Browsing Date: November 2016 (43)

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The halfway mark of the school year has just passed and report cards have been issued to students throughout Philadelphia Public Schools. With a little more than six months left until summer… continue reading Is Your Child Ready to Read at the Next Level?

By written by Darrian H.    November 30, 2016   

One of the joys of reading The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is experiencing the world through the eyes of Christopher Boone, whose powers of logic and perception work so… continue reading #OneBookWednesday: How Does Your Mind Work?

By written by Sara D.    November 30, 2016   

So you just finished a book. It was great! Now you want to read the author’s other work. Add those to the list. Next, you listen to a podcast or read an interview with the author, and you… continue reading #FLPNoShameNovember: No Shame In Book Debt

By written by Samantha M.    November 30, 2016   

I’ve been a vampire fiction enthusiast since the moment I picked up Bram Stoker’s Dracula when I was 12 years old. With diary entries, letters, and creepily intricate details of events… continue reading #FLPNoShameNovember: Vampires foreVer

By written by Becky F.    November 29, 2016   

Are you a fan of HBO’s television series Game of Thrones ? The sixth season  of the series based on George R. R. Martin’s fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire ended in June, and… continue reading The Real Game of Thrones - Historical Events that Inspired the Novels and Show

By written by Camille T.    November 29, 2016    2

Did you know that November is Picture Book Month ? No matter what picture book you open, you’ll find something to amuse, delight, and edify you, no matter how young or old you are.… continue reading November is Picture Book Month

By written by Patti M.    November 28, 2016   

I have a soft spot in my heart for young adult fiction, particularly dystopian future stories. In my opinion, the longer a YA series, the better. Lately, I’ve been incredibly drawn to two… continue reading #FLPNoShameNovember: Dystopian Future Stories

By written by Rebecca A.    November 28, 2016   

"How to Triumph Like a Girl" , a poem by the dynamic Ada Limón , won’t get out of my head (and I don’t want it to). I read it the day after the election and it stuck… continue reading Poetry Room: Listening through Reading

By written by Autumn M.    November 28, 2016    1

Celebrate the holiday season with these 10 free family-friendly holiday programs at your local neighborhood library . Holiday Storytimes at Christmas Village beside City Hall | 1400 John F.… continue reading Family-friendly Holiday Programs at Your Local Neighborhood Library

By written by Chris K.    November 25, 2016   

Some of the Free Library's talented staff will be conducting storytimes at the Christmas Village at City Hall on Fridays at 3:00 p.m. starting on November 25 and going until December 23. These… continue reading Free Library Storytimes at Christmas Village in Philadelphia

By written by Elizabeth K.    November 25, 2016   

If you're sitting at home today, relaxing post-Thanksgiving holiday, here's three ways to enjoy the Free Library of Philadelphia without even leaving your couch: Download ebooks! You… continue reading #StartWithASmile This Holiday Season

By written by Victoria G.    November 25, 2016   

I have written of my deep and abiding love of mysteries on the Free Library’s blog many times over ( Exhibits A and B ). I just can’t help myself! So when I heard the title of this… continue reading #OneBookWednesday: Is Our Selection A Mystery Book?

By written by Alix G.    November 23, 2016   

2016 will be remembered for many things in the history books and one of those top historical moments will be the 2016 Presidential Election. No matter which candidate you voted for or what… continue reading Bernie Sanders: Progressivism, Social Democracy, and Political Revolution

By written by Peter SM    November 23, 2016    4

What do Philadelphia and Ypsilanti, Michigan have in common? Both cities have barbershops that are giving discounts to children who read to the barber during their haircut appointment.… continue reading Words at Play Community Partners Are Doing Great Things!

By written by Carrie K.    November 22, 2016   

What is a dystology? It's a made-up word (made up by author Neal Shusterman , of course); a portmanteau of dystopian and ______-logy, as in a series of books. Is that cheesy? Maybe, but the… continue reading #FLPNoShameNovember: The Unwind Dystology by Neal Shusterman

By written by Becky S.    November 22, 2016   

by Ned Scharff A little boy gazes into a Free Library video screen when suddenly a familiar face appears—that of the boy's father, an inmate in a Philadelphia prison. "Dad,"… continue reading Focus On: Free Library Prison Services

By written by Administrator    November 21, 2016    1

You know that pile of books on your nightstand—the ones you keep meaning to start but just haven’t gotten around to yet? Or the book that everyone was talking about last year but when… continue reading #FLPNoShameNovember: The Books I Haven’t Read

By written by Sara D.    November 21, 2016    1

Movie goers will be whisked back into the wizarding world of the Harry Potter -verse this weekend when J.K. Rowling's Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them magically appears across theater… continue reading Fantastic Fantasy and Where to Find It

By written by Peter SM    November 18, 2016   

Reading self-help books usually throws me into a pit of despair where I refuse to follow any advice, feel deeply inadequate and then ashamed for even reading the book to begin with. (Examples one… continue reading #FLPNoShameNovember: Self-Help and Shonda Rhimes

By written by Link R.    November 18, 2016   

Love it or hate it, we’ve all heard of the great sporting event that is Black Friday. If you’re up for the chaos, Black Friday is a great opportunity to score deals on discounted… continue reading #ShopSmall on Small Business Saturday, November 26!

By written by CaitlinT    November 17, 2016    1