Browsing Date: August 2017 (37)

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During the academic year, many of Philadelphia’s public school students receive subsidized meals from their school. When summer break rolls around though, where can Philly’s kids get a… continue reading Summer Food Service Program and Neighborhood Libraries Help Keep Children Fed While School's Out

By written by Liz G.    August 16, 2017   

The arrival of 2017 brought numerous throwbacks to popular television shows of the past. A number of reboots have already hit the small screen, with more scheduled to appear by the end of the… continue reading Re-viewing the Re-boot Phenomenon

By written by Lo I.    August 15, 2017    1

Get ready for a rare celestial happening in the universe (well, at least our known universe ), as a Solar Eclipse will be taking place throughout North American on August 21. But what exactly is a… continue reading A Science Minute: The What, Where, When, Why, and How Guide to Experiencing the Solar Eclipse

By written by Peter SM    August 14, 2017    2

Relatively few Americans have ever visited or know much about Russia, North Korea, and Turkey. Yet, each passing day seems to bring additional evidence that these nations are working to thwart… continue reading Looking Beyond the Headlines: What You Should Know About Russia, North Korea, and Turkey

By written by Richard L.    August 14, 2017    3

by Annette Mattei Did you know that close to 30 percent of adults who visit the Free Library come here to look for jobs? Moreover, That’s according to a Pew survey conducted in 2012 , 40… continue reading Job Readiness Labs: Supporting Job Seekers in Southwest Philadelphia

By written by Administrator    August 11, 2017    2

I don’t remember how I first heard about Annie on My Mind by Nancy Garden , but what I do remember is that I immediately set out to get a copy by any means necessary. I was a 16-year-old… continue reading #ThrowbackThursday: Re-Reading Annie on My Mind

By written by Kris L.    August 10, 2017    1

That's right, today is Book Lovers Day, and you know the Free Library wouldn’t miss the chance to celebrate! In honor of such a momentous occasion, our staff shared what a perfect day of… continue reading Happy Book Lovers Day!

By written by Kate C.    August 9, 2017   

Almost 100 years before Ellis Island, Philadelphia established The Lazaretto Station. It became the point of entry for all ships and passengers arriving during the quarantine season of June… continue reading A History Minute: What is The Lazaretto?

By written by Sally F.    August 7, 2017    5

The Summer of Wonder is happening across the city at every Free Library of Philadelphia location . It’s also happening online through the end of August. But did you know that the Summer of… continue reading Meet Our Summer of Wonder Outreach Team!

By written by Becky F.    August 4, 2017    1

Zinio, our digital magazine service, is now RBdigital Magazines . The great selection of currnet newsstand magazines including the New Yorker , the Economist , Bon Appetit , National… continue reading Changes Coming for Zinio, Digital Magazines, and Digital Audiobooks

By written by Jamie W.    August 4, 2017    1

Saturday, August 5, 2017, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. William Schuman (1910–1992). New England Triptych: Three Pieces for Orchestra after William Billings (1956) Schuman . Symphony No. 7… continue reading Discoveries from the Fleisher Collection: The Stealth Populism of William Schuman and Jaromir Weinberger

By written by Fleisher Collection    August 4, 2017   

I have always been fascinated by wild animals. We are not alone in this world – we have always shared it with animals: big and small, domesticated and wild. We are surrounded by life… continue reading Going Wild for Wild Animals!

By written by Monica C.    August 3, 2017   

You all know me well enough to understand that my love of mysteries runs deep . Real deep. And so, this Throwback Thursday I’m going back to where it all began—River Heights, a town in… continue reading #ThrowbackThursday: Nancy Drew

By written by Alix G.    August 3, 2017    1

It’s August and the first day of school is approaching fast. You’ve finally unearthed your Summer Reading lists , determined to read the book(s) and complete the assignments. There are… continue reading So You Didn't Start Your Summer Reading Assignment Yet...

By written by Christina P.    August 2, 2017   

August is Family Fun Month , and the Free Library has some ideas for you and your family to celebrate together, library-style! Check it out: Enjoy Oval+ programs in the newly-reopened Right… continue reading Celebrate Family Fun Month with the Free Library!

By written by Kate C.    August 2, 2017    2

Have you been participating in the Free Library’s Summer of Wonder program? You still have time to sign up! The in-person program ends on August 4, but runs online through August 31. Sign up… continue reading August 2017 Early Literacy Calendar

By written by Sarah S.    August 1, 2017   

It’s getting hot out there, huh? As we all try our best to deal with the rising temperatures, don’t forget that the Free Library of Philadelphia is a great place to cool off during… continue reading Enjoy the Dog Days of Summer with the Free Library!

By written by Kate C.    August 1, 2017