14 hours ago

Libraries "shape the community and the commun...

Libraries "shape the community and the communities shape the library"

    Beyond the Books - The Philadelphia Citizen
    Inside North Philly's Lillian Marrero branch of the Free Library, community organizer Tania Ríos Marrero-daughter of the branch's namesake-scribbles neatly at the top of a notebook: "What is the role of a public library?" Word by word, she dissects the meaning of her message. " : Function, purpose.
    http://thephiladelphiacitizen.org

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3 days ago

West Oak Lane Library added 3 new photos.

Keva planks and cantilevers at West Oak Lane Library!

    West Oak Lane Library
    West Oak Lane Library added a new photo.
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3 days ago

Learn more about Philadelphia's Read by 4th G...

Learn more about Philadelphia's Read by 4th Grade initiative. There is a role for everyone, not just parents of small children. We are families, educators, literacy specialists, youth program providers, neighborhood merchants, faith leaders, block captains, and much more.

    About - Read by 4th
    Read by 4th is a citywide campaign bringing together an ever growing coalition of partners to double the number of children reading at grade level by the start of 4th grade. At the end of the 2017 school year, almost two thirds of children in Philadelphia entered the 4th grade unable to read at grade level.
    http://readby4th.org

3 days ago

West Oak Lane Library shared Free Library of ...

Only three spaces left for Camp Play & Learn for children entering 1st, 2nd, or 3rd grade. Complete the application form at West Oak Lane Library.

    Blog: Camp Play and Learn
    Are you ready for the new school year? Do you have a child entering 1st, 2nd, or 3rd grade in the Fall? Get a back-to-school boost with Camp Play and Learn!
    https://libwww.freelibrary.org

Jun 29

West Oak Lane Library shared Librarians and B...

Just read!

    Librarians and Book Lovers
    Librarians and Book Lovers. 4,708 likes · 360 talking about this. Librarians and Book Lovers
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Jun 28

Checking out Zen gardens and parks and beer gardens you have to try

1633 Washington Lane, Jenkintown, PA 19046

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5400 Lindbergh Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19143

1735 Market St., Philadelphia, PA 19103

1438 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103; 36th & Filbert St,

1438 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103; 36th & Filbert St,

5110-5120 Pentridge St., Philadelphia, PA 19143

1001 N Delaware Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19125

211 S. Columbus Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19106

31 South 18th Street, Philadelphia, PA

120 S 17th St., Philadelphia, PA 19103

227 Bridge St., Phoenixville, PA 19460

5201 Parkside Ave

    FYI Philly: Zen gardens and 6 beer gardens you have to try
    This week on FYI Philly, we are finding our Zen in gardens and parks galore. Some old, some new and one where you can get above it all. Plus we visit a rooftop garden that might just be training the next generation of growers and chefs.
    http://6abc.com

Jun 28

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    INSTALL A NEW 100AMP SERVICE W/PROPER GROUND AND GROUND ROD, RUN DEDICATOR HOME RUN FEED TO EACH ROOM REFEED ALL EXISTING LIGHT FIXTURES, SWITCHES AND RECEPTACLES. INSTALL 12 NEW LIGHT FIXTURES, THREE 120 VOLT SMOKE DETECTORS AND INSTALL 2 OUTSIDE LIGHT FIXTURES AND 4 GFI RECEPTACLES (FISH ONLY) AS PER 2008 NEC (NORTH DISTRICT)

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    REPLACING KITCHEN DRAIN 1 FIXTURES- INSTALLATIONS IN ACCORDANCE WITH 2004 PPC

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  • ALTERATION PERMIT

    EZ PERMIT STANDARDS ALTERATIONS- FOR ALTERATIONS TO AN EXISTING ONE FAMILY DWELLING AS PER ATTACHED STANDARD. DEVIATIONS FROM THIS STANDARD WILL RESULT IN PERMIT REVOCATION AND REQUIRE SUBMISSION OF CONSTRUCTION PLANS.(PA 047014)

    1533 MOHICAN ST Issued June 22, 2018 Comment

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  • ALTERATION PERMIT

    EZ PERMIT DECKS- FOR NEW DECKS TO AN EXITING ONE FAMILY DWELLING AS PER ATTACHED STANDARDS. DEVIATIONS FROM THESE STANDARDS REQUIRE SUBMISSION OF CONSTRUCTION AND SITE PLANS.

    1527 MAYLAND ST Issued June 20, 2018 Comment
  • ZONING PERMIT

    EZ DECK ACCESSORY TO A SINGLE FAMILY DWELLING

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  • ALTERATION PERMIT

    EZ PERMIT STADARDS ALTERATIONS- FOR ALTERATIONS TO AN EXISTING ONE FAMILY DWELLING AS PER ATTACHED STANDARD. DEVIATIONS FROM THIS STANDARD WILL RESULT IN PERMIT REVOCATION AND REQUIRE SUBMISSION OF CONSTRUCTION PLANS.

    1658 E WASHINGTON LN Issued June 20, 2018 Comment

Jun 22

West Oak Lane Library added 4 new photos.

Block Party Friday at West Oak Lane Library!

    West Oak Lane Library
    West Oak Lane Library, Philadelphia, PA. 454 likes. Show your appreciation for your local library - become a fan of West Oak Lane today! Want your...
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Jun 22

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    EZ PERMIT DUCTWORK & WARM-AIR APPLIANCES-INSTALL ONE A/C AND DUCT WORK FOR THAT UNIT 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.

    1535 MOHICAN ST Issued June 19, 2018 Comment
  • PLUMBING PERMIT

    INSTALL NEW CURB TRAP, FRESH AIR INLET & HOUSE DRAIN - PA1# 2018-1670123 - "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"

    7501 WOOLSTON AVE Issued June 18, 2018 Comment

Jun 21

Jun 20

Looking for good books to read with your chil...

Looking for good books to read with your children?

    Kids summer book picks from the Free Library
    Wherever you're heading this summer - the beach, the park down the street, or your very own couch-take the Free Library with you! Summer is a great time to dig into fun and fascinating books, and we've handpicked some top summer reads for children, students, and teens.
    http://www.philly.com

Jun 19

West Oak Lane Library is on the REBUILD list!...

West Oak Lane Library is on the REBUILD list!

    City Council approves first 64 Rebuild sites: Here's what's coming! | Office of the Mayor
    In early June 2018, City Council approved the first round of sites for Rebuild! Here's what that means and why that's important. Rebuild is the City's program to improve parks, rec centers, playgrounds, and libraries across Philly's neighborhoods. Most sites will be funded through bonds paid for by the Philadelphia Beverage Tax.
    https://beta.phila.gov

Jun 16

person walking trying to open all automobiles doors which are left unlocked.

There's a man walking down 7500 block of Limekiln Pike and he's checking all doors to your automobiles to see if they were left unlocked. 2 people have had things taken from their automobiles due to their own negligence. He's a petty thief who takes cartons of water and paper towels toilet paper and any change you may have in your car. He even took handicapped placards left in the glove compartment.Please take a moment and lock your doors.He goes from car to car. I witnessed him doing this but he moves quickly.

Jun 16

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  • PLUMBING PERMIT

    REPLACE HOUSE TRAP, HOUSE DRAIN & FAI PA20181631743 "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"

    1602 E CLIVEDEN ST Issued June 13, 2018 Comment

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Gardens from A-Z

...were added over the years by Pennock after exhibiting at the Flower Show. Free admission; 1633 Washington Lane, Jenkintown, Pa...

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...walking and biking, a community garden and free kayaking on Saturdays in season. Free admission; 5400 Lindbergh Blvd.

...the university, and provides a home for wildlife including birds, crayfish and frogs. Free admission; 433 S. University Ave....

...also the home of more than 300 species of rare trees and shrubs. Free admission; 3822 Ridge Ave.

...17; walkers/cyclists $10; youth 3-17, military and students $10; children under 3 free; 100 E. Northwestern Ave.

...230 years ago. Adults $24.95; kids 2-11 $19.95; kids under 2 free; 3400 W. Girard Ave....

...your dog or a book and spend some quiet time among the stones. Free admission; 4000 Woodland Ave.

...a Victorian-era glass greenhouse, which seeks to maintain the traditional agricultural methods. Free admission; 6026 Germantown Ave.

    Gardens from A-Z
    Philadelphia is America's Garden Capital, with a whopping 36 public gardens within 30 miles of the city-a distinction that no other city in America can claim. Peruse our guide to these glorious green spaces to plan your next garden trip.
    http://www.gridphilly.com

Jun 11

Free Library of Pride For the second year, th...

Free Library of Pride For the second year, the Free Library of Philadelphia is going all out for Pride, with neary 50 LGBTQ-related events at its more than 20 branches. “The Free Library of Pride program is really driven by librarians, and the the librarians are really responding to the needs that they see from their patrons,” says Andrew Nurkin, head of the Free Library’s Center for Public Life. That means events for all ages, ranging from the scholarly to the silly. Here are a few highlights and the entire lineup of events: https://libwww.freelibrary.org/calendar/main/home/page/1/terms/free-library-of-pride

    Celebrate Pride Month by returning to its roots
    June is Pride Month, which means celebrations of the LGBTQ community all month long, including the 30th annual Philadelphia Pride Parade this weekend. Pride has become synonymous with rainbow flags, day drinking, and glitter, but it began with the riots at the Stonewall Inn in 1969 and was fueled by decades of activism - raising awareness about AIDS, agitating for equal rights and marriage equality.
    https://whyy.org

Jun 11

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Jun 07

West Oak Lane Library shared Free Library You...

Summer of Wonder is HERE! Come on down and see us at West Oak Lane Library.

    Free Library Youth Services
    Free Library Youth Services added a new photo.
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Jun 05

We had a great time today making rainbow slim...

We had a great time today making rainbow slime!

    West Oak Lane Library
    We had a great time today making rainbow slime!
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Jun 04

Jun 03

  • ALTERATION PERMIT

    EZ PERMIT STADARDS ALTERATIONS-MINOR ALTERATIONS/UP-GRADE OF A SINGLE FAMILY DWELLING; INSTALL NEW FINISHES. FOR ALTERATIONS TO AN EXISTING ONE FAMILY DWELLING AS PER ATTACHED STANDARD. DEVIATIONS FROM THIS STANDARD WILL RESULT IN PERMIT REVOCATION AND REQUIRE SUBMISSION OF CONSTRUCTION PLANS.

    1535 MOHICAN ST Issued May 31, 2018 Comment

Jun 02

Herbicides at Carpenters Woods

I live across the street from Carpenter's Woods, along the Thumb.

I find it curious that, to contain invasive plants at Carpenter's Woods, an herbicide is sprayed whose active ingredient, triclopyr acid, offers "mild toxicity to birds" and which kills non-invasive plants, while killing and/or toxifying the berries that surround the Thumb, that birds eat.

https://www3.epa.gov/pesticides/chem_search/reg_actions/reregistration/fs_G-82_1-Oct-98.pdf

Last summer three little signs were posted at the Thumb which were not sufficient to warn my landlady, her dog, and myself that walking...

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I live across the street from Carpenter's Woods, along the Thumb.

I find it curious that, to contain invasive plants at Carpenter's Woods, an herbicide is sprayed whose active ingredient, triclopyr acid, offers "mild toxicity to birds" and which kills non-invasive plants, while killing and/or toxifying the berries that surround the Thumb, that birds eat.

https://www3.epa.gov/pesticides/chem_search/reg_actions/reregistration/fs_G-82_1-Oct-98.pdf

Last summer three little signs were posted at the Thumb which were not sufficient to warn my landlady, her dog, and myself that walking the sidewalk might cause irritation to skin or eyes. Both of which happened.

Perhaps others were affected, too.

As an ecologist who has taught at two universities, I am not yet convinced that destroying invasives at the perimeter of this park is of greater benefit to biodiversity here than the damage that may be caused to birds, berries, and people here.

    https://www3.epa.gov

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May 30

While there are many different formats these ...

While there are many different formats these days - it looks like traditional books may be best for some children.

    What's Going On In Your Child's Brain When You Read Them A Story?
    "I want The Three Bears!" These days parents, caregivers and teachers have lots of options when it comes to fulfilling that request. You can read a picture book, put on a cartoon, play an audiobook, or even ask Alexa. A newly published study gives some insight into what may be happening inside young children's brains in each of those situations.
    https://www.npr.org

May 30

Online Summer of Wonder programming starts Ju...

Online Summer of Wonder programming starts June 1!

    Summer of Wonder
    Summer is a great time to visit the Free Library! For children and teens, a summer at the library forms a bridge between grade levels so that learning doesn't stop when the weather heats up. Visit the library or participate online for a summer full of fun books and activities.
    https://libwww.freelibrary.org

May 29

More than just books!

More than just books!

    Why Philly's crumbling libraries aren't just libraries anymore | Mike Newall
    In a 103-year-old library in Southwest Philadelphia, where the roof is leaky, the windows are drafty, and the heating and cooling system is as finicky as an old crank, three men sat under dull lights at a bank of computers, trying to land a job.
    http://www.philly.com

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