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Back to School Resources and Programs for Students

The new school year starts this week throughout Philadelphia and whether students will be attending school in-person and / or virtually, the Free Library is ready to help with resources and programs to help make the school year a…

Hurra! Hourra! Hoan Hô! | ebooks in 7 Languages

¡hurra! 万岁 hoan hô! Ура! hourra! hooray! الصيحة! Let’s celebrate! The Free Library now offers access to ebooks and audiobooks in seven world languages: Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Russian, French, Haitian Creole, and…

Bill and Ted Face the Music \m/

If I had to sum up 2020 so far in one word, it would be... bogus . Or, maybe we're just stuck in one of the darkest timelines ? Either way, we could all use some pure escapism right now, and if anything can take you away from all…

Big Changes are Coming to RBdigital

Have you heard the news? OverDrive has acquired the RBdigital platform . For Free Library users, this means that on September 8, 2020, RBdigital content will move to OverDrive. The RBdigital website and application will eventually be…

Philadelphia History from Home: Digital Access to Primary Sources

You may have heard the recent news that Free Library cardholders now have access to ProQuest’s Historical Black Newspapers , featuring coverage of The Philadelphia Tribune (the oldest continuously-published Black daily!) from…

Picture Book Highlights | Let's Go Hiking

In these times of social distancing and no indoor activities, what better way to spend time than venturing outside and going for a hike in the great outdoors? You don’t have to go far—here in Philly we have both Fairmount…

Meet Your Library Staff: Jamie Bowers - eResources Librarian

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 Jamie Bowers, an eResources Librarian. What is your role with the Free Library…

French Conversation Circle

by Khristina Spence - Intern, Languages & Learning Center Bonjour! Salut! Bonsoir! Join the Free Library's Languages and Learning Center ’s newest offering: the French Conversation Circle ! This free online…

Digital Media Spotlight | Shark Week 2020

It's that time of year again... where you'll never know what to expect from... Shark Week ! For the past 32 years, Shark Week has grown from a small, PBS-styled series of documentary programming to a full-blown pop culture…

Black History. Black News. Black Voices.

The Free Library is pleased to announce a new digital resource that provides access to the most distinguished African American Newspapers in the United States. Cardholders now have access to 10 historic Black newspapers that help piece…

Philly Jazz Legends: Billie Holiday

This is the second in a series of posts highlighting major figures in jazz history who were from Philly (even if most ended up in New York City). A virtual book discussion of Wishing on the Moon: The Life and Times of Billie Holiday…

Digital Media Spotlight: Olympic Memories of the Past

The 2020 Olympic Games were supposed to be starting today in Tokyo, Japan, but the Olympic flame will not be lit this summer . This year's Olympics were postponed back in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, delayed until July 23 -…

Comic-Con 2020: At-Home and Online!

For the past 50 years(!), fans, writers, illustrators, creators, and sellers of anything and everything comic book-related have convened in sunny San Diego, CA for the foremost pop culture event of the year— Comic-Con ! This July…

Philly Jazz Legends: John Coltrane

This is the first in a series of posts highlighting major figures in jazz history who were from Philly (even if most ended up in New York City). A virtual book discussion of Wishing on the Moon: The Life and Times of Billie Holiday by…

New Book to Screen Adaptations from Netflix This July!

Readers are no strangers to having their favorite books and characters adapted for the screen, and Netflix, in particular, is one of the biggest purveyors of bringing those pages to life via digital and streaming media. The following…

Digital Media Spotlight: Pride Month Streaming Film Fest!

Celebrate Pride Month by attending your very own film fest of curated LGBTQIA+ cinema, streaming through our Digital Media portal ! Kanopy There are hundreds of LGBTQAI+ featured films and videos currently streaming , with categories…

Edible Alphabet Recipe of the Week: Korean Noodle Salad (Japchae)

Edible Alphabet is a free English Language Learning (ELL) program offered by the Free Library's Culinary Literacy Center . The mission is to teach English language and literacy skills through hands-on cooking projects. While Free…

Summer of Wonder – Week Three: Virtual Concerts, Therapy Dog Storytimes, Summer Crafts, and Juneteenth Celebration!

Today marks the last day of classes for School District of Philadelphia teachers and students and the beginning of summer break! It's been a challenging school year, to say the least, so let's celebrate with some fun activities…

Edible Alphabet Recipe of the Week: Pasta Primavera

Edible Alphabet is a free English Language Learning (ELL) program offered by the Free Library's Culinary Literacy Center. The mission is to teach English language and literacy skills through hands-on cooking projects. While Free…

Magazines for Kids on RBdigital

Like me, you may already use RBdigital for its great selection of magazines for adults. But did you know that all four magazines in the Highlights family are available to read online? With kids unable to access the latest issue of their…

VIRTUAL Song of the Day with Ms Naomi!

Join Ms Naomi every morning for a song! Sometimes the song of the day will be in a book, sometimes a fingerplay, sometimes a dance. Sometimes Ms Naomi will bring her guitar, or another instrument. Tune in each morning to see…

VIRTUAL Song of the Day with Ms Naomi!

Join Ms Naomi every morning for a song! Sometimes the song of the day will be in a book, sometimes a fingerplay, sometimes a dance. Sometimes Ms Naomi will bring her guitar, or another instrument. Tune in each morning to see…

VIRTUAL Song of the Day with Ms Naomi!

Join Ms Naomi every morning for a song! Sometimes the song of the day will be in a book, sometimes a fingerplay, sometimes a dance. Sometimes Ms Naomi will bring her guitar, or another instrument. Tune in each morning to see…

VIRTUAL Song of the Day with Ms Naomi!

Join Ms Naomi every morning for a song! Sometimes the song of the day will be in a book, sometimes a fingerplay, sometimes a dance. Sometimes Ms Naomi will bring her guitar, or another instrument. Tune in each morning to see…

VIRTUAL Song of the Day with Ms Naomi!

Join Ms Naomi every morning for a song! Sometimes the song of the day will be in a book, sometimes a fingerplay, sometimes a dance. Sometimes Ms Naomi will bring her guitar, or another instrument. Tune in each morning to see…

VIRTUAL Song of the Day with Ms Naomi!

Join Ms Naomi every morning for a song! Sometimes the song of the day will be in a book, sometimes a fingerplay, sometimes a dance. Sometimes Ms Naomi will bring her guitar, or another instrument. Tune in each morning to see…

VIRTUAL Song of the Day with Ms Naomi!

Join Ms Naomi every morning for a song! Sometimes the song of the day will be in a book, sometimes a fingerplay, sometimes a dance. Sometimes Ms Naomi will bring her guitar, or another instrument. Tune in each morning to see…

VIRTUAL Song of the Day with Ms Naomi!

Join Ms Naomi every morning for a song! Sometimes the song of the day will be in a book, sometimes a fingerplay, sometimes a dance. Sometimes Ms Naomi will bring her guitar, or another instrument. Tune in each morning to see…

VIRTUAL Song of the Day with Ms Naomi!

Join Ms Naomi every morning for a song! Sometimes the song of the day will be in a book, sometimes a fingerplay, sometimes a dance. Sometimes Ms Naomi will bring her guitar, or another instrument. Tune in each morning to see…

Digital Drawing Demonstration

Andorra Library's own Patrick Keenan draws fun characters! See the full process as he digitally draws layer after layer, until he has it just right!  Watch as he uses software to move and change his design to achieve the…

VIRTUAL Song of the Day with Ms Naomi!

Join Ms Naomi every morning for a song! Sometimes the song of the day will be in a book, sometimes a fingerplay, sometimes a dance. Sometimes Ms Naomi will bring her guitar, or another instrument. Tune in each morning to see…

VIRTUAL Song of the Day with Ms Naomi!

Join Ms Naomi every morning for a song! Sometimes the song of the day will be in a book, sometimes a fingerplay, sometimes a dance. Sometimes Ms Naomi will bring her guitar, or another instrument. Tune in each morning to see…

VIRTUAL Song of the Day with Ms Naomi!

Join Ms Naomi every morning for a song! Sometimes the song of the day will be in a book, sometimes a fingerplay, sometimes a dance. Sometimes Ms Naomi will bring her guitar, or another instrument. Tune in each morning to see…

VIRTUAL Song of the Day with Ms Naomi!

Join Ms Naomi every morning for a song! Sometimes the song of the day will be in a book, sometimes a fingerplay, sometimes a dance. Sometimes Ms Naomi will bring her guitar, or another instrument. Tune in each morning to see…

VIRTUAL Song of the Day with Ms Naomi!

Join Ms Naomi every morning for a song! Sometimes the song of the day will be in a book, sometimes a fingerplay, sometimes a dance. Sometimes Ms Naomi will bring her guitar, or another instrument. Tune in each morning to see…

VIRTUAL Song of the Day with Ms Naomi!

Join Ms Naomi every morning for a song! Sometimes the song of the day will be in a book, sometimes a fingerplay, sometimes a dance. Sometimes Ms Naomi will bring her guitar, or another instrument. Tune in each morning to see…

VIRTUAL Song of the Day with Ms Naomi!

Join Ms Naomi every morning for a song! Sometimes the song of the day will be in a book, sometimes a fingerplay, sometimes a dance. Sometimes Ms Naomi will bring her guitar, or another instrument. Tune in each morning to see…

VIRTUAL Song of the Day with Ms Naomi!

Join Ms Naomi every morning for a song! Sometimes the song of the day will be in a book, sometimes a fingerplay, sometimes a dance. Sometimes Ms Naomi will bring her guitar, or another instrument. Tune in each morning to see…

VIRTUAL Song of the Day with Ms Naomi!

Join Ms Naomi every morning for a song! Sometimes the song of the day will be in a book, sometimes a fingerplay, sometimes a dance. Sometimes Ms Naomi will bring her guitar, or another instrument. Tune in each morning to see…

VIRTUAL Song of the Day with Ms Naomi!

Join Ms Naomi every morning for a song! Sometimes the song of the day will be in a book, sometimes a fingerplay, sometimes a dance. Sometimes Ms Naomi will bring her guitar, or another instrument. Tune in each morning to see…

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 World Languages eReading Room

Download ebooks and audiobooks in Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Russian, French, and other languages. Get the Libby app to borrow on the go. Watch this short video to learn more

OverDrive Sala de Lectura Electrónica en Español

Descargue libros electrónicos y audiolibros en español para niños, adolescentes y adultos. (Download ebooks and audiobooks in Spanish for kids, teens, and adults.)

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.

Gale eBooks (formerly Gale Virtual Reference Library)

Explore over 500 nonfiction, fully searchable reference titles. Access accurate information on science, literature, history, business, and more. Watch this video to learn more

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

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…