Philadelphia is a big music town, and we are home to many musical talents such as opera singer Marian Anderson , pop sensation Frankie Avalon , jazz legends John Coltrane , Grover Washington and… continue reading

By Camille T.   June 30, 2009    13

On June 3rd the Lovett Branch located in Mt. Airy went to the dogs! Guests learned about greyhound rescue efforts with a presentation by Citizens Against Greyhound Racing and got to meet some of… continue reading

By Camille T.   June 23, 2009    5

Step back in time and explore the Philadelphia of yesterday using the Free Library of Philadelphia's Historical Images of Philadelphia digital collection with Google Maps. A portion of our records… continue reading

By Jim L.   June 15, 2009    11

This morning, NBC’s Today Show explored the current state of libraries across the country—much like the Free Library of Philadelphia, the libraries profiled in the segment are… continue reading

By Shannon G   June 11, 2009    1

Need a quick answer to a question to settle that office debate? Need to know when Parkway Central Closes or when Northeast Regional Library opens? With the Free Library of Philadelphia's new… continue reading

By Administrator   June 3, 2009    5

I was first introduced to Star Trek during my summer vacation in 9th grade.  It was 1994 and science fiction was big business, the television show The X Files had developed a huge following,… continue reading

By Camille T.   May 21, 2009    13

Have you ever wondered: “Where can I get cool Free Library wallpaper?” “Is there a way to search the library catalog from my browser?” “I wonder if the Library… continue reading

By Camille T.   May 12, 2009    25

I may not be a bona fide history nut—I certainly don’t know who was the fourth King of England—but I can spend hours poring over photographs and historical accounts of places… continue reading

By Shannon G   May 1, 2009    4

With more visitors than ever, the Free Library Festival was a hit last weekend! Broadway and television actress Kristin Chenoweth drew a huge crowd, and she even gave fans a special treat when she… continue reading

By Shannon G   April 21, 2009    6

Don't forget, this weekend marks the third annual Free Library Festival! We have something for everyone, with readings, performances, a literary street fair, and tasty treats! Look for our guide… continue reading

By Shannon G   April 17, 2009    3

April is National Poetry Month, so stop by the Independence Foundation Poetry Corner (Room 108 of the Parkway Central Library) during the Free Library Festival this weekend and listen to readings… continue reading

By Shannon G   April 13, 2009    10

In just a week and a half, the third annual Free Library Festival will be taking over the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and the Parkway Central Library for a burst of books, music, and inspiration for… continue reading

By Administrator   April 8, 2009    9

The Free Library of Philadelphia received the set of 50 translated books of modern Japanese fiction, non-fiction and graphic novels thanks to a grant from Toyota Motor Corporation to the… continue reading

By Music Department   March 13, 2009    8

Got any plans tomorrow night? Well now you do—it’s your last chance to participate in the 2009 One Film program! This year, One Film featured Julian Schnabel’s Basquiat , and… continue reading

By Shannon G   March 10, 2009    5

Attention all spirited spellers! The Free Library of Philadelphia is proud to host the Philadelphia Tribune /Scripps Howard Spelling Bee on Saturday, March 14. Open to Philadelphia public,… continue reading

By Shannon G   February 26, 2009    2

Now entering its sixth week, One Book, One Philadelphia continues to offer engaging events for the whole community. Whether you’re drawn to The Soloist 's themes of homelessness or classical… continue reading

By Shannon G   February 24, 2009    3

Calling all movie lovers! A special opening night screening at Moore College of Art and Design tonight at 7:00 p.m. marks the official start of the second annual One Film program. Through March… continue reading

By Shannon G   February 18, 2009    26

Can you believe we’re almost a month into the  One Book, One Philadelphia program ? In the past several weeks, library locations and community organizations have hosted a variety of… continue reading

By Shannon G   February 12, 2009    3

Booklovers across the world mourned the death of contemporary American writer John Updike on Tuesday, January 27. The author, who counted the award-winning Rabbit series among his bestsellers,… continue reading

By Shannon G   January 28, 2009    7

Now that the seventh season of One Book, One Philadelphia is underway, I want to hear from you! Were you one of the 700+ people who attended the kick-off at Parkway Central for the kick off on… continue reading

By Shannon G   January 28, 2009    1

Tag Cloud


Tags


Archives


RSS