Browsing Date: January 2018 (31)

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Saturday, February 3, 2018, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Leonard Bernstein (1918–1990). Overture to Candide (1957) Gustav Mahler (1860–1911). “Ich atmet einen Lindenduft,”… continue reading Discoveries from the Fleisher Collection: Bernstein’s 100th

By written by Fleisher Collection    January 31, 2018    1

Last week, One Book, One Philadelphia joined a session of The Best Day of My Life So Far , which brings together older Philadelphians to write and share their stories. Younger folks are invited to… continue reading #OneBookWednesday: The Best Stories – A Day at Philadelphia’s Senior Center

By written by Brittanie S.    January 31, 2018   

Black History Month begins this week, and we have a packed February full of programming for all ages here at the Free Library.  Neighborhood libraries across the city are hosting everything… continue reading Black History Month at the Free Library

By written by Julie B.    January 30, 2018    1

The literary world lost a genre-defying icon last week with the passing of Ursula K. Le Guin . The author of scores of children's books, short stories, poetry, and essays, her voice—and… continue reading Free Library Staff Remember Ursula K. Le Guin

By written by Administrator    January 30, 2018   

The eagle-eyed amongst you may have noticed that streaming movies from Kanopy , as well as digital audiobooks from Hoopla and RBDigital , now appear in the Free Library catalog . Audiobook… continue reading All About Audiobooks (and eBooks, Streaming Video, and More): Now Searchable Directly Through Our Online Catalog!

By written by Jamie W.    January 29, 2018    1

The Free Library of Philadelphia's Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (LBPH) will soon have a new home. Beginning Wednesday, February 21, this library will be located at 1500… continue reading The Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped Is Moving!

By written by Julie B.    January 29, 2018    2

Excited for the release of the movie adaptation of A Wrinkle in Time this spring? I know I am! Can’t wait for Black Panther ? Yes! Obviously you should read the books first, but did you know… continue reading Coming Soon from the Pages of a Book to a Screen Near You: YA Movies and Television Shows

By written by Rachel F.    January 26, 2018   

Often when we think of "urgent care" we think about the medical drop-in facilities that have opened up in recent years, bridging the gap between primary-care offices and emergency rooms.… continue reading #OneBookWednesday: Spotlight on The Colored Girls Museum

By written by Kamilah C.    January 24, 2018   

If you’re anything like us, you’re still flying high after the Eagles’ big win over the Vikings on Sunday in the NFC Championship Game. Now we’ve got two weeks to celebrate… continue reading Fly, Eagles, Fly! Get Ready for the Big Game with the Free Library!

By written by Kate C.    January 23, 2018   

Greetings from Frozen Philadelphia! After a snowy beginning to the new year and a lot of single-digit temperatures, we're bundled up and back in the office. And as we shiver on our… continue reading Winter Reflections on the Year Without a Summer

By written by Sara D.    January 22, 2018    1

209 years ago today, one of the most peculiar poets and apparitional authors to ever hold a pen was born: Edgar Allan Poe . His macabre and gothic tales have fascinated and entertained readers for… continue reading Friday Five: Edgar Allan Poe-inspired Films

By written by Peter SM    January 19, 2018    1

The Free Library Passport Acceptance Facility, normally located at Northeast Regional Library, is popping up at Tacony Library . The Northeast Regional Library will be closed through January 28,… continue reading Free Library Passport Acceptance Facility at Tacony Library!

By written by Victoria G.    January 19, 2018    1

When I go for a walk or ride on a bus through the city streets as night begins to fall, I can’t help but look at windows. As I pass each townhouse or apartment, I get a glimpse of a… continue reading Picture Book Highlights | Windows

By written by Monica C.    January 18, 2018   

Tonight marks the official beginning of One Book season! Join us for an evening of reading, conversation, and performance at Parkway Central Library to kick off eight inspired weeks of programming… continue reading #OneBookWednesday: Join Us at Tonight’s Season Kickoff

By written by Julie B.    January 17, 2018   

On January 1, 1818, the London publishing house Lackington, Hughes, Harding, Mavor, & Jones published a book titled  Frankenstein , or The Modern Prometheus . The publication did not… continue reading Frankenstein200 at the Rosenbach

By written by Sara D.    January 16, 2018   

Ah Haiti, our neighbor to the south that shares an island with the Dominican Republic. Surviving earthquakes, dictators, revolutions, and producing an amazingly creative diaspora (which as you… continue reading Haitian Families and Culture Featured in YA Fiction

By written by Rachel F.    January 12, 2018    1

Welcome to " Ask the Job Readiness Lab ," a series of blog posts in which we address the questions of job seekers and share our answers with a broader audience. Here our partner, the… continue reading Ask the Job Readiness Lab: "I have a criminal record – how do I go about a job search?"

By written by Annette M.    January 12, 2018    1

Our Spring 2018 Author Events schedule begins in just a few short days and we have some amazing authors coming to the Free Library including political commentators, poets, social activists,… continue reading Spring 2018 Author Events Preview

By written by Author Events    January 12, 2018    1

The Free Library's Rare Book Department prides itself on making historical and beatiful artifacts available to the general public. An award of $500,000 from the Council on Library and… continue reading Rare Book Department Awarded Digitization Grant for Muslim-World Artifacts

By written by Julie B.    January 11, 2018    4

I recently spoke with a familair face at Parkway Central Library —Sean Early, the Digital Resource Specialist in the Workplace , a service that supports job seekers within the Business… continue reading Cool Job! Chatting with Workplace's Digital Resource Specialist

By written by Gillian R.    January 11, 2018   

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