Some of the Free Library's talented staff will be conducting storytimes at the Christmas Village at City Hall on Fridays at 3:00 p.m. starting on November 25 and going until December 23. These… continue reading

By Elizabeth K.   November 25, 2016   

If you're sitting at home today, relaxing post-Thanksgiving holiday, here's three ways to enjoy the Free Library of Philadelphia without even leaving your couch: Download ebooks! You… continue reading

By Victoria G.   November 25, 2016   

I have written of my deep and abiding love of mysteries on the Free Library’s blog many times over ( Exhibits A and B ). I just can’t help myself! So when I heard the title of this… continue reading

By Alix G.   November 23, 2016   

2016 will be remembered for many things in the history books and one of those top historical moments will be the 2016 Presidential Election. No matter which candidate you voted for or what… continue reading

By Peter SM   November 23, 2016    4

What do Philadelphia and Ypsilanti, Michigan have in common? Both cities have barbershops that are giving discounts to children who read to the barber during their haircut appointment.… continue reading

By Carrie K.   November 22, 2016   

What is a dystology? It's a made-up word (made up by author Neal Shusterman , of course); a portmanteau of dystopian and ______-logy, as in a series of books. Is that cheesy? Maybe, but the… continue reading

By Becky S.   November 22, 2016   

by Ned Scharff A little boy gazes into a Free Library video screen when suddenly a familiar face appears—that of the boy's father, an inmate in a Philadelphia prison. "Dad,"… continue reading

By Administrator   November 21, 2016    1

You know that pile of books on your nightstand—the ones you keep meaning to start but just haven’t gotten around to yet? Or the book that everyone was talking about last year but when… continue reading

By Sara D.   November 21, 2016    1

Movie goers will be whisked back into the wizarding world of the Harry Potter -verse this weekend when J.K. Rowling's Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them magically appears across theater… continue reading

By Peter SM   November 18, 2016   

Reading self-help books usually throws me into a pit of despair where I refuse to follow any advice, feel deeply inadequate and then ashamed for even reading the book to begin with. (Examples one… continue reading

By Link R.   November 18, 2016   

Love it or hate it, we’ve all heard of the great sporting event that is Black Friday. If you’re up for the chaos, Black Friday is a great opportunity to score deals on discounted… continue reading

By CaitlinT   November 17, 2016   

On Monday at 7:00 p.m. on November 21, join the Free Library and the Philadelphia Jazz Project for the next show in our acclaimed series of jazz concerts, Mysterious Travelers . Last year we… continue reading

By Perry G.   November 17, 2016   

"I don’t read books written for readers above fourteen," is a constant phrase I use in conversations when discussing books. It’s a truthful statement; as the curator for the… continue reading

By Chris B.   November 17, 2016    2

The One Book, One Philadelphia 2017 featured selection, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time , is often described as a book about a unique teen on a quest. When trying to describe… continue reading

By Julie B.   November 16, 2016   

Historical nonfiction is all the rage. Erik Larson seems to have a spot reserved for him on the New York Times bestseller list; David McCullough is so much a household name, he’s verging on… continue reading

By Kalela W.   November 16, 2016    1

We are back with a new Picture Book Highlights , the series where we put the spotlight on a brand-new book that has been ordered for all of our libraries . This time it’s Owl Sees Owl ,… continue reading

By Monica C.   November 15, 2016   

Amid swirls of concern over the death of the independent book shop, Ann Patchett  has been bringing "independent" back for the past five years at her Parnassus Books , a thriving… continue reading

By Samantha M.   November 14, 2016   

I don’t know why I’m so fascinated by the British Royal Family (remember my excitement about the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton back in 2011?). Perhaps it’s… continue reading

By Camille T.   November 14, 2016   

One of my primary designations as a person is "reader." Fiction, nonfiction, high literary, lady comics—my personal library is broad. And nerdy—as a former English teacher, I… continue reading

By Julie B.   November 14, 2016   

Thanksgiving will soon be upon us and is always a good time to remind ourselves to be grateful. Expressing appreciation for what we have, noticing the small and big things in our lives that are… continue reading

By Monica C.   November 10, 2016   

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