Browsing Date: August 2011 (16)

Parkway Central Children’s has recently acquired a collection of Children’s books in French that are both classic and popular.  These beautiful books include tales from Tomi… continue reading

By Sarah S.   August 31, 2011    2

Here at the Free Library we’ve had a wonderful few days celebrating how incredibly dedicated (and awesome!) our children’s librarians are. We got so much wonderful feedback from this… continue reading

By Sarah S.   August 31, 2011   

We are pleased to announce that the Free Library has recently expanded its digital collection with the addition of Disney Digital Books.  This new collection features nearly 700 popular… continue reading

By Jamie W.   August 30, 2011    14

When I turned 21, I knew a few things about beer: it was generally the color of straw, it was carbonated, served cold, contained a mild amount of alcohol and I thought it tasted ok.  Then… continue reading

By Daniel S.   August 29, 2011    3

The news of Steve Jobs’s resignation from Apple, the innovative computer company he co-founded over 30 years ago, was announced yesterday to a saddened, but maybe not surprised, Silicon… continue reading

By Eileen O.   August 25, 2011   

Dancer, actor, singer, choreographer, director. Gene Kelly (1912–1996) added each of these impressive “job titles” to his résumé during his time in Hollywood, and… continue reading

By Alix G.   August 24, 2011   

Since I can remember, I’ve always been a little behind the curve on the latest pop culture trends (for example, when I was little, my favorite pop singer was Mike Nesmith of The Monkees.… continue reading

By Eileen O.   August 23, 2011   

I feel like the weather has been on everyone's minds lately, from the insufferable heat wave of a few weeks ago to the now seemingly daily deluges of rain. (Not to mention recent news about how… continue reading

By Michelle S.   August 22, 2011   

With the all the rain we’ve been getting this week in Philadelphia, it’s a wonder I’ve made it out of my house at all. On rainy days, many people hunker down on a comfy couch… continue reading

By Eileen O.   August 18, 2011    2

I was curled up on the couch last weekend when a preview for one of my favorite Alfred Hitchcock films flashed across the screen. Strangers on a Train , starring Farley Granger and Robert Walker,… continue reading

By Alix G.   August 17, 2011   

With the opening of the newly refurbished Shakespeare Park   directly across the street from Parkway Central, it seems fitting to highlight the Library's holdings related to the man… continue reading

By Janine P.   August 11, 2011   

Carolyn Haywood once described herself as “grand student of Howard Pyle.” Haywood was heavily influenced by several of Pyle’s students: Jessie Willcox Smith (1863-1935),… continue reading

By Administrator   August 10, 2011    2

Parkway Central Library has a new “front yard!” With generous support from the Department of Community and Economic Development of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the Free Library… continue reading

By Michelle S.   August 9, 2011    3

Free Library of Philadelphia Board of Trustees member and New York Times bestselling author Leslie Esdaile Banks has passed away after a hard-fought battle with cancer. Leslie wrote more than 50… continue reading

By Michelle S.   August 2, 2011    1

Finding inexpensive family entertainment in Center City is difficult. Philadelphia has wonderful museums, theaters, and music venues, but even programs priced for families can add up. As part of… continue reading

By Michelle S.   August 2, 2011   

Following up on our recent post about some of the Library’s coolest online resources, we’re excited to announce that the Free Library has won the OverDrive Digital Pioneer Award! The… continue reading

By Michelle S.   August 1, 2011    4