Free Library in the News: November 9-13, 2015

By Samantha M. RSS Fri, November 13, 2015

Around South Philly 11-5-2015
Photo of the Fumo Family Branch, 2437 S. Broad St.., oversaw a Haunted Carnival Oct. 28.


On the Boards
The Free Library of Philadelphia has elected Jeffrey Cooper to its board of trustees. Cooper is vice president for government and community affairs at the University of Pennsylvania.


A Colorful Folk
He also identified many fraktur artists, including Samuel Bentz, Conrad Gilbert, and Daniel Otto, and with librarian Howell J. Heaney he wrote the two-volume catalog about the fraktur collection at the Free Library of Philadelphia, published in 1976.


Children’s books by and about Native Americans
Book recommendations by children’s librarian Sarah Stippich


Teachers put their literacy training to work at Taylor Elementary
Nineteen of Taylor’s 26 K-3 teachers were among about 700 who attended the training, which was grant-funded as part of the city's READ! by 4th campaign.


15 Things to Do in Philly This Week
Lisa Randall at the Free Library (appeared 11/9)


Poll: In Honor of #FLPNoShameNovember, Which Guilty Pleasure Should We Own Up To?
Throughout the month, the Free Library of Philadelphia is sponsoring a No Shame November initiative in which the city’s residents are encouraged to embrace and discuss the books they love that might be considered guilty pleasures. It’s a smart bit of marketing that allows individuals and organizations to discuss their #FLPNoShameNovember choices on social media, raising awareness about the Library along the way.


Who Is in Control of Your Library’s Data?
In Philadelphia, for example, the Free Library’s Techmobile functions as a traveling digital literacy triage center, and the library serves as a critical node in the KEYSPOT network of public computer centers, which provides frontline technical and social support to the city’s most vulnerable populations.


CHOP received Spencer Foreman Award for Outstanding Community Service
In 2016, CHOP will launch a South Philadelphia program in partnership with City of Philadelphia's Department of Public Health, the Department of Parks and Recreation, and the Free Library of Philadelphia.



The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Receives The Association of American Medical Colleges' (AAMC) Spencer Foreman Award for Outstanding Community Service
Opening in 2016, this first-of-it-kind hospital-city partnership will include a CHOP pediatric clinic; full-service community health center run by the City of Philadelphia's Department of Public Health; branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia; and modern recreation center with playground and green space, run by the city's Department of Parks and Recreation.


Roxborough Library Holds Program On Organizing City Home
The Roxborough Library branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia held a special program on Monday night on organizing homes in the city for children.


Laurine Cotton Simons, 83, hospital dietitian
She also volunteered as a literacy coach at the Philadelphia Free Library, often teaching English as a second language.


Hannibal’s Musical Metaphysics
He will also talk about the creation of 'One Land...' with Nezet-Seguin at a panel discussion in the Free Library of Philadelphia.


The Top Philly Halloween Events for Kids
Haunted Carnival, Fumo Family: Join us as we transform the library into a Haunted Carnival!

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