Browsing Date: March 2016 (25)

On a chilly Sunday afternoon, about 25 people—kids, college students, seniors—all packed into the cozy Gatehouse at Philadelphia’s famed Laurel Hill Cemetery for a discussion of… continue reading

By Alix G.   March 30, 2016   

By Lisa Kelly of The Food Trust After a long winter, we all look forward to the first signs of spring at local markets. Here in Philadelphia, this is the time of year when spring favorites begin… continue reading

By Michele T.   March 30, 2016    1

By Peggy Paul Casella for Fair Food Spring is here, and it’s time to get your hands in the soil! Here’s a round-up of links and resources to help you plan for the spring/summer growing… continue reading

By Michele T.   March 29, 2016   

Here in the Music Department , we serve every type of person related to music: aspiring jazz singers, community newspaper music critics, authors penning books on SWP hip-hop, K-Pop… continue reading

By Perry G.   March 29, 2016   

The  World Builders Writing Club  is a diverse group of aspiring authors who meet once a month and showcase some of their work on the Free Library blog. Please enjoy this first… continue reading

By Tamoul Q.   March 28, 2016    2

One Book, One Philadelphia teams up every year for programming with the University of Pennsylvania, and every year they knock it out of the park for International Women’s Day. This… continue reading

By Cynthia Ann S.   March 23, 2016   

On Monday, March 28, join the Free Library of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Jazz Project for our latest installment of the Mysterious Travelers 2 Jazz Series. We music librarians see the… continue reading

By Perry G.   March 23, 2016    1

The team at The Free Library of Philadelphia was deeply saddened to hear of the passing earlier today of our former president and director Elliot L. Shelkrot. Elliot was a wonderful and dynamic… continue reading

By Julie B.   March 21, 2016    6

Calling all kids and teens! Have you ever dreamed about being on TV? WHYY and The Free Library of Philadelphia just might give you a chance. The Free Library is excited to partner with… continue reading

By Ann P.   March 21, 2016    1

As we emerge into the longer days of early spring, we’re all about spending time outdoors, getting fresh air, and hitting up farmers’ markets for delicious, local produce! Grab… continue reading

By Michele T.   March 18, 2016   

Recently at the Culinary Literacy Center , Bruce Schimmel, founder of the Philadelphia City Paper and community chef, taught a class on Israeli salads and their perfect pairing—pita… continue reading

By Michele T.   March 17, 2016   

This One Book, One Philadelphia season, with its focus on Charles Frazier’s Cold Mountain , has sparked a larger conversation about the book’s setting—the Civil War. Citizens… continue reading

By Julie B.   March 16, 2016   

Are you in need of FREE legal advice? Last month, the Hot Spot at Heavenly Hall hosted its first-ever legal workshop. The kickoff session focused on expungements and pardons, with both law… continue reading

By Harry F.   March 15, 2016   

Here are the Top 10 ebooks downloaded from the Free Library's OverDrive Digital Library in February 2016. More than 86,290 ebooks were checked out and downloaded for the month! Only one new… continue reading

By Peter SM   March 15, 2016    1

Are you worried about Zika? Every day we read more information about the Zika virus. Here is what is known now. What is the Zika virus? The first instance of a local Zika virus outbreak was… continue reading

By Lillian B.   March 14, 2016   

The Print and Picture Collection is pleased to announce a new exhibtion in the Print and Picture Collection Hallway Gallery. The exhibition, Joel Katz and Jackie Neale , features… continue reading

By Laura S.   March 14, 2016   

My dad was a radio DJ when I was a kid and thereby instilled in me a fierce love of music. As far back as my days of wearing footie pajamas I preferred partaking of his vast vinyl collection to… continue reading

By Kim B.   March 11, 2016   

One Book, One Philadelphia is known for inspiring great conversations across the Philadelphia region. Last week, it also inspired some new stories altogether—as a panel of professional… continue reading

By Julie B.   March 9, 2016   

By Peggy Paul Casella for Fair Food On damp, cold days, when spring seems so far out of reach, a bowl of brightly colored, silky-smooth vegetable soup can work wonders. It’s also great on… continue reading

By Michele T.   March 8, 2016    1

By Nastassja Whitman College is not all about the books. No, really. College is more than just about going to class and studying for exams. What about the social world? It is common that college… continue reading

By Aisha A.   March 8, 2016