Browsing Date: March 2018 (30)

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Just in time for Easter, perhaps the largest collection of "Easter Eggs" to ever be assembled on film debuts in theaters today— Ready Player One . The film is adapted from Ernest… continue reading The Pop Culture Apocalypse of Ready Player One

By written by Peter SM    March 29, 2018    1

If you don't know the name Amalie Emmy Noether, you're not alone . Suffice to say, she was and remains one of the greatest minds of the 20th century. Read on to learn more about this… continue reading A Science Minute: 13 Things You Should Know About Emmy Noether

By written by Sally F.    March 29, 2018   

There have always been illustrated versions of classic novels—from comic book versions of Moby Dick , The Three Musketeers, or even Martin Luther King and the Montgomery Boycott . It’s… continue reading Graphic Novel Classics of Classic Literature

By written by Rachel F.    March 28, 2018    1

Throughout Spring and Summer, every corner of the Free Library of Philadelphia will be taking inspiration from In Our Nature: Flora and Fauna of the Americas - an exhibition taking place in our… continue reading The City of Arborly Love: Flora, Fauna, and Free Trees at Parkway Central Library!

By written by Adam F.    March 27, 2018    3

Free Spanish Literacy Classes for Adults! Do you know a Spanish-speaking adult who wants to learn how to read and write? The Free Library of Philadelphia is offering free classes for adult Spanish… continue reading Free Spanish Literacy Program LEAMOS Teaches Spanish-speaking Adults to Read and Write

By written by Emily L.    March 27, 2018    5

The Workplace is a service that supports job seekers within the Business Resource & Innovation Center at Parkway Central Library , providing current information and resources on changing… continue reading 7 Tips from The Workplace @ Free Library on How-to Advance Your Career Now!

By written by Gillian R.    March 26, 2018    1

Now that the fog has lifted from St. Patrick’s Day, it occurs to us at the Free Library that the holiday is the moment where the fact of an Irish diaspora is felt most strongly in… continue reading Remember an Gorta Mór: the Great Famine

By written by Adam F.    March 26, 2018   

The YA graphic novel I Kill Giants smashes and crashes its way out of the confines of comics panels this weekend to loom large on the big screen... Firmly in the category of a gritty and somewhat… continue reading Friday Five: Giants Loom Large in Screen Adaptations

By written by Peter SM    March 23, 2018   

Three upcoming new books, coming out in three consecutive months, will focus on the subject of the workings of the human brain. Helen Thomson, a freelance science journalist, tells the… continue reading Wrap Your Head Around These Books About the Brain

By written by Ai Leng N.    March 23, 2018   

For the fourth year in a row, the Free Library of Philadelphia will be hosting our very own Comic Con ! If you’re not sure what a “comic con” is, just imagine all of the amazing… continue reading Free Library of Comic Con Returns to Parkway Central Library on May 12, 2018!

By written by Kris L.    March 22, 2018   

It's the first day of spring ... well, at least according to the calendar. Look outside? Winter still has its grip on much of the U.S., especially here on the east coast . Nevertheless, spring… continue reading Spring Cleaning in the Middle of a Winter Snowstorm

By written by Peter SM    March 20, 2018   

Author/illustrator Maria Van Lieshout has a series of books aptly called Big Kid Power . Drawing from her own experience as a mother, the books are meant to help caregivers and children reach… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | "I'm a Big Kid Now!" Series

By written by Monica C.    March 19, 2018   

William Penn was a dreamer. Like many attracted to the New World, he was a member of a persecuted religious minority—the Quakers. But unlike the Puritans and Catholics who founded religious… continue reading A History Minute: The 1844 Nativist Riots in Philadelphia

By written by Sally F.    March 16, 2018   

Did you know the Free Library has trained mental health professionals on site at Parkway Central Library to help patrons who are in need of social services and other referrals? Because of all the… continue reading Spotlight on Michael Rabb for National Social Work Month

By written by Autumn M.    March 15, 2018    6

If you are reading this on March 14 at 1:59 p.m., then it must be Pi Day (Pi at 5 decimal places = 3.14159, natch!) This annual celebration of the mathematical constant π (Pi), or in its… continue reading Pi Day: Stephen Hawking Travels to Infinity

By written by Peter SM    March 14, 2018   

The end of another phenomenal  One Book, One Philadelphia  season is upon us. We have spent eight inspired weeks reading, discussing, watching, creating, playing, and enjoying. The 16th… continue reading #OneBookWednesday: Our Season Comes to a Close

By written by Julie B.    March 14, 2018   

Brenda Jackson was the first African-American author to make the New York Times Best Seller list in the Romance series category. Publisher’s Weekly has called her "a master" and… continue reading The Indomitable Romance Fiction of Brenda Jackson

By written by Kim B.    March 13, 2018    1

This February kids at Eastwick Library had lots of fun celebrating Black History Month , as black history took center stage. Children and parents browsed through our book displays and biographies… continue reading Reflecting on Black History Month at Eastwick Library

By written by Amy H.    March 12, 2018   

March brings us many things—weather that is all over the place, early spring flowers and feelings, and inevitably, St. Patrick’s Day. It's my understanding that St. Patrick's… continue reading Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with some Irish YA Lit!

By written by Rachel F.    March 12, 2018   

Daylight Saving Time , abbreviated DST, begins again this Sunday, March 11 at 2:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time, when we will set our clocks forward one hour and gain more sunlight in the evenings.… continue reading Friday Five: Daylight Saving Time Springs Ahead This Sunday

By written by Christina P.    March 9, 2018   

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