Posts by Adam F. (44)

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We at the Free Library love to shout to the mountaintops about all that libraries can do for their communities, and while we may not always be as comfortable asking our patrons to do something for… continue reading 2020 Census: Tell All Your Friends and Neighbors!

By written by Adam F.    September 4, 2020   

On Friday Oct 26 from 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. , the Benjamin Franklin Parkway is throwing itself a wild block party to celebrate 100 years of culture and learning along Philadelphia’s… continue reading Don't Miss the Parkway Soiree!

By written by Adam F.    October 22, 2018   

Now that the Free Library has wrapped up its annual Comic Con , we're proud to offer fans of serial art an additional chance to meet some of their favorite artists. The cartoonists of the… continue reading Get Ready for ... Cartoonapalooza!

By written by Adam F.    May 18, 2018   

Yolanda Wisher is back! She left us in 2017 as the first Poet Laureate since the Free Library assumed responsibility for nurturing our city's chief word smith. On May 9, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.,… continue reading Embrace the Sacred and Interstellar Through the Art and Poetry of Stellar Masses

By written by Adam F.    May 4, 2018   

Throughout Spring and Summer, every corner of the Free Library of Philadelphia will be taking inspiration from In Our Nature: Flora and Fauna of the Americas - an exhibition taking place in our… continue reading The City of Arborly Love: Flora, Fauna, and Free Trees at Parkway Central Library!

By written by Adam F.    March 27, 2018    3

Now that the fog has lifted from St. Patrick’s Day, it occurs to us at the Free Library that the holiday is the moment where the fact of an Irish diaspora is felt most strongly in… continue reading Remember an Gorta Mór: the Great Famine

By written by Adam F.    March 26, 2018   

On Saturday, March 3, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. , Parkway Central Library welcomes back the United Way and the Campaign for Working Families for our second annual Free Tax Prep &… continue reading Free Tax Preparation and Resource Fair

By written by Adam F.    February 1, 2018    2

As a librarian, who coordinates research visits to the Parkway Central Library for schools in Philadelphia and beyond, I often tell students that my colleagues constitute a corps of what one might… continue reading #MysteryMonday: We, The Librarians, are Detectives

By written by Adam F.    May 22, 2017   

On Saturday, February 11, 2017, Parkway Central Library welcomes back the United Way and the Campaign for Working Families for our second annual Free Tax Prep & Resource Fair . Community… continue reading Tax Time at the Free Library of Philadelphia

By written by Adam F.    January 19, 2017    8

The Free Library of Philadelphia is a literacy machine, and one of the core literacies we hope to help citizens achieve is financial literacy . That’s why each year we help spread the… continue reading Tax Season Kick Off and Tax Preparation Resources from the Free Library of Philadelphia

By written by Adam F.    January 26, 2016   

Back by overwhelming popular demand! The Music Department at the Parkway Central Library is again collaborating with the Philadelphia Jazz Project and the Producers' Guild to present … continue reading Mysterious Travelers 2: Great Migrations

By written by Adam F.    October 5, 2015   

This musical #informationliteracy activity today was very successful! https://t.co/fAaGY8A7pI pic.twitter.com/Y87oGAhpp9 — adamleofeldman (@adamleofeldman) July 29, 2015 What does it mean to… continue reading Information Literacy Games to Explore the Music Department

By written by Adam F.    August 12, 2015    1

In conjunction with the 2015 Philadelphia Fringe Festival , the Music Department at the Parkway Central Library will present a unique music performance and visual-art gallery project called… continue reading Outside Sound - a 2015 Fringe Festival performance @ the Free Library

By written by Adam F.    August 5, 2015   

This is really weird, but the Music Department got a call from Nicola Sturgeon , First Minister of Scotland, to come look through a mysterious box found in a dormitory room in the Hogwarts School… continue reading Harry Potter's Top of the Pops 1980 - 1999

By written by Adam F.    July 31, 2015   

The Sheet Music Collection at the Free Library of Philadelphia’s Music Department includes over 350,000 individual songs and wordless piano solos. This collection includes single tunes… continue reading New Sheet Music Acquisitions for April 2015

By written by Adam F.    April 14, 2015   

Up Next! Three Bassists + One Drummer On Monday April 13 at 7:00 p.m., the Free Library of Philadelphia, the Producers’ Guild, and the Philadelphia Jazz Project will present the final… continue reading Mysterious Travelers' Concert Series | Up Next! Three Bassists + One Drummer | Recapping Karen Smith’s showcase

By written by Adam F.    March 23, 2015    2

Up Next! Karen Smith On Monday, March 9 at 7:00 p.m., audiences at the Montgomery Auditorium at the Parkway Central Library will have an opportunity to welcome percussionist Karen Smith and her… continue reading Mysterious Travelers' Concert Series | Up next: Karen Smith | Video recap of Anwar Marshall Trio

By written by Adam F.    February 23, 2015    1

Up Next! Anwar Marshall On Monday, February 9 at 7:00 p.m., audiences at the Montgomery Auditorium at the Parkway Central Library will have an opportunity to welcome drummer Anwar Marshall and his… continue reading Mysterious Travelers' Concert Series | Up next: Anwar Marshall | Video recap of Dan Hanrahan Trio

By written by Adam F.    January 20, 2015   

The Free Library of Philadelphia’s Music Department connects Philadelphians with a Sheet Music Collection that spans the entire history of single sheet publishing in the United States and… continue reading New Sheet Music Acquisitions

By written by Adam F.    December 16, 2014    3

Up Next! Dan Hanrahan On Monday, January 12 at 7:00 p.m. , audiences at the Montgomery Auditorium at the Parkway Central Library will have an opportunity to welcome jazz guitarist Dan Hanrahan and… continue reading Mysterious Travelers' Concert Series | Up next: Dan Hanrahan | Video recap of Wayne Smith, Jr Quintet

By written by Adam F.    December 12, 2014