Browsing Date: August 2018 (31)

This year's National Skyscraper Day falls on Labor Day, as good a day as any to fully appreciate the architectural marvels, engineering efforts, and skilled labor that make up our cities. If… continue reading

By Sally F.   August 31, 2018   

September already!?! What happened to the summer? Are you mourning the end of long, lazy days? Or maybe you’re happily anticipating the coming of cooler temps and Fall fun? Whatever your… continue reading

By Paul A.   August 31, 2018    1

Don’t get lost Googling, stuck behind a paywall, or duped by untrustworthy data! New electronic resources for information seekers of all ages are now available from the Free Library of… continue reading

By Jamie B.   August 30, 2018   

September is Library Card Sign-up Month, and we want to make sure you know that securing your very own Free Library of Philadelphia library card is both easy and valuable! You can sign up online ,… continue reading

By Kate C.   August 30, 2018    4

Who remembers having to visit the library and look up magazine articles in the long, long row of green hardbound Reader’s Guide to Periodical Literature ? No disrespect against the… continue reading

By Violet L.   August 29, 2018   

Headed to college this fall? Wish you were still in school? Totally over school but still want to read about it? Live vicariously through some strong ladies starting college in these sometimes… continue reading

By Rachel F.   August 28, 2018   

If you are looking for the future of poetry, look in Philadelphia. Young people in this city love poetry— writing it , reading it , and performing it on stage . Even as poetry readership is… continue reading

By Andrew N.   August 27, 2018    1

It's that time of year again—the start of a new school year! For all little ones, this is always a time of excitement and some nervousness. It’s only natural though, as new… continue reading

By Monica C.   August 27, 2018   

The calendar still says August, and the weather forecast still says summer, but the new school year starts earlier this year on Monday, August 27 !  After a summer full of books and fun… continue reading

By Ann P.   August 24, 2018   

For Baby Boomers, the words “Land Shark”, “Samurai Delicatessen”, “Coneheads”, and “The Blues Brothers” conjures up adventures on the wild frontier… continue reading

By Violet L.   August 23, 2018   

In the summertime I love reading biographies and I always love reading graphic novels, so when my two loves coincide you better believe I’m extra excited! Luckily for me there have been… continue reading

By Rachel F.   August 22, 2018   

Today is Senior Citizens Day , the perfect time to reflect on the Free Library’s myriad offerings for our city’s older residents! As noted when we celebrated Older Americans Month back… continue reading

By Kate C.   August 21, 2018   

A recent article and video at the University of Pennsylvania's  Penn Today highlights the work taking place to digitize all of the medieval manuscripts at Philadelphia area… continue reading

By Janine P.   August 20, 2018   

We have always loved to celebrate National Honey Bee Day , but this year it means a little more to us over here at the Free Library! That’s because we’ve got bees of our very own… continue reading

By Kate C.   August 17, 2018   

"For two centuries," writes The New Yorker essayist Adam Gopnik in the preface of his 2004 collection Americans in Paris: A Literary Anthology , "Paris has been attached for… continue reading

By Violet L.   August 16, 2018   

In our ongoing series of blog posts highlighting our awesome staff throughout the Free Library of Philadelphia, today we take some time to speak with Christina Holmes - Blanche A. Nixon/Cobbs… continue reading

By Administrator   August 15, 2018    5

We started out with 32 blockbuster best-selling books from a variety of genres ... over 5 weeks, the books were voted upon by you, our faithful blog readers and library patrons... as each week… continue reading

By Peter SM   August 14, 2018    1

When you start seeing advertisements for back to school, you know at least a few things are imminent: crisp cool weather, pumpkin spice lattes, and job fairs are coming to the Free Library! Back… continue reading

By Gillian R.   August 14, 2018   

August is Family Fun Month and the Free Library is the perfect place to celebrate! Our events calendar is jam-packed with ideas for spending a day together at the library. Here are just a few… continue reading

By Kate C.   August 13, 2018   

We’ve been having some fun around here celebrating the Dog Days of Summer—library-style , but did you know there’s a way you can make a big impact this month? August 18 is this… continue reading

By Kate C.   August 13, 2018    2

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