Browsing Date: January 2017 (25)

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With a longstanding commitment to promoting new, noteworthy, and overlooked works, the Fleisher Collection of Orchestral Music has engaged in musical diplomacy as an integral part of its history.… continue reading How the Fleisher Collection Engages in Musical Diplomacy with Cuba

By written by Gina B.    January 31, 2017   

Every parent's worst nightmare is something bad happening to their child. For Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, that nightmare became a reality when their 17-year-old son, Trayvon Martin, was… continue reading Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin

By written by Author Events    January 30, 2017    8

The Free Library, along with the Office of Arts, Culture, and the Creative Economy (OACCE) ’s Percent for Art program , has announced a new site-specific public art commission to be carried… continue reading Philadelphia-Based Artist Selected for Public Art Commission at Parkway Central Library

By written by Kate C.    January 30, 2017   

Today is Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Awareness Day! So, what does that mean? For the last 40 years, an Earned Income Tax Credit has made life better for millions of workers. You may have extra… continue reading Do You Qualify For An Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)?

By written by Kate C.    January 27, 2017    1

On January 28th, we will celebrate the Year of the Rooster at the Free Library! We invite you to explore storytimes, cultural programs, and arts & crafts activities throughout Philadelphia .… continue reading Celebrate the Year of the Rooster at the Free Library!

By written by Jenny C.    January 26, 2017   

I met Mary Tyler Moore on the TV in my family’s basement somewhere in the late 1980s or early ‘90s, as I poured through repeats of her eponymous sitcom just as fast as Nick at Nite… continue reading Remembering Mary

By written by Alix G.    January 26, 2017   

The 2017 One Book, One Philadelphia kickoff event is set for tonight and marks the 15th year of this beloved Philadelphia tradition. Can you believe it? The very first One Book, One Philadelphia… continue reading Celebrate 15 Years of One Book, One Philadelphia!

By written by Kalela W.    January 25, 2017   

Our libraries have a full lineup of programs and activities this February to celebrate the rich intellectual and cultural contributions made by the African American community. We have everything… continue reading How Will You Celebrate Black History Month?

By written by Jennifer W.    January 24, 2017    3

On Saturday, February 11, 2017, Parkway Central Library welcomes back the United Way and the Campaign for Working Families for our second annual Free Tax Prep & Resource Fair . Community… continue reading Tax Time at the Free Library of Philadelphia

By written by Adam F.    January 19, 2017    8

His wasn’t an auspicious beginning and his end remains shrouded in mystery... 208 years ago today, Edgar Allan Poe was born to actors David Poe Jr. and Elizabeth Arnold Hopkins Poe, in… continue reading Celebrate Poe's Life with Our Rare Book Collection

By written by Allison F.    January 19, 2017    1

We are just one week away from the kickoff event to the One Book, One Philadelphia 2017 season ! On Wednesday night, January 25, at 7:30 p.m., you are invited to join us in Parkway Central Library… continue reading #OneBookWednesday: Book Discussion Tips

By written by Julie B.    January 18, 2017   

The peaceful transfer of power from one presidential administration to the next is a hallmark of our democracy—and something that Americans take great pride in. The occasion is particularly… continue reading Presidential Inaugural Stories and Anecdotes

By written by Richard L.    January 17, 2017   

As you may still be reflecting back on last year, the Free Library is also looking back at our most borrowed books of 2016. It should come as no surprise that The Girl on the Train by Paula… continue reading Most Borrowed Books of 2016!

By written by Jen W.    January 17, 2017    1

While most media attention surrounding films in December is about which ones are vying for Oscar consideration , I always await the announcement of the latest additions to the National Film… continue reading Latest Additions to the National Film Registry

By written by Peter SM    January 13, 2017    1

In his farewell address to the nation, President Obama turned to thank First Lady Michelle, his "rock and love" over the years, saying, "You took on a role you didn’t ask for… continue reading The Meaning of Michelle

By written by Author Events    January 12, 2017    3

I have weird memories of being a teenage girl—I’m pretty sure that I thought I was right about everything when maybe I was in actuality not so swift on the uptake. It’s… continue reading Teen Girls in Comics: The People I Wish I Would Have Been

By written by Rachel F.    January 11, 2017   

Why do I so enjoy working with One Book, One Philadelphia each year? Let me count the ways! For me, this program combines many of the components that I consider to be critical to contemporary… continue reading #OneBookWednesday: A Neighborhood Library Perspective

By written by Deborah A.    January 11, 2017   

What does it mean to be beautiful? Our next pick for Picture Book Highlights —a series of posts where we put the spotlight on a brand-new picture book that has been ordered for all our… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Beautiful

By written by Monica C.    January 10, 2017   

Pennsylvania Teen Health Week 2017 takes place January 9-13. The second annual state-wide week of awareness is unique in that it focuses on a holistic view of teen health and seeks to raise… continue reading Pennsylvania Teen Health Week

By written by Ann P.    January 9, 2017   

It's been almost a year since pop pioneer and provocateur David Bowie passed away at the age of 69, presumably rocketing off past outer space and transmogrifying into some other otherworldly… continue reading Philly Loves Bowie

By written by Peter SM    January 6, 2017    1