Free Library in the News: May 26-29, 2015

By Samantha M. RSS Fri, May 29, 2015

Related exhibitions of Pennsylvania German fraktur and decorative arts will be on view at the Free Library of Philadelphia through July 16.


The summer reading season kicks into high gear
Features various programs and events at the Free Library in June


Remembering mathematician John Nash
In 2002, WHYY host Dr. Dan Gottlieb sat down with Nash to talk about his life, and his struggles with mental illness.  Nash had schizophrenia - and his life inspired the 2001 movie A Beautiful Mind starring Russell Crowe, which won several Oscars. His conversation with Gottlieb was taped at the Free Public Library of Philadelphia, in front of an audience of more than 200 people.


African-American Families Share Autism Experiences in New Video Series
The pair of new videos will premiere at two public events held in partnership between the Free Library of Philadelphia, Philadelphia Autism Project and the ASERT Collaborative.


Multiculturalism: Best Practices and Reaching Out
New Professionals Special Interest Group blog
How to serve diverse and immigrant communities at the local, regional, national and global level? Multiculturalism: Best Practices and Reaching Out In-Service Staff Training presented at the fourth Annual Staff Development at the Free Library of Philadelphia highlighted the need to bring “everyone together in a dialog or conversation” as a starting point for sharing ideas on best practices and tools that can aid library leaders, in their own organizations, with the development and improvement of library services to multi-ethnics communities at all levels. (written by librarian Mary Marques)


Free Library of Philadelphia presents series of job fairs
Job seekers can tap into a series of upcoming entry-level job fairs held by the Free Library of Philadelphia at select libraries throughout the city.


Victorian era exhibitions
The exhibit, co-curated by Samuels Lasner and Margaret D. Stetz, Mae and Robert Carter Professor of Women’s Studies and professor of humanities at UD, explored Wilde’s connections to the city and featured three newly discovered works by the 19th century Irish writer – a poetical notebook filled with drawings, a fragment of The Ballad of Reading Gaol and a corrected typescript of Salome – held by the Rare Book Department of the Free Library of Philadelphia.


Investing in You: Tips for job-hunt help, from resumes to online search sites to coaching to a new suit
First place to start the hunt is a supportive environment. That would be the Free Library of Philadelphia, both the central library at 1901 Vine St., just off the Parkway - where a job fair is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 21 on the first floor - and the regional libraries, such as the Paschalville branch, at 6942 Woodland Ave.


Ideas We Should Steal: MathCorps
On a wintry Saturday morning in the basement of the Lillian Marrero branch of the Free Library in North Philly, what can best be described as a math love-in was having some surprising results.


Shake, push, and read aloud! Quiet reading time no more
Well, story time isn’t what it used to be. It can be interactive, fun, and sometimes a bit … LOUD! (written by Sarah Stippich, early literacy coordinator)


Weekly Entertainment Guide
40th Street Summer Series Returns: Upcoming performances include BalletX on June 27, behind the Walnut Street Free Library, 40th and Walnut Streets, Philadelphia. Photo by Plate3 Photography.


Calendar: May 27- June 3
Gornick—whose columns in The Village Voice from 1969 to 1997 have been praised as landmarks of modern feminism—has authored more than 10 books and contributed articles to The New York Times and The Nation. (will appear 6/2)


Book Discussion on Dreams of Earth and Sky
Physicist Freeman Dyson talks about his book of essays Dreams of Earth and Sky, in which he writes about such topics as global warming and biotechnology. (radio program will air May 31—Dyson appeared at FLP 4/21)


Radio Times in Review: Swimming, John Waters, cartoonist Alison Bechdel
Then, we’ll listen to Marty’s conversation with provocateur JOHN WATERS. He joined us last year to discuss his hitchhiking adventure book Carsick, which has just been released in paperback. (Appeared 6/2014)


‘Star Wars’ Day at Franklin Institute (and more events)
The Free Library of Philadelphia's Widener branch on Saturday will screen the two-part film Autism for African American Families, followed by a post-screening discussion.

Leave this field empty

Add a Comment to Free Library in the News: May 26-29, 2015

Email is kept private and will not be displayed publicly
Comment must be less than 3000 characters