Browsing Date: May 2017 (28)

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On Sunday, May 21, the Free Library’s Sunday Literacy Program  ended its pilot year with a Family Celebration program at the eleven libraries hosting Sunday Literacy. At the Family… continue reading Sunday Literacy Program Year In Review!

By written by Elizabeth K.    May 31, 2017   

We're free, we're proud, and we're fabulous here at the the Free Library! We're proud to celebrate Pride Month throughout June with a series of programming throughout our… continue reading Celebrate Pride Month with Free Library!

By written by Julie B.    May 30, 2017    1

It’s starting to feel like summer here at the Free Library of Philadelphia. And with the start to the best season of the year, we’re excited for three months of activities, games,… continue reading Welcome to the Summer of Wonder!

By written by Becky F.    May 26, 2017    1

The Free Library has recently mounted an exhibit of treasures from our collections that illustrate the history and artistry of the comic book medium. This display can still be seen on the 2 nd-… continue reading The Art of Comics: An Exhibition

By written by Alina J.    May 26, 2017   

As the weather turns warmer, schools begin to let out, and people head out of town on vacation, another summer slate of movies is being rolled out in theaters across the country. The "summer… continue reading Summer Movies 2017: Sequels and Retreads and Adaptations, Oh My!

By written by Peter SM    May 25, 2017    1

Social dancing is back in a big way! The popularity of line dancing in recent years has renewed interest in choreographed dance and ushered in a renaissance of partner dancing. Did you know that… continue reading Can You Bop? Join Us for New Dance Classes!

By written by Jennifer W.    May 24, 2017    17

Here at the  Patent and Trademark Resource Center in the Business Resource & Innovation Center at the Parkway Central Library , we are lucky to work with some amazing organizations who… continue reading Partner Spotlight: Marie Kraft and American Society of Inventors

By written by Sharyl O.    May 23, 2017    2

As a librarian, who coordinates research visits to the Parkway Central Library for schools in Philadelphia and beyond, I often tell students that my colleagues constitute a corps of what one might… continue reading #MysteryMonday: We, The Librarians, are Detectives

By written by Adam F.    May 22, 2017   

The Free Library’s map collection comprises thousands of maps focused on the development and history of Philadelphia and Pennsylvania. One particular map, the Plan of the City of… continue reading A Rare Glimpse of Philadelphia in the Early 1800s

By written by Megan M.    May 19, 2017    3

The month of May is that glorious transitional time of the year that phases out spring and ushers in summer. It reminds us to stop and smell the roses. It is the time for celebrating mothers and… continue reading Age Out Loud at The Free Library!

By written by Lisa-Jane E.    May 17, 2017   

Nine Free Library of Philadelphia locations are testing out a fun new take on an old classic! These new audio-enabled books from Vox Books are picture books combined with an audio recording of… continue reading Explore New Audio-Enabled Books at the Free Library!

By written by Kate C.    May 16, 2017   

On Monday, May 22, catch the final concert in Mysterious Travelers 3: Internal Investigations , the series which saw musicians meeting minds with librarians to make concerts organized around the… continue reading Mysterious Travelers 3 Closing Curtain: Ross Bellinoit Headlines | Recapping the Season

By written by Perry G.    May 15, 2017   

Everyone knows that if you want a crime solved right, bring in the kids. The Hardy Boys , Nancy Drew , Cam Jansen , Encyclopedia Brown , Scooby-Doo ’s Mystery Incorporated friends—all… continue reading #MysteryMonday: We the Detectives Family Fun

By written by Julie B.    May 15, 2017    1

Registration for Science in the Summer began this past Friday, May 5 and to celebrate, the Franklin Institute visited the Ramonita G. de Rodriguez Library and provided a fun program for… continue reading Science in the Summer Registration Kickoff!

By written by Elizabeth K.    May 11, 2017   

The Culinary Literacy Center is excited to present Summer Thyme Cooks, a fresh approach to learning about cooking, collaboration, and cost. Summer Thyme Cooks is a FREE , four-part summer cooking… continue reading Summer Thyme Cooks - Apply Now!

By written by Jamie B.    May 10, 2017    6

Calling all Philadelphia-area artists! The Free Library wants your art! You heard right: As part of our new Cultureshare pilot program, based on the community-supported agriculture (CSA) model and… continue reading The Free Library is Now Accepting Submissions for Our Cultureshare Program!

By written by Kate C.    May 10, 2017    18

Reading a book can be a very tactile experience: holding the book in your hands or lap, turning the pages, feeling the paper, pouring over the art and text. With electronic readers, one can carry… continue reading Interactive Picture Books | Lift the Flap!

By written by Monica C.    May 9, 2017   

Crossposted to the Rosenblog . One of the first things you may see when you enter Clever Criminals and Daring Detectives is a wall of extremely odd words in bold typography: Peg tantrums. Tip the… continue reading #MysteryMonday: "Cant" Stop Wondering about Criminal Slang?

By written by Sara D.    May 8, 2017    1

One of my favorite days of the year is coming up this Saturday: Free Comic Book Day ! Way better than Christmas, definitely better than another candle on a birthday cake, but maybe not as good as… continue reading Every Day Is Free Comic Book Day at Free Library!

By written by Peter SM    May 5, 2017   

Camille Saint-Saëns (1835–1921). Mon coeur s'ouvre à ta voix , from Samson and Delilah (1877) Saint-Saëns. Cello Concerto No. 2, Op. 119 (1902) Saint-Saëns. Symphony No.… continue reading Discoveries from the Fleisher Collection: Poulenc Couldn’t Believe What Ravel Said about Saint-Saëns

By written by Fleisher Collection    May 5, 2017