Browsing Date: June 2014 (16)

Let's get the "Word on the Web" and check out some recent topics of interest and discussion from the tech, literary, library, and arts and entertainment sections of the World Wide… continue reading

By Peter SM   June 30, 2014   

Walking around the city recently—iPod on, ear buds in my ears, blasting out some tunes—I saw a flier for a punk rock show stapled up on a telephone pole: D.I. Summer Suburbia Tour .… continue reading

By Peter SM   June 25, 2014    2

Access to FREE Auto Repair Resources   All you need is a library card and POWER Library   (PHILADELPHIA) - Before your next trip to the mechanic, take an online detour and check out… continue reading

By Kim B.   June 24, 2014    12

  In this comic strip conversation between Michael Caesar and Huey Freeman, Aaron McGruder captures the way a great number of us Philadelphians might think about soccer—that is if we… continue reading

By Adam F.   June 17, 2014   

On June 16, James Joyce fans around the world celebrate Bloomsday, which is so named after Leopold Bloom, the main character in Joyce's epic, genre-smashing novel, Ulysses . And we're… continue reading

By Michelle S.   June 16, 2014    1

This June marks the 100 th anniversary of the publication of James Joyce’s Dubliners , a captivating collection of short stories that paint a picture of Irish middle-class life in the early… continue reading

By Michelle S.   June 16, 2014    1

Tired of yelling at your TV during the World Cup like an ugly American? Of course you are. (Do people in other countries even yell at their TVs? Somehow this feels like it might be one of those… continue reading

By Jamie W.   June 13, 2014   

Now that you've been properly introduced, get ready for some fun. The "King of Bad Taste", "Sultan of Sleaze", and "Pope of Trash" (allegedly coined with… continue reading

By Peter SM   June 13, 2014   

Do you ever feel confined by society's expectations of proper behavior? Do you ever want to just let loose and go a little... wild? Well, today's children's book review  by Lynne… continue reading

By Sarah S.   June 13, 2014   

View and listen to the Top 10 Author Event Podcasts Downloaded in May 2014 . Authors coming to the Free Library soon include a sold out book signing with former First Lady and Secretary of State… continue reading

By Peter SM   June 12, 2014   

Lycos.  Altavista.  Infoseek.  If you are over 30 these names may mean something.  They were the competing web search engines of the 90’s that became ancient history as… continue reading

By Peter L.   June 11, 2014   

Here are the Top 10 ebooks downloaded from the Free Library's OverDrive Digital Library in May 2014. More than 58,000 ebooks checked out and downloaded for the month! Emily Griffin's… continue reading

By Peter SM   June 11, 2014   

So, it's been a little over a week now since the mid-season finale of Mad Men (what's with these mid-season finales anyway?! Such a tease!) I've actually opted to wait and binge-watch… continue reading

By Peter SM   June 5, 2014   

Let's get the "Word on the Web" and check out some recent topics of interest and discussion from the tech, literary, library, and arts and entertainment sections of the World Wide… continue reading

By Peter SM   June 3, 2014   

The calendar has flipped over to a new month so that means it's time for a new set of Early Literacy activities and links from the Free Library of Philadelphia's children's librarians!… continue reading

By Jennifer W.   June 2, 2014   

The Free Library of Philadelphia launched its new Culinary Literacy Center and state-of-the-art demonstration kitchen, sponsored by Cancer Treatment Centers of America , this morning at the… continue reading

By Michelle S.   June 2, 2014    8