Browsing Date: May 2012 (19)

Last week, the Techmobile traveled to North Second Street to participate in the Food Trust's Night Market , a "roving street fair celebrating the city's ethnic restaurants, gourmet… continue reading

By Joel N.   May 31, 2012    5

Philly Beer Week  begins this Friday, June 1 st  and continues through Sunday, June 10th.  To many in our area, especially Philly Beer Geeks, it’s the most exciting ten days… continue reading

By Daniel S.   May 30, 2012   

Happy post-Memorial Day short week, everyone! With summer blazing forth in all of its glory, you might be contemplating a trip to different climes. Wonder what it's like traversing the open… continue reading

By Grace R.   May 29, 2012    2

You’ve probably noticed the video below cropping up on our site as you’ve searched for ebooks lately.  While we can’t take credit for this terrific video – that honor… continue reading

By Jamie W.   May 24, 2012    2

In a previous post, I wrote about researching the personal and professional life of Philadelphia writer, actor, and comedian, Ed Wynn (1886-1966). A versatile and adaptable performer with… continue reading

By Caitlin G.   May 23, 2012   

Happy Tuesday, everyone! In case you haven't heard already, Parkway Central is planning a sure-to-be-amazing Living Library event for Wednesday, June 20. In anticipation of this exciting… continue reading

By Grace R.   May 22, 2012    1

This past year, I had the privilege of processing and creating a finding aid for the papers of Ed Wynn (1886-1966), an actor, writer, and comedian from Philadelphia, as part of an internship… continue reading

By Caitlin G.   May 22, 2012    2

Did you know that May 23rd is World Turtle Day? Since 1990, the American Tortoise Rescue has designated this date to "bring attention to turtle conservation issues and highlightn ways each of… continue reading

By Sarah S.   May 18, 2012    2

We have had a busy and adventurous week aboard the Techmobile. From geography and map literacy programs for third graders to lots of open access time where adults registered for online banking… continue reading

By Joel N.   May 16, 2012    2

It may seem obvious – but wordless picture books are books with no words! Since there is no text, wordless picture books are a great way to share books with children -- you… continue reading

By Rachel F.   May 15, 2012    4

Children's Book Week was established in 1919 and almost from the beginning the Children's Book Council enlisted an illustrator each year to design a commemorative Children's Book Week… continue reading

By Andrea Z.   May 10, 2012   

Everyone has a story worth sharing and hearing. Discover more about the lives of those around you at the Free Library's first "Living Library" event, which will take place at the… continue reading

By Grace R.   May 8, 2012    1

Maurice Sendak, beloved children's author/illustrator and noted curmudgeon, died today from complications suffered from a stroke at his home in Danbury, Connecticut. He was 83. Best known for… continue reading

By Grace R.   May 8, 2012    1

How do you write a children’s book about political corruption? It becomes quite simple when the real life story features a rhinoceros. Little Una by Elizabeth Olds is about a rhino that… continue reading

By Lindsay F.   May 7, 2012   

Thursday, May 10, 2012 6:30-8:00 p.m. Room 108, Parkway Central Library Followed by a book signing. Books will be available for purchase. For most people, Philadelphia is a place of red-brick,… continue reading

By Karen L.   May 4, 2012   

"We die. That may be the meaning of life. But we do language. That may be the measure of our lives." -Toni Morrison,  “The Nobel Prize in Literature 1993” Toni Morrison… continue reading

By Grace R.   May 3, 2012   

Celebrate Children’s Book Week at Your Library Next week, May 7 to 13, is the longest running literacy initiative in the United States, Children’s Book Week . Every year, we celebrate… continue reading

By Sarah S.   May 2, 2012    1

THURSDAY, May 31, 2012 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Parkway Central Library Terrace Free Library of Philadelphia 1901 Vine Street, 4 th Floor Looking for a great way to take advantage of the warmer… continue reading

By Kayleigh M.   May 2, 2012   

This morning the Techmobile hosted third graders from Reynolds School onboard for an overview of the Library’s electronic resources for children, and then did a hands-on activity using… continue reading

By Joel N.   May 1, 2012    1