Top Press Mention of the Week:
Haywood seeks to start a ‘reading revolution’ for children in Northwest Philly from Newsworks.org
This article highlights work that the program READ! by 4th is doing in order to increase literacy rates in Philadelphia, specifically targeted at young readers. In Northwest Philly, READ! by 4th is supporting summer reading programs at Dorothy Emanuel and Simons Recreation Centers. Additionally, tutors will use the local branches of the Free Library to work with children and their parents to foster a passion for reading.
City rolls out summer literacy program
Read! by 4th is a citywide effort of 50 organizations managed by the Free Library of Philadelphia.
How you can join LGBT 50 celebrations this weekend
All week long museums will have special exhibits so folks can get their history straight, and nightlife gay. There will also be exhibits at the Free Library of Philadelphia, Liberty Bell, and African American Museum.
Video clip from Fox here.
Penn & Teller judge magic of their CW show ‘Fool Us’
As a child, Teller lived at 15th and Vine, where he credits poring over the books at the Free Library of Philadelphia and David G. Rosenbaum, his English teacher at Central High School, as major influences.
Arts and culture institutions may lose out during Phila. papal visit
Right there on the Parkway, at the locus of festivities for Pope Francis' visit, an exhibition of Bibles beckons at the Free Library.
Artist Ravhelle Lee Smith Giving Talk on Speaking OUT tonight at Free Library
Artist and author Rachelle Lee Smith, known for her popular work Speaking OUT: Queer Youth in Focus, will be giving a free talk this evening [July 6] at the Independence Branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia.
Meet Your Maker: Maker Movement
Maker projects can involve materials as simple as paper or as complex and expensive as programmable robots, and [Theresa Ramos] Ramos says that the Maker Jawn Mentors who create programs for kids and teens at FLP have been considering this as they develop activities.
Free Library of Philadelphia’s Green Roof
German magazine featured green roof at Parkway Central, page 28
Summer activities for kids and families | Week of July 6
Summer of Wonder at the Free Library will be ongoing through the summer, providing Alice in Wonderland-themed activities to celebrate the book’s 150th anniversary. This week’s theme: Illusions. The library’s Summer Reading program also has an ongoing prize drawing, which young readers can enter by logging their books.
READ by 4th executive director welcomed
Free Library-Germantown branch closed until fall
The Germantown branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia, the Joseph E. Coleman Northwest Regional Library, will be closed until the fall for renovations.
Things to Do in Philly in July
Jimmy Carter at the Central Library: A book-signing for the 39th prez, who looks back on 90 years in his new memoir, A Full Life. (appeared 7/10)
Indego through Philly: Five essential stops for art lovers
Parkway Central Library mentioned as an Indego station location
Philly photographer releases 10 years of LGBTQ youth portraits
A local photographer who has specialized in portraits of LGBT youths for more than a decade was reunited with several of her subjects during a talk about her recently published collection at the Free Library. “I just wanted to create a book that was for us, by us,” Philly photographer Rachelle Lee Smith, 34, told attendees Monday night during the talk at the Independence Branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia.
Jimmy Carter to sign copies of latest memoir at Free Library
In support of the work, out this month, Carter will appear at the Free Library of Philadelphia Parkway Central branch on Friday, July 10 for a book signing.
East Falls Village Update—Tour of the Free Library
On Tuesday, July 7 we will tour an exhibition of Pennsylvania German Fraktur as well as see highlights of the Library’s Rare Book Department. [this mention is in addition to Falls of Schuylkill Library news]
Mt. Airy USA expands book blub to include movies
The Lovett Branch of the Free Library and area businesses including The Color Book Gallery, Queenie’s Pets, Mt. Airy Read & Eat, Manh, Handcraft Workshop, and Malelani Café will serve as sites for story hours, which will include book-themed arts & crafts. The Lovett branch of the Free Library will host the book club movies on Friday, each weekend until Aug. 15.
President Jimmy Carter coming to Philadelphia for book signing
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter will appear at the Free Library in Philadelphia on Friday as part of the tour for his new book, "A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety."
Jimmy Carter on unlearning racism, Sunday school, and the world
It has been 34 years, six months, and change since Jimmy Carter ended his time as president of the United States. The years since have been full indeed, made clear in his new book, A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety. He brings book and life to the Free Library at 12:30 p.m. Friday for a book signing.
Coard: Cheyney University needs our support
It has created the likes of Julian Abele — architectural designer of the Philadelphia Free Library and the Art Museum; Ed Bradley, “60 Minutes” correspondent; Octavius Catto martyred Philadelphia civil rights activist; Dr. Rebecca J. Cole, one of the first African-American female physicians in the country; Marcus Foster, nationally renowned educator; Joseph E. Lee, Esquire, one of the first African Americans to practice law in Florida; Bayard Rustin, national civil rights activist; Andre Waters, Philadelphia Eagles star.
Shefski showers Shot Tower with praise
He would enter the fields of application/game development and computer forensics, but writing remained a passion, resulting in his beloved status as an early riser and frequent visitor of the Library Company and Free Library of Philadelphia and the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.