Posts by Michelle S. (193)

By Mary W. Juneteenth is a celebration of emancipation from slavery in Texas on June 19, 1865. This year marks the 150 th anniversary. Some non-fiction children’s books that explain this… continue reading

By Michelle S.   June 19, 2015   

Post written by Mary W. Most of us have read, or at least heard of, Heather Has Two Mommies by Lesléa Newman and Laura Cornell, which was recently reissued this year. In addition to… continue reading

By Michelle S.   June 12, 2015   

By Lisa C. In honor of Philly Tech week last month, Northeast Regional Library hosted their first ever TechXpo where attendees could get a first-hand look at some of the latest technology in… continue reading

By Michelle S.   May 29, 2015   

Today is National Library Workers Day, and we at the Free Library of Philadelphia are incredibly grateful to our hard working and thoughtful staff who advance literacy, guide learning, and inspire… continue reading

By Michelle S.   April 14, 2015   

April is National Volunteer Month, and the Free Library of Philadelphia is especially grateful to the thousands of volunteers who have donated their time to help make our library system shine.… continue reading

By Michelle S.   April 1, 2015    1

The Free Library of Philadelphia is proud to present Framing Fraktur , a three-month celebration of historic Pennsylvania German folk art and its relationship to contemporary art, opening today… continue reading

By Michelle S.   March 2, 2015   

This winter break, the Free Library of Philadelphia encourages you to spend some quality time with your children reading some great books together! Shared reading time is great way for your child… continue reading

By Michelle S.   December 18, 2014    2

Want to learn how to download some of nearly 120,000 ebooks to your new Kindle or Nook? Looking to discover all the hidden features of your new iPad, e-reader, smart phone, or tablet? Can’t… continue reading

By Michelle S.   December 11, 2014   

Over the past year, the Free Library—along with The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre and many other partners throughout the city—has been celebrating the Year of the Bard: Shakespeare… continue reading

By Michelle S.   November 20, 2014   

On Thursday, October 16, the Free Library of Philadelphia celebrated the 25th anniversary of LEAP, our Literacy Enrichment Afterschool Program. Started in 1989, LEAP has evolved over the years… continue reading

By Michelle S.   October 28, 2014    1

We're excited to announce that the 2015 One Book, One Philadelphia featured selection for is Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline . Orphan Train is the compelling story of Vivian, a… continue reading

By Michelle S.   October 16, 2014   

The School District of Philadelphia is proud to present a new tool that parents and family members will be able to use to stay connected to their child and their school. The School District of… continue reading

By Michelle S.   October 15, 2014    1

The Free Library of Philadelphia is excited to celebrate iconic children’s book author and illustrator Lloyd Alexander, in conjunction with the 50 th anniversary of the publication of The… continue reading

By Michelle S.   September 30, 2014   

On June 16, James Joyce fans around the world celebrate Bloomsday, which is so named after Leopold Bloom, the main character in Joyce's epic, genre-smashing novel, Ulysses . And we're… continue reading

By Michelle S.   June 16, 2014    1

This June marks the 100 th anniversary of the publication of James Joyce’s Dubliners , a captivating collection of short stories that paint a picture of Irish middle-class life in the early… continue reading

By Michelle S.   June 16, 2014    1

The Free Library of Philadelphia launched its new Culinary Literacy Center and state-of-the-art demonstration kitchen, sponsored by Cancer Treatment Centers of America , this morning at the… continue reading

By Michelle S.   June 2, 2014    8

Perhaps one of the Free Library's most popular and beloved public programs, the Author Events Series fosters great conversations with thoughtful readers and the world's leading writers and… continue reading

By Michelle S.   May 22, 2014   

The Philadelphia Parent & Guardian Impact Survey will be available starting today through June 13, 2014! The survey provides parents and guardians… continue reading

By Michelle S.   May 5, 2014    1

With William Shakespeare’s 450 th birthday just around the corner on Wednesday, April 23 , the Free Library is set to is set to celebrate Shakespeare's big day with programs throughout… continue reading

By Michelle S.   April 21, 2014   

The Free Library of Philadelphia is excited to announce an innovative new service aimed at improving the lives of all Philadelphians, one purr at a time. Debuting today, the Free Library… continue reading

By Michelle S.   April 1, 2014    17