Posts by Alix G. (66)

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I have written of my deep and abiding love of mysteries on the Free Library’s blog many times over ( Exhibits A and B ). I just can’t help myself! So when I heard the title of this… continue reading #OneBookWednesday: Is Our Selection A Mystery Book?

By written by Alix G.    November 23, 2016   

On a chilly Sunday afternoon, about 25 people—kids, college students, seniors—all packed into the cozy Gatehouse at Philadelphia’s famed Laurel Hill Cemetery for a discussion of… continue reading #OneBookWednesday: Civil War Ladies of Philadelphia’s Own Laurel Hill

By written by Alix G.    March 30, 2016   

Ever since Nancy Drew roared into my first-grade life in her little blue roadster, I’ve been hooked on mystery books. And not just any mystery books—I’ve found myself… continue reading A Cozy Yet Mysterious #FLPNoShameNovember

By written by Alix G.    November 5, 2015    1

Many moons ago when we began to undertake the incredible Framing Fraktur  initiative here at the Free Library, I started blathering on (incessantly, some might say) to colleagues about the… continue reading Framing Fraktur through Food

By written by Alix G.    April 29, 2015   

As the temperature continues to rise this week, a number of Free Library of Philadelphia neighborhood locations will serve as official cooling centers, where residents can get out of the heat and… continue reading Free Library Cooling Centers Active Through July 19

By written by Alix G.    July 15, 2013   

The Phillies are going to bat for literacy! On July 10, join the Free Library as the Phillies take on the Nationals at Citizens Bank Park. All net proceeds from tickets purchased through this… continue reading Root, Root, Root for the Home Team!

By written by Alix G.    May 13, 2013   

Let me just say: I love an awards show. I love the suspense, the silly red-carpet interviews, the dresses, everything. This year, though, I barely managed to make it to the movie theater. So while… continue reading Catching Up with the Oscars

By written by Alix G.    February 26, 2013   

In a few short weeks, you will notice limited commercial advertising on the Free Library’s website in an effort to generate new income that will support Library services and innovations.… continue reading The Free Library and Website Advertising

By written by Alix G.    February 5, 2013    12

In this Sunday's Philadelphia Inquirer , Free Library Board Member Sheldon Bonovitz penned a passionate op-ed about the wide impact of the Free Library of Philadelphia. In it, he notes: If a… continue reading More than just books!

By written by Alix G.    January 14, 2013   

We here at the Free Library are really excited about our upcoming Pride and Prejudice at 200 celebration on January 28. Actually, for me, “really excited” might be an understatement.… continue reading Dreaming of Darcy

By written by Alix G.    January 10, 2013   

During the holiday season (heck, on any gift-giving occasion) the present I most look forward to receiving is a book. Somehow, the “newness” of it lasts longer than whatever piece of… continue reading My Favorite Holiday Gift: Books!

By written by Alix G.    January 3, 2013   

Last week in my “ Best of” daze , I stumbled upon this article in the New York Times  about the year’s most notable musical memoirs. I don’t particularly have a… continue reading Hey, Hey, It's a Wealth of Musical Memoirs (and more!)

By written by Alix G.    December 13, 2012   

About a month ago I tagged along on my husband’s business trip to Chicago so that I could check out Ernest Hemingway’s home in Oak Park, Illinois. (More on that another… continue reading Reliving My Childhood Through Books

By written by Alix G.    December 5, 2012   

Every year at this time, it seems like billions of “best of” lists start peppering blogs, newspapers, magazines, and morning news television shows. I gobble them up, despite the fact… continue reading The "Best of" Lists Are Here!

By written by Alix G.    November 28, 2012   

The Free Library of Philadelphia is moving on to the next phase of renovations at our Parkway Central location, which includes extensive work in the Rare Book Department. This work will include… continue reading Rare Book Department, Theatre Collection to be Closed in Preparation for Renovations

By written by Alix G.    November 16, 2012   

A few months ago we posted a blog about the Free Library’s stance on the issue of publishers, ebooks, and libraries. We’re continuing to urge all our customers who believe that… continue reading Libraries and Readers Deserve Great Ebooks!

By written by Alix G.    August 10, 2012   

The City has declared an Excessive Heat Warning beginning at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 17, and ending at 9:00 p.m.  on Wednesday, July 18. The Free Library has designated 14 agencies as… continue reading Free Library Activates Cooling Centers for July 17 and 18

By written by Alix G.    July 17, 2012   

Due to the ongoing heat wave, the following Free Library locations have been designated as cooling centers and will all remain open this evening until the hour indicated. In addition, the Lucien… continue reading Free Library Cooling Centers activated for July 6 and 7

By written by Alix G.    July 6, 2012   

This summer my husband and I had the incredible opportunity to visit Cuba on a people-to-people tour sanctioned by the U.S. government. The tour included a stop to see Ernest Hemingway’s… continue reading Travels with Papa

By written by Alix G.    July 2, 2012    1

Due to the Excessive Heat Warning this weekend, the following Free Library locations will serve as official Cooling Centers and operate under these extended hours: Friday, June 29, 2012… continue reading Free Library to Operate Cooling Centers This Weekend

By written by Alix G.    June 29, 2012