Browsing Date: May 2018 (32)

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The Print and Picture Collection recently added a group of photos to the Historical Images of Philadelphia Digital Collection  featuring intrepid reporter Vivian Shirley climbing three… continue reading Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Reporter Vivian Shirley Climbs Philadelphia Landmarks!

By written by Laura S.    May 31, 2018    2

June’s selections are an eclectic mix of kids and pet problems, a Muslim Arab-American teenager navigating cultural and personal relationships, a family attempting to survive a home invasion… continue reading New Titles Coming to the Free Library in June!

By written by Paul A.    May 31, 2018   

Saturday, June 2, 2018, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Charles Cadman (1881–1946). Dark Dancers of the Mardi Gras (1933) Carl Busch (1864–1943). Minnehaha’s Vision (1914) Cadman .… continue reading Discoveries from the Fleisher Collection: American Romantics and Other Cultures

By written by Fleisher Collection    May 30, 2018   

The Workplace , a service of the Business Resource & Innovation Center , is excited to announce our latest FREE resource: monthly resume review ! Our newest staff member, Janet, has 20 years… continue reading Refresh Your Resume This Spring!

By written by Gillian R.    May 30, 2018   

The weather is getting warmer, school is coming to a close soon, and the Summer of Wonder at the Free Library is almost here! Enjoy free activities and programming all summer long that support… continue reading Summer of Wonder: Explore! Discover! Read!

By written by Ann P.    May 29, 2018    1

Another summer season is about to start and with it a swath of celluloid distractions from the impending heat and humidity outside, projecting eye-popping entertainment some 40 feet high amid… continue reading Summer Movies 2018: A Respite from Reality

By written by Peter SM    May 25, 2018    2

At the end of the film Dead Poets Society , the students who loved their professor, Mr. Keating (played by Robin Williams ), stand up on their desks and proclaim, "O Captain, My Captain"… continue reading YAWP! Happy 199th birthday, Walt Whitman

By written by Autumn M.    May 24, 2018   

One of the biggest nights in the food world, The James Beard Foundation Media Awards , took place April 27 at Chelsea Piers in New York City. Hailed as “the Oscars of the food world,”… continue reading Culinary Literacy Center Presenters Win Big at "The Oscars of the Food World"

By written by Paul M.    May 23, 2018   

The Free Library of Philadelphia opened its first Passport Acceptance Facility at the Northeast Regional Library in June 2017. Now, almost one year later, we are excited to have accepted over… continue reading The Free Library Celebrates Passport Services Milestone!

By written by Victoria G.    May 22, 2018    1

We’ve all been there... Days when something goes wrong and we feel down in the dumps or maybe it someone else is having a hard time. When someone we care for is having a bad day, how can we… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | The Rabbit Listened

By written by Monica C.    May 21, 2018   

By Ray Banas, Department Head, Music Department  In the fall 2017, in the midst of the dramatic renovation to replace six levels of stack-shelving units with soaring new public spaces at the… continue reading Concert in The Common: "the shape of the world we create"

By written by Music Department    May 18, 2018   

Now that the Free Library has wrapped up its annual Comic Con , we're proud to offer fans of serial art an additional chance to meet some of their favorite artists. The cartoonists of the… continue reading Get Ready for ... Cartoonapalooza!

By written by Adam F.    May 18, 2018   

As you walk through the Children’s Department at Parkway Central Library , we hope you’ll stop and admire our newly-returned statue, The Young Bonaparte . We’re happy to have… continue reading Napoleon's Return (to the Children's Department at Parkway Central Library)

By written by Chris B.    May 18, 2018   

Science in the Summer is returning to the Free Library of Philadelphia and we are excited about this year’s curriculum—The Science of Space. By bringing the Science of Space to… continue reading Science in the Summer Is Back!

By written by Elizabeth K.    May 17, 2018   

What are your kids planning to do this summer? If they want to learn to make pasta, pizza, and other yumtastic dishes from scratch, they should apply to attend Summer Thyme Cooks at the Culinary… continue reading Get Your Kids in the Kitchen This Summer at the Free Library!

By written by Jamie B.    May 17, 2018    7

When I first found out that we had a James Bond collection in the Rare Book Department , I was so surprised. James Bond amongst medieval manuscripts and cuneiform tablets—how the heck did… continue reading How 007 Got His Name

By written by Karen K.    May 16, 2018    3

Do you know what Kabbalah is?  Join us on May 23 at 7:00 p.m. to learn about this ancient mystical Jewish tradition.  Professor Joel Hecker will talk about the history of Kabbalah,… continue reading Learn of the Luminous Mysteries of Kabbalah

By written by Laurie A.    May 15, 2018   

There’s something about writing poetry that sparks the need to shape the community around us. It inspires us to engage with others, it encourages reflection—and it incites change.… continue reading Passion = Poetry: Be the Next Youth Poet Laureate!

By written by Kalela W.    May 14, 2018    5

TheFree Library is teeming with opportunities for little ones to get cozy with letters, words, and books from the earliest ages. Our storytimes for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers incorporate… continue reading Vanguard Donates $3 Million to Boost Literacy for Our Littlest Learners

By written by Julie B.    May 14, 2018   

In what we hope will be an ongoing series of blog posts highlighting our awesome staff throughout the Free Library of Philadelphia, today we take some time to speak with Abbe Klebanoff, Branch… continue reading Meet Your Library Staff: Abbe Klebanoff - Branch Manager of Fumo Family Library

By written by Administrator    May 11, 2018