Browsing Date: November 2018 (35)

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Another Wednesday is upon us and that means new comic book day , but this week's usual trip to my local comic book shop will be a somber one, as not just the comic's world but the entire… continue reading Stan Lee: Excelsior Everlasting!

By written by Peter SM    November 14, 2018    1

Growing up in New Jersey, I was super aware that I was what my family calls a “halfie” – half Jewish, half Lutheran. There are tons of different ways to be a halfie, and that was… continue reading My Favorite Jewish (and Half Jewish) Family Children's Books!

By written by Rachel F.    November 14, 2018   

Completing a marathon is a huge accomplishment! Months of training and hard work culminating with one exciting day – running a mind-boggling 26.2 miles and testing the limits of the human… continue reading The 25th Annual Philadelphia Marathon Weekend Is Here!

By written by Kate C.    November 13, 2018    1

What Is Veterans Day and why do we celebrate it? From History.com (who says it more elegantly than I can): Veterans Day originated as "Armistice Day" on November 11, 1919, the first… continue reading Veterans Day Reads

By written by Rachel F.    November 9, 2018   

November is Picture Book Month – a whole month to share and celebrate the awesomeness of the mighty picture book! The advent of ebooks changed the publishing landscape. In those early days,… continue reading November is Picture Book Month!

By written by Monica C.    November 9, 2018   

by Michelle Sheffer Today marks Irish writer Bram Stoker ’s 171st birthday. Author of Dracula —the inspiration for many a nightmare and pop-culture meme over the past two… continue reading Break Out Your Garlic Necklaces and Wooden Stakes for Bram Stoker's Bday!

By written by Administrator    November 8, 2018   

Although October was Computer Learning Month, it's always a great time to learn and try new tech tools. Take a moment this month to test out JSTOR , the Free Library’s classic research… continue reading Digital Databases and Learning Spotlight: JSTOR

By written by Jamie B.    November 8, 2018    1

When we think of food, many of us recall the well-worn kitchen tables at which our families welcome friends and neighbors to share dishes that tell our stories. As a first generation American, I… continue reading Engaging Philadephia’s Immigrant and Refugee Communities Through Culinary Literacy

By written by Suzanna U.    November 7, 2018    1

November is Native American Heritage Month , and although "Native American" is a bit of a misnomer, Indigenous peoples have been here long before there even was an “America”.… continue reading Celebrating Native American Heritage Month with Awesome YA Books!

By written by Rachel F.    November 7, 2018   

If you totaled up all your tweets, comments, texts, and Facebook posts for one day, do you think they might add up to 1,667 words? They might very well – in which case, why not try… continue reading It's National Novel Writing Month—Get Motivated to Start Writing Your Own Book!

By written by Violet L.    November 6, 2018   

The Fool in King Lear advised "Speak less than thou knowest" – but it's good the speakers at this year’s Shakespeare in the World  lecture series aren’t… continue reading Shakespeare In the World Lecture Series

By written by Violet L.    November 5, 2018    1

Come and learn about Philadelphia's exciting, dynamic, and often forgotten history with a free guided tour of the  Philadelphia: The Changing City exhibition. The tour will be led by… continue reading Free Tours of Philadelphia: The Changing City Exhibition

By written by Joe S.    November 5, 2018   

It's that time of year again, where we "Fall back" and set our clocks back an hour as Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday, November 4, at 2:00 a.m. Although we gain an hour of sleep,… continue reading A History Minute: 13 Things You Didn't Know About Daylight Saving Time

By written by Sally F.    November 2, 2018   

If you’re looking for fun or interesting, then this list is for you. Our new offerings for November are all over the spectrum of genres and subjects. We have funny, fantastical, dramatic,… continue reading New Titles Coming to the Free Library in November!

By written by Paul A.    November 1, 2018   

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