Free Library in the News: June 1-5, 2015

By Samantha M. RSS Fri, June 5, 2015

When Tchaikovsky came to Philadelphia: Tchaikovsky’s charm
Written using help from the staff of the Social Science and History/Newspaper Department and extensive resources from FLP’s Newspaper Department’s fee-based service


Movement at last for hulking Market East garage
Across the street from the garage stands the Graff House, also known as the Declaration House, a reconstruction of the home where Thomas Jefferson drafted the Declaration of Independence. Next to that is the Independence branch of the Free Library, and directly behind the garage is the Philadelphia History Museum.


Around South Philly 5-28-2015
John Crimmins, the children’s librarian at the Fumo Family Branch, 2437 S. Broad St., receiving $1,500 in seed money May 14 to fund a sensory storytime idea that will assist children on the autistic spectrum.


Homeless, not hopeless: A view from the Free Library
For the last six years, I have worked as a barista part time at the Philadelphia Free Library. I get homeless customers as well as the regular patrons of the library. Sometimes they arrive just to rest; sometimes they remain in the library all day.


Immigrant Heritage Month June 2-5 2015: Fill Out Citizenship Applications, Watch ‘La Americana’ & Other Events Held First Week in June
In Philadelphia, a lecture titled "Maximizing Your American Experience - Life Stories of Succeeding in a Foreign Environment" will be held at the Free Library of Philadelphia from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The Free Library of Philadelphia is located at 1901 Vine Street.


Rooftops, Ravens, & Reading Glasses
A review of the Ravens on the Rooftop Biergarden!


Taste of African Heritage at Culinary Literacy Center
Video clip


Cooking, nutrition program gives ‘Taste of African Heritage’
To kick off the initiative, Oldways is partnering with five community-based organizations including The Free Library of Philadelphia Central and Olney Branch, Feast of Justice, Community Center at Visitation and the Urban Nutrition Initiative. Each will host free, ongoing ATOAH classes to help communities and individuals explore the powerful health benefits of traditional African Heritage foods.


Weekly Entertainment Guide—First Friday, Fete, Femi, & Film Fests
The Rosenbach of the Free Library of Philadelphia celebrates author James Joyce with the annual Bloomsday Festival, June 9-16.


Public Libraries Add Social Workers and Social Programs
The HOME Page Café, opened in 2008, is a coffee bar owned and operated by Project HOME in the Parkway Central Branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia. At the café, four formerly homeless individuals serve more than 150 customers daily. A total of 17 formerly homeless people have been trained and gone on to other employment—often going back to school and reuniting with family.


Around South Philly 6-4-2015
With the help of 26 scribes, Philadelphia Poets celebrated its latest volume with a May 20 reading at The Fumo Family Branch, 2437 S. Broad St.


Calendar: June 3-10
New York Times bestselling author HW Brands has written biographies on Benjamin Franklin, Andrew Jackson and Bill Gates. Today, he discusses his latest, Reagan: The Life, which chronicles the former president’s life and political career. (appeared 6/4)


Summer Fun Guide: June
How much you’d like to know about one-time Miss America turned Fox News host Gretchen Carlson is up to you. (appears 4/23)

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