Browsing Date: February 2011 (13)

I've been an avid reader since I was young. I was an English major in college. I'm one of those people that always has to be reading something, even if it's the back of the cereal box at… continue reading

By Michelle S.   February 28, 2011    8

Looking for quirky, fun ideas for storytime?  Just ask Northeast Regional’s Christine Cornwall, and you’ll be amazed at what she comes up with!  Christine has worked in the… continue reading

By Sarah S.   February 24, 2011    2

In the current global economy, even friendly nations are competitors for jobs, resources, and influence. To help Philadelphians better understand world events through the lenses of our… continue reading

By Michelle S.   February 23, 2011    3

What are the kids up to these days? Reading a diverse array of books and graphic novels and watching some clever TV shows and films, as it turns out! Here are our most popular… continue reading

By Michelle S.   February 17, 2011    5

This week, the House of Representatives will consider two amendments to the FY2011 Continuing Resolution that are critical to libraries: one that would eliminate all Institute of Museum and… continue reading

By Michelle S.   February 16, 2011   

Parkway Central's Rare Book Department is mounting a new exhibition of distinctive movie theater lobby cards, now through June 17. “Foyer Entertainment: Movie Lobby Cards from the… continue reading

By Michelle S.   February 15, 2011    4

Join readers nationwide as Walmart and the Free Library of Philadelphia host the first ever One Book, One Philadelphia online book chat! On Wednesday, February 23, at 2:00 p.m. EST, visit… continue reading

By Michelle S.   February 14, 2011    2

Brian Jacques, the acclaimed author of the bestselling and beloved Redwall adventure series of books, passed away suddenly on Saturday, February 5, at the age of 71. Considered a pioneer of… continue reading

By Michelle S.   February 8, 2011    1

Last Monday, we revealed the most circulated books, DVD films, and DVD television shows for adults at the Free Library in 2010. This week, we're revealing the most… continue reading

By Michelle S.   February 7, 2011    2

Although small children live their lives in the here and now, it’s never too early to start sharing our past with them.  The story of the African American people is fundamental to… continue reading

By Michelle S.   February 4, 2011    3

With February comes the Chinese New Year, and we're excited to be celebrating here at the Free Library! On Wednesday, February 9 at 12:30 p.m., come celebrate the Chinese New Year and usher in the… continue reading

By Michelle S.   February 3, 2011   

Our website is constantly evolving to allow you quick access to our resources, and we love when we get feedback and suggestions from patrons. One patron suggested we provide links on our mobile… continue reading

By Camille T.   February 2, 2011    3

Books Aloud! is the Free Library’s early literacy program. The goal of the program is to encourage parents and child care providers to READ, SING, PLAY, TALK, and WRITE with children in the… continue reading

By Jennifer W.   February 1, 2011    4