Browsing Date: October 2018 (42)
Howllo Boils and Ghouls!, Welcome back to the Free Library of Phrightadelphia's blog, on this most haunted of holidays— Halloween ! Besides the usual seasonal scares that arise from the… continue reading This Is Halloween 2018!
By written by Peter SM October 31, 2018 1
In our ongoing series of blog posts highlighting our awesome staff throughout the Free Library of Philadelphia, today we take some time to speak with Christina Patton of our Neighborhood Library… continue reading Meet Your Library Staff: Christina Patton - Neighborhood Library Services Division
By written by Administrator October 30, 2018 4
Philadelphia’s miracle-mile of beauty, learning, inspiration, uplift, pleasure, and play is now 101 years young! The Parkway 100 celebration of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway drew to its… continue reading Loving the Benjamin Franklin Parkway at the Start of its 101st Year
By written by Matt S. October 30, 2018
The position of First Lady is a unique one in American government. It’s not a democratically elected position, but the office holds a great deal of cultural clout, and the women who occupied… continue reading First Ladies, In Their Own Words
By written by Violet L. October 29, 2018
Who was Herbert Crowley? And why did he almost fade into obscurity after exhibiting critically acclaimed work at the start of the 20th century? Crowley was part of the very influential… continue reading Herbert Crowley: A Visionary Artist Rediscovered
By written by Alina J. October 29, 2018
In this city of neighborhoods, exciting new programs focused on cultural, artistic, and civic engagement for adults are happening in communities all across Philadelphia and now being implemented… continue reading Division of Cultural and Civic Engagement Brings Adult Programs to Neighborhood Libraries
By written by Kate C. October 26, 2018
Now more than ever , students and teachers at our schools need the information and skills that librarians and libraries can provide. This year, the Free Library is working to spread the word about… continue reading Better Together: The Free Library Partners with Schools
By written by Jess P. October 26, 2018
As we enter into the yearly flu season here in the United States, it was 100 years ago that Philadelphia itself was the epicenter of a world health pandemic. Young people in the prime of their… continue reading A History Minute: 11 Things You Should Know About the Spanish Flu Epidemic of 1918
By written by Sally F. October 25, 2018
Ah horror stories and teens – name a more iconic duo! I’ll wait... It does seem like teens are especially vulnerable to being haunted/stalked/murdered in fiction doesn’t it? If… continue reading YA Horror Stories to Keep You Up at Night
By written by Rachel F. October 25, 2018
With the launch of our Division of Cultural and Civic Engagement (DCCE), the Free Library is committed, more than ever, to getting Philadelphians involved in what’s happening in their… continue reading Plan for the Polls: No Excuses!
By written by Kalela W. October 24, 2018
Get into the proper Halloween spirit with these hair-raising creations… This invention features a life-sized ghoul with a “reservoir of fluids inside the head” that is… continue reading Creepy Halloween Inventions from the Philadelphia Patent & Trademark Resource Center (PTRC)
By written by Sharyl O. October 24, 2018
Summer is over, fall is in full swing, and the weather is beginning to turn cold. Some days it almost feels like it’s winter already! That’s when we start thinking of warm comfort… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Thank You, Omu!
By written by Monica C. October 23, 2018
I mean, this is Tom Hanks —you scarcely need us to tell you who he is. Famed for his portrayals of a ping-pong savant , WWII Army ranger , pioneering AIDS activist , toy sheriff , astronaut… continue reading The Uncommon Tom Hanks
By written by Author Events October 23, 2018 1
On Friday Oct 26 from 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. , the Benjamin Franklin Parkway is throwing itself a wild block party to celebrate 100 years of culture and learning along Philadelphia’s… continue reading Don't Miss the Parkway Soiree!
By written by Adam F. October 22, 2018
The Free Library was founded with the goal of helping Philadelphians achieve personal enlightenment, and has continuously evolved to reach this goal in an ever-changing city and world. To further… continue reading Introducing the Division of Cultural and Civic Engagement!
By written by Kate C. October 22, 2018 1
Does the "O" in October ever remind you of a hot, bubbling, scrumptious pizza? If it does, maybe that’s because October is National Pizza Month! We just observed International… continue reading Celebrate National Pizza Month Through Books and Film!
By written by Violet L. October 19, 2018
In July, the Free Library launched its new strategic plan for the next three years. This plan is a refresh of our prior five-year plan and keeps the same mission: Advance literacy, guide learning,… continue reading Check Out Our New Strategic Plan!
By written by Autumn M. October 18, 2018 5
What do food and books have in common? I can certainly name three things: They are organic, can grow mold, and can be preserved. Those three things were key elements to a lesson taught to third… continue reading What Do Food and Books Have In Common?
By written by Paul M. October 17, 2018
It’s October and you know what that means – it’s time for all things haunted and spooky! I’m not generally a person who is into witches and ghosts and demons , but this is… continue reading Haunting Horror and Chilling Comics for Halloween!
By written by Rachel F. October 17, 2018 2
To celebrate the crisp weather, colorful leaves, and delicious food that this time of year brings, we wanted to share with you a fun recipe that screams fall! There's more to the season than… continue reading A Fall Treat from the Culinary Literacy Center!
By written by Kate C. October 16, 2018