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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   

On Monday Dec 8 at 7:00 p.m ., audiences will welcome the return of Wayne Smith, Jr. to Montgomery Auditorium at the Free Library of Philadelphia’s Parkway Central Branch. We last heard from… continue reading Mysterious Travelers' Concert Series | Up next: Wayne Smith Jr | Video recap of Vince Turnbull

By written by Adam F.    November 20, 2014   

On October 29th, Saxophonist Mike Cemprola led a jazz quartet on an intimate, often humorous, and forward looking set of his original compositions framed within a few contrasting takes on a pair… continue reading Mysterious Travelers' Concert Series - from Mike Cemprola to Vince Turnbull

By written by Adam F.    November 10, 2014   

Last month's’ inaugural concert of the Mysterious Travelers Series held approximately 200 listeners in rapt attention in the plush and sonorous Montgomery Auditorium of the Free Library… continue reading Mysterious Travelers Concert Series Featuring Mike Cemprola

By written by Adam F.    October 9, 2014   

The Free Library of Philadelphia’s Music Department is a free and open conservatory-quality music library supporting several generations’ worth of local musicians and fans. We can show… continue reading Free Library of Improvisation

By written by Adam F.    September 5, 2014   

[all photos courtesy Philadelphia Jazz Project and Alexis Simmons of Gypsi Life Photography ] On Monday July 21st, eleven stunning performers treated an audience of nearly 200 jazz fans to a… continue reading DivaNation Showcase

By written by Adam F.    July 25, 2014    1

  In this comic strip conversation between Michael Caesar and Huey Freeman, Aaron McGruder captures the way a great number of us Philadelphians might think about soccer—that is if we… continue reading The 2014 World Cup Already Has a Winner

By written by Adam F.    June 17, 2014   

Summer Reading is here . For those about to take on the challenge of the School District of Philadelphia’s official lists (or anyone who knows a student who must), we’d like to salute… continue reading Mobile Summer Reading

By written by Adam F.    May 30, 2014   

I was never a “reluctant reader” but when I was in high school I was reluctant to read from the lists my teachers made. This voracious reader preferred to make his own choices in the… continue reading A Plea to Teachers Assigning Summer Reading

By written by Adam F.    May 21, 2014    3

On Saturday March 15, 2014, the Free Library's Montgomery Auditorium played host to Tune Up Philly the education outreach project of the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra . To a packed house,… continue reading Tune Up Philly @ the Free Library of Philadelphia

By written by Adam F.    April 4, 2014   

SIDE A - The Words : News You Can Use Last year at tax time we detailed some " Tax Filing Tips " for our fellow Philadelphians. This year, we're happy to report that the many high… continue reading Fresh for 2014: Tax Season Mix Tape

By written by Adam F.    February 6, 2014   

In July we introduced our Spotify Channel with a playlist of highlights from our May 2013 acquisitions , as well as a playlist of Local Favorites .  Then in August , we unveiled Live from the… continue reading Highlights from New Albums in our Collection

By written by Adam F.    October 11, 2013   

Are you ever mystified by the information-sleuthing wizardry of your local librarian?  Have you sought out our powers lately?  Just about everyone has daydreamed through a state mandated… continue reading Live from the Music Reference Desk

By written by Adam F.    August 29, 2013    2