Posts by Julie B. (42)

Since the early days of printing, readers have been gripped by real-life tales of highwaymen and murderers, the last words of executed criminals, and fictional detective stories which have long… continue reading

By Julie B.   March 24, 2017   

The end of another phenomenal One Book, One Philadelphia season is upon us. We have spent eight inspired weeks reading, discussing, watching, creating, playing, and enjoying. The 15th season of… continue reading

By Julie B.   March 22, 2017   

Much of the Free Library's ability to create and incubate cutting-edge programs and services is thanks to the generosity of individuals, corporations, and foundations. One of the most… continue reading

By Julie B.   March 8, 2017   

We are just one week away from the kickoff event to the One Book, One Philadelphia 2017 season ! On Wednesday night, January 25, at 7:30 p.m., you are invited to join us in Parkway Central Library… continue reading

By Julie B.   January 18, 2017   

We often assume that the novels we read contain some element of autobiographical information. Especially for those of us who aren’t blessed with creative writing talent, it can be hard to… continue reading

By Julie B.   December 7, 2016   

The One Book, One Philadelphia 2017 featured selection, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time , is often described as a book about a unique teen on a quest. When trying to describe… continue reading

By Julie B.   November 16, 2016   

One of my primary designations as a person is "reader." Fiction, nonfiction, high literary, lady comics—my personal library is broad. And nerdy—as a former English teacher, I… continue reading

By Julie B.   November 14, 2016   

In choosing Mark Haddon 's The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time as this year's One Book, One Philadelphia featured selection, the One Book Selection Committee clearly signaled… continue reading

By Julie B.   November 2, 2016   

The 2017 One Book, One Philadelphia selection was announced this morning! We are very excited to share that for its 15th anniversary season, One Book will dive into Mark Haddon’s The Curious… continue reading

By Julie B.   October 27, 2016    4

The Music Department at Parkway Central Library is launching the Musical Instrument Collection (MIC) , an instrument lending library for library cardholders. In the past few years, the Free… continue reading

By Julie B.   September 26, 2016    7

F. Scott Fitzgerald is now considered one of the nation’s pre-eminent modern novelists and short story writers. During his lifetime, he was best known for his literary depictions of the… continue reading

By Julie B.   September 15, 2016   

An  excessive heat warning  has been issued for the Philadelphia area for today through Saturday. Numerous Free Library locations will serve as cooling centers, where residents can get… continue reading

By Julie B.   August 11, 2016    2

An  excessive heat warning  has been issued for the Philadelphia area through the weekend. Joseph E. Coleman Northwest Regional Library will serve as a cooling center on Saturday, July… continue reading

By Julie B.   July 22, 2016    2

With the Democratic National Convention descending on the city next week, political partying and election events are taking over the town. Joining in on this moment for the city, the Free Library… continue reading

By Julie B.   July 22, 2016    1

An  excessive heat warning  has been issued for the Philadelphia area for today and tomorrow. Numerous Free Library locations will serve as cooling centers, where residents can get out… continue reading

By Julie B.   July 14, 2016   

An excessive heat warning has been issued for the Philadelphia area for the next few days. Numerous Free Library locations will serve as cooling centers,where residents can get out of the heat and… continue reading

By Julie B.   July 6, 2016   

Update: Thank you for your comments and excitement over the new South Philadelphia Library. We regret the error of leaving out the address and location of the library. This blog post has now been… continue reading

By Julie B.   June 13, 2016    14

Our literary Christmas is almost upon us: Philadelphia’s favorite bookish holiday— Bloomsday —arrives on Thursday, June 16, and we couldn’t be more excited! This annual… continue reading

By Julie B.   May 27, 2016   

The new South Philadelphia Library is almost ready to open its doors to the public! We were thrilled to join the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia , the Philadelphia Department of Public… continue reading

By Julie B.   May 9, 2016    1

The Philadelphia District-wide Parent & Guardian Survey is now available and the School District of Philadelphia wants to hear from you! The new survey was created with the help of… continue reading

By Julie B.   April 28, 2016    2