17 hours ago

West Oak Lane Library added 4 new photos.

Block Party Friday at West Oak Lane Library!

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2 days ago

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.
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3 days ago

Here's the list of the first 64 parks, rec centers, playgrounds and libraries that'll receive Rebuild money, funded mostly by the soda tax

2000 Washington Lane

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2032-62 N 8th Street

600 Port Royal Avenue

1450 N 26th Street

641 Lindley Avenue

2109 W Chew Avenue

900 Federal Street

1701 Belmont Avenue

5801 W Girard Avenue

2020-50 W Lehigh Avenue

851 W Olney Avenue

1800 Washington Avenue

700 Cobbs Creek Parkway

280 Cobbs Creek Parkway

2901 Cedar Street

4423 Longshore Avenue

800-82 N 8th Street

1202-32 E Montgomery Avenue

2400 N 11th Street

601 Borbeck Ave

5800 Chester Avenue

3267-81 Almond Street

575 Tomlinson Road

147 Master Street

4740 Wayne Avenue

3455 Kensington Avenue

9850 Roosevelt Boulevard

2136 Castor Avenue

1919-41 W Ontario Street

5325 Overbrook Avenue

4901 Kingsessing Avenue

6000 Rising Sun Avenue

5800 Cobbs Creek Parkway

5543 Haverford Avenue

3720 N Broad Street

6942 Woodland Avenue

5100 Pine Street

740 S 17th Street

2101-35 Cecil B. Moore Avenue

601 E Indiana Avenue

400-64 E Ontario Street

732-66 N 36th Street

5700 Torresdale Avenue

300 Shunk Street

Olney Recreation Center / Hammond and Nedro

3101-27 N 22nd Street

8101 Bustleton Avenue

1501 E Bristol Street

9201 N Delaware Avenue

2987 Almond Street

3201 North 5th Street

7301 Torresdale Avenue

5700 Haverford Avenue

2200 E Auburn Street

2600 Morris Street

5710-18 Germantown Avenue

4131 Unruh Avenue

2502-12 N Howard Street

5100 Westminster Avenue

200-64 E Olney Avenue

    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.
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3 days ago

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.
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3 days ago

Over the next nine months, the Office of Coun...

Over the next nine months, the Office of Councilwoman Cherelle L. Parker (9th District) will be leading the 9th District Commercial Corridor + Neighborhood Plan. The study will create actionable strategies that build on the area’s strengths and create vibrant communities. The planning process will include 3 public workshops, stakeholders interviews and an Advisory Committee. Ninth District staff are recruiting community members for the Advisory Committee who will be charged in bringing the voice of all stakeholders into the planning process, identifying opportunities, challenges, and priorities and developing recommendations. Upcoming Public Workshop: June 19, 2018 6:30pm to 8:30pm – Masjidullah, Inc. – 7401 Limekiln Pike

    COUNCILWOMAN PARKER ANNOUNCES COMMUNITY MEETINGS TO LAUNCH COMMERCIAL CORRIDOR STUDY
    Over the next nine months, the Office of Councilwoman Cherelle L. Parker, representing the 9th Council District and their consultant team, led by Philadelphia-based planning and design firm WRT, will be leading the 9th District Commercial Corridor + Neighborhood Plan . The study will create actionable strategies that build on the area's strengths and create vibrant communities.
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4 days ago

COUNCILWOMAN PARKER ANNOUNCES COMMUNITY MEETINGS TO LAUNCH COMMERCIAL CORRIDOR STUDY

June 19, 2018 6:30pm to 8:30pm – Masjidulluh Inc. – 7401 Limekiln Pike | Directions

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June 13, 2018 6:30pm  to 8:30pm- Lawncrest Recreation Center – 6000 Rising Sun Avenue | Directions

    COUNCILWOMAN PARKER ANNOUNCES COMMUNITY MEETINGS TO LAUNCH COMMERCIAL CORRIDOR STUDY
    Over the next nine months, the Office of Councilwoman Cherelle L. Parker, representing the 9th Council District and their consultant team, led by Philadelphia-based planning and design firm WRT, will be leading the 9th District Commercial Corridor + Neighborhood Plan . The study will create actionable strategies that build on the area's strengths and create vibrant communities.
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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.
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Jun 09

Police Investigate Death of 4-Year-Old Boy

Medics were called to a home on the 7500 block of Thouron Avenue shortly before 2 a.m. Saturday where they found the child unresponsive.

    Police Investigate Death of 4-Year-Old Boy
    Police are investigating the death of a 4-year-old boy in the East Mount Airy section of Philadelphia.
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Jun 09

Death of boy, 4, in West Oak Lane 'suspicious', police say

Police and medics were called to the 7500 block of Thouron Street at 2 a.m. Saturday.

    Police: Boy's death in West Oak Lane 'suspicious'
    Live Broadcast WATCH NOW WATCH LIVE Police are investigating the death of a young boy in the West Oak Lane section of Philadelphia. Police and medics were called to the 7500 block of Thouron Street at 2 a.m. Saturday. Action News is told a 4-year-old boy was pronounced dead shortly after medics arrived.
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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!

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    We had a great time today making rainbow slime!
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Jun 04

Employee's dirty fingernails, cat and mouse poop close Philly eateries

7100 Louise St.

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1128 E Luzerne St.

1801 W Ontario St.

1143 S 9th St.

601 W Norris St.

8001 Roosevelt Blvd.

1946 Federal St.

2524 Welsh Rd.

4226 Lancaster Ave.

3862 N. Sydenham

4201 Ogden St.

1028 Arch St.

2637 W. Lehigh Ave.

8705 Germantown Ave.

6351 Germantown Ave.

19 S 60th St.

4673 Frankford Ave.

3572 Indian Queen Lane

2401 N 17th St.

4322 Market St.

5241 Germantown Ave.

5901 Lancaster Ave.

2968 N Stillman St.

3600 N 7th St.

    Employee's dirty fingernails, cat and mouse poop close Philly eateries
    Cat and mouse poop found in the same location? I wonder who won that battle. My money is on the cat. In this round of Clean Plates, Philadelphia food inspectors were busy citing restaurants for an employee's dirty fingernails, leaky sinks, falling tiles and holes in walls.
    http://www.philly.com

May 30

Box 6281 Woolston Avenue & Washington Lane AO...

Box 6281 Woolston Avenue & Washington Lane AOI: 1838 Mohican St 2 Story row 18x45 Light Smoke 2nd Floor. 2 and 2 in service.

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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

May 21

All kinds of fun things to do at West Oak Lan...

All kinds of fun things to do at West Oak Lane Library!

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    All kinds of fun things to do at West Oak Lane Library!
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May 21

Is a Montco Elected Official Mixing Government and Politics to Closely?

The Times Of The Freedom Valley: 1929 Johnson Road, Plymouth..

    Is a Montco Elected Official Mixing Government and Politics to Closely? - MoreThanTheCurve
    Elected officials need to walk a tightrope between governing and campaigning. For example, an elected official will have a website for whatever elected office he or she holds (a government-owned website) to communicate as an elected official and then a separate one that is for campaigning and communicating as a politician.
    https://morethanthecurve.com

May 21

This Week on Instagram

The Times Of The Freedom Valley: 1929 Johnson Road, Plymouth..

    This Week on Instagram - MoreThanTheCurve
    What were people Instagraming about in Conshohocken, West Conshohocken, Plymouth Meeting and Lafayette Hill this past week? We took and ... Continue reading "This Week on Instagram"
    https://morethanthecurve.com

May 21

The Freedom Valley Chronicles: Dogwood Trees In Bloom In Fort Washington

The Times Of The Freedom Valley: 1929 Johnson Road, Plymouth..

    The Freedom Valley Chronicles: Dogwood Trees In Bloom In Fort Washington - MoreThanTheCurve
    The Freedom Valley includes many areas of natural beauty. This is the time when many trees and flowers in the region bloom on cue. One of those areas is located chiefly in Whitemarsh Township. "Fort Washington State Park blossoms with flowering dogwood trees in the Spring," stated Mr. Eric Ihlein, Park Manager of the Fort Washington State Park.
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May 20

El Limon Moving to Ted’s Pizza Space in Conshohocken

The Times Of The Freedom Valley: 1929 Johnson Road, Plymouth..

    El Limon Moving to Ted's Pizza Space in Conshohocken - MoreThanTheCurve
    El Limon is getting bigger digs. We spoke to the owner, Karina Vargas, of El Limon yesterday and she confirmed the move. The building that was home to Ted's Pizza was purchased in late February, but Vargas wasn't sure if it would be a new home for El Limon or something else.
    https://morethanthecurve.com

May 20

Conshohocken Native Named New Head Boys Basketball Coach at Archbishop Carroll

The Times Of The Freedom Valley: 1929 Johnson Road, Plymouth..

    Conshohocken Native Named New Head Boys Basketball Coach at Archbishop Carroll - MoreThanTheCurve
    Archbishop John Carroll High School in Radnor has announced the appointment of Conshohocken-native Francis Bowe as the school's new Head Boys Basketball Coach. Bowe has been the basketball coach at Valley Forge Military Academy the past five years and led them to the military school its most successful basketball seasons in school history.
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May 19

The West Oak Lane Jazz and Arts Festival upda...

    The West Oak Lane Jazz and Arts Festival
    The West Oak Lane Jazz and Arts Festival updated their cover photo.
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May 19

The Times Of The Freedom Valley: 1929 Johnson Road, Plymouth Meeting

The stone house at 1929 Johnson Road, near Gawain Road, was built in 1942.  Visitors will be able to tour this house...

    The Times Of The Freedom Valley: 1929 Johnson Road, Plymouth Meeting - MoreThanTheCurve
    The stone house at 1929 Johnson Road, near Gawain Road, was built in 1942. Visitors will be able to tour this house in Plymouth Township on Sunday, May 20 th. Open house hours are 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Ms. Nicole Klein of Keller Williams Main Line Realty is handling the sale of this house on behalf of its owners.
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May 16

Wet Walter is movin' on up!

Wet Walter is movin' on up!

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    Wet Walter is movin' on up!
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May 16

West Oak Lane Library updated their cover pho...

    West Oak Lane Library
    West Oak Lane Library updated their cover photo.
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May 15

Please join Art Matthews in a discussion of h...

Please join Art Matthews in a discussion of his book, Historical Commemoration of the Black in Blue. The book is a collection of photos and articles that commemorate some of the accomplishments of African Americans in law enforcement; primarily in the Philadelphia Police Department. Mr. Matthews has researched the ten-year campaign (from 1871 to 1881) by the African American citizens of the historic 7th Ward, to hire African Americans as police officers. Copies of the book will be available. Thursday, May 17, 2018 6:30 P.M.

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May 14

Learn more about the Free Library's Culinary ...

Learn more about the Free Library's Culinary Literacy Center!

    Through Cooking, Immigrants Better Understand English, America
    Food and conversation go together like love and marriage; they are a natural pairing, one that evokes home and comfort. That is exactly why the Free Library of Philadelphia offers cooking classes to immigrants and refugees. They learn American cooking, sure, but they also learn the English language.
    https://www.voanews.com

May 14

Wanted: Suspect for Shooting Incident/Victim in the 14th District [VIDEO]

...s property and flees on foot and was last seen south through the driveway between 7000 Louise Street and 7000 Woolston Avenue. The following video surveillance shows the shooter waiting in the driveway...

...on foot and was last seen south through the driveway between 7000 Louise Street and 7000 Woolston Avenue. The following video surveillance shows the shooter waiting in the driveway between 7100 Louise Street...

...7000 Woolston Avenue. The following video surveillance shows the shooter waiting in the driveway between 7100 Louise Street and 7100 Woolston Avenue prior to the shooting...

...following video surveillance shows the shooter waiting in the driveway between 7100 Louise Street and 7100 Woolston Avenue prior to the shooting...

    Philly Police Blog | Wanted: Suspect for Shooting Incident/Victim in the 14th District [VIDEO]
    On Monday April 23, 2018, at 8:10 pm, the victim, a 30 year-old-male, was on the 2100 block of Middleton Street when an unknown black male grabbed the victim from behind and shooting him once in the left hand.
    https://blog.phillypolice.com

May 11

Nom, nom, nom, nom. Wet Walter the Pleco love...

Nom, nom, nom, nom. Wet Walter the Pleco loves zucchini. Keep this in mind summer gardeners!

    West Oak Lane Library
    Nom, nom, nom, nom. Wet Walter the Pleco loves zucchini. Keep this in mind summer gardeners!
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May 11

Weather is fine for Pokemon Go

Weather is fine for Pokemon Go

    What the Free Library learned about civic engagement from Pokémon Go - Generocity Philly
    Yes, Pokémon Go is still a thing. The augmented reality game for smartphones exploded in Summer 2016 and while its popularity has certainly dwindled, it still had 65 million active monthly users a year out (and still prompts meetups in Philadelphia). The game can obviously bring people together.
    https://generocity.org

May 07

Not just books and databases at the Free Libr...

Not just books and databases at the Free Library of Philadelphia

    Get cooking at the Free Library's Culinary Literacy Center
    Get out of a cooking rut and try one of a free and low cost cooking class. Plus, see how the CLC brings together the intersection of literacy, food, and nutrition in its various offerings. - Anna Nguyen, Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News
    http://www.philly.com

May 02

Toddler storytime this morning featured "My C...

Toddler storytime this morning featured "My Cousin Momo", the Pennsylvania One Book Every Young Child title for 2018. We followed the story with a craft that gave the children an opportunity to explore creating and positive self-expression.

    West Oak Lane Library
    Toddler storytime this morning featured "My Cousin Momo", the Pennsylvania One Book Every Young Child title for 2018. We followed the story with a craft that gave the children an opportunity to...
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Apr 27

Great news!

Great news!

    Vanguard donates $3M to Free Library of Philadelphia for child literacy
    The Free Library of Philadelphia received the largest corporate grant in its history from the Vanguard Strong Start for Kids Program, the library said on Thursday. The $3 million grant over three years aims to improve early childhood literacy and language development in low-income communities by partnering with local child care sites.
    http://www.philly.com

Apr 27

Shooting Incident 2100 Middleton St DC 18 14 033932

...s property and flees on foot and was last seen south through the driveway between 7000 Louise Street and 7000 Woolston Avenue. The following video surveillance shows the shooter waiting in the driveway...

...on foot and was last seen south through the driveway between 7000 Louise Street and 7000 Woolston Avenue. The following video surveillance shows the shooter waiting in the driveway between 7100 Louise Street...

...7000 Woolston Avenue. The following video surveillance shows the shooter waiting in the driveway between 7100 Louise Street and 7100 Woolston Avenue prior to the shooting.Suspect Description: Black male 15-18 years...

...following video surveillance shows the shooter waiting in the driveway between 7100 Louise Street and 7100 Woolston Avenue prior to the shooting.Suspect Description: Black male 15-18 years old, wearing a blue...

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Commercial Robbery 7055 Frankford Ave DC 18 15 027853 - Duration: 1:15. PhiladelphiaPolice 1,754 views

    Shooting Incident 2100 Middleton St DC 18 14 033932
    On Monday April 23, 2018, at 8:10 pm, the victim, a 30 year-old-male, was on the 2100 block of Middleton Street when an unknown black male grabbed the victim from behind and shooting him once in the left hand.
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