Browsing Date: October 2017 (37)

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Howllo Boils and Ghouls!, Welcome back to the Free Library of Frightadelphia's bloodcurdling blog during this most haunted of holiday seasons, Halloween! Did you hear that unsettling sound?… continue reading Something's Skull-king Around the Free Library this Halloween...

By written by Peter SM    October 30, 2017    1

As the world's largest circulating collection of orchestral performance sets (a part for each musician and a score for the conductor), the Fleisher Collection has come to occupy a unique… continue reading Cowell, Cage, and Crumb: How the Fleisher Collection Creates Music History

By written by Fleisher Collection    October 30, 2017   

My co-worker, Aurora, coordinates Get HYPE Philly! for the Free Library. We’ve worked great together since I started in January, so I jumped right at the chance to work with her on the… continue reading Get HYPE Philly! Victorious in Annual Teen Battle Chef!

By written by Dominique A.    October 27, 2017    1

It’s fitting that our Mysterious Travelers concert for this coming Monday deals with the department housing the Library's resources on the occult and the afterlife. So be in the… continue reading Mysterious Travelers 4 | Up Next!: Chad Taylor | Recapping Dwight James

By written by Perry G.    October 27, 2017   

The past few years have seen tremendous growth in the popularity of  digital audiobooks . And why not? Audiobooks allow you to couple the imaginative, meditative aspects of… continue reading New Directions in Digital Audiobooks

By written by Jamie W.    October 27, 2017    14

Author  Jen Bryant recently visited the Free Library of Philadelphia and spoke to nearly 400 students about her career as an author and the nuances of her writing process. While visiting the… continue reading Q&A with Children's Author Jen Bryant

By written by Chris B.    October 26, 2017   

And we're back, for a new Picture Book Hightlighs , a series of posts where we put the spotlight on a new picture book that has been ordered for all agencies. Years ago, we wrote a blog post… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Found Dogs

By written by Monica C.    October 26, 2017   

In the beginning Philadelphia was a river town. William’s Penn’s plan stretched from river to river, but the population clung to the shores of the Delaware and the docks and ships that… continue reading A History Minute: Neighborhood Beginnings - Moyamensing (aka Evergreen, Schuylkill, Graduate Hospital, South of South)

By written by Sally F.    October 26, 2017   

Are you looking for a job? Do you have a criminal record? If you answered "yes" to both these questions, then please join us for the Reentry Resource Fair , which will take place this… continue reading Reentry Job Resources Fair

By written by Administrator    October 25, 2017   

Last week was a big week over here at the Free Library – we announced the 2018 One Book, One Philadelphia featured title , marking the start of the 16th season of One Book ! So as we sit… continue reading #OneBookWednesday: Choosing The Book

By written by Kate C.    October 25, 2017   

Come one, come all: After a year and a half of undergoing extensive renovation and expansion, Logan Library will reopen its doors on Saturday, November 4! This neighborhood hub, located at 1333… continue reading Logan Library Grand Reopening Celebration!

By written by Julie B.    October 24, 2017    1

October 24 marks the birthday of the Roaring Twenties icon Gilda Gray. Born on October 24, 1901 as Marianna Michalska in Krakow, Poland, Gray didn’t get off to the easiest start in life. She… continue reading A Dance and a Headdress: All About Gilda Gray

By written by Grace D.    October 24, 2017   

Each November as Thanksgiving and the holiday season approaches, food and travel tend to come to mind. If you are job searching in the hospitality industry, food and travel are always on your… continue reading Workplace Spotlight: Culinary Agents

By written by Gillian R.    October 23, 2017   

When reading up on music history, it's often interesting to see how composers and performers of the day coexisted, often relating to each other and even working together. For example, pianist… continue reading Cowell, Cage, and Crumb: The Interconnectedness of American Arts

By written by Fleisher Collection    October 23, 2017   

We are thrilled to announced that in the coming months, we will be reopening FOUR neighborhood libraries, following their extensive modernization and expansion! Logan , Lillian Marrero , Tacony ,… continue reading Four Reimagined 21st Century Libraries Reopening in November and December

By written by Julie B.    October 23, 2017    3

We lost a lot of important things and people last year, and it looks like we’re on track for more losses and heartbreaks in the coming years. But, I guess we knew what we signed up for, eh?… continue reading Take Your Broken Heart, Make It Into Art

By written by Rachel F.    October 20, 2017   

October is Bullying Prevention Month, although it should be year-round. Many students return to school in September, sometimes to new schools which can cause problems. Many times bullying results… continue reading Bullying Prevention Month

By written by Mary W.    October 20, 2017   

A few weeks ago The Ripped Bodice, a romance bookstore in Los Angeles, released the inaugural report on the State of Racial Diversity in Romance Publishing and it exposes some hard truths about… continue reading 5 African American Romance Authors to Keep Your Eye On

By written by Dena    October 19, 2017    9

The 2018 One Book, One Philadelphia selection was announced this morning! We are very excited to share that for its 16th season, One Book will become immersed in Jacqueline Woodson’s… continue reading Announcing the 2018 One Book, One Philadelphia Selection

By written by Julie B.    October 19, 2017   

A grandmother and child share a trip to the city to visit the museum and buy ingredients for pasteles , the traditional Puerto Rican Christmas delicacy. A young boy uses his speedy typing skills… continue reading Eric Velasquez, Celebrated Picture Book Author and Illustrator, to Visit Free Library!

By written by Sarah S.    October 18, 2017   

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