Browsing Date: June 2015 (20)

"My name is Shanae. I am a Class of 2015 graduate of Philadelphia High School for Girls, and I will be attending Penn State University in the fall. I attribute my foundation for learning to… continue reading

By Aisha A.   June 30, 2015    4

In a perfect world, books dealing with stress and trauma for children would go unneeded.  We are, however, reminded daily that is not the case.  Whether it is anxiety at home or exposure… continue reading

By Sarah S.   June 30, 2015   

An interview with Steve Landstreet From the latest Music Library Association Newsletter Besides having co-workers in the Music Department and the Fleisher Collection of the Free Library of… continue reading

By Samantha M.   June 26, 2015   

The Free Library is happy to announce that we've launched our new Online Catalog ! As we mentioned on the blog and throughout social media last week, our goal was to help make our catalog more… continue reading

By Peter SM   June 24, 2015    1

The Free Library has been hard at work upgrading our online catalog to make it more user-friendly, encourage exploration, and offer better customer service. With many suggestions and feedback from… continue reading

By Peter SM   June 19, 2015    6

‘Silver Linings Playbook’ author’s new book mentioned NJ bar Washingtontimes.com Quick will make an appearance at the Free Library of Philadelphia’s Central Branch… continue reading

By Samantha M.   June 19, 2015   

By Mary W. Juneteenth is a celebration of emancipation from slavery in Texas on June 19, 1865. This year marks the 150 th anniversary. Some non-fiction children’s books that explain this… continue reading

By Michelle S.   June 19, 2015   

Sacagawea and Susan B. Anthony grace dollar coins, but the faces on U.S. currency have largely belonged to white men. This is starting, slowly, to change. On June 18, Secretary of the Treasury… continue reading

By Timothy F.   June 18, 2015    1

There may still be a couple more days left of school this week for students throughout Philadelphia, but at the Free Library we've already jumped into The Summer of Wonder and our 2015 Summer… continue reading

By Peter SM   June 17, 2015   

Why Public Libraries Matter Thenation.com Beyond mere fairness, there are viable economic reasons for sustaining New York City's public libraries. In 2010, the City of Philadelphia spent $33… continue reading

By Samantha M.   June 15, 2015   

Post written by Mary W. Most of us have read, or at least heard of, Heather Has Two Mommies by Lesléa Newman and Laura Cornell, which was recently reissued this year. In addition to… continue reading

By Michelle S.   June 12, 2015   

Last month, South Philadelphia’s Federal Winds quintet gave a special pop-up performance in the Grand Lobby of Parkway Central.  The group, consisting of some of Philadelphia's most… continue reading

By Perry G.   June 12, 2015   

With the recent theft of some taxpayers’ personal information, and an even more recent data breach of federal employees’ information, it’s no wonder the U.S. Government is taking… continue reading

By Timothy F.   June 11, 2015   

Andrew Carnegie was born in 1835 and grew up poor in Scotland. When he was 12 years old his father moved the family to Allegheny City, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Pittsburgh, where young Andy got a… continue reading

By Kim B.   June 11, 2015    1

Need another place to find book reviews for great new children’s books? Well, good news! The Free Library of Philadelphia has an exciting new feature in The Notebook , the newspaper for… continue reading

By Sarah S.   June 9, 2015   

My name is Ericka and I worked as a work study student in the College Prep Program on behalf of seniors in high school, helping them to complete goals to successful enter college! I… continue reading

By Aisha A.   June 8, 2015   

Here are the Top 10 ebooks downloaded from the Free Library's OverDrive Digital Library in May 2015. More than 62,200 ebooks were checked out and downloaded for the month! Taking the number… continue reading

By Peter SM   June 5, 2015    2

When Tchaikovsky came to Philadelphia: Tchaikovsky’s charm Broadstreetreview.com Written using help from the staff of the Social Science and History/Newspaper Department and extensive… continue reading

By Samantha M.   June 5, 2015   

The unofficial start of summer is under way and the next few months feature the promise of warm weather, outdoor activities, and time spent with family and friends. Good thing you can download… continue reading

By Sarah S.   June 1, 2015   

Last week the Internal Revenue Service announced a data breach affecting around 100,000 taxpayers who used the IRS’s online “Get Transcript” application. Those affected (as well… continue reading

By Timothy F.   June 1, 2015    1