Browsing Date: October 2015 (21)

Looking for some scream-enducing movies for this scariest of weekends? Head over to IndieFlix, one of our partners for streaming video that specializes in indies, shorts, and classic films,… continue reading

By Jamie W.   October 30, 2015   

October 25 marked St. Crispin’s Day , a once-observed feast day, which is also claimed to be the day of the famed Battle of Agincourt—the great battle of Englishmen led by King Henry V… continue reading

By Julie B.   October 30, 2015   

Free Library to Cluster, Coordinate Branches Hiddencityphila.org Attendees to a Monday night meeting at Mt. Airy’s Lovett Memorial Library were briefed on the Free Library of… continue reading

By Samantha M.   October 30, 2015   

Howl-lo F(r)iends, Welcome back once again to the Free Library of Frightadelphia's bloodcurdling blog! It would seem that you have survived previous playlists and have come back for more… continue reading

By Peter SM   October 30, 2015   

Philadelphia’s 2015 general election is Tuesday, November 3rd and it is an important one! Registered voters will have the opportunity to select a new Mayor , City Council members , Judges… continue reading

By Autumn M.   October 29, 2015   

The Civil War never ceases to fascinate storytellers. Hollywood filmmakers, historians, novelists, journalists—all continue to find new angles, new meaning, and unheard haunting accounts to… continue reading

By Julie B.   October 28, 2015   

The United States is about to enter its third year of Marketplace (Affordable Care Act / Obamacare) Open Enrollment. This year, consumers can sign up for health insurance between November 1,… continue reading

By Autumn M.   October 26, 2015   

Learn to Advance Your Career with Advice from These Philly Techies Geekadelphia.com At this Free Library event held October 28, representatives from Philadelphia’s top tech organizations… continue reading

By Samantha M.   October 23, 2015   

The 2016 One Book, One Philadelphia selection was announced at the beginning of this month—for its 14 th season, One Book examines our nation’s past and the power of perseverance… continue reading

By Julie B.   October 21, 2015   

A malignant cell decides to go awry and multiply to become the most dangerous of enemies: cancer. In your lifetime you will likely know someone who has died from some form of cancer. October is… continue reading

By Juanita V.   October 20, 2015   

7 Days: Regional arts and entertainment Philly.com He's either a short-story master in the guise of a graphic artist, or vice versa. In his new book, Killing and Dying, Adrian Tomine looks at… continue reading

By Samantha M.   October 16, 2015   

We're celebrating the 150th anniversary of beloved English children's book author and illustrator Beatrix Potter a little early up here in the Rare Book Department. The anniversary is… continue reading

By Caitlin G.   October 15, 2015   

Here are the Top 10 ebooks downloaded from the Free Library's OverDrive Digital Library in September 2015. More than 85,300 ebooks were checked out and downloaded for the month! For the third… continue reading

By Peter SM   October 15, 2015   

This fall promises to be a busy and exciting time at the Culinary Literacy Center. We have some wonderful programs lined up highlighting treasured books and talented cooks. Cookbook authors … continue reading

By Liz A.   October 14, 2015   

My name is Fred E. and I am a recent graduate of Martin Luther King High School.  I plan to attend the following two colleges: Community College of Philadelphia (CCP) and Indiana University… continue reading

By Aisha A.   October 13, 2015    3

Jawnts: Gatherings to spotlight Poe Philly.com Most are spearheaded by the bearded sage of Jenkintown, Edward Pettit, who is leading a reading group in the Rare Books Department of the Central… continue reading

By Samantha M.   October 9, 2015   

Back by overwhelming popular demand! The Music Department at the Parkway Central Library is again collaborating with the Philadelphia Jazz Project and the Producers' Guild to present … continue reading

By Adam F.   October 5, 2015   

11 Things to Do in Philly This Week Phillymag.com Lee Child and Linda Fairstein at the Free Library (appeared 9/29)   Get Cultured on the Cheap (Your-Round) Phillybythepenny.com Tour of the… continue reading

By Samantha M.   October 2, 2015   

Bernard Waber (1921-2013) was a Philadelphia-born author and illustrator, best known for his Lyle the Crocodile books. His career began in 1962 with The House on East 88 th Street , in which a… continue reading

By Sarah S.   October 2, 2015   

As if right on cue, as soon as the calendar page flipped to October this morning, we felt a crisp autumn air gust through the Free Library! Traditional and unique holidays this month include World… continue reading

By Sarah S.   October 1, 2015