Browsing Date: June 2012 (15)

Due to the Excessive Heat Warning this weekend, the following Free Library locations will serve as official Cooling Centers and operate under these extended hours: Friday, June 29, 2012… continue reading

By Alix G.   June 29, 2012   

We could write a billion posts about Philadelphia musicians who’ve taken their instruments to new heights. Grover Washington with his sax. Lee Morgan on trumpet. But, as far as playing the… continue reading

By Perry G.   June 28, 2012   

Katherine Milhous (1894-1977) and Frances Lichten (1889-1961) were life partners and artistic collaborators who shared several passions: creating vibrant artwork for children and adults,… continue reading

By Lindsay F.   June 25, 2012    3

What better thing to do on a scorching Philadelphia night than go to the ballpark?  Open air, green grass, that summer sound of cracking bats...  Who are we kidding, it was still… continue reading

By Donald R.   June 22, 2012   

And so the countdown begins for the Free Library's Living Library event, to take place on Wednesday, June 20, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. in Room 108 of Parkway Central! To whet your appetites for… continue reading

By Grace R.   June 20, 2012   

As the temperature continues to rise this week, a number of Free Library of Philadelphia neighborhood locations will serve as official cooling centers, where residents can get out of the heat and… continue reading

By Alix G.   June 19, 2012   

The Free Library’s Living Library event is coming up this Wednesday, June 20 at 7:00 p.m. in Room 108 of the Parkway Central Library. At this event, human “books” will be… continue reading

By Daniel S.   June 18, 2012    3

Join the Parkway Children's Department as we celebrate summer on the Parkway. Mondays at 10:30 a.m. from June 18 - August 6, staff will present a nature-inspired story. We will be joined by… continue reading

By Andrea Z.   June 15, 2012   

The Free Library's Living Library event will take place on Wednesday, June 20 in Room 108 of the Parkway Central branch from 7:00 to 8:30 pm. During that time, human "books" will be… continue reading

By Grace R.   June 13, 2012   

Today we're at 25th and Lehigh, serving One Day at a Time Recovery and other recovery houses in this neighborhood, providing access and assistance for people getting online for the first time,… continue reading

By Joel N.   June 8, 2012    1

Beach season is almost here, and what better way to get ready for it than a terrific book?  Here are three great beach-themed books, all available through the Free Library of Philadelphia ,… continue reading

By Megan W.   June 8, 2012   

The Free Library's Living Library event, to be held on Wednesday, June 20, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. in Parkway Central's Room 108, promises to bring together people from all walks of life to… continue reading

By Grace R.   June 7, 2012   

“Without libraries what have we? We have no past and no future.” Ray Bradbury, author of Farenheit-451 , passed away Tuesday night, June 4, in California. He was 91. Born in Waukegan,… continue reading

By Eileen O.   June 6, 2012    1

Beware!  Lions, tigers and bears have been found in the Rare Book Department at the Free Library of Philadelphia.  Before making this discovery several weeks ago I wouldn’t have… continue reading

By Del-Louise M.   June 5, 2012    1

The Techmobile is parked outside the third base gate at Citizens Bank Park, helping welcome Phillies fans to the game tonight as they face off against the Marlins. (OK--we're welcoming… continue reading

By Joel N.   June 1, 2012