Browsing Date: September 2018 (35)

Hail to families, all kinds of families! And on September 16 we'll honor a very special family unit—the blended family. Families that come together: mothers, fathers, and children to… continue reading

By Monica C.   September 14, 2018   

You’ve heard the adage that “All politics is local”, but the real, hidden story of American life is documented in the rich and mostly lost bounty of local television programming… continue reading

By Violet L.   September 14, 2018    7

If you ever indulged yourself in a marinated lamb taco from South Philly Barbacoa, then you are aware of Chef Cristina Martinez. She will be featured in the upcoming season of the Netflix… continue reading

By Paul M.   September 13, 2018   

I love Roald Dahl’s books. Roald Dahl was a sexist bigot whose books demonize fat people. It’s Roald Dahl’s birthday. Dahl published anti-Semitic views and his books are littered… continue reading

By Joel N.   September 13, 2018   

I know what you are thinking about comics and superheroes – it's all just white dudes, right? Nope! Surely we’ve all seen Black Panther , right? And  Wonder Woman , I… continue reading

By Rachel F.   September 12, 2018   

In a world of "fake news" and "alternate truths", the importance of critical thinking is more important than ever. Educators and librarians have replaced old-school teaching… continue reading

By Joe S.   September 12, 2018   

The summer is coming to a close (though someone obviously forgot to tell the weather!) and with that, several exhibitions at the Free Library will soon be winding down. Don’t worry!… continue reading

By Kate C.   September 11, 2018   

September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month , and while we all know that a library card grants you instant access to a treasure trove of books, DVDs, and audiobooks from our catalog , we… continue reading

By Kate C.   September 10, 2018    2

Did you know? The first Sunday after Labor Day is National Grandparents Day ! The relationship between grandparents and grandkids is a very special one. For grandparents, it brings back memories… continue reading

By Monica C.   September 7, 2018   

In a previous post, we shared some stories about how meetings between libraries and other community organizations can lead to what the American Library Association calls the “domino effect… continue reading

By Community-Centered Libraries   September 7, 2018   

Are you as obsessed with Lara Jean as I am? Have you spent all week dreaming about Peter and finding all of those crushes and embarrassment so relatable? Join the club, friend! If you loved Jenny… continue reading

By Rachel F.   September 6, 2018   

Tonight at 8:20 p.m., the world champion Philadelphia Eagles officially open their 2018 season against the Atlanta Falcons at Lincoln Financial Field. We don’t know about you, but… continue reading

By Kate C.   September 6, 2018   

Philadelphians and people worldwide will eventually be able to view and download entire Islamic manuscripts, consisting of both images and texts, from the Free Library of Philadelphia’s… continue reading

By Joe S.   September 5, 2018   

Over the next couple of months, the Free Library of Philadelphia will present a series of job fairs, made possible by Citizens Charitable Foundation, at the Parkway Central Library , and at select… continue reading

By Jenn D.   September 5, 2018    4

Our Fall 2018 Author Events season is just around the corner. Join us this fall for meaningful conversations with bestselling writers, world class chefs, longtime politicians, a two-time Academy… continue reading

By Laura K.   September 4, 2018