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Hundreds Attend Job Fair At Free Library Of Philadelphia

Hundreds were at the central branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia Wednesday morning for a job fair that connected applicants with entry-level positions. However, there are still opportunities available.


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Top Libraries In Philadelphia

It should come as no surprise that almost all the libraries of Philadelphia have stories that are as historically rich as the materials within the buildings.


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Free Library’s Program Concludes With Special Appearance From Haitian Author

The 10th anniversary season for the One Book, One Philadelphia program at the Free Library of Philadelphia came to a close on Friday night with an interview with author, Edwidge Danticat.


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New Study Finds Free Library Of Philadelphia Struggling To Keep Pace With The Times

A Pew study of the Free Library of Philadelphia found it’s struggling to cope with changing needs and declining funding.


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Literary World Remembers Children’s Book Author Jan Berenstain

Jan met her husband, Stan, in their native Philadelphia in 1941, on their first day at the Museum School of Industrial Art. They went on to build a life, and a publishing empire, with their gentle stories about a family of bears inspired by their own lives.


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Group Rallies To Keep Books For The Blind Libraried in Philadelphia

Gov. Tom Corbett wants the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to move Philadelphia’s much-used audio (“talking books”) collection to Pittsburgh.


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Favorite Books For Young People Featuring African-Americans

In February, Black History Month, many books for young people focusing on the black experience are showcased.


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Philadelphia’s Haitian Community Thrilled By Latest ‘One Book, One Philadelphia’ Selection

Haitian drummers and dancers will perform Wednesday night at the library’s main branch, on Logan Circle, to celebrate the selection of a book by the Haitian-American writer Edwidge Danticat.


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Read Dickens On The Holidays

Starting now is the 200th anniversary of the birthday of Charles John Huffam Dickens, whose Victorian works have continued to live though generations.


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Money For College

The education department of the Central branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia has hundreds of ‘quirky’ one-of-a-kind listings for financial aid for college.


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A ‘Little’ Dickens Visiting The Free Library of Philadelphia

Gerald Dickens is in the United States to perform a one-man show of his great-great-grandfather’s famous work, “A Christmas Carol.”


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Free Library Finds A Charles Dickens In Advance of Writer’s 200th Birthday

The Free Library of Philadelphia has great expectations for a Charles Dickens impersonator, to be hired for next’s year bicentenary of the writer’s birth.


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Time On Task

Concerned with our students’ academic performance, 5 Washington lawmakers introduced the Time for Innovation Matters in Education, the TIME Act, to accelerate school improvement.


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Free Library Trying To Attract ‘Lost’ Age Group

Philadelphia’s dive bars will be the subject of a free program, tonight, at the Free Library of Philadelphia. Two recent books by local authors focus on those institutions and library officials are hoping to attract some younger patrons by having them speak.


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The Reading Promise

Reading with a youngster, stopping for questions, interjecting experiences, is not just delightful, but is also really important.