Audio Editing Training at Mercy Ministries Hotspot
The Free Library Hot Spots will be holding workshops on the basics of audio editing at Mercy Neighborhood Ministries for the month of April. Workshops will be held every Monday from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and will cover how to use Audacity, a free and open-source audio editor that...
Free Library in the News: March 23-27, 2015
GSK’s $5M to Philly groups helping kids eat better
The announcement was made at The Free Library's fourth-floor renovated meeting room, which has a wonderful view of the city skyline. Across the hall is a new teaching kitchen to provide space for Philly kids to learn how to cook, with the...
National Social Work Month
It's National Social Work Month so what better time to acknowledge the fine work of the two social workers at the Free Library.
Since July of last year, Parkway Central has been conducting a pilot in partnership with the City of Philadelphia's Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services (DBHIDS). Charles Pitts...
Krupp + Nelson : Two Artist Talks at the Print and Picture Collection
The Print & Picture Collection is pleased to announce two artist talks in conjunction with the current exhibition in the Print & Picture Collection Hallway Gallery.
Join us Wednesday April 1, at 6:00 p.m. for The Influence of Place, a talk by artist Andrea Krupp.
Andrea Krupp is a painter, printmaker, and...
Free Library in the News: March 16-20, 2015
Perry Genovesi & Adam Feldman | Movers & Shakers 2015—Change Agents
Music librarians Perry Genovesi (seated, l.) and Adam Feldman of the Free Library of Philadelphia tap teens’ passion for music to introduce them to criticism and help them to develop research and information literacy skills. “If you’re a librarian, and...
Partway to Freedom at the Free Library
How many Philadelphians can trace their roots back to Civil War soldiers? Local composer and librettist Dr. Cynthia Cozette Lee can, and this history inspired her and her sister, Dr. Hazel Lee, to craft a modern opera based on this legacy. And, working with librarians from Parkway Central's Music Department,...
Free Library in the News: March 9-13, 2015
The Reveal: Announcing LJ’s 2015 Movers & Shakers
Congratulations to librarians Perry Genovesi and Adam Feldman!
Chandler named 2015 ACRL WESS-SEES De Gruyter Grant winner
Congratulations to Katharine Chandler, Rare Book Department librarian, for receiving this grant to continue her research project!
Pennsylvania German fraktur comes to the fore in Philly area
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Featured Resource: Opposing Viewpoints in Context
Our world is full of complex issues like gun control, illegal immigration, the national debt, legal marijuana, the right to public health coverage, and more. It can be tough to know what to make of it all. It's even tougher for students, especially high school students, to research and collect...
The FCC, Open Internet and the Digital Divide
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently thrilled many internet enthusiasts (and enraged others) in finally ruling on the question of the “open internet.” The verdict? Net neutrality – and “the internet as a platform for innovation, free expression and economic growth” will be preserved; telecommunications companies will not be able...
Checkout the New Hoopla Interface
Today Hoopla unveiled a slick new interface that puts you in touch with the streaming movies, television, music, and audiobooks you love even faster. The new interface, which the company calls, LightSpeed, is designed to be faster and more mobile-friendly. Features include the ability to:
Access popular titles 24/7 with fewer...
Free Library in the News: March 2-6, 2015
Brulee Catering Expansion
Center City Proprietors Association newsletter
Brûlée Catering continues to expand its industry leading repertoire of catering venues in the Philadelphia region, landing the Free Library on the Parkway as their latest exclusive account after the City of Philadelphia's recent announcement of their RFP bid selection.
#PhillyFive Things to Do: March...
Web Design Classes at the Village of Arts and Humanities
About the class
Learn how to create and design websites
Learn HTML and CSS, the computer languages that make websites
Experienced instructors will guide participants through online tutorials
A valuable skill to add to a resume
Great for entrepreneurs, promoters, artists, and graphic designers
Classes will be 1.5 hour sessions from 11 a.m. - 12:30...
Purim and a Medieval Cutting in the Free Library of Philadelphia
Purim is celebrated every year on the 14th of the Hebrew month of Adar. It is a day of feasting and rejoicing, commemorating the deliverance of the Jewish people from a plot to annihilate them. The story is told in the Book of Esther, which is part of the Jewish Bible and...
Krupp + Nelson Exhibition and Opening Reception
Join us Saturday March 7th for the opening reception of Krupp + Nelson, the current exhibition in the Print & Picture Collection Hallway Gallery.
Meet the artists and discuss their work. Free. 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
The exhibition, which includes woodcuts and paintings by Andrea Krupp and experimental prints by Catherine Nelson, continues through April 10, 2015.
March 2015 Early Literacy Calendar
What better way to kick off March then celebrating Dr. Seuss' birthday? Today marks the 111th birthday of the legendary children's author, as well as National Read Across America Day. There are tons of great resources and games on both the Seussville and Read Across America websites for kids of...
Announcing Framing Fraktur!
The Free Library of Philadelphia is proud to present Framing Fraktur, a three-month celebration of historic Pennsylvania German folk art and its relationship to contemporary art, opening today and running through June 14, 2015! In addition to bringing fraktur to life with a wide range of public programming, the Free...
Free Library in the News: February 23-27, 2015
Nutter announces 2015 Dilworth Award winners
A $1,000 award for excellence in customer service, also new this year, went to Ann Hornbach, head librarian at the Torresdale Neighborhood Library. “She is dedicated to the children and families of her community, and she brings a tireless sense of service to ensuring that...