Browsing Date: January 2015 (15)

Let's get the "Word on the Web" and check out some recent topics of interest and discussion from the tech, literary, library, and arts and entertainment intersections of the World… continue reading

By Peter SM   January 30, 2015   

Literary Tourism: Philadelphia BookRiot See, Philadelphia is home to a number of awesome indie bookshops, an incredible library system, a handful of book publishers, some great authors, an awesome… continue reading

By Samantha M.   January 30, 2015   

Get ready to rock, roll, dance, and dream this summer as our Sundays on Stage FREE performance series returns this weekend! This series of free performances for children, families, and adults is… continue reading

By Rachel F.   January 23, 2015    1

Here are the Top 10 ebooks downloaded from the Free Library's OverDrive Digital Library in December 2014. More than 62,000 ebooks were checked out and downloaded last month! The month of… continue reading

By Peter SM   January 23, 2015    1

Five Libraries that Go Beyond Books Huffington Post Most libraries have hosted authors for book discussions, but the  Free Library of Philadelphia  takes it one step furthur. They record… continue reading

By Samantha M.   January 23, 2015    2

Up Next! Anwar Marshall On Monday, February 9 at 7:00 p.m., audiences at the Montgomery Auditorium at the Parkway Central Library will have an opportunity to welcome drummer Anwar Marshall and his… continue reading

By Adam F.   January 20, 2015   

A Girl Turns 150, and Fans Take Note New York Times Fraktur shows will open in February and March at  Winterthur , the Philadelphia Museum of Art  and the  Free Library of… continue reading

By Samantha M.   January 16, 2015   

The Seniors in the class of 2015 have came a long way since they've walked through the doors of their respective high school four years ago and now they are less than six months before they… continue reading

By Aisha A.   January 16, 2015    3

Mystery? Adventure? Elementary, my dear Watson! Sherlock Holmes is perhaps the most famous literary character of the modern era, and now the Rosenbach's piece of Holmes history has embarked on… continue reading

By Samantha M.   January 14, 2015    1

Free Library in the News Press on Siobhan Reardon as Library Journal’s Librarian of the Year Siobhan A. Reardon: LJ’s 2015 Librarian of the Year Library Journal She engineered the… continue reading

By Samantha M.   January 9, 2015   

It's new comics day across the United States today. Unfortunately, I am still catching up on my reading from last year! Yes, it was another year where a ton of great graphic novels were… continue reading

By Peter SM   January 7, 2015   

By Ed Voves This January, the Free Library of Philadelphia is proud to sponsor an engaging art exhibition, Prisoner Art for Social Justice , on display in the second floor gallery at Parkway… continue reading

By Samantha M.   January 5, 2015   

  Kwanzaa Celebration Kicks Off NBC10 News The above story about the Kwanzaa Celebration at Parkway Central ran throughout the weekend (12/26 and 12/27) on NBC 10.   Get help with your… continue reading

By Samantha M.   January 2, 2015   

Happy New Year! What better way to ring in 2015 then with this month's Early Literacy Calendar from the Free Library of Philadelphia's children's librarians?! Even NPR knows the… continue reading

By Rachel F.   January 2, 2015   

Robert San Souci (pronounced "san soo-see") passed away on December 19 th , leaving a large hole in the world of children’s authors.  Many people will recognize San… continue reading

By Sarah S.   January 2, 2015