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Winter Reading Challenge: December 15, 2017 t...

Winter Reading Challenge: December 15, 2017 through February 28, 2018 Beginning December 15, 2017, the Free Library will host an all ages online Winter Reading Challenge. The program encourages participants to continue reading all winter long, and also provides ideas for other fun activities. How do I sign-up? Visit https://freelibrary.beanstack.org on or after December 15 to sign-up. If you already have a Beanstack account, you simply need to sign-in and then register for the 2018 Winter Reading Challenge for your age group. How does the program work? Earn points and badges for reading and doing activities this winter! For every 100 minutes you read, you will earn 100 points. Activities earn 100 points as well. There are suggested point-based goals for each age group, or you can make your own goal! Is there a prize? Yes! For every 100 points you earn, you will receive 1 entry into a raffle for a mystery fun pack! One mystery fun pack will be given out for each age group. Winners will be contacted by March 15, 2018.

    Lawncrest Branch - Free Library of Philadelphia
    Lawncrest Branch - Free Library of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 439 likes · 6 talking about this · 408 were here. A library outranks any other thing a community can do to benefit its people. -...
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Dec 08

Aggravated Assault 1000 Snyder Ave DC 17 03 059135

Commercial Robbery 5921 Rising Sun Ave DC 17 02 066098 - Duration: 1:29. 337 views

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Aggravated Assault 1000 Snyder Ave DC 17 03 059135

Multiple Thefts 5th District 4300 Dexter St DC 17 05 020173 200 Hermitage St DC 17 05 020216 - Duration: 2:06. 1,151 views

Multiple Thefts 5th District 4300 Dexter St DC 17 05 020173 200 Hermitage St DC 17 05 020216 - Duration: 2:06. 1,151 views

Commercial Robbery 2400 Aramingo Ave DC 17 26 055948 - Duration: 3:02. 168 views

Commercial Burglary 711 Locust St DC 17 06 049444 - Duration: 1:14. 325 views

Commercial Robbery 6813 Ogontz Ave DC 17 35 100807 - Duration: 3:00. 439 views

Burglary 810 Franklin Mills Cir DC 15 08 026685 - Duration: 2:44. 8,843 views

Commercial Robbery 5942 Torresdale Ave DC 17 15 108984 6526 Castor Ave DC 17 02 064925 - Duration: 2:12. 333 views

Commercial Robbery 5942 Torresdale Ave DC 17 15 108984 6526 Castor Ave DC 17 02 064925 - Duration: 2:12. 333 views

    Aggravated Assault 1000 Snyder Ave DC 17 03 059135
    On October 25, 2017 at approximately 2:35 pm, the an unknown male was captured on surveillance video entering a parking lot located at 1000 Snyder Avenue. Minutes later, when the suspect was exiting the parking lot when he was involved in an argument with the victim, a 59 year-old male.
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Dec 08

Robbery 4900 Greenway Ave DC 17 12 091553

Commercial Robbery 5921 Rising Sun Ave DC 17 02 066098 - Duration: 1:29. 337 views

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Robbery 4900 Greenway Ave DC 17 12 091553

...failed attempt at robbing the victims the suspects fled and were last seen on the 1200 block of South 49th Street. No injuries were reported and nothing was taken during this incident.Suspect Description:Suspect...

Aggravated Assault 1000 Snyder Ave DC 17 03 059135 - Duration: 1:40. PhiladelphiaPolice No views

Commercial Burglary 711 Locust St DC 17 06 049444 - Duration: 1:14. 325 views

Multiple Thefts 5th District 4300 Dexter St DC 17 05 020173 200 Hermitage St DC 17 05 020216 - Duration: 2:06. 1,151 views

Multiple Thefts 5th District 4300 Dexter St DC 17 05 020173 200 Hermitage St DC 17 05 020216 - Duration: 2:06. 1,151 views

Commercial Robbery 3967 Kensington Ave DC 17 24 115557 - Duration: 1:40. 186 views

Commercial Robbery 6813 Ogontz Ave DC 17 35 100807 - Duration: 3:00. 439 views

Shooting Incident 1605 W Allegheny Ave DC 17 39 092482 - Duration: 1:30. 1,477 views

Commercial Robbery 2400 Aramingo Ave DC 17 26 055948 - Duration: 3:02. 168 views

Commercial Robbery 5942 Torresdale Ave DC 17 15 108984 6526 Castor Ave DC 17 02 064925 - Duration: 2:12. 333 views

Commercial Robbery 5942 Torresdale Ave DC 17 15 108984 6526 Castor Ave DC 17 02 064925 - Duration: 2:12. 333 views

Commercial Robbery 221 W Hunting Park Ave DC 17 25 100302 - Duration: 1:33. 348 views

Commercial Burglary 800 N Broad St DC 17 09 049359 - Duration: 1:01. 174 views

Robbery 3500 N 17th St DC 17 39 092020 - Duration: 1:35. 47 views

Theft 800 Walnut St DC 17 06 051941 - Duration: 1:05. 25 views

Theft 1253 N Front St DC 17 26 052699 - Duration: 1:20. 67 views

    Robbery 4900 Greenway Ave DC 17 12 091553
    On December 4, 2017, at 11:00 om, the victims, two males ages 22 & 25 years-of-age, while on the 4900 block of Greenway Avenue they were approached by two unknown black males armed with handguns who attempted to rob the victims. When the victim's saw the suspects were armed with handguns they ran from the suspects.
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Dec 05

Commercial Robbery 2400 Aramingo Ave DC 17 26 055948

Commercial Robbery 5921 Rising Sun Ave DC 17 02 066098 - Duration: 1:29. PhiladelphiaPolice 337 views

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Commercial Robbery 2400 Aramingo Ave DC 17 26 055948

Commerical Robbery 1812 W Cheltenham Ave DC 17 14 102024 - Duration: 2:27. 150 views

Commercial Burglary 7252 Roosevelt Blvd DC 17 02 040814 - Duration: 2:34. PhiladelphiaPolice 913 views

Theft 706 Porter St DC 17 03 060524 - Duration: 2:08. PhiladelphiaPolice 661 views

Commercial Burglary 800 N Broad St DC 17 09 049359 - Duration: 1:01. PhiladelphiaPolice 61 views

Theft 2300 S Broad St DC 17 01 042046 - Duration: 1:28. PhiladelphiaPolice 292 views

Robbery 732 E Chelten Ave DC 17 14 99993 - Duration: 0:57. PhiladelphiaPolice 79 views

Counterfeiting 1943 N 6th St DC 17 26 054212 - Duration: 1:15. PhiladelphiaPolice 232 views

Commercial Burglary 15 S 3rd St DC 17 06 002981 - Duration: 1:35. PhiladelphiaPolice 328 views

Commercial Burglary 101 E Venango St DC 16 25 099134 - Duration: 4:11. PhiladelphiaPolice 447 views

Robbery 2545 Aramingo Ave DC# 13-26-017327 - Duration: 0:58. PhiladelphiaPolice 732 views

Commercial Robbery 2641 Girard Ave DC 16 22 080713 - Duration: 1:49. PhiladelphiaPolice 1,122 views

Burglary 1701 Grant Ave Philadelphia PA 2017-04-22 - Duration: 1:17. Crime Beat USA 185 views

    Commercial Robbery 2400 Aramingo Ave DC 17 26 055948
    On November 26, 2017, at 8:16 am, an unknown black male was captured on surveillance video parking a white sedan then standing behind a behind a white parked van covering his face with a bandana.
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Dec 05

  • Theft

    • Thefts

      5800 Block Reach St. November 28, 2017 @ 6:24 a.m. Comment

Dec 04

A reminder- Today and tomorrow The Free Libra...

A reminder- Today and tomorrow The Free Library of Philadelphia will be performing maintenance on our library catalog. Most services will remain available. You will still be able to search the catalog, check out and return library materials, renew your books online or in person, pay fines, use library computers and our wi-fi, and use electronic resources like Overdrive, Kanopy, and Hoopla. However, during these two days, you will not be able to place holds, sign up for a new library card, or use our automated telephone renewal service. There will also be a short period after 9 p.m. on Tuesday that The Free Library catalog will be completely unavailable. Regular library operations expect to resume by Wednesday morning, December 6. Thank you for your patience!

    Lawncrest Branch - Free Library of Philadelphia
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Dec 02

On Monday, December 4 and Tuesday, December 5...

On Monday, December 4 and Tuesday, December 5, The Free Library of Philadelphia will be performing maintenance on our library catalog. Most services will remain available. You will still be able to search the catalog, check out and return library materials, renew your books online or in person, pay fines, use library computers and our wi-fi, and use electronic resources like Overdrive, Kanopy, and Hoopla. However, during these two days, you will not be able to place holds, sign up for a new library card, or use our automated telephone renewal service. There will also be a short period after 9 p.m. on Tuesday that The Free Library catalog will be completely unavailable. Regular library operations expect to resume by Wednesday morning, December 6. Thank you for your patience!

    Lawncrest Branch - Free Library of Philadelphia
    Lawncrest Branch - Free Library of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 439 likes · 6 talking about this · 408 were here. A library outranks any other thing a community can do to benefit its people. -...
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Dec 02

  • MECHANICAL PERMIT

    - FOR THE INSTALLATION IF NEW DUCTWORK, REGISTERS/GRILLES/DIFFUSERS, AND WARM-AIR APPLIANCES AS PER ATTACHED STANDARDS. DEVIATIONS FROM THESE STANDARDS REQUIRE SUBMISSION OF CONSTRUCTION AND SITE PLANS.

    5814 REACH ST Issued November 30, 2017 Comment

Dec 01

Our Northeast neighbors at Tacony will be cel...

Our Northeast neighbors at Tacony will be celebrating their grand re-opening tomorrow, along with the annual Winterfest celebration in the neighborhood. Be sure to stop by if you get the chance - we've seen the renovated Tacony Library and it's pretty amazing! https://libwww.freelibrary.org/blog/post/3153

    Blog: Tacony Library Grand Reopening Celebration!
    It's a fest! Tacony's annual Winterfest, of course, and this year also a library-fest! After a year and a half of undergoing extensive renovation and expansion, Tacony Library will reopen its doors on Saturday, December 2-coinciding with the neighborhood's Winterfest celebration.
    https://libwww.freelibrary.org

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Nov 29

Doing any Amazon shopping this holiday season...

Doing any Amazon shopping this holiday season? Let your purchases count for more, by choosing the Free Library Foundation on AmazonSmile.

    AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service.
    https://smile.amazon.com

Nov 29

Sexual Assault 32xx block of Emerald St DC 17 24 033639

Commercial Robbery 5921 Rising Sun Ave DC 17 02 066098 - Duration: 1:29. 337 views

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Commercial Robbery 221 W Hunting Park Ave DC 17 25 100302 - Duration: 1:33. PhiladelphiaPolice No views

Commercial Robbery 4229 N Broad St DC 17 25 098787 - Duration: 2:20. 186 views

Commercial Robbery 224 N 10th St DC 17 06 050602 - Duration: 1:49. 645 views

Assault 2049 S 23rd St DC 17 01 042806 - Duration: 3:26. 1,084 views

Theft 706 Porter St DC 17 03 060524 - Duration: 2:08. PhiladelphiaPolice 56 views

Commerical Robbery 1812 W Cheltenham Ave DC 17 14 102024 - Duration: 2:27. 150 views

    Sexual Assault 32xx block of Emerald St DC 17 24 033639
    On April 13, 2017, a black male known to the victim, a 40 year-old female, as Basir gained entry to her home on the 32xx block of Emerald Street. Once inside the suspect physically and sexually assaulted her before fleeing in an unknown direction.
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Nov 29

Commercial Robbery 3967 Kensington Ave DC 17 24 115557

Commercial Robbery 5921 Rising Sun Ave DC 17 02 066098 - Duration: 1:29. 337 views

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Commercial Robbery 3967 Kensington Ave DC 17 24 115557

Commercial Robbery 221 W Hunting Park Ave DC 17 25 100302 - Duration: 1:33. No views

Commercial Robbery 4229 N Broad St DC 17 25 098787 - Duration: 2:20. 186 views

Assault 2049 S 23rd St DC 17 01 042806 - Duration: 3:26. PhiladelphiaPolice 1,084 views

Commerical Robbery 1812 W Cheltenham Ave DC 17 14 102024 - Duration: 2:27. 150 views

Commercial Robbery 3132 Kensington Ave DC 16 24 005941 - Duration: 2:31. 1,497 views

Theft 442 E Wyoming Ave DC 17 25 047013 - Duration: 1:21. 1,551 views

Robbery 3001 Kensington Ave DC 15 24 124486 - Duration: 3:09. PhiladelphiaPolice 2,277 views

Commercial Robbery 224 N 10th St DC 17 06 050602 - Duration: 1:49. 645 views

Theft 2300 S Broad St DC 17 01 042046 - Duration: 1:28. 292 views

Theft 706 Porter St DC 17 03 060524 - Duration: 2:08. 56 views

    Commercial Robbery 3967 Kensington Ave DC 17 24 115557
    On November 24, 2017, at 9:45 pm, an unknown black male approached a 7-Eleven employee located at 3967 Kensington Avenue while he was outside the store and engaged him in a conversation. When the employee entered the store the suspect followed close behind him while pulled a mask over the bottom half of his face.
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Nov 29

Nov 27

Dollar store robber caught on camera in Crescentville section of Philadelphia

The holdup happened on Thanksgiving Day at 3:55 p.m. at the Dollar General store in the 5900 block of Rising Sun Avenue.

    Dollar store robber caught on camera in Crescentville
    Today's Top Stories WATCH NOW TOP VIDEOS Philadelphia Police are on the hunt for a dollar store bandit caught on camera in the city's Crescentville section. The holdup happened on Thanksgiving Day at 3:55 p.m. at the Dollar General store in the 5900 block of Rising Sun Avenue.
    http://6abc.com

Nov 27

Commercial Robbery 5921 Rising Sun Ave DC 17 02 066098

Commercial Robbery 5921 Rising Sun Ave DC 17 02 066098

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Homicide 3300 block of N 2nd St DC 17 25 025839 - Duration: 3:06. PhiladelphiaPolice 10,353 views

Homicide 3270 Kensington Ave DC 15 24 080782 - Duration: 2:44. 26,773 views

Robbery Assault 1101 Filbert St DC 17 06 028004 - Duration: 5:13. 15,278 views

Homicide 2000 Haines St DC 16 14 060118 - Duration: 2:22. 11,191 views

Aggravated Assaut Shooting 4401 N 5th St DC# 13 25 075033 - Duration: 2:35. 34,994 views

Shooting Incident 1800 E Orleans St DC 15 24 091334 - Duration: 1:54. 274,407 views

Shooting 5500 Arch St DC 15 19 078375 - Duration: 1:49. 9,698 views

Shooting 801 W Indiana Ave DC#13 25 091320 - Duration: 1:59. 75,912 views

Stabbing 5527 Lansdowne Ave DC# 14 19 075894 - Duration: 3:01. 53,987 views

Aggravated Assault 4800 N Broad St DC# 13 35 047639 - Duration: 2:48. 93,312 views

Homicide 915 North Front St DC# 14 26-002713 - Duration: 3:40. 136,680 views

Robbery 5547 Baltimore Ave DC# 13 18 054896 - Duration: 2:26. 3,094 views

Homicide 209 W Wyoming Ave DC# 13-25-004977 English - Duration: 3:06. 11,924 views

Robbery Shooting 7228 Ogontz Ave DC#13 14 064873 - Duration: 3:28. 162,071 views

Homicide 500 E Indiana Ave DC 15 24 102076 - Duration: 1:51. 15,495 views

Shooting 1600 N 25th St DC 16 22 046285 - Duration: 1:20. 5,763 views

Robbery 532 W Lehigh Ave DC 15 26 034929 - Duration: 3:00. PhiladelphiaPolice 1,305 views

    Commercial Robbery 5921 Rising Sun Ave DC 17 02 066098
    On November 23, 2017, at 3:55 pm, an unknown male entered the Dollar General store located at 5921 Rising Sun Avenue and approached an employee, a 21 year-old male, demanding money from the cash register while simulating he was armed with a weapon inside his hooded sweatshirt.
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Nov 25

Nov 24

  • Theft

    • Thefts

      400 Block Comly St. November 19, 2017 @ 4:25 p.m. Comment

Nov 24

  • PLUMBING PERMIT

    REPLACE STORM AND SANTIARY CURB TRAPS PA20173220317 (SFD) "SELF-CERTIFICATION'S ARE NO LONGER PERMITTED" - "ALL EXCAVATIONS AND PLUMBING TRENCHES IN EXCESS OF 5 FEET IN DEPTH MUST HAVE APPROVED SHORING IN PLACE AT THE TIME OF INSPECTION"

    5938 CRYSTAL ST Issued November 22, 2017 Comment

Nov 24

Nov 23

  • 1100

    • Fraud

      5800 Block Newtown Ave. November 10, 2017 @ 11:20 a.m. Comment

Nov 22

We will have special holiday hours today, fro...

We will have special holiday hours today, from 10-3 and be closed tomorrow for Thanksgiving! Normal hours resume on Friday.

    Lawncrest Branch - Free Library of Philadelphia
    We will have special holiday hours today, from 10-3 and be closed tomorrow for Thanksgiving! Normal hours resume on Friday.
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Nov 22

    Lawncrest residents suspicious of utility worker scam
    A man posing as a utility worker may be targeting unsuspecting homeowners. A family got him on camera this weekend. The man claimed to be with PECO and needed to get inside the home of a Lawncrest mother. "I believe he was trying to get in my home and to harm me and my family," she told FOX 29.
    http://www.fox29.com

Nov 22

Nov 21

Nov 19

Nov 18

  • ELECTRICAL PERMIT

    INSTALL 100AMP DISCONNECT SWITCH AND RELOCATE NEW 100AMP PANEL ONLY AS PER 2008 NEC (EAST DISTRICT)

    441 ALCOTT ST Issued November 16, 2017 Comment

Nov 18

Nov 17

  • ELECTRICAL PERMIT

    INSTALL 100AMP SERVICE AND COMPLETE REWIRE OF ENTIRE DWELLING WITH RECEPTS,LIGHTS,FIXTURES,HARDWIRE INTERCONNECTED SMOKE DETECTOR,CO DETECTORS PLUS LOW VOLTAGE PHONE,CABLE AND DOORBELL AS PER 2008 NEC (EAST DISTRICT)

    6034 NEWTOWN AVE Issued November 15, 2017 Comment

Nov 14

5:30 p.m. Stop in tonight for a panel discuss...

5:30 p.m. Stop in tonight for a panel discussion about the experience of foster parenting. Hear stories from current foster parents about how they've impacted a child's life by opening their heart and their home.

    Lawncrest Branch - Free Library of Philadelphia
    5:30 p.m. Stop in tonight for a panel discussion about the experience of foster parenting. Hear stories from current foster parents about how they've impacted a child's life by opening their heart...
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Nov 13

Rec Advisory Meeting, Tuesday 11/14 at 7PM. C...

Rec Advisory Meeting, Tuesday 11/14 at 7PM. Come and join us!

    https://www.facebook.com

Nov 13

  • Theft

    • Thefts

      400 Block Van Kirk St. November 6, 2017 @ 7:22 p.m. Comment

Nov 12

Nov 11

  • PLUMBING PERMIT

    IREPLACE STORM & SANITARY CURB TRAPS & FRESH AIR INLETS - PA1# 2017-3116846 - "SELF-CERTIFICATION'S ARE NO LONGER PERMITTED" - "ALL EXCAVATIONS AND PLUMBING TRENCHES IN EXCESS OF 5 FEET IN DEPTH MUST HAVE APPROVED SHORING IN PLACE AT THE TIME OF INSPECTION"

    6002 HASBROOK AVE Issued November 9, 2017 Comment

Nov 10

Nov 05

  • PLUMBING PERMIT

    REPLACE HOUSE DRAIN, HOUSE TRAP AND FRESH AIR INLET SANITARY & STORM PA20173060747 SELF CERTIFICATION NO LONGER ACCEPTED ALL TRENCHES IN EXCESS OF 5 FT MUST HAVE APPROVED SHORING AT THE TIME OF INSPECTION.

    5821 NEWTOWN AVE Issued November 3, 2017 Comment

Nov 04

Lawncrest Rec Center added 5 new photos.

A big thanks to everyone who came out for the "love your Rec Center" clean up today!

    Lawncrest Rec Center
    Lawncrest Rec Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 1,554 likes · 36 talking about this. Lawncrest Recreation Center is a Philadelphia Parks and Recreation facility and serves the Lawndale and...
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Nov 04

Lawncrest Rec Center updated their profile pi...

    Lawncrest Rec Center
    Lawncrest Rec Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 1,554 likes · 36 talking about this. Lawncrest Recreation Center is a Philadelphia Parks and Recreation facility and serves the Lawndale and...
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Nov 04

Lawncrest Rec Center updated their cover phot...

    Lawncrest Rec Center
    Lawncrest Rec Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 1,554 likes · 30 talking about this. Lawncrest Recreation Center is a Philadelphia Parks and Recreation facility and serves the Lawndale and...
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