Browsing Date: November 2015 (32)

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I’m never really embarrassed of the books I read, but that changed when I decided to tackle a book that’s been sitting on my “to read” list for about four years.… continue reading I Love ... #FLPNoShameNovember

By written by Samantha M.    November 10, 2015    1

It was recently announced that Philip Pullman’s award winning trilogy His Dark Materials would be adapted for film again, but this time for the small screen. It will be given a… continue reading Engage the Whole Family with the His Dark Materials Trilogy

By written by Elizabeth K.    November 9, 2015   

The Free Library is proud to be a part of Craft NOW Philadelphia , an organization whose mission is to celebrate Philadelphia’s rich legacy of craft, its internationally-recognized… continue reading A Crafty Celebration from Craft NOW Philadelphia

By written by Samantha M.    November 9, 2015   

Patti Smith —poet, punk, and provocateur all rolled into one scorching soul, will be appearing at the Free Library this evening for a waaaaaaaay sold out Author Event to discuss her new book… continue reading Patti Smith - Anything Is Possible

By written by Peter SM    November 6, 2015   

Holiday Gift Guide: Experiences The Rosenbach: Tucked away in a historic townhouse on Delancey Place is a bibliophile’s dream: a small but comprehensive library and museum… continue reading Free Library in the News: November 2-6, 2014

By written by Samantha M.    November 6, 2015   

It’s easy to turn to books for inspiration or entertainment, but what about when you need practical guidance in your life? That’s when self-help books come into the picture for Naisha,… continue reading Helping Yourself in #FLPNoShameNovember

By written by Samantha M.    November 6, 2015   

Ever since Nancy Drew roared into my first-grade life in her little blue roadster, I’ve been hooked on mystery books. And not just any mystery books—I’ve found myself… continue reading A Cozy Yet Mysterious #FLPNoShameNovember

By written by Alix G.    November 5, 2015    1

This year marked the sesquicentennial of the end of the Civil War. With this sectarian conflict firmly 150 years behind us, one might think the divide itself (if not the… continue reading #OneBookWednesday: Viewing Cold Mountain from The North

By written by Julie B.    November 4, 2015   

The Culinary Literacy Center’s (CLC) mission is twofold: to advance literacy through cooking and to provide an opportunity for community engagement and civic dialogue around all facets of… continue reading Nourishing Literacy at the Culinary Literacy Center

By written by Liz A.    November 4, 2015    2

We know many of you visit the Free Library of Philadelphia (in person and online) searching for health information. A new series of blog posts will share ways you can access our materials and… continue reading Health Information for You on MedlinePlus

By written by Sharyl O.    November 3, 2015   

Since their inception, comics have been considered “low culture.” Comics have their roots in political cartoons, which were targeted toward those who could not read the newspaper. They… continue reading A comic #FLPNoShameNovember

By written by Jordan H.    November 3, 2015   

I typically consider myself a “high-brow” reader and viewer. I often read classic literature, watch documentaries, and dig into long-form journalism on current social issues. Heck, I… continue reading #FLPNoShameNovember: The Tudors, Too Good

By written by Julie B.    November 2, 2015    1