Browsing Date: March 2021 (41)

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Dracula vs. Frankenstein Alien vs. Predator T-800 vs. T-1000 These are just a few of the most over-the-top sci-fi b-movie fight scenes ever filmed, but the main event will finally take place when… continue reading March Monster Madness: Godzilla vs. Kong

By written by Peter SM    March 31, 2021    2

Free Library Youth Services is excited to announce a new Summer Camp Challenge season! Are you working with the youth of Philadelphia at a camp program this summer? The Free Library is here to… continue reading Sign Up Now for This Year's Summer Camp Challenge!

By written by Emily S.    March 30, 2021   

Ruth Jones Graves, a dietitian, educator, author, and business owner, was born on June 17, 1903, in East Walpole, Massachusetts. She is credited with inventing the very first chocolate chip… continue reading Women's History Month | Ruth Wakefield and the Toll House Cookie Empire

By written by Naquawna L.    March 30, 2021   

Ursula K. Le Guin 's award-winning writing often depicted futuristic alternative worlds steeped in the themes of politics, the natural environment, gender, religion, sexuality, and… continue reading Women's History Month | Ursula K. Le Guin Honored with Commemorative Stamp

By written by Peter SM    March 29, 2021   

March 31 is International Trans Day of Visibility , which honors the trans community and celebrates transgender, nonbinary, and gender non-conforming people. The annual celebration was created in… continue reading Celebrating Trans Day of Visibility with the Field Teen Center

By written by Megan J.    March 29, 2021   

When the 19th Amendment passed in 1920, the ways many American women engage civically forever changed. Voter enfranchisement continues to be a touchpoint for movements dedicated to participatory… continue reading Women's History Month | The 19th Amendment and Making Her Mark

By written by Suzanna U.    March 26, 2021   

What happens when you bring together five book-loving kids with the author of the book they just read? We found out on December 16, 2020, when five young readers met virtually with Philadelphia… continue reading Philly Tweens Interview Middle Grade Author Christine Kendall

By written by Jane E.    March 26, 2021   

March is Women’s History Month, so let’s take a look at some books highlighting daring women who fought for their rights, who stood up for what is right, and who made a better world… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Women in Action

By written by Monica C.    March 25, 2021   

Over the last several weeks, local Philadelphia residents, as well as folks as far reaching as Australia (yes, you read that right!) attended Healthy For Life, a community nutrition and culinary… continue reading Healthy for Life Ignites Community Health and Wellness

By written by Valentín S.    March 25, 2021   

by Breshay Woods, Culinary Literacy Center Intern Edible Alphabet  is a free English Language Learning (ELL) program offered by the Free Library's  Culinary Literacy Center… continue reading Edible Alphabet Recipe of the Week: Pizza

By written by Lindsay S.    March 24, 2021    2

by Brianna Arce - LEAP Teen Leader Happy Women’s History Month! This month we celebrate the contributions of women to history, culture, and society. As a young Latina woman, I wish to see… continue reading Teen Author Content | Inspiring BIPOC Women

By written by Emily S.    March 23, 2021   

Welcome back to our third and final blog post on how to use the Free Library’s website and catalog to find books for your family. In part one of this series, we learned how to search the… continue reading Catalog Browsing Hacks to Find Books for the Whole Family!

By written by Rachel R.    March 23, 2021   

If you’ve been following our previous blog installments , then you will probably recall last month’s account of competitor copy-cat syndrome . We haven’t heard a word from this… continue reading Business Librarian to Business Owner: Do Your Research! Trademark Edition

By written by Sharontina H.    March 22, 2021   

Every year, one of the most anticipated parts of the One Book, One Philadelphia program is the opportunity for Philadelphians to meet an incredible author. And though we're doing… continue reading Upcoming Virtual Events with One Book Author Jericho Brown (and More!)

By written by Brittanie S.    March 22, 2021   

In August, we announced big changes on the horizon now that OverDrive has acquired the RBdigital platform. If you remember, RBdigital audiobooks moved to our OverDrive platform. Now comes the… continue reading Introducing OverDrive Magazines!

By written by Jamie B.    March 19, 2021    4

“And, of course, men know best about everything, except what women know better.” - George Eliot In honor of Women’s History Month, we are excited to spotlight a woman who… continue reading Women's History Month | Spotlight on Mary Ann Evans aka George Eliot

By written by Karen K.    March 19, 2021    9

The Free Library of Philadelphia Board of Trustees has elected Folasade A. Olanipekun-Lewis to serve as its new Chair, effective at the commencement of the June 9 Board of Trustees Meeting.… continue reading The Free Library Board of Trustees Elects New Chair

By written by Administrator    March 18, 2021   

March is Women’s History Month, so let’s take a look at picture books highlighting the creative and innovative work of women in the arts: painters, writers, architects, musicians, and… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Women in the Arts

By written by Monica C.    March 18, 2021   

We all enjoy picking up a book and discovering one of the characters is like us; it's a thrill discovering, "Hey, that could be me!" In books for young readers, making that discovery… continue reading Own Up: Four Books, Four Voices, for Middle Grade Readers

By written by Jeff B.    March 17, 2021   

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