Browsing Date: October 2011 (11)

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One Book, One Philadelphia 2012 is here! And although the season doesn’t get into full swing until January, we’re too excited to keep quiet about this year’s selection, Create… continue reading One Book, One Philadelphia 2012: Edwidge Danticat

By written by Eileen O.    October 26, 2011    2

Among the many treasures of the John Fredrick Lewis Collection in the Free Library of Philadelphia are twenty-five elaborately illustrated folios from a single Mughal manuscript, the Razmnama… continue reading The Book of War: Folios from the Razmnama in the Rare Book Department, October 21st to November 10th.

By written by Caitlin G.    October 21, 2011    2

Our Children's Librarians recently asked each other for lists of our favorite Halloween books to share in spooky storytimes and to recommend to little goblins to take home and read with their… continue reading Our favorite books for Halloween!

By written by Sarah S.    October 21, 2011    1

Calling all parents and caregivers! Want to learn some new techniques for fostering literacy skills in young children? Consider registering for the Books Aloud! program. This… continue reading 2011-2012 Books Aloud! Workshops Have Begun

By written by Sarah S.    October 20, 2011    4

This weekend, the Free Library of Philadelphia opened a new photography exhibition in the West Gallery of the Parkway Central Library. Running through November 27, “Celebrate Philadelphia… continue reading Celebrate Philadelphia Performers

By written by Alix G.    October 18, 2011    1

In honor of Charles Dickens’s 200th birthday and to celebrate the Free Library’s large Dickens collection, we are bringing Charles Dickens back to life through the first ever, American… continue reading Free Library to Host Dickens Impersonator Contest

By written by Eileen O.    October 17, 2011    2

Recently, I began processing the papers of children’s book author and illustrator Munro Leaf. Having already processed the Frederick R. Gardner collection of Robert Lawson, it was a perfect… continue reading “This Is a Watchbird Watching YOU”

By written by Caitlin G.    October 14, 2011    31

The Free Library of Philadelphia and the Mayor’s Office today announced the selection of Edwidge Danticat’s Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work as the 2012 One Book, One… continue reading Announcing the 2012 One Book, One Philadelphia Featured Selection

By written by Michelle S.    October 12, 2011   

Parkway Central Children’s has recently added more than 30 brand-new books in Hindi. A few are even bilingual Hindi/English, so you can enjoy them even if you don’t read Hindi. The… continue reading New Hindi books for Children

By written by Sarah S.    October 11, 2011    2

The news of Steve Jobs ’s passing caused worldwide mourning, as fans of Apple paid tribute to the innovator, expressing grief on social media or webpages that they accessed on Apple devices… continue reading Remembering Steve Jobs

By written by Eileen O.    October 6, 2011    2

Do you have a preschooler and live in the Northeast?  Think about stopping by the Lawncrest Library on Rising Sun Avenue.  Besides offering a wide variety of children’s books and… continue reading Preschool Spotlight on...Lawncrest Branch's Preschool Programming and Branch Head Debra Mikus

By written by Sarah S.    October 5, 2011    1