Browsing Date: August 2018 (31)

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We're now into the fifth and final round of our Summer Madness blockbuster reads online bracket game! Amongst 32 titles vying for the prize, our finalists Life of Pi and The Hitchhiker's… continue reading Two Shall Enter, One Shall Leave a.k.a. the 5th and Final Round of Summer Madness!

By written by Peter SM    August 10, 2018   

One of my favorite comic collections of all time is the Calvin and Hobbes Lazy Sunday Book . It reminds me that whenever possible, even if just for an hour, having a "lazy Sunday" is… continue reading 5 Lazy Day Library Card Uses

By written by Brittanie S.    August 10, 2018   

Ah, Book Lovers Day —a day to celebrate the love of the written word. While many of us are book lovers every day , the Free Library wouldn’t miss the chance to officially celebrate.… continue reading Happy Book Lovers Day!

By written by Lo I.    August 9, 2018   

by Kate M. This may sound familiar: you’re going to Italy in two weeks. Or Greece. Or Vietnam. You’ve been planning this trip for months, but it just never seemed like the right time… continue reading Learn a New Language with Mango Languages & Duolingo!

By written by Administrator    August 8, 2018    2

Have you heard the good news? There is a new baby giraffe at the Philadelphia Zoo ! His name is Beau and he was born Sunday, June 10th to Stella and Gus. Beau joins sister Abigail, born in 2010.… continue reading My Favorite Giraffe Picture Books

By written by Monica C.    August 6, 2018   

We're now into round 4 of our Summer Madness blockbuster reads online bracket game! The Final Four battle is ON! Here's some stats on each title to see how they match up against each… continue reading The Final Four Book Battle Is ON a.k.a. Round 4 of Summer Madness!

By written by Peter SM    August 3, 2018   

It's officially National Simplify Your Life Week , and I'm sure we can all use some tips to make our lives simpler all year round! When I reflect on how to simply my life, I think about… continue reading Simplify Your Life with a Little Help from the Free Library!

By written by Kamilah C.    August 2, 2018   

Want to explore the outdoors? Start inside—here at the Free Library! Now through September 15, the Free Library of Philadelphia, with an exciting new exhibition and programs, is your pathway… continue reading A Field Guide to Exciting Programs and Special Exhibitions at the Free Library!

By written by Kalela W.    August 2, 2018    2

Saturday, August 4, 2018, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Richard Strauss (1864–1949). Serenade for Winds (1881) Strauss . Aus Italien (1886) We had a taste of Richard Strauss on our previous… continue reading Discoveries from the Fleisher Collection: The Young Richard Strauss

By written by Fleisher Collection    August 1, 2018   

Badum-bum… All bad puns aside, today is Herman Melville's birthday (his 199th – next year will be a big one!) and the Free Library is paying tribute to the American Homer! Our… continue reading Have a Whale of a Time Celebrating Herman Melville!

By written by Kate C.    August 1, 2018   

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