Posts by Camille T. (57)

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It's summertime, that means many Philadelphia families are taking trips to the “shore” - yup, the Jersey Shore. You might not see Snooki, The Situation, or Pauly D, but odds are if… continue reading A History Minute: The Bikini

By written by Camille T.    July 19, 2011    1

Father’s Day is Sunday, a time to celebrate those special men in our lives who helped raise us or who guided us or simply to honor the wonderful men whom we look up to. If you… continue reading Father's Day

By written by Camille T.    June 16, 2011   

What I read and enjoyed on the web this week: NASA closed a chapter on the Space Shuttle Endeavour last month and here’s a video compilation of the best of the best . Rolling Stone created a… continue reading Around the blogs: Saying goodbye to the Space Shuttle Endeavour to reading in bed

By written by Camille T.    June 3, 2011   

From vintage hats to the pleasures of Shakespeare, what I read and enjoyed on the web this week: Watch a video from the Smithsonian featuring Philadelphia fashion pioneer Mae Reeves vintage hat… continue reading Around the blogs…

By written by Camille T.    May 20, 2011    1

May 11, 2011 marks the 30th anniversary of the death of legendary reggae singer and songwriter Bob Marley . Mr. Marley died at the age of 36 after battling cancer. His life was certainly cut too… continue reading 30th Anniversary of Bob Marley's Death

By written by Camille T.    May 11, 2011    2

Okay, I’ll admit it - I’m kind of excited about the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton . I mean, who doesn’t like a good wedding and a royal one to boot? The… continue reading The Royal Wedding

By written by Camille T.    April 25, 2011    4

The other day I saw a preview for a new show on HBO called Game of Thrones . I was intrigued because it featured medieval costumes, talk about honor, swords, and multiple and seemingly complex… continue reading A Game of Thrones

By written by Camille T.    April 14, 2011    3

What is it about Jane Austen ’s character Mr. Darcy from the novel Pride and Prejudice that has captivated audiences for last 198 years? This character has been re-imagined countless times,… continue reading Will the real Mr. Darcy please stand up?

By written by Camille T.    April 8, 2011   

Columbia Professor Manning Marable recently passed away April 1, 2011, three days before the publication of his new biography of Malcolm X, Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention . Professor Marable has… continue reading Malcolm X Review

By written by Camille T.    April 6, 2011    1

Our website is constantly evolving to allow you quick access to our resources, and we love when we get feedback and suggestions from patrons. One patron suggested we provide links on our mobile… continue reading Website Updates - Mobile site and Branch Pages

By written by Camille T.    February 2, 2011    3

This morning I was delighted to see the Google Doodle (the image on the homepage of which honors the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy's inaugration as president. Most people can… continue reading 50th Anniversary of JFK Inaugural

By written by Camille T.    January 20, 2011   

We just launched a new RSS feed for our Digital Collections . The feed posts images recently added to our collection so you can stay up to date with our extensive collection. Check out: Digital… continue reading New Digital Collections RSS Feed

By written by Camille T.    January 7, 2011    1

The New York Times presented a video series called " Fourteen Actors Acting " which simply showcases actors portraying classic screen types you might see in films. Here are a couple of… continue reading Actors Acting

By written by Camille T.    December 29, 2010   

The National Film Registry Board under the Library of Congress selected 25 films they deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" for the 2010 year. I was happy to… continue reading Films Inducted into the 2010 National Film Registry

By written by Camille T.    December 28, 2010    3

As I pre-ordered my tickets to the next Harry Potter film, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I , I realized it’s been a while since I’ve re-read the series . I was first… continue reading Harry Potter - The Book that Keeps on Giving

By written by Camille T.    November 10, 2010    3

I was born and raised in Philadelphia, and in my very biased way; I believe it’s the best city in the world. So whenever I watch a film and notice parts of Philadelphia I get excited.… continue reading Philly on Film

By written by Camille T.    October 15, 2010    2

In July, we launched the Find a Location, Calendar of Events, and I Would Like To... features to our mobile website, and today I would like to share a couple cool new features. Podcasts –… continue reading More Mobile Web Features

By written by Camille T.    October 13, 2010    6

September 25 - October 2 is Banned Books Week, sponsored by the American Library Association. Banned Books Week calls attention to issues of censorship while celebrating the freedom to… continue reading Top ten most frequently challenged books of 2009

By written by Camille T.    September 29, 2010    3

The American Book Review released a list of what they consider the 100 Best First Lines from Novels . It's a pretty interesting list, and some of my personal favorites made the cut: #5.… continue reading 100 Best First Lines from Novels

By written by Camille T.    September 27, 2010    1

One of my favorite The Twilight Zone episodes is " Time Enough at Last " which stars the brilliant Burgess Meredith as Henry Bemis. Henry is a lover of books who is constantly belittled… continue reading Time Enough at Last

By written by Camille T.    August 30, 2010    6