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The Rosenbach Library and Museum Merges With Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation

The Rosenbach Library and Museum will become part of the Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation.

04/17/2013

(Free Library of Philadelphia president Siobhan Reardon demonstrates how to download an e-book by using the QR reader on your smartphone.  File photo by Steve Tawa)

Growing Popularity of E-Books Not Eliminating Real Books, Phila. Library Chief Says

“We have a long, long, long, long way before you will see the tactile material disappear,” Free Library president Siobhan Reardon told a Philadelphia City Council hearing.

04/15/2013

(Free Library of Philadelphia president Siobhan Reardon demonstrates how to download an e-book by using the QR reader on your smartphone.  File photo by Steve Tawa)

Free Library Puts Its Digital Collection Within Arm’s Reach at a Septa Train Station

Septa commuters will be able to pass the time on trains this month with a good book, thanks to a “virtual” library.

04/02/2013

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Top Upcoming Spring Festivals And Events In Philadelphia

This spring, there are numerous festivals and events throughout the city and surrounding suburbs.You might want to start planning your calendar now.

03/18/2013

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One Book One Philadelphia

Open the website of the Free Library of Philadelphia and find a ten-year list of wonderful One Book One Philadelphia selections and you’ll bet that the program will survive the next ten years.

03/04/2013

A view of the full moon as photographed on November 29, 2012 in Old Bethpage, New York. (Credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Top Ways To Celebrate Lunar New Year In Philadelphia

Philadelphia’s Chinatown — the fourth largest in the nation — promises the ideal location to celebrate and learn more about the holiday and Asian heritage, but it’s not the only option this year.

02/08/2013

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Top Valentine’s Day Parties For Singles In Philadelphia

If you’re single and want to mingle this Valentine’s Day, here are the top five places to keep your heart happy.

01/31/2013

Keira Knightley and Matthew Macfayden star in the 2005 movie adaptation of the 1813 novel 'Pride & Prejudice.' (credit: Universal Pictures)

Free Library Celebrates 200th Anniversary Of Novel ‘Pride And Prejudice’

Monday marks the 200th anniversary of what is perhaps the most beloved novel in the English language. “Pride and Prejudice” was published on January 28, 1813 and the Philadelphia Free Library plans to celebrate with a full day of events.

01/27/2013

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Top Spots For Computer Classes In Philadelphia

Whether you aim to bone up on basic skills or become versed in Word, Excel and HTML, there’s a course for you. Here are the top spots to take computer classes in Philadelphia.

12/31/2012

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Bedbugs In Libraries A Widespread Issue?

Some libraries across the country are reporting stories of bedbugs hitching rides in their books.

12/08/2012

(Author Julie Otsuka, at the Free Library of Philadelphia.  Credit: Pat Loeb)

Philadelphia Free Library Picks Japanese-American Novel For ‘One Book’

In the upcoming year, officials at the Free Library say, they would like everyone in the city to read “Buddha in the Attic,” a novel about the Japanese immigrant experience from the early 20th century through the internment camps of World War II.

10/24/2012

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Film On Male Survivors Of Child Sex Abuse To Be Screened

A documentary film on male survivors of child sexual abuse will be screened Wednesday at the Free Library of Philadelphia and the public is invited.

10/06/2012

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Philadelphia Holocaust Remembrance Hosts Philadelphia Free Library Exhibit

A concentration camp used as a tool to cover up mass exterminations is the subject of a daring exhibit now open at the Free Library of Philadelphia.

09/30/2012

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Top Speakers And Lectures Coming To Philadelphia This Fall

Change up your routine a bit by attending one of these upcoming fall events in Philadelphia.

08/06/2012

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3 Free Library Employees Facing Charges Of Embezzlement

The OIG uncovered that Natalie Collins, Linda Robinson and Patricia Finley had stolen more than $9,000 in library funds in three separate schemes from May 2009 to November 2010.

07/23/2012

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