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After a failed geoengineering attempt to fix climate change leaves the earth in an everlasting winter, the last humans in Bong Joon-ho’s new sci-fi thriller, Snowpiercer , survive aboard a… continue reading Crazy Train

By written by Jamie B.    July 8, 2014   

Some light housekeeping today as a new fiscal year has just begun and we’ve made a few changes to our collection of electronic resources. First, based on feedback from the librarians in our… continue reading Housekeeping: Changes To Our Databases and Electronic Resources

By written by Jamie W.    July 8, 2014    3

You might think, in keeping with a certain stereotype, that librarians are so old-school that the only music we listen to comes from the Library’s vinyl collection . And though there may be… continue reading Summer Highlights from New Albums

By written by Perry G.    July 3, 2014   

This summer the Free Library of Philadelphia is hosting four groups of Philadelphia students learning the basics of cooking and nutrition in its brand new Culinary Literacy Center. The Summer… continue reading Summer Thyme Cooking at the Parkway Central Library

By written by Liz A.    July 2, 2014    3

The summer season is in full swing now and our newest Early Literacy calendar has plenty of fun activities to keep you and your young ones busy all summer long! If you haven't already, you can… continue reading July 2014 Early Literacy Calendar

By written by Jennifer W.    July 1, 2014   

It's World Cup time and all over the world billions of people are watching (and cheering!) for their teams.  Soccer is a truly international sport, and it continues to gain more and… continue reading Books about Soccer for Little Ones - Go Team USA!

By written by Monica C.    July 1, 2014   

Let's get the "Word on the Web" and check out some recent topics of interest and discussion from the tech, literary, library, and arts and entertainment sections of the World Wide… continue reading Word on the Web June 2014

By written by Peter SM    June 30, 2014   

Walking around the city recently—iPod on, ear buds in my ears, blasting out some tunes—I saw a flier for a punk rock show stapled up on a telephone pole: D.I. Summer Suburbia Tour .… continue reading Punk(s) on Film

By written by Peter SM    June 25, 2014    2

Access to FREE Auto Repair Resources   All you need is a library card and POWER Library   (PHILADELPHIA) - Before your next trip to the mechanic, take an online detour and check out… continue reading Access to FREE Auto Repair Resources

By written by Kim B.    June 24, 2014    29

  In this comic strip conversation between Michael Caesar and Huey Freeman, Aaron McGruder captures the way a great number of us Philadelphians might think about soccer—that is if we… continue reading The 2014 World Cup Already Has a Winner

By written by Adam F.    June 17, 2014   

On June 16, James Joyce fans around the world celebrate Bloomsday, which is so named after Leopold Bloom, the main character in Joyce's epic, genre-smashing novel, Ulysses . And we're… continue reading Celebrating Bloomsday!

By written by Michelle S.    June 16, 2014    1

This June marks the 100 th anniversary of the publication of James Joyce’s Dubliners , a captivating collection of short stories that paint a picture of Irish middle-class life in the early… continue reading Philadelphians: Celebrating 100 Years of James Joyce's Dubliners

By written by Michelle S.    June 16, 2014    1

Tired of yelling at your TV during the World Cup like an ugly American? Of course you are. (Do people in other countries even yell at their TVs? Somehow this feels like it might be one of those… continue reading Let us help you yell at a ref like a local! Learn Brazilian Portuguese online

By written by Jamie W.    June 13, 2014   

Now that you've been properly introduced, get ready for some fun. The "King of Bad Taste", "Sultan of Sleaze", and "Pope of Trash" (allegedly coined with… continue reading Friday Five: John Waters

By written by Peter SM    June 13, 2014   

Do you ever feel confined by society's expectations of proper behavior? Do you ever want to just let loose and go a little... wild? Well, today's children's book review  by Lynne… continue reading Go Wild with Mr. Tiger!

By written by Sarah S.    June 13, 2014   

View and listen to the Top 10 Author Event Podcasts Downloaded in May 2014 . Authors coming to the Free Library soon include a sold out book signing with former First Lady and Secretary of State… continue reading Top 10 Author Event Podcasts Downloaded in May 2014

By written by Peter SM    June 12, 2014   

Lycos.  Altavista.  Infoseek.  If you are over 30 these names may mean something.  They were the competing web search engines of the 90’s that became ancient history as… continue reading Searching the Web in the Age of Google

By written by Peter L.    June 11, 2014   

Here are the Top 10 ebooks downloaded from the Free Library's OverDrive Digital Library in May 2014. More than 58,000 ebooks checked out and downloaded for the month! Emily Griffin's… continue reading Top 10 ebooks OverDrive Digital Library May 2014

By written by Peter SM    June 11, 2014   

So, it's been a little over a week now since the mid-season finale of Mad Men (what's with these mid-season finales anyway?! Such a tease!) I've actually opted to wait and binge-watch… continue reading If You Like Mad Men...

By written by Peter SM    June 5, 2014   

Let's get the "Word on the Web" and check out some recent topics of interest and discussion from the tech, literary, library, and arts and entertainment sections of the World Wide… continue reading Word on the Web May 2014

By written by Peter SM    June 3, 2014   

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