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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

(Jill Biden, wife of VP Joe Biden, reads to schoolchildren at the Free Library of Philadelphia.  Credit: Pat Loeb)

Jill Biden, Wife of VP and Mother of Iraq Vet, Reads Her Book at Free Library

The book, Don’t Forget, God Bless Our Troops, is about the Bidens’ granddaughter and her experiences when her father, Beau Biden, was in Iraq with the Delaware National Guard.

06/07/2012

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Former Sec. of State Powell Sidesteps Politics During Philadelphia Book Swing

Powell acknowledged he has been peppered with questions this week about the 2012 presidential candidates and his endorsement of President Obama in the 2008 race.

05/24/2012

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Nutter Announces Plan To Prevent Teen Mischief This Summer

“Every rec center open, every library open, every park open, every pool open this summer,” he said.

05/17/2012

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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.

04/25/2012

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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.

03/19/2012

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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.

03/17/2012

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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.

03/07/2012

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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.

02/28/2012

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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.

02/22/2012

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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.

02/07/2012

(Edwidge Danticat and her book, "Create Dangerously.")

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.

01/25/2012

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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.

12/21/2011

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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.

12/14/2011

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