wondrous land of entertainment. Next stop, the Free Library of Philadelphia's Digital Media Portal ! In these…

Find Out How Slavery Made Our World with These Free Library Resources

Have you read the 1619 Project yet? It’s the award-winning special issue of the New York Times Magazine all about American Slavery that was published last month. The project’s creator, journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones , writes…

Changes to ebook Lending Coming to a Library Near You

As you may have read in the news, recent changes in the publishing industry will soon impact library customers’ access to some newly released ebook titles. Macmillan Publishers—one of the "Big 5" book publishers in…

Saturday Morning Cartoons

Need to get out of the house on Saturday morning but have nothing to do? Come join us at the Field Teen Center for some early morning cartoon watching! Programs at the Field Teen Center are open to individuals ages 12 to 18. Contact…

Saturday Morning Cartoons

Need to get out of the house on Saturday morning but have nothing to do? Come join us at the Field Teen Center for some early morning cartoon watching! Programs at the Field Teen Center are open to individuals ages 12 to 18. Contact…

Saturday Morning Cartoons

Need to get out of the house on Saturday morning but have nothing to do? Come join us at the Field Teen Center for some early morning cartoon watching! Programs at the Field Teen Center are open to individuals ages 12 to 18. Contact…

Saturday Morning Cartoons

Need to get out of the house on Saturday morning but have nothing to do? Come join us at the Field Teen Center for some early morning cartoon watching! Programs at the Field Teen Center are open to individuals ages 12 to 18. Contact…

Saturday Morning Cartoons

Need to get out of the house on Saturday morning but have nothing to do? Come join us at the Field Teen Center for some early morning cartoon watching! Programs at the Field Teen Center are open to individuals ages 12 to 18. Contact…

CANCELLED - Saturday Morning Cartoons

Need to get out of the house on Saturday morning but have nothing to do? Come join us at the Field Teen Center for some early morning cartoon watching! Programs at the Field Teen Center are open to individuals ages 12 to 18. Contact…

CANCELLED - Saturday Morning Cartoons

Need to get out of the house on Saturday morning but have nothing to do? Come join us at the Field Teen Center for some early morning cartoon watching! Programs at the Field Teen Center are open to individuals ages 12 to 18. Contact…

CANCELLED - Saturday Morning Cartoons

Need to get out of the house on Saturday morning but have nothing to do? Come join us at the Field Teen Center for some early morning cartoon watching! Programs at the Field Teen Center are open to individuals ages 12 to 18. Contact…

TumbleBooks

TumbleBooks is an online collection of animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love. Check out our home user guide

Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries

With an extraordinary array of more than 35,000 individual tracks of streaming music, spoken word, and natural and human-made sounds, users can listen to performances by American folk icons such as Woody Guthrie, Lead Belly, Pete Seeger…

Popular Music Library

Popluar Music Library contains a wide range of popular music from around the world, including hundreds of thousands of tracks from major genres in pop music, including alternative, country, Christian, electronic, hip-hop, metal, punk,…

Overdrive Kid's eReading Room

Ebooks and audiobooks from Overdrive for young readers. Get the Libby app to borrow on the go. Watch this short video to learn more

Jazz Music Library

This resource will be the largest and most comprehensive collection of jazz available online. This release includes 4,933 albums and 59,860 tracks. It and is growing regularly.

Freading

Downloadable ebooks for Free Library of Philadelphia library card holders.

eBooks from Overdrive

Available in a variety of formats, here you will find the Library's Overdrive ebook collection. Get the Libby app to borrow on the go. Watch this short video to learn more

Contemporary World Music

Reggae, worldbeat, neo-traditional, world fusion, Balkanic jazz, African film, Bollywood, Arab swing and jazz, and other genres such as traditional music - Indian classical, fado, flamenco, klezmer, zydeco, gospel, gagaku, and more.

Classical Music Library

A comprehensive database of distinguished classical recordings offered in streaming format. The Classical Music Library also includes anthology playlists linked to the major music history and appreciation textbooks

BookFlix *

A digital literacy resource, for grades preK-3, that pairs animated stories with nonfiction ebooks to build a love of reading. Includes lesson plans for teachers and tips for caregivers

Richard A. Clarke and Robert K. Knake | The Fifth Domain: Defending Our Country, Our Companies, and Ourselves in the Age of Cyber Threats

In conversation with Michael A Smerconish Veteran counterterrorism czar and one of the world’s leading experts on cyberspace security, Richard A. Clarke worked for seven presidents and devoted three decades of his professional life to…

Feminista Jones | Reclaiming Our Space: How Black Feminists Are Changing the World from the Tweets to the Streets with DaMaris B. Hill | A Bound Woman is a Dangerous Thing

Social worker, public speaker, community activist, and blogger Feminista Jones is the author of the novel Push the Button and the poetry collection The Secret of Sugar Water . She was named one of the 100 Most Influential People in…

Ken Auletta | Frenemies: The Epic Disruption of the Ad Business (and Everything Else)

In conversation with journalist Tracey Matisak Ken Auletta has penned the “Annals of Communications” column for The New Yorker for more than 25 years. His 11 books include the bestsellers Three Blind Mice: How the TV Networks Lost Their…

Michio Kaku | The Future of Humanity: Terraforming Mars, Interstellar Travel, Immortality, and Our Destiny Beyond Earth

“Erudite and compelling” ( Chicago Tribune ), theoretical physicist and futurist Dr. Michio Kaku is a renowned popularizer of science and co-founder of String Field Theory, continuing Einstein’s quest to discover a unified field theory.…

Edward Snowden in Conversation with Jeremy Scahill | The Surveillance State Then and Now

Watch the video here . In 2013 NSA contractor Edward Snowden shook the pillars of the worldwide intelligence community when he revealed a trove of highly classified information that exposed astonishingly widespread mass U.S.…

Digital Media Guide

Borrowing ebooks and audiobooks, downloading podcasts, and streaming media such as movies, music, and even comic books, from Free Library has never been easier. In this guide, we'll offer tips and information to get you started or…