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Readers are no strangers to having their favorite books and characters adapted for the screen, and Netflix, in particular, is one of the biggest purveyors of bringing those pages to life via… continue reading New Book to Screen Adaptations from Netflix This July!

By written by Peter SM    July 10, 2020   

Celebrate Pride Month by attending your very own film fest of curated LGBTQIA+ cinema, streaming through our Digital Media portal ! Kanopy There are hundreds of LGBTQAI+ featured films and videos… continue reading Digital Media Spotlight: Pride Month Streaming Film Fest!

By written by Peter SM    June 26, 2020   

Today's the day: Artemis Fowl takes the leap from book to screen as Disney+ premiere's the sci-fi-fantasy-world-spy-kid-action-adventure-YA film adaptation! Directed by Kenneth Branagh… continue reading Artemis Fowl—from Book to Screen

By written by Peter SM    June 12, 2020    2

As the unofficial beginning of summer starts this weekend, this is usually when I write a blog post about all the summer movies that are coming to theaters over the next 3 - 4 months... but this… continue reading The Free Library Has Your Ticket for Summer Movie Streaming!

By written by Peter SM    May 22, 2020   

It's been another long week and with the weekend upon us, hopefully some rest and relaxation are on the agenda. For kids of all ages (and the perpetually young at heart), Saturdays… continue reading Saturday Morning Cartoons with Hoopla

By written by Peter SM    May 15, 2020   

It's been 8 weeks since Philadelphia schools closed amid the COVID-19 pandemic , leaving parents and caregivers pivoting back and forth between work schedules and full-time childcare, amongst… continue reading Tips and Suggestions for Juggling Work from Home and Homeschooling Duties

By written by Peter SM    May 14, 2020   

Today, March 13, is the first of two Friday the 13ths occurring in 2020. I've penned posts in the past of full of screamingly scary streaming selections and now I've returned to shock and… continue reading Spotlight on Digital Media | The Return of 13 Scary Movies to Watch on Friday the 13th

By written by Peter SM    March 13, 2020   

Fire up your computer or smart device—it's Digital Learning Day ! Of course, every day is Digital Learning Day at the Free Library—all you need is a library card and you can gain… continue reading Every Day is Digital Learning Day at the Free Library!

By written by Peter SM    February 27, 2020   

For this month's Digital Media Spotlight , we are celebrating Black History Month and the lives and achievements of African Americans in film, music, literature, and other multimedia, all… continue reading Digital Media Spotlight: Black History Month

By written by Peter SM    February 24, 2020   

During Black History Month, the Mayor’s Office of Black Male Engagement (OBME) is hosting a series on Black Generational Wealth , in partnership with the Philadelphia Department of Commerce… continue reading Understanding the Racial Wealth Gap and Building Up Black Generational Wealth

By written by Peter SM    February 18, 2020    2

While this Sunday, February 9, marks the 92nd Academy Awards ceremony, it was recently revealed by a Gallup Poll that in 2019— more people went to the library than the movies ! Is it any… continue reading Oscars 2020: from Book Adaptation to Academy Award Nomination!

By written by Peter SM    February 7, 2020   

For this month's Digital Media Spotlight , we turn our attention towards ebooks and the news that in 2019, the Free Library reached the 1 million+ ebook checkout mark ! And it would seem… continue reading Digital Media Spotlight | New Year, New ebooks!

By written by Peter SM    January 30, 2020    2

Join the Free Library of Philadelphia as we celebrate Chinese New Year 2020 and the Year of the Rat ! Chinese New Year is a fifteen-day celebration that starts on the new moon (also known as Lunar… continue reading Celebrate the Year of the Rat with the Free Library!

By written by Peter SM    January 21, 2020    1

For Hollywood, the time spanning November through March is known as "film awards season" . Between the  People's Choice Awards ,  Golden Globe Awards , the Oscars , the… continue reading Newest Additions to the National Film Registry

By written by Peter SM    January 10, 2020   

Whether they were new stand-alone stories, biographical novels, retro reissue collections, original children's series, or new adventures with familiar faces, there was no shortage of… continue reading 19 Great Graphic Novels from 2019!

By written by Peter SM    December 30, 2019   

As we wind down the year that was 2019 and look forward to a new decade beginning in 2020, librarians, wordsmiths, Scrabble players, and those who are just looking to add some new flavor to their… continue reading 2019's Newest Word Additions and Definitions to the Dictionary

By written by Peter SM    December 27, 2019   

The holidays are in full swing, and that means your television, web browser, and anywhere else you can watch video on is currently inundated with holiday programming. And as comforting as A… continue reading Digital Media Spotlight | Season's Streamings with These Unique Holiday Television Specials and Movies

By written by Peter SM    December 17, 2019   

It's getting close to being "the most wonderful time of the year", or, if you have to travel far and wide—over the river and through the woods even—you may need some help… continue reading Digital Media Spotlight | New Audiobooks for Holiday Travels

By written by Peter SM    November 22, 2019   

Howllo Boils and Ghouls!, Welcome back to the Free Library of Phrightadelphia's blog, on this most haunted of holidays— Halloween ! It would seem to be that 2019 is the Year of the… continue reading Monstermania!: A Monstrous Halloween Playlist

By written by Peter SM    October 31, 2019    1

At the beginning of each month, we highlight all the great new titles —books, ebooks, audiobooks, movies, and music—that have been added to our catalog and will be available to check… continue reading Digital Media Highlights October 2019 | Streaming Screams Just in Time for Halloween!

By written by Peter SM    October 18, 2019    2

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